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Petruth Paddocks

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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.

Bathroom facilities (with modern individual toilet and shower cubicles – and lots of them too) have been highly praised by previous guests, 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.


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9.6

Overall rating based on 153 reviews

 

98% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

  55% described as Peaceful ?

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Nice big pitch, friendly staff, top location.13/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTom W.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Nice big pitch, friendly staff, top location.

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Great campsite. Excellent facilities. Very friendly staff.22/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJenny T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Great campsite. Excellent facilities. Very friendly staff.

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Great facilities, really lovely staff, and joyful atmosphere.16/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Great facilities (particularly the pizza oven, and the number of washing up sinks!). The staff were awesome and friendly. The daily delivery of logs was a huge bonus. My kids loved the play area too. The general feel was really fun, relaxed and lovely.

    Disliked: 

    We found the campsite a little crowded for our liking, although the excellent facilities certainly made up for it!

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An excellent spot with nice views, great facilities, friendly staff14/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRoz R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    The facilities, friendly staff, and firewood deliveries!

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All mod cons and staff outstandingly helpful, professional and friendl09/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSimon D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Facilities & cleanliness

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Great well organised but relaxed camping03/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Plenty of space, great for children, close to Cheddar and the Gorge for walking. Can hire a firepit and buy wood

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Very well organised. Lots of space. Good shower and toilet …31/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Very well organised. Lots of space. Good shower and toilet facilities.

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    Unable to freeze ice packs.

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The staff were so friendly and accommodating at Petruth Paddocks. …26/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomFrancesca L.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    The staff were so friendly and accommodating at Petruth Paddocks. The facilities at the campsite were arguably the best facilities that I have experienced at a campsite, they were so clean and well maintained. The food and drink stalls were so reasonably priced and all delicious (we tried everything during our stay- coffees/milkshakes/breakfast butties/American street food/Pizza). The atmosphere around the campsite was very relaxed and friendly. Everywhere was kept clean and tidy.

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    No complaints - a fab weekend was had by everyone in our party!

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Great campsite and great location would defo stay again20/07/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    The campsite was great we arrived and was greeted by a young lady, the check in process was quick and simple and with COVID being around she provided us with a check in sheet that i took to the car to get all adults to check in to the location. The campsite itself was great and was all flat no hills or uneaven ground, even the grass was well trimmed, you could see that the staff on the campsite really cared about the grounds, there was specific driving routes that were indicated by blue markings on the grass which made manovering your vehicle easy, the showers are definately powerful which was awesome and were cleaned atleast twice a day and to a high standard. At around 1700 every day the staff would come around and deliver your fire pit and logs if required and would be around until 20:00-21:00 if you needed more. The location itself was also amazing a 5 minute drive from the wonderful cheddar village and gorge and no more then a 15minute drive from wookey hole. On friday to sunday they would have food stands on site where you could get pizza and hot dogs and then also had a coffee shack on site were you could get your morning brew.

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    Not the campsite fault but the children were running right through the centre of everyones pitches and every now and then you would see the odd parent come round and asked if you had seen their child

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Great facilities, lovely atmosphere and good takeaway foods onsite19/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Great facilities, lovely atmosphere and good takeaway foods onsite

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: one group at a time

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Distance markers in shared facilities

Extra toilet/shower facilities available

Hand sanitising stations

More frequent emptying of bins

No cash accepted on site

Removal of soft furnishings (e.g. decorative cushions)

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Camping pods

Pre-erected tents

Shepherd's huts

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Very large (over 200 pitches)

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

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Water hook-up points for tourers

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 Bus Station — 6.8 miles
Airport Terminal — 8.6 miles
Glastonbury Town Hall — 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.

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  • Can bookings for Petruth Paddocks be amended free of charge? Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 31/12/2021. Read more
  • 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
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    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
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    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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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.

Coronavirus
Bookings must not consist of more than 2 different households.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 31/12/2021.
Owing to government regulations, groups of 10 or more people are not permitted.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

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 emailed prior to arrival.

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.

Visitors must leave the 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.

Please state a group name in your booking notes if you would like to be pitches as a group – maximum 10 people.

Adult groups of 5-10 people will be charged a £150 Behaviour bond. We will contact you 2 weeks before arrival to collect a card payment. This is returned on condition that:

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

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

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