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

Offers available to Club members

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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
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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Three stays in three months

As caravan ‘newbies’ we chose Chew Valley as our first caravan site stay upon collection of our new van, we returned the following month due to appointments in Bath, and a month later again, due to appointments in Bath. We particularly like the private bathroom facilities, lack of children and the landscaping/spaces between pitches which give the overall site a very nice feeling of space and tranquility. We have enjoyed walking from the site to Chew Valley Lake, Chew Magna, Knowle Hill and Burledge Hill. A short drive away we have enjoyed visiting Glastonbury, Wells, Ebbor Gorge, Bath, Bristol and National Trust properties at Stourhead and Tyntesfield. The site is located with local eateries a short walk or drive away including: Salt & Malt at Chew Valley Lake where the fish is cooked in gluten free batter (which is great for our dietary requirements), Manor farm shop and cafe (at the far end of Bishop Sutton village) for lunch and purchasing fresh ingredients from the farm shop, the Red Lion for a drink and dinner, and Sutton Spice for a very nice curry. We will return to Chew Valley again in 2019.

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Fabulous Site

Booked this site for 2 nights, it was so fabulous we booked an extra night, wish we could have stayed longer with our friends and our dog. Very much looking forward to returning for longer in the spring
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Our frist visit

We were greeted with a warm welcome and Sarah showed us to our pitch. The site is very clean, the bathrooms are well maintained, and the grounds are kept pristine. The site pitches are an adequate size as cars are kept in the car park, a good idea. The bus can be reached by a 10 minute walk into the village and is located by the only store which has everything at a price! The bus to Bristol is frequent however the bus to Bath only runs on a Wednesday. We hired the site's car which was not overpriced and very useful for motor home users. There are plenty of good restaurants within a 10 minute drive, the best for us was the Blue Bowl, great food and lovely staff. We hope to return to Bath Chew Valley again and can recommend the site especially for those able to explore the countryside.

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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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Site contact details

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