We have just returned from a very enjoyable long weekend at Bouncers Farm.
There are two distinct camping areas. In the orchard are two traditional Romany caravans and a permanent tent. People staying in this part of the farm use the toilet facilities attached to the house. In the second area there were three more caravans and several people camping in their own tents. The loos and shower for this area were in a portacabin.
We stayed in the second area and spent the first night in 'The Burton', a traditional Romany caravan and the next two nights in 'The Buccaneer', a more modern travellers caravan. The Burton is quite compact and I take my hat off to the families who used to live in this type of home.
Both caravans were spotlessly clean and very comfortable. It is a simple camp site, without any electricity and cooking is done on camping stoves or bbq's. The shower is heated by a wood burning stove which intrigued my husband and he spent a happy half an hour popping in and out to monitor the boiler to check the water temperature. Life is very relaxed and moves at a slower pace at Bouncers!
There are requests to protect the bluebell woods which are not unreasonable as it protects the environment and preserves them for others to enjoy.
Providing our own loo roll was no problem either - at least we knew there was plenty available, and our favourite brand too!
It is a bit of a treck from the car park to the camp site and we were glad it was not raining but we knew about the wheelbarrow 'experience' when we booked so did not mind. It is rather nice to 'go back in time' to the campsite in the woodland clearing away from cars and modern appliances.
The animals were delightful and the owner of the farm was helpful and friendly.
It is a basic site and this is made clear on their website and these reviews so visitors know what to expect.
We enjoyed our weekend so much that we stayed for an additional night and hope to go back again later this year. Must remember to buy some eggs from the free range hens next time!
- Also Known As:
- Bouncers Farm Hotel Wickham Bishops