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General

  • Family-run site on a farm five minutes' drive from Wincanton
  • Glastonbury, Stonehenge and Longleat within 45 minutes
  • Handy stopover for journeys on the A303

In days of yore, Wincanton was often used as a stopover town where folks would change horses, eat, drink and rest on their journeys between London and South West England. These days the Somerset town is an equally convenient stopping point, close to the A303 and roughly halfway between London and Exeter.

The folks at Sunnyhill Park and Campsite are keen to uphold this tradition; their family’s been at this farm in Riding Gate (five minutes from Wincanton) for generations. Decent slumbers should be on the cards at the peaceful pitches, there are free hot showers and eats can be either cooked up at the communal kitchen and firepits or acquired at a country pub a mile or so away. No promises on the fresh horses front though – they do have horses here (along with sheep, goats and chickens) but the owners would rather you leave them where you find them.

A mighty handy stopover it may be, but it’s also a fine place in its own right if you’ve got more time on your hands. Spend your Wincanton days cheering on the horses at the racecourse, visiting the Discworld Emporium or truffling out the tributes to Sir Terry Pratchett around the town centre. For more days out, Glastonbury, Longleat and Stonehenge are all within a 45-minute drive.

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


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8.7

Overall rating based on 18 reviews

 

89% would recommend this site to a friend.

89% would stay here again.

 

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I stayed here for one night on a bikepacking trip. ... 27/10/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    I stayed here for one night on a bikepacking trip. There's a great view, it's well signposted and the host is friendly. The amenities block is clean and has everything I needed. Some areas are a work in progress but I was looking to camp, not stay in the Ritz, so it was perfect for me!

    Disliked: 

    Some instructions on where to pitch or a contact point on arrival would be nice but I figured it out anyway :)

From the manager...

What a lovely review and a lovely chap too.

You are always welcome

Thank you for visiting. I agree that the pitches need to be more clearly designated. I am thinking of giving each a trees name a little name tag and some willow screens between pitches

Thank you for your feedback

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We weren’t impressed! Best thing was view and horses!! 23/10/2018

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

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nothing except the view and horses!!

    Disliked: 

    Very small. Absolutely nothing there. Ground so uneven we were sliding out of bed! They did say it was a work in progress but it needs a lot doing to it!!

From the manager...

Hi
I am so sorry to see you didn t enjoy our little campsite. You are right there is nothing here, that's kinda the point. A few animals doted around and a fabulous view. A little piece of peace for a stop over in your journey or a peaceful camp fire in front of a gorgeous woodland view. The shower block is having a new door way and facilities are being slowly updated, everything is basic but functioning at the moment. This is reflected in the price, a large vehicle parked for a very reasonable charge. I am sorry to see you wouldn t visit again or recommend us but it sounds as if we aren t your sort of site.
Sandy

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Small friendly farm site. Dog walking facilities. Lots of nice ... 28/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Geoff D. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Small friendly farm site. Dog walking facilities. Lots of nice touches.

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A convenient, friendly site with everything you need. 11/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Kate H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Convenient and quiet

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We really liked this site - relaxed, informal and friendly. 01/09/2018

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  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Quiet, undeveloped site in lovely countryside. Good sized pitches. Facilities clean. A number of items could be borrowed e.g. chairs, bbq.

    Disliked: 

    Noise from A303 was there in the background but it didn’t really intrude on the tranquility of the site.

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Pretty much everything, didn’t have any grumbles. The owners were ... 31/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Emma S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Pretty much everything, didn’t have any grumbles. The owners were very friendly our boys loved the horses and Primrose the goat and insisted on saying goodbye to them all before we left. Facilities were excellent although the thermostat in the showers needed attention, but served their purpose. Views were beautiful from our tent.

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From the manager...

Aww thanks guys x totally get the shower thing, should be sorted for 2019

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Very friendly peaceful site. Smaller site with large level pitches. 29/08/2018

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  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Friendly quiet clean site. Spectacular views. Large pitches Nothing was too much trouble. Only 5 minutes from A303.

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From the manager...

Thank you for the lovely review do come again

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Great site with beautiful views and good clean facilities. 28/08/2018

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Beautiful location with good clean facilities. Doesn’t feel too busy even when full. Fire pits to hire were a great touch.

    Disliked: 

    Hot water in showers a bit on and off if washing machine is going at the same time...

From the manager...

Thank you for the lovely review. The shower issue is a fair comment and plans are afoot to sort it out

Please do come again

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very friendly and helpful, provided items that are not normally ... 28/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Dave W. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    very friendly and helpful, provided items that are not normally available to borrow at most sites

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From the manager...

You were most welcome

Please do come again

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Great place, great views, great staff, loved all of it 28/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Joe S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Incredibly friendly staff and dogs, fantastic amount of space in your pitch, everything was very accessible and attractions were not too far away and easily driveable!

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    None

From the manager...

Aww thank you

please do come again x

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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

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

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • Riding Gate, Wincanton, Somerset, England, BA9 8NG
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.0672°N 2.3822°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Wincanton: Memorial Hall Coach Stop — 1.3 miles
Henstridge (Somerset): Virginia Ash Coach Stop — 6.1 miles
Milborne Port: Coach Stop — 7.8 miles
Train stations
Bruton Rail Station — 4.2 miles
Templecombe Rail Station — 4.8 miles
Gillingham (Dorset) Rail Station — 5.3 miles
Ferry ports
Bridgwater Ferry Terminal — 27.0 miles
Temple Meads Station Ferry Landing — 27.9 miles
Prince Street Bridge Ferry Landing — 27.9 miles
Airports
Bristol International Airport — 26.3 miles

Directions


Follow your sat nav to the Riding Gate lane. Take the third turning on the left and you should see a sign and then a fork in the lane. Take the right fork and follow the track to the site. Pitches are to the right of what looks like a modern bungalow (but is actually the shower block).

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

Devotees of Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books flock to Wincanton, not only to peruse the bits and bobs at the Discworld Emporium but also to hunt out the various tributes around the town; having been officially twinned with Ankh-Morpork, there are now several Discworld street names and a themed pub to be seen around the place.

Away from the fantasy world, real-life creatures can be seen in action at the racecourse (10 minutes’ drive) or on a drive through Longleat safari park (half an hour). If it’s motors that get you going, take the 15-minute drive to the Haynes Motor Museum instead.

Those with a sense of the mystic may like to peruse the famed slabs of Stonehenge (35 minutes) or head to Glastonbury Tor (45 minutes) to consider the legends that surround the ancient site. Less shrouded in mystery but still mighty pretty for a wander are the house and gorgeous gardens at National Trust-owned Stourhead (15 minutes).

Must see

  • Stourhead House and Garden (3.9 miles)
  • Haynes International Motor Museum (7.9 miles)
  • Longleat (9.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Stourhead (3.7 miles)
  • West Pennard Court Barn (12.4 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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  9 a.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  12:30 p.m.

Sunnyhill Park and Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 days 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. Sunnyhill Park and Campsite will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

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

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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
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.

Vehicles
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 10 p.m..

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