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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).

Amemities 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.

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 hefty roasts; 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

Bookings must not be for more than 21 consecutive nights.

The bar and restaurant are open Wednesdays - Sunday afternoons.

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.


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8.5

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84% would recommend this site to a friend.

78% would stay here again.

 

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Everything! New owners and team are clearly aiming to make ... 16/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Aaron S. Confirmed

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

    Everything! New owners and team are clearly aiming to make this place a success. Phenomenal views, great site. Very relaxed. Food was great and very reasonably priced.

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Excellent peaceful site, friendly staff, amazing views and great staff 15/10/2017

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    Everything. Site has incredible views, great staff, lovely bar and restaurant with great food and drink. Caravan was comfortable if dated, but the new owners are updating the entire site soon. Well stocked shop, games room and play park was a very welcome addition. Could easily drink a few days away and never leave the site!

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Very nice place to stay for a week . The ... 12/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom James B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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    Very nice place to stay for a week . The new owners are very plesent and helpful. We really enjoyed our stay. We will return .

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From the manager...

Thank you so much for your kind comments.
Please you enjoyed your stay
Regards from the management

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Great!!!! With friendly, helpful staff/owners 09/10/2017

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

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

    New owners were very friendly & welcoming. The static caravan was old but, very clean. The little bar & restaurant were perfect for what we wanted. Our dog was allowed in the bar area with us. And the food was good value for money.
    Finding a bowl with tea & coffee in the caravan on our arrival was great. The kettle went on before we had to unpack. Having extra blankets in the bedrooms was also nice as we stayed in October, even though we didn't need them. Thank you!!!! We would stay again

    Disliked: 

    The steps into the caravan were unsteady. But nothing that can't be fixed.

From the manager...

Thank You for staying with us and a Thank you for your Kind words about the Park. You guys were a Great family and were Glad you enjoyed your Stay here at
Bowdens Crest.
Hope to see you again soon .
Thanks Alfred

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Door een wisseling van eigenaar waren de meeste faciliteiten gesloten. 09/10/2017

Reviewer's country: Netherlands W.F.J. v. Confirmed

  • Standard 2 bedroom static caravan
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    De locatie van de camping. Centraal gelegen en een prachtig uitzicht

    Disliked: 

    De verouderde jaren 70 stacaravan. Hij was gedateerd, niet schoon en rook onaangenaam.

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Great site - getting better ... 04/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Alan J. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring caravan pitch
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    This is nicely positioned site with some lovely views from the 'club house'. The people are super friendly, helpful and supportive especially since they had only taken over the site a week prior to our visit.

    Disliked: 

    Some of the possible challenges at the site - roadway, signage - were already being tackled by the new owners so these would not be a problem for future users.

From the manager...

Hi thanks for your comments ref road signage
This is being dealt with from the highways sign team
Regards from. Alfie & team

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Excellent clean site. Perfect for families. 25/09/2017

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

  • Electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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    The play area was fantastic for our 5 and 1 year olds. They loved it. The games room was brilliant. Also really liked the bathrooms for families.

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From the manager...

Thank You Very Much for Your Lovely Comments and We Hope to See you Again Very Soon..

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The Views were lovely. 25/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom ian_m447695 Confirmed

  • Electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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    The Views were lovely.

    Disliked: 

    Water was cold for two days.
    pitch was very uneven and destroyed a few pegs getting through the rocks under the ground.
    were not told until arrival that the facilities were shut. (bar & food)
    grass in pitch area and eating area for the views was very overgrown.
    located very close to a Boarding Kennel so if you can handle 30 odd dogs barking first thing in the morning then ok.

    overall very dissatisfied, not even an apology for the facilities being closed and no discount offered.

    we are new to camping and do not expect the full treatment as it is what it is. but for whats described on pitch up.com we were very deflated after arrival.

    im sure in the summer months its a lovely place when its fully operational.

    communication with pitchup.com can be better to avoid disappointment on arrival.

From the manager...

Hi Guys
I would Like to inform you that as of 25th September 2017 The Park is Now under New Ownership so when you Stayed here it was still under the previous owners
Ken & Angies Management , However after 21 Years they Have Now hanged up there Gloves and Moved on.

We the New owners are a Family Run Business and We are very excited about the future of Bowdens Crest Holiday
Park .
The Bar and Restaurant is reopening early October with New Chefs and Bar Staff With Great Menus and Great Choice of Alchohol and Non Alchohol Drinks .
A Fully Stocked onsite Shop will be also in operation as of 2nd October 2017
A Full time maintenance Team is Now in place for general Upkeep Etc.
So to Sum up Were very Sorry you never fully enjoyed your experience here at Bowdens Crest however please Consider us again for the Future Holidays here in Beautiful Somerset.

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Very welcoming and friendly owners and the views across the ... 23/09/2017

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

  • Electric hardstanding motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very welcoming and friendly owners and the views across the Levels are lovely. Showers etc are clean and free. Food in the restaurant was very good.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike.

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Small site well maintained with good facilities, caravan clean and ... 18/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Derrick H. Confirmed

  • Standard 2 bedroom static caravan
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Small site well maintained with good facilities, caravan clean and well equipped, site owners friendly and available when needed. Dogs allowed.

    Disliked: 

    Ideal site for older people but may be too quiet for young families.

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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

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Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

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Outdoor swimming pool

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Bath available

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Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

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Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

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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

Climbing 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:  12 p.m.

Bowdens Crest Caravan and Camping Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks 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

The bar and restaurant are open Wednesdays - Sunday afternoons.

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 Mad Hatters Bar and Murphy’s Kitchen 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.

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