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Lowtrow Cross Caravan and Camping Park

9.5

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General

  • Small adults-only site five minutes' drive from Wimbleball Lake
  • Wildlife haven on the edge of Exmoor National Park
  • Modern amenities including toilets, showers and shop

Remote, rural, peaceful and just lovely are the boxes you'll tick at Lowtrow Cross Caravan and Camping Park, a small and friendly place close to Wimbleball Lake on the Somerset and Devon borders and on the edge of the spectacular Exmoor National Park.

Set over four acres in an area of spectacular scenery on the Somerset and Devon borders, Lowtrow is an adults-only site set up for guests to have restful and serene stays in a remote setting with easy access to Somerset, Devon and Westcountry attractions.

Miles of uncrowded walking and cycling trails are easy to access from here, along with fishing, sailing, canoeing and horse riding: if you like to hunt on your outdoor adventures, a good stash of geocaches are around Wimbleball Lake and nearby Haddon Hill.

If you aim to take things a mite easier while on your peaceful break, Lowtrow is also in a wildlife and birdwatching haven, with feathered species from woodpecker to goldfinch nesting, feeding and flitting around the site.

Sunsets? All sorted among this spectacular scenery – and there's more sky gazing when the sun goes down, as this part of Somerset is prime stargazing territory. (Nearby Exmoor was the first designated International Dark Sky Reserve in Europe too.)

Friendly owners Anne and Allen live on site and are rightly proud of their surroundings: they'll usually be out and about keeping the grounds and facilities tiptop, so give them a shout if you need any help or advice.

As a small site, Lowtrow's facilities are in proportion to its size, so Anne and Allen ask that guests please don’t expect a supermarket, bar or miles of dog walk, but point out everything is more than adequate for the number of visitors expected at any time. As all is peacefully set six miles from the nearest town, there's a small shop on site selling essentials and local produce.

Barbecues are allowed on site, but if you yearn for a break from slaving over the frying pan, the inn adjacent to the site serves meals as well as local beer and cider, and is ready to welcome guests and well-behaved dogs.


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9.5

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Lovely site, facilities good with friendly welcoming wardens 25/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Deborah I. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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    Warm welcome from the Wardens who were quick to offer help if needed. The useful Reception lodge offering local knowledge, food essentials and library!

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It was a quiet site with good facilities and very ... 02/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom jonathan_s100859 Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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    It was a quiet site with good facilities and very helpful staff on site.
    Nothing was too much trouble and took time to explain the local walks for me and the dogs.
    Well stocked little shop with needed essentials and a pub just outside the main entrance which did an excellent pint of Exmoor Gold.

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    Nothing

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Some pitches are close to the road. Pitches are not level. 25/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Alistair H. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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    The pitch provided was very quite and the views excellent. The site is kept very neat and tidy. The facilities are in excellent condition and kept very clean. The Lowcross Inn is at the entrance, has a really good welcome feel and keeps real ale. The menu is good ' Pub Grub ' with a good choice and the food served was of a high quality and plentiful. The cheese board was exceptional. TV signal is good using the caravan's own ariel.

    Disliked: 

    There was nothing to dislike as a result of our stay. Although the access road to this site is a ' B' road traffic is regular and road noise could be a problem if pitched at the top of the site for those seeking peace and quiet. The pitches are not level and visitors need to be prepared to block up legs. We did not inquire as to whether the site offers blocks.

    Not a dislike or an issue for us but there is no phone signal on site.

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Good site 18/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom robert b. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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    Good showers very helpful wardens. Well stocked shop. not a large site but has all that you want good dog walk

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Excellent site will visit again 16/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Helen B. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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    The site warden was very helpful with directions to get to the site. On arrival we were shown tot he pitch and made to feel very welcomed.
    The site was clean and well arranged

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Very pleasant week's stay, with plenty of places to drive to. 08/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sue S. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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    Small site, so probably why we were able to make friends with the other campers as they came and went. The wardens and relief warden were very chatty. The toilets never closed (always a bugbear with me on sites) because they cleaned them all the time. Small shop a small miracle and loads of books for borrowing.

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    nothing

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Very friendly and helpful staff, spotlessly clean facilities. 03/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom graham_f154957 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Very quiet, small site, slight slope on camping field, which didn't cause too much of a problem. Pub that serves good food at the entrance of the site. Alan and Anne were very friendly and extremely helpful, assisting in the repair of one of our tent poles.Facilities were always spotless. We had a very relaxing and enjoyable week, many thanks

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Everything! 03/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Robert S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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    Everything!

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clean, tidy site, fabulous hosts 28/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Harvey L. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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    Spotlessly clean facilities. Anne and Allen made us feel so welcome from the moment we arrived. Really peaceful site with a pub on the corner

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I recommend this site to anyone looking for perfection as it is superb 22/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom beverley_m0 Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Very friendly managers on the site who allowed us to pitch on the caravan pitches because of the wet weather.They readily offered us lots of help.The site is beautifully maintained and planted. The facilities are excellent,clean and everything has been thought of including a microwave!!

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    The weather!!!

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Leisure on site

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Fishing

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Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

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Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

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Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

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Rules

Adults only

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Type

Pub campsite

Small (11-25 pitches)

Location

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  • Upton, Taunton, Somerset, England, TA4 2DB
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.0535°N 3.4198°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Williton: The Egremont Coach Stop — 8.6 miles
Dunster: Dunster Steep Bus Stop — 9.3 miles
Sampford Peverell: The Globe Bus Stop — 9.4 miles
Train stations
Tiverton Parkway Rail Station — 9.8 miles
Bishop's Lydeard — 9.8 miles
Taunton Rail Station — 14.0 miles
Ferry ports
Minehead Harbour — 11.3 miles
Bridgwater Ferry Terminal — 19.6 miles
Barry Waterfront Ferry Terminal — 24.7 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 22.3 miles
Cardiff International Airport — 24.1 miles

Directions


From the north: exit Junction25 from the M5. Follow signs for Minehead through Taunton. At Cross Keys round-a-bout turn right A358 continue for 4 miles passing Cedar Falls Health Farm on the right. Take next left B3224 for 9 miles to Ralegh's Cross, do not turn off but continue past Ralegh's Cross towards Bampton on B3190 Lowtrow Cross is 4 miles further on just before Upton on right.

From the south: exit Junction 27 from the M5 left onto the A361 at roundabout turn right to Bampton. Drive through Bampton towards Wiveliscombe, coming uphill out of Bampton turn left onto B3190 signed Morebath Wimbleball Lake. Pass through Upton and Lowtrow Cross is on left 6 miles from Bampton.

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

Wimbleball Lake and Haddon Hill are a five-minute drive or 30-minute walk away for days' worth of hiking, watersports, fishing, cycling and geocaching.

Heather-clad Haddon has spectacular views of the surrounding countryside among its Exmoor ponies, skylarks, buzzards and deer; at Wimbleball, tackle the scenic nine-mile walk around the lake past local woodland and villages. Cafés and pubs are along the way for sups and cuppas.

Also popular with Lowtrow visitors are Dunster and its medieval castle, Porlock, Lynton. Lynmouth, Minehead and dog-friendly Blue Anchor Bay with its café.

Other popular attractions include the West Somerset Steam Railway, Tarr Steps bridge, Knightshayes Court, Hestercombe Gardens, Exmoor Owl & Hawk Centre and Torre Cider Farm.

Must see

  • Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (12.6 miles)
  • The National Trust Killerton House & Gardens (18.2 miles)
  • Exeter Cathedral - Church of Saint Peter (23.3 miles)

National Trust

  • Dunster Castle (8.9 miles)
  • Dunster Working Watermill (8.9 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

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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.
This is an adults-only site. Children under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
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.

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.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The grocery shop is open between 19/03 and 31/10.
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.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
Units should not be left unoccupied unless previously agreed with the management. Please speak to reception when the need arises, a fee may be charged for unsupervised units.
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.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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