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5 Acres

9.5

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General

  • Flat and grassy five-acre site deep in the Somerset Levels
  • A 15-minute drive from Taunton; Barrington Court 20 minutes
  • Dog-friendly site with easy access from the A378

This spacious site is such a super spot that you may well want it all to yourself. As it happens, if you plump for these flat and grassy 5 Acres, you and your gang will have exclusive rights to roam, pitch up and relax here for the duration of your stay.

As you'd expect from a site with such ample acreage, there's plenty of space for parking, so it's simple to hire the place out for family shindigs or group get-togethers. Folks heading here are welcome to either bring their own toilet or have a chat with the site staff, who can sort out portaloo hire. They're also able to hire out tables, chairs and take you for tours around a secret garden where there's a summerhouse and fountain to admire.

The surrounding Somerset Levels aren’t just out in the sticks – they also produce them. Willow cane has been cultivated the traditional way in this part of the county for hundreds of years and can be seen growing within a mile of 5 Acres. The Levels are also a wildlife haven, making them an all-round top choice for country walks (with a well-behaved dog, if you've brought one).

Taunton town centre and its wide range of shops and supermarkets is a 15-minute drive away. The closest pub and coffee shop are five minutes away by road.


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9.5

Overall rating based on 20 reviews

 

95% would recommend this site to a friend.

90% would stay here again.

  83% described as Peaceful ?

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Excellent spacious site, superbly relaxing.14/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEd D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Beautiful location. Well spaced pitches and facilities close by. No pressure to keep dogs on lead, not overlooked by anyone else so very relaxed. Provision of kindling and wood for a fire was thoughtful. We were greeted and given all the information we needed + advice on dog walks but then left to ourselves.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Glad you enjoyed yourselves! We always allow camp fires and welcome well behaved dogs.

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Highly recommended!09/06/2021

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

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

    Relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

    Disliked: 

    N/A

From the manager...

Thanks, you're welcome back anytime.

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Would def recommend very clean and super owners07/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCathy R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The quietness of the site pots of space and very friendly

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    N/A

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Lovely no-nonsense site (and staff also lovely).07/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTom H.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Wonderfully welcoming staff. Great for campfires under the stars pitched around a wildflower meadow. Fabulous local footpaths leading to dog heaven.

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From the manager...

Thank you for your kind words.

We are going to print out some information about local walks, forests and wildlife havens so thank you for your review.

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Excellent hosts mega accommodating05/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything including cool fire pit

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Thanks, so glad you enjoyed it.

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Great welcome from the owners who were also very helpful. …03/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Great welcome from the owners who were also very helpful. Pitches were spacious. Lovely place to relax and get away from it all, sat round a campfire every night and watched the stars. Children had loads of room to play.

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Spacious pitch with plenty of space in between pitches. Perfect …02/06/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Spacious pitch with plenty of space in between pitches. Perfect for what we needed as a 1 night site for in between travelling. Would be a good base to explore area.

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Clean facility wonderful people Highly recommend01/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRosie C.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Wonderful welcoming, the opportunity to buy fresh eggs and other local items was an added bonus. 4****

    Disliked: 

    The meadow could have been cut and collected early, the long grass got onto and into EVERYTHING. However leaving the centre in of the meadow full grown gave the children a beautiful natural experience to run and play in. Fantastic

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Perfect hosts, perfectly level pitches, gorgeous location01/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The back-to-basics, peaceful environment was just what I needed

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Cute little haven, ideal for a little escape from the …01/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Hobbit house microlodge
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  • Liked: 

    Cute little haven, ideal for a little escape from the norm. Unexpected basket of snacks and breakfast bits. Clean and tidy

    Disliked: 

    Little phone signal, mosquitoes due to pond close to hut and on hot day the toilet smell not great

From the manager...

Hi

Thank you for your review. We want to make continual improvements to our accommodation and we will now provide citronella candles for guests to detract the midges (we do actively encourage nature to thrive in the garden). We have also found a flaw in the vent design of the custom-made toilet which has now been fixed.

Sarah and Theo

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Features

Coronavirus

24+ hour ventilation between accommodation guests

Check-in: one group at a time

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Camping pods

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 sites)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • Elmdale, Wrantage, Somerset, England, TA3 6DR
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.0069°N 2.9575°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Ilminster: Market Square Coach Stop — 9.5 kilometres
North Petherton (Somerset): Verriers Coach Stop — 10.3 kilometres
Taunton Bus Station — 10.4 kilometres
Train stations
Taunton Rail Station — 10.4 kilometres
Bridgwater Rail Station — 13.6 kilometres
Bishop's Lydeard — 17.4 kilometres
Ferry ports
Bridgwater Ferry Terminal — 15.3 kilometres
Weston-super-Mare Knightstone Harbour — 38.3 kilometres
Minehead Harbour — 42.8 kilometres
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 44.6 kilometres
Bristol International Airport — 45.6 kilometres

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

First time in the West Country? Get your bearings at the Museum of Somerset (15 minutes' drive), a family-friendly local history exhibit housed in the grand surrounds of Taunton Castle. Other history-infused haunts, like National Trust-managed Barrington Court (20 minutes) and Coleridge's Cottage (40 minutes), are also pretty sure to help you get a feel for the place. Already a maven in all things southwestern? Skip the history lesson and get straight out for rambles in the Quantock Hills (20 minutes).

The coast is also within range, whether you opt to head north to the Bristol Channel for swims at Kilve beach (40 minutes) or a trip to Watchet arcade (40 minutes) or south to Lyme Regis (45 minutes) on Dorset's Jurassic Coast.

If you're looking to branch out from your common and garden holiday attractions, take a closer look at the traditional willow products on display at Coates English Willow Visitor Centre (10 minutes). More local produce can be inspected (and tasted) at promisingly named Sheppy's House of Cider (15 minutes), a well-established Somerset firm where you can analyse dry, medium and sweet varieties.

Must see

  • Montacute House (18.1 kilometres)
  • Clarks Village (20.3 kilometres)
  • Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (21.3 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Barrington Court (8.4 kilometres)
  • Priest's House (10.0 kilometres)

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:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  noon
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  noon

5 Acres cancellation policy

No refunds within 3 days of arrival date.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

Bookings cannot be amended within 2 day(s) of arrival.

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. 5 Acres will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Cash

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does 5 Acres have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is 5 Acres dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near 5 Acres? First time in the West Country? Get your bearings at the Museum of Somerset (15 minutes' drive), a family-friendly local history exhibit housed in the grand surrounds of Taunton Castle. Other history-infused … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of 5 Acres?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  noon
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  noon
    Read more

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Terms and conditions

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

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

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 2 day(s) of arrival.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 10 consecutive nights.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.

Safety
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Please pick any available pitch on arrival.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11:30 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
This is a quiet park: no music is allowed.
This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Vehicles
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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