The safety and wellbeing of Guests staying here at Brick Kiln Farm has always been of the utmost importance to me. The Coronavirus crisis has brought this into sharp focus and following Government Guidelines, we have had to implement changes in order to adhere to these new measures, and to keep our guests and ourselves safe.
I do hope this information allows you to understand the measures that we have had to put in place, which will, in turn, enable you to enjoy your stay here.
Living especially through recent times, I understand the need for you to find peace and rejuvenation in the quiet countryside. Brick Kiln Farm continues to offer this to you. This site is for you if you are wanting to listen to birdsong, study the sky, absorb the countryside, enjoy a campfire and look at the stars at night.
THIS SITE IS NOT FOR YOU if you intend to stay up all night, drinking and disrupting others with noisy chatter and the belief that no one will hear your music. Music is banned and Quiet Time is from 10.30pm. You will be warned once and then asked to leave the site immediately if disruption continues.
I live on site and most likely will be aware of any disruption, but I also actively encourage other campers to contact me by phone if there is disruption so that it can be sorted immediately. It does not matter what time I am contacted! It is of the highest importance to me that those staying here have a quiet time.
Before You Travel to Brick Kiln
We need to make it very clear to guests coming to stay, that if you, or any member of your party are feeling unwell, has a temperature, loss of taste and smell or any other known Covid-19 symptom, YOU MUST NOT TRAVEL. We are especially conscientious of the High Risk group; ie, pregnant ladies, those with an underlying illness and the elderly.
If during your stay here, you or any member of your party, develop any of these symptoms, you must inform me and immediately vacate the campsite. Consideration will have to be given to close parts of the site for special cleaning, and if it was felt too unsafe for campers to remain on site, the site would be closed.
Refunds would be discussed.
The site is being run at half capacity in order to give extra space so that social distancing can continue to be observed. However, we would ask you to keep within your allocated pitch space.
Arrival time is now from 12 noon to 7pm. This is to encourage staggered arrivals and therefore less people all arriving at the same time. Please do not arrive any earlier than 12 noon.
On arrival, you will see the Check In Hut on the left hand side. You may park your car on the Campsite Field and go into the Check In Hut.
Only 2 people from the same family/booking are allowed in the Hut at one time.
A self-check in system is being operated. Your name may be on the whiteboard if a special pitch has been allocated. Otherwise, please choose a free pitch from the whiteboard. Put your surname and dates of stay by this using the whiteboard marker. There will be wipes and hand sanitiser available for you to use.
You may then drive to your pitch. The pitch is big enough for your tent and car, (8x10m). If you wish to bring a gazebo you are welcome to do this, but please stay within your pitch space.
You will find a clipboard with your booking hanging up in the Check In Hut. This also has an invoice which can be used to record items bought during your stay here, ie wood and kindling or if you decide to stay an extra night or two.
These items can be paid for at the end of your stay by card, BACS or cash. Change cannot be given and cash must be placed in the envelope provided and left in the lock up post box in the Check In Hut.
Fire pits are with each pitch – no extra charge. Wood and kindling sold on site.
BBQS can be hired at £15/each with tools and coals.
Mobile fire pits are available for the Orchard Area.
If you have any queries at this stage, please contact me on 07807 181602 and I will be able to assist you. Please refrain from coming to the house.
SHOWERS & TOILETS
The shower and toilet block remains open.
There will be hand soap, hand sanitiser, wipes and disinfectant spray to use before and after use. The block will be cleaned regularly throughout the day and there will also be a daily professional clean.
Up to two people from the same booking will be allowed to enter and use the facilities together.
Showers will need to be booked ahead in 10 minute time slots.
Hairdryers sadly, have been removed.
Please do not use the shower/toilet block if there are 2 people already using the facilities. For any concerns, please contact me on 07807 181602.
I understand that many campers will now be bringing their own portaloo and this will be actively encouraged. A cesspit is available for you to empty and clean this.
Only 2 people from the same booking will be allowed in here at any one time.
If you have stayed before, you will notice that things have been greatly scaled back. The kettle, microwave and toaster have been removed, along with the crockery, cutlery and utensils.
Washing up liquid and handsoap will be available but all tea towels have been removed.
You are welcome to use the fridge and wipes and bags will be provided for continued safety.
The social area remains open and the doors will be left open. You can re-charge phones and laptops here. Social distancing must be observed and a maximum of 4 people can use this area at any one time.
All leaflets, books and games have also been removed.
We respectfully request that bathroom and kitchen surfaces are kept clean on a daily basis. Thank you.
DAY OF DEPARTURE
TIME OF DEPARTURE
Guests must vacate the campsite by 11am.
BINS & RUBBISH & RECYCLING
Please place all rubbish in the bins at the end of the drive. You will find them behind the fence. Please recycle as much as you can in the recycling bins during your stay here.