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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 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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Excellent facilities, toilets, and large pitches! Staff were so lovely
With differently stay here again
The whole site over all was very tidy, the facilities were clean
Absolutely loved our stay at petruth paddocks.. welcomed from the min
We had a fab time and would definitely recommend the site to any group
Friendly and quiet.
Chilled atmosphere. Fire pit delivered! Super friendly staff. 10 minute …
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
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Tents for hire
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Tipis, yurts, or wigwams
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Dog walk nearby
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Very large (over 200 pitches)
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Touring and motorhomes
Water hook-up points for tourers
- Coach stations
Wells: Princes Rd Bus Station
— 6.8 miles
6.8 miles Bristol Airport Coach Stop — 8.6 miles
8.6 miles Glastonbury Coach Stop — 8.7 miles
- Train stations
Worle Rail Station
— 8.6 miles
8.6 miles Yatton Rail Station — 8.8 miles
8.8 miles Weston Milton Rail Station — 9.2 miles
- Ferry ports
Weston-super-Mare Knightstone Harbour
— 10.9 miles
10.9 miles Clevedon Pier — 12.7 miles
12.7 miles Bridgwater Ferry Terminal — 12.9 miles
Bristol International Airport
— 8.6 miles
8.6 miles Cardiff International Airport — 26.1 miles
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.
- Cheddar Caves & Gorge (1.0 miles)
- Wookey Hole Caves & Papermill (5.2 miles)
- Ebbor Gorge National Nature Reserve (6.1 miles)
- King John's Hunting Lodge (2.3 miles)
- West Pennard Court Barn (10.9 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||2 p.m. –||8 p.m.|
|Depart by:||12 p.m.|
|Arrive:||4 p.m. –||8 p.m.|
|Depart by:||10 a.m.|
Petruth Paddocks cancellation policy
No refunds within 10 days 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 there will be no refund if you reduce the number of people.
A £10 fee is applied to any COVID-19 related booking cancellation rather than the percentage as outlined above.
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, Friday 31 December 2021.
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.
Petruth Paddocks will debit the full amount from your card immediately. This includes a 15% non-refundable deposit.
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.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- 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, Friday 31 December 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
When can I check in and check out of Petruth Paddocks?
Camping and touring Arrive: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. Depart by: 12 p.m. On-site accommodation Arrive: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Depart by: 10 a.m.