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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

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 75 reviews

 

96% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

 

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Lovely staff, and facilities in a beautiful peaceful setting. 24/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Adam O. Confirmed

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

    Beautiful setting, with lovely facilities, easy to find and great location for driving out and exploring the Jurassic Coast.

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Warm friendly welcome, nothing too much trouble. Beautiful setting. Large ... 22/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Mary Lynn P. Confirmed

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

    Warm friendly welcome, nothing too much trouble.
    Beautiful setting.
    Large level pitches.

    Very clean wash block.
    Great rubbish / recycle disposal set up.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing !

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Great site with clean facilities, friendly owners, fire pits a hit 17/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom jez_t Confirmed

  • Electric grass and gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Peaceful location, friendly owners

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Lovely location and great facilities. 13/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom mat w. Confirmed

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

    Lovely location and great facilities.

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Clean facilities with lovely hot showers! 07/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Nicola B. Confirmed

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

    As complete novices to “campervanning” we loved the woodland setting and the friendly, helpful staff - especially after getting stuck in the mud!! We enjoyed our two night stay in spite of the appalling weather!

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found them very friendly and helpfull 04/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Glen J. Confirmed

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

    facilities nice and clean,log burner cool idea ,but quite expensive,shall go back
    in the better weather

    Disliked: 

    the weather and the mud, but they cant control that

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Can't wait to go back!! 03/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Adrian B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Serena & Keith went right out of their way to accomodate, created a great homely feel in glorious grounds. Setting goals is lovely, some interesting history. All this in what was looking to be a bad weekend of weather. A good campfire always warms your heart.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Very nice family friendly campsite 21/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ariel P. Confirmed

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

    Very friendly hosts. We arrived a bit late, but they were more than accommodating. The fire pit rentals are awesome! They practically build the fire for you by supplying you with paper, kindling and wood for £16. I was sceptical that the wood they gave us would last the night, other places I've been to give you fast burning wood so you have to buy more, but one big basket outlasted us into the late night. Bathrooms were nice and clean. Showers are available although we didn't use them. Cool that there is a pool here as well, but was closed for the season. Would love to come back in the summer and camp again.

    Disliked: 

    Make sure you write down the code for the gate if you are coming and going. As we camped closest to the gate we had a few people running to ask us for the code because they had forgotten. Not a big deal though.

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A nice camp site. 17/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sue S. Confirmed

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

    We only stayed one night , Received friendly reception from the owner of the site.
    Pitch was level and set among trees and we were directed to a choice of suitable locations to choose to pitch.
    Toilet facilities were clean and adequate.
    Not a holiday park but a campsite and suited our needs.
    Would return again.

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Lovely site, very suitable for children. 06/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Francis M. Confirmed

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

    This is a lovely camp site, situated in a beautiful ancient woodland and within 20 minutes of the beautiful Dorset coast.

    There is a very well designed adventure play area and a very popular, albeit small, open air swimming pool.

    One rather special feature is that for £16 you can hire a fire basket complete with logs, which is quite nice if you are in a large group.

    Disliked: 

    The only reason I would not give it five is that I would describe the washroom / toilet facilities as poor in comparison with what we have experienced elsewhere.

    Perhaps one downside of the fire-pits is that you do tend to suffer from people staying up late into the night making quite lot of noise.

    There is no wi-fi at the site.

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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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