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- 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…
Open from 04/08/2022 to 10/02/2022
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Great location. Clean site and helpful hosts.
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Great place to stay, Liz was lovely, everything you needed was there
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Lovely to meet you and sorry I didn't get to say goodbye.
Chilling peaceful environment
The facilities are ideal and super clean. Friendly owners
Perfect stay. Just what we needed. Thank you hi
From the manager...
Thank you for your comments. It was so lovely to meet you all and an absolute pleasure having you stay here.
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
Meal delivery to unit/site/outdoor seated area
Removal of soft furnishings (e.g. decorative cushions)
Leisure on park
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on park
Car parking by site/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Tents for hire
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Tipis, yurts, or wigwams
Electric car charging point(s)
Propane/gas cylinders available
Dog walk nearby
Public transportation nearby
Tiny (1-10 sites)
Horseback riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
- Coach stations
— 18.5 kilometers
18.5 kilometers Bus Station — 21.1 kilometers
21.1 kilometers Yeovil Bus Station — 23.4 kilometers
- Train stations
Axminster Rail Station
— 10.2 kilometers
10.2 kilometers Crewkerne Rail Station — 11.1 kilometers
11.1 kilometers Honiton Rail Station — 19.1 kilometers
- Ferry ports
Bridgwater Ferry Terminal
— 31.8 kilometers
31.8 kilometers Topsham (Turf Lock Ferry) Ferry Landing — 42.4 kilometers
42.4 kilometers Topsham Ferry Landing — 42.4 kilometers
Exeter International Airport
— 36.9 kilometers
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.
- Mapperton House & Gardens (17.6 kilometers)
- Montacute House (18.5 kilometers)
- Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (21.5 kilometers)
- Loughwood Meeting House (12.0 kilometers)
- Barrington Court (12.3 kilometers)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|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.
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 parkPayPal
Terms and conditionsPark booking terms and conditions
- Does Driftaway Camping Woodlands have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Driftaway Camping Woodlands dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Driftaway Camping Woodlands? 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 … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Driftaway Camping Woodlands?
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.Read more