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- Rural Somerset site surrounded by orchards on a working cider farm
- West Bay, Lyme Regis and Forde Abbey within 40 minutes' drive
- Bar open on Friday evenings for homemade cider and grilled meat
Fond of a drop of Somerset cider? Then you’ll be in your element at North Down Orchard, a small family-run farm five minutes’ drive from Crewkerne.
This is a place with a rich history of cider making, and you’ll be settling down right in the middle of the action as the pleasingly flat fields are surrounded by the apple trees that make up the 40 acres of orchard here. The farm practices regenerative agriculture and hundreds of trees have been planted, so you’ll be surrounded by wildflowers, hedgerows and growing trees as well as the fruit orchards.
Run on biofuels, North Down Orchard certainly takes care of its environmental credentials: electricity and hot water are supplied by solar panels, composting toilets minimise water usage and facilities have been made using recycled or up-cycled materials wherever possible.
And what of that pint of cider you’ve come all this way for? The farm’s own Cider Barn will see you right with their home-made cider, and Basement 17 Tacos can keep you happy on the appetite front. And if you’re here on a Friday, Streetwraps and Ethic Street Pizza are regular street-food visitors too.
For other amenities, there’s a pub within walking distance in the village of West Chinnock, plus plenty of shops and eateries in Crewkerne, along with a swimming pool where you can work up an appetite.
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Check-in: self check-in (unattended)
Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests
Hand sanitising stations
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
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
Dog walk nearby
Small (11-25 pitches)
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Surf school nearby
- Coach stations
Yeovil Bus Station
— 6.0 miles
6.0 miles Greenhill — 10.7 miles
10.7 miles Coldharbour — 10.8 miles
- Train stations
Crewkerne Rail Station
— 2.6 miles
2.6 miles Yeovil Junction Rail Station — 6.3 miles
6.3 miles Yeovil Pen Mill Rail Station — 6.6 miles
- Ferry ports
Bridgwater Ferry Terminal
— 19.2 miles
19.2 miles Weymouth Ferry Terminal — 24.7 miles
Exeter International Airport
— 31.5 miles
The scenery around here is rather pretty, so it all lends itself to getting out for a walk – perhaps in the Blackdown Hills to the east or the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the south. Destinations of choice include places like Evershot (20 minutes’ drive), the village that inspired much of Thomas Hardy’s writing, and the huge Cerne Abbas Giant (35 minutes) carved into the chalk hillside.
And of course it’s also not far to get down to the Jurassic Coast for visits to West Bay (35 minutes) and Lyme Regis (40 minutes) – the latter being a great place to find fishing boat trips. Elsewhere along the coast are Beer Quarry Caves and Abbotsbury Swannery/Subtropical Gardens (both 50 minutes).
For other days out, find out more about the area’s favourite tipple at Perry’s Cider Mills (15 minutes), meet wild beasts at Axe Valley Wildlife Park (35 minutes) or take a tour of Forde Abbey House and Garden (20 minutes).
- Montacute House (3.5 miles)
- Mapperton House & Gardens (8.2 miles)
- Fleet Air Arm Museum (8.9 miles)
- Montacute House (3.4 miles)
- Tintinhull Garden (4.9 miles)
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Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||12 p.m. –||6 p.m.|
|Depart by:||12 p.m.|
|Arrive:||3 p.m. –||8 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
North Down Orchard cancellation policy
No refunds within 3 days of arrival date.
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
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.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. North Down Orchard will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.
Payment methods accepted on the parkBank transfer
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does North Down Orchard have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is North Down Orchard dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near North Down Orchard? The scenery around here is rather pretty, so it all lends itself to getting out for a walk – perhaps in the Blackdown Hills to the east or the Dorset Area of … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of North Down Orchard?
Camping and touring Arrive: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Depart by: 12 p.m. On-site accommodation Arrive: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m.