Sunday, 30 May 2010

Haughmond Farm Caravan Site


Set in what was once an orchard beside the farmhouse, this Certificated Location is probably the best we have stayed at so far. There was plenty of room, a lovely setting, and a friendly owner.

Haughmond FarmThe farmhouse is typical of the area and we could see it from our ‘van.

We watched squirrels chase a magpie away from ‘their’ lawn. Blackbirds fed just outside our door and robins were nesting in the hedge behind us.  Under the eaves of the house, swallows had built a nest and were busy in the early morning, catching insects and returning to the nest to feed their young. We heard owls at night and the dawn chorus was an early wake up call at around 4.00 am.

It made a great base for the surrounding area and we shall return later in the year to catch up on all the places we didn’t get round to in the 10 days we were there.

The senior Machins' motorhome 

David and Shirley joined us for two nights and it works really well. We all go out together in the day but spend the evenings separately – except for a celebratory glass of wine to toast David’s birthday, which was a few days after they returned home.

There are more pictures on Picasa, including some of our new awning.

1 comment:

  1. I first heard about caravans when we were in England several, make that many, years ago. This friend of my husband's from WWII had one and spoke of going caravaning. It is just like our camping I suppose. I have always wanted to try it.

    Enjoy your trips. It is so neat in England because you don't have to go far to get anywhere so caravaning is a viable option to go often.

    Thank you for visiting my blog.


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