Snail Spaces: Houghton Mill (National Trust)

Our first National Trust site.

A riverside site adjacent to the Trust’s water mill and tea room.

Pitches (53) on grass are a bit rough and ready. Staff friendly and helpful. Facilities a little dated. Only three shower cubicles, with pushbutton operation. Sunday cooked breakfasts available in the mill tea rooms.

One large washing machine £3 a load, one large dryer £0.70 for 15 minutes.

Extensive walking opportunities on riverside paths, waymarked ways and leafy lanes. Alpacas abound.

Village is very attractive with thatched cottages etc.

Rather nice overall, though far too busy and hectic throughout the property for our taste. Would prefer out of season but the site is not open all year.

Last Visit: September 2017 £23

A Cuppa and a Cake: Houghton Mill

Snail Spaces: Silverdyke

Silverdyke Caravan Park sits on the cliff top above Cellardyke, just outside Anstruther. It is within strolling distance of both the renowned Anstruther Fish Bar and Anster’s best-kept secret, The Cellar (1 * Michelin restaurant).

The park is family-owned, of recent construction and split between touring and static caravans.

Facilities block

Pitches are largely level but gravelled.

The facilities are of a very high standard, squeakily clean and tastefully done but all the effort put in is marred by the provision of pushbutton showers, which have a very short delivery of approximately ten seconds.

Silverdyke site

There is  a laundry room with one washer and one dryer, operated by tokens purchased from reception. Wash £2.50 Dry (20 minutes) £1.00

Site Wi-fi is free and quite adequate for basic browsing.

Last visit (of 3, so far) August 2017.