Metcalfe House

Castlebrook, Compton Dundon, Somerset, TA11 6PP

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  • Dogs
  • Families

Why stay here ...

Metcalfe House offers a small and friendly certificated location for caravans and motorhomes. Situated in a rural position, near Somerton in the picturesque village of Cimpton Dundon with a pub, post office and an abundance of walks and cycle rides available in the immediate area.

The quiet, level site provides electric hook up and drinking water at each pitch. The gate to the rear of the site gives direct access to the surrounding public footpaths including the Dundon Beacon Nature Reserve and Coombe Hill Wood.

The Somerset Levels with nature reserves at Westhay and Shapwick Heath are essential for birdwatchers. Glastonbury Tor & Abbey, Wells Cathedral and a choice of National Trust Properties, including Montacute House and Stourhead (which has world recognition) are all on our doorstep. Many picturesque and historical Somerset villages are only a few miles away eg- Wedmore, Sherborne and Shaftesbury - home of the classic 'Hovis' advert or a little further to Cerne Abbas and Milton Abbas.

Our superb location is an ideal base for exploring the many attractions that Somerset has to offer. For nature lovers there are the Mendip Hills and Polden Hills. For families, the coastal beaches of Weston Super Mare, Burnham on Sea, nearby Fleet Air Arm Museum, Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole as well as Clarke's Designer Outlet village in Street.

 A visit to Somerset wouldn't be complete without a trip to Thatchers Cider with its restaurant and shop, or the mure rustic experience of Wilkins Cider Farm just down the road.

Taunton, Bath and Bristol are all under an hour and provide the perfect choice for day trips.

There is also the wonderful Viaduct Fishery specialising in coarse fishing with a beautiful peaceful vista in which to relax in the heart of the Cary Valley.

All you need is simply on our doorstep.

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: fair

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Latest arrival time: 9:00 PM

Latest departure time: 12:00 PM

1 acres

Electric amperage: 16

Lawned site

Recycling Facilities

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Postcode:
TA11 6PP
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GPS:
Lat 51.093432 / Lon -2.731054
OS field ref:
ST489329
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Glastonbury, Street, Somerton, Yeovil, Wells
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Weymouth (41 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Castle Cary
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Lovely rural site, great for nature and walking

Metcalfe House
We stayed here for four nights in April 2022 with our 4 year old and 7 year old. We found the site nice and spacious, with electric hook up and water supplied at each pitch, and plenty of space between these. The children enjoyed the various birds (chickens, doves, quail to name a few) and there were good views of the surrounding hills. We used the bus stop just a short walk from the CL entrance to take a bus into Glastonbury where we climbed the Tor and enjoyed the town. There is a pub just a short walk from the entrance also, although while we were there it was not serving food, as it was under temporary measures awaiting sale. It has a large grassy football field and small play park out the back for the children to play while you eat/drink. There is another children's play park by the village hall and post office just behind the site. There were plenty of walks from the site; we enjoyed walking up to the Admiral Hood monument and along the ridge to Combe Hill before descending back to the village; another day we walked up Dundon Hill just behind the CL, a sometimes steep path through the woods opening up to an open grassy nature reserve on the top, the site of an ancient hill fort - and lots of cowslips in the spring. The only negative to our stay was the open ditch of standing water/mud that runs the length of the site along its side; this might be a hazard to younger children and the stagnant water was already starting to attract lots of midges. Otherwise it was a wonderful site, very well kept.

Mrs Hill Wanderer

Reviewed on 25/04/2022 09:58

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Metcalfe House
Just had a two night stay at this really lovely site. The very pleasant owner made us feel welcome and relaxed .We loved the flat spacious pitches , the beautiful views , the abundance of wildlife and the great walking directly from the site . Would not hesitate to recommend to anyone wanting to explore Somerset , this is one of the best CL’S we have stayed on.

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Reviewed on 28/03/2022 17:05

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Metcalfe House
we have just returned from four nights at Metcalfe House. The site was quiet, well organised and also flat. We were met by John on arrival who was very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed listening to the local wildlife and watching them too. The nearby bus stop was useful and we used the bus to travel to Street and Glastonbury. Local pub was clean, food was good, landlord and lady were very welcoming and also dog friendly. Plenty of local footpaths with amazing views from the top of the hills. Thanks for having us, would not hesitate to visit you again. John and Sandra Bray

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Reviewed on 12/09/2021 20:30

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Metcalfe House
A great site nice friendly welcome on arrival Grass serviced Pitches are well spaced out with plenty of room and nice and level which is good when in motorhome. John and Philip are very friendly and helpful. Chickens running loose interesting to watch them our dogs also liked to watch them!! Doves flying around squirrels running about, saw a woodpecker next to our van. Lovely walks for the dogs from site.what more could you want.we will be coming back again even though its not far from our home.

garyvw

Reviewed on 04/09/2021 16:58

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Needed a break but not to far from home in Bournemouth and booked 6 nights. Had a warm welcome and shown to pitch with water and electrics. Grass cut well and improvements being made to end of site for direct access onto countryside paths. Great sunset views from far end and with the chickens and doves running about made it interesting and enjoyable stay. Friendly people on site and good re cycling and elsan unit facilities.

ArcherAl

Reviewed on 26/08/2021 18:49

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