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Bowdens Crest Caravan and Camping Park

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General

  • Above the Somerset Levels with stunning views over 30 miles
  • Twelve miles from Glastonbury and seven from Wells
  • Bar and restaurant on site with a wide range of options

‘We raise you up… high above the Lev– els…’. Be tuneful seeing the sights from Bowdens Crest Caravan & Camping Park, way way high above the Somerset Levels and the ancient market town of Langport – take a squint at that sunset pic for starters…

Views from budget-friendly Bowdens Crest include said Levels and its moors, the Quantock and Blackdown Hills, the River Parrett and the Vale of Taunton Dene, stretching out towards Brendon Hill and Exmoor – over 30 miles of Somerset surroundings can be seen from here on a clear day, all the way to Minehead. The small town of Langport is about a mile and a half away.

Bowdens Crest has a play area on site, on the edge of nine and a half acres of natural woodland where the kids can burn off suitable amounts of energy to let the grownups crack open the wine at sunset.

The site is high up, set on white lias stone with an eight-inch soil top (rock pegs are recommended for tents; if you don’t have your own you can buy them in the site shop).

Site facilities include chemical disposal and a well-maintained loo and shower block with separate ladies’ and gents’ sections, a disabled/family shower room and a family bath and shower room.

Washing-up sinks with free hot water are also available, and the games/information room has books, board games, DVDs, pool tables, football tables, games machines and several sockets to charge phones and other equipment free of charge.

The Mad Hatters Bar and Murphy’s Kitchen will fill grumbling times at breakfast, noon and dinner time from a menu of veggie options, kids' picks and hearty roasts; while you’re mulling it all over, we suggest sipping on one of the local ciders or ales on offer and taking in the views from the bar’s garden. On a clear day, you may just find it impossible to move yourself…

Please note

Bookings must not be for more than 21 consecutive nights.

When booking a pitch it is important that you state your correct unit type so that the correct pitch can be allocated. We are unable to take bookings without this information.

Guests must be genuine holidaymakers and stay for holiday purposes only.


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8.4

Overall rating based on 86 reviews

 

84% would recommend this site to a friend.

83% would stay here again.

 
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All good and very nice for the price eating and bar area well prese 25/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom brett w. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding motorhome pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Very friendly

    Disliked: 

    None

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Excellent Campsite 18/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Nicola P. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Pitches were well kept and flat as you could possibly get being on grass, the wardens were very friendly and helpful.
    The toilets and showers were very very clean, 10 out of 10 for those

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    Nothing

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Good quality pitch, plenty of space for my dog to ... 18/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Gareth A. Confirmed

  • Electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Good quality pitch, plenty of space for my dog to run of the Lead in nearby field the staff were friendly and had an excellent meal in the restaurant.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Very good site with great people running it. 12/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Veronica B. Confirmed

  • Standard 3 bedroom static caravan
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The caravan was superb. We liked the site, the children enjoyed playing in the park. They were interested in the games room but as the weather was warm and sunny, they played outdoors when on site.
    Great we could use the family bathroom for the children, they dislike showers!
    The launderette was invaluable, washing lines reduced cost of drying.

    Disliked: 

    Concerned about finding previous occupant's tablets in drawer in twin bedroom. We had put 2 young children in there. However, the site's response was apologetic.
    The toilet door was difficult to lock.

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Clean washrooms , peaceful and staff very friendly and helpful 12/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Martin C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding motorhome pitch
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    Clean washrooms , peaceful and staff very friendly and helpful

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Clean, fabulous site 11/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Phil R. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The warm welcome from the owners

    Disliked: 

    Having to leave

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We stayed here for a weekend as a couple, a ... 11/07/2017

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  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    We stayed here for a weekend as a couple, a 10 year old & a dog. We chose this site as we went to the Air Show at Yeovilton. This site is a small family run campsite with caravans & camper van provision. It has absolutely everything you require for a weekend or longer stay. All the toilets, showers, laundry room, games room, washing up areas etc are conveniently located near to the reception, shop, bar & restaurant which are also walking distance from all picthes so children are always within a safe distance and you do not have far to walk back to your pitch from the shower! We didn't eat in on any evening yet it all smelt very nice as you pass the kitchen. We had breakfast on the Sunday before leaving (& you get a midday check-out, ACE!) and it was very nice and good value for money (perhaps a little too cheaply priced). Ken & his staff all very friendly and helpful, don't believe the reviews on Tripadvisor as this place is an absolute gem & we'll use it each time we visit the area :)

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    nothing

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Friendly site. The owners were really helpful and attentative. Enjoyed 09/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Graham J. Confirmed

  • Standard 2 bedroom static caravan
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The peace and tranquility of the site.

    Disliked: 

    Not much to dislike. Ticked all our boxes.

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A peaceful, well organised site, with good facilities 01/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Peter N. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    It was very peaceful and quiet. Things were very well organised, so it was clear where to go and where to find things. The toilet block was lovely and clean, and warm. There was a well stocked library in the games room.

    Disliked: 

    The non hook up tent pitches were at the farthest point from the toilet block. It seemed odd to us that the caravans - most of which would have had toilet facilities on board - were closer to the block than the tents. This may only be an issue for me though as I have to visit at least twice in the night!

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Both myself and my wife had a lovely time at ... 26/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Brian C. Confirmed

  • Electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Both myself and my wife had a lovely time at bowdens caravan park, the food was excellent , ken and ang who own the park were very friendly and helpful,
    we would recommend this caravan park, we are looking to book again soon

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Features

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

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • Bowdens Langport, Somerset, England, TA10 0DD
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.0570°N 2.8388°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Street: Leigh Rd Coach Stop — 6.5 miles
Ilchester: Lyster Close Coach Stop — 7.9 miles
North Petherton (Somerset): Verriers Coach Stop — 8.1 miles
Train stations
Bridgwater Rail Station — 8.2 miles
Taunton Rail Station — 11.7 miles
Yeovil Pen Mill Rail Station — 12.5 miles
Ferry ports
Bridgwater Ferry Terminal — 8.9 miles
Weston-super-Mare Knightstone Harbour — 21.3 miles
Clevedon Pier — 26.8 miles
Airports
Bristol International Airport — 23.4 miles

Directions


We are just off the A372 between Bridgwater and Langport. The campsite is signposted 1.5 miles past Langport.

If you are coming from the north on the M5 take Junction 23, or if you are travelling from Devon on the M5, exit Junction 25.

Our postcode is shared with our neighbour: please travel 100 yards more up to our entrance.

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

The best of Somerset is close to hand from Bowdens Crest, such as witch hunting at Wookey Hole Caves, striding around the Quantock Hills, Blackdown Hills and the Somerset Levels, exploring the subterranean sights of Cheddar Caves, or, for the more modern, happily spending holiday money at Clarks Village in nearby Street.

Glastonbury is about 12 miles away; these days it’s probably better known for its famous fest nearby, but a more peaceful time can be had around Glastonbury Abbey, which has stood on this site since the seventh century and which may – just possibly – be King Arthur’s Avalon where the mighty Excalibur was forged (Arthur and Queen Guinevere are purportedly buried here.)

The ‘holy hill’ of Glastonbury Tor, home to Gwyn ap Nudd or the King of the Fairies, is another legendary local highlight to trek to: Somerset picnics taste super at the base of St Michael’s Tower, accompanied by tasty views of the Somerset Levels, Wiltshire, Dorset and over to Wales.

Tiny Wells about 20 miles away is well worth a visit too: once there, see the show caves and look for the witch at the Wookey Hole Caves on the edge of the Mendip Hills, where dinosaurs, King Kong and pirate golf abound these days too.

Another seven or so miles north-west and on the south side of the Mendips, spectacular Cheddar is worth at least a day to see the most of Cheddar Gorge and Cheddar Caves, where you can stick to sightseeing or be a bit more adventurous caving or rock climbing.

Outdoor options in the area include hiring a bike and pedalling off from Langport Visitor Centre into the Somerset countryside, fishing on the River Parrett and around Bridgwater, Somerton and Taunton, or sea fishing for Dover sole and bass from the beach at Burnham-on-Sea.

While you’re on the coast, the Animal Farm Adventure Park is a popular pick with animal-petting youngsters, and a SeaQuarium is a little further along the shore at Weston-super-Mare.

Must see

  • Clarks Village (6.5 miles)
  • Glastonbury Abbey (8.2 miles)
  • Glastonbury Tor (8.6 miles)

National Trust

  • Stembridge Tower Mill (1.3 miles)
  • Priest's House (2.7 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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.

Bowdens Crest Caravan and Camping Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Cancellations are subject to a 10% fee.

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.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Bowdens Crest Caravan and Camping Park will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Terms and conditions

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

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 21 consecutive nights.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Additional terms

There is an area where dogs can be left off lead.

When booking a pitch it is important that you state your correct unit type so that the correct pitch can be allocated. We are unable to take bookings without this information.

Only foam balls are permitted on the camping field and around the statics. Footballs and all other hard balls may be played with only in the old vineyard area; however, this is on a slope.

Guests must be genuine holidaymakers and stay for holiday purposes only.

All food at the Mad Hatters Bar and Murphy’s Kitchen is freshly made so at busy times there may be a wait on food. Opening times for the bar and kitchen will vary throughout the season. During low season, up until Easter, it only opens on Friday and Saturday evenings and on Sunday at lunchtime.

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