Chicken run campsite portugal !

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  1. Stephen & Jeannie

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    Please can any one tell me what facilities are on this site and how far is it from the nearest village !
    I have looked at their website, but some of it is a bit vague, and they take a long time to answer e-mails !
    Many thanks in advance....Stephen.:thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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  3. Douglas

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    Its very much in development, but when I was there 12 months ago, it had grass parking, toilet dump, local well water, and electricity.

    It may well have hard standing now as it was on their plans when i there.

    Doug...
     
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    First time I looked at the site the first page didn't fully load. Try it again as at the bottom of the page it tells you what's in the local village and their charges for atxi (very reasonable, I thought)
     
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    Sundowns on RVOC are there at the moment, incase your not a member here's what they posted.

    Hi Gary
    We went to 'chicken run' yesterday-----------------it's really nice, and the English couple running it are really good.
    one thing we would say----don;t go in in the dark, the way in is a little tight, but you will be ok when you can see what you are doing.
    we will come and see you next week sometime.
    The weather is wall to wall sun at the moment
    Nigel & Pamala--------Silves


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    Stayed there for a few weeks last March and will be back later in 2012.
    Village is walkable but Andy will run you in if he is going or to Lagos or Alvor, as well as shopping trips to the big supermarket for provisions.
    He doesn't charge you much just a few Euros each, give it a try, if you like a rural site with the Monchique mountains as a backdrop and really friendly people you will love it. :Cool:
     
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    Morning Stephen, In reply to your enquirey about the Chickenrun site here in Portugal,, well i arrived on Xmas eve after 1300 mls and broke down 1/2 from the site:cry:, phoned Andrew the owner of the site to tell him i had broken down and would be late arriving and he immediately come straight out to me to see what help he could be, also on Xmas day i was still there and he and his wife Leslie came out to see us and brought us some fruit picked of there trees, talk about fresh oranges, tangerines and grapefruits picked just a few minuets previous, with a second offer of any help that they could provide, also Paul another motorhomer, came out from Chickenrun to offer any help he could provide. Arrived about 5pm Xmas day with Andrew as an escort as problem still with vehicle, and was welcomed by 3 other motorhomers staying there, very nice to, with all the offers off help you could ever want:BigGrin:, Andrew see me in and onto the pitch that he had prepared for me, and then immediately set about connecting me up to the EHU and fussed over me until i was all set up. Could not have asked for a better reception, so this is what you get when you come to a small site owned and run by 1 couple, a very personal touch that is very much appreciated, far better than reporting to reception of big site and then left to get on with it so to speak.
    The site is very rural and peacefull, with EHU, water, and toilet dump facility care of a manhole cover, where you can take your cassette or drive right up beside it and take care of business so to speak. The village is about a 20/30 minute walk away but Andrew will if asked pop you into the village or/and pick you up for free if you want, and also provides a personal taxi service to other destinations such as beach and other close by areas for a couple of euros, just covering his petrol costs really, very good, also look on the chickenrun site page and you will see the other charges that applies for his taxi service. Overall a very nice little personal site for a short or very long stay, as there are a 3 mobile homes sited here already for clients who like to holiday here as well, anymore questions about thew site i will gladly help you or anyone else with who may be thinking of coming here. Regards Garry Flatpackchicken
     
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    Thank you for this post as the Chicken Run was a definite maybe for us :Smile: it is now a definite, we are planning to arrive there in late April, sounds as if you are in for a good holiday and New Year there.
     
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    Just come back from a quick visit to the Chicken Run meeting Flatpack Chicken and the Sundowners... photos will follow after I have cooked (and eaten) my evening feast...

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    After seeing the size of the brekkie you posted JJ, I did,.n t think you'd be eating till easter:Eeek:
     
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    Chicken Run Photos...

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    Nice pic's, there does not seem to be much change since I was last there, even the trench has not been back filled, that was dug the week I was there a year ago.

    Doug...
     
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    As I understood it the trench is to help drain any future heavy rains quicker Doug


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    Well yes. it would do that also, but at the time of digging it the owner used it for the electric cable and water supply which I help him to lay, the drainage aspect probably came as an after thought.

    I have not seen any floods but the owner told me that there has been a lot of water in the past. He did say the he was going to take down a boundary was to facilitate the drainage as in the past the wall had slowed down the drainage, great when the land was used for farming but not so good when the MH and caravans parked on it.

    Doug...
     
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    Bill and Carol, fulltimers with an RV got flooded there last year in the really bad weather...

    The water came up over all their outside lockers and generator... it was exceptional weather and has never been that bad before or since...

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    JJ, I had this PM from Lesley & Andrew who run the Chicken Run.


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    Hi Dug

    Yes the trench that is dug is a different one to when you were here, it is to take the water off the land, which proved to work really well in November when we had lots of rain.

    We now have a water tank and washing area, plus lots of hard standings, which we worked very hard to provide over the summer months to get ready for the RV,s over winter, so all is going well for us at the moment considering there is only Andrew and my self, you are very welcome back to come and see our progress, still free fruit and veg when available.

    Take care happy travelling.

    Best wishes Lesley & Andrew xx

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    So now I am up to date......

    Doug...
     
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    I think this site will suit many Funsters down to a T.

    Rural but not too far away from places and a "non regimented" feel about it...

    All facilities and chickens to run over if that is your thing...:Rofl1::Rofl1:

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    Hi Keith and Jean
    Thank you for your kind words, look forward to seeing you, bags of oranges waiting.

    Lot of love
    Lesley & Andrew
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    Hi Dug

    Hope your up to speed now on CR, we felt so sorry for Bill and Carol, tried to help them in every possible way. So unusual the amount of water we had, even the local farmers ay they havent seen thats in 60 years, this is why we all have worked so hard this year to make every thing safe for campers this year, we have had our land here for 12 years and had only known this happen the first year we invested in it and last year, so lets hope that was the last.

    Watch this space first shower block going in 2012.

    Tke care

    Best wishes

    xx
     
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