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Driftaway Camping Woodlands

9.9

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General

  • Secluded site available for exclusive bookings
  • Half an hour's drive from Jurassic Coast beaches and walks
  • Meadow glamping with campfires allowed and private bathrooms

Here’s a little Somerset smasher. Driftaway Camping Woodlands is a small and secluded site five minutes’ drive from Chard: so petite, in fact, that you and your group can hire the whole place out to have this sweet rural retreat all to your deserving selves.

Comfy but down-to-earth quarters are ready and waiting for guests as they arrive, and all kitted out too… so folk can throw their bags down, get out and explore a comely site of meadow and woodland: there's a stream to follow too, and a pond that’s home to newts and frogs.

This isn't the place for you if you require posh trappings like fancy ovens and ensuite bathrooms; instead keep up the Famous Five vibe in the evenings with campfire cookouts. (Although if you fancy a rest, your friendly proprietors will deliver freshly cooked meals to your fireside, or knock up picnics for daytime wanderings).

And what might those wanderings include? The local area has surfing, swimming and fossil digging on the beaches, hill walks and cliff climbs, journeys through the ancient and more recent history of the West Country, and encounters with deer and meerkats: you’ll certainly be busy…


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9.9

Overall rating based on 21 reviews

 

95% would recommend this park to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

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Everything! Facilities were totally fine for a wild camp stay, …09/20/2022

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

  • Yurt (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Everything! Facilities were totally fine for a wild camp stay, the yurt was really well kitted out and cosy. Loads of space for the children to play and rope swings. The dog was able to run free and the hosts were delightful and helpful and kind.

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    Nothing. It was all fabulous.

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We stayed in the safari tent for 2 nights with …09/19/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnthony H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Safari tent (2 adults and 2 children)
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    We stayed in the safari tent for 2 nights with our 5 yr old granddaughter. We were greeted on arrival by Liz and Nigel and they showed us the facilities, which were spotlessly clean.
    Very friendly couple and nothing was too much trouble. Liz allowed our granddaughter to collect eggs from the chickens which was definitely the highlight of the weekend for her !
    The tent is lovely with a very comfy bed , a gas hob and kettle and complimentary logs for the log burner in the tent and the camp fire outside. Also marshmallows to toast on the fire.
    The place is secluded so you feel like your in the middle of nowhere but Chard is just down the road if supplies are needed
    We had a lovely time and will definitely be back
    Thank you Liz and Nigel.
    Claire,Tony and Tegan

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    Nothing

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Great location. Clean site and helpful hosts.09/01/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNatalie S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Safari tent (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Stayed in the safari tent with my two children 13 and 20. Everything was ready when we arrived, with everything we could need. Wash room and toilet very clean, not far to walk at all - def need torch for a 4am trip to the loo! There are plug sockets in the wash room for charging phones. The site is very well maintained. The yurt and sarafi tent are set with enough space apart so we couldn't hear the other guests or get in each others way. Liz and Nigel were very welcoming and helpful. Gave us our space and there if needed. I specifically chose this site for my son who's autistic, and he liked the calmness and privacy it offered. It felt very safe. Would absolutely recommend.

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Lovely luxurious glamping site08/28/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMatthew W.Confirmed

  • Yurt (2 adults and 2 children)
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    We had a lovely stay at Driftaway camping, the amenities are second to none; lovely Yurt to stay in and great shower facilities. Sleeping in the forest at night was an exciting experience and the children really enjoyed playing on the swings and exploring around the place.
    Liz and Nigel were lovely and helpful hosts and we all felt very looked after on the premises. Would heartily recommend.

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Look it up!08/14/2022

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

  • Safari tent (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Wow! We loved our week at Driftaway Campsite. Just me as a single mum and my 13 year old son.

    We stayed in the safari tent and felt safe and well looked after the whole time

    Brilliant facilities. Lots of space and privacy.

    Beaches, walking, cycling, camp fires, bats, deer and chickens!

    We would absolutely go again.

    Liz and Nigel have done a fantastic job and were so kind to us, helping my son adjust his bike, to offering us fresh eggs.

    Marie

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    Nothing

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Great place to stay, Liz was lovely, everything you needed was there06/27/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomVerity H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Safari tent (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Beautiful surroundings, private and everything needed was provided for a great weekend glamping. We all had a lovely time, from making our own camp fire, cooking on the camping stove to playing in the meadow.
    The food we ordered from Liz (Nigel was at Glastonbury) was amazing and worth the extra! Would recommend and go again!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing, a bit more sun would have been nice!

From the manager...

Lovely to meet you and sorry I didn't get to say goodbye.
Glad you had a good stay and I hope the Birthday boy had a lovely Birthday weekend!
x

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Chilling peaceful environment06/18/2022

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

  • Yurt (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Absolutely the best campsite I've been to... Liz make you feel most welcoming and nothing is too much trouble for her. Everything is at hand , all you need to take is towels... can't wait to go back next year.

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The facilities are ideal and super clean. Friendly owners04/20/2022

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

  • Safari tent (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Gorgeous location, beautiful set up, Liz and Nigel couldn’t do enough to help us. Dogs and kids adored it and were off into the woods at all moments. Unless the fire was going. When we realised we had misjudged the April chill, Liz came over with extra blankets and a hot water bottle. And did I mention the brownies??? We will be back!

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Perfect stay. Just what we needed. Thank you hi04/15/2022

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

  • Yurt (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Really friendly. Couldn't do enough for us. Liz introduced my grandson to her chickens and her dog and from that moment he was hooked. He had a fantastic time and so did we.

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From the manager...

Thank you for your comments. It was so lovely to meet you all and an absolute pleasure having you stay here.
Look forward to seeing you again.
Liz and Nigel

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It was awesome! Liz and Nigel so kind and friendly. …09/28/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Yurt (2 adults and 2 children)
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    It was awesome! Liz and Nigel so kind and friendly. We will be back! Everyone loved it!

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: one group at a time

Dedicated shower facility per glamping unit

Dedicated shower per site

Dedicated toilet facility per glamping unit

Dedicated toilet per site

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Hand sanitizing stations

Masks/gloves available

Meal delivery to unit/site/outdoor seated area

Removal of soft furnishings (e.g. decorative cushions)

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

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Tents for hire

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

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

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Themes

Peaceful

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Tennis nearby

Location

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  • Woodlands, Forton, Chard, Somerset, England, TA20 4HB
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.8596°N 2.9342°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Coach Station — 18.5 kilometers
Bus Station — 21.1 kilometers
Yeovil Bus Station — 23.4 kilometers
Train stations
Axminster Rail Station — 10.2 kilometers
Crewkerne Rail Station — 11.1 kilometers
Honiton Rail Station — 19.1 kilometers
Ferry ports
Bridgwater Ferry Terminal — 31.8 kilometers
Topsham (Turf Lock Ferry) Ferry Landing — 42.4 kilometers
Topsham Ferry Landing — 42.4 kilometers
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 36.9 kilometers

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

The pretty flint and stone town of Chard, five minutes’ drive away, is your nearest port of call for shops, pubs and eateries. The museum is also worth a mooch, not least for the tale of local inventor John Stringfellow, whose steam aeroplane was the first vehicle to fly under its own power way back in 1848.

Head further back in time at Dinosaurland Fossil Museum in Lyme Regis, and top it off with digging up your own ammonites and scaphites on Charmouth beach. For coastal walks interrupted by swims and paddles, Axmouth to Lyme Regis is a fine stretch that's home to birds and wildflowers, and occasionally swathed in sea mists. All are half an hour's drive from the site.

Sidle over to Seaton, also within half an hour, if you’d prefer to see the sea from the comfort of an old electric tram, or trek across the nature-filled marshlands alongside the River Axe on a well-signed boardwalk. To view the coast from the crest of a wave Jacob’s Ladder beach outside Sidmouth (45 minutes) is where the surfers do it.

Thrillseekers can screech their hearts out at the rides, go-karts and splash zone at Crealy Adventure Park (45 minutes) as well as taking more sedate trips on the miniature train, and meeting the meerkats for cute and furry encounters.

Must see

  • Mapperton House & Gardens (17.6 kilometers)
  • Montacute House (18.5 kilometers)
  • Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (21.5 kilometers)

National Trust

  • Loughwood Meeting House (12.0 kilometers)
  • Barrington Court (12.3 kilometers)

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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Permitted arrival/departure time

On-park accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Please call the park using the contact details provided in the booking confirmation email to to advise your anticipated arrival time.

Driftaway Camping Woodlands cancelation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

Up to 21 days before arrival - 25% of the balance will be retained
20 - 14 days - 50% of the balance will be retained

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 cancelations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Driftaway Camping Woodlands will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: £100.00 ($174.50) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

Payment methods accepted at the park

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    On-park accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.

    Please call the park using the contact details provided in the booking confirmation email to to advise your anticipated arrival time.

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The tents do not have running water, however a water carrier is provided along with suitable washing up bowl.

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