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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would stay again

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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Beautiful Little Site

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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One of the best

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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Perfect CL

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.

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Great site

We just spent 5 nights at Forton House, we had booked in 5 months ahead, and had e-mail confirmation. On arrival the owner had left a letter and a envelope to leave payment as they were away on holiday. We had a very good pitch, with hook up, water and waste drain very close to pitches. On arrival near Chard the road was closed from Chard to Forton, and did not really notice the diversion, and found very narrow local roads (caravan brushes hedges both sides), which my satnav gave as an alternative. On investigating the normal road to Chard a few days later, it was very narrow for long sections, and would be very difficult when meeting any oncoming traffic, so on leaving the site at the end we went in the opposite direction to pick up the A30 road to Chard, much wider with room for 2-way traffic, a mile or 2 longer, but hassle free. As mentioned above the owner was away, as a result the toilet/shower room was not cleaned, however the bins on the site were emptied.
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