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General

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

Phew, what a view… the outlook from Bowdens Crest Caravan & Camping Park takes in the smashing Somerset 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 – in fact 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 which is open for a couple of hours every day).

Amenities include chemical disposal and a well-maintained toilet 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.

Alfie's Bar & Bistro will fill grumbling tums at noon and dinner time from a menu of veggie options, kids' picks and hefty roasts (opening hours vary: please see site terms below); while you’re mulling it all over, you could sip 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

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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. The site is unable to take bookings without this information.

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

The bar and restaurant is open on Friday and Saturday evenings at 6pm and on Sunday lunchtimes. It can also be opened on request. It will also be open on Wednesday and Thursday evenings in mid-December and throughout the Christmas period.

Dogs are not allowed to be left alone in the caravans.


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8.9

Overall rating based on 112 reviews

 

93% would recommend this site to a friend.

85% would stay here again.

 

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Excellent site spotless facilities.friendly staff great atmosp 01/10/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Liz S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding motorhome pitch
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    Everything

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Small friendly bar, showers and toilets very clean, good size ... 28/09/2018

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

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

    Small friendly bar, showers and toilets very clean, good size pitches, great location nice and quiet.

    Disliked: 

    The amazing view over the levels was only visible from the cafe garden, our pitch was in a field surrounded by trees, nice but better being able to see the view from van.

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Great views, clean caravan, nice little play area 09/09/2018

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  • #10 2 bedroom static caravan
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    Great views, clean caravan, nice little play area

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Clean facilities 04/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lisa P. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    How quiet it was.
    How friendly the staff were.
    Lovely clean toilets/showers.

    Disliked: 

    How rocky the ground was, was a struggle to put the tent pegs in the ground.
    The bar was closed on our last day, wasnt informed until got there and saw the note on the door.
    Unsure of the times of when the shop was open.

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Clean facilities 04/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lisa P. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    How quiet it was.
    How friendly the staff were.
    Lovely clean toilets/showers.

    Disliked: 

    How rocky the ground was, was a struggle to put the tent pegs in the ground.
    The bar was closed on our last day, wasnt informed until got there and saw the note on the door.
    Unsure of the times of when the shop was open.

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Cleanliness of amenities. With laundry room too. And friendly staff 27/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom brian j. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Clean and tidy site

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Facilities were excellent lovely and clean, friendly welcome. 20/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom susan h. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The peace and quiet.

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All very clean and all lovely 19/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Melanie K. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Alfie’s bar shower blocks kids little park and views!!! All amazing

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We have used Bowdens Cres several times over the last ... 17/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sue W. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    We have used Bowdens Cres several times over the last 5 years for camping, as a family with kids under 16. We have just had a 5 night stay, which I cannot fault in any way.... the new managers of the site are so helpful and accommodating, very friendly, and make you feel SO welcome! The bar and food are 5*****, honestly, the whole experience was superb!! The whole site is immaculte, kept very clean and tidy. Thank you all at Bowdens, and we will see you again in the future! :)

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Excellent site will definately been returning 16/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Philip W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location was great for Somerset attractions. Helpful staff, good amenities, very clean and well kept site. Gated and very quite, with fabulous views from the bar/restaurant area.

    Disliked: 

    The only dislike was the road leading to the site that could have had a couple of pull ins for cars to pass, particularly with caravans.

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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

Local produce

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

Forest

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop 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:  10 a.m.

Bowdens Crest Caravan and Camping Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

Cancellations are subject to a 10% fee.

Bookings cannot be amended within 1 day(s) of arrival.

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.

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.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 1 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

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

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. between 01/05 and 07/09 and between 08/09 and 30/04.
Reception is unmanned after 6 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

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

Additional terms

The bar and restaurant is open on Friday and Saturday evenings at 6pm and on Sunday lunchtimes. It can also be opened on request. It will also be open on Wednesday and Thursday evenings in mid-December and throughout the Christmas period.

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. The site is 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 restaurant is freshly made so at busy times there may be a wait. 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.

Dogs are not allowed to be left alone in the caravans.

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