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Kingsmead Centre

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General

  • Peaceful Blackdown Hills site with two fishing lakes
  • 15 minutes from Taunton and 30 from Lyme Regis and the Jurassic Coast
  • In a walkers' paradise: free maps of local trails available on site

This peaceful little site may take its name from the monarch’s honey wine, but these days it’s the food in the area that’s fit for a king: about 20 minutes' walk from the site is the the Half Moon, serving fresh and traditional pub food with side order views over the Culm Valley

Kingsmead Centre is excellent territorytoo for ramblers, cyclists and equestrians, with free maps for all the nearby trails available on site – a local recommendation is the longer-distance Neroche Herepath.

In a wooded vale in the Blackdown Hills (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Kingsmead also has two coarse fishing lakes which are exclusively reserved for guests’ use, and is home to a wide variety of birds and other wildlife.

The shower and toilet facilities are simple and clean, with no shortage of free hot water. Well-behaved pets are welcome on site.

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Please note

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Pitch rates are based on a unit up to 5 meters excluding awnings (either width or length). If your unit is larger than this, please select the oversize supplement. An admin fee will be charged if you do not select and pay the oversize fee at the time of booking.

Please note that the site cannot accommodate any units which are over 7 metres long or wide in the main camping area.


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9.6

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99% would recommend this site to a friend.

97% would stay here again.

 

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Excellent camp site with clean facilities, friendly and helpful staff. 21/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Michael I. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Bracken non-electric forest floor tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Quiet and small was a lovely week away

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    Nothing all was perfect.

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Friendly, helpful manager; variety of pitches available; value for money; ... 19/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ian F. Confirmed

  • Electric gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly, helpful manager; variety of pitches available; value for money; tranquil site; beautiful setting; clean toilets and showers; amount of information available about local walks, rides, pubs. Will definitely be back one day.

    Disliked: 

    Wi-Fi not the best but is that such a bad thing when you're camping..?

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OMG, what a hidden gem! Nowhere we have been can compare 19/06/2018

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

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Location. Only hour from Paignton!

    Disliked: 

    Not booking longer!

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We were made very welcome. The caravan was beautifully clean. ... 18/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom CAROLINE J. Confirmed

  • 2 bedroom static caravan
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We were made very welcome. The caravan was beautifully clean. Very quiet site and we really enjoyed the birdsong and visiting the lakes.

    Disliked: 

    Bit tight for space around the bed.

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Brill 17/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Robert D. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Lily Pad bell tent
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    All

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    Could have done with small fridge

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Excellent site with good quality pitches and very clean. 10/06/2018

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    The peace and quiet of the site and friendly reception staff. Very clean toilets and showers.

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Lovely friendly owners, fantastic site catering for all people, loved ... 03/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom marilyn_w167561 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Lovely friendly owners, fantastic site catering for all people, loved I could take my dogs, great facilities

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Whole site was amazing. Couldn't have been happier. 03/06/2018

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  • Electric grass pitch
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    Whole site was amazing. Couldn't have been happier.

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Beautiful campsite, very clean with friendly owners 03/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Magdalena D. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Quite
    Fishing lakes
    Fire pit

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Excellent site, friendly owners and beautiful location 02/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Kerry L. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Location, owners, cleanliness

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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

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Tourer storage facilities

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Forest

Gastronomic delight

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Location

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  • Clayhidon, Cullompton, Devon, England, EX15 3TR
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.9452°N 3.1682°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Wellington (Somerset): High Street Coach Stop — 3.5 miles
Taunton Bus Station — 5.6 miles
Bishops Lydeard: Lethbridge Arms Bus Stop — 7.7 miles
Train stations
Taunton Rail Station — 6.1 miles
Bishop's Lydeard — 7.6 miles
Tiverton Parkway Rail Station — 8.6 miles
Ferry ports
Bridgwater Ferry Terminal — 15.7 miles
Topsham Ferry Landing — 22.3 miles
Topsham (Turf Lock Ferry) Ferry Landing — 22.4 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 18.4 miles

Directions


From the M5 junction 26:

Take the A38 Southbound and stay on it around Wellington.

You will come to a staggered crossroads with Ford Street and Clayhidon signposted left, along with a brown tourist sign for The Merry Harriers Pub.

Turn left and continue to the top of the hill where you will come out at another crossroads with Kingsmead Centre signposted left.

Turn left and continue until you see the Merry Harriers pub on your right and a signpost for Kingsmead Centre on your left.

Turn right immediately beside the pub.

The site entrance is 1/4 mile down the road on your left.

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

On the border of Devon and Somerset, Kingsmead is only a short drive from the motorway, so visitors can easily explore the stunning countryside and attractions of Dartmoor, Exmoor and the Somerset Levels.

In half an hour, you can get to historic seaside towns such as Lyme Regis, and start discovering the striking scenery of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast.

For more urban pursuits, it’s a 15-minute drive to the county town of Taunton, which has good shopping, eating and nightlife.

Must see

  • Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (3.1 miles)
  • The National Trust Killerton House & Gardens (16.5 miles)
  • Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site (18.3 miles)

National Trust

  • Fyne Court (9.7 miles)
  • Loughwood Meeting House (11.9 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:  2 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Kingsmead Centre cancellation policy

No refunds within 3 days of arrival date.

Refund of balance for cancellations

55-29 days 50%
28-22 days 30%
21 -15 days 20%
14 -4 days 10%

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

Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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. Kingsmead Centre will debit the balance from your card 12 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 12 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
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Unsupervised minors must have a letter of authorisation from their parents or legal guardian.

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

General
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 10 p.m. and 8 a.m..
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.
You'll need an Environment Agency rod licence (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

Occupancy
Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is open from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. between 31/08 and 01/07.
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. between 01/07 and 31/08.

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.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 8:30 p.m..
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

If you receive visitors to the site during your stay please ensure that they register at reception on arrival, and sign out when they leave; not doing so could lead to additional charges.

Facilities are continually being improved and updated, and the site reserves the right to make any alterations at any time.

The client agrees to permit the owners or their agents reasonable access to the property for maintenance or inspection.

Standard pitch rates are based on a unit up to 5 metres excluding awning (either width or length). If your unit is larger than this, please select the oversize supplement. If this charge is not applied at the time of booking, the site will not be able to guarantee your pitch on the main site, and you may be sited in the overflow camping field.

The secluded pitch has strict size restrictions: please make sure everything you bring fits within the pitch.

Please note that the site cannot accommodate any units which are over 7 metres long or wide in the main camping area.

Pitch rates are based on a unit up to 5 meters excluding awnings (either width or length). If your unit is larger than this, please select the oversize supplement. An admin fee will be charged if you do not select and pay the oversize fee at the time of booking.

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