Bicknam

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

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • 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.

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Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Recycling facilities
  • Shop
  • TV reception: good

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Latest arrival time: 10:00 PM

0.5 acres

Electric amperage: 16

Lawned site

Recycling Facilities

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Postcode:
BA1 3RX
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Lat 51.393471 / Lon -2.401828
OS field ref:
ST721662
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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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Give this one a miss

Bicknam
Yet again we find an over subscribed site. When I booked Merv said that only the 'barn pitch' was available and would that be OK? I assumed I was still on the CL. No. We paid £16.50 per night using the CAMC introduction to be shoved in a dark tight hole next to the green barn and adjacent rubbish dump. From the hab door we could see bottles of old cooking oil, twisted metal, weeds, a broken car etc. We had no use of outside space but use of services. We had electric, water and chemical toilet disposal. On the second night we moved onto the CL site where there was a spare pitch. Merv came out and shouted at us to move from the balcony of his house, some 70 yards away. It would have put 6 vehicles on his site and he didn't want complaints. He seemed to think his was doing us a favour letting us park where he did. I would have preferred to have been told the CL was full and we would have booked elsewhere. I thought I was booking a CL. I was not! As for the actual CL. It's scruffy with a tight entrance difficult for caravans. The recycling area was good. Water and electric on each pitch. Pitches of broken paving slabs that are level crossways but not fore and aft. Loud peacock in the morning. Lots of road noise. Other caravans being permanently lived in adjacent. Have to pay in advance by cheque plus wants you to include a SAE so they can send you local info. Plus having done that you must go up to introduce yourself at the farm shop. I didn't find the owners accomodating in the slightest and they weren't bothered we were unhappy with the sitaution. There are better places to stay in Bath near the park and ride bus service. Don't bother with this one.

lizbird74

Motorhomer

Reviewed on 15/06/2022 12:24

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Great Site for Accessing Bath on Foot,Bicycle, or Car

Bicknam
We chose this site as the only one genuinely within Bath City. The site is blessed with mains water services on each pitch which is great news. The access drive is steep and the turn onto the CL site for longer caravan and car combinations is tight but achievable. Egress offers the same challenges. I would suggest this site favours the motorhome more than caravan but that said we are approaching 14m combined and were able with care to locate our pitch and settle. The site is level but in March was heavily waterlogged around the flag stones meaning the awning carpet was below the water level when walked upon - but that is what its for!! The welcome was a very thorough briefing by Merv with a comprehensive welcome pack leant out for the duration of the stay (1 week). The site is high up relative to Bath but walking into town is easy along the main roads or via the river and canal bank. Easy access to the NCN and cycle routes for the 2 tunnels and Bath scenery. A great location for the fit who want to self-propel themselves. Less fit should not underestimate the hills. Merv and Lynn needed an approximate 60% deposit on booking with the balance due on arrival. The site is functional and for us gave us the access to the city we wanted both on foot and bike. Car parking was plentiful albeit the local council parking payment methods were difficult to follow and we struggled to get a signal in order to pay the CP charges!! Overall for a CL site in a popular place like Bath with mains water this is a little gem of a site as a base to spring from. Aesthetically bland but peaceful with local amenities and shops relatively close. Hosts were available and as a smallholding there were local supplies they could supply. We hope tol stay there again in the future. Thank you both

Gizm0trek

Caravanner

Reviewed on 06/04/2022 21:42

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Close to Bath

Bicknam
Compact site with EHU and fresh water on each pitch and each pitch has a hardstanding of paving slabs to the width of a caravan. Helpful owners who run an on site farm shop with fresh duck eggs! The site is close to Bath and you can walk in via the river path.

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Reviewed on 03/04/2022 19:51

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Excellent for Bath and Bristol

Bicknam
We were looking for a site close to Bristol and as I have never been to Bath we decided on Bicknam. It was so nice to find a site that doesn't charge extra for a third adult, awning and our car that we always travel with the motorhome. Very annoying when people have a car with a caravan but don't get charged it is one of my pet hates. So we arrived on the Friday afternoon to a lovely welcome and a massive welcome pack/leaflet's. Everything was explained from elsan point to the recycling ( never seen such a comprehensive area each box labelled plus food box and dog poo). Friday evening we followed the directions to the boat house pub where we thought we would have dinner, unfortunately due to COVID they were two chefs down and were not excepting walk ins for food so we had a few drinks and went to plan b an Indian from masala in Weston who delivered to the camp site definitely recommend. Saturday we walked along the river into Bath and would recommend getting the bus back especially if ladened down with beer purchased!. Sunday we spent the day in Bristol another superb day eating in turtle bay and a visit to the quayside. Had a fabulous stay and we will definitely return in the summer hope we can get in! Just be careful if you have an older motorhome and take it into bath ( we don't and didn't ) due to the clean air charge which Merv did tell us about when booking. Don't forget to have a look at the farm shop we had potatoes and eggs which were lovely.

JACQUIEB

Motorhomer from Northamptonshire

Reviewed on 18/01/2022 18:46

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Jiffy motorhome

Bicknam
Recently returned from our summer holidays where we stayed on this delightful site. Fabulous welcome from the owners with a brilliant bumper pack filled with local knowledge, maps, bus timetables etc. Excellently situated just along the road from Bath city centre. So much to see and do. We will definitely return.

RebuchaH

Reviewed on 02/09/2021 14:41

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