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Bucklegrove Caravan and Camping Park

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General

  • The oldest family-run park in the Cheddar valley
  • Between Wells and Cheddar with spectacular valley and hill views
  • Licensed café and shop, indoor pool, paddling pool and games room

This Somerset site will have you breaking out in cheesy grins: stunning views of the Cheddar valley and Mendip Hills, spankingly clean amenities and a café with sun terrace where you can watch the kids whirling around the play park…it’s all gouda.

Lying between Wells and Cheddar, family-friendly Bucklegrove Caravan & Camping Park is the oldest family-run park in the Cheddar valley and is set up for all ages in mind: as well as the play park and the family-friendly licensed café, the log cabin with indoor pool also comes with a smaller pool for mini cheddars, at no extra cost. A games room with pool table is also on site.

For grownup concerns, Bucklegrove has a licensed shop, fully-equipped coin launderette and free use of the ice block freezer; there’s free hot water for dishwashing and showers, and separate family bathrooms and full-sized baths available for a nominal extra charge.

The site has good mobile phone coverage and free wifi across throughout if you need to stay in touch or upload pictures of the views to Facebook.

A pub is within a couple of miles; Bucklegrove is 15–20 minutes from Wells, Cheddar and Weston-super-Mare for pubs and restaurants further afield (a bus stop is just outside the park entrance for those getting about under their own steam).

Please note

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

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

Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

The lodge and bar is open on weekends from Friday to Sunday and daily during the school holidays.


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8.7

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90% would recommend this site to a friend.

85% would stay here again.

 

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Fantastic site perfect for families 14/11/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anna P. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Grove electric hardstanding touring pitch (pet friendly)
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    Fantastic quiet site. The facilities were brilliant. We loved the dinosaur trail. Restaurant food was really nice and very reasonably priced. The swimming pool was lovely and warm. Really enjoyed a few games of pool. The helpful texts with traffic information and a mobile number if we needed to contact you were lovely.

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Our stay at Bucklegrove was fantastic. The location gives you ... 14/11/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Kelly C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Grove electric hardstanding touring pitch (pet friendly)
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    Our stay at Bucklegrove was fantastic. The location gives you the feel of being away from it all whilst still being close enough to both Wells & Cheddar. The pitches are well kept, level & a good size, the facilities are great & all super clean & the campsite owners are very friendly & helpful. We would definitely stay again!

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Nice and quiet 13/11/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Grove electric hardstanding touring pitch (pet friendly)
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    Nice and quiet

    Disliked: 

    Needs a bit more light

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Had a lovely time just not long enough enjoyed wookey ... 12/11/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Linda R. Confirmed

  • Grove electric hardstanding touring pitch (pet friendly)
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    Had a lovely time just not long enough enjoyed wookey hole but sadly didn’t get to look around the wells had a swim in the pool and a nice meal in clubhouse we had our 2 grandchildren with us and I’m sure we’ll be back

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Good value park open when most have closed. Friendly staff. 11/11/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Caroline E. Confirmed

  • Strawberry Field fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch
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    We wanted somewhere to stay for our last break away before we winterised our motor home and, as many of you will have experienced, finding somewhere still open late in the season is not an easy task!
    When we go away for a long weekend we like to go within a 2.5 - 3 hour drive away and so Bucklegrove fit the bill on several levels.
    We like to have either a serviced pitch or, at the very least, electrics, and Bucklegrove offered us the option. We went for a serviced pitch and had fresh water, waste water and electrics on our pitch. The chemical waste disposal was quite a distance from our pitch which, in the delightful November weather, was fun, but it was not unreasonable.
    The WiFi was pretty impressive and, when we found ourselves holed up inside with the rain lashing down, we were able to stream a film from Netflix and it didn’t buffer.
    The washroom facilities were exceptionally clean and they had thought of everything by supplying a bench to store your clothes on as well as a squeegee to use to push all water down to the drain and away from the floor, following your shower. It does look like they are working through and improving the facilities, as the first shower I went into had a pull cord for the light and the level of lighting was quite low and the shower flow was non existent and the shower head looked like it was in need of attention as it was at an odd angle, so, I moved everything across into the next cubicle and was delighted to have instant bright light as soon as I walked in and a good quality pressure from the shower. I had intended to mention the shower that was in need of TLC, but due to the weather, I scurried back to my pitch and then subsequently forgot.
    The site itself looks like it has a few facilities that would prove an asset to families, but we did not use them and so I cannot comment, we were disappointed in ourselves for forgetting that there was a pool and had forgotten our swimwear, as, with the wet weather, the pool would have given us somewhere to go. With the play area, pool and onsite restaurant, (only open Fri-Sun out of season), we imagine the this site would get fairly popular in school holidays and main season weekends and I’m not sure I would want to be on site when it was full.
    The pitches are a reasonable size and they have done an excellent job of levelling them, despite the gentle sloping of the ground and it is small things like this that make the campers life so much easier, when wheel chocks/ramps are not needed. We stayed in Strawberry Field but took a walk around the site and saw the alternative hard standing pitches at The Grove, we feel that the two areas don’t compare and that maybe The Grove could do with some attention to make it a more attractive area, as it felt very squashed in and some pitches in quite undesirable locations, (maybe some small hedging to break up the pitches and add some colour and visual interest to quite a bland field, but that is our own preference and this area may be a big appeal to larger groups going away together?). There is a small woodland walk that has been adorned with dinosaurs hidden in the vegetation, this was a nice place to walk the dog as it was protected slightly from the weather and the path was covered in mulch etc, so was less muddy underfoot. Our dog, Bentley, found the dinosaurs alarming on his first walk, but, by the end he was going up to them to show how brave he was!
    Finally, and by no means the least impressive, the staff and the booking process. We booked through Pitchup and received a confirmation email but we then received a follow up email from Bucklegrove giving us some detailed information on the best route in to the site, due to some roadworks and diversions, it was extremely helpful and informative. On arrival we were greeted by a lovely lady who was friendly and gave the impression that nothing was too much trouble. Although we didn’t use it, the camp s

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    Nothing really to dislike.

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Nice laid out site good clean shower block, good meals in bar 09/11/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom adrian g. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Strawberry Field electric hardstanding touring pitch
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    The polit happy staff on arrival. The information pack

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    Nothing to dislike

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Nice site looked after clean facilities updated info on boards 07/11/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Grove electric hardstanding touring pitch (pet friendly)
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    Very helpful staff in shop on arrival after a not so good journey with the road closed and seamed a endless detour but shown to our pitch and settled in nice clean site good size pitch love the hedges between giving privacy took the kids for a swim in their indoor pool to wear some energy off changing rooms could be a little warmer but all good and we stayed at club house for a drink and meal after nice food kids loved their ham egg and chips

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    Cold changing room

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches 07/11/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ian L. Confirmed

  • Strawberry Field fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch
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    A great site with all the amenities you need.
    Great pitch, Bar, Pool, Walks.

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Everything very clean and good site very friendly will be ... 05/11/2018

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  • Strawberry Field electric grass pitch
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    Everything very clean and good site very friendly will be booking again

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The people who run it - helpful, friendly The bar ... 04/11/2018

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  • Strawberry Field fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The people who run it - helpful, friendly
    The bar
    The cleanliness of site

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    Pool & changing area (and as such bar bar/restaurant toilets) felt dated and pool very cold (but great to have this facility on site though)

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Fishing

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Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

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Outdoor swimming pool

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Tennis

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Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

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Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

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Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

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Location

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  • Wells Road, Rodney Stoke, Cheddar, Somerset, England, BS27 3UZ
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.2432°N 2.7317°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Wells: Princes Rd Bus Station — 4.3 miles
Glastonbury Coach Stop — 6.7 miles
Street: Leigh Rd Coach Stop — 8.1 miles
Train stations
Highbridge & Burnham-on-Sea Rail Station — 10.6 miles
Yatton Rail Station — 11.0 miles
Worle Rail Station — 11.1 miles
Ferry ports
Bridgwater Ferry Terminal — 13.3 miles
Weston-super-Mare Knightstone Harbour — 13.4 miles
The Cottage Ferry Landing — 14.9 miles
Airports
Bristol International Airport — 10.0 miles
Cardiff International Airport — 28.4 miles

Directions


Important note for GPS users: please do not rely solely on the route provided by your satnav as some of the local lanes are not suitable for large/towing vehicles.

From the M5 motorway:
Leave at Junction 22 and take the A38 north (signposted Cheddar). As you come into the village of Cross, take a right turn onto the A371. Stay on this road through Cheddar and Draycott (towards Wells). Continue through the village of Rodney Stoke (passing the Rodney Stoke Inn on your right), up the hill and the park is on the left after the 'S' bend. Please use the second entrance.

From the A303:
At Wincanton turn onto the A371 towards Shepton Mallet. Continue through Shepton Mallet on the A371 towards Wells. Upon reaching Wells take the second exit off the roundabout and proceed through the first set of lights, bearing left at the second lights (signposted Cheddar). Continue along the A371 though the villages of Haybridge, Easton and Westbury-sub-Mendip. The park is approx half a mile on the right after leaving Westbury-sub-Mendip.

Rail/bus:
A local bus service (126) stops directly outside the park. The route runs from Weston-super-Mare train station and through to Wells via Cheddar and local towns.

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

Bucklegrove is only a few miles away from two Somerset absolute must-sees: the spectacular Wookey Hole Caves and home of the Witch of Wookey for spellbinding shenanigans, and the Cheddar Caves and Gorge for would-be smugglers, adventure story fans and historyheads.

The Cheddar Gorge is deep in records: it’s the largest gorge in the country, has the biggest colony of endangered greater horseshoe bats and is the discovery site of Cheddar Man, the oldest complete human skeleton found in Britain and a name you'll want to say in a dramatically deep superhero’voice; find out about him and his ancestors in the caves’ Museum of Prehistory.

Outdoors around the gorge, there are the 274 steps of the Lookout Tower to puff up for sweeping Somerset views, and a clifftop walk and open-top bus tour.

Apart from witchy and subterranean goings-on, holidaymakers in this corner of the country will find gardens, history, farm parks, theme parks, beaches and more within easy reach and other main Somerset attractions like Bristol and Bath within an hour’s drive.

Glastonbury with its abbey and tor is less than half an hour away, and medieval Wells, Britain’s second smallest city (that’s four now) has a thirteenth century cathedral and bishop’s palace complete with moat.

Feeling driven? The Haynes Motor Museum at Yeovil has the UK’s biggest collection of cars from around the world and is one of several museums in Somerset on the quirkier side: also try the privately-owned Oakham Treasures near Bristol for retail and farming history, the Helicopter Museum at Weston-super-Mare or the American Museum at Bath, the only American art museum outside the USA.

Kids are spoilt for choice with the wildlife parks, zoos and aquariums in the area: whet their appetites at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm in Bristol or the SeaQuarium at Weston-super-Mare before taking them to an adrenaline-inducing day at Longleat Safari Park just over the border in Wiltshire.

Rollercoasters and fairs more their thing? Brean Leisure Park has 40 rides, river rides and splash parks; stroll along the miles of sandy stretch from here past Berrow and to seaside town Burnham-on-Sea.

Sticking closer to Cheddar, there’s abseiling, caving, sampling the wares at Somerset cider farms, meandering around the Mendips or visiting the town’s sweet factory all to be had – and yes, there's also the cheese.

Must see

  • Wookey Hole Caves & Papermill (2.8 miles)
  • Cheddar Caves & Gorge (3.1 miles)
  • Ebbor Gorge National Nature Reserve (3.7 miles)

National Trust

  • King John's Hunting Lodge (4.8 miles)
  • West Pennard Court Barn (8.5 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

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  10 a.m.

Bucklegrove Caravan and Camping Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

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. Bucklegrove Caravan and Camping Park will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

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

Payment methods accepted on the park

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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.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

General
Generators and motorised recreational vehicles are not permitted.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 12am and 7am.
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.

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 11.30pm.
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

The swimming pool is not lifeguarded; all children under 16 years must be supervised by an adult. Children are very welcome in the family bar when accompanied by an adult.

Only food and beverages purchased from the bar may be consumed in the bar and on the sun terrace during the bar opening hours.

The lodge and bar is open on weekends from Friday to Sunday and daily during the school holidays.

Pitches are not completely flat, please keep this in mind when booking.

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