The busiest month of the camping year, a new laundry & shop, the Snack Shack and a new outlook on life.
1st of the month !!!
What a few months it’s been. I always feel that I need to record just how physically shot I feel at this stage in proceedings. Even moving is difficult!!! Although it also means we have 15 more days of being extremely busy, will I survive?
The glamping side of things is doing very well although we sadly lost some of UK customers due to the difficulties in getting here and back to the uk and just the cost of all the tests. It does mean that I have 12 beds to change on a regular basis. This year I have been treated to a laundry - I never thought that I would hear those words come out of my mouth!!
The campsite has felt very nice this year, I can’t explain what that means, it's just a lovely feeling. So far the reviews have been really positive which is nice to know that all of our hard work has paid off.
And hard work it has been, with improvements made to the toilets. Yes, please do look up and notice the ceiling and lighting. It means that we can keep it much cleaner.
The old office, as I said, has been transformed into a laundry which has made a huge difference to me when we are turning the glamping tents round. We now have a lovely new shop selling clothes, artisanal soap and of course Camping Le Drennec merchandise. We are working with our local brewery An Alarc’h; selling their beers and having regular Tuesday artisan evening markets with a bit of music.
We have also finally at long last opened the Snack Shack, which people really like. It's doing a steady trade in the evenings. You can buy the famous snack Shack Burgers, paninis, children’s menu and snacks like nacho’s.
These are long days, busy days, but satisfying days. When I look back just a few years we would never in our wildest dreams have imagined how the campsite has gone from strength to strength. We opened on the 1st July 2015 and wow has it flown. We thought at the time that we had hit the jackpot when we had 10 pitches busy!!!
I think that we have learned a lot and maybe even changed our outlook on life. What started as an experiment for us to see how we could adapt and to try and change the things in our life that we didn’t enjoy any more and if the truth be known to have a bit of an adventure. These things have become a way of life now. Despite Brexit and Covid throwing us a few curved balls that we have yet to understand all of it and the complications of being French residents and how that affects us in the UK which I certainly didn’t appreciate fully.
Our main aim still is to provide quality camping for all at a reasonable price. To see people in these stressful times come and calm down and refuel and enjoy nature and each other’s company again. To make sure that you have a great holiday and want to come back.