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.

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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 Eagle Tavern) 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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Super little site

Ilminster Caravan Club Site
Only stayed 1 night on stop over from Essex to Cornwall, site situated very conveniently just couple of hundred yards from A303 route. Site is immaculately maintained by very friendly and helpful wardens even had some salad cream we needed in shop and warden kindly provided us with some ice from her own supply for a cold drink. Facilities block is fairly new and well maintained. As others have mentioned the left turn into the lane from A303 if heading West is a tight one so take it easy if you have a long outfit. Unfortunately no pubs or restaurants are within easy walking distance but plenty within a short drive. Overall a very good experience of a well run and maintained club site, well done Mandy and Sue.

Paullb

Reviewed on 12/07/2021 10:10

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Great Stay

Ilminster Caravan Club Site
We spent 8 days here. Wardens very welcoming and friendly, very visible on site which is good. Facilities clean as expected.Overall site whilst smallish doesn’t feel over crowded. Grass pitches can get a bit boggy when rains but wardens appeared to keep on top of making sure didn’t get muddy. Lots to do in area NT properties worth visiting only our opinion, Montacute House, Barrington Court, Lytes Cary Manor all have beautiful gardens and grounds and there are some walks at each property if that’s what you like. We also visited EH Muchelney Abbey worth a look and there is a nice river walk to . Hams hill country park is close by and nice to walk around. We ran out of time for visiting other places in the area so will definitely return

patandbob1

Reviewed on 03/07/2021 15:24

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Wonderful 2 week stay

Ilminster Caravan Club Site
We arrived on the first day that the site opened after lockdown, April 12th, we had the whole site to choose from! Not a big site which was very nice, no facilities for children and the dog walk is smallish but both suited us just fine (lazy dog, no kids). Wardens are great, so friendly and hardworking, always around making sure that the site is just perfect. The onsite shop sells the essentials including Cream Teas and Ice Creams - yummy. The wardens are new for this season and the site was not in a good condition when they arrived so have been working really hard to get it up to the standard they want. Cant comment on the facilities as we used our own. Access from a busy 'A' road via a sharp left hand turn into a lane only a couple of hundred yards to negotiate so not too bad even with an 8ft wide caravan. No barrier which is a shame as would give you a sense of security but great Wi-fi. Site is a bit isolated and not many places to walk to from site. TV reception seemed OK more than enough channels if you need them. We were very lucky with the weather it was glorious so we spent quite a few days travelling to the coast which is only 30 mins away, Lyme Regis, Sidmouth and Charmouth well worth a visit. NT Monacute House, Barrington Court & Lytes Cary Manor are not very far away. Supermarkets in Chard and we found Snowdon Park for a dog walk. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be back.

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Reviewed on 28/06/2021 23:07

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Best of sites!

Ilminster Caravan Club Site
We found that this was a well run, quiet site with friendly hardworking wardens.

G N Crisp

Reviewed on 20/06/2021 16:35

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Friendliest wardens!

Ilminster Caravan Club Site
The ladies who run the site were so friendly, welcoming and helpful, one walked us round the site and discussed our pitch options before we pulled away from reception area. The site is clean and welcoming. The shower blocks and toilets were always clean when we visited. It is well presented and well maintained with nice decorative flower boxes near the front. The shop had some basics for sale and also some bird houses which looked hand painted - possibly by the wardens, they were really cute. Nearly bought one, but someone beat me to the one I liked! Follow the club site directions as there is a very very sharp turn just before you get there It is a very small site but pitches are roomy. We stayed 6 nights and for us it was probably a bit too long as nothing is really accessible from the site by foot or bike. Everywhere seemed to be too far or on too busy a road that it was necessary to drive to. If we wanted to go for a walk or a bike ride we had to drive to somewhere first. It depends what you want out of your trip but for us that would put us off returning, but the site itself and the wardens can not be faulted so would highly recommend to anyone. Taunton nearby is a nice town, and has a great mini golf and adventure trail next to the town - great for families

mickysofine

Reviewed on 10/06/2021 14:21

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Site contact details

Telephone:
01460 234519

Site information

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

Remember, you only pay 5% VAT until 30 September 2021, then 12.5% VAT from 1 October 2021 to 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.