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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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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We had the pleasure of staying on this beautiful site for 3 nights with our 7mt motorhome this early May bank holiday (2018) If you are looking for stunning views, easy access to the beautiful city of Wells and close to a very good bus route then this site is perfect. We were welcomed with a generous slice of home made ginger cake (still warm) and were set up and enjoying the view across to Glastonbury Tor within 15 minutes. This beautiful site epitomises the reasons we love touring so thank you Nina and David for your very good hospitality, we shall return. Shaun & Angela Tew.
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What an amazing find! - Stayed April 26 - 28 -2018

from Samantha Andrews (UK) via Lodgify May 06 20185.0 Accepted Stay April 26th - 28th Samantha Andrews reviewed Primrose Caravan Park – 5 star 1 May at 22:31 · What an amazing find! We decided we would like to visit historic Wells and couldn’t be happier with our choice of certified location - it was perfect with views of the Glastonbury Tor, the Mendip Hills and Wells. A lovely little footpath around 1.5 miles to walk in to Wells and Nina supplied us with a great map with some good recommendations of where to eat (can thoroughly recommend the pizza place) We loved the fantastic customer service provided by Nina, a really easy booking process, friendly efficient and professional - and we were even greeted with yummy homemade ginger cake, a lovely touch and greatly appreciated. The facilities were excellentwith water, electricity and a waste disposal area. We would really recommend this site and look forward to booking again the next time we visit the area. Thank you Nina 5/2018

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WE LOVE IT!

Our second visit was just as good as the first and we confirm everything that has been said in the previous reviews. Nina is a perfect host and her chocolate cake on arrival was delicious. The site is well kept, very attractive and the facilities spotless. We again enjoyed the views down into Wells and occasional visits from the friendly cows and bulls. We only hope that when members see the deserved 5 star reviews there will be a space available for our next visit - as we shall certainly return! Doreen and Brian

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The wonderful site that is Primrose Caravan Park, Launcherley !

This was our second visit to this gem of a site and it didn't disappoint. We received a very warm welcome upon arrival and homemade carrot cake, very thoughtful and appreciated. The views of Wells and the countryside are stunning from whichever pitch is used; the site itself is spotless plus the peace and quiet make this one of our favourite CL sites. It was also so kind of Nina's husband who came to our aid with a jack to hoist up our "nose down" caravan (courtesy of a loose jockey wheel, lesson learnt...!), on our departure day. I'm certain we will be using this site again.

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