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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 102 reviews

 

93% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

 

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Great relaxed site. lovely holiday. Lots of great beaches to visit. 19/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom michelle_k145356 Confirmed

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

    We loved the relaxed feel to the campsite. We paid extra for a lovely secluded pitch which was more than large enough. We really felt as though we were away from it all.
    The pizza van and chippy van which visit the camp are both great!
    The small pool was great for the kids although did get busy at times.

    Disliked: 

    The shower/toilet facilities are quite tired and not many of.
    The washing up place is quite dark.
    The on site shop was only open for a couple of hours a day and only really sold sweets etc
    The laundry room just had the one washing machine so that could get a bit tricky.

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Would highly recommend 16/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom jason_r214073 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Beautiful location with not too many pitches

    Disliked: 

    The weather!

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Lovely site, very friendly owners/staff. 14/08/2017

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

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

    Heated swimming pool

    Disliked: 

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Beautiful scenic site with private pitches. Lots of facilities. 13/08/2017

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

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

    Beautiful location and scenery, loads for kids to do, lovely warm showers and pitches were far enough away from each other to be a little bit private. Staff were very welcoming and dog friendly.

    Disliked: 

    Toilets could have been cleaned more often but appreciate the weather wasn't the best at the beginning of the week so it was hard to keep anything clean!

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Friendly 13/08/2017

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

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

    Play area and pool

    Disliked: 

    Dirty bathrooms, disappointing shop

From the manager...

Shower block is cleaned twice a day thoroughly. If you had concerns, at other times, it would always be wise to alert a member of staff if you found the facility below par so it can be addressed.

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Lovely place would recommend and definately go back 12/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom paul_a167721 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Pool, clean toilets, woodland pitch, friendly owner, friendly campers, people do book quite a few nights here

    Disliked: 

    Nothing really just had issues with our tent deciding not to be waterproof but the owner lent us a tarps while we went and purchased a new tent, oh n a cat the owners have taken home numerous times but keeps coming back!

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Heated swimming pool, good playground, friendly owners and woodland setting 12/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Peter W. Confirmed

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

    Heated swimming pool, good playground, friendly owners and woodland setting

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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lovely site, clean facilities 11/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Caroline N. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Lovely surroundings, friendly owners, pool, play area. Big flat pitches. Quiet at night

    Disliked: 

    Weather! More drying facilities and perhaps a games room would help in the August downpours!

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Well worth a visit 10/08/2017

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

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

    Woodland site, friendly owners.

    Disliked: 

    Pool tiny, some loud guests (not the owners fault but still annoying).

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Great site with a lovely swimming pool and very friendly owners 09/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom suzanne_s276034 Confirmed

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

    Camp site with lots of trees
    Swimming pool
    Play area
    Shop
    Showers and toilets

    Disliked: 

    Toilets closed between 11am and 12 for cleaning - I never had my watch on so got caught out! Minor gripe though

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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.

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.

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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