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West Down Orchard Touring and Camping Park

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West Down Orchard Touring and Camping Park: Spacious grass and hardstanding pitches

General

  • In a rural peaceful area with easy access to shops and local pubs
  • Orchard walks with stunning views of Somerset
  • In a 12-acre orchard; restaurant 200 yards away and pub within a mile

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 stays 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 launderette 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.

Please note

No hen/stag parties 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.

Electricity is metered on site at £0.20 per kWh and must be paid at checkout.


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9.4

Overall rating based on 229 reviews

 

96% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

  91% described as Peaceful ?

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Everything was fine, for £11 a night you couldn't ask …18/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Everything was fine, for £11 a night you couldn't ask for more

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Nice and near to main road16/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSteve C.Confirmed

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

    Easy stop off on way to west country. Literally just off the main road. I only stopped for a few hours to have a nap and a shower on my journey. Everyone very friendly and helpful. showers clean and hot. Rated it 4 because I didn't stay overnight.

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Excellent site16/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMichelle C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful setting, very clean facilities, very welcoming and helpful hosts, brilliant value for money, will definitely be going back👍

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Clean facility nice open orchards great for walking the dog noisy14/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStephen T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Shower block orchards friendly greeting

    Disliked: 

    I booked a pitch with electric hook up only too be told before leaving I had too pay for the electric most sites it’s already included but not on this site and you can’t pay until 9.30 am if he turns up on time

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Clean quiet site, welcoming and perfect hosts14/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNikolett B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything. Lovely place

    Disliked: 

    Would be lovely to have some bins around apart from the back of the shower building, but it isnt major problem

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Excellent site and very friendly helpful staff14/06/2021

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

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean and friendly site

    Disliked: 

    All good

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Excellent!11/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomIrina C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Yes

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Overall a lovely site in a good location09/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely location
    Nice views
    Very friendly and helpful staff
    Good size pitch, plenty of room

    Disliked: 

    Toilet and shower facilities could be a bit cleaner

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Great location and facilities07/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDavid P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Great location and facilities

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Staff, scenery,cleanliness.07/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Staff, scenery,cleanliness.

    Disliked: 

    Only staying overnight.

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: one group at a time

Distance markers in shared facilities

Hand sanitising stations

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

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

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

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

Large (51-200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Location

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  • Lopen Head, South Petherton, Somerset, England, TA13 5JH
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.9341°N 2.8164°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Ilminster: Market Square Coach Stop — 4.1 miles
Ilchester: Lyster Close Coach Stop — 7.4 miles
Yeovil Bus Station — 8.3 miles
Train stations
Crewkerne Rail Station — 4.5 miles
Yeovil Pen Mill Rail Station — 8.9 miles
Yeovil Junction Rail Station — 8.9 miles
Ferry ports
Bridgwater Ferry Terminal — 16.3 miles
Weymouth Ferry Terminal — 27.7 miles
Weston-super-Mare Knightstone Harbour — 29.8 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 29.8 miles

Directions


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

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.

Must see

  • Montacute House (4.6 miles)
  • Fleet Air Arm Museum (9.5 miles)
  • Mapperton House & Gardens (10.8 miles)

National Trust

  • Barrington Court (2.7 miles)
  • Montacute House (4.6 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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  11:30 a.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.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Cheque
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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does West Down Orchard Touring and Camping Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is West Down Orchard Touring and Camping Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near West Down Orchard Touring and Camping Park? 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 … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of West Down Orchard Touring and Camping Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at West Down Orchard Touring and Camping Park? From £11 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
Unsupervised minors must have a letter of authorisation from their parents or legal guardian.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
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.

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

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 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.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Additional terms

Electricity is metered on site at £0.20 per kWh and must be paid at checkout.

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