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. 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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Supplements

Pitches

Touring pitch types Awning Without Awning
Standard (electric & hardstanding)

Yes

Standard (electric & grass)
Non-electric (hardstanding)
Non-electric (grass)
Serviced (electric & hardstanding)

Yes

Serviced (electric & grass)
Super (electric & hardstanding)

Nearby

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

Great savings on days out

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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 next right 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
Plan a route to this site
OS field ref:
ST585599
OS map ref:
172
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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OK but showers rubbish

Stayed here to explore bath and the surrounding area. Travelled 220 mi to get there and rung ahead to say we were going to be late -- arriving after the 7pm cut-off. We arrive at 9:15pm and were almost refused entry due to them not putting people on pitch after dark. Thankfully the did let us on and tugged our outfit onto pitch for us. After a 7 hour journey I don't think I could have taken a night in the lay-by. The pitch spacing is a little narrow but generally OK. Lending library is nice idea and good set of leaflets for local walks. Staff were friendly enough and accommodating. Lane leading to the site is very narrow and walkers, cyclists and on-coming vehicles force you into the bushes so beware of scratching your van. Hopefully you are lucky and get through without obstructions. The lanes round there should all be one-way in my opinion. Site is really nicely maintained, grass and paths are clean and tidy. Shower block is supposed to be "luxury" but that is disingenuous, it offers basics functionality, decorated reasonably well. The showers are utter rubbish. Spray is too fine, head is not adjustable, water temperature is all over the place (hard over to cold when someone turns a tap on) and pressure is poor. I abandoned my first shower halfway through and used the one in my van after that. Considering the £32/night for members it is disgraceful that these aren't better. Make sure you bring different hozelock ends for the service tap on the pitch. My original adaptor didn't bite tight enough to seal as the tap body interfered with the fitting and it couldn't screw on properly. A trip to the B&Q 10 mi away allowed me to buy the same fitting by 2 different manufacturers and one of them was OK as it had a shallower threaded region. Also bring a decent length of grey hose as the drain is quite a distance away from the van and there is no pipework to help you. Nice walks in the area and the Chew Valley Lake. Red Lion pub offers limited selection of nice food that is a tad pricey but convenient. Wouldn't return in a hurry given the distance and the price but there are not many options in the area if you want a club site.

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Very overpriced

We stayed here recently and were very disappointed, I cannot believe the extortionate prices some of these sites charge and this is a prime example. We travel with 2 dogs, most of the strip of ground that’s called the dog walk was shut because the ground was wet and it was plainly obvious they didn’t want the dogs walking anywhere else, the site is on a B road so it’s difficult to walk them offsite because there are no verges or pavements, they’d be better off just saying they don’t accept dogs. The facilities are unisex, you do get a bathroom rather than just a cubicle, but the shower pressure varies the entire time you use it, the fan of the shower head means if you stand in the middle of the shower then you’ll stay dry and although they are in decent decorative order they look like they need a good clean. The pitches feel very crammed in, on our pitch there was no way we are 6 metres away from our neighbour which I thought was a necessity. As you can gather for £32 a night (that’s with club discount of £1!) we were left feeling like we’ve been ripped off and to be honest this is becoming a common theme with club sites, we’ve started using CL’s recently and we have found them to be far better value for money so for us that will be our one and only visit to Bath Chew Valley.
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It does what is says on the Tin

We booked this site as a base to visit and explore the area. We were not disappointed. We were greeted by very friendly staff who expertly park your caravan. We were given a full brochure which was full of valuable information.As well as a list of local restaurants and pubs with a map showing where the places were. Site is well situated for Bath and Bristol, only 11 miles from Cheddar Gorge (well worth visiting) Families with grown up children and no nonsense pets. Were made welcome...loved no children about....so relaxing. The scenery around and about is fantastic .....the middle of the Mendip Hills. Would highly recommend this site to anyone who does not like noise apart from bird song

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A good winter base

This site makes a great base for exploring the area. There are many walks directly from the site including a circular which we completed which goes down to the Chew Valley Lake and across the fields to Chew Magna and then back via a different route. We also enjoyed cycling on the Bristol to Bath Cycleway starting at Warmley to cycle into Bath on one day and into Bristol on another day. Both places are well worth visiting. Wells, Cheddar and Weston S Mare are also near enough to visit on a day outing. The site itself is very nicely kept, as you would expect from it’s 5* rating, with the convenience of a fully serviced pitch meaning no water carrying, waste water emptying and TV tuning as all to hand on the post in the corner of the pitch. The individual bathrooms containing washbasin, shower and toilet were kept very clean although the showers weren’t the best and one morning were cold!! Staff were all very friendly and helpful – it’s a nice touch to have your van pitched for you when you arrive but can’t quite see the need for it when you leave as you already have your car on the pitch to load up and to start up the tractor to pull the van a few 100m seemed a little unnecessary, especially when the site wasn’t busy. I can see the purpose of parking the car on the car park during your stay but with motorhomes moving on and off all of the time I think the use of the tractor was a little excessive. The information room was brilliant with a library of books, information leaflets, walk details and even some DVD’s to borrow. For us this was very much a winter months site as with all hard standing and everybody hidden away by 6.00pm when it was dark it was fine but don’t expect any nice views to sit and look at when the weather is warmer and the evenings sunny. The site doesn’t have quite the feel of a usual CMC site as it is privately owned but it does its job well and provided a very comfortable base for our 5 night stay.

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A Pleasant Weekend

New to motorhome ownership so we are getting away every month to get used to the van. We picked this site because it is only 40 miles away and were very impressed with its layout and the facilities, it's one of the best so far. Easy for local attractions (Cheddar Gorge, Weston-Super-Mare, Bristol and Bath etc) and the village shop is very good. We did not try the local pub but had a meal in Chew Magna, we will be back no doubt.
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Site contact details

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