Witheridge Farm

Draycott Road, Cheddar, Somerset, BS27 3RJ

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  • Adults
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Why stay here ...

Mick and Jen would like to welcome you to our CL.  It is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at the foot of the Mendip Hills. The site is a flat, lawned field for caravans and hardstanding area for motorhomes. It has been a CL for over 25 years.  It is dog friendly and an adults only site opposite the Cheddar Club Site.

We are only 5 minutes walk into the Village for banks, supermarkets, shops, a café and a pub. 15 minutes walk brings you to the World Famous Cheddar Gorge where you will find entry to the Caves, more shops and a large variety of places to eat and drink. We have 7 pubs in the Village all within 15 minutes from the site.

There are many fantastic walks on the Mendip Hills, suitable for all abilities and with beautiful views. The most popular is a circular walk around the Gorge. The Somerset Levels, as suggests, are more flat walks most running alongside rivers.You can walk around Cheddar Reservoir stopping off at Axbridge for refreshments and see the picturesque medieval square and visit King John’s Hunting Lodge that houses the town museum. 

If you prefer to use your bike we have the Strawberry Line Cycleway from Cheddar to Yatton (9 miles each way) which is part of Route 26 of the National Cycle Network. At Sandford you can stop for lunch at the Thatchers Cider Pub. This is also a footpath.

There is an hourly bus service, from the Village, to the city of Wells or Weston-Super-Mare. Wells is the smallest City in England where you can visit the Cathedral, the Bishops Palace, twice weekly street market or see film locations used for ‘Hot Fuzz’.  Weston-Super-Mare is a typical seaside town and has many events throughout the year.

On Sunday morning, just up the road, is one of the largest car boot sales in the west.

If you use us as a base, within an hours drive are Bristol, Bath, Wookey Hole Glastonbury Tor, National Trust Properties at Tyntesfield, Tintinhull and Montacute. Steam Railways at Cranmore (East Somerset) and Bishops Lydeard to Minehead (West Somerset), Clarks Village factory outlet stores, stock car and banger racing, the Bath and West Showground, RNAS Yeovilton and Wilkins Cider Farm.

Activities locally include caving, dry slope skiing, swimming at the sports centre, Go Karting, fishing (sea, fresh water and fly), horse riding and clay pigeon shooting. 

If you just want to relax, set up a chair, light the bbq and pour yourself a drink, or sample some of the locally made cider and cheese and watch our free range chickens running around.

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  • Battery charging
  • TV reception: fair

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Lat 51.272934 / Lon -2.774171
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Weston-super-Mare, Wells
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile

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Great CL

Brilliant location for access to Cheddar attractions; walked across the fields to the top of the gorge to admire the views from Glastonbury Tor to the Bristol Channel, and followed the National Cycle way to Sandford, a terrific, mostly off road, route using information provided by the owners, small things like handing out maps etc make all the difference to making your stay as enjoyable as possible. Close enough to walk to town to fetch fish and chips for supper. Road outside busy but quiet overnight, and if you read the information given to you it’s very easy to avoid the traffic. Already recommended to friends! And the ducks and chickens are adorable.
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Perfect site

Have to echo previous reviews for this lovely site. Flat site with hard standing and EHU. chickens and ducks wander freely around the site (so cute). Jen and Mick so helpful with lots of useful information on local area and leaflets and maps provided by Mick. We did the walk across the fields to the top of the gorge following step by step instructions (just be aware that an unhelpful farmed has fenced off part of the public path so we had to climb under a fence). Down the steps at the top (jacobs ladder) and rewarded with a drink at the pub. The site does have some road noise and care is needed when crossing as it is a busy main road but didn’t cause us any issues at all. We caught the bus to Wells which is worth a visit and cycled the strawberry line to sandford and the thatchers pub/brewery. We will definitely return and must commend Jen and Mick on the pristine presentation of the site. thank you both
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Stunning CL

Having just returned from a weeks stay at the CL all I can do is commend Mick and Jen on the site , the ease of access is good just be wary of narrow bridge on approach, Mick met us upon arrival and and explained all about the site and the surrounding area he is a wealth of knowledge, the site has plenty of walks to offer both long and short as stated in previous reviews the Gorge and Village are within 15 mins walk of the CL. There was some slight road noise and the Church bells could be heard but this was not an issue to us, the chickens and geese roaming free are a nice touch. We stayed for a week and the site facilities are all that we required for the stay, we were pitched on grass next to the apple tree with amazing amount of space around us as all vans had, I can only echo all previous positive comments this site is a gem and would definitely recommend, it is a site that we will certainly visit again as we did not get to see everything in this lovely part of the country. Thanks again to Mick and Jen.
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Lovely Site

I have just returned from a two night stay at Witheridge Farm. What a great find. I echo previous comments. Handily placed for the attractions of both Cheddar and Wells. There are some lovely walks from the site including the Cheddar Gorge trail and around the reservoir. The site has all the facilities we needed. Hosts Jen and Mick were very welcoming. Recommend this CL 100%.
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Lovely well kept CL a short walk from Cheddar

Witherage Farm CL is a large flat adult only site within a 15 minute walk of Cheddar Village and 30 minutes walk to the Gorge itself. The site is very well maintained with large well kept level grass or hard-standing pitches, EHU, drinking water and chemical toilet disposal point. Owners Mick & Jen are very pleasant and helpful supplying a small booklet on our arrival with a map and local information which we did find useful. The location is adjacent to the main A371 Cheddar to Wells Road so there is some traffic noise which is to be expected. A lane & footpath past the CMC site opposite makes a nice walk into Cheddar Vilage and is virtually traffic free. The gate past the house is usually open (which it was during our stay) and the lane is directly opposite. The village itself has a few shops and a couple of supermarkets (Sainsburys 10 mins & Tesco Express 15 mins walk) but the Gorge area has many gift shops and eateries. If you want a nice larger town with lovely shops, a trip into Wells is a must. If needed, buses depart from the village (Market Cross) about 15 minutes walk from the site. We stayed for 5 nights in early August and will certainly return again soon. Highly recommended.

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