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A day of rain cleared the site. Those of us who stuck it out were rewarded with this.

General

  • Spacious, relaxing and free-range camping with clean facilities
  • Stunning views overlooking the Mendip Hills and Somerset Levels
  • Fires encouraged: pits, kindling and logs delivered at a small charge

Want to get away from it all, chill out and do some free-range camping? Check out Petruth Paddocks.

Jules and the team have made it their mission to ensure all guests have a seriously laidback time: you won’t find overly zealous wardens prowling about here, and open fires are positively encouraged – fire drums, kindling, logs and lighters can be delivered to your door every evening for a small charge. (Please don't bring your own wood etc so the team know what's being burnt on site.)

Take the Strawberry Line by foot or bike for 15 minutes from the Petruth Paddocks gate to arrive at Cheddar Gorge, or continue on and take the old railway line path to Yatton, where trains hauled strawberries from the slopes of Cheddar to the early morning markets in east London over half a century ago. The bottom gate of the site goes directly to the Somerset Levels and there are marked walking and nature trails all around from Cheddar Gorge.

The site has stunning views overlooking the Mendip Hills in one direction and towards the Somerset Levels in the other. There’s loads of open space for the kids to run about in, get to know other and make new friends; Jules often gives trailer rides to kids at weekends too and farm tours can be arranged depending on guest number.

Facilities are basic but clean, and the piping hot high pressure showers, well-maintained toilets and washing-up sinks are all cleaned twice a day. The team operate a strict recycling policy: guests are asked to being five rubbish sacks and the Petruth staff will explain their system when you arrive.

Petruth Paddocks welcomes families, singles, couples and well-behaved groups. Well-behaved animals of all shapes and sizes are welcome... as long as they come with well-behaved owners who pick up after them...

Food and coffee are served throughout the day on weekends.

Please note

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Campfires positively encouraged - fire-drums, kindling, logs and lighters delivered to your door every evening for a small charge. Please don't bring your own so the site knows what's being burnt.

Autumn/winter bookings please note: Showers and toilets are basic but clean; please also be aware they are mobile. The washbasins currently have a cold water feed; however, piping hot water supplies the showers and covered washing up area. If any of the above is a problem for you you'll probably be happier elsewhere.

If you are part of a group, please specify the lead name in the 'special requests' in the booking form.

Adult groups of over 5 people will be charged a £20 per person behaviour bond upon arrival. This is returned on condition that:

The campsite have not had to ask more than once for the group to turn music off at 11 or keep to quiet chatter after.

The group has left their pitch clean and all rubbish has either been recycled or taken home.


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9.4

Overall rating based on 170 reviews

 

93% would recommend this site to a friend.

92% would stay here again.

  53% described as Peaceful ?

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a disappointment overall.21/02/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Quiet at this time of year ++++ - Warden was helpful.

    A delightful part of the country especially the nearby Cheddar Gorge which we spent some time at, exploring the caves etc.

    Disliked: 

    The weather ! Not the fault of the site.

    Returning one evening to find our pitch occupied by an individual who was using our electric hook-up and suggesting that we should seek another site from the warden as "this was the only spot he could find" - very stressful at the end of a very busy day.

    The facilities were poor although clean, were very cold. The warden did explain that the facilities were being upgraded shortly but I feel we should have been forewarned prior to our booked stay.

    The Wifi was unavailable at the pitch throughout our stay - we were kindly allowed to use the office wifi but had to locate ourselves at the reception office which was not very convenient.

From the manager...

We're sorry to hear that we let you down and we'd like to rectify that.

With regard to your pitch being occupied, we do ask that you let us know if you need to return to the same pitch so we can cone it off. Our manager took you to another pitch and resolved the situation as soon as he was made aware. I assume that you mean "pitch" not "site" as he certainly didnt suggest you go to another site :)

The facilioties are the same facilities we've had in place for 7 years - we've simply relocated them whilst we prepare for our brand new showers and toilets to arrive in April.

The weather was indeed atrocious and the storm had taken out our customer wifi provision - hence why we made our office wi-fi available.

We do understand that horrible weather has a dramatic effect upon how our customers view their stay however whilst we did do our best to look after you we do appreciate that you felt let down.

With this in mind we'd like to offer you a free night on us at any time in 2020 - preferably a sunny time!

Just let us know when you'd like to come and try out our new amenities and upgraded wifi :)

Many thanks

Jules and the team

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Anonymous user

Great site, the team went out of their way to help us in the storm.17/02/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Incredibly friendly and helpful team onsite. They are in the process of upgrading the facilities.

    Disliked: 

    Facilities are being upgraded but there were plumbing problems with the toilet block that they kept trying to fix but couldn’t.

From the manager...

Thank you for your kind comments about our team - we really do try to pull out all the stops especially during such horrendous weather!

The plumbing problem was fixed but thank you for letting us know about it :)

We do hope that your next trip away together is in better conditions!

Warm regards

Jules and the team

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Expensive and Major building work, Friendly Staff06/02/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMichael B.Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly staff and owner, very helpful with sorting out water issues.

    Disliked: 

    The site was undergoing a major upgrade to the facilities. Unfortunately it was more like a building site than a camp site. The old facilities were very poor and not heated or very clean. The fully serviced pitch was not at all and the staff had to run a hose pipe for a water supply from the nearby building works. To add insult to injury this was the most expensive site we have used in the winter months at £28 per night. It should have been closed for this upgrade or a serious price reduction with a warning that building works may impact on your visit. WiFi not available as well !

From the manager...

I'm so sorry that our upgrade work spoit your stay - we should have pitched you in a far better location and clearly messed up. We'd like the opportunity to welcome you back on a bright sunny day to enjoy a better experience and try out our brand new amenties. Please just drop us a line and you can have a weekend on us.

Thank you for bringing this to our attention

Jules and the team

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Lovely stay new toilets and shower block going in now lovely friendly27/01/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDawn G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very helpful and friendly staff

    Disliked: 

    Nothing only the weather

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Definitely a place to come back to in the summer lots more to explore30/12/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Being so close to lots of outdoor activities , village , shops and pubs . Friendly staff always visible and happy to help with any problems.

    Disliked: 

    Difficulty getting the awning up on the hard standings

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Anonymous user

Friendly welcome and helpful team!25/11/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Friendly welcome and helpful team!

    Disliked: 

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Very clean and friendly site with lots of space.10/11/2019

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

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendliness and how helpful the owner was. Lovely setting and clean showers and toilets

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Excellent stay, friendly people and would definitely visit again. Mike ...14/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdommichael b.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Excellent stay, friendly people and would definitely visit again.

    Mike and Nicola.

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Anonymous user

Great location, friendly host, clean facilities.23/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Great location, friendly host, clean facilities.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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On arrival we were welcomed to the paddock, given a ...23/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChristopher W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    On arrival we were welcomed to the paddock, given a little breifing and shown around, they have fridges you can use, charging points, games, a shop, everything you can wish for. We got taken to our pitch, and the veiws were incredible!! The staff were lovely, the vibe of the site was relaxed, the staff even brought round fire pits and wood. Showers were hot, powerful and clean. The toilets were also extremely clean.

    Absolutely loved our stay, will be returning again and again and again!!!

    Thank you 😊

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Features

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

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

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Camping pods

Pre-erected tents

Shepherd's huts

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Touring and motorhomes

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Type

Very large (over 200 pitches)

Location

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  • Labourham Drove, Cheddar, Somerset, England, BS27 3XW
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.2685°N 2.7731°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Wells: Princes Rd Bus Station — 6.8 miles
Bristol Airport Coach Stop — 8.6 miles
Glastonbury Coach Stop — 8.7 miles
Train stations
Worle Rail Station — 8.6 miles
Yatton Rail Station — 8.8 miles
Weston Milton Rail Station — 9.2 miles
Ferry ports
Weston-super-Mare Knightstone Harbour — 10.9 miles
Clevedon Pier — 12.7 miles
Bridgwater Ferry Terminal — 12.9 miles
Airports
Bristol International Airport — 8.6 miles
Cardiff International Airport — 26.1 miles

Directions


Use postcode BS27 3XW for your satnav but please stop following it and start following the directions below when you are a couple of miles away - that way you'll not end up on an unmade road or on the site drive.

If you are approaching Cheddar from the west, and you are towing a caravan or driving a large motorhome, then please exit the M5 motorway at junction 22, not 21.

Travel along the A371 through the centre of Cheddar village. You will pass Tesco on your right and the Bath Arms on your left. Continue on this road passing St Andrew's Church followed by Cheddar Football Club on your right. After a further 250 yards, take a right turn off the A371 into Labourham Way. Take an immediate left, slow to walking pace and you’ll see our large sign in front of you – simply take a sharp left through the gateway and follow the track into the carpark.

If you are approaching Cheddar from the east, and you are towing a caravan or driving a large motorhome on the B3135, please do not turn left signposted Gliding Club, but continue down the Gorge.

Travel along the A371 through Draycott. You will pass the Cheddar Garden Centre and the Kart track followed by a nasty S bend. On exiting the bend, take an immediate left off the A371 at the "Welcome to Cheddar" sign into Labourham Way then another immediate left, slow to walking pace and you’ll see our large sign in front of you – simply take a sharp left through the gateway and follow the track into the carpark.

Public transport: The bus stop is just a 10 minute walk away and will take to you either Weston Super Mare or Yatton train stations within an hour.

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

As well as the leisure centre, Cheddar village (a 10-minute walk from the site) has crazy golf, riding stables, go-karting and seven pubs, all of which are child-friendly; there are also English, Indian, Chinese, Thai and Italian restaurants and pizza delivery to your pitch.

Fishing and sailing are both available at Cheddar Reservoir, but as you’re near so many caves in this part of the world some caving and potholing might be just the ticket too; several companies are in and around Cheddar to show you the ropes.

A 15-minute drive takes you to Wookey Hole Caves, home of the famous witch and with a circus, fairy garden and regular events, is a less hair-raising way to see Somerset caves (and is the home of cave-aged Cheddar cheese).

Cheddar Gorge is just five minutes from the village and has crazy golf, a cheese factory and six more pubs, all of which welcome children and dogs. For foodie delights, especially for veggies, make a stop at the tasty vegetarian café on your stroll towards the Gorge drop - we highly recommend sampling the homemade cakes on offer too...

If, like us, your favouritest things after cheese are chocolate and beer, the Cheddar Chocolate Company and the Cheddar Ales brewery are both very tasty; if it's cider you're after then Wilkins Cider Press can pull you a pint (or two); while Cheddar Sweet Kitchen, also in the village, holds free demonstrations of sweet-making to the drooling public.

For shopping, which should be done anywhere in the country you end up at, the famous Cheddar car boot sale is at Winchester Farm every Sunday all year round. More? Head for Clarks Village in nearby Street to get your mitts on discounted designer labels and brands.

Exmoor National Park is well worth a pony around too; go at night for some stargazing as it’s the first designated Dark Sky Reserve in Europe with several good places to see the best of the skies.

Elsewhere in Exmoor there’s horse riding, climbing, canoeing and fishing; info on all these and Exmoor events can be found at the park’s visitor centres based at Dulverton, Dunster and Lynmouth. Dry slope skiing, clay pigeon shooting, climbing and off-road driving can also be done nearby.

Day trippers will be chuffed to know that Cheddar is less than an hour away from Bath, Bristol and the seaside at Weston-super-Mare, with Glastonbury and the tiny city of Wells also easily accessible.

Must see

  • Cheddar Caves & Gorge (1.0 miles)
  • Wookey Hole Caves & Papermill (5.2 miles)
  • Ebbor Gorge National Nature Reserve (6.1 miles)

National Trust

  • King John's Hunting Lodge (2.3 miles)
  • West Pennard Court Barn (10.9 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:  10 a.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.

Petruth Paddocks cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

All cancellations will be refunded in accordance with the following terms:
• For any cancellations made more than 28 days before date of arrival 80% of the balance paid will be refunded.
• For any cancellations made less than 28 days but more than 14 days before date of arrival 50% of the balance paid will be refunded.

On the campsite please note that if you reduce the number of people, we are unable to give you a refund.

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. Petruth Paddocks will debit the balance from your card 12 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 12 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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  • Does Petruth Paddocks have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Petruth Paddocks dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Petruth Paddocks? As well as the leisure centre, Cheddar village (a 10-minute walk from the site) has crazy golf, riding stables, go-karting and seven pubs, all of which are child-friendly; there are also English, ... Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Petruth Paddocks?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  10 a.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Petruth Paddocks? From £20 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - 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
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
Unsupervised minors must have a letter of authorisation from their parents or legal guardian.

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.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bass boxes 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.
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 £50.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Pitches
Units should not be left unoccupied unless previously agreed with the management. Please speak to reception when the need arises, a fee may be charged for unsupervised units.
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. between 01/03 and 31/10.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.
Visitors must leave the premises by 8 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

16 and 17 year olds must have written parental permission sent prior to arrival.

Facilities and amenities may be altered or withdrawn if circumstances beyond the site's control necessitate this.

Music must be turned off at 10pm in the Family Field and 11pm in the Chill-out Field, after-which fireside chatter is fine; singing, screaming and shouting is not. Guests not respecting this rule will be asked to leave.

Pets are allowed on the understanding they are not permitted on the furniture in the accommodation units.

All visitors must be off site by 10pm at the latest.

Campfires positively encouraged - fire-drums, kindling, logs and lighters delivered to your door every evening for a small charge. Please don't bring your own, so the site knows what's being burnt.

No departure time for the non-electric grass pitches, but if customers are still on site at nightfall they will be charged. The departure time for the electric grass, hardstanding pitches and accommodation units is 12 noon.

Adult groups of over 5 people will be charged a £20 per person behaviour bond upon arrival. This is returned on condition that:

The campsite have not had to ask more than once for the group to turn music off at 11 or keep to quiet chatter after.

The group has left their pitch clean and all rubbish has either been recycled or taken home.

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