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Bucklegrove Caravan & Camping Park

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General

  • The oldest family-run park in the Cheddar valley
  • Between Wells and Cheddar with spectacular valley and hill views
  • Licensed café and shop, indoor pool, paddling pool and games room

This Somerset site will have you breaking out in cheesy grins: stunning views of the Cheddar valley and Mendip Hills, spankingly clean amenities and a café with sun terrace where you can watch the kids whirling around the play park…it’s all gouda.

Lying between Wells and Cheddar, family-friendly Bucklegrove Caravan & Camping Park is the oldest family-run park in the Cheddar valley and is set up for all ages in mind: as well as the play park and the family-friendly licensed café, the log cabin with indoor pool also comes with a smaller pool for mini cheddars, at no extra cost. A games room with pool table is also on site.

For grownup concerns, Bucklegrove has a licensed shop, fully-equipped coin launderette and free use of the ice block freezer; there’s free hot water for dishwashing and showers, and separate family bathrooms and full-sized baths available for a nominal extra charge.

The site has good mobile phone coverage and free wifi across throughout if you need to stay in touch or upload pictures of the views to Facebook.

A pub is within a couple of miles; Bucklegrove is 15–20 minutes from Wells, Cheddar and Weston-super-Mare for pubs and restaurants further afield (a bus stop is just outside the park entrance for those getting about under their own steam).

Please note

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

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

Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.


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8.9

Overall rating based on 81 reviews

 

91% would recommend this site to a friend.

86% would stay here again.

 
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Muy limpio y bien cuidado. Todos los servicios excelentes. Personal ... 17/08/2017

Reviewer's country: Spain Pere R. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Grove electric hardstanding touring pitch (pet friendly)
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  • Liked: 

    Muy limpio y bien cuidado.
    Todos los servicios excelentes.
    Personal muy amable.

    Disliked: 

    Pocas duchas.

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would happily stay again. 16/08/2017

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

  • Tor View non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Good clean site with plenty for young children.

    Disliked: 

    There was nothing to dislike.

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Excellent site, lovely location, great for families. 16/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Claire F. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Tor View non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Location - the views are amazing!
    Onsite bar and play area
    Toilets and showers are clean and well equipped.
    Nice to have the onsite pool
    Great to have wifi, even if I was really only able to get it in the bar area

    Disliked: 

    The distance from our pitch to the toilet block - it's a bit of a hike when you have little ones desperate for the loo in the morning.
    Also, the majority of Tor View is on a slant; a small minority of pitches are reasonably flat but those were the first to go meaning the rest of us had to pitch on a hill which isn't the worst thing in the world but can be a nightmare at times, when cooking or during the night when you find your kids at the bottom of their beds.
    The onsite pool, whilst a lovely addition, doesn't have the best changing rooms. The shower curtain was missing in the women's changing rooms and they are quite small, which when you're part of a group of 9, is an issue.

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Clean friendly 15/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom shane t. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Grove electric hardstanding touring pitch (pet friendly)
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    Everything

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Happy to come back again, site is great for families and good value 15/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom David W. Confirmed

  • Tor View non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Clean and tidy campsite, with tidy and clean toilet block, free swimming pool, great views, friendly staff and secure premises. 25% discount voucher for Wookey Hole was also appreciated.

    Disliked: 

    Despite being on the Tor field which does not permit dogs, the tent next to us had a Dog which was allowed to run around and soil the field. I mentioned it in passing to reception and they said they had been assured by the guest that the Dog was not going into that field but they would deal with it. Not sure if they did, as that night and the next day, the Dog was back! Didn't really detract from my stay, so no points docked!

    Swimming pool opened at 10am (for Children) and shut at 6pm - this meant we only used it once as it was generally only open when we were doing things off site. The bar attached to the pool is open until 11pm, so I am not sure why the pool - which is not staffed anyway - should close so early?

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This site was spot on for us. Quiet and clean, but also child-friendly 15/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jonathan S. Confirmed

  • Strawberry Field electric hardstanding touring pitch
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    Everything

    Disliked: 

    Layout on our pitch was a bit confusing as not marked clearly. Perhaps this could be explained on check in.

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The restaurant great food with entertainment which was a bonus ... 15/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Geraldine R. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Tor View non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The restaurant great food with entertainment which was a bonus . A clean quiet camp with amazing views.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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The campsite was lovely, very clean, nice pub, lovely food, ... 15/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Laura_W4 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Tor View non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The campsite was lovely, very clean, nice pub, lovely food, lovely park for the kids, very clean bathroom facilities

    Disliked: 

    It was quite expensive, the food in the pub was expensive but larger portions.
    We camped in the camping field thankfully as the rest of the camping areas looked VERY cosy! Very close to each other. We were pleased with our pitch however didn't realise the road was a main road so no one got much sleep!

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....The beautiful view from Tor view field. Although we were ... 14/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom annette_d308071 Confirmed

  • Tor View non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    ....The beautiful view from Tor view field. Although we were visiting in August there was plenty of space and room on the field for children's games, kite flying, etc. The toilets and showers were clean, the water hot.
    The food in the cafe was good quality. Be warned - if you have takeaway chips one portion will feed 2 if not 3 people!
    All the staff were friendly and helpful.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike - the prices in the shop were a little high but I appreciate that it is a convenience facility and we could hardly expect Aldi prices!

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Excellent site with great facilities and very helpful staff. 12/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Angie T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Strawberry Field electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Helpful staff, lovely pool, reasonably priced shop, good clean facilities and lots of space for kids to play and explore.

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Bar or club house

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Kids' club

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Outdoor swimming pool

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Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

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Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

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Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Fully serviced pitches

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Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

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Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

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Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

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Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Camping 2.0

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Location

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  • Wells Road, Rodney Stoke Cheddar, Somerset, England, BS27 3UZ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.2432°N 2.7317°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Wells: Princes Rd Bus Station — 4.3 miles
Glastonbury Coach Stop — 6.7 miles
Street: Leigh Rd Coach Stop — 8.1 miles
Train stations
Highbridge & Burnham-on-Sea Rail Station — 10.6 miles
Yatton Rail Station — 11.0 miles
Worle Rail Station — 11.1 miles
Ferry ports
Bridgwater Ferry Terminal — 13.3 miles
Weston-super-Mare Knightstone Harbour — 13.4 miles
The Cottage Ferry Landing — 14.9 miles
Airports
Bristol International Airport — 10.0 miles
Cardiff International Airport — 28.4 miles

Directions


Important note for GPS users: please do not rely solely on the route provided by your satnav as some of the local lanes are not suitable for large/towing vehicles.

From the M5 motorway:
Leave at Junction 22 and take the A38 north (signposted Cheddar). As you come into the village of Cross, take a right turn onto the A371. Stay on this road through Cheddar and Draycott (towards Wells). Continue through the village of Rodney Stoke (passing the Rodney Stoke Inn on your right), up the hill and the park is on the left after the 'S' bend. Please use the second entrance.

From the A303:
At Wincanton turn onto the A371 towards Shepton Mallet. Continue through Shepton Mallet on the A371 towards Wells. Upon reaching Wells take the second exit off the roundabout and proceed through the first set of lights, bearing left at the second lights (signposted Cheddar). Continue along the A371 though the villages of Haybridge, Easton and Westbury-sub-Mendip. The park is approx half a mile on the right after leaving Westbury-sub-Mendip.

Rail/bus:
A local bus service (126) stops directly outside the park. The route runs from Weston-super-Mare train station and through to Wells via Cheddar and local towns.

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

Bucklegrove is only a few miles away from two Somerset absolute must-sees: the spectacular Wookey Hole Caves and home of the Witch of Wookey for spellbinding shenanigans, and the Cheddar Caves and Gorge for would-be smugglers, adventure story fans and historyheads.

The Cheddar Gorge is deep in records: it’s the largest gorge in the country, has the biggest colony of endangered greater horseshoe bats and is the discovery site of Cheddar Man, the oldest complete human skeleton found in Britain and a name you'll want to say in a dramatically deep superhero’voice; find out about him and his ancestors in the caves’ Museum of Prehistory.

Outdoors around the gorge, there are the 274 steps of the Lookout Tower to puff up for sweeping Somerset views, and a clifftop walk and open-top bus tour.

Apart from witchy and subterranean goings-on, holidaymakers in this corner of the country will find gardens, history, farm parks, theme parks, beaches and more within easy reach and other main Somerset attractions like Bristol and Bath within an hour’s drive.

Glastonbury with its abbey and tor is less than half an hour away, and medieval Wells, Britain’s second smallest city (that’s four now) has a thirteenth century cathedral and bishop’s palace complete with moat.

Feeling driven? The Haynes Motor Museum at Yeovil has the UK’s biggest collection of cars from around the world and is one of several museums in Somerset on the quirkier side: also try the privately-owned Oakham Treasures near Bristol for retail and farming history, the Helicopter Museum at Weston-super-Mare or the American Museum at Bath, the only American art museum outside the USA.

Kids are spoilt for choice with the wildlife parks, zoos and aquariums in the area: whet their appetites at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm in Bristol or the SeaQuarium at Weston-super-Mare before taking them to an adrenaline-inducing day at Longleat Safari Park just over the border in Wiltshire.

Rollercoasters and fairs more their thing? Brean Leisure Park has 40 rides, river rides and splash parks; stroll along the miles of sandy stretch from here past Berrow and to seaside town Burnham-on-Sea.

Sticking closer to Cheddar, there’s abseiling, caving, sampling the wares at Somerset cider farms, meandering around the Mendips or visiting the town’s sweet factory all to be had – and yes, there's also the cheese.

Must see

  • Wookey Hole Caves & Papermill (2.8 miles)
  • Cheddar Caves & Gorge (3.1 miles)
  • Ebbor Gorge National Nature Reserve (3.7 miles)

National Trust

  • King John's Hunting Lodge (4.8 miles)
  • West Pennard Court Barn (8.5 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

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  10 a.m.

Bucklegrove Caravan & Camping Park cancellation policy

No penalties

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.

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A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

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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.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

General
Generators and motorised recreational vehicles are not permitted.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 12am and 7am.
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.

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 11.30pm.
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

The swimming pool is not lifeguarded; all children under 16 years must be supervised by an adult. Children are very welcome in the family bar when accompanied by an adult.

Only food and beverages purchased from the bar may be consumed in the bar and on the sun terrace during the bar opening hours.

Pitches are not completely flat, please keep this in mind when booking.

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