2nd chance saloon
Review of Cloud Farm
Jul 1, 2014, by Michael MacCallum
We decided to give Cloud Farm a 2nd chance this year following a terrible trip a few years back.
First time around the site was rammed, and we were very rudely dealt with. The facilities were horrendous, dirty and crowded. We vowed never to return.
We went this weekend with friends and our 2 young kids to give it a 2nd chance. What a difference a few years make.
We had a very friendly welcome, with advice on where to camp with the kids. We setup next to the river, gorgeous. (I highly recommend Jungle Lotion for the midges, works a treat). It was very rainy our first day there, however the toilets and showers were still kept clean. Every morning the owners came around I assume checking for payments, and also making sure we were all OK and enjoying ourselves.
The showers run on a generator, however as long as you want to shower at the time the shop is open(8-8) you are fine, as they will turn the generators on for you.
We only bought bacon from the shop, which was a very high quality. We had lunch a short walk away at Lorna Doone, also beautiful, I believe owned by the same people.
We thououghly recommend Cloud Farm now, very friendly, very beautiful site. We have seen better facilities, but we had no problem using them even with a 2 year old and 8 month old in tow. Also one of the few campsites I have seen that supply a full size fridge that you can use as you like, along with the chest freezer, tumble drier and washing machine.
One of my concerns was the 'no rules' approach, I had visions of rowdy groups staying up all hours, but we certainly could not hear anything after 9pm.. perhaps the sound of the stream blocks it out?
Lovely all round.. Bit of a pain to get to, but the isolation is part of the attraction...How caravans get there I dont know..