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Blog 69 - Cromwell, Notts

By keef and annie hellinger, Mar 29 2014 06:26PM

Milestone Caravan Club site, Cromwell, Nottinghamshire

Motorhome trip No15 : March 28th – 29th 2014


Set the van free from its over wintering by removing the covers on Thursday, was a little drizzly so put the waterproof membrane in the garage and then finished off on Saturday in the sun after returning from our 1st trip of 2014 away. Amazing to note that the motorhome started 1st time after nearly 6 months stored away, bless it. VW engines are just so good!

Packed up and set off early Saturday morning. Reasonably short drive but good to get the engine ticking over again. Arrived at site just before 12. Lovely day, cold but sunny. Lovely site, 2 fishing ponds and a large fishing lake behind it. 3 motorhome filling stations and 2 toilet blocks, both heated. Mixture of hard standing and grass pitches.

Set up and went for an explore in the village. Quite close to A1 so reasonably noisy but lovely old buildings, spring flowers and trees blossoming. Village has farm shop and lovely old church plus a dolls museum but we didn’t go in that. However it does have the milestone micro brewery and we had a look around and chat with the main man. They have lots of awards for best beers especially their raspberry wheat beer. Bought a 3 beer sample box and tried out the stout. Very nice

Cooked lunch of Pukka pies (good meat content), ciabatta garlic bread and muffins, all washed down with lemon & mint squash. Read for most of the afternoon, very relaxing.

For tea the site has the mobile chippie visit so since Keef had left the piazza’s in the freezer at home we had fish & chips, almost the best beer battered chips ever, yummy! We had a couple of glasses of our sloe gin after and watched Line of Duty series 1 on DVD, well 2 episodes anyway before retiring to bed.

Tried out most of the usual motorhome things, fridge, heater, water, fire, blown air etc etc so all looks good with the “home” for the season.

All in all a nice relaxing weekend!

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Fishing lake @ Milestone CC site
Fishing lake @ Milestone CC site
Pitch 43
Pitch 43
brewery just outside the site #result
brewery just outside the site #result
Mar 29 2014 06:33PM by keef

so nice to be able to incorporate our blog in the website. its taken a long time moonfruit. when will there be a tool to automatically transfer my 67 V5 blogs to this here V6 site?

Aug 14 2021 11:55AM by keef hellinger

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