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From £20/€23.77/A$34.58/US$25.90/CA$35.35/CHF25.77/kr230.15/kr177.30/kr222.47/kr2,778/$402.41/$16,667/PEN84.25/NZ$37.75/R346.62/zł100.70/R$82.24/Kč638.98/RSD2,941 (for 1 night, 2 adults)

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  • 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 Cheddar Petruth Paddocks.

Jules and the team have made it their mission to ensure all guests have a seriously laid-back 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. (They simply ask you don't bring your own so they know what's being burnt). You’ll also get a specially put together guide to Cheddar on arrival with recommendations for great local food and drink and a couple of special deals just for staying at the site.

Take the Strawberry Line by foot or bike for 15 minutes from the Cheddar Petruth 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. Towards the end of the day, Jules often recruits helpers and gives trailer rides as he delivers the logs.

Well-behaved animals of all shapes and sizes are welcome - as long as they come with well-behaved owners who pick up after them...

If you can't face putting up a tent, try one of the tipis or the cosy shepherd's hut, which both sleep up to eight people and come complete with massive firepit and luxury camp beds so you can spend the evening relaxing by the fire under the stars.

There are grass and hardstanding pitches too for tents, tourers and motorhomes to stay in all weathers: both the camping fields have lots of taps and there's a chemical disposal point for guests with tourers and motorhomes.

Facilities are basic but clean, and the piping hot high pressure showers, loos and washbasins are all cleaned twice a day. There's a washing-up bay and coloured bags are provided for you to separate your waste/recycling. If you can't do without your hairdryer, the site has 25 hook–up points and will be adding more over time.

Cheddar Petruth Paddocks welcomes families, singles, couples and well-behaved groups – go and say hello.

Please note

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 we know what's being burnt.

Autumn/winter bookings please note: Our showers and toilets are basic but clean. Some folk struggle with the fact they are also mobile. Our washing basins currently have cold water feed however piping hot water supplies our showers and covered washing up area. If any of the above is a problem for you we suggest 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.

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Party: 2 adults


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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the terms and conditions.

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.

Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds of Staffordshire terrier, pit bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

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

Bass boxes are not permitted.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to the reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to our 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 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 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

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 is open from 8am to 8pm between 01/03 and 31/10.

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

No vehicle movement between 8pm and 8am.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

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 our 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 we know what's being burnt.

No departure time for the non-electric grass pitches, but if customers are still onsite at nightfall they will be charged. Electric grass and hardstanding pitches: by 12noon.