Tintagel aire ?

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  1. chaser

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    daughter been to tintagel , Cornwall over the weekend says they parked up there for £3 a night, normal park on grass , loads more there, havnt been myself and never heard about it on here, has anyone else been or know anything about it?
     
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    But does it have services ? If not it isn't an aire just parking .
     
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    Loads of aires have nothing on, we don't need anything for about 3 or 4 days anyway
     
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    As @spitfire says it is just a car park with some dedicated space for motorhomes, some of them big enough for small campervans only. I've seen it mentioned on Fun before but as it's not an aire not in the same breath as Fylde and Hawick.
     
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    Hi, we have stopped there a couple of times , best on is , go thru the village towards castle sign on left ,then just past there about 150 yards on the right nice tarmac car park or grass area nice n level £3 a night
    Atlantic Rd
    Tintagel PL34 0DP, UK
    50.664954, -4.753250
     
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    As mentioned on the web site (thanks Jim) there are three privately owned car parks in Tintagel where it is legal to stay overnight. The reason it is legal is that the owners have obtained caravan site licences and planning permission for habitation as well as parking.

    Obviously the owners have identified a demand which made it economically viable to invest whatever money and effort were needed. No doubt if owners of other car parks could identify a similar demand then they would obtain licences as well.
     
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    We went there a couple of weeks ago, good stop off point, 3 other vans there, no trouble parking. Very quiet at night so a goods night sleep:). If you are there on a Sunday we can highly recommend the last pub as you down towards the castle for a Sunday carvery all fresh veg etc and plenty of tables.
     
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    I think there seems to be a misunderstanding of the term ' aire' . An aire is a French word for a designated area with services for motorhomes to stop either to empty only or stay overnight if permitted . Anything other than that is a parking space .
     
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    not quite correct..

    aire in France means simply a 'place' or 'area'... more here

    perhaps we should unravel some of the British confusion about the word 'aire', it simply means an open area or place. So an 'aire de jeu' is a playground, an 'aire de service' is a service area (yes motorway service area too), an 'aire de repos' is a rest area (again typically on a motorway but simply a picnic site, possibly with toilets). An 'aire de loisirs' is a recreation area (but not a child's playground), and an 'aire de stationnement' is parking! No wonder we are sometimes disappointed when we go looking for one of these 'aires' everyone is talking about! But since we can't make up our minds whether our vehicles are called motorhomes, motorcaravans or campers perhaps we shouldn't be too critical?!



    so, correctly, the motorhome parking place at Tintagel should be called 'aire de stationnement'
     
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    Not to mention those who confuse "camping" with "parking" :D
     
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    You are quite correct but was just using it in the way most English speakers with motorhomes think of the word .
    But your explanation is excellent and very correct :) and in French Tintagel would indeed be an aire de stationment :))
     
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    yes.. indeed..

    Camper Car ... The French keep it simple..

    Brits have become snobbish.. despite the description in the V5. they still insist is s not a motor caravan,it's a motor home.. and it's not a camper van.. heaven forbid or worse still a Dormobile .. I call them vans.. or camping vans .. whether 10ft or 40ft

    and nothing gives me greater pleasure than asking the owner of a 40ft behemoth how many MPG his camper van does.. :LOL:

    just watch them splutter (y)
     
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    to say nothing about campering
     
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    is that not done in gents toilets ?
     
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    You might say that, I could not possibly comment :LOL:
     
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    I thought that was playing with your woggle:whistle:
     
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    Ok if you got a small one.....Campervan that is. Be nice if they wake up and make some bays bigger, it's a great area for a stopover. (y)
     
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