We’ve stayed at Thistledown Farm, an organic farm, twice now and will most definitely be going back again. We love so many things about this campsite, and think you will too!
Firstly, it is huge! 70 acres in fact, offering tons of choice of where to pitch whilst maintaining it’s wild vibe, with surrounding woodland and natural slopes throughout the site (where children love to run up and down, or roll?!), plus it’s own little elderflower Orchard as one of the pitch options. This attractive setting means you can spread out and feel like you are in the middle of nowhere, but still have plenty of other families nearby in their own space, should you (or the kids) wish to make new friends. I personally really like sites like this, where I can open the tent and let Poppy run wild without worrying too much that she is wandering into the tent right next door! Having said that we have always been during quiet times anyway, but with the size of this site I can’t imagine it ever feels cramped! There are several pastures to choose from when pitching, most of which you have to wheelbarrow your stuff to (down quite a steep slope!) but in the Orchard you can park by your pitch. Handy, but having stayed in both, we liked the proximity of the woodland in the other pasture and it felt more wild. Depending what you are looking for and the length of your stay the Orchard may feel more convenient, near the cafe and very pretty. But there are only showers, washing up and compost toilets on the pastures, just chemical toilets in the Orchard. We preferred the compost loos by a long way! The price of the Orchard compared to the pastures reflects these differences.