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8.6

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General

  • Friendly and secluded farm site two miles from the A38
  • Four pubs serving food within two miles
  • Excellently-kept amenities including hot showers and games room/lounge

Spick, span, secluded and small are the first necessities guests are likely to tick off when they arrive at Gamlins Farm Caravan Park near Wellington in Somerset, with other essentials like a friendly welcome and nearness to Somerset’s sights also a shoe-in.

Many guests use Gamlins Farm as a stopover on their way to Devon and Cornwall (it’s just two miles from the A38), but those who stick around Somerset for a week or two find plenty of activities here to boot, such as hiking and biking along the Grand Western Canal a mile away, taking a trip to Taunton (20 minutes) or traipsing around the Blackdown Hills, reachable in about 10 minutes’ drive.

Gamlins Farm Caravan Park is a friendly and laidback place to lay your hat: it’s family run by a team who keep standards high around the site amenities including clean showers and toilets, free hot water and free use of hairdryers.

A launderette is on standby for guests’ use and there’s also a games/lounge room with pool table and loads of tourist info on Somerset and its surrounding areas. Free wifi is available.

The park is spread over four acres in a remote valley and has recycling facilities and a chemical disposal point. Supplies can be picked up nearby at two village shops – Greenham a mile and a half away and Holcome Rogus two miles away – or at three supermarkets five miles away in Wellington.

Bah to cooking? Four very decent pubs with top-notch food and real ales are within two miles of the campsite: the Globe Inn, The Prince of Wales, The Poacher's Pocket and The Beam Bridge Inn.

All members of the family – junior as well as canine – are welcome at Gamlins Farm, although the management just ask that dogs are kept on leads while on site and exercised in the adjoining paddock.


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8.6

Overall rating based on 14 reviews

 

93% would recommend this site to a friend.

86% would stay here again.

 

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Excellent site & clean facilities. 26/10/2016

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

  • Electric grass tent pitch (four man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Level Pitches, clean toilet / shower block. Clean site very security concouis.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Nice clean site, level pitches 02/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sian P. Confirmed

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

    Nice level site, clean, quiet. Good location for touring area.

    Disliked: 

    Bathrooms were nice and clean but poorly stocked with loo roll - two mornings out of the three they had run out by 9am. Ran out of hot water for the shower by 9am one morning too.

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Good site, small but clean shower block 01/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom heather_d4 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch (five man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Pitches were flat, and we were able to camp next to our friend even though she was in a caravan and we were in a tent.

    Dog walk was OK, but there was a neighbouring chicken field which appeared open.

    Frequently saw buzzards flying overhead, and saw a huge rabbit hopping round early one morning.

    Disliked: 

    Toilet block ran out of toilet roll 2 consecutive days and it took hours to be rectified.

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Possibly the nicest campsite I've ever stayed at! 28/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Paul P. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (two man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    This is possibly the best campsite I've ever stayed at and I've been to a few. From the outstanding welcome from the owner to the spotless and well thought out facilities, to the well laid out pitches you could not ask for more from a campsite.
    I cannot comment on how child friendly the area or facilities are as I don't have children, but for us oldies or couples looking for a break this is a piece of tranquil beauty.

    Disliked: 

    Close to a operating farm yard so small chance of farm yard type noise early morning or late night but certainly not enough to cause problems for me.

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A very quiet peaceful small campsite. Clean bathroom & shower block. 20/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Catherine K. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The relaxing surroundings.

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Lovely site with very helpful staff 09/08/2016

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  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very peaceful, clean toilets and showers. The staff were brilliant!

    Disliked: 

    Barking dogs next to us, he had six, they kept escaping and fowling, which isnt the fault of the staff

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Excellent site, great staff very clean facilities 03/08/2016

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

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Really enjoyed staying here the kids also loved this site brilliant stop over for our journey to Cornwall,facilities we're top top and nothing was too much trouble with the staff when booking and settling in.

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Lovely, small, quiet site with generous flat pitches 11/07/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Liz S. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (four man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very friendly obliging owners
    Great dog exercise area
    Large flat pitches
    Very clean facilities
    Nice games room with sofas, would be great for wet weather/older kids
    Good location, easy to find

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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very clean little site..good facilities 10/07/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom janet p. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent pitch (two man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice clean site.

    Disliked: 

    Farm traffic noise..not much views..11pm restriction as the farm has electric gates...

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Lovely Site with Super Clean Facilities, friendly staff & good pitches 05/07/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Neil A. Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent pitch (four man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    1st visit to this site. Very nice place to stop, peaceful and relaxing. Staff are very friendly and the site is well kept.
    Toilet/Shower block very clean and smelt amazing
    There is a pool table and few games in a separate room on site which is good for all ages. Washing facilities available for longer stays.
    Overall very pleased with this site.
    Cheap Wifi too.
    Recycling is asked which is a good idea.

    Disliked: 

    Not so local to a shop...but we are very well equipped and there are places to go not to far by car.

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Amenities on site

Bath available

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Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

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Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis 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

Small (11-25 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches

Location

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  • Meadow View, Greenham Wellington, Somerset, England, TA21 0JU
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.9684°N 3.3087°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Wellington (Somerset): High Street Coach Stop — 3.6 miles
Tiverton Parkway: Rail Station Bus Stop — 4.2 miles
Sampford Peverell: The Globe Bus Stop — 4.6 miles
Train stations
Tiverton Parkway Rail Station — 4.2 miles
Bishop's Lydeard — 7.8 miles
Taunton Rail Station — 9.8 miles
Ferry ports
Bridgwater Ferry Terminal — 18.3 miles
Minehead Harbour — 18.4 miles
Topsham Ferry Landing — 20.9 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 17.1 miles
Cardiff International Airport — 29.8 miles

Directions


Take the M5 to Junction 26, Wellington. Turn left at the A38 roundabout, and follow the A38 bypassing Wellington. Drive over the second small roundabout, and turn left at the next roundabout, following the brown signs. Pass the Beambridge Inn on your left and drive one mile up the hill to the dual carriageway. Turn right, following the brown signs saying 'Greenham 1.5 miles'. Carry on a further three-quarters of a mile over 2 crossroads and you will pass Gamlins Farm on the right. Follow the road around the corner and the campsite is on the right.

Nearest train stations
Tiverton Parkway (7 miles)
Taunton station (11 miles)

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 11 or so miles of the Grand Western Canal from Somerset’s Taunton to Devon’s Tiverford is within walking distance of Gamlins, with a local nature reserve and the Grand Western Country Park to amble around after a stroll along the towpath.

Three circular walks meander around the canal too, as well as access to two long-distance trails, the Two Counties Way and the Mary/Michael Pilgrims Way, but there are more placid pursuits here such as fishing from the canal bank or taking out a boat for a gentle drift. You have to try a horse-drawn barge from Tiverton too: these traditional ways of transport are the last still cantering about in the Westcountry.

After trying all four pubs and their real ale selections around Gamlins Farm, visitors also have the cider of Somerset to sample at Sheppy's Farm and Cider Centre in Taunton, one of several cider producers in Somerset (it’s good to get an early taste for it if you’re going on to Cornwall).

Also in the town is Taunton Racecourse (not recommended combined with copious amounts of cider), parks of both the retail and the green variety, and the Museum of Somerset in the grounds of Taunton Castle. Closer to home for rainy days, Wellington has a cinema, shops and two sports centres.

Masses of day trips are within the vicinity too, such as checking out old piles at the nearby National Trust properties Knightshayes Court and Killerton House, or spinning around at Coldharbour Mill.

The beaches of Somerset, Devon and Dorset are easily reached for days out, as are Exmoor National Park and family days out at Diggerland, Crealy Great Adventure Park and the model railway at Pecorama.

Must see

  • Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (5.0 miles)
  • The National Trust Killerton House & Gardens (13.9 miles)
  • Crealy Great Adventure Park (18.6 miles)

National Trust

  • Knightshayes Court (8.1 miles)
  • Fyne Court (11.7 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.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
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.

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

Additional terms

Visitors:
For security reasons and our peace of mind we must be aware of who is on site at all times. We currently do not charge for visitors, so please show us the courtesy of letting us know if you are expecting any.

Music:
Must not be played after 10pm.

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