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8.6

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General

  • Quiet working farm in the Somerset countryside
  • Free range meat for breakfast or BBQ direct from the farm
  • Dogs and fires welcome

Hornblotton Farm is a 50-acre working farm specialising in rare breeds of sheep, pigs, chickens and ducks - all with the full support of working border collies and farm cats.

If you're expecting luxury accommodation, this may not be your ideal choice! But if you're after a laid-back off-grid holiday, the chance to build your own campfire, feed the animals (if you fancy) and generally experience life on a real working farm, then this is the right place to come.

This is 100% a working farm run by Faye, the owner (who we’re sure you’ll see out and about working hard during your stay) - there is a camping area but it is not a dedicated campsite.

Due to the animals calling round the clock, Faye may not be there to greet you upon arrival, but feel free to set up camp (as directed on your confirmation email). A warm welcome is what you’ll find at Hornblotton Farm - along with plenty of animals for children (and big kids) to meet.

The site can supply hungry guests with delicious bacon, sausages and eggs for breakfasts or burgers for barbecues, all direct from the farm. You can even order half a pig or sheep to take home with you, all butchered to your requirements (subject to availability).

Well-behaved pooches are welcome on site, and if you fancy something a little different, Faye is a professional dog trainer and will share her knowledge with you during agility training classes for all levels (please arrange prior to arrival).

We have no clubhouse, no bar, no washing-up facilities, no launderette and currently no showers. But what is offered is good old-fashioned back-to-basics camping, the use of a clean but basic toilet and wash block, some limited wifi (remember, this is a very rural site!); and, moreover, plenty of outdoor space to explore and lots of animals to interact with, all in a relaxed atmosphere. Just don’t forget your wellies!

Please note the site can be a little tricky to find as the whole village has one postcode. Please use the directions provided as satnavs won’t take you direct to the farm.


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8.6

Overall rating based on 27 reviews

 

89% would recommend this site to a friend.

89% would stay here again.

 

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all we needed was present, communication top 07/09/2016

Reviewer's country: Austria Günther M. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    we likd the host, she is so friendly and anxious
    the location was easy to find, description was perfect
    the place was clean, dogs and cat very friendly

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Excellent site with basic toilet facilities & lovely friendly animals! 06/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Michelle G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Everything! Friendly owner, lovely horses, pigs and a dog that came to say hello. Very relaxed campsite with plenty of space to roam.

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Lovely site, friendly owner, great location to explore area, 05/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Martyn C. Confirmed

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

    Location with lots to do locally with minimum driving
    Friendly owner
    Lots of Animals on site
    Onsite Bacon & Sausages for sale
    Hardy Campsite

    Disliked: 

    Not a dislike but an issue for a family
    No Showers or hotwater for washing up.

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Idilic site, nice and peaceful 03/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom linda_b162083 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Faye was very helpful and friendly, loved the food in the farm shop, pork rashers are a must!
    The animals are so tame and friendly.
    Quiet and peaceful atmosphere.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike.

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Friendly and explained where everything was 01/09/2016

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    My children loved staying on the farm and interacting with the animals. Had a lovely stay. The site is as it says it is.... Wild camping!

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Brilliant hosting. Lovely to see farm animals in the field opposite. 31/08/2016

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

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

    Seeing farm animals in the field opposite from tent door.
    Being able to meet the farm animals
    The toilets were much better than expected.
    Nice quiet site.
    Being able to purchase meat from the farm shop for meals.

    Disliked: 

    When I went to book it initially said it was fully booked.
    The weather.

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Interesting place 26/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom dave R. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    A good place to stop when en route. Ground is clay under loan so bring strong pegs !
    Pleasant owner, plenty of fields to explore and is dog on lead friendly. Nice pics too.

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Back to basics! Beautiful situation, lovely welcoming host! 17/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom deborah_b309166 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Beautiful view of fields and animals. Good situation for exploring Somerset.

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Fabulous for young children as they can interact with the animals 16/08/2016

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

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

    Being able to interact with the animals beautiful location... So quite fab for a couple of days

    Disliked: 

    Having no shower

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Nice quiet site, just great for our one night stopover...20 mins Glast 12/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Graham L. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Horses and pigs for kids to look at. Small Quiet site.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

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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

Seasonal pitches

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Gastronomic delight

Peaceful

Remote location

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Nearby leisure

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

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Location

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  • Hornblotton Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England, BA4 6SF
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.0942°N 2.5844°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Glastonbury Coach Stop — 6.8 miles
Shepton Mallet: Rectory Rd Coach Stop — 6.9 miles
Street: Leigh Rd Coach Stop — 7.1 miles
Train stations
Castle Cary Rail Station — 2.7 miles
Bruton Rail Station — 6.1 miles
Templecombe Rail Station — 9.7 miles
Ferry ports
Bridgwater Ferry Terminal — 18.0 miles
The Cottage Ferry Landing — 24.4 miles
Nova Scotia Ferry Landing — 24.4 miles
Airports
Bristol International Airport — 20.9 miles

Directions


By car
If you are using a satnav, please type in BA4 6SF. The whole village has the same postcode so that will drop you outside Orchard Park Farm. If the Orchard Park Farm is on your right-hand side, keep going. We are the second entrance on the right, directly opposite to the Rectory Farm. If you end up with Orchard Park Farm on your left, turn around.

From Shepton Mallet
Take the A37 towards Yeovil. Approximately 7.5 miles south of Shepton Mallet, take the left turn signposted Hornblotton at Four Foot crossroads. Follow the road for approximately 0.4 miles and find Hornblotton Farm on the right-hand side.

Please note
Faye may be away from the farm when you arrive. If you do arrive and she is not there, please pitch your tent on the right-hand side (anywhere you like) between the entrance gate and the second set of gates by the bungalow. The toilet block is through the farmyard around the end of the barn. It is a separate Portakabin with steps going up to the door. There are loose animals with access to this area so please just be aware of them as you go through. They are very friendly.

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

We have two excellent pubs within easy walking distance and the farm is just off the Monarch's Way walking path.

A short drive gets you to the historic city of Wells, Glastonbury with its Abbey, Rural Life Museum,and Street Outlet Village for the shopaholics. The small market town of Castle Cary with its regular Tuesday market is only three miles away.

There are many bridleways, footpaths and cycleways nearby.

We're also linked with a local outdoors company who offer climbing and caving in the area for full or half days.

There is something for everyone to enjoy here.

Must see

  • Haynes International Motor Museum (3.8 miles)
  • Fleet Air Arm Museum (6.0 miles)
  • Glastonbury Tor (6.1 miles)

National Trust

  • West Pennard Court Barn (3.8 miles)
  • Lytes Cary Manor (5.6 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.

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Terms and conditions

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

Additional terms

Please be respectful. 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.

Dogs are welcome but must be kept on leads at all times. Fouling must be cleaned up immediately.

Children must be supervised at all times: farm animals can be unpredictable.

Our toilet block is unisex with individual cubicles and no urinals. The block is a short walk away. You must walk from the camping area through the farmyard. It can get very muddy so please, don't forget your wellies.

You are welcome to build a campfire. Please remove the turf to create your firepit and then replace the turf before you leave. Respect the farm and leave no trace.

Please note: Faye may be away from the farm when you arrive. If you do arrive and she is not there, please pitch your tent on the right hand side (anywhere you like) between the entrance gate and the second set of gates by the bungalow. The toilet block is through the farmyard around the end of the barn. It is a separate Portakabin with steps going up to the door. There are loose animals with access to this area so please just be aware of them as you go through. They are very friendly.

Wild camping: you must provide an estimated arrival time on your booking form or by contacting the campsite using the details provided on your booking confirmation email - a booking ID must be provided.

Please note, this site has no clubhouse, no bar, no washing-up facilities, no launderette and currently no showers.

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