Forton House

Forton, Chard, Somerset, TA20 2NA

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays

Why stay here ...

This is a quiet and peaceful site in a good area for walking with plenty of dog walks nearby. There is a golf course within 5 miles and they are only 1 mile from Sustrans Cycle Route 33. Forton House is motorhome friendly with storage pitches available adjacent and fully serviced pitches. They are also able to offer assistance for walking disabled.

Forton House CL is best described by the reviews. As Club members ourselves we have tried to create a site which is the sort of place we would love to stay at and we are always keen to hear how we can improve the site, which has developed over three years from your feedback.

  • A large level site with enough room for all 5 visitors to have hard standings or grass, whatever is preferred. All pitches are long, so we can cater for large motorhomes.
  • Dogs very welcome with walks nearby.
  • A very peaceful and quiet site with no traffic noise.
  • A bus service gives access to neighbouring towns leaving every 2 hours for a day out on foot.
  • Cyclists can link up with the Sustrans national cycle network, route 33 close by.
  • Electric Hook-ups are high output 16A.
  • Car Charging is available at £8, nearest Charging point away from site is Lidl in Chard Town.

Members' reviews:

"This must be up there with the best CLs we have visited in our 40 years in the Club."

"This is a little gem. Its a quiet site behind an old house, set in a small field surrounded by horse paddocks and hedges...You're well placed to visit the south coast, Lyme Regis, West Bay, Charmouth, Seaton and Beer all within 30 minutes or so through some lovely countryside."

"Would definitely recommend this site and would definitely return. Nothing to fault it."

"Very pleasant site with good facilities. Twice caught the local bus into Crewkerne (bus stop just down the road from the site entrance)."

"...one of the best maintained CLs we have visited...will be back again next year."

"had a great walk along nearby footpaths, slept well in absolute peace and quiet. We will definitely be using this site again." 

Peter looks forward to welcoming you to his CL.

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Recycling facilities
  • Shower (exclusive use)
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (exclusive use)
  • Wi-Fi

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Latest arrival time: 12:00 AM

Latest departure time: 11:00 AM

1 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
TA20 2NA
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GPS:
Lat 50.8591 / Lon -2.942554
OS field ref:
ST337071
OS map ref:
193

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile

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Lovely! We will be back!

Forton House
Lovely peaceful site - sitting outside our van all we can hear are the birds! Large, Hardstanding, fully serviced pitches on a well kept, tidy site. Peter, the friendly and helpful owner provided us with an unusually helpful and comprehensive information pack covering local amenities and lots of interesting information. A delightful find of a site with a perfect host

Elizabeth Foulsham

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Reviewed on 14/05/2022 14:15

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Charming CL

Forton House
We love this peaceful CL and will definitely return to it. It's in a lovely rural location - the closest we've been to a small French hamlet in the UK. Every pitch has its own water supply with electric hook-ups either on the pitch or a short cable run to the one next door. The pitches are on level hardstanding with grass to the side for awnings or sitting out and relaxing. The shower/toilet room is clean and tidy. Around the site there are fields with horses, rabbits and the last time we were here before this trip we saw the visiting roe deer doe on site. Peter is a lovely and hard working host, managing to strike a good balance between leaving you alone and responding when needed. On site free WiFi is a bonus.

SueeB

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Reviewed on 27/04/2022 20:44

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Forton House
After reading other reviews, and looking at the photo's of this site, felt fairly confident I had booked a very clean welcoming site. Our hearts sank as we pulled on, felt like we were pulling onto a storage facility, with untended grass, patchy and uneven in parts, small pitch sizes and no views to speak of. This is one of the worst C.L. sites we have ever stayed on, and we have done dozens. Our pitch was alongside some caravans being stored, seperated by a narrow amount of laurel, and other caravans seemed to belong to people who may have been working in the area, as they left early and came back at tea time. You never saw them sitting out enjoying the sun or anything, making us feel in the minority. On arrival and ringing the bell at the main door, Mr whoever(never bothered introducing himself), just nodded for us to carry on past the gate and along. No real welcome, or advice or interest in us as users of his site. After the initial disappointment, I had to make a visit to the toilet facility. It was filthy, no hand soap, some rolls of kitchen paper on a dilapidated old cupboard, shower was very dirty also. The toilet shed thingy was sited at the top end of the site, with 3 steps up to the main door. Frosted glass in the door was not the most private-feeling, you felt you could be seen from all around. It is just about fit for purpose, but is very unsavoury. Do yourselves a favour, just don't use this site, the owner does not deserve your business, as is obvious by the unwelcoming neglected and downright dirty facilities that you are expected to use.

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Reviewed on 23/04/2022 20:53

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Lovely cl

Forton House
We spent 3 nights here last week. Lovely peaceful cl with electric and water on each pitch. Good WiFi too. Peter gave us a full information pack with maps and places of interest when we arrived which was very helpful. Sustrans cycle route 33 just under a mile away which took us into Ilminster off road on an old railway path. Lots of interesting information boards along the way and a nature reserve. Also cycled to Cricket St Thomas along country lanes another day. Thank you Peter, we really enjoyed our stay

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Reviewed on 21/11/2021 15:49

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Forton House
We booked this CL as we'd never stayed in Somerset before, it is perfect as a launch pad for ether the South coast (30 minutes away) or North Devon (around 60 minutes away). There are lots of lovely villages nearby and all the main shops in nearby Chard. Although we came in early July the English weather let us down a bit, but we had some sun and lots of good company from fellow caravaners on the site. You will need to drive to attractions unless you're happy to sit and relax with a glass of wine and a good book, and we did that several times. The site is secluded and quiet, just the normal rural sounds, we loved it.

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Reviewed on 12/07/2021 16:50

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