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Alpine Grove Touring Park

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General

  • Award-winning park in a green wildlife haven
  • Heated outdoor pool and play area
  • Bikes and firepits available for hire

There’s more than a hint of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five about Alpine Grove Touring Park: pitches among secret groves of rhododendron, dappled with shade from the oak trees towering above, plus den building in the woods, scavenger trails, biking and hiking adventures around the local countryside, picnics and sausage-fuelled singalongs by the fire. Bet they sell lashings of ginger beer in the on-site shop...

Campers can choose between sun or shade, seclusion among the rhododendrons or a more open grassy area for their pitch. In addition to all the good old-fashioned fun outlined above, there’s a heated outdoor swimming pool, tennis, a play area, plus of course the usual amenities for ablution, laundry, refuse and recycling. Bikes and firepits are available for hire, and well-behaved dogs are welcome.

A level cycle path runs along the disused railway line between Chard and Ilminster, or for a more challenging ride, the 80-mile loop of the South Somerset Cycle Route goes right past the site. There are also plenty of walks for all abilities, and golf, fishing and horse riding nearby.

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

Please note

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 30/05 and 15/09 (subject to weather conditions).


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9.1

Overall rating based on 78 reviews

 

92% would recommend this site to a friend.

92% would stay here again.

 
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Great Site, Loved the woodland pitches. Friendly and helpful staff. 16/07/2017

angela_t568823 Confirmed

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  • Liked: 

    Manager very knowledgeable about his site, best place to pitch for evening sun. Clean facilities. Very friendly and helpful staff. Shop on site. Woodland Pitches, which is where we were placed. LOVED IT!!!

    Disliked: 

    No fault of the owner or site, but very noisy. There was a group of a sporting club visiting mini rugby team I think. The children seemed to have taken over the whole site, running and playing ball games in front of other peoples pitches. Running through our pitch in the woodland area. Like I said no fault of the campsite, and the kids were having fun, it is advertised as a family friendly site. Just a bit more supervision from the parents or a bit more respect and awareness from the kids would have been nice. There was lots of children on site and everyone else was aware of their surroundings other than this group.

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Great site, good location, friendly staff and level pitches 04/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Audrey H. Confirmed

  • Non-electric tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nicely set up site, with various pitches, some were nicely tucked away in the Rhododendrons, some were facing the large grassed area.

    Campfires allowed on a fire pit, bbqs and fun all permitted. Firewood sold at a reasonable price.

    Pizza sold from a real mobile pizza oven on Saturday.

    Toilet and shower blocks were pretty good.

    Owners were very welcoming and helpful.

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Nicely set out camp site - we had a 'woodland' ... 04/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Andrew H. Confirmed

  • Non-electric tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nicely set out camp site - we had a 'woodland' pitch.
    Close to flat cycle track to Illminster - and the swimming pool was warm!

    Disliked: 

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Nice clean, safe site. Woodland setting worked very well, with ... 28/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom dave_s105057 Confirmed

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

    Nice clean, safe site.
    Woodland setting worked very well, with pitches well spaced and spread out around the site.
    Good facilities.
    Friendly owners.

    Disliked: 

    Timer/movement lights in the shower blocks time out quickly - not a big issue, but you can end up showering in the dark.

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Wonderful 28/06/2017

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

  • Non-electric tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Amazing

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Excellent site. Great for children. 26/06/2017

sandra_f409413 Confirmed

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  • Liked: 

    Absolutely lovely campsite. Beautiful pitches under the trees (with plenty of space in between), welcoming owners, and very child-friendly.
    My seven year old was utterly miserable when it was time to leave. We will definitely be visiting again.

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    No negatives. Lovely site.

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Wow, an amazing site and helpful owners. 21/06/2017

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

  • Non-electric tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The site.
    The owners
    The secluded pitch
    The toilet block and showers
    The shop

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Everything was where it was supposed to be an clean 20/06/2017

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

  • Non-electric tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Forest was amazing the kids could go of an just be kids. While you relax doing something nice. Clean toilets an showers definitely be going back.

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A new favourite 20/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom simon_n168787 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    It's a beautiful site in a stunning location. It was full of young families who all seemed really polite and friendly. The owners were really helpful too.
    The trees provided some much needed shade and the pizza seller on Saturday night was a nice touch.
    The toilets / showers were more than good enough but a few more would be better.
    We'll be back.

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Every thing about this place is amazing cant stress this ... 20/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Paul H. Confirmed

  • Electric mixed trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Every thing about this place is amazing cant stress this enough.

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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

Local produce

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

Seasonal pitches

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Forest

Leave the car at home

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches

Location

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  • Forton Chard, Somerset, England, TA20 4HD
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.8587°N 2.9356°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 — 12.2 miles
Train stations
Axminster Rail Station — 6.3 miles
Crewkerne Rail Station — 6.9 miles
Honiton Rail Station — 11.8 miles
Ferry ports
Bridgwater Ferry Terminal — 19.8 miles
Topsham (Turf Lock Ferry) Ferry Landing — 26.3 miles
Topsham Ferry Landing — 26.3 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 22.8 miles

Directions


Recommended entry road: follow the signs for Chard A358 (Junction 25 on the M5) and follow our signs as you approach Chard at the B&Q. The campsite is signposted from the A30 at Cricket St Thomas and the A358 at Tytherleigh, both following the B3167.

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

All the attractions of south Somerset, Devon and Dorset are within easy reach, so it’s impossible to list more than a few highlights here.... The popular seaside town of Lyme Regis is renowned for its Cobb Beach, fossils and links to Jane Austen, and has a good museum. Forde Abbey, a stately home which used to be a Cistercian monastery, has stunning gardens, and soft fruit lovers will find its ‘pick your own’ farm berry exciting (jostaberries, anyone?).

Europe’s biggest collection of naval aircraft is hosted at the Fleet Air Arm Museum in Yeovilton, which regularly hosts special events, from Dalek invasions to drag racing.

Within the lovely orchards of Perry’s Cider Mills, there’s an interesting museum of old cider presses housed in a sixteenth century barn (and, of course, abundant opportunities to sample the results in the farm shop and tearooms).

Must see

  • Mapperton House & Gardens (11.0 miles)
  • Montacute House (11.6 miles)
  • Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (13.3 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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  11 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.

Alpine Grove Touring Park cancellation policy

Bookings are non-refundable in the event of a cancellation. If the site is able to relet the pitch then as a goodwill gesture the management will happily postpone the booking to an alternative date, subject to availability.

No change of dates permitted within 14 days of arrival.

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. Alpine Grove Touring Park will debit the balance from your card 3 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 3 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

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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.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
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.

Pool
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 30/05 and 15/09 (subject to weather conditions).

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

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

In order to comply with fire regulations all pitches must be 6m (20 feet) apart.

Dogs are to be exercised in the designated area. Dogs are not allowed in any building including the toilet block and swimming pool area.

To preserve our sensitive woodland site washing lines of any kind are prohibited. Tumble dryer facilities are available on site.

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