Hill Farm

Dinnington, Hinton St. George, Somerset, TA17 8TG

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  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

Hill Farm is a countryside site with fantastic rural views across Somerset and as far as Exmoor. In fine weather sunsets are stunning followed by clear starry nights without light pollution (see photos).

This is a peaceful site which cannot be seen from the road and without passing traffic except for the farmers. Access is easy with no narrow lanes to negotiate.

The site is over an acre of mown grass (some say lawned) with a central stone access. There is plenty of room to spread out for BBQs and for games. There is a traditional orchard at the lower end and members can sample local varieties of fruit in the autumn.

Hill Farm is in South Somerset near both the A30 and A303 and within 5 miles of Devon and Dorset in either direction. It's equal distance (3 to 4 miles) from the market towns of Chard, Ilminster and Crewkerne. It is an excellent base to stop over for a night or two on route further South West or stay and see the riches the area has to offer.

Our CL is within a 30 minute drive of the Jurassic Coast and the picturesque resorts of Lyme Regis, West Bay, Beer, etc.

It's an ideal base to visit National Trust properties in South Somerset including Montacute, Barrington Court and Tintinhull. Also glorious privately owned gardens at Forde Abbey, Mapperton, etc.

There's plenty to do locally if the weather is not so good like the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Haynes International Motor Museum, Perrys Cider. Discover the local market towns which have many small independent shops and have become a centre for antiques with the well-known Lawrence Auction House in Crewkerne.

For those who enjoy walking there are footpaths to the nearby villages and cyclists can join the Sustrans route 30 which can take you through the lanes to Monacute and Barrington or onto the Somerset Levels.

Hill Farm is a small family run sheep and beef farm. Families will find spring a good time to visit when there may be lambing and calving to watch and pet lambs and to help feed.

To finish the season there are the spectacular Somerset Illuminated Carnivals in October.

Dogs are welcome with prior agreement. Dog walking is available from the site.

Local information handbook for each pitch for duration of stay.

Mobile phone reception good including 3G and 4G for internet access.

Transport Links - Crewkerne train station 3 miles, on South Western Trains Waterloo to Exeter route.

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Information room
  • TV reception: good
  • Working farm

Prices

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Minimum stay 2 nights (applies bank holidays)

1 acres

Some sloping pitches

Levelling blocks required

Electric amperage: 16

Lawned site

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Postcode:
TA17 8TG
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GPS:
Lat 50.894865 / Lon -2.853838
OS field ref:
ST396110
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Nearest train station: Crewkerne
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Donald and Cynthia are very welcoming and happy to advise and offer help on local venues hospitality walks etc. Fantastic views and beautiful sunsets. Great selection of footpaths and many circular walks. It's a working farm with cows and sheep and Bobby the sheep dog is beautiful and very friendly. The New Inn at Dawlish Wake does good pub grub and well worth a visit after venturing into the Perry Cider works although the cafe that is advertised on Perry's Web site is no longer open. The facilties on site are clean and tidy and each pitch has its own recycling bin. Cynthia attended to these facilities regularly to sanitise. Can't recommend this site highly enough and we'll certainly be paying them another visit at somepoint.

hogroaster

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Reviewed on 09/08/2021 14:30

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Hill Farm
A wonderful, peaceful location with stunning views and a very friendly, helpful welcome. This was our first trip in a caravan and I cannot help feeling other sites might be an anti-climax after this!

MikeDorset

Reviewed on 14/05/2021 11:34

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Stayed here in Sept 2020 for 10 days. Sited our van for our 30+year old kids and spent last three days here yourselves. Owners are delightful, welcoming and relexed. The site is well maintained with short grass pitches, albeit there is a slight slope, but nothing too severe. The view is stunning and without question the best we have experienced. Interesting, but seldom mentioned good bits...great water pressure, Aquaroll fills quickly, pitch to left of gate is flattest (albeit extention lead needed for hook up, owner has one), hedge is kept low to aid view and owner is non commercial and runs the to help guests enjoy.

Melanieeldridge

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Reviewed on 06/09/2020 20:05

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Most of the positives about this site have been mentioned before, e.g., the view, the sunsets, the easy access, the peace, the friendliness of the owners. I would just like to add that one feature of this site that is less common in certificated sites, is the many thoughtful touches that Donald & Irene have included. For example, there is a decent length of wide diameter hose attached to the tap which means water tanks can be easily and quickly filled; an extension cable is available if you park too far away from the power supply; and the CDP is clean and convenient - using it isn't the aversive experience you get at some places. There is a good reason why many people return to this site year after year and we intend to do just that!

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Everything you want from a CL

Hill Farm
Good access. Working farm location with spectacular views from every pitch. Well maintained site with appropriate CL facilities. Amiable and accommodating hosts. Reasonably priced. Local hostelries and shopping nearby. Coast not much further - parking at West Bay only £2 all day at time of review. Pitches are not level and the flint farm track leading to the site might deter some but not us!

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Reviewed on 31/08/2018 22:07

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