Swiss Farm was bought by the Borlase family in 1946. In those days most of the land
was used for dairy cattle and a few chickens. Customers would stay on the farm in bell tents, often visiting from London and storing their belongings in the farm buildings.
In 1968, Harold William Borlase handed the business to his son Stephen who set about building up a poultry business on the farm with 25,000 chickens and bringing in pedigree beef cattle. As farming became less and less profitable, Stephen turned his attention towards tourism and put together an ambitious schedule of building work and landscaping. Nearly 30 years later, in 1997, the business was taken over by his son Joseph, who has continued to improve the park with a constant program of upgrades and refurbishments to ensure Swiss Farm consistently achieves 5 star quality status.
2009 saw the full refurbishment of our second facility block and the upgrading of our water and electric systems.
For the 2013 season we have completed a massive refurbishment of a large section of the park. This included new roads, 39 super pitches, new service points and recycling, landscaping and tree planting as well as new footpaths and park lighting. We will also be introducing a new toddlers playground in the bar garden!
For the 2015 season we have continued to invest in newly upgraded touring pitches, adding 24 new Super pitches. We are also planning to build a new cafe kitchen due to the success of the Cafe during the 2014 season. We are also landscaping the tenting field, including a new type of tent pitch (the Deluxe) which will be larger, have its own electric and water and a picnic bench. Lots of lovely native trees will also be planted to increase wildlife and add to the beauty of the park.
We will be doubling the available power to the park and adding a new adventure playground to replace the old playframe that was damaged in the 2013 floods. Finally we will be installing a £30,000 WiFi and fibre optic network so that guests can enjoy WiFi all over the park for FREE!
WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE HAVE WON THE AA GOLD AWARD FOR QUALITY 2015!
We have enjoyed watching the park improve over the last few years and will continue to invest in providing the best camping experience possible. We are lucky to have very loyal customers who continue to promote the park through recomendation and we hope to continue to live up to their expectations!
Solar: We have installed solar panels to heat the water from the showers
Water: We pump all our own water from a deep well on the park. This is then taken through a filtration plant and then an Ultra Violet machine to ensure that it passes all the necessary purity tests.
Recycling: We now have the facility to recycle plastics, paper and bottles
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