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Bowdens Crest Caravan and Camping Park

8.4
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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…

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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 107 reviews

 

83% would recommend this site to a friend.

79% would stay here again.

 

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Very good site, good food, & friendly staff 21/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom lesley_f293788 Confirmed

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

    We found the site felt very safe, the food in the restaurant was very good, & we liked the isolated nature of the site. Owners were very pleasant & approachable.

    Disliked: 

    Seating in the caravan was a bit uncomfortable & dated,

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Delightful location lovely helpful owners 21/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Stephen B. Confirmed

  • Standard plus 2 bedroom static caravan
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Delightful location lovely helpful owners

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good size pitches, friendly staff, toilets and showers were clean 20/08/2017

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

  • Electric hardstanding motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The scenery of The Levels behind the Madhatters

    Disliked: 

    Site generally looked tired, overgrown in places and in need of some tlc. The recent bad weather was an obvious contributing factor.

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A friendly campsite great for a quick stop over. 20/08/2017

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

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

    The friendly welcome, Ken and Ange were wonderful hosts. The Madhatters bar was a delight to sit in and the beer garden had fantastic views

    Disliked: 

    The grounds were slightly disheveled and would benefit from a woman's touch. The caravan was a bit tired however was clean and tidy

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excellent pet friendly site with warm welcoming owners cant complain 20/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom monica_m204329 Confirmed

  • Standard plus - Wheelchair friendly 2 bedroom static caravan
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely food from onsite cafe owners werewonderful and very friendly and welcoming.

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Great facilities and friendly chatty staff 20/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom stacey_f285886 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Standard 3 bedroom static caravan
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Run by very friendly owners.nice quiet area ,good food,child friendly

    Disliked: 

    Caravan could have been cleaner

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Lovely staff, humble and local campsite, would reccomend 19/08/2017

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

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

    Friendly hosts and other campers were pleasant
    Facilities very good for a campsite and food was lovely

    Disliked: 

    Showers could have been cleaned more

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Tranquility and privacy Good pitches allowed to get on and ... 16/08/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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    Tranquility and privacy
    Good pitches allowed to get on and be without interference
    Good toilet shower facilities
    Excellent food and good to be able to book Sunday roast in advance meat was cooked to perfection and it just fell off the bone

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Nice site, friendly management. Narrow roads leading to site. 16/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Andi M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Toilet/ shower facilities very nice, other on-site amenities also good.

    Disliked: 

    Road in very narrow, no campsite lighting in tent area.

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Beautiful scenery. 16/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom bethan_c201647 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Standard 3 bedroom static caravan
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  • Liked: 

    Beautiful scenery.

    Disliked: 

    Caravan was ver unclean and we had to go to Tesco to get bleach. Park was overgrown. Very disappointed with the caravan. Owners of the site were rude.

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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 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

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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