Club applauds award-winning Certificated Site

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Thursday 07 May 2009

Little Trethvas Farm Certificated Site (CS), at The Lizard in Cornwall has been crowned runner-up in Which Motorcaravan’s ‘Site of the Year’ awards.

The Camping and Caravanning Club CS was the first small site on the winners list. Which Motorcaravan has described the site as ‘quirky and charming’ as well as ‘refreshingly different’.

Site Owners, Mr and Mrs Altree, say of their award “We were delighted and surprised to win this national award. We endeavour to make the site welcoming to all, and in doing so have received a lot of positive comments and compliments. Our on-site Tea Room is a definite success with the campers.

“We are really pleased that our efforts have been rewarded and we will continue to provide a great service to anyone wishing to stay with us.”

Little Trethvas Farm offers fully fitted shower rooms and washing facilities. Fees will vary throughout as we are open all year round, but a family could enjoy a week’s holiday for less than £100.

To contact Little Trethvas Farm, please call 01326 290344 or visit their SiteSeeker page


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Editors Notes

  1. 5-Van Site Certification - The Law:
    Under the Town and Country Planning General Development Order 1977, sites accommodating no more than five caravans can be granted an exemption certificate which exempts them from the provisions of the Public Health Act 1936 and the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960. The Camping and Caravanning Club has been granted the right to issue land owners and occupiers a Certificate to operate a caravan site for recreational purposes, without the need for planning permission or a site license. This allows no more than five caravans or motor caravans and as many tents as space permits at any one time, to be occupied by Club Members on an authorised area of land.  The site may have an all-year opening period. 
  2. The Camping and Caravanning Club is 108-years-old and is the largest and oldest Club in the world for all forms of camping. It has 109 award-winning sites throughout the UK and, through a partnership with the Forestry Commission, Forest Holidays now runs a further 21 Camping and Caravanning and six Cabin Sites.
  3. National Camping and Caravanning Week (NCCW) was launched in 2001 by The Camping and Caravanning Club and will take place between May 23 and 29 this year. The aim of this week is to raise the profile of camping amongst the general public. Its timing is deliberate to coincide with the Spring Bank Holiday, traditionally one of the busiest camping weeks of the year.
  4. National awards include:
    • Which Motorcaravan Site of the Year runner up – Little Trethvas Farm CS
    • Practical Caravan 2009 Top 100 Parks Regional Winner (Scotland) – Lauder Club Site
    • Practical Caravan 2009 Top 100 Parks Regional Winner (north-east) – Bellingham Club Site
    • MMM 2009 Camping & Caravanning Site of the Year – Thetford Forest Club Site
    • Loo of the Year 2008, Delamont Country Park Club Site – Winner Holiday Parks category in Northern Ireland
    • David Bellamy Conservation Award 2008 Gold Award – Charmouth, Glencoe and Trewan Hall Club Sites
    • The Maison de la France Tour Operator Awards for Best Camping/Mobile Home Operator 2008 - Carefree Travel Service
    • Practical Motorhome 2007 Sovereign Awards – Carefree Travel Service awarded Gold Sovereign
    • Loo of the Year 2007, Milarrochy Bay Site - Winner Family Friendly Facilities in Scotland
    • Loo of the Year 2007, Kessingland Site - Winner Family Friendly Facilities in England
    • Loo of the Year 2007, Glencoe Site – Winner Camping and Touring or Static Caravan Sites category in Scotland