North Somerset Campsites: 10 great places to stay
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Do you take a tent or tow a caravan? Whichever camping gear you choose to pack, we’ve found 10 top places to camp in North Somerset – from countryside campsites to seaside holiday parks
Sand Bay, Weston-super-Mare, BS22 9UJ
Five minutes away from Weston-super-Mare, Country View Holiday Park is a four star site just a two minute walk from the beach – with holiday pitches for caravans, motor homes and camping pitches for tents. Guest facilities include a heated swimming pool, licensed bar, plus a play area and games room. In addition, there are two modern toilet and shower blocks, with free hot water and showers, dishwashing area and laundrette. As a families and couples site, Country View Caravan Park do not accept all male or all female groups.
Labourham Drove, Cheddar, BS27 3XW
This quirky campsite promises a free-range camping experience, with no set pitches –although there are still toilets, showers and washing up facilities, plus a limited number of electric hook-ups. Petruth Paddocks describes itself as “a live-and-let-live place where there are refreshingly few rules, kids can be kids, campfires are encouraged, music and bad singing are not a problem and people feel free to wander round making new friends.” Marshmallows and sticks, a campfire essential, are available from reception, along with a selection of free books to read as you relax in the ‘chillout field’.
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Blagdon, BS40 7XR
If glamping is more your style, then head to Warren Farm to find seven luxury tents set into the landscape over looking Cheddar Gorge. All tents have a log burning stove, toilet, dining table, kitchen sink with running water, a double bed, bunk beds and cabin bed. Plus an outdoor cooker, fire pit and picnic table for each tent. There is an honesty shop on site and eggs can be collected from the farm chickens. If looking for a touch more luxury, guests can pre-book a range of hampers for their arrival, or indulge in a beauty treatment.
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Bullocks Lane, Kingston Seymour, Clevedon, BS21 6XA
Boasting spacious pitches and rural views over looking a fishing lake, the Cranmoor Campsite in Kingston Seymour is easily accessed from the M5 at Clevedon, just four miles away. In addition to the usual facilities – shower and toilets, a washing up station , 6 electric hook ups and a chemical disposal point – there is also a free-to-use fishing pond stocked with carp, tench, rudd, roach, perch bream and chub.
Cowslip Green, Wrington, BS40 5RB
Situated in the historic hamlet of Cowslip Green, Brook Lodge Farm is easily to find, close to the A38. Camp among the four and a half acres of sheltered rural setting on one of the 29 pitches – comprising mainly of grass and some hard standing – with a modern shower and toilet block, laundry facilities and fridges and freezers on site. If you don’t want to leave the mod-cons behind, never fear – there is free wi fi and battery charging, plus a small shop and children’s play areas to keep everyone amused.
Regil, Winford, BS40 8BD
Bordering a stream, the Walnut Tree Farm camping field has showers and toilets for those sleeping under canvas. If you don’t fancy facing the elements however, the farm also houses a bunk house which can sleep up to 8 adults. Inside there are kitchen facilities and a dining room with adjoining bathroom and shower. The campsite is a 15 minute walk from friendly family pub The Crown, should you wish to leave the camping stove behind and get a home-cooked meal.
Back Lane, Kingston Seymour, BS21 6XA
The two and a half acre campsite at Bullock Farm can accommodate caravans, motorhomes, tents and trailer tents. Set within a field adjacent to its well established fishing lakes, which have been voted in the top 50 fisheries in the UK by the Angler’s Mail and the Angling Times. There are 16 pitches with hard-standings and electric hook up points, plus 10 grass pitches, half of which have electric hook up. With new shower and toilet facilities on the campsite plus additional showers and toilets situated in the fishing car park, next to the onsite café the Lambing Shed. Plus two dishwashing stations; fresh drinking water and a chemical disposal point. Dogs with well-behaved owners are welcomed at this campsite too.
Kingdown Breeding Farm, BS40 8DP
Nestled in the countryside close to Bristol Airport and Chew Valley Lake, Mendip View is a small, adults-only campsite suitable for caravans and motor homes. There is a restaurant and pub within a one and a half mile walk, plus a number of walks and cycle routes in the surrounding area. Camp fires are welcome, with wood available for purchase on-site.
Bridgwater Road, Winscombe, BS25 1NH
Extending over five acres, with a large designated play area for children – the family owned park has been open since 1933 and caters for couples and families using tents, caravans and motor caravans. The amenities block includes toilets, separate urinals, individual wash-basins, large shower cubicles, deep sinks for washing clothes and washing dishes, electric razor points and mirrors. Tumble-drying and a freezer-pack facility are also available.
In the heart of North Somerset, Stonebridge farm is a six-acre level caravan site adjacent to a small family run farm, offering 50 camping pitches. With a small shop providing daily essentials, such as free range eggs, milk, tea, coffee, sugar, locally grown seasonal fruit and vegetables and camping gas – plus a shower and toilet block that boasts under-floor heating. Dogs are welcome on the park but, as it is a working farm, must be kept on a lead.
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