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West Down Orchard Touring and Camping Park

9.3

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General

  • In a rural peaceful area with easy access to shops and local pubs
  • Orchard walks with stunning views of Somerset
  • In a 12-acre orchard; restaurant 200 yards away and pub within a mile

Somerset camping… even the phrase sounds peaceful. Add in an orchard and – well, all is sorted for peaceful somerset stays. (And spectacular views too, of course.)

West Down Orchard Touring and Camping Park is a family-run site set deep in green Somerset countryside, in a 12-acre orchard with those spectacular views. This is the place to settle for rest, relaxation and splendid walks throughout the nearby farmland and countryside lanes; dogs are welcome on site too.

Pitches here drain well even in heavy rain, to suit stays in all weathers, and are generously sized with plenty of room around. The park has a big and up-to-date facilities block with separate ladies' and gents' areas and free hot showers, and a launderette with washing machine and tumble dryer.

The small on-site shop stocks daily essentials, a restaurant is just down the road and the local pub is a mile away.


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9.3

Overall rating based on 201 reviews

 

95% would recommend this park to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

  94% described as Peaceful ?

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great site, staff always friendly and smiling, great size pitches10/19/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomIan H.Confirmed

  • Powered grass trailer site
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    Always greeted with a smile, great friendly staff, always helpful

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    NIL

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Friendly staff facilities lot really good but we were self contained10/16/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJohn W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    All the Apple Orchards you could walk for ever

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Excellent site with happy staff always willing to help10/12/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomdene l.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Peace and quiet

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Excellent service ,friendly staff perfect site clean well serviced10/04/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMaxine R.Confirmed

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    Excellent service ,friendly staff perfect site clean well serviced

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Friendly owner. Nothing is too much trouble. Clean amenities. Beautiful …10/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBex A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Friendly owner. Nothing is too much trouble. Clean amenities. Beautiful site

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Great clean site but limited facilities due to coronavirus09/28/2020

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  • Primitive grass trailer site
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    Lovelly quiet spot in an orchard
    Short walk to a local pub

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Great site easy to book09/28/2020

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

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    Very friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Lovely clean site wish we were there longer

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Site owner/manager very friendly, kind and helpful.09/28/2020

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

  • Primitive grass trailer site
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  • Liked: 

    Clean site with very good amenities (though not all currently open due to Covid 19)

    Disliked: 

    Grass area a little sloped (but chocks sorted it out)

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Nice site, good location, friendly staff, level hardstanding, vfm.09/23/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEdwin P.Confirmed

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    Nice views. Level hardstanding. Quiet site. Friendly staff. Great water pressure. Good central location. Clean and tidy. Orchard setting. will certainly return. Facilities closed due to Covid, onboard facilities fine! Good value for money.

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Excellent site. Very friendly site manager.09/22/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Friendly laid back site in beautiful surroundings.

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Features

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

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

Rallies 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

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

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

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby

Type

Large (51-200 sites)

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal sites

Tourer storage facilities

Location

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  • Lopen Head, South Petherton, Somerset, England, TA13 5JH
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.9341°N 2.8164°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Ilminster: Market Square Coach Stop — 6.6 kilometers
Ilchester: Lyster Close Coach Stop — 11.9 kilometers
Yeovil Bus Station — 13.3 kilometers
Train stations
Crewkerne Rail Station — 7.2 kilometers
Yeovil Pen Mill Rail Station — 14.3 kilometers
Yeovil Junction Rail Station — 14.4 kilometers
Ferry ports
Bridgwater Ferry Terminal — 26.3 kilometers
Weymouth Ferry Terminal — 44.6 kilometers
Weston-super-Mare Knightstone Harbour — 47.9 kilometers
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 47.9 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

Although it's in a peaceful rural spot, West Down Orchard Touring and Camping Park has easy access to local shops and pubs, and to a good range of attractions in Somerset and down over the border into Dorset. Ilminster, recommended by the West Down owners as one of the finest small market towns in south Somerset, is five miles away.

Historic types have the Elizabethan mansion and surrounding gardens of the National Trust-managed Montacute House to wander five miles from base, and the Fleet Air Arm Museum nine miles away, telling the tale of British naval aviation. If engines get you humming, over 400 cars and motorcycles and a collection of other automobilia are at the Haynes International Motor Museum 16 miles away.

Glastonbury and its Tor are 18 miles from the site; if you fancy beach, coast and fossil foraging, Lyme Regis is about 20 minutes' drive away.

Must see

  • Montacute House (7.4 kilometers)
  • Fleet Air Arm Museum (15.3 kilometers)
  • Mapperton House & Gardens (17.4 kilometers)

National Trust

  • Barrington Court (4.4 kilometers)
  • Montacute House (7.4 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

RV, trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  noon –  6:30 p.m.
Depart by:  11:30 a.m.

West Down Orchard Touring and Camping Park cancelation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted at the park

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Terms and conditions

Park booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does West Down Orchard Touring and Camping Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is West Down Orchard Touring and Camping Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near West Down Orchard Touring and Camping Park? Although it's in a peaceful rural spot, West Down Orchard Touring and Camping Park has easy access to local shops and pubs, and to a good range of attractions in Somerset and … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of West Down Orchard Touring and Camping Park?
    RV, trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  noon –  6:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
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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.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.

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

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.

Extras
Motorcycle(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Coronavirus
The shower facilities are closed. Guests will need to use their own facilities.

Dogs
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Coronavirus
The toilet facilities are closed. Guests will need to use their own facilities.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Admission
Unsupervised minors must have a letter of authorization from their parents or legal guardian.

Additional terms

Electricity is metered on site at £0.20 per kWh and must be paid at checkout.

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