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Butcombe New Woods

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General

  • Exclusive-use rural site on five acres of new woodland
  • In the Mendip Hills, half an hour's drive from Bristol
  • Wild site with firepit, toilet and shower; lake 300 metres away

You want space? You’ll certainly get that at Butcombe New Woods – five acres of it, in fact (or 4.53 football fields, if that’s easier to imagine). And you’ll have it all to yourselves too, as this site half an hour’s drive from Bristol is only let to one group at a time.

Around that huge amount of space is a native woodland that was planted by the owner (in conjunction with the Woodland Trust) back in 2015 – the trees and wildflowers are growing well now and have become a haven for wildlife like deer, badgers, rabbits and all sorts of birds. Three sides of the site are flanked by farm fields, with the fourth looking out over a wooded valley and a stream that leads to Blagdon Lake about 300 metres away.

The pitching space has been set up in a large south-facing clearing that’s been kitted out with a sink, a compost toilet and a cold shower, plus a firepit that’s supplied with a sack of firewood. This is essentially a wild camping experience so there’s no electricity but some solar lighting is provided to help you find your way.

This site is for tents only, with no vehicles allowed on site. There’s parking just outside the entrance, with a 60-metre walk down to the pitch area (largely level but with one gentle slope) – wheelbarrows are on hand to help you haul your kit down there.

Please note

Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.

No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.

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


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8.8

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Gorgeous site - family friendly, great facilities. Would return! :)08/25/2020

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

  • Hilltop primitive grass tent site
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    Very quiet which was surprising as we were so close to the airport. Some lovely surrounding walks, close to seaside towns + shops and the Thatchers factory. Fire pit, some fire wood, sink, bins, toilet and shower included. Lovely view and surrounded by fields of grapes and a gorgeous lake.

    Disliked: 

    Would have benefited from a few more instructions on when to empty the compost toilet (such as a fill line on the toilet itself). Would recommend telling future campers to bring a windbreak as when the weather is bad you are exposed to the elements. A little more of a slope than we anticipated but as long as you pitch in the right place you wouldn’t necessarily notice.

From the manager...

Thanks for the feedback, I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay and made the most of the surrounding areas.
I'll mark a full line on the compost toilets with some white tape to make it clearer. You don't need to empty them though, just switch to a fresh bin. It's really helpful to get practical feedback like this.
Gavin, campsite manager

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had a fantastic time at this site.08/22/2020

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

  • Hilltop primitive grass tent site
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  • Liked: 

    The area, really peaceful. The shower was especially liked. Loved camping on our own with dogs able to be off lead and have camp fires.

    Disliked: 

    slightly sloping but ok. Would be good to have designated fire pit made with stones.

From the manager...

Thanks for the positive feedback.we though hard about the fire pit design, we settled on the half beer keg because it keeps the fire bit off the ground to reduce damage to the grass.
Gavin, camp site manager

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Great isolated site08/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Hilltop primitive grass tent site
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  • Liked: 

    We had the whole site to ourselves - perfect as we were meeting family who were still a little wary of busy places.
    Great to have a firepit and wood provided and plenty of space for the bbq we brought.
    Lots of space for the kids to run about without bothering anyone.
    Perfect location to walk to Blagdon Lake, which is beautiful. Very quiet location. Great that wheelbarrows are provided for the short walk down from the car. Everything was exactly as described.

    Disliked: 

    A bit slopey - we kept finding the kids had slid out of bed
    Shower was entirely exposed - you can see into it from the kitchen area

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Beautiful view on the hill top, amazing outdoor eco friendly …07/31/2020

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

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    Beautiful view on the hill top, amazing outdoor eco friendly facilities, nice private site. Perfect for large families with lots of kids. If you are one with nature and love the outdoors this is perfect for you.

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So peaceful, lovely campsite and everything was really clean. Views …07/28/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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    So peaceful, lovely campsite and everything was really clean.
    Views are amazing, lovely walks really close to it.
    Lots of wildlife to see.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing really just very minor things ! We really enjoyed it.

    The description did not mention that there was a slope- it wasn’t a massive deal for2 nights however it might be an issue for some people

    It would be good if there was a dedicated area for a camp fire with maybe some stones around it?

    The description did not mention that the fire pit didn’t have a grill again not an issue for us but maybe for some if they are planning on using it for cooking

From the manager...

Thanks for your feedback, I'm pleased you enjoyed the weekend (despite a bit of rain!).
I'll certainly sort out a grill for the fire pit, I've been expecting people to use it for a campfire rather than for cooking but I have a grill which I'll put there for the next arrivals.

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: one group at a time

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Dedicated shower per pitch

Dedicated toilet per pitch

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

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

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

Themes

Forest

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

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

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Location

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  • Blagdon Lane, Butcombe, Somerset, England, BS40 7UP
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.3476°N 2.7039°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bristol Airport Coach Stop — 4.4 kilometers
Nailsea: High Street Coach Stop — 10.4 kilometers
Bristol University: Queens Rd Coach Stop — 13.9 kilometers
Train stations
Nailsea & Backwell Rail Station — 8.6 kilometers
Yatton Rail Station — 9.9 kilometers
Parson Street Rail Station — 11.6 kilometers
Ferry ports
Nova Scotia Ferry Landing — 12.6 kilometers
The Cottage Ferry Landing — 12.6 kilometers
Pumphouse Ferry Landing — 12.7 kilometers
Airports
Bristol International Airport — 4.4 kilometers
Cardiff International Airport — 44.6 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

If the five acres isn’t sufficient for your planned roaming, don’t worry – there’s plenty more fab countryside nearby. The site is within the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a short amble from Blagdon Lake and with access to a network of footpaths to wander along.

For a slightly different perspective on your rural surrounds, join horse riding outings (15 minutes’ drive), head out for a game of golf (20 minutes) or don your hard hat to head underground at Wookey Hole caves (25 minutes). The pretty Yeo Valley gardens (10 minutes) and the vineyards of Aldwick Estate (five minutes) are good spots if you’re after something low-paced.

And there’s plenty of variety beyond that too: check out Cheddar Gorge (20 minutes) for some stunning scenery (and tasty cheese), head to Bristol (half an hour) for city wanderings, or get your bucket and spade ready for a seaside day in Weston-super-Mare (35 minutes).

Must see

  • Cheddar Caves & Gorge (8.5 kilometers)
  • Brunel's ss Great Britain (13.1 kilometers)
  • At-Bristol (13.5 kilometers)

National Trust

  • Tyntesfield (10.4 kilometers)
  • King John's Hunting Lodge (10.5 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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

RV, trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Butcombe New Woods cancelation policy

No refunds within 3 weeks of arrival date.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

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. Butcombe New Woods will debit the balance from your card 3 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 3 weeks 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 at the park

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Terms and conditions

Park booking terms and conditions

  • Does Butcombe New Woods have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Butcombe New Woods dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Butcombe New Woods? If the five acres isn’t sufficient for your planned roaming, don’t worry – there’s plenty more fab countryside nearby. The site is within the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Butcombe New Woods?
    RV, trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Butcombe New Woods? From $171.94 (for 1 night, 14 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.

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

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.

Changes to your holiday
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

Safety
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

Vehicles
No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

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

General
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Arrivals and departures
The site will send you further check-in information 7 day(s) before your arrival.

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

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