Bicknam

Penn Hill Road, Bath , Bath & North East Somerset, BA1 3RX

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Peaceful stays

Why stay here ...

Our friendly CL is level and quiet within 2 miles of the centre of Bath. It is in AONB with an abundance of wildlife. All hardstandings include a lawned area with water and electricity- waste water located in CL, with excellent TV reception. Many shops within half a mile. Choice of buses for Bath and Bristol nearby including Park and Ride. Large information pack given on arrival, coupled with a welcoming presentation. Many walking and cycling routes close by. Dog walking nearby; golf nearby.

Please note that this site does not have a toilet block.

For any queries or bookings please call.

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Recycling facilities
  • Shop

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Pitches

Types of pitch: hardstanding

Electric hook up available

Useful Info

Latest arrival time: 10:00 PM

0.5 acres

Electric amperage: 16

Lawned site

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Postcode:
BA1 3RX
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GPS:
Lat 51.393471 / Lon -2.401828
OS field ref:
ST721662
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Bath
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Wonderful stay close to Bath

What a beautiful site, so quiet and peaceful yet so unbelievably close to Bath. We were in a motorhome with electric bikes and the ride into Bath was quick and easy but public transport is very close by. The information pack on arrival was large and incredibly comprehensive. The route instructions for arrival to the site were clear and helpful and yes it is steep, no problem for an able caravanner, but it is Bath! We were blessed with glorious weather during our stay so did not experience any of the problems raised by other reviewers. I can imagine that if the site is full it may be difficult to manoeuvre a large caravan into position but I’m sure it can be done. The owners sell a selection of home grown fruit and veg, when seasonally available, and lovely fresh free range eggs, anything else and you’ll need a trip into Bath or into the local village. Drive over grey water emptying, fresh water, electrical hook up and chemical emptying facilities all excellent.
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Close to Bath...there is a but

We chose this site due to the proximity to Bath, and you can easily walk into Bath, a goof 40 minutes. The pitches are fully serviced but you need a long hose, ours wasn't so we had to fill our containers, but that was our fault, we should have asked. The incline to the site is steep as previously mentioned, the approach has several cars parked as the site is on the edge of a scruffy village on the outskirts of Bath. Naturally, mid-February the site wasn't at its best, but the hard standing was plenty wide enough for our small unit. Car parking was an issue, luckily there was only one other van on site, the rest were motor homes and we'd have struggled had there been more vehicles. The hosts are lovely and provide the biggest welcome pack, with maps we've ever received. The site is fairly level, but as others have said, without a motor mover you'd be doing an awful lot of pushing and shoving to get your unit on the angled pitches. I don't advise using your awning in winter, the grass is very wet and doesn't drain well. All in all if you want a convenient place for Bath it's fine, I think I'd prefer to be further out and have a quieter and more rural site.
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Good Location For Bath But........................

We chose this CL because of its proximity to Bath and, due to the time of year, the advertised hardstandings. The site is approached off a small service road (lots of parked cars - adjacent school?) and then up a short incline before turning sharp left into the CL (there is an 'annexe' to the right with what look like permanently sited vans/motor homes). The owners property is situated on the side of a hill but the site itself is reasonably level. First impressions were quite disappointing - at least 20 unsightly plastic traffic cones placed alongside the central roadway/track presumably aimed to keep you off the grass plus what looked like an abandoned motor home at the end of the CL. There are about six pitches - equally spaced on either side of the roadway but at about a 45 degree angle. Therefore you can drive in and reverse onto the ones on the right (making departure difficult) or you can turn round and reverse into the ones on the left. However, as the previous reviewer has commented, all this is virtually impossible without a motor mover as there is no designated turning area that is large enough for an outfit to turn round without unhooking (we have a twin axle). The hardstanding pitches are single width meaning that cars/awnings are on the grass. We were there during a spell of wet weather and the ground was saturated. We didn't put our awning up and parked the car on another pitch - not sure how this would all come together if the pitches were occupied. Chemical emptying point was in the centre of the driveway to the owners property requiring a walk uphill - not an issue for us but maybe so if you are less mobile. Very friendly welcome from the owners and massive information pack provided. Possible to walk into Bath from the site or Park and Ride not far away. In the end, with two dogs and all the mud, we left after one night even though we had booked and paid for a week. I was not expecting a refund and nor did I ask for one but all credit to Mr Targett as he gave me my money back so thank you. Is the site worth £14 a night - well I've been on worse CL's that have charged more but I've also been on better CL's that charge less. I'll let you be the judge of that.
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Caravan Mover advised, central for Bath

We stayed here mid Dec 2016 aiming to visit the Bath Christmas Markets, but they had finished the day we arrived! Biggest information pack I’ve ever been presented with, idea is you use what you need and return the rest at the end of your stay. One thing pack does not include is a full detailed street map of Bath – the touristy maps are not thorough enough so we bought a good street map. Five days in Bath – great city, may even move here for children’s school. Site itself has some drawbacks and some benefits. Drawback is site is small, access road steep, and pitches are at a curious angle to central access strip between the 5 or 6 pitches, such that you can either drive forward and reverse in OK, or drive out OK, depending on your pitch, but you certainly cannot do both. A ‘caravan mover’ is strongly advised at this site if you are to avoid driving on to the soft grass, which in winter you would sink into. Owner has ‘gone to town’ with rather unsightly traffic cones to discourage people from driving on the grass but he is on a bit of a lost cause as there is not enough space for cars to manoeuvre units on to pitches, nor for cars to park in front of or beside the pitches. I suppose cars park near the entrance, away from the units, when site full. Lane approaching site is steep in places and fallen leaves in winter make it slippery, while the short drive itself, in wet conditions, is ‘interesting’. Our front wheel drive car with a big fully loaded unit behind did wheel-spin a bit up the slope, but the sign suggests we ‘take a run at it’ – and we did! I liked the fact each pitch has its own water supply, so with a long hose you could have permanent running water. Grey waste close to caravans at end of site. Site is closest CL you can get to Bath, it is pretty much IN Bath, yet enough off the nearest main road to not suffer from any traffic noise. We found it quiet which I like, as I just do not like road noise. We used our awning but found grass soft & wet (water run-off from hill?) – space enough for awnings though. Key advantage is its location and proximity to Bath centre – OK with a caravan mover.

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A CHARMING CL AND CHARMING OWNERS

We have stayed here a couple of times and have always enjoyed it. The owners Merv and Lyn were very welcoming and could not have been more helpful and provided us with a very comprehensive welcome pack. During our stays they have always been very helpful and courteous. Their farm shop has lots of lovely produce at a very reasonable price. The site is lovely just on the edge of the countryside and is regularly visited by all sorts of wildlife including badgers, deer, foxes, squirrels and all manner of birds. The beautiful city of Bath is a 30 minute walk away or you can use the adjacent park and ride. I would thoroughly recommend this site.

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