Ilminster Caravan Club Site (REF : FIV)

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 the nature reserve at Chard Reservoir is a must - 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 walk 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

Prices

Extras

Price per night for extra car: £2.00

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Pitches

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

Yes

Yes

Standard (electric & grass)

Yes

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

Nearby

Walking notes:
Good walking routes near the site are 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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Peace!

What a lovely peaceful site - I slept so well and felt so relaxed. I wish I could have stayed longer! I was given a lovely welcome and the wardens couldn't have been more helpful. The site is immaculate and the layout means that it feels spacious. The facilities block is lovely and spotlessly clean and the service points were really convenient. I'll definitely be back!
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We have just returned from a week at this lovely site and could not recommend it highly enough. The toilets are kept immacutely clean as is the overall appearance of the site. There are many places to visit close by and Ilminster is a beautiful little town. It's a shame that a lot of people use this site as a stop over, as there are many great places to visit locally. The sea is only approx 17 miles away and there are several National Trust properties within easy reach. The Otter Valley is just on the doorstep. We have been back around 4 times to this site and will definitely go back. If you want peace, quite and spectacular countryside then this is the site for you. Only regret is not living a little closer to this site, as we would definitely look at having a seasonal pitch here.

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Ilminster Caravan Site - A gem

We had a seasonal pitch on this site last year. This was our first year of caravanning and we couldn't have picked a better introduction. The wardens Jill and Pete were extremely helpful. The site has a wonderful toilet and shower block. It is fairly new but it is kept spotless. The site is in an ideal position just off the A303. When you have driven from Kent, a 3 hour journey on a good day the last thing you want is to drive miles down country lanes. Despite this, there is very little road noise. It is a level grassy site, which is mowed regularly and kept in a good condition. We have 2 dogs which were made to feel very welcome. The dog exercise site is perfectly adequate for quick toilet trips. As it is fully enclosed, dogs can perform their business off lead. A brilliant site!

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Lovely quiet site

Stayed here for 6 nights until this morning. Handy location for visiting Dorset, Devon and Somerset, peaceful day and night. Nice new toilet block with 5 showers, 5 toilets and just 3 privacy cubicles which seems a bit more proportion than many sites. We were lucky and had no problems getting out onto the A303.

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Meagain

GREAT LITTLE SITE , THE ONLY PROBLEM, PEOPLE SEEM TO USE IT AS A HALF WAY HOUSE , SO LOTS OF EARLY MORNING NOISE WITH PEOPLE DE-CAMPING. BUT DON'T LET THIS PUT YOU OFF, IT WAS FANTASTICALY MAINTAINED AND SUPERBLY CLEAN..THE LANE IS A BIT TIGHT AND DEVO NEEDS A BETTER INDICATION OF SITE. NICE LOCAL PUB NEAR BY, AND A SHORT TRIP TO BEACH SIDE..
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01460 234519

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