Primrose Caravan Park

The Paddock, Woodford Road, Launcherley, Wells, Somerset, BA5 1QJ

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  • Families
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views

Why stay here ...

We are a quiet rural park set in the quaint hamlet of Launcherley overlooking the medieval city of Wells 1.5 miles away, which has a unique charm all of its own. The site is surrounded by a captivating range of spectacular views; Wells and its Cathedral set against the backdrop of the Mendip Hills, Glastonbury Tor amidst the Somerset levels and mystical moors, or the lovely Launcherley Hill. All set in beautiful rural countryside in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

We welcome all caravans, smaller motor homes, awnings, children, but sorry - no pets. The site is grassed and mainly level. There is a hard-standing enclosed service area for drinking water, recycling, general rubbish, chemical waste point and grey water disposal.

There are also many fascinating historical buildings, that form part of the heritage trail through Wells, as well as many varied and picturesque walks in the area. Cycling routes, including SUSTRANS route No 3 that runs along the Stawberry Line (a traffic free route across Somerset) passes within a mile of our site, linking our local villages, all waiting to be explored right outside our gate. We are also close to an amazing variety of local attractions, festivals (inc Glastonbury festival) and activities are plentiful. Please view our website for more details of local events as well as availability and also the facility to book and pay on-line.

The nearest public footpath is approximately 500yds further along the lane linking you directly to the heart of England’s smallest city Wells, approximately 1 mile and 25 mins walk. Wells has a charming and varied selection of cafes, restaurants, pubs, take-away’s and shops to look at, as well as a 18 hole golf course.

Wells offers many attractions including Wells Cathedral, Vicars Close, St Cuthbert’s Church, the Bishops Palace, moat and gardens, and the Wells & Mendip Museum. The surrounding area also provides a wealth of interesting things to see & do, including Glastonbury Tor, the Abbey, and a rural life museum plus the ancient Chalice Well. Then there are Wookey Hole Caves, Cheddar & Cheddar Gorge, the Bath & West Showground hosting a varied selection of special events plus many more places. For shoppers Clarks village is 15mins away with over 90 shops of discounted merchandise including their quality shoes. The Fleet Air Arm Museum and the Haynes motor museum are roughly 30 mins away.

Further-a-field there is also the Georgian city of Bath the Roman Baths and Thermae Bath spa or Bristol with its Malls and large selection of shops, restaurants and theatres. Longleat and its safari park are also an amazing day out and all only 45 mins away.

Also, for the more adventurous there is a long list of exciting activities at 'Mendip Outdoor Pursuits' for children and family fun. Or for a more relaxing time, there are 4 RSPB reserves near-by.

The CL is run by the owner Nina who is happy to help you with anything you may require.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • TV reception: good

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Pitches

Types of pitch: grass

Electric hook up available

Useful Info

Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

0.5 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
BA5 1QJ
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GPS:
Lat 51.191644 / Lon -2.655956
OS field ref:
ST543438
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Mendips, Glastonbury, Wells, Bristol, Taunton
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile

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Their website makes booking specific pitch a possibility. Chose just the right one for us. Lovely welcome from the family, including warm cake! Nina explained what was around and we used her recommendation to use a peaceful Sustrans cycle track into Wells. We also used her's (and her daughter's) recommendation for where to get pizza and ice cream in Wells. Just follow their advice and you won't be disappointed. The site has great views of Wells, Glastonbury Tor and so on as described on their website. Very peaceful and relaxing. The CDP and recycling facility is very clean.
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from Richard Stott () via Lodgify Aug 12 20185.0 Accepted Another excellent stay Our second short stay at Primrose and just as good as first time. A lovely site with superb views, excellent facilities and a warm welcome from the owner Nina. Would certainly recommend to anyone interested in visiting Wells which can be accessed easily on foot. Plenty of other local interest with Glastonbury Tor nearby and Clarkes retail village also nearby in Street. 8/2018 Dear Richard, thank you so much for taking the time & trouble to give us such a lovely positive review, we certainly appreciate it. Hopefully, you will come and visit us again, when you next come to our area, as we’d love to see you. Reply by the Owner (13/08/2018 12:08:13)

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from Lee & Ann Cardwell (Lancashire) via Lodgify Jun 19 20185.0 Accepted Mr & Mrs We stayed at this lovely site at the beginning of June and on arrival we were met by Nina who gave us some of her delicious chocolate cake and a local map detailing the pleasant 30 minute walk in to the centre of Wells and a few suggestions on local eateries. We were on the Duck pitch which has great views down to Wells and it's magnificent cathedral, as do the two adjacent pitches and found the site very relaxing and in a excellent location for visiting nearby Glastonbury, Cheddar Gorge, Bath and Wells itself is literally 5 minutes in the car if you don't fancy the walk. We wouldn't hesitate to highly recommend this site and would definitely stay again if we were in the area again. 6/2018 Dear Lee & Ann, Thank you so much for your kind review. We really appreciate you taking the time & trouble to compile the very positive feedback, thank you. Plus, we do hope that you do vist the area again and can come & stay with us. Reply by the Owner (13/08/2018 12:05:46)

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Stayed at Primrose Farm for 3 nights in July, a really well placed site, easy cycle to Wells and Glastonbury. Site owner Nina was very welcoming and helpful, especially her map of how to get to Wells. A little near the road, but very little traffic. Fabulous views of Wells and Glastonbury Tor. Would definitely stay again and recommend. Thanks Nina!!
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A well maintained ½ acre of grass that runs alongside the Woodford Road with panoramic countryside views South across the road over the Somerset levels towards Glastonbury Tor and North across a field with cows in it toward Wells and the Mendips. The caravan route from the Garden Centre off the A39 to the site is fine. Access off the Woodford Road is through the owner’s electric security gate and past their house (called The Paddock) which overlooks the site. The entrance is a little tight so care needs to be taken with larger outfits. The owner made contact beforehand to find out what time we were arriving so the gate could be left open. On arrival we were given a remote control for the gate, tips and instructions on walking into Wells and some freshly baked ginger cake which was very nice. The site was in view of the road which is a few feet lower than the site and separated from it by a low hedge (lower than in the photos). When vehicles are not passing by it is blissfully quiet. The Maple Tree and Rustling Tree pitches are the closest to the road. The Rustling Tree and Ash Tree pitches benefit by having more space and trees beyond them. All pitches have plenty of sun including into the late afternoon and evening. Line of sight to a prominent mast above Wells ensures very good TV reception. The water and recycling arrangements are modern and well laid out. With care the local roads are quiet enough to cycle and walk along and, with a map and compass and suitable attire, there are some cross-country routes to explore on foot. In addition to its views, the highlight of this site is undoubtedly Wells, which is delightful and can be reached on foot. It is well catered for with supermarkets – Morrisons (incl. fuel), Tesco, Lidl and Waitrose. The area has plenty of other nice places to visit by car.
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