Welcome to Barons Court Caravan Park

 

About Us

I was born in Watford, Hertfordshire and grew up with horses and dogs. I went to secretarial college and then worked as a medical secretary at a few London hospitals and then I moved to the pharmaceutical company GSK. When the children were younger I had a range of jobs including delivering Yellow Pages, stacking shelves at Morrisons, play group assistant, dinner lady, etc. As the children became a bit more independent I ran my own dog grooming business from home for 10 years and I found this very enjoyable and met some lovely dogs and owners.

 

Nick was born in North London and grew up with animals. He went to agricultural college and had various jobs working with animals. We were married in June 1991 in Pinner, Middlesex and lived in South Ruislip for 2 years. During that time we had our son, Phil. Nick’s job was transferred to Stevenage and we moved to Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire and in 1996 we had our daughter, Sarah. We remained in Hertfordshire for about 20 years but it was always our dream to have a smallholding with some animals. We had lots of different animals including rabbits, guinea pigs, dogs and chickens whilst in Hertfordshire. I also home boarded dogs so when the others arrived home they were never sure how many dogs were there to greet them.

 

In March 2009 our world was turned upside down when Nick had a stroke. This was followed by other complications. Nick was able to go back to work but he developed post stroke epilepsy in November 2013 and at this stage he was advised not to go back to work.

 

In April 2015 we moved to Barons Court and we are now living our dream - it is a 4 acre smallholding. Nick’s health is a lot better since moving down here and we have sheep, goats, chickens and ducks. Of course we still have dogs and they live in the house with us. I was out checking the goats one Saturday evening and found 2 abandoned kittens and they also now live in the house. They love exploring but also love their home comforts!

 

The Caravan Park had been open for about 3 years when we moved to Barons Court. We have met some lovely people from all over the country and we even had one couple from New Zealand when they were travelling around watching the Rugby World Cup. We have been kept busy since moving here developing the site further, looking after the animals and an extension on the house. We also have time to relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery.