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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 spot of Somerset cider? 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 80 acres of orchard here. This is classic English countryside scenery, with the farm’s traditional thatched farmhouse at the centre (lots of visitors comment that visiting this farm is a little like stepping back in time…)
Much effort has gone into preserving things as they should be around here, so you’ll also be surrounded by lots of wildflowers, hedgerows and mature trees as well as the fruit orchards. And there are some gorgeous views beyond, too – the farm looks out over neighbouring farms and the Somerset hills. The border with Dorset is close by as well, so you can easily head out for walks in the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or get down to the coast around West Bay and Lyme Regis.
And what of that pint of cider you’ve come all this way for? The best way to achieve that is to be here on a Friday, when the farm’s own Cider Barn and Woodsmoke Kitchen opens up to serve home-made cider alongside meat cooked on an open fire. Don’t panic if you’re not doing a Friday – there’s a pub within walking distance in the village of West Chinnock.
For other amenities there are plenty of shops and eateries in Crewkerne, along with a swimming pool where you can work up an appetite.
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24+ hour ventilation between accommodation guests
Check-in: contactless (in person)
Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests
Digital food/drink menus
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
No dogs allowed
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Dog walk nearby
Tiny (1-10 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)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||10 a.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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. 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.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.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
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? No 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: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Depart by: 12 p.m. On-site accommodation Arrive: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m.