Our first holiday at a Trailer Tent & Folding Camper Group Temporary Holiday Site with our Conway Cardinal Clubman! We were looking forward to our trip down to Somerset for a week, and hoped to see lots of folding campers and meet like minded FC people.
The THS was on a rally field behind a farm with a camping field – as it was a rally
(at reduced rate of £9 a night) we were not allowed to use toilets and showers on the site. We were a little wary of being self sufficient in that respect, but we had been assured that the site next door had a swimming pool which was open to the public and had showers we could use in there. It is worth noting that Home Farm is a CS and so it would be possible to camp there as an “ordinary” campsite but at an increased nightly rate.
On arrival, the stewards were extremely welcoming, not least because we had a folding camper. They told us how they used to have a Conway Cardinal (burgundy). We were asked to pitch at the edge of the field, opposite another folding camper. During the week there was only one more folding camper arrive, we had hoped there would be quite a few. I did notice that a couple camped on the farm’s main camping field, and there were also a few on the site next door.
Within a few hours of our arrival, several people had wandered past and told us that they used to have a Conway Cardinal like ours. We also got asked to show some people round our camper as they were thinking of upgrading from a tent. All in all, the feel around the site was really friendly, with a lot of interest in our camper.
The stewards on this holiday meet were the friendlies we had ever come across, keen to help, keen to chat and totally still in love with folding campers and trailer tents (even if most of them now have motor homes and campers). While we were there, we had discussed joining the TT&FCG arm of the C&CC as it was only £6 a year – after we were brought an application form the decision was pretty much made. We’re still waiting for something to come through in the post to confirm our membership, but will update on the membership benefits once we have received it.
About the area
The area of Blue Anchor is lovely and peaceful. The site is a few minutes walk
from the seafront, and in Blue Anchor there are two pubs and a cafe, along with the neighbouring caravan site with a shop. There is also a station for the West Somerset Railway.
The site at Home Farm is right next to a pub,and there is a car boot twice a week in the summer season.
The seaside resort of Minehead is a short drive away, as is the harbour of Watchet and Dunster Castle and medieval vilage. We really loved the area, it was so peaceful and easy going. We had a really great week in Somerset, and really enjoyed the company of the Trailer Tent and Folding Camper Group.