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- 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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Good site, small but clean shower block
Lovely site with very helpful staff
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
Lake and/or mountain
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Small (11-25 pitches)
Jumbo tent pitches
- Coach stations
Wellington (Somerset): High Street Coach Stop — 3.6 miles
3.6 miles Tiverton Parkway: Rail Station Bus Stop — 4.2 miles
4.2 miles Sampford Peverell: The Globe Bus Stop — 4.6 miles
- Train stations
Tiverton Parkway Rail Station — 4.2 miles
4.2 miles Bishop's Lydeard — 7.8 miles
7.8 miles Taunton Rail Station — 9.8 miles
- Ferry ports
Bridgwater Ferry Terminal — 18.3 miles
18.3 miles Minehead Harbour — 18.4 miles
18.4 miles Topsham Ferry Landing — 20.9 miles
Exeter International Airport — 17.1 miles
17.1 miles Cardiff International Airport — 29.8 miles
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)
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.
- 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)
- Knightshayes Court (8.1 miles)
- Fyne Court (11.7 miles)
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