Ilminster Club Campsite

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 Campsite 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 Campsite 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.

Check out the huge range of free pre-mapped walks and hikes near our campsites at Outdooractive's website. You can download the free Outdooractive app and member's can save €10 on an Outdooractive Pro or Pro+ annual subscription.

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 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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Ilminster Club Campsite
This was our second stay at the Ilminster Club Campsite this year. The location of the site is convenient for us visiting relatives in Taunton. The site managers, Sue and Mandy are very welcoming and helpful. The site is exceptionally clean and well maintained. Directly from the site, you can do a three mile circular walk along narrow lanes and not get muddy or get lost. We have been recommended a couple of pubs offering good food just a short drive away, which we are yet to try. Something to consider for our next stay.

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Reviewed on 24/06/2022 22:31

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Ilminster Club Campsite
A most welcoming warden when booking in not sure if it was Mandy or Sue but many thanks very professional indeed. These two clearly enjoy their work. Lovely site and extremely convenient heading for a Cornwall Tour and stopping over ( sorry Mandy and Sue) but well worth staying much longer as we did only a few years ago. I kind of wish it had a larger and better designed shower block but appreciate there must be reason for the unusual raised block and therefore all the ramps for access. Well maintained and obviously loved by these two great job.

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Reviewed on 26/05/2022 11:58

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Ilminster Club Campsite
First trip of the year to the excellent ilminster site. I cannot fault this site, the grounds are very well kept and as usual the facilities are spotless, the wardens Mandy and Sue whilst being very professional are also warm and welcoming always ready to give advice if needed. Our favourite go to location.

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A Perfect Summer

Ilminster Club Campsite
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

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Reviewed on 15/10/2021 11:59

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Telephone:
01460 234519

Site information

Before you travel

Ahead of your arrival onsite, please check our Before you travel webpage (camc.com/beforeyoutravel) for key information about roadworks or diversions and any site works that may be underway.

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!

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