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Driftaway Camping Woodlands

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Yurt in woods

General

  • Secluded site available for exclusive bookings
  • Half an hour's drive from Jurassic Coast beaches and walks
  • Meadow glamping with campfires allowed and meals delivered

Here’s a little Somerset smasher. Driftaway Camping Woodlands is a small and secluded site five minutes’ drive from Chard: so petite, in fact, that you and your group can hire the whole place out to have this sweet rural retreat all to your deserving selves.

Comfy but down-to-earth quarters are ready and waiting for guests as they arrive, and all kitted out too… so folk can throw their bags down, get out and explore a comely site of meadow and woodland: there's a stream to follow too, and a pond that’s home to newts and frogs.

This isn't the place for you if you require posh trappings like fancy ovens and ensuite bathrooms; instead keep up the Famous Five vibe in the evenings with campfire cookouts. (Although if you fancy a rest, your friendly proprietors will deliver freshly cooked meals to your fireside, or knock up picnics for daytime wanderings).

And what might those wanderings include? The local area has surfing, swimming and fossil digging on the beaches, hill walks and cliff climbs, journeys through the ancient and more recent history of the West Country, and encounters with deer and meerkats: you’ll certainly be busy…

Please note

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

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

The tents do not have running water, however a water carrier is provided along with suitable washing up bowl.


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9.8

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100% would recommend this site to a friend.

100% would stay here again.

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We had a lovely stay in our yurt, beautiful setting ...04/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMiss B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Yurt (2 adults and 2 children)
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    We had a lovely stay in our yurt, beautiful setting and very friendly and helpful hosts. Our little boy enjoyed playing in the woods and seeing the chickens. Thank you!

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Excellent site, would definitely recommend!07/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKeira B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Safari tent (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Great hospitality, kind owners, everything we needed was provided, two types of fires one indoor and one outdoor campfire!

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Wonderful glamping, clean facilities, lovely hosts.13/08/2019

Reviewer's country: NetherlandsAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Safari tent (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Nature , friendly family

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Lovely part of the country. The yurt was cosy and ...13/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHugh C.Confirmed

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    Lovely part of the country. The yurt was cosy and well-equipped. There was a warm and helpful welcome from the hosts, and the option of having them cook a meal is an excellent one; the food was superb. Good facilities all round.

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Beautiful location with really nice hosts. We had a great ...04/08/2019

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

  • Yurt (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Beautiful location with really nice hosts. We had a great time in the yurt in the woods, making a fire and sitting under the stars

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    Shower was a little clunky

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Awesome location and amazing owner! Very helpful.10/07/2019

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    Awesome location and amazing owner! Very helpful.

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Brilliant17/06/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNadie S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Safari tent (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Wow what a fantastic getaway! Firstly we were greated by Liz who was friendly and compassionate yet professional, we had ordered a meal which was stunning and the pudding with the extra brownies was a great suprise and treat!
    The accomodation was set up very well and everything well thought of to make it as comfy as possible,the facilities were perfect. Liz is a very friendly lady, my son was very happy to go collect chicken eggs with her and play with Boo, and we were even treated with a pack of marshmellows and bottle of elderflower press!
    The location was peaceful and the woods behind caught the kids attentions and they were soon going on adventures!
    Thanks once again Liz, i definately cant fault anything there! Will be back again!

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Everything about this place was perfect for us ! We ...07/05/2019

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

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    Everything about this place was perfect for us ! We had the most amazing time in the campsite and surrounding areas . Liz and Nigel couldn’t of done more to make us feel welcome . The yurt had everything we needed , The only things we needed was clothes and a radio and we were set for the weekend . The shower and toilets were very clean and to have the use of a fridge was very handy . We will definitely be going back

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Brilliant time.24/04/2019

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    We were lucky enough have booked the safari tent for the brilliant Easter weather 18th-19th. Liz and Nigel were amazing hosts and couldn’t have been more accommodating. The tent had everything we could have needed and more. Extra blankets and plenty of pillows. Comfy beds and plenty of lighting too plus a nice little welcome pack of marshmallows and strawberry lemonade and then some of the best homemade brownie i’ve Ever tasted. 😉 We made use of the fire pit provided cooked up dinner and the fire kept us warm enough both inside the tent and out. The meadow provides ample space for the kids to put their phones down for 10 minutes and play a game of rounders. We will definitely be returning. Thank you for a great stay.

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    There wasn’t anything to dislike.

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Wonderful experience20/04/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBindu B.Confirmed

  • Yurt (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Wonderful experience in the yurt. Liz & Nigel are excellent hosts . My son loved the swing, fire pit, chickens in the pen and the meadows. Couple of times, we saw a stag as well.
    Thanks Liz for the brownies & eggs.

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Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

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Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Tennis nearby

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

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Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Tents for hire

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Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Themes

Peaceful

Wildlife haven

Location

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  • Woodlands, Forton, Chard, Somerset, England, TA20 4HB
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.8596°N 2.9342°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 — 12.3 miles
Train stations
Axminster Rail Station — 6.4 miles
Crewkerne Rail Station — 6.9 miles
Honiton Rail Station — 11.9 miles
Ferry ports
Bridgwater Ferry Terminal — 19.8 miles
Topsham (Turf Lock Ferry) Ferry Landing — 26.3 miles
Topsham Ferry Landing — 26.4 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 22.9 miles

Directions


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

The pretty flint and stone town of Chard, five minutes’ drive away, is your nearest port of call for shops, pubs and eateries. The museum is also worth a mooch, not least for the tale of local inventor John Stringfellow, whose steam aeroplane was the first vehicle to fly under its own power way back in 1848.

Head further back in time at Dinosaurland Fossil Museum in Lyme Regis, and top it off with digging up your own ammonites and scaphites on Charmouth beach. For coastal walks interrupted by swims and paddles, Axmouth to Lyme Regis is a fine stretch that's home to birds and wildflowers, and occasionally swathed in sea mists. All are half an hour's drive from the site.

Sidle over to Seaton, also within half an hour, if you’d prefer to see the sea from the comfort of an old electric tram, or trek across the nature-filled marshlands alongside the River Axe on a well-signed boardwalk. To view the coast from the crest of a wave Jacob’s Ladder beach outside Sidmouth (45 minutes) is where the surfers do it.

Thrillseekers can screech their hearts out at the rides, go-karts and splash zone at Crealy Adventure Park (45 minutes) as well as taking more sedate trips on the miniature train, and meeting the meerkats for cute and furry encounters.

If you’re into myths and magic, get over to Glastonbury (50 minutes) for walks up the legendary tor, wanders of the ruined seventh-century abbey and pilgrimages to the ancient well.

Must see

  • Mapperton House & Gardens (10.9 miles)
  • Montacute House (11.5 miles)
  • Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (13.4 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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Please call the park using the contact details provided in the booking confirmation email to to advise your anticipated arrival time.

Driftaway Camping Woodlands cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

Up to 21 days before arrival - 25% of the balance will be retained
20 - 14 days - 50% of the balance will be retained

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Driftaway Camping Woodlands 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.

Hired accommodation: £100.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

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

Payment methods accepted on the park

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  • What attractions are near Driftaway Camping Woodlands? The pretty flint and stone town of Chard, five minutes’ drive away, is your nearest port of call for shops, pubs and eateries. The museum is also worth a mooch, not least ... Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Driftaway Camping Woodlands?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.

    Please call the park using the contact details provided in the booking confirmation email to to advise your anticipated arrival time.

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  • How much does it cost to stay at Driftaway Camping Woodlands? From £66 (for 1 night, 4 people) - 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
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.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
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.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £100.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £25.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Reception
Reception is unmanned after 6 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

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

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

The tents do not have running water, however a water carrier is provided along with suitable washing up bowl.

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