Primrose Caravan Park

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

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  • 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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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

0.5 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Lat 51.191644 / Lon -2.655956
OS field ref:
ST543438
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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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Warm welcome for the newbies

We enjoyed our stay, lovely site with views. We walked into Wells which we thoroughly enjoyed, Wells was definitely worth seeing. Nina supplied us with maps and advised us on the route so we could walk in and enjoy the views. Definitely worth visiting.

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Twixt Wells and Glastonbury

Beautifully maintained CL with bike or walking access to Wells and Glastonbury. Very welcoming hosts and an excellent recommendation for a remote pub for a lovely and different lunch stop. Hill top location gives views in all directions.

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Fantastic Stay at Wells

We have recently returned from a weeks tour of the Mendips, and were lucky enough to pick Primrose as one of the stops for 2 nights. stunning views over Wells and Glastonbury Tor. On the advice of the really helpful owner Nina we walked down into Wells for an afternoon coffee and explore and the next day used the nearby cycling network which avoids the main roads to cycle into Glastonbury and climb the Tor. Site is exceptionally clean, secure and mostly level 5 star for a CL Paul and Sue
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Superb Site - Superb Views

Stayed here last Summer, only ones on site. Dual aspect views, one side to Glastonbury away in the distance and the small City of Wells nearer on the other side. Site is immaculate and a credit to the Owners. Even the waste facilities were immaculate. Great stopover if like us you are going to Cornwall. But, it's better than a stopover, it's a destination in itself. Plenty going on in the delightful Wells. The Cathedral is outstanding. Plenty of National Trust properties a short drive away. We will certainly be returning to this one. PS If you overshoot down the lane driving from Wells, there's quite a large concrete turning area a few hundred yards down the lane.

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We had a wonderful one night stay to attend a choral concert in Wells Cathedral school, it was a good taster for future visits. Wells Cathedral and the Bishop's Palace are places that can provide interest over many visits, appealing to various audiences from grandparents to grandchildren. The range of independent shops, historic sites, cafes and pubs are sure to meet everyone's needs. We booked the Rustling Tree pitch which has unrestricted views South to Glastonbury Tor and the Somerset levels, our view North over Wells and the Mendip escarpment was just stunning in the early dawn after a wet night. The site is lovingly cared for, being scrupulously clean and well drained ensuring good grip for manoeuvring vehicles and no muddy patches - everything a touring visitor could wish for. We didn't attempt the walk into Wells by footpath as it would have been dark for our return, but for day visits in the spring and summer its a great alternative to packing up the camper and finding parking in the city, although £3 for all day parking in Palace Fields is exceptional value just a short walk form the Bishop's Palace. Nina is a great hostess, providing a welcome second to none and a free guide to what is available locally.
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