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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...

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 pool, tennis, a play area, plus of course the usual amenities for ablution, 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

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


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9.2

Overall rating based on 88 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

94% would stay here again.

 

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Brilliant site . Safe for kids and relaxing for adults 11/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom andy_b292623 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric mixed tent pitch
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    Brilliant site . Safe for kids and relaxing for adults

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Really nice quiet site, clean tidy well organised and peaceful. ... 06/06/2018

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    Really nice quiet site, clean tidy well organised and peaceful.

    Enjoyed staying under the trees.

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We stayed for 4days during the may half term. The ... 05/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom michaela_b260516 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass and gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    We stayed for 4days during the may half term. The New owners are really nice, happy to help with any problems and always friendly and welcoming. The site was really nice, well cared for and clean. Pitches were a good size and shower/toilet block fine. I always showered early morning and the water was always hot and shower nice and clean. I did hear people say the water was cold in the evening but I can't confirm that.
    I bought fresh bread from the local bakers in the on-site shop which was lovely. They also stock milk and juice in glass bottles and a range from the local butcher. All really nice touches. They are also very keen on recycling and provide a wide range of bins for doing so.

    Disliked: 

    The only downside for me, which is a personal preference and not a reflection on the site, is how shady it is. It's a beautiful wooded area but felt quite nippy on our pitch that got no sunshine at all.

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Facilities, setting and location 04/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Alison Y. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric mixed tent pitch
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    Facilities, setting and location

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Lovely site, beautiful grounds, the pool was a bonus. Well ... 01/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ruth W. Confirmed

  • Non-electric mixed tent pitch
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    Lovely site, beautiful grounds, the pool was a bonus. Well stocked little shop, freindsly and helpful owners.

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    The toilet block needs updating, but I know this is planned. They keep it very clean considering!

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Beautiful Surroundings. Well maintained facilities. Friendly Owners, very helpful with ... 31/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom jody_m173275 Confirmed

  • Electric tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Beautiful Surroundings.
    Well maintained facilities.
    Friendly Owners, very helpful with recommending places to eat nearby and providing an extension lead for electric point.
    Well stocked small shop for the essentials and card games and puzzle books for the kids.
    Pitches were a very good size and level.

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Excellent forest site. Clean facilities. Friendly staff 30/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Nicola W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric mixed tent pitch
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    Level spaceous pitch under the trees.
    Swimming pool although a tad small
    Great play area for kids
    Nice woodland walks

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one of the best sites I've ever been on . the owner's are brilliant . 09/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Neil S. Confirmed

  • Electric grass and gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Absolutely love the site we'll be going back

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    Nothing to dislike

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Great amenities in a great setting 08/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Rui b. Confirmed

  • Non-electric mixed tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Great amenities in a great woodland setting. There are some great walks in the surrounding countryside which even my teenage son enjoyed!
    Highly recommended and would book again in the near furture.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing in regard to the facility
    Travelling there from London is another matter.

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Fantastic site with lovely owners. 08/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom richard_p293140 Confirmed

  • Electric tent or trailer tent pitch
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    It’s a great place to stay, very peaceful and good for young children. Nice to be amongst the trees and chatting & toasting marshmallows beside the fire pit.

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    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

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 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 (7.4 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. –  Anytime
Depart:  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.

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 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 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.

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.

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.

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

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