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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 and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

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 theshowers 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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9.1

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97% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

 

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Lovely area close to town 21/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom christopher_s181027 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Great family welcome
    Easy site
    Great facilities

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Staff are friendly, clean facilities. 18/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Robyn B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    So friendly and just let you get on with enjoying your stay. Really helpful and amenable, would definately stay again.

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Excellent location for a short walk to cheddar. Really relaxed feel 18/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom kelly_w642473 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    The relaxed off lead dog policy. Really does make a difference for our dog to be able to have a play and say hello.
    Almost had the feeling of an adult only campsite with the families with young children in first field.

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    Nothing

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My second time visiting and I will visit again. 18/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Michelle S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    The festival feel to the campsite and the fires for hire. Staff were very friendly and helpful and I love the friendly atmosphere of the site.

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    Nothing.

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What isn’t to like? Kids get to run around having ... 17/06/2018

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    What isn’t to like? Kids get to run around having fun, 10 minute walk to Cheddar and 20 to the gorge so ideal to leave the van at the site. Showers are pretty good. Could be a bit warmer but that is personal preference. On site food was delicious! Thank you for a pleasant stay!

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    Nothing.

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Clean facilitiea friendly staff 04/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom emily_h266554 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The friendly staff and the atmosphere of the other campers everyone was friendly and also the firepits made it such a lovely camping experience for our first time camping. We came away very happy and didnt want to leave.

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From the manager...

That's great to hear - hope you can stay longer next time!

Jules and the team

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Great value for money, Great for all type of groups. 04/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Rowan h. Confirmed

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

    Fire Drum delivery was quite a nice touch, Facilities on site were well done and clean.

    Nice laid back environment for all types of groups.

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From the manager...

Everyone loves the fire-drums (apart from the chap who just drove over one - don't think he likes them now.....:)

We try really hard to keep the facilities in tip-top order - I'll pass your comments onto the team thank you!

Hope to welcome you back soon

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Excellent site with clean facilities,friendly staff and good area 03/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom james_m289218 Confirmed

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

    Site so near Cheddar and staff efficient and friendly

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From the manager...

That's how we roll - thank you!

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Thoroughly enjoyed our camping experience and Cheddar Gorge is great! 02/06/2018

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  • Liked: 

    The very friendly staff and attitude towards having a great camping experience. Plenty of room, very relaxed, encouraged fires, beautiful view !

    Disliked: 

    The women’s toilets were very busy, very limited, and very small.

From the manager...

So glad we hit the spot on most things :)

We have new facilities planned for 20/20 - I'm sorry you found them a little cramped - the new ones won't be I promise!

Come back and check them out

Thanks for your feedback

Jules and the team

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Good site, everything you need, very friendly. 30/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom roger_b11 Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Good location, good welcome on arrival, efficient siting system.good toilets and showers. Nice to have a cafe on site, though we did not use it.
    We only stayed overnight as we weren’t route to Devon & Cornwall, but it was a good visit.

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From the manager...

Thank you for your kind comments

Do hope you can stay longer next time!

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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

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

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

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

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

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

Shop nearby

Type

Very large (over 200 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Camping pods

Pre-erected tents

Shepherd's huts

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Location

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  • Labourham Drove, Cheddar, Somerset, England, BS27 3XW
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   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.

The site is just off the A371 on the edge of Cheddar. From Wells direction you will pass Winchester Farm/go-kart track on your left, immediately followed by a nasty S-bend. Then take the very first left into Labourham Way and take an immediate left. You'll see a Petruth Paddocks sign on the grass on the left as you turn and then a much larger version directing you left again through the entrance gates.

From the A38/Axbridge direction take the A371 through Cheddar village. Then pass the football club on the right. Then take the next right into Labourham Way. Take an immediate left.You'll see a Petruth Paddocks sign on the grass on the left as you turn and then a much larger version directing you left again through the entrance gates.

At the end of the track, please park on the hardstanding area and call into reception to say hello. Should reception be unattended please call us the mobile number provided in your booking confirmation email - someone from the team will be just a few minutes away. Please don't just pitch wherever and toddle off to the pub as the site owners need to know you're here.

Public transport: 10-minute walk to nearest bus stop.

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

On arrival, all guests are given a 20-page booklet, updated every year explaining what’s available on and off site. In the meantime, here’s a summary of what’s going on nearby:

Cheddar village (a 10-minute walk from the site) has a leisure centre, two supermarkets, a butcher as well as a bank, post office and pub. Cheddar Gorge (a 15 minute walk from the site) has stunning caves to explore for all ages and mobile ability. For those looking for more adventurous activity you can book both caving and climbing at the Caves reception.

The Gorge also hosts a wide range of restaurants including English, Indian, Italian, Chinese and Thai along with tearooms, a vegetarian cafe and fish and chip shops. There’s the Cheddar Cheese factory where you can watch how it’s made, a sweet kitchen where you can join in making sweets, and a crazy golf course so you can have as many rounds as you like.

A fibve-minute walk from the site in the other direction will take you to Winchester Farm where there's karting, Cheddar Ales Brewery and the Cheddar Chocolate Company.

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.

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.

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:  4 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  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.

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

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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 and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

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
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 must leave the premises by 10 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

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 11pm 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 and hardstanding pitches 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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