We are a local family who use the cafe now and then and grandparents use the campsite when visiting us several times a year. We are big fans of Merkins, John and Hayley do a lovely job of keeping the site looking beautiful and well kept and seem to be constantly making improvements to the site and cafe. Hayley has done a wonderful job of making a beautiful cafe with lots of interesting bits and bobs and the log burner has been a welcome site on a chilly day.
We camped here two nights ago with two other families with children and had a fab time!! we were not lucky enough to have an electric hook up for our trailer tent or friends caravan but had a fabulous time, really fantastic, regardless of lack of a heater!
We thought we needed 'some thing for the kids to do' but kids being kids found their own fun,with kite flying, assault courses, face painting, bug hunting, running, books, skipping ropes, football, etc etc....
There are two things I would mention:
1) there is no hot water for washing up or hand washing. I would hope this is coming soon, as I do think people expect it for the price.
2) the site can feel a little exposed to the wind, we are locals and had no wind at home, yet up at Merkins it was blowing a hoolie!! (great for kite flying though!)
That said what a great weekend we all had and we will be back again!
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- Merkins' Farm Cottages Bradford-On-Avon, England