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General

  • Small and secluded luxury site with meadow and stream, woods and pond
  • Half an hour's drive from Jurassic Coast beaches and walks
  • Within 50 minutes' drive of Crealy Adventure Park and Glastonbury

Here’s a little Somerset smasher… Driftaway Camping Woodlands is a small and secluded site, five minutes’ drive from Chard: so petite, in fact, that you and your group can hire the whole place out to have this sweet rural retreat all to your deserving selves.

Said quarters are ready and waiting for guests as they arrive, and kitted out with beds, bedding and towels, so folk can throw their bags down, get out and explore: around a comely site of meadow and woodland, with a stream to ford and follow, and a pond that’s home to newts and frogs.

You can keep up the Famous Five vibe in the evenings with campfire cookouts – although if you fancy a rest, your friendly proprietors will deliver freshly cooked meals to your fireside, as well as knock up picnics for daytime wanderings.

And what might those wanderings include? The local area has surfing, swimming and fossil digging on the beaches, hill walks and cliff climbs, journeys through the ancient and more recent history of the Westcountry, and encounters with deer and meerkats: you’ll certainly be busy...

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Please note the units have no ensuite toilet facilities. Two clean toilet cabins are available on one side of the meadow. There's also a simple, basic but very clean warm shower set up for campers to use in the 'shower shed'.


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Great site well placed for days out 26/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Confirmed

  • Yurt (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Lovely Hosts, beautiful pitches in lovely woodland setting.

    Disliked: 

    The Weather but that's British late summer for you.

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If u love the great outdoors then this is the ... 14/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Paul F. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Yurt (2 adults and 2 children)
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    If u love the great outdoors then this is the place to stay. Me & my family had an amazing time! Didn’t want to leave. Same again next year. Very friendly & helpful owners.

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A fantastic place to camp in comfort - will definitely go back! 31/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ray H. Confirmed

  • Yurt (2 adults and 2 children)
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    We absolutely loved staying in the yurt for a couple of nights. It was secluded facing towards the extensive woodlands where deadwood could be collected and the children could play safely. The yurt was large, clean and comfortable and had everything you could possibly need for a short stay except of course your own food. There are only two units on a large site offering privacy and silence. There is plenty of seasoned wood available for camp fires and a tripod and cast iron pot for cooking delicious stews over the fire. The internal gas cooker inside is useful for bacon and eggs for breakfast.
    The owner/manager Liz is kind, helpful and very friendly and there is dedicated parking, a shared fridge and a dedicated toilet shed.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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This was perfect for a weekend getaway. The host had ... 20/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom clare w. Confirmed

  • Safari tent (2 adults and 2 children)
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    This was perfect for a weekend getaway. The host had thought about every detail including treats for the dogs and board games for the family. She was extremely accommodating and nothing seemed too much trouble. Of course everyone's favourite time was sitting by the fire pit, eating marshmallows and looking at the stars.

    Disliked: 

    The mattress was quite uncomfortable - and would benefit being changed

From the manager...

Sorry about the mattress, we will upgrade it to a better quality one. Thank you for letting us know.

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Relaxing Retreat 13/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom caroline l. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Yurt (2 adults and 2 children)
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    The Yurt offered a fantastic woodland retreat . It was peaceful and relaxing. The owners we very helpful and friendly.

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Well worth it 11/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Alexander K. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Safari tent (2 adults and 2 children)
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    It's a lovely little site I'll definitely be going back. Cooking on a proper fire is so good tents are great and so are the owner's

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Great site and lovely hosts. 07/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Zohair G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Safari tent (2 adults and 2 children)
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  • Liked: 

    Great hosts and lovely quiet location with only one other tent on site.

    Disliked: 

    Matress was not comfortable. Could feel the springs.

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loved my stay.going to go again 06/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom daniella r. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Yurt (2 adults and 2 children)
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  • Liked: 

    Being in a yurt

    Disliked: 

    nothing to dislike

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Everything was fabulously. The owners were lovely. The yen’s was ... 25/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Donna F. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Safari tent (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Everything was fabulously. The owners were lovely. The yen’s was very comfortable. Loved the open fire pit, and the wood burner. Loved that we had our own toilet and a while meadow to ourselves.

    Disliked: 

    The oven / cooker in the tent was on its way out and could do with replacing.

From the manager...

Thank you for your comments and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay. We are very sorry about the oven/cooker. It actually needed the burners cleaning out as food had dropped on to them and blocked them. This has now been done and it is working perfectly. But apologies for the inconvenience.

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Peaceful hideaway. Camping, but much better! 04/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom SARAH M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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    Loved the friendly hosts & the thoughtful extras. The yurt was located at the edge of the wood which was secluded and very peaceful. Kids absolutely loved the tree swing and the space to run around. Dad loved the fire pit and the stove. Mum loved the option to have a delicious meal delivered to us! Would highly recommend.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Location

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  • Woodlands, Forton, Chard, Somerset, England, TA20 4HB
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.8596°N 2.9342°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Ilminster: Market Square Coach Stop — 4.8 miles
Bridport: Coach Park West Street — 11.5 miles
Seaton (Devon): Sea Front Bus Stop — 12.3 miles
Train stations
Axminster Rail Station — 6.4 miles
Crewkerne Rail Station — 6.9 miles
Honiton Rail Station — 11.9 miles
Ferry ports
Bridgwater Ferry Terminal — 19.8 miles
Topsham (Turf Lock Ferry) Ferry Landing — 26.3 miles
Topsham Ferry Landing — 26.4 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 22.9 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

The pretty flint and stone town of Chard five minutes’ drive away is your nearest port of call for shops, pubs and eateries. The museum is also worth a mooch, not least for the tale of local inventor John Stringfellow, whose steam aeroplane was the first vehicle to fly under its own power way back in 1848.

Head further back in time at Dinosaurland Fossil Museum in Lyme Regis, and top it off with digging up your own ammonites and scaphites on Charmouth beach. For coastal walks interrupted by swims and paddles, the Axmouth to Lyme Regis Undercliffs make a fine stretch, home to birds and wildflowers, and occasionally swathed in spooky sea mists. All three are half an hour's drive from the site.

Sidle over to Seaton, also within half an hour, if you’d prefer to see the sea from the comfort of an old electric tram, or trek across the nature-filled marshlands alongside the River Axe on a well-signed boardwalk. To view the coast from the crest of a wave Jacob’s Ladder beach outside Sidmouth (45 minutes) is where the surfers do it.

Thrillseekers can screech their hearts out on the combination of rides, go-karts and splash zone at Crealy Adventure Park (45 minutes) as well as taking more sedate trips on the miniature train, and meeting the meerkats for cute and furry encounters.

If you’re into myths and magic, get over to Glastonbury (50 minutes) for walks up the legendary tor, wanders of the ruined seventh-century abbey and pilgrimages to the ancient well.

Must see

  • Mapperton House & Gardens (10.9 miles)
  • Montacute House (11.5 miles)
  • Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (13.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Loughwood Meeting House (7.4 miles)
  • Barrington Court (7.7 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Please call the park using the contact details provided in the booking confirmation email to to advise your anticipated arrival time.

Driftaway Camping Woodlands cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

More than 21 days - 75% balance of payment will be refunded.
Between 20 and 14 days - 50% balance of payment will be retained.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Driftaway Camping Woodlands will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: £100.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £100.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of £25.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Reception
Reception is unmanned after 6 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

Please note the units have no ensuite toilet facilities. Two clean toilet cabins are available on one side of the meadow. There's also a simple, basic but very clean warm shower set up for campers to use in the 'shower shed'.

Occupancy is strictly limited to up to two adults and two children and cannot exceed this number, no exceptions made.

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