Orchard Bank

Streamcross, Claverham, Bristol, North Somerset, BS49 4QB

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  • Adults
  • Beach stays
  • Peaceful stays

Why stay here ...

Welcome to Orchard Bank Caravan and Motorhome Park.

Orchard Bank nestles in delightful countryside close to the ancient fort of Cadbury Hill, fifteen miles south of Bristol. The site is peaceful and secluded, but good coffee and cake, a decent pint and the morning paper are all available a pleasant fifteen minute walk across the fields in Yatton.

The village also offers a Co-op and an excellent range of dinning options including fish and chips, Indian and Chinese, so there is no need to cook if you fancy getting something delivered. We have a list of eating options available in the area and will be happy to recommend something to match your mood!

The site is enclosed by lovely mature hedges and offers five roomy hard pitches in two paddocks. Each pitch includes an electric hook-up and large grass area so you can spread out and make yourselves comfortable. There is a mains tap in each paddock with recycling bins and a chemical disposal point by the site entrance. The TV and Wi-Fi signals are strong, and you are welcome to barbeque responsibly.

The area offers lots of interest, including the fantastic seven mile beach between Burnham and Brean where you can park and enjoy the spectacular sunsets. The Mendip Hills and Cheddar Gorge are close by with a wide variety of walks and the area is well known for birdwatching including the famous starling murmurations on the Somerset Levels. Cyclists love the area with flat cycling nearby and on the Levels or, for the energetic, there are challenges such as the aforementioned Cheddar Gorge. Again, we can supply more details of places to go. And of course, Bristol, Bath, Weston Super Mare and Wells are all within an easy drive or accessible via public transport.

As the new owners our exciting plans for the next couple of years include digging a half-acre lake and developing bee friendly pasture to support our resident hives. We don't take the honey, we're just trying to put a few more bees into the world. As there are livestock close to the site regrettably we can't take pets or children.

Having lived in the village for years, we feel completey priviledged to be setting off on this exciting new venture and are determinded to make our small but perfectly formed site one of the friendliest and most enjoyable in the south west.

Come and see us! We'd love to welcome you to Orchard Bank soon.


Sal and Steve

 

Facilities on site ...

  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi

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Latest arrival time: 7:00 PM

1 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
BS49 4QB
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Lat 51.391874 / Lon -2.805339
OS field ref:
ST441660
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Bristol and Weston-super-Mare or local service to Yatton and Clevedon
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: Yatton
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Don't let us lose it!

Orchard Bank
We stayed here at the beginning of October for 4 nights, and after the first night we had the place to ourselves. This was a return visit for us, as we had stayed in 2017 when the previous owners had just completed installing the massive, well spaced, level hardstandings that are still there. At that time it was aesthetically pleasing to the eye, very tidy and well kept. It has changed somewhat in appearance now and was a bit of a shock initially with the grass more natural and the hardstandings dotted with vegetation. On reflection though and having spoken to the new owners, it seems their ethos is more to the 'wild side' of nature which we do support and can see the reasoning, and have no problem with it. The feedback would be that this 'wild' type of CL has it's place in the MH Club network but we do feel the it is hard to justify £20.00 night, and are of the opinion it is a bit overpriced. The entrance is cosy but we managed in our 7.45 metre motorhome and have manoeuvred far worse. We would have appreciated a sign at the fork in the road to lead down to it as even though we had been before we missed it! We do feel it is an underrated and unappreciated site. Initially you can feel you are miles from nowhere, but it transpires there is an excellent bus service (either from Claverham - but less frequent - or from main road A370 (30 min walk with paths) or Yatton) but we found the train from Yatton the best. In fact, Yatton has a lot to offer (shops, pubs - Railway Inn - and can be walked across fields (possibly muddy though in times of rain) avoiding roads from the site - took us 30 mins to get to train station). From train station we went to Weston Super Mare (20 min train journey) and Bristol, and could have gone to other places such as Bath. We don't think the fantastic location to access places comes out on the previous reviews of this site and is not promoted by the owners either. An excellent alternative to Baltic Wharf. Yes, you are under the flight path of Bristol airport but we enjoyed watching the airplanes and yet again we have stayed at much noisy CLs as it is only planes and distant trains - certainly no road noise. The owners came to check we were okay on our first day and were very friendly and welcoming. We sadly suspect that their long term plans for location might not include continuing with the CL site, it would be a great loss and members should give it a go if they are of the kind that appreciate the less regimented all whistles site and can swallow the price.

MAB1895

Motorhomer

Reviewed on 15/11/2021 18:18

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Peaceful but needs improvement

Orchard Bank
Peaceful 3 night stay, but we were the only people there! This is currently not a £20 per night site however with improvements it has the potential to become one. The main issue is the entrance, access is approached from a narrow single track lane with a sharp right turn into a very steep rough potholed driveway. We could not get in, the caravan bottomed out so we had to unhitch and use the movers to get the caravan up the steep slope and still it scraped all the back end of the caravan. The new owners either need to widen and level off the slope to the entrance or limit the length of caravans and Motorhomes they allow on site. The pitches have EHU but are not fully serviced which you would expect for £20, however they are large and fairly level gravel hardstanding with a grass patch each. Enquired about the Wi-Fi but was told there is a problem so not available at the moment but no offer of reduction in price to reflect this. Had we been aware of the condition of the entrance we would not have visited the site, I did advise the owners of the length of the caravan when I enquired about availability but was not advised of the problem. This issue does need addressing immediately to prevent damage to members outfits. We have not yet been able to fully assess the damage caused to our caravan from this entrance. Hopefully the new owners will put the time and effort into the improvements required to bring this site up to the standards required by a £20 per night site as it is peaceful and spacious and well located for visiting attractions.

Chris Griffin

Caravanner

Reviewed on 21/10/2021 18:59

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wonderful site

Orchard Bank
Spent 5 nights at orchard bank beginning of august on our return from cornwall. Very welcoming owners and beautifully kept site. Even received a refund at the wifi was down. Would be 5 stars all the way but I suppose the aircraft noise would annoy some people, we like aircraft spotting anyway. Will definitely use this site again.

brentbill

Caravanner from Merseyside

Reviewed on 28/08/2019 17:12

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Delightful site

Orchard Bank
A really lovely site - largely peaceful - especially in the dead of night. Noise from the nearby airport is a minor niggle but it wouldn't stop me coming. The friendly, flexible and welcoming owners (Charles and Diana!) are very easy to deal with and very responsive by email. Great for exploring the North Somerset coast (Clevedon, Weston-s-Mare etc). Excellent cycle path (the Strawberry Line) in nearby Yatton - safe off-road, and goes all the way to Cheddar. A very pretty ride on a good surface. Easy access to Bristol, too. We loved it here and would not hesitate to book and stay again. Good directions provided - although our Satnav took us pretty much to the door using the recommended route.

sumps53

Caravanner from Hampshire

Reviewed on 23/08/2018 13:33

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Loved it here

Orchard Bank
Great site, friendly owners, very peacefull, just wish i could have spent more time just chilling at the site but had things planned. Saw a deer running down the back of my van on the last morning which was great i would deffo use this site again.

ARooney34

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Reviewed on 12/06/2018 16:19

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