Tuesday, 5 June 2018

A Real Gem......

For the past two weeks we have been staying at The Osiers CS near Chichester.....
We decided to try this little site because the C&CC site at Chichester has building work nearby and this has been causing both noise and dust so that meant we crossed the site off this years list......

The little Osiers Site has won the C&CC best CS as well as the best Hideaway site for a number of years so with the C&CC Chichester site crossed off our list it seemed the obvious choice for us in this area.
I also wanted to try a small CS as although I have stayed on them whilst cycle touring and backpacking I have never taken Eva the Eriba to one......
The middle weekend and following week of our two week stay was a Bank Holiday and half term holiday so we were hoping that the little site would be a haven of peace and quiet and not crammed full as a lot of the larger sites are over the bank and school holidays....

Hideaway can mean tucked away and this site is although it was not difficult to find....

Looking down the Drive to the Entrance from the Road.
 There is a small entrance off the road with an automatic five bar gate and a long narrow drive from the road to the site itself.......
The owners John and Jackie are a really lovely and friendly couple and Jackie was waiting at the end of the drive to see us on to our pitch.......

The little Facilities Block....
 The facilities were situated in a small and attractive building at one end of the site......
There are a couple of toilets and a shower and as this is a five van site these facilities seemed perfectly adequate..... 
There is a small washing up area set into the building as well....

At no time during our stay were the facilities overwhelmed and we never had to wait to use them......
The rear view of an old stable block...Eva and Awning is just to the left.
 The little site is well looked after and John and Jackie have done lots of things to encourage wild life and during our stay we saw many types of birds.....We spent hours watching the birds going in and out of the numerous bird boxes scattered around the site and the swallows swooping around the site gave us hours of pleasure.... 
In the evening the birds were replaced with bats swooping around.....

At the far end of the site there is a small meadow where Jackie keeps the grasses long in order to encourage insects and small creatures like field mice etc......

As well as the pitches for caravans/motorhomes and tents there are also a couple of Yurts setup in a small area of their own.....

This site was a Real Gem of a find and we really enjoyed our stay there.....
As for our desire for a quiet and tranquil site over the bank holiday and school half term break.... well it could not have been better....

It was quiet......
It was tranquil....
It was perfect......
Just see the image below of how uncluttered and quiet the site was.......
Perfect...!!

5 comments:

Dave said...

As long as the CL's or CS's have a electric, toilet and shower I'm happy. I've stayed on some that were better than a main site.

Trevor Woodford said...

@Dave
Those are our three requirements too Dave.......

Gideon Howe said...

Looks nice Trev. We may use it as a stop over when we next head back tomthe Portsmouth area to see family. Did you get to the Unique Woodmancote Arms for a meal ?

Steve A said...

With Summer almost upon us, I hear Scotland calling!

Trevor Woodford said...

@Gideon Howe
We didn't get to the Woodmancote,Arms Gids, but we did work our way through a number of other pubs and restaurants...


@Steve A
I've visited Scotland numerous times over the years Steve but I tend to avoid it at this time of year as I get badly bitten by the Scottish Midge. They seem to make a real meal of me and I react badly to their bites.....