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Porlock Vale Campsite

9.8

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General

  • Peaceful site in Exmoor’s Porlock Vale, for guests aged 16 and over
  • Around three miles from Minehead or the village of Porlock
  • In a farmed meadow on the National Trust's Holnicote Estate

Sitting among the scenic landscapes of the National Trust’s Holnicote Estate in Exmoor National Park, Porlock Vale Campsite is a peaceful and secluded spot for adults (aged 16+) where you can relax and surround yourself with nature in a gorgeous farmed meadow. There’s much to explore locally for walkers and cyclists – the spectacular panoramas of the Dunkery Commons, Webber’s Post, Ley Hill, Horner Woods, Selworthy Hill and the South West Coast Path are all nearby, as are some lovely tea rooms and a farm shop.

Moorland, woodland and coast can all be easily reached from Porlock Vale Campsite and the site is under half a mile from the A39 (where the Exmoor Coaster bus can stop). For pubs, cafés and shops, you’re only about three miles from either Minehead or pretty Porlock, leading on to Porlock Weir.

The views on site take in oak trees, woodland, hedges, undulating pastures, hills and the dramatic moorland rising up to to Dunkery Beacon, the highest point in all of Exmoor. The river Aller also meanders through the site, creating a relaxed atmosphere to fit with the site’s ethos of ‘peace and tranquility’.

Facilities at this 17-acre site near Luccombe include access to good-quality drinking water, washing-up facilities, a mobile toilet block with flushing toilets, and showers.


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9.8

Overall rating based on 74 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

99% would stay here again.

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Location31/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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Delightful site in a super location.12/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLorrayne S.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth motorhome pitch
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    Beautiful views, peaceful, lots of space. Fabulous walks nearby. Clean and tidy facilities. Very helpful owner who gave lots of information and literature and was fast at communicating.

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Thank you Lorrayne - we very much appreciate this review and are glad you all enjoyed your stay.

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An excellent site with a warm and informative welcome!04/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSarah K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The warm welcome and local information provided by Dawn & Nick.
    The ‘adults only’ philosophy to ensure a peaceful stay.
    The cleanliness of the showers and toilets.
    The little touches and provisions… soap, washing up liquid, bowl and sponges.
    The permission to light a fire and the help offered to do this without leaving marks in the field.
    The location in the hills and by a river, very peaceful and serene.
    The proximity of walks and places of interest.

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    The weather. But obviously out of their control. Other than that… nothing!!!

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Thank you Sarah! We very much appreciate your review and pictures and glad your enjoyed your holiday.

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Pitchup booking quick & easy. Campsite owner relaxed but attentive. …04/09/2021

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  • Non-electric grass and earth motorhome pitch
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    Pitchup booking quick & easy. Campsite owner relaxed but attentive. Loads of space between other campers. Facilities clean and adequate.

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The peace, the space, the time taken to inform about …16/09/2021

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    The peace, the space, the time taken to inform about local services as well as wildlife, preservation and the National Park in general. Thanks for staying open after the busy end of season, allowing us who wanted some uncrowded peace and quiet to enjoy the beautiful town of Porlock and Exmoor National Park

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Thank you Ian - much appreciated! It was lovely to meet you and look forward to seeing you again.

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Everything. Site was lovely & the owner very attentive & …13/09/2021

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  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Everything. Site was lovely & the owner very attentive & responsive.

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Many thanks for this lovely review. Much appreciated.

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Wonderful open space surrounded by stunning countryside.05/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNick S.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Peaceful and relaxing place to stay. Great large flat field with a few magnificent old oak trees, and surrounded by Exmoor hills. Plenty of space, camp wherever you like, and some very good walks directly from the campsite. Welcoming owner, and well looked after campsite. Would come again!

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Thank you for this lovely review Nick - much appreciated.

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Large open space with cute little river walk, the gentleman …03/09/2021

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  • Non-electric grass and earth motorhome pitch
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    Large open space with cute little river walk, the gentleman running the site was lovely and friendly.
    Good shower facilities, and he said he was planning to imrpve them for next summer!

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Lovely big field with loads of space between units. The …03/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMary B.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth motorhome pitch
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    Lovely big field with loads of space between units. The owner, Nick, met us when we arrived and was very friendly and helpful with lots of information about the local area and recommendations for places to eat.
    Showers and toilets were kept spotlessly clean.
    A lovely, very peaceful site, away from the busy tourist spots but ideal for walking and exploring the many pretty villages in the area and for walking on the South West Coast Path.
    We would definitely return to the site in the future.

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Loved the Millennium Woods; great for short dog walks and …01/09/2021

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  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Loved the Millennium Woods; great for short dog walks and access to public footpaths that took us up to the moors. Loved having so much space, to be able to choose our pitch and the peaceful location. Good basic facilities.

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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

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Bath available

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Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

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Launderette

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Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

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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

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

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)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

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Location

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  • Holt Ball Farm, Luccombe, Minehead, Somerset, England, TA24 8SY
  • 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


Turn left off A39 towards Luccombe. At the Blackford turning, bear right and look out for the campsite 600m further along that lane 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

The campsite shares the farm with the Exmoor Pony Project, a locally run initiative to breed, care for and encourage better understanding of Exmoor's rare native ponies. All the animals are housed in excellent conditions, and you can come and admire them looking their best as they trot between their barns, corrals and paddocks.

Five minutes' drive away from site, the picture-postcard village of Selworthy has spectacular views over the local countryside, plus a tea room where you can fill up on freshly baked cake. For access to the sea, there's Bossington beach (10 minutes' drive), a pebble-based spot owned by the National Trust with pretty views over the Exmoor Hills, or you could take the scenic drive through forests and moors to Lynton and Lynmouth (30 minutes) for fish and chips on the quay and surfing in the spray.

Exmoor is one of those fabulous places that has both countryside and coast to explore, so walkers and cyclists have a plethora of scenery to enjoy on their jaunts here. The South West Coast Path is one of the main draws, of course – you could fill many a day covering several different sections – while inland highlights include Dunkery Beacon (three miles away) and Tarr Steps (half an hour’s drive).

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.

  • Does Porlock Vale Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
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  • What attractions are near Porlock Vale Campsite? The campsite shares the farm with the Exmoor Pony Project, a locally run initiative to breed, care for and encourage better understanding of Exmoor's rare native ponies. All the animals are housed … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Porlock Vale Campsite?
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    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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    Arrive:  11 a.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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