We booked this adult only site because we wanted peace and quiet with no footballs, frisbees and the like. The other campers were very quiet and obviously looking for a peaceful time as well.


We were camped (in our Coleman Sahara 4/5 tent) next to a road which seemed to have an abundance of tractors and 4x4 vehicles travelling in both directions. This spoilt the peace and quiet somewhat.


We had good TV reception with an indoor aerial but for some reason picked up welsh programs. My husband's Orange mobile had a signal but my O2 didn't. We turned the mobiles off anyway but it was nice to know we could ring out in an emergency. We were, after all, in the middle of nowhere!


The shower block and toilets were scrupulously clean, which more than made up for the 'push button' showers. Soap and hand dryers were provided. The water was nice and hot and shower temperature was adjustable. My husband found the shower cubicles rather small while I thought they were fine but that isn't surprising considering the difference in our sizes. :-)


The 'shop' was actually a cupboard full of basic provisions, and a freezer with milk etc. An honesty box was provided for campers to pay for any provisions they took. Campers could use the freezer and a microwave was also provided.


The site is not flat, in fact it is pretty much entirely on a slope and we were lucky to find a small flat area where we were able to pitch the bedroom part of our tent.


The pub food was delicious but very expensive and we only went once. The pub was also full of very noisy locals, so a quiet meal was out of the question. Apparently, the people camped next to us had used the pub two nights previously and were allowed to take their well behaved dog in with them. The next night a sign appeared outside the pub stating that no dogs were allowed. One of the reasons they booked the site was because they were told that they could take their dog into the pub. There were a couple of other people on the site who were also annoyed about this sudden change. No problem for us though - no dog.


We might go back there, but only if we could be guaranteed the same pitch where we could have the bedroom on the level part of the site.


Our Sahara 4/5 at Lowtrow Cross


Lowtrow Cross, Exmoor

Our Sahara 4/5 at Lowtrow Cross