Old Mills CL

Old Mills Lane, Paulton, Bristol, Bristol, BS39 7ST

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  • Dogs
  • Families

Why stay here ...

Old Mills CL site is situated in the heart of Somerset near to the Mendip hills, the famous Cheddar Gorge and the Cheddar cheese factory. We are located within an hour’s drive of Weston-Super-Mare, Stonehenge, Yeovil air museum and the Concorde aerospace museum at Filton. We are ideally situated for cities such as Bath and Bristol both providing plenty to see and do. The harbour in Bristol is home to the SS Great Britain and Bath has the famous Roman Baths and hot springs. Key dates in our diary are the Bristol harbour festival, the balloon festival and Longleat’s festival of light. Other noteworthy locations on our doorstep include Wells the smallest city in the UK with the mighty impressive cathedral. Glastonbury home to Glastonbury music festival and the Glastonbury or if you fancy a walk up it, the views are amazing from the top. Street is next to Glastonbury for a bit of retail therapy at the outlet centre to pick up some bargains. Longleat safari park, Wookey hole caves and the Bath and west show ground are also within 25 minutes drive.

Old Mills CL is an all grass pitch site providing quiet peaceful surrounds that enables lovely access to the countryside and wildlife. Deer, foxes, rabbits and even badgers can be seen, even in daylight hours. Buzzards and red kites also circle in the skies above. The site is an off grid location, so please remember to bring green toilet flush and any extra solar panels if you need to keep your batteries charged up.

The field is mostly level and provides ample space to erect awnings, canopies or wind breaks as you feel necessary for your stay. Dogs are more than welcome but please keep them on a lead as there are horses in a neighbouring field. There are many footpaths across adjacent fields where you can walk dogs or just take in the Somerset countryside. There is a neighbouring field where dogs can be exercised but this is not 100% secure. Children are also more than welcome there is plenty of space for them to run about and play.

Within only a few minutes drive away there are Indian, Chinese and Thai restaurants that also provide take away meals too. There are also chip shops and the usual array of pizza places too, please ask for our recommendations. A local farm shop sells a variety of fresh meat and vegetables perfect for those barbecues, they also have a lovely restaurant at the farm shop that serves amazing lunches and a Sunday roast. There is a Tesco supermarket and petrol station less than 1 mile away in case you have forgotten any essentials.

We look forward to welcoming you at Old Mills CL site.

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • TV reception: good

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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

Latest departure time: 11:00 AM

1.5 acres

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Postcode:
BS39 7ST
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GPS:
Lat 51.295482 / Lon -2.504763
OS field ref:
ST649552
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Bath
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile

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Quiet and family friendly

Old Mills CL
We stayed here over the August BH weekend and had a lovely time. Arrival is easy and the driveway wide enough to allow our 8ft wide twin axle Caravan in with no trouble. The facilities are basic with only water and waste disposal but this was fine for our requirements. We have never been Off-Grid before but managed absolutely fine, CL's offer a quiet and peaceful experience that is sometimes not always always possible on bigger sites. Our girls loved calling over the horses in the adjacent field and enjoyed looking for nature. With a still summer evening we saw several hot air balloons float overhead and got to see a family of Dear pass by in the lower field. We didn't have much chance to explore the local area (other than a brief trip to Tesco to refuel) but it seems to have lots of attractions nearby for keeping the kids occupied. We're already looking forward to our next trip to Old Mills!

Andrew Morley

Reviewed on 14/09/2021 10:57

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Stayed here at the end of August as wanted a no frills off grid base from which to explore Somerset. The site is very peaceful, well laid out and flat with water and recycling very accessible on site and easy to use. We have a solar panel hand have been tending towards off grid in summer months and it’s worked well this year. We used this site as a great base to explore Cheddar gorge and caves, Bath, Thatchers and Shepton mallet cider making, plus we had a trip out to Bristol. Stonehenge and Weston super mare are not out of reach either. Loads of local amenities close by - Tesco, many takeaways and a small town centre offering all the bits and pieces needed. If you don’t want to use your toilet facilities on van/Motorhome Tesco was ideal at only 1.5 miles away with good facilities. Overall highly recommend hassle free off grid camping in a great location.

PrincessNic

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Reviewed on 14/09/2021 07:54

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We stayed here at the end of August and it was a lovely 3 days. The CL is a no frills / off grid experience and it was exactly what we wanted. The site is situated in a perfect location for visiting Bath & Bristol, there are some local walks perfect for the dog and Tesco is just a couple of minutes up the road. If you are in the mood for off grid, no facilities site - i highly recommend this place, we will 100% be back in the near future.

DanTrudg

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Reviewed on 10/09/2021 11:56

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