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National Trust Membership

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Lorraine and I are thinking of joining the National Trust.

There seems to be so much on offer from camping/glamping................... even staying in a Lighthouse :D
Have we any members on here who have joined?

Where have you stayed..........what can you recommend?
 
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I used to work for them. It would seem that "times they are a changin'." The National Trust always used to be very difficult about camping and very expensive to rent from.
The do have some fantastic places to visit but I don't often go because so few places are dog friendly these days.
 

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I’ve been a member for years but I live a mile or so from Lyme park where I run, walk with the kids, go sledging and have picnics. We also use the membership for free parking all over Wales and the peaks. I have rented one of there cottages in Cornwall before.

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First iv herd of it bill. Had a little look there. Plenty of choice for sites :thumbsup: also a couple of sites for back to basics. Could be worth the membership buddy :thumbsup:
Hi Mark :)

Yes, mate, there seems to be a lot of camping opportunities.........my Queen is not keen on bugs though :rofl:......although she did marry me:whistle:
We took the Grandchildren (My boys ) to "Powderham Castle" which is quite close to us and they loved it.
A place I would recommend to anyone visiting the area:thumbsup:

Explore the history of Powderham Castle: The Home of Devon

Would like to have a look at renting a Lighthouse:whistle::D
 
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I used to work for them. It would seem that "times they are a changin'." The National Trust always used to be very difficult about camping and very expensive to rent from.
The do have some fantastic places to visit but I don't often go because so few places are dog friendly these days.

Hi ystranc.

Lorraine and I both remember that when our own children were very young the prices were out of our reach :(
They probably still are to a lot of young families trying to make ends meet......which is a shame.
I can see their point regards the dog situation and the complications involved...........the thing is its not normally the dogs that are the problem...... it's some/not all.....of the owners handling them!!
That must have been an amazing job you had.
 
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I’ve been a member for years but I live a mile or so from Lyme park where I run, walk with the kids, go sledging and have picnics. We also use the membership for free parking all over Wales and the peaks. I have rented one of there cottages in Cornwall before.

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Hi, 38.

I had a look at "Lyme Park" after reading your post.......stunning place mate.
Where in Cornwall did you rent.....and how easy did you find the booking process?
Nothing like a log fire and a glass of beer in the Winter months:thumbsup:
 

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To be honest I can’t remember the booking process, my wife was in charge.

May have been Devon rather than cornwall, I was just the driver.

Also stayed in a number of landmark trust properties which are reasonable off peak and have some stunning options for quirky locations.

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Aghh yes, 38........It will be SWMBO doing the booking too.....and like you.....I'm just the pilot.........cant be trusted with anything more :rolleyes::D
"Landmark Trust" I will also have a look at that.............. thank you....quirky is right up our street :)

Both Lorraine and I have milestone birthdays coming up and the kids are asking what we would like as a present........ so we may ask for the membership.
Lifetime membership of course :rofl::rofl:

Nearly fell off my Zimmer when I saw the price :whistle::D
 
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@38thfoot

Thanks for the link mate........very helpful :thumbsup:

Some amazing looking locations.........that "Fort Clongue" jumped out straight away.........would make a brilliant family break......just happens to be a bit of fishing at hand too:whistle:

Holiday at Fort Clonque, Alderney, Channel Islands

Also the one near Dartmouth....lovely :thumbsup:

Will pass this one by my Queen :D