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The Den and Orchard: Car park

General

  • Family-friendly site in a rural spot three miles from Frome
  • A 15-minute drive from Longleat House and Longleat Safari Park
  • Firepits and games room on site, plus takeaway for meals and drinks

What are you going to want for dinner on your Somerset break? Perhaps the fickle British climate will bless you with barbecue weather… or it’s possible you’ll feel like lazing around with a tasty takeaway…

Frankly, who knows what your future self will be feeling like, so it’s a crafty move to grab a spot at The Den and Orchard, where both are equally easy options. And that’s because this family-friendly site happens to have its own fab takeaway right on site (open evenings from Thursday to Saturday).

The food offerings here are tempting indeed: get set for a menu of burgers, pizzas, main meals and a range of drinks, all of which should contribute to a lovely laidback evening . Frugal types and those planning a bit of outdoor cheffing can acquire essentials at the supermarkets in Frome, three miles away.

Firepits and chimeneas have been set up around the site for cooking and flame gazing; there’s also a washing-up area and a wooden toilet block with gents’ and ladies’ toilets and showers. A games room (with darts, table football and table tennis) is on hand too, for damp evenings and general entertainment.

The Den and Orchard is on the edge of Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so there are plenty of walks nearby to help you work up an appetite. Other days out nearby include fishing, mountain biking, visits to National Trust properties and the excellent Longleat Safari Park.

Please note

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Minimum spacing of 4 metres between pitches.


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Reviews

9.5

Overall rating based on 92 reviews

 

95% would recommend this site to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

  74% described as Peaceful ?

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The best shower families ever! Better than a lot of hotels!06/18/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSarah C.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Showers were great, dry clean, spacious and no queues. Fab games room, hours of fun. Amazing facilities with washing up area, fridge and even a washing machine!

    Disliked: 

    Road noise

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Lovely small campsite06/15/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Amazing place, in very good condition. Excellent and clean facilities. Only about 10/12 small groups when full. Would absolutely recommend.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing!

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Really clean facilities, well equipped and friendly. The owners had …06/14/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Really clean facilities, well equipped and friendly. The owners had thought of everything. Great takeaway and delicious locally made gelato too. Lots to do in the area. We visited Nunney Castle and Stourhead.

    Disliked: 

    Traffic noise but not that disruptive

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Brilliant site. Great value for money.06/14/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Small well kept site, level picked, clean and modern facilities, games room (ping pong and football table), free picnic benches and fire pits to use, reasonably priced food to take away in the evenings. The family who run this site are really friendly and accommodating.

    Disliked: 

    Video games in the games room - my son loved this, but we hoped to get away from technology.

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Nice pitches, good facilities, lovely take-away, fun in the games …06/14/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice pitches, good facilities, lovely take-away, fun in the games room.

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Friendly and welcoming with great facilities.06/14/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBetty S.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very friendly relaxed atmosphere...would have stayed longer if I could...

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Great small, friendly camping site.06/13/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Facilities on site. No cars in camping field.

    Disliked: 

    Noise from nearby main road.

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Such a great campsite. Adam and his family were so …06/09/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Such a great campsite. Adam and his family were so welcoming and made us feel at home straight away. Takeaway from the Fox is a must.

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Great family friendly site06/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLorna H.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Another amazing stay at The Den and Orchard! The site is so family friendly with lots of space for the children to play and an amazing games room - ping pong was a family favourite. All the facilities are clean and tidy and the pitches are nice and level. We also ordered food which was delicious and great value. We can't wait to stay again!

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Intimate campsite with friendly, accommodating owners!06/07/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very friendly, accommodating and trusting towards campers.
    Great take out options and Somerset ice cream and beer always available.
    I liked the small size of this campsite.
    Loved the fire bowls and big bags with logs were always available for sale.Thanks and we’d love to come again!

    Disliked: 

    A bit of noise from the nearby road but got used to it.
    Games room - Darts were a bit unsafe in little children hands, but owners appreciated feedback and immediate changes made to improve safety in this regard.

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Features

Coronavirus

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Hand sanitizing stations

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

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

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

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Shepherd's huts

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

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • Bull's Quarr, Tytherington, Frome, Somerset, England, BA11 5BN
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.2057°N 2.3315°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Frome: Market Place Coach Stop — 3.0 kilometres
Warminster: Central Car Park Coach Stop — 10.7 kilometres
Radstock: Victoria Hall Coach Stop — 12.5 kilometres
Train stations
Frome Rail Station — 2.8 kilometres
Dilton Marsh Rail Station — 9.9 kilometres
Warminster Rail Station — 10.8 kilometres
Ferry ports
Temple Meads Station Ferry Landing — 32.4 kilometres
Temple Bridge (Bristol) Ferry Landing — 32.6 kilometres
Prince Street Bridge Ferry Landing — 32.7 kilometres
Airports
Bristol International Airport — 33.2 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

Work up an appetite for the next meal tackling the mountain bike trails at Windhill Bike Park or seeking out one of the circular walking trails in the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; both are about 10 minutes away by car.

If you’d like your walks to take in pretty gardens and historic buildings, head to Nunney Castle (five minutes’ drive), The Walled Garden at Mells (10 minutes) or Stourhead National Trust property (15 minutes). Bath’s half an hour away for urban strolls with a Roman tinge, and fishing is 15 minutes away at Shearwater Lake for those who need a bit of a rest.

You’ll easily fill a day over at Longleat (15 minutes away), driving the safari trails, visiting all the different animal areas, touring the house and pottering through the pleasure gardens. The famed caves and kid-friendly attractions at Wookey Hole are about half an hour away.

Must see

  • Longleat (4.3 kilometres)
  • Stourhead House and Garden (11.0 kilometres)
  • Prior Park Landscape Garden (17.7 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Stourhead (11.2 kilometres)
  • Westwood Manor (14.4 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:  noon –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

The Den and Orchard cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 14 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. The Den and Orchard will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 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 on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does The Den and Orchard have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Den and Orchard dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near The Den and Orchard? Work up an appetite for the next meal tackling the mountain bike trails at Windhill Bike Park or seeking out one of the circular walking trails in the Cranborne Chase Area of … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Den and Orchard?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  noon –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at The Den and Orchard? From R495,58 (for 1 night, 4 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.

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 14 day(s) of arrival.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

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.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.

Coronavirus
Minimum spacing of 4 metres between pitches.

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 10:30 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.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of £25,00 (R540,36) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

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