Ilminster Caravan Club Site

Beetham, Chard, Somerset, TA20 3QA

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

A pleasant and peaceful holiday destination, the beautifully maintained Ilminster Club Site slopes slightly towards some of the loveliest South Somerset countryside and has great open views. Located just off the A303 and with a new toilet block built, the site is ideal as a touring base for Devon, Dorset and Somerset. It also makes a good stopover for travelling further south. The busy market towns of Chard and Ilminster are situated close to the caravan site and have a deep history of country trades. You will be staying in Hamstone country where you'll be sure to recognise the golden stone used for buildings wherever you go in this charming area. For dining, the nearby Eagle pub offer good value food.

Ilminster Club Site is in an area rich with the legends of King Arthur and you can soak up the tales and the atmospheres of England's great mythical king at nearby Cadbury and Glastonbury. The scenic coast and delightful port of Lyme Regis are also within easy distance of the site and for golf enthusiasts the championship golf course at Windwhistle won't fail to impress. For walkers and bird watchers, caravanning in Somerset will introduce you to the nature reserve at Chard Reservoir - a must-visit - there are lovely trails to follow and more than 150 species of bird to see, including migrant Ospreys.

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog area on site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Family washroom
  • Gas
  • Late arrivals area with electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi rating: Silver

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Walking notes:

Good walking routes near the site are along the lanes to the surrounding villages and the Blackdown Hills.

Supermarket notes:

Tesco and Sainsburys are in Chard, about 6 miles from the site. Tesco and Co-Op are in Ilminster, 8 miles from the site.

Great savings on days out

Offers available to Club members

Offer image for: Route 303 - 10% discount
Offer image for: Jump This - Honiton (Skydiving) - 10% discount
Offer image for: Jurassic SUP & Fitness - £5.00 discount
Offer image for: Segway Trails - Exeter, Devon - 10% discount
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Directions

Please only use these recommended directions for your final approach and not sat nav, due to alternative roads being unsuitable for towing. Turn left off the A303 (Ilminster - Honiton) at crossroads signposted Crickleaze, Whitestaunton (about 0.75 mile past La Campagna, Restaurant & Bar) into narrow lane. The site is through the second entrance on the left in 250 yards. Do not turn into first entrance (Five Acres House) as it is difficult to back out. For your safety, on leaving the site turn left at junction with A303; in 1 mile at the dual carriageway turn left at signpost Marsh; continue under bridge and turn right to rejoin A303 (E).

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
TA20 3QA
GPS:
Lat 50.90632 / Lon -3.03526
Plan a route to this site
OS field ref:
ST273125
OS map ref:
193
Handbook map ref:
F3

Transport links

  • Buses go to: Honiton
  • Car hire on site

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A Perfect Summer

Ilminster Caravan Club Site
For the first time my husband and I decided to try a seasonal pitch booking, We chose the Ilminster site as we had stayed at the site on many occasions and found it a great base for visiting all the places we love. On our arrival we unhooked the caravan and found to our dismay that the motor mover wasn't working. Within minutes one of the wardens, Mandy, asked us if there was a problem and we explained the situation, Within minutes she was back with her tractor and sited the caravan perfectly. That first action summed up our experience all summer - nothing was too much trouble for the wardens Mandy and Sue. As well as keeping the site beautiful they were always there to offer advice, offer a helping hand and share a good chat and a laugh. So, as well as choosing a great site we had also found great wardens who ensured our first fixed seasonal pitch was a real success, From May through to September we visited and stayed several times. We walked the stunning coastal path and the Blackdown Hills, enjoyed Lyme Regis, Sidmouth and Seaton. We visited Glastonbury, Wells, Exeter, Exmouth and scores of pretty villages. On each return we came back to find our pitch beautifully maintained - Mandy would move our van to keep the grass perfectly trimmed. As well as that it was great to know that Mandy and Sue were there in our absence looking after our property and keeping it safe. The summer of 2021 wasn't a great time for everyone when it came to having a holiday but for us it will stay in our memories as a perfect summer on a lovely site with the best landladies it was possible to have! With grateful thanks Teresa and Bob Dawes

Robert Dawes

Reviewed on 15/10/2021 11:59

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Another successful visit

Ilminster Caravan Club Site
Another successful visit to Ilminster club site, this site is the perfect example of how a site should be run, immaculate grounds and spotless facilities. Mandy and Sue are very friendly and helpful as well as professional in everything they do. The site is perfectly placed to visit the local attractions with several National Trust properties nearby. Have already booked for next season.

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Reviewed on 28/09/2021 13:36

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Ilminster Caravan Club Site
My driver was a bit silly and did follow Sat Nav on arrival but really easy to find if you follow the given instructions. Also do what they tell you on the way out as there was evidence of a previous collision at the junction with A303. Nice small dog exercise area. The walk direct from site are a bit 'on lead' only and best wear your flashing collars if it is twilight or early hours. Seem to be cows in the field next door and hens too, but I was brave. Staff seem friendly and according to my boss all was clean in the communal areas.

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Reviewed on 22/09/2021 14:24

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Fantastic site

Ilminster Caravan Club Site
A really well maintained site with easy access and close enough to the A303 without the road noise being obtrusive, the site is in a great location to stay and move on whilst touring. Probably the best shower and toilet facilities we have used

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Reviewed on 08/09/2021 16:21

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Absolute Gem of a site

Ilminster Caravan Club Site
Immaculate site. Wonderful showers with no silly push button timer. The staff are absolutely amazing, nothing is to much trouble for them. Wish all sites were staffed like this. Spent four nights over the August bank holiday with them and will definitely be back.

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Reviewed on 30/08/2021 14:00

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Site contact details

Telephone:
01460 234519

Site information

Remember, you only pay 12.5% VAT until 31 March 2022 on Club campsite prices! All you need to do is book your holiday as normal, and the discount will be applied to the appropriate rate when you pay on site.

With our campsites busier than ever right now, we'd really appreciate your support with a few things to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable stay. Please be mindful of site arrival times (as they do vary), keep children and pets close by and within sight, and ensure you keep your speed below 5mph. Thank you!

All internal shared facility areas, including toilet and shower blocks, wash up areas, laundry rooms, drying rooms and information rooms are now fully open, however in order to continue to protect our staff, we do still require social distancing, and the wearing of face coverings in our reception areas for the time being.