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

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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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Pleasant Short Stay

We recently stayed here on our return from the West Country. It's an attractive peaceful site run by friendly and helpful wardens who keep the site looking immaculate. The toilet and washroom block is of a high standard was kept spotlessly clean during our stay. Ideally you need a car here particularly if want to travel a bit further afield however we were able to walk along the lanes without too much trouble. We very much liked this site and it's location and will book a longer stay next time we are in the area.

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Lovely but no good for dogs

This site is up to the usual Caravan Club standards of cleanliness and friendliness of the wardens. It is peaceful and quiet especially as when we were there is was mostly empty. There is one big downside to this site from our point of view though. We have a dog so the facilities and the ability to walk from the site are important when we book anywhere. This site has a dog area that is barely big enough for a sneeze never mind anything else. Walks from the site are non existent because, as another reviewer has stated, local landowners have made the footpaths in the surrounding areas almost impossible to navigate. Unless you like to battle with missing signposts (we found one used to mend a stile) and electric fences blocking the footpaths. The website advertises this site as good for dogs, and walking, and it maybe is if you are prepared to drive somewhere. If you enjoy walking from the site, with or without your four legged friend, then I would suggest this is not the site for you.
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Good stopover site

This item is good for a stopover if you are in a motorhome, you really need a car to get around the lanes in. We were travelling along the 303 so this was close to the road but not noisy. Unfortunately it was a bit of a precarious walk along the 303 to the Eagle Tavern but the food there was worth it. The facilities on site were excellent and very clean and warm. The staff were kind and helpful.
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Wonderful Wardens and Pristine Site.

I stayed at the beginning of April for a few days. The facilities are immaculate and the wardens, Phil and Julie are super friendly, kind and helpful. All wardens should be like them. There is a small safe fenced scamper space for dogs but you won't need it as there are so many gorgeous walks to choose from. "EE" 4G has great coverage on the site. I ran my laptop no problem. I normally book CLs but will be back if I am in the area. Big Thank You to the Wardens.
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Friendly and helpful welcome

We stayed here in March at the beginning of the '19 season. The wardens are friendly and extremely helpful. Situated only a few hundred yards off of the A303, this site is perfect for a long stay or an overnight stop for those travelling west. The facilities were absolutely spotless and more than adequate for a camp of this size. The site is only a short trip from Taunton, Yeovil and Chard for anybody requiring a shopping fix. Some may be bothered by the slight traffic noise from the A303 and also a slight humming from the boiler behind the shower/toilet block. Neither were enough to bother us and, both probably bettered by choosing the best situated pitches. I will definitely stay here again if in the area. Recommended!

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01460 234519