Monday, 30 January 2012

Renovations on 'Skye' continue

The renovations on 'Skye' are continuing with Dan, Dean & Karl working hard. Stud partition walls have gone in for the new bathroom, along with the 'first fix' wiring and plumbing.

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The bedroom has now been plaster boarded - it's come a long way since I took the photographs before Christmas, and the old window in the side has been changed for two new ones to let in lots of light.

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There is still a long way to go but Dan thinks he will be finished by early March.  I'll give him a couple of weeks then pop back to see how far he has got.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Meet the Team - Jean Lindsay

Jean and her husband Jock started Clippesby Holidays (as it was then known) back in the early 1960's, when they turned the old Batchelors Wing of the Hall into 4 self catering properties - Mendip, Cheviot, Cotswold and Chiltern.  These four properties have since been turned into two larger much more stylish cottages and renamed.'East Wing Cottage' and 'Courtyard Cottage'.  Over the years more conversions were made and 4 new Pine Lodges built to make Clippesby the place is it now.  On top of all this, they also ran a busy garden centre from 1967 until 1987.

The first campers arrived at Clippesby in 1970 when a small clearing was made for just 10 pitches - and now 110 pitches later, the rest as say is history.

Jean was involved in all aspects of the business, regularly working in Reception taking bookings and welcoming guests.  Many of Clippesby's customers these days are people that came to Clippesby with their parents and are now returning with their own children so it really has a family feel.

3 Years ago Jean took a back seat but is always around the park.  Her love of people means that she can often be found during the summer evenings in the Muskett Arms chatting to old friends and new guests.

Although now officially 'retired' Jean is the warden of the village church 'St Peters' and a member of the Lakefield  Singers, a choir who perform in the local area.  Jean is also going to keep our blog updated with Clippesby Parish news - so watch this space!

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Easter Camping

The phones have been really busy this week with people booking for the Easter holidays. The Cedar Lawn is almost booked up but we still have space in the Orchard & The Meadow on our 'all weather' pitches.  You can book either weekly or for the 3 nights of the Bank Holiday Weekend.

Remember last year at Easter?   Temperatures reached 25 degrees - it could happen again!  Give Kaye a call on 01493 367800 to reserve your pitch.

Monday, 9 January 2012

Save The Date(s)

Are you fed up with the chilly, grey weather?  Well, we have some dates for your diary to give you something to look forward to during the warmer months.

The weekend of the 18th May sees the first 'Clippesby Music Festival'.  Chris is arranging a great line up of bands to play with something to suit most tastes.  Already booked to headline is 'The Proposition' - we will keep you up to date with more info as it becomes available.  Lee will be serving a good selection of real ales and locally sourced food in the Muskett Arms and there will be entertainment for the children.

This is going to be a really busy weekend, so if you are thinking of getting the family together or a small group of friends, don't be disappointed, give us a call to book your pitches or accommodation 01493 367800 as soon as possible!!

We will be holding our annual Beer Festival in September over two weekends,  the 14th, 15th & 16th of September and then 21st, 22nd and the 23rd of September.

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Festival favourites 'Hard Rain' are booked to play on the Saturday night of both Festivals with other music & entertainment still to be confirmed.  We do still have pitches left, give us a call to get booked in.




Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Happy New Year

Our first 'blog' entry of 2012 is a simple one - We would like to wish all of our customers a Happy & Healthy New Year.

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Keep an eye on the blog & facebook for details of the new Music Festival being held at Clippesby over the weekend of 18th, 19th & 20th May.  Not quite Glastonbury (yet!), but Chris is putting together a great line up of bands with something to suit everyone.   If you would like to book a pitch or accommodation for this weekend give Jane or Kaye a call  01493 367800.