Thursday, April 5, 2012

Campsite Review: Island Meadow

Tucked away in the village of Aston Cantlow, the location for my first ever camp, Island Meadow was a great choice!

The welcome and setting were great and I thought £6 for the night, with the promise of a hot cuppa in the morning, was most reasonable. I made the most of the excellent facilities and was enjoying a hot shower within 15 minutes of arriving.

I was the only one camping but I imagine that even when full, it would not be cramped as there is plenty of room set aside for tents, which is also well away from the caravan and mobile home area.

The facilities are all purpose built from brick rather than the wooden shacks that some places seem to think are suitable. There are also proper laundry facilities and a well-stocked shop, so well stocked in fact that I bought myself an entire cake as fuel for the days cycling! Before I set off, that hot cuppa was most welcome and warmed me up enough to get my legs moving.

"Island Meadow is a small secluded park, set in rural Warwickshire. The seven acre island, formed by the River Alne and its mill race, provides a quiet and peaceful holiday setting.

Mature trees line the banks, and the mill pond with its weir offers good coarse fishing, which is free of charge to guests.

All areas of the park are flat and close-mown. The island is a perfect centre for bird watching, walking, cycling or just relaxing and enjoying the best of the English countryside."

Island Meadow Caravan Park,
Aston Cantlow,
B95 6JP.

Tel/Fax: 01789 488273

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