Well it’s been a while since I last updated the blog so hopefully you’ve made yourself a cuppa and got yourself all comfy for another good ole readathon… We arrived safely to one of our favourite CS campsites… Higher Lanhainsworth…
Now we’ve been coming back here repeatedly to this very site many, many times in the last fews years, it was the first campsite we visited when we first picked up our lovely Granduca motorhome… in fact this picture was taken on this very site at the start of our adventures in that very motorhome!!!
Autumn is such a lovely season to be out and about in and the sunsets here at this time of year are magnificent and looking at the picture of Toffi she seems to remember this place too!!!!
We’d previously also spent a week here one New Years, where we found ourselves all alone on the site in good old UK freezing winter temperatures of -6°c, the memories we have of this little place are fantastic and I would highly recommend you book a visit, as I mentioned the site is a small CS (a Camping and Caravanning Club Certified Site) the site is clean, tidy and peaceful, and reasonably priced, it consists of 6 fully serviced hardstanding pitches and approx 10 grass pitches, in the last 2 years the owners have made improvements and installed Toilets and showers onto the campsite, there’s camp wifi available at a cost, along with tv points on the hardstanding pitches, the site is within walking distance of the local town of St Columb Major, where there are many shops, a hardware store, a coop, a post office, cash machine, hairdressers, library, laundrette and many more shops it also has at least 4 pubs along the towns length…
Well the last time we were visiting the Higher Lanhainsworth site we’d chatted with the owner James and told him of our newest venture – bespoke property/site sitting you can visit our website here at http://someonesathome.com/ and wouldn’t you know it James realised he could really use our services as his family holidays were coming up, he’d been considering shutting the site down or keeping campers to an absolute minimum, but instead booked us up and here we found ourselves helping to keep Higher Lanhainsworth ticking over, allowing campers to still have the site and facilities available to them, our main deal was just to be a point of contact and be a presence on site, but we offered to keep an eye on the shower block etc and had agreed if we get bored we may do some odd jobs for them too… mowing of the grass, treating some woodwork and helping or dealing with issues that may arise while awaiting the owners return and for them to hopefully find the site upon their return in tip top condition!!! However due to us being fond of this site we made sure we went over and above the duties we kept the shower blocks and toilets spick and span daily (after all no one likes a dirty shower block), Pete kept himself busy and was eager to keep the grass down to a manageable length he was out cutting grass in the pouring rain after ignoring my advice that it was going to pour down with rain any minute… he was adamant and carried on regardless… I found it hilarious and obviously Pete couldn’t lose face and stop midway so he carried on, by the time the poor bloke had finished he was freezing cold and wet right through… Toffi and I remained toasty and warm inside watching from afar…
While here we took the odd day out so that cabin fever didn’t take over completely and drive us into insanity, we visited the nearby town of St Columb Major for convenience food shopping, and laundry services and where we also ate a Sunday lunch in the ring o bells pub washed down with a well earned pint, next we visited a place called Rock where we strolled along the long beach with a view looking over the waters to Padstow, you can also get a water taxi for £4 over to Padstow from here, we also visited Truro where we shopped and treated ourselves to a few essentials, our next visit was to Wadebridge where we met a lovely old chap in the small museum there, he showed us his own mothers old shopping list/book and ration books and gave us a great quiz to complete relating to old currency… It did take us a while but we managed to solve the puzzles it was a lovely visit and the people were lovely and very friendly.
St Columb Major
Our next visit was to Newquay I actually hadn’t visited here for about 20+ years it’s good to see the place just hasn’t changed much at all, then on our last day here we visited the lovely Perranporth beach, all these places are well worth visiting if you are holidaying in the locality and although we had lived in Devon for over 30+ years many of these places we hadn’t been to in so many years, so now we were seeing them with different eyes… I have to admit my favourite visit though was Perranporth beach a superb, clean sandy beach with the sand dunes in the background to explore, what a treat!!!
Cornwall has always been a favourite place of ours to escape too, so we always thoroughly enjoy our time here, If you get the chance visit Cornwall it’s such a beautiful place to explore!!!
That’s all until next time, take care
Higher Lanhainsworth Coords N50°26’33” W4°55’45” £15 per night fully serviced hard standing pitch