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- 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.
Open from 01/05/2017 to 30/09/2017
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Commercial vehicles allowed
No dogs allowed
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
- Coach stations
Ilminster: Market Square Coach Stop — 7.2 miles
7.2 miles Taunton Bus Station — 7.5 miles
7.5 miles Wellington (Somerset): High Street Coach Stop — 8.3 miles
- Train stations
Taunton Rail Station — 8.0 miles
8.0 miles Honiton Rail Station — 9.2 miles
9.2 miles Axminster Rail Station — 9.4 miles
- Ferry ports
Bridgwater Ferry Terminal — 16.6 miles
16.6 miles Topsham Ferry Landing — 23.3 miles
23.3 miles Topsham (Turf Lock Ferry) Ferry Landing — 23.3 miles
Exeter International Airport — 19.4 miles
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.
- Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (6.7 miles)
- Montacute House (15.9 miles)
- Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site (17.2 miles)
- Loughwood Meeting House (8.4 miles)
- Shute Barton (9.5 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.