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General

  • Pitlands origins date back to 1300
  • It has an ancient wildlife pond
  • Five minutes from A303

Pitlands rural retreat is the perfect place to recharge your batteries and reconnect with nature. Situated on the beautiful Blackdown Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The site offers wild camping and a chance to escape the trappings of modern life and chill out in a tranquil secluded meadow surrounded by flora and fauna. You will not find televisions, wifi or electricity here. Rediscover the simple satisfaction of collecting firewood and building a campfire and cooking outdoors under the stars.

To reach the meadow you will have to walk up a fairly steep hill which makes the site difficult for people with limited mobility to access. However, the views once there are wonderful. There is a designated toilet and washbasin and Pitlands´owners are happy for guests to use a shower in the farmhouse at a small extra charge. Water tap is located near the pitch field.

Guests are welcome to come down and feed the pigs and collect the eggs. There is plenty of firewood to collect or we can drop some up to you. Pitlands Farm has fresh eggs from their hens and plenty of fresh garden produce available to purchase on site.

There is a wildlife pond with an abundance of wildlife, ducks, dragon flies, damsel flies, frogs and toads. Rabbits, pheasants, buzzards, foxes, badgers and deer roam the surrounding countryside.


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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

Seasonal pitches

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Gypsy caravans

Location

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  • Bishopswood Chard, Somerset, England, TA20 3SA
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.9086°N 3.0727°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Ilminster: Market Square Coach Stop — 7.2 miles
Taunton Bus Station — 7.5 miles
Wellington (Somerset): High Street Coach Stop — 8.3 miles
Train stations
Taunton Rail Station — 8.0 miles
Honiton Rail Station — 9.2 miles
Axminster Rail Station — 9.4 miles
Ferry ports
Bridgwater Ferry Terminal — 16.6 miles
Topsham Ferry Landing — 23.3 miles
Topsham (Turf Lock Ferry) Ferry Landing — 23.3 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 19.4 miles

Directions


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Local attractions

Close by in the village of BIshopswood there is an excellent pub renowned for its food and ales, it is easily walkable and has a lovely sunny garden by the river. A community shop is located about two miles away in the neighbouring village of Churchinford which sells a wide range of locally sourced produce as well as newspapers and alcohol. There is also a pub in Churchinford that is a friendly local hostelry with quality home cooking that everyone can enjoy.

There are excellent footpaths and cycle routes close by. Otterford Lakes is easily accessible and the stunning Castle Neroche Forestwith its link to the circular 13-mile Herepath, which is a shared cycle/walking/bridleway.

The Blackdown Hills partnership offer informative workshops and study days and talks for those interested in learning about the flora and fauna of this heritage site and perhaps have a go at a new country skill.

Pitlands Farm is ideally located just a five minute drive from the A303 on the Devon/Somerset border. The county town of Taunton is nine miles away and the famous Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis is a half-hour drive. The antiques town of Honiton is a short drive away and half an hours drive will take you to the city of Exeter.

Must see

  • Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (6.7 miles)
  • Montacute House (15.9 miles)
  • Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site (17.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Loughwood Meeting House (8.4 miles)
  • Shute Barton (9.5 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

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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.
This is an adults-only site. Children under the age of 12 are not allowed on site.
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.

Extras
A charge of £3 applies for the use of shower.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 7 consecutive nights.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11pm and 6am.
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
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of £25.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
Group bookings of 4 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 2 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

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.

Additional terms

Cars must be parked at the farm and there is a short but steep walk to the top to reach a lovely flat meadow. Please bring a torch.

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