Stayed in caravan park Friday 10th and Saturday 11th August. Very busy on arrival which was to be expected at this time of year but not too long to wait. Site was quite full so got a pitch near front of site near toilets/shower facilities. Site was clean and the toilets and shower area was very clean, only downside to be being that near was continuous stream of people passing all the time and teenagers tended to hang round this area. There was an 11pm "strict" noise curfew but this was not adhered to - it was very noisy both nights and was well after midnight before it quietened down. Whilst I appreciate caravan parks and teenagers can be a bit noisey it was disappointing that there didnt seem to be anyone round to check this out. About 1am Sunday morning there were a few people outside our camper van shouting and laughing and at one point they were rocking the camper. When we got up the next morning the electric connection at the side of the camper had been disconnected and thrown across my car. On arrival we were given a code for entry at gate and barrier which we thought would be closed at night. On the second day I had not taken the code with me and asked guy in reception for it as we were going out for day but he said gates/barrier were never closed - I thought this was a high security risk as anyone could enter the site - either on foot or in car/van, so what was the point of giving a code for gate if it was not closed. On the plus side the caravan site was in a good location with just a 10-15 minute walk to the town with pubs and shops (uphill but didn't mind as walked off my dinner!). There was a cafe on site called CAfe Alfresco which had a great variety of dishes and very cheap - they did breakfast, lunch and dinner and the food smelt and looked delicious. We went to a pub called Jacobs on the first night - the food was very nice and very reasonable and the staff were very friendly. €16 for a steak sandwich and chips with salad and garlic ciabatta bread - recommend it! Second night we went to Bates Restaurant - very disappointing - looked like a lovely place and staff were friendly but service was bad - long wait in between starter and main course. Fish and salad was very nice and cooked well but the steak was grizzly and the chips were overcooked - definitely not worth €25 for a 10oz sirloin. There was a chipper and chinese takeaway in town also, didn't try either of them but the smell as we passed them both was very tempting! Would stay in Hidden Valley Caravan Park again but probably a different time of year and maybe also not pitch as near to the toilet/shower area. During our stay we went to Greenan Farm & Museums - it was ok - brochure was a bit misleading in that it makes out there is much more there than actually is. Pictures on brochure show a kid in a field with a donkey and implied that you could mix with the animals - but that wasn't the case - all animals were fenced off and there were only 2 pigs, some sheep, hens, ducks and a nice friendly tabby cat that followed us around! It was €8.50 for an adult, don't know how much for a child though. Animals pens were kept clean, well worth a visit if in the area. There was a large maze and museums with a really old house and old farm equipment which was interesting. There was Tearooms there and the food was delicious and fresh and very cheap and plent of variety - scones, apple pie, chocolate cake, homemade biscuits etc. Overall it was a nice clean site and would recommend it - I wouldn't let one incident put me off staying again.
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