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Porlock Vale Campsite: Porlock Vale Campsite, National Trust Holnicote Estate, Exmoor National Park

General

  • Peaceful site in Exmoor's Porlock Vale, for guests aged 16 and over
  • A 10-minute drive from Minehead or the village of Porlock
  • In a farmed meadow on the National Trust's Holnicote Estate

Porlock Vale Campsite is a peaceful and secluded spot for guests over the age of 16 where you can surround yourself with nature on a gorgeous farmland meadow.

Sitting among the scenic landscapes of the National Trust's Holnicote Estate, this Exmoor location is close to the spectacular panoramas of Dunkery Commons, Webber's Post, Ley Hill, Horner Woods and lots of other surrounding spots that are ripe for exploration.

Moorland, woodland and coast can all be easily reached from Porlock Vale Campsite, as the site is under half a mile from the A39. Sticking locally, you're a 10-minute drive from the family-friendly seaside resort of Minehead or the village of Porlock, a pretty place close to the coast where you can stop off at pubs, cafés and shops.

The views on site take in oak trees, woodland, hedges and undulating pasture and nearby hills that include Dunkery Beacon, the highest point in all of Exmoor. The river Aller also meanders through the site, creating a relaxed atmosphere. Frequent wildlife spots have included buzzards, foxes, hares, rabbits, and water voles, and with a little luck you could see red deer or the famed Holnicote Estate beavers passing through as well.

Facilities at this 17-acre site near Luccombe include access to good-quality treated drinking water, washing-up facilities, a toilet block (with male and female sections) and showers.

Please note

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Guests under the age of 16 are not allowed on site.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Single-sex bookings of 6 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.


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9.9

Overall rating based on 19 reviews

 

95% would recommend this site to a friend.

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Great pop up campsite very friendly owner01/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDavid F.Confirmed

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

    Flat pitch was great, owner very helpful and flexible, toilets basic but clean.
    Would definitely stay here again.

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Great site with super friendly and helpful staff01/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKelly E.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Lovely setting, quiet and spacious

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Thank you! Glad you enjoyed staying here and your review is greatly appreciated.

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Very peaceful and beautiful campsite. Spacious and quiet. Lovely setting. …01/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSimon G.Confirmed

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

    Very peaceful and beautiful campsite. Spacious and quiet. Lovely setting. Would definitely book again.

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Thank you Simon - glad you've enjoyed your stay and we really appreciate your review.

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Beautiful site on the edge of Exmoor, huge level field …01/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDavid P.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Beautiful site on the edge of Exmoor, huge level field with toilets and showers, large amount of space to camp on so no trouble finding your own perfect pitch, on a country lane off the main road so no road noise at all and a perfect dark sky at night, totally relaxing, perfect place for moorland or coast (wish we could have stayed longer)The owners of the site are friendly and helpful and a mine of information on the local area if you need it, we couldn't think of anywhere better if you're looking for a quiet peaceful place to stay on Exmoor.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing at all

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Thank you David, it was lovely to meet you both and so glad you enjoyed your stay. This review is much appreciated.

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Large open field Friendly owner Clean facilities Drinking water available01/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAlison M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Large open field
    Friendly owner
    Clean facilities
    Drinking water available

    Disliked: 

    Facilities are basic and might benefit from the addition of a pot washing area

From the manager...

Thank you and glad you enjoyed your stay. This is indeed a peaceful campsite with basic facilities including a good clean toilet block and showers. An opportunity to enjoy the natural surroundings and leave no trace. The Covid situation has currently made it difficult to provide a communal washing up area as social distancing is still advised. We hope to be able to add one soon.

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The camping field was lovely! It’s a big open, quiet …28/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCharlotte J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The camping field was lovely! It’s a big open, quiet space with amazing views around.
    The toilets were clean and fully flushing, and the shower was hot (my only complaint would have been that there was no shower light, but while we were there Nick fitted some - which shows you how much he wants to make it a great experience for the campers!)
    It’s really well located for getting to shops or beaches.

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Thank you for this lovely review Charlotte! Much appreciated and glad you liked the campsite.

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Gorgeous tranquil site, the perfect place for a good nights sleep!26/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMillicent W.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    We absolutely loved this tranquil remote site. We received such a friendly welcome upon arrival and there was so much space for us to pitch up. Lots of wildlife around the site which was lovely to see. A few issues with hot water in the showers but the host was on site fixing this was we left.

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Thank you for your lovely review Millicent. Much appreciated and glad you enjoyed your stay.

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Owner is friendly. Clean toilet. large camp space. convinience place …26/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomkoji k.Confirmed

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

    Owner is friendly. Clean toilet. large camp space. convinience place to walk any including Donkrey Beacon.

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Thank you for your review Koji! It was good to meet you and glad you enjoyed your stay.

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Excellent site with clean facilities. Blissful place to escape to.23/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMarie S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Simple, peaceful and great hosts

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Thank you Marie! Much appreciated and it was lovely to meet you.

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I wanted to be able to wake up in my …23/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMartin M.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    I wanted to be able to wake up in my tent and see a great view ! This site absolutely nailed it ! Porlock Vale is beautiful, the campsite is a very large field on a working farm. The showers and toilets were clean and worked well, you might want to take a torch as they don’t have lighting/electricity. There is a river close by and I suspect there are plenty of opportunities to see and hear wildlife.

    Overall a superb back to basics campsite, hosts could not have been more friendly or helpful ! I hope to come back to do some walking in the local hills.

    Thanks - I loved it !

    Disliked: 

    No issues for me.

    Suggestions to improve the site would be to mark the bin/bins - maybe have one for recycling. Have a light in the toilet/shower - looks like the are there but didn’t work, if there’s no mains power is a solar powered light a possibility ? Really not big issues but might help.

From the manager...

Hi Martin, thank you for this great review! These are very good suggestions and we will get onto these pronto. Look forward to seeing you again when you come back to do some walking.

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Features

Coronavirus

Hand sanitising stations

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Staggered showering times

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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Pop-up campsite

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Holt Ball Farm, Luccombe, Minehead, Somerset, England, TA24 8SZ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.1957°N 3.5470°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
The Parade — 3.0 miles
Butlins — 3.8 miles
The Square — 17.6 miles
Train stations
Llantwit Major Rail Station — 15.1 miles
Rhoose Rail Station — 15.8 miles
Barry Rail Station — 17.9 miles
Ferry ports
Minehead Harbour — 3.5 miles
Barry Waterfront Ferry Terminal — 18.4 miles
Penarth Pier — 23.4 miles
Airports
Cardiff International Airport — 16.7 miles

Directions


The closest postcode to campsite is TA24 8SY (Blackford Cottages). On reaching Blackford Cottages, after turning off the A39, continue on the road towards Luccombe for 0.2 miles (signposted to Porlock Vale Campsite). Entrance to campsite (signposted) is on the left.

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

Local attractions and activities include:

- Exmoor Pony Project: on site

- Selworthy: five minutes' drive

- Bossington beach: 10 minutes

- Porlock Toll Road: 10 minutes

- Minehead: 10 minutes

- Dunster: 15 minutes

- Lynton and Lynmouth: 30 minutes

- Combe Martin: 45 minutes

Must see

  • St Fagans: National History Museum (23.3 miles)
  • Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (23.7 miles)
  • Millennium Stadium (25.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Holnicote Estate (1.0 miles)
  • Dunster Working Watermill (4.4 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 by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  11 a.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Porlock Vale Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 3 days of arrival date.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

Bookings cannot be amended within 3 day(s) of arrival.

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.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Porlock Vale Campsite 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.

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

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Porlock Vale Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Porlock Vale Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Porlock Vale Campsite? Local attractions and activities include: - Exmoor Pony Project: on site - Selworthy: five minutes' drive - Bossington beach: 10 minutes - Porlock Toll Road: 10 minutes - Minehead: 10 minutes - … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Porlock Vale Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  11 a.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Porlock Vale Campsite? From £25 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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

Admission
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
Guests under the age of 16 are not allowed on site.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Please pick any available pitch on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 3 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
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.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 6 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
Open fires are prohibited.
Please do not touch or feed the animals.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 11 p.m..

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