Sunday, August 17, 2014

Reviews - Campers emails


We enjoy having you stay in our woodland
and appreciate your kind comments :-

17.8.2014
Hello Chris & Yvonne - We didn't see you any more when we left today, but many thanks for a wonderful weekend. Emma and I have really enjoyed your campsite. All the best and see you next time. Best regards,

Guido and Emma





15.9.13 Hi there Yvonne and Chris,
 Thanks very much for having us at the campsite at the weekend.
 We had a great time there and will definitely be back
 Feel free to use any of the photos.
 Regards Jim




Hi Yvonne,
 Just a quick note to say thanks for a brilliant week. 
 Your campsite is amazing and we had a great time.
 My two new stools look brilliant in our back garden
See also:- http://garden-furniture-fife.blogspot.co.uk/.
  
 Thanks, Alison


Pitch Rust
Sent: 02 July 2013 15:06 Hi Yvonne
Ha ha I don't know how many times it is now, I would guess 6 or 7! It's so nice and it's so easy for us to get to as well, such a short journey in order to 'get away from it all'! We used to like wild camping and tended to go to Loch Tummel or further afield but that's much harder to do with wee ones and as campsites go, yours is pretty wild but with the basic facilities (like running water/toilets) that makes it easier if you have kids. Best of both worlds and still close to home if the Scottish weather decides to do what we all know it can do. 
18.6.2013
"Thanks again for a lovely stay (as always).  
I feel much better now and ready to tackle the next onslaught in work!


Hope to be back soon - I will be in touch."
Pitch "Rising Sun"



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11.11.2012

"Mule"
Hi Chris and Yvonne,

Just a wee note to say Thank You again for another fantastic night!

really enjoyed our time there (at " mule") ,

was great to see The Shack and also the caravan they both look great!!

Hopefully be back soon and may even look into staying at The Shack!! :).

Davie and Lorraine.





31.10.2012
Sandy

http://miceforlent.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/nearly-wild-camping.html




14.8.12

Hi Chris and Yvonne
thank you for a great weekend camping, we all had a great time.  
Julie and Alice did enjoy their one night in the caravan.
Thank you for making us all feel very welcome, we will be back and have told friends about the site.
 it was a lovely wee break before that all started (school).
Denise

Caravan
Pitch "Rosebank" and "Well"

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"Hi Chris and Yvonne,
Just a quick e-mail to say thank you once again for a lovely few days away, (as ever).
Our guests that came yesterday thoroughly enjoyed themselves too.
See you again soon - we may come when its colder and test out the shack as that looks good! :)
Take care,
Sarah, Sean and Finn"
"Hawk" pitch
(named after the plant "Orange Hawkbit
seen on the edge of the pitch around July.)

11.8.2012
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Hi Chris and Yvonne
Just a wee note to say thanks – we had a great time at the site
 and really enjoyed the whole ambience of the place.
 The facilities were great and we all said we’d be back again!
Kindest regards Ruth 



"Rag" pitch 30th July

We had a great time! Thank you.
Hoping to come back before the 'summer' is out...
 Hope August is a better month!
Gwyneth

"Strawberry Field" pitch 24-27 July
Thank you for your time during our short stay at your great campsite,
 although it is more of a haven than a sites. 
We all loved the place and you will see us again. 
It was really good to travel such a short distance but end up a million miles away. 

Best regards
 John.

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"Rising Sun" pitch June
"Hi there,
Just to say thanks for the one-night stay at your campsite –
 we thought it would be good but it was even better than we thought it would be.
Thanks for all your hard work making it so good. We’ll be back.
Sarah and family"
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"Nest" pitch June

Hi Yvonne and Chris
 Thank you very much for looking after us this weekend. 

We had  a great time.
 With best wishes
Tamsin, Alice and Isobel

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"Bobtail" pitch:- April
Hi Chris and Yvonne,
 Just thought I'd drop you a quick e-mail to say thank you, as you were out when we left.
 I trust we left everything tidy. 
We all had a fantastic time and even the 2 'new' campers had a ball. 
We hope to come back again soon, possibly May or June, if you'd have us.
   Many thanks
 Louise Cunningham

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2011:-



We enjoyed the stay in your "Sweet meadow Wing" very much,
it was purely wild experience which infact we both were looking for before planning.

Thank you once again & would probably look forward to see you some time later.
Kind Regards,Rohan.& Jane


"Catkin" pitch 12.8.2011
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2011 2:01 PM


Subject: Thanks!
Hi Chris/Yvonne

I just wanted to say thank you to you both for our enjoyable stay last week.


Whilst the weather was awful Wednesday/Thursday, we still had a great time

and enjoyed the site very much.

It was the second time we had visited and we will certainly be back again.

Planning a tent upgrade for next year!!

See you next tim Douglas and Emma

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"Nest" and "Tilt" pitches 1.8.2011

Dear Chris and Yvonne


On behalf of our youth group, i would like to take this opportunity to
thank you for having us on your site,
to experience our first adventure
of wild camping.
Enjoying the relaxation and the oudoors and the scenic wonders of
nature.
Yours thankfully
Marie Burns.
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"Hoot" pitch Sunday 7.8.2011:-

sent: Monday, August 08, 2011 1:46 PM
Hi Yvonne and Chris

We would just like to say thanks for the lovely pitch, Hoot, we had on saturday night.
Even though the rain poured down

we had a great time enjoying the nature and wildlife.
just the tonic for a busy life. Hope to be back soon with the kids.
Thanks again Kirsty and Cris




"M.Yellow" pitch Sunday 7.8.2011:-
Just wanted to say thanks and to let you know we all loved Gimme Shelter. It made our first time camping very special and we survived that awful rain. Looking forward to coming back!


Many thanks.

Stevie, Tracy, Eve and Carla




We really enjoyed our stay at Gimme Shelter - thanks from all of our group. The site is a very clever set up and we loved the pitches up top with so much space to the next pitch.
Alistair













"Nest" 13.7.2011

We returned to Newcastle last night after our great two day stay
at Gimme Shelter, pitch 'The Nest'!
Your site is beautiful; quiet and peaceful, with gorgeous scenery and a fantastic host!
We all loved the organic atmosphere with the chickens,
 handmade furniture etc
and the sawdusts toilets were much more luxurious than we had imagined.
The perfect location for trips up to Elie and Anstruther!

When we left, we talked about making our trip to Duloch an annual event!

I've attached a few of our photos which we would be more than happy for you to use on your website.

Regards and best wishes for a successful summer,

Rachel Scott
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24.6.2011
Pitch "Sett"

Hi Chris

Just thought I'd say we stayed last night - great place -
 the boys loved it and we will certainly be back !
Many thanks Ian







Pitch "Bobtail"
From lane going to "Hoot".






Hi Yvonne,

Just wanted to say despite the wet weather this weekend we had a great time camping. What a fantastic site you have! We'll definitely be back soon.

Many thanks,

Vanessa
Pitch "Sweet Meadow"











Sent: Monday, June 13, 2011 10:48 PM

Subject: Wonderful Campsite

Hello,
We just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful weekend. It was just what we hoped for: peaceful, spacious and apart from a bit of rain, generally very lovely. We are planning on coming back in Aug/Sept so we'll be in touch!



Regards,


Heather, Stuart, Ross, Niall & Nicola



















Pitch "Rising Sun"



Sent: Sunday, June 05, 2011 9:37 PM



Subject: Thank you
Chris,

Just wanted to let you know we had a fantastic time over the weekend and loved your site. Graeme
(Returning next month)









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Pitch "Sweet Meadow" and"Gurgle"



Hi Chris and Yvonne


Just a wee note to say we had such a lovely time camping with our friends on your beautiful land.


Thank you for making it such a special place - I hope we will be back sometime soon.



Kids said it was the best place they have ever stayed (and it's only half an hour from home!!)

Love and best wishes from

The Robb family




















...................Pitch "Coppice"








17.5.2011
Hi Chris,
I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our camping with you
on the weekend.
The facilities were perfect and the shop was beautiful (the Rhubarb jam was especially nice!),

it's so refreshing to see some homemade produce and honesty box.

Anyway, I'm sure you'll see us again soon over the summer,











probably in a larger group now that we've seen how nice the place is.

Regards, Rob.


Pitch "Coppice" and "Rising Sun":-








5.5.2011 Hi Chris and Yvonne,
Just wanted to drop u guys a wee email to say thanx for a lovely weekend. I have taken xxxxx to many sites around scotland in the last couple of years and yours is now the firm favourite. I hope we will be back soon if i can swing a few days off from work. kids had a wonderful time as did i very relaxing just what i needed before a heavy season ahead in my job.lol. i envy your life style, maybe someday lol.

many thanx and warm wishes to you both x

Lyndsey
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(J Way and Hoot)
30.4.2011
Hi,

Just wanted to say many thanks from all of us, yet again we had a great
time. The kids absolutely loved it and can't wait to go back. Thanks
again :)


Amanda Easton

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Date: 21 April 2011 "Nest"


(photo supplied by camper)




just wanted to say a huge thank you for making us feel so welcome during
our stay with you. the girls and i loved exploring your site and really
enjoyed the peace and quiet. definitely hope to come back very soon.(the girls
said they might even let daddy come!!). thanks again, alyson, heather and
amber. x

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Camping wagon build - videos to roof

A unique camping experience in the making -
A cross between a Shepherd's Hut/Showman's/Woodmans wagon/Prairie Schooner, etc.
Based on a set of industrial recycled wheels.
21.7.14
Beautiful shutters, courtesy of our friend 


 Panelling the interior


14.7.2014
Floor sanding
Floor sealing




8.7.2014
Rubber bond fleeceback glued on top
courtesy



7.7.2014
Ceiling, insulation, roof, roofing rubber









4.7.2014
roof detail with insulation








2.7.2014
23.6.2014
Balcony railings


13.6.2014

Oak cladding


10.6.2014
Insulation


Vapour barriers going on

Oak cladding

9.6.2014



Oak framing






Artistic license on proposed glamping option:-

Yes, that's our old canoe as a roof


 Oak floor boards on. 6.6.2014








Start of build 20.5.2014
Daily updates
Assorted old trailers to clean up






 Framing







Greased 5th wheel




Some of you regulars may recognise what is being pulled out of the bushes




Massive set of wheels to recycle






























Strengthening


Floor Insulation