Bath Chew Valley Caravan Park (REF : XBC)

Ham Lane, Bishop Sutton, Bath, Somerset, BS39 5TZ

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Ideal for ...

  • Adults
  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes
  • Peaceful stays
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

A uniquely peaceful holiday destination for adults only, the award winning Bath Chew Valley Caravan Park is ideally located in Bishop Sutton near Bath - perfect for caravanning in Somerset. Voted top adult only site by readers of Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome magazines, this caravan park has a distinctive garden feel to it, with its 45 exclusive hard standing pitches being set amongst lawns, shrubs and flower beds. Top quality facilities include a luxury heated toilet block, laundry with service washes available, a dog walking area around a freshly established patch of woodland, extended lending library, Wi-Fi and Tourist Information Centre.

Bath Chew Valley Caravan Park is just 250 yards from the pub and local shop, and is also an excellent base for exploring nearby Bath, with its historic spa, delightful architecture and charming shops. Bustling Bristol and Weston-Super-Mare are also both within easy reach of the caravan site, offering a wide range of popular shopping options and attractions. The nearby Mendip Hills and West Country make for a great day out and the Chew Valley Lake, a mere 800 yards away, is a haven for fishermen, bird watchers and walkers. Great care is taken to maintain the tranquil atmosphere on site so that visitors can truly relax and unwind.

Please note, this site is open to adults only.

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Facilities on site ...

  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Dog walk on site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Gas
  • Gaz
  • Late arrivals area with electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: fair
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge

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Walking notes:

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

Supermarket notes:
There is a Spar within 200 yards of the site and a Tesco 7 miles from the site.

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Directions

Please only use these recommended directions for the final approach and not sat nav, due to unsuitable roads for towing. Leave the M32 at junction 1, turn left onto the A4174; continue ahead at traffic lights. At the roundabout keep left (signposted Bath, Keynsham); at tenth roundabout turn left into road signposted A4, Bath. In 2 miles at roundabout turn right (third exit) into road signposted Keynsham; in 0.5 mile at mini roundabout turn left into road signposted A39. At the T-junction turn right. In 1 mile at the Esso garage keep right onto A368. In 3 miles at roundabout continue into road signposted Bishop Sutton. In Bishop Sutton village ignore signpost to lake and turn opposite Red Lion public house into Ham Lane. Site is on the left in 800 yards.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
BS39 5TZ
GPS:
Lat 51.3369 / Lon -2.5972
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OS field ref:
ST585599
OS map ref:
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Handbook map ref:
G4

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Bristol and Bath
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest park and ride: Bristol and Bath
  • Shop within 1 mile

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Well kept site with cctv everywhere. Found it off putting to be told by two separate staff members on arrival all the rules that you have to comply with. Don’t like someone else towing Caravan to pitch - totally unnecessary. Cars not allowed on pitch and have to be left in car park. Site states it is dog friendly but we did not find that. As with most sites dog has to be on a lead at all times and there is a small dog walk. However dog has to be kept on a lead in the dog walk which is not much use to a young dog that needs to run. There is an area of woodland walk that would be ideal but dogs are not allowed in there - we never saw anyone at all in it. All in all we found this site overly regimented even by CMC standards and we will not be returning
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Less of a ‘wow’ on our return visits in 2019

We have returned to the Chew affiliated site twice in 2019. We chose the site due to close proximity to Bath, as we were in the process of packing up, removals, cleaning and completing on our house sale. We had a fully serviced pitch in May and a standard pitch in June. The fully serviced pitches are ‘easy’ and you don’t need to worry about running out of water or overflowing the wastewater. The overall the site is well maintained, some of the pitches are ‘tight’ our awning has a ‘shaped’ front and we do need to request our caravan is parked ‘hard-over’ to the edging board to ensure our awning fits on the gravel pitch. This year we have a new addition of a puppy, firstly we got in trouble for parking ‘on the pitch’ when cars are only allowed to be parked on the roadway across the front of pitches for loading/unloading. This appears to be a bit of a silly rule, as you are then blocking the roadway for other arrivals and returning motorhomes. Secondly, the dog walking area is fully fenced, but the rules mean dogs must be kept on leads at all times. The dog walking area is also adjacent to a woodland walk (which dogs are not allowed in) but I have never seen anyone use the woodland walk. The individual shower rooms are starting to look ‘worn’ and need a thorough deep clean and some TLC in places. During our May stay the radiators in the shower rooms were still switched on from 7am-10pm, which made for sauna like conditions. Thankfully the radiators had been ditched off when we returned in June. During May there were more motorhomes than caravans, but a large proportion of the motorhomes had accompanying small cars. The car park does not have marked ‘bays’ and the car park shape is not square, so some of the spaces have a reducing length. There is no indication provided by reception, nor polite request, that if you have a small ‘accompanying’ car to please be considerate and park at the far end and hence leave the ‘longer’ spaces closer to reception available for larger tow cars. This resulted in us returning on at least three occasions to a ‘full’ car park at 10pm, due in a large way to inconsiderately parked smaller cars. Early one morning we did need to use the ‘out of hours’ contact as the electronic gate had failed in the ‘closed’ position. We believe due to heavy rain the power supply to the gate had been interrupted. The staff member arrived promptly after 10minutes and manually opened the gate so we could be on our way. Will we return, possibly, if we are visiting Bristol and Bath, but then maybe we will just stay with friends next time.
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Peacefull retreat

Had a 4 night break on this site in an area we did not know well. It is located in beautiful countryside and only a short walk to the village pub and Indian restaurant. Both provided a friendly welcome and good food. The site is a great base for walking in the Mendips and for exploring Bath and Bristol. Will certainly return.
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Lovely and Peaceful

We have stayed at the Chew Valley site for the last week including the glorious Easter weekend. The site is amazing it is so quiet and peaceful. The gardens are kept lovely and the lawns are discreetly kept neat. Loved the pitch we had. The bonus of individual bathrooms was a real treat. The staff where nice, helpful and very informative about the local area. Loved the caravan valet parking/pitching service (could get used to that). The pet exercise area is adequate for morning and evening toilet stops. It’s not a walk but serves the purpose it was designed for. A lot of people have said in previous reviews that they were not keen on the fact that you cannot park your car near the pitches. To be honest this was a bonus I think as you don’t have cars coming in and out all the time disturbing the peace. Also the car park is only a few yards from even the furthest pitch. I believe there is pitches where you can park near your unit for disabled guests and I am sure if you do have problems walking you could ask for the pitches nearest the car park which would resolve the distance problems. The local shop is very well stocked and the Red Lion pub (both just 5 minute walk from the site) was very unassuming but the food was lovely. Better than your average pub grub. We ate there 3 times including Sunday lunch which was lovely. Top tip the portion sizes are generous so think before ordering starters. We also stumbled on the Pony and Trap (about 1.5 miles from site) whilst walking and treated our selves to a very posh ploughman’s lunch which was the best I’d ever had mind you it is a Michelin star restaurant. Definitely recommended for a treat. We went back for an evening meal and was not disappointed. The area is fab for sightseeing so much to see and a walkers paradise. Most shops, restaurants and tea rooms are doggie friendly (including the two pubs mentioned) We have been to Wells, Glastonbury, Cheddar Gorge, all the local lakes and even managed a trip across to wales (to visit family) for the day. We definitely recommend this site for couples and families without children (Adult only site) and will be coming back.

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Small pitches

on arrival you have to drop your van at the gate and let some guy on a tractor put it on a pitch for you, wasn't amused by this as I was under the impression it optional not compulsory, after the van was placed on the pitch I was informed I could take my car to unload but then park in the carpark provided wasn't amused by this either. if you don't put an awning up you have room for your car, but no under no certain terms was I told you must park in carpark, back to the pitch itself if you put up an awning you no space surrounding your van is non existent and are forced to walk on the mud to get to your tap and electric on a serviced pitch. £32 a night in February what a rip off with only part the facilities open and people waiting to se them after they paid top money is not what I would expect from anything associated with the caravan club that I've been a member for many years, wouldn't return here very poor value for money, this park is more like a dictatorship on the what you can and cant do.

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Site contact details

Telephone:
01275 332127
Email:
enquiries@bathchewvalley.co.uk