Forton House

Chard, Somerset, TA20 2NA

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  • 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 pitchs 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.

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 ...

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

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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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A lovely central base

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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Forton House
cannot really fault it for £18 a night. excellent to have clean water immediately behind the van, and waste run off too. very handy for escape to the coast and surrounds but other than a few cows now and again in the next field...(this is farming country) nice and quiet.

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Reviewed on 18/10/2020 18:40

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Beautiful Little Site

Forton House
This beautifully kept little site is level, has hard standings, water and electric at most pitches. Friendly and helpful owner. Best of all it is extremely quiet and peaceful with glorious bird song in the mornings. There's plenty to do in the area, Ford Abbey is delightful and easily accessible on quiet lanes by bicycle. We shall visit again.

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Reviewed on 23/05/2019 16:24

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One of the best

Forton House
This is a really nice, well laid out site. Access was good - I have a 26ft long, 8ft wide caravan and had no problems with access. Pitches are fairly level with water, EHU and grey waste on every hardstanding pitch with chemical toilet disposal, recycling, shower and toilet all nearby. Peter was very welcoming but did not bother us at all during our stay. I would thoroughly recommend this site to anyone (although I'm not sure I want to as it may become to popular!). We will certainly be coming back again and again.

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Reviewed on 16/04/2019 15:37

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Forton House
Early in the season so no problem with booking. Perfect cl for us and many others it seems. Level pitches served with water, drainage and electrics. What more could one want. Owner helped me out when I lost mains electric due to a faulty trip in van. Ideal for touring around the Jurassic coast. Highly recommended.

mikealison

Reviewed on 30/03/2019 10:56

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