Desert House Caravan and Camping Park; sounds wonderful.  So why only two stars?  Excellent question!  Answer, rural it is -and small and it does not have 4 star amenities.

But what it does have is wonderful. It is a working farm; there will be bullocks grazing in a field possibly adjacent to yours.  Your children can watch cows being milked!  You can buy fresh eggs and listen to the cockerel crowing dominance most mornings. Luckily he’s a late riser. You will overlook the estuary and the rooftops of Clonakilty.  You may pick wild flowers or blackberries in the hedgerows and love it all.  When you want to wander into the town on foot , it’s only ten minutes away.

It is so peaceful, spacious for children to play and for adults to mill around chattering. The campers kitchen is good.  Will you mind that the shower and toilet blocks are basic rather than luxury or that there are no washing machines and dryers for clothes?  You can take your clothes to Modern  Cleaners on your way to the beach and pick them up neatly folded and smelling sweet on the way home through Clonakilty. Will it bother you to be separated from Wifi for a bit? There isn’t ay excepting on a stool in the office or sitting outside the cowshed.

At some point in this gentle place you may remember the Wordsworth tag; “What is this life if full of care we have no time to stop and stare”  and be glad David Jennings opens his farm for a few weeks every summer.

Coast Road,  Clonakilty Co Cork  0238833331