Five generations have farmed the land at Bolberry and the present owner’s grandfather started the campsite in the field on top of the hill; this main field enjoys marvellous views of the surrounding countryside and out to sea. There are breathtaking sunsets, and even shooting stars – 15 were seen the evening I visited. This is a traditional campsite, which caters for all units in three fields connected by grass paths with some up and down walking – this is a small price to pay for the views! There are 95 touring pitches with extra allowed in the peak period, well spaced around the edges of fairly level fields with plenty of central space for children to play. Eighty have 10A Europlugs. There are a few static vans to let in a separate area.
However, it is not just the situation which makes this site special, but the warm welcome from Fiona and Elaine who run it. There is no reception; the sisters meet all their visitors personally and provide them with comprehensive information and they are real ambassadors for this wonderful area – nothing is too much trouble for them. They believe they live in a magical place and want their visitors to share it – especially families, who can enjoy a bucket-and-spade holiday at Hope Cove, and couples enjoying a walking holiday. The coastal path is close by and many other walks can be enjoyed. The sisters are like walking tourist information centres, with knowledge accumulated by their family over several centuries. Take time to see the model village near the farm house built by their father.