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Alpine Grove Touring Park

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General

  • Award-winning park in a green wildlife haven
  • A mile and a half from Chard and 12 from Charmouth
  • Heated outdoor pool, play area, tennis, and firepits 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…

Guests here 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 pool, tennis, a play area, plus of course the usual amenities for ablutions, laundry, refuse and recycling. 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 AA 3 pennants

Please note

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

Facilities/activities including firepits and logs, cycle hire are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/05 and 30/09 (subject to weather conditions).


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9.3

Overall rating based on 30 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

  88% described as Forest ?

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Fantastic stay at a clean, friendly site.08/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLucy M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Great campsite for families - kids play area with a variety of equipment, small outdoor pool which our kids loved (it does need to be warm out to use it!). It isn’t a huge campsite, so only about 20 or so pitches but there is plenty of space for kids to roam free in the wooded areas (all enclosed by electric gate so felt very safe).

    The hosts were very friendly & the social distancing measures in place worked well - it was kept very clean, a temporary shower block was installed to reduce numbers in the toilet block & the pool could be booked for individual groups/families to use.

    The campsite shop was well stocked if you needed something. There are laundry facilities available & plenty of nearby activities - beaches, Forde Abbey (with England’s highest fountain!) and child friendly pubs (we particularly liked La Campagna outside Chard - great play area & good food).

    Nearby Chard also has a good playground, a large Tesco, Lidl & Sainsbury’s.

    Disliked: 

    It would have been the icing on the cake if there had been a good pub within walking distance but we were pretty happy eating-drinking around the fire pit!

    Good sized pitches but as a novice camper I didn’t realise we would need to pay extra to put up a gazebo (as well as our tent) within our pitch.

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Very clean facilities, lovely shop in case you forgot something! …31/07/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAshley M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Very clean facilities, lovely shop in case you forgot something! Signs everywhere encouraging social distancing and hand santiser for use before and after using facilities.

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The site is beautiful, with spaced pitches, a shop with …27/07/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomclaire p.Confirmed

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

    The site is beautiful, with spaced pitches, a shop with all the essentials, (the cider is very nice), clean toilets and showers. We were able to use the outside pool on a rota basis and also attended the yoga in the woods, which was lovely.

    Wood fired pizza onsite each Friday, makes an easy option for tea. With 2 dogs there is easy access to the Drift, a few miles of track, away from the roads.

    There is a large grassed are for playing in, and for younger kids its very secure.

    The team there obviously work hard to keep the place spotless, hopefully we will return next year.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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When we arrived a van was onsite making pizza which …26/07/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAlida N.Confirmed

  • Electric tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    When we arrived a van was onsite making pizza which was lovely. Our pitch was large with lots of trees. The bathrooms were clean and social distancing measures well implemented. We hired a fire pit, received extra wood and could purchase marshmallows for the children at the shop. The swimming pool had a pre-book 45-minute swimming schedule to adhere to social distancing. The camp is nicely situated to beaches and other sites.

    Disliked: 

    We were unfortunate to have a 40th party group across from our pitch that made excessive noise until after 1am for both the Friday and Saturday evenings. The website stated that no noise is allowed after 10:30 pm. The noice made our stay unpleasant especially with young children.

From the manager...

Thank you for staying at Alpine Grove, and thank you for leaving us a review.

We are very sorry that you were disturbed by noise, we try very hard to ensure that this doesn't happen and would have acted immediately had anyone complained or reported this to us at the time or the following day. Unfortunately, if no-one tells us there is a problem, we are unable to do anything about it.

The group were aware of our site rules and were quiet when we carried out our site walk at 10pm and again at 11pm on both evenings, we were unaware that they were noisy after that, please accept our apologies.

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Fab site, great value for money, great staff07/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDave W.Confirmed

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

    Nice scenic site
    Nice facilities
    Staff couldn't do enough to help
    Friendly staff
    Nice local walks
    Good local attractions

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Will be going back.24/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRobert D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Lovely site in beautiful setting. Friendly owners nice little shop with all your essentials. Lovely swimming pool.
    Toilets clean .

    Disliked: 

    Showers could do with freshening up . Or updating.

From the manager...

Our toilet block gets is decorated each year before we open for camping. It starts to look tired toward the end of the season, but it is not possible to redecorate while people are needing to use it. We have a longer term plan to replace the toilet block with something much more modern however this is unlikely to become a reality for a year or two due to planning permission etc.

Thank you fro your feedback.

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Fabulous site. Very relaxing. Everything clean & tidy. Friendly staff22/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJo C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The gorgeous site. The size of the pitches. The cleanliness of the site & facilities. Friendly staff. Wonderful woodland walks. Lovely hot showers. Great pool. Peaceful & totally relaxing. Best site we've been on.

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Good site in the tall trees facilities all good01/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    All good very tall oak trees very pleasant stay we visited the fleet Air arm museum. Haynes motor museum

    Disliked: 

    Pool very small OK for kids

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Another good camping site29/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Another good camping site

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Excellent stay with the kids. They swam everyday despite the weather!28/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAimee M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Friendly and warm reception. Everything clean and well organised.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

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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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Forest

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

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

Touring and motorhomes

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Location

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  • Forton, Chard, Somerset, England, TA20 4HD
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.8582°N 2.9366°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Ilminster: Market Square Coach Stop — 4.9 miles
Bridport: Coach Park West Street — 11.5 miles
Seaton (Devon): Sea Front Bus Stop — 12.2 miles
Train stations
Axminster Rail Station — 6.2 miles
Crewkerne Rail Station — 7.0 miles
Honiton Rail Station — 11.7 miles
Ferry ports
Bridgwater Ferry Terminal — 19.8 miles
Topsham (Turf Lock Ferry) Ferry Landing — 26.2 miles
Topsham Ferry Landing — 26.2 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 22.8 miles

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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 are likely to 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 16th-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 (7.3 miles)
  • Barrington Court (7.8 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:  12 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.

Alpine Grove Touring Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Alpine Grove Touring Park 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.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Alpine Grove Touring Park have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Alpine Grove Touring Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Alpine Grove Touring Park? 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 … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Alpine Grove Touring Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Alpine Grove Touring Park? From £18 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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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.
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.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

Extras
Facilities/activities including firepits and logs, cycle hire are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

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
Only park guests are authorised to use the pool.
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/05 and 30/09 (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.

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

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