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Sunnyhill Park and Campsite: Our hay field and Alfeds tower in the distance

General

  • Family-run site on a farm five minutes' drive from Wincanton
  • Glastonbury, Stonehenge and Longleat within 45 minutes' drive
  • Handy stopover for journeys on the A303

In days of yore, Wincanton was often used as a stopover town where folks would change horses, eat, drink and rest on their journeys between London and South West England. These days the Somerset town is an equally convenient stopping point, close to the A303 and roughly halfway between London and Exeter.

The folks at Sunnyhill Park and Campsite are keen to uphold this tradition; their family’s been at this farm in Riding Gate (five minutes from Wincanton) for generations. Decent slumbers should be on the cards at the peaceful pitches, and there are free hot showers and firepits on site (plus a supply of logs for sale to keep the flames crackling, and a backdrop of views out over King Alfred's Tower).

Eats can be acquired at nearby takeaways (which also deliver to site), restaurants, cafés and country pubs, and it’s less than a mile to the nearest pub for your evening pint(s). No promises on the fresh horses front though – they do have horses here (along with sheep, goats and chickens) but the owners would rather you leave them where you find them.

A mighty handy stopover it may be, but it’s also a fine place in its own right if you’ve got more time on your hands. Spend your Wincanton days cheering on the horses at the racecourse, visiting the Discworld Emporium or truffling out the tributes to Sir Terry Pratchett around the town centre. For more days out, Glastonbury, Longleat and Stonehenge are all within a 45-minute drive.

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


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9

Overall rating based on 151 reviews

 

94% would recommend this site to a friend.

88% would stay here again.

  74% described as Peaceful ?

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Awesome view of hill and farms, quiet camp not lots …06/15/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Awesome view of hill and farms, quiet camp not lots of people, we had a very great relaxing time .

    Thank you

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Lovely small campsite with great views and a relaxed vibe.06/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLouisa P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The animals, especially the baby chicks and tiny kitten. Handy location for exploring by car.

    Disliked: 

    Could have used a lock on the men’s shower.

From the manager...

Glad you enjoyed your stay

My apologies for their not being a lock on the mens shower of course there should be thank you for reporting it?

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Really friendly staff with very clean facilities and the yurt fab06/01/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMaria L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Yurt
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    All of the experience - the yurt was lovely and we loved the space and the goats

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From the manager...

Thank you so much x

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The campsite was basic but had everything we needed. The …05/17/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAndrea L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Yurt
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    The campsite was basic but had everything we needed. The Yurt was everything we wanted, so clean and well maintained. The log burner was amazing and we were supplied with everything we needed to make the fire. Would definitely recommend a visit.

    Disliked: 

    The weather, and the cockerel!

From the manager...

Yep Cedric likes to crow ......glad you liked everything else

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Beautiful easy going site05/04/2021

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

  • Electric grass pitch
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    The simplicity of the site

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Thank you so much I hope we are improving all the time you were lovely guests hope to see you again

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Nice position, friendly people, bit disorganised05/01/2021

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  • Electric grass pitch
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    Not finished

From the manager...

Yes you were one of our first guests this season. Sadly our extra 3 outdoor showers and some other lil bits still being certificated etc. Unbelieveable delays with suppliers and gas cert people has cost us lots of time

Tha k you for being understanding and next visit you will see even more improvements

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Ideal for anyone who likes their campsites rustic and simple04/27/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStephen H.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    A really lovely, no-nonsense, basic campsite with spectacular countryside views, run by friendly and helpful people. Will definitely visit again.

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From the manager...

Thanks guys we aren t everyone's cup of tea but with only 8 hook ups and 6 glamping units from now til may we don't need to be do we LOL
Look forward to your next visit

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Showers were warm09/21/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • The Hay Field non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Showers were warm

    Disliked: 

    Walking routes all blocked off with barbed wire or electric fences!

From the manager...

Thank you for saying that you would recommend us to friends

I was so upset with this review that I wasn't going to answer as 4/10 seems so harsh

I have been walking the routes around me and have found a couple of them with issues so i will accept part of your comment as true. However i can assure you i have walked many of the routes recently and that there are routes that are 2 miles across fields to local pubs, a longer walks of 9/10 miles to the local monument Alfreds tower, and many other routes.I have been avoiding the area where the footpaths have been closed because of a dangerous bridge, and talked to the local council about upgrading gates to make access easier too. I have now recorded several of these walks onto a track and trail app that i can share with guests to follow, and have offered to take people on escorted walks next season (for a small fee) so that they can enjoy the amazing views and beauty of our countryside and woodland, as well as our local pubs.

You stayed in the overflow field that we use for part of the season. A back to basics camping in a field in the somerset rural views, firepits not to far from anywhere but in the middle of nowhere. We made a couple of showers on an old caravan chassis for guests to help with covid social distancing they were basic but affective and i am so glad you found them hot! We are planning on making a couple more outdoor mobile showers for 2021 and have spent the latest lock down revamping the shower block which should be ready for January . Maybe you will change you mind visit again and let me take you on an escorted walk and you can buy me a cider

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Reviewer's country: United KingdomRichard L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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From the manager...

Thank you for your review I hope you revisit and enjoy our improvemnets

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Good stay if want to be outdoors and don't mind simple facilities09/11/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAlastair N.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Large green space with great views and a relaxed atmosphere. Good access to the outdoors with lots of runs and walks nearby.

    Disliked: 

    Whilst functioning fine, the toilet and kitchen facilities were slighly worn

From the manager...

Thank you for the review, and come and see the newly renovated shower block I am sure you will see a huge difference

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: one group at a time

Dedicated shower facility per glamping unit

Dedicated toilet facility per glamping unit

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Extra toilet/shower facilities available

Hand sanitizing stations

Meal delivery to unit/pitch/outdoor seated area

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

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

Tents for hire

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

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Pre-erected tents

Shepherd's huts

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

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

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 sites)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • Riding Gate, Wincanton, Somerset, England, BA9 8NG
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.0672°N 2.3822°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Wincanton: Memorial Hall Coach Stop — 2.1 kilometres
Henstridge (Somerset): Virginia Ash Coach Stop — 9.8 kilometres
Milborne Port: Coach Stop — 12.5 kilometres
Train stations
Bruton Rail Station — 6.7 kilometres
Templecombe Rail Station — 7.7 kilometres
Gillingham (Dorset) Rail Station — 8.5 kilometres
Ferry ports
Bridgwater Ferry Terminal — 43.5 kilometres
Temple Meads Station Ferry Landing — 44.9 kilometres
Prince Street Bridge Ferry Landing — 45.0 kilometres
Airports
Bristol International Airport — 42.3 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

Devotees of Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books flock to Wincanton, not only to peruse the bits and bobs at the Discworld Emporium but also to hunt out the various tributes around the town; having been officially twinned with Ankh-Morpork, there are now several Discworld street names and a themed pub to be seen around the place.

Away from the fantasy world, real-life creatures can be seen in action at the racecourse (10 minutes’ drive) or on a drive through Longleat safari park (half an hour). If it’s motors that get you going, take the 15-minute drive to the Haynes Motor Museum instead.

Those with a sense of the mystic may like to peruse the famed slabs of Stonehenge (35 minutes) or head to Glastonbury Tor (45 minutes) to consider the legends that surround the ancient site. Less shrouded in mystery but still mighty pretty for a wander are the house and gorgeous gardens at National Trust-owned Stourhead (15 minutes).

Must see

  • Stourhead House and Garden (6.2 kilometres)
  • Haynes International Motor Museum (12.7 kilometres)
  • Longleat (15.1 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Stourhead (6.0 kilometres)
  • West Pennard Court Barn (19.9 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:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Sunnyhill Park and Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 days of arrival date.

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. Sunnyhill Park and Campsite will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week 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.

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Sunnyhill Park and Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Sunnyhill Park and Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Sunnyhill Park and Campsite? Devotees of Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books flock to Wincanton, not only to peruse the bits and bobs at the Discworld Emporium but also to hunt out the various tributes around the … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Sunnyhill Park and Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Sunnyhill Park and Campsite? From R594,69 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - 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.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

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

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

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 10 p.m..

Additional terms

The Hay Field will host music on Saturdays from 8pm to 10pm throughout July and August, and film screenings from 10pm to 12am on 10 July, 24 July, 21 August and 28 August (weather permitting)

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