Review: Holycombe Campsite
Having never camped at a holistic retreat before, I was not sure what to expect from Holycombe. All the reviews of the campsite seemed positive and the website looked great so I went ahead and booked. I was a little put off by the copious amount of instructions I was sent, however the reality proved to be much more relaxed.
The site was tranquil with great views across the surrounding countryside
We arrived early and, as campers are free to pick their own pitches, we had first choice. The campsite is situated around the moat of an old Norman castle that once stood here. It’s a very peaceful, tranquil site (if you’ve read reviews-don’t worry about the church bells-we both slept well) with access to some great walks. It’s also a small campsite so plenty of room and no massive queues to use the facilities.
Talking of facilities, Holycombe had some nice touches. There was a great little kitchen available to use with table and chairs, sockets (for the all important hairdryer), a fridge, oven and sink. The fridge was particularly useful as it was a warm weekend. There was one ‘normal’ toilet and 2 compost loos. I was apprehensive at first having never used a compost loo before, however I thought I should try it as any intrepid blogger should! I’m pleased to report that they are pretty much the same as any other toilet with no smells, and more importantly, no queues. There was a small cabin with 2 showers and a sink. Plenty of hooks etc for your towels/clothes which other campsites often forget! It was nice that a family, or in our case a couple, can go together.
The village of Whichford is small with no shop, however it does boast a very impressive pub. Usually, I just mention local amenities in passing, however The Norman Knight will be getting it’s own review in due course as I believe it merits a longer write up.
In summary, a great campsite if you’re looking for a quiet, laid back rural retreat. We both agree that we would happily stay here again.