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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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

0.5 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
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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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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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Big mistake – to only have one night here! You know you’ve arrived at a well run CL as soon as you drive into an immaculate yard and especially when the owner gives you a very warm welcome and two lovely wedges of cake! We chose this CL to be near the wonderful city of Wells as a stop off on our way home from the South West. The views of the Mendip range and Cathedral are splendid and only a short cycle ride into Wells. Many thanks for a super stay, Martin & Gilly

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We loved our peaceful relaxing weekend stay so much we returned the following weekend! Nina the owner is incredibly welcoming as all the reviews describe - she helped us with advice on places to eat and as a result we enjoyed a lovely meal at the cosy family run Da Luciano in Wells. You can walk to Wells in less than 40 mins, which after crossing a field is via a decent hardcore farm track. Wells is a lovely city, plenty of independent shops, cafes and pubs along with the Cathedral and Bishops Palace (CAMC discount is BOGOF). For sight seeing inspiration we watched the film Hot Fuzz (filmed in Wells) the night we arrived as it was a bit wet outside. The site is incredibly secure with electric gate access via key fob (£10 returnable deposit on arrival). It's extremely well maintained, immaculately presented with purpose built waste/recycling point, toilet and grey water disposal point and separate fresh water. Nearest PHEV electric vehicle fast charging point was 5 mins drive at nearby Morrisons supermarket, part of Geniepoint network. Would not hesitate to recommend - book via the Primrose Caravan Park website and you can even select your pitch ahead of arriving. All of them are just perfect for a welcoming quiet relaxing stay.
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This is a great site located on a ridge overlooking Wells in one direction and Glastonbury Tor in the other direction. We stayed for 2 nights on our way home from Cornwall. The site is peaceful, we were one of three units on site and there is plenty of space. Nina the owner is great and provided us with a slice of her delicious lemon cake for the journey home. The site is very well maintained with a very clean area for bins, water and waste. I overestimated my driving ability on entry and just touched the rear nearside corner of my van on the gate sensor. Take care of the double turn on entry and have someone get out and check the clearance. We will definitely be back.
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Thanks again Nina......

This was our second visit to this little gem this year and the start of our 2019 West Country tour. Nina greeted us on arrival as warmly as at Easter and showed us to our pitch. This time we’d booked a pitch directly overlooking Wells Cathedral and the farmland between the site and Wells. We were one of 2 units on site when we arrived but within a day had this immaculate site to ourselves. Again we visited Street and the Clarke’s retail park and ‘saved money’ while spending it… Oh well, you can’t take it with you.. Walked into Wells from the site using the map Nina provides all her guests although found the route a little overgrown in one place. Nothing to do with the site or our host but nonetheless Nina made note of the issue for referral to the associated land owner. Hopefully this has been resolved. Wells and the surrounding area was beautiful at Easter during our earlier stay and again in early summer. We took in a walk from Wookey Hole and back to the pub in Wookey for a well earned drink or 2. The walk was taken from the information books and leaflets Nina provided on the area. If you’re into bird watching then I recommend Avalon Marshes just the other side of Glastonbury but be sure to pack your bug spray. So thanks Nina for the warm welcome and local insight for our walks. We will of course be back for more cake! Tim and Sue Greaves.

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