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- In a rural peaceful area with easy access to shops and local pubs
- Walks through an orchard with stunning views of Somerset
- Restaurant 200 yards away
Somerset camping… even the phrase sounds peaceful. Add in an orchard and – well: all is sorted for peaceful somerset stays. (And spectacular views too, of course.)
West Down Orchard Touring and Camping Park is a family-run site set deep in green Somerset countryside, in a 12-acre orchard with those spectacular views. This is the place to settle for rest, relaxation and splendid walks throughout the nearby farmland and countryside lanes; dogs are welcome on site too.
Pitches here drain well even in heavy rain, to suit camping in all weathers, and are generously sized with plenty of room around. The park has a big and up to date facilities block with separate ladies' and gents' areas and free hot showers, and a laundrette with washing machine and tumble dryer.
The small on-site shop stocks daily essentials, a restaurant is just down the road and the local pub is a mile away.
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From the manager...
thank you for taking the time to review are site, I'm sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay, but there are two very large open areas for children activity's and play on site, and there are more facility's during warmer seasons, I have checked and found no issues with are hot water, or any other complaints regarding the temperature at the time of your stay, we where aware of your booking but you arrived at 9.15 pm this was past are check inn hours and did not receive any contact to inform us of your late arrival so your booking was cancelled and then had to be remade.
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Tourer storage facilities
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Large (51-200 pitches)
Jumbo tent pitches
- Coach stations
Ilminster: Market Square Coach Stop
— 4.1 miles
4.1 miles Ilchester: Lyster Close Coach Stop — 7.4 miles
7.4 miles Yeovil Bus Station — 8.3 miles
- Train stations
Crewkerne Rail Station
— 4.5 miles
4.5 miles Yeovil Pen Mill Rail Station — 8.9 miles
8.9 miles Yeovil Junction Rail Station — 8.9 miles
- Ferry ports
Bridgwater Ferry Terminal
— 16.3 miles
16.3 miles Weymouth Ferry Terminal — 27.7 miles
27.7 miles Weston-super-Mare Knightstone Harbour — 29.8 miles
Exeter International Airport
— 29.8 miles
Exit the A303 at Southern roundabout onto Harp Road, passing the Esso garage on your left. Continue for 1 mile until you find the entrance to West Down Orchard on your left.
Although it's in a peaceful rural spot, West Down Orchard Touring and Camping Park has easy access to local shops and pubs, and to a good range of attractions in Somerset and down over the border into Dorset. Ilminster, recommended by the West Down owners as one of the finest small market towns in south Somerset, is five miles away.
Historic types have the Elizabethan mansion and surrounding gardens of the National Trust-managed Montacute House to wander five miles from base, and the Fleet Air Arm Museum nine miles away, telling the tale of British naval aviation. If engines get you humming, over 400 cars and motorcycles and a collection of other automobilia are at the Haynes International Motor Museum 16 miles away.
Glastonbury and its Tor are 18 miles from the site; if you fancy beach, coast and fossil foraging, Lyme Regis is about 20 minutes' drive away.
- Montacute House (4.6 miles)
- Fleet Air Arm Museum (9.5 miles)
- Mapperton House & Gardens (10.8 miles)
- Barrington Court (2.7 miles)
- Montacute House (4.6 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||12 p.m. –||8:30 p.m.|
West Down Orchard Touring and Camping Park cancellation policy
Balance refunds: no penalties
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.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.
The remainder is payable on arrival.