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 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

Prices

Extras

Price per night for extra car: £2.00

Supplements

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 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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Great for a stopover on route to Devon

Used this site on route to Devon. We arrived quite late but the wardens said pick a pitch settle in and come and pay in the morning. Great service. We’ll kept site and good facilities. We took a quick walk down the lane before we carried on with our journey. Will use again on route to Cornwall next year.

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A perfect stop on the way to or from the west

This site was recommended to us by another site that we stayed at the evening before. This site is located just off the A303 and was perfect for us for a stop after while returning home after being in West Dorset and Devon. The owners/staff were helpful and friendly and the site is a nice size and pleasantly appointed. Facilities were clean. Highly recommended. A nearby pub, the Eagle Tavern had great food on the Saturday night that we stayed.

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Appreciate our Club!

On this trip I also stayed (unusually) on a privately owned site. It was more than twice the price, facilities limited, showers small and in need of a thorough clean. I really appreciate the high standards on all camc sites, thank you. I would prefer fixed bench in shower and not cumbersome stool, and hope more fixed drains are installed for motorhome waste water. Site was quiet and relaxing and small enclosed dog walk is convenient. Exit onto A303 can be busy but I managed to turn right in motorhome. Overall very pleasant stay.

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Very peaceful neat and tidy site

I have stayed here overnight on another occasion and certainly nothing has changed. Its a very nice peaceful site kept in immaculate condition by the current wardens We stayed overnight again this time on our way to Brixham. Unfortunately the exit to the main road from the side road after leaving the site can be stressful as fast traffic flows both ways . One little negative: the gents toilet doors are extremely hard to open due to the rubber seals being too tight. Our normally strong eight year old grandson could not open them to go to the loo.

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Lovely site but location not great for walkers...

The site itself was lovely. The wardens were extremely friendly and helpful and could not fault them at all; they went out of their way to help and provide information. The pitches were a good size and we had a choice of taking a pitch with sun all day or some shade. The shower and toilet facilities were immaculate and sufficient. The dog walking area was a bonus. The only downside to this site was it's location; it's positioned just off a very busy A road which is very difficult to cross on foot. There is also a limited amount of walks on your doorstep; every walk requires a car to get to the start. The local walks we found were restricted by landowners blocking off public footpaths, some with electric fences. There are also very little amenities nearby that can be accessed by foot (the warden did warn us about this as we booked so we knew in advance) but if you have a car there are some shops, bars and restaurants within a short driving distance. The nearest pub and restaurant The Candlelight Inn is well worth a visit. Lovely site and wardens but a car is a must...
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Telephone:
01460 234519

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There is no electricity in the Late Night Arrivals area until further notice.