Bicknam

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Great CL for visiting Bath

The owners are very friendly and keen to please; check-in is well organised. It's not a very big site with hard standing and grass, but quite pleasant nonetheless. There is EHU and water on each pitch and the greywater waste is down one end - you'll need a flexi pipe since there's no drive-over grid - we didn't bother for our 3d stay. It's a very pleasant 2 miles walk down into town (we got a taxi back up!), or the river Avon is 5 mins walk away and that has a cycle path all the way into Bath. This is our second stay here and will certainly stay again next time we'll visit Bath. Van Blanc
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No problem booking in was greeted by Merv who showed us where everything was and have us a really good arrival pack.As we arrived at school closing was a bit difficult in getting into site so next time will avoid arriving between 1500 and 1600 .Bus stop is a 5 minute walk from site if you catch the number 19 which runs every hour into the centre of Bath .Site is small and quite ideal for couples not much for children to do.
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Worse site I’ve been on

This is my second visit to a CL, the first was fantastic on the border with Scotland. Bicknam was like arriving into someone’s unkempt back yard. The approach is a little steep.The welcome we received was abrupt. He said we should have included an sae when we sent our deposit. We said he never informed us of this but he was adamant he did. The price in the members book of £16 a night was not what we were charged. It’s actually £1650. He gave us a useful information pack and that’s the last we saw of him. There is space for about 8 with water and electric. The grass was long and sodden. The shop was untidy and the whole site was tired with weeds growing between the flagstone hard standing. The outside chemical waste stank. I will never return. On the plus side it’s 2miles from bath
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Lovely CL site very close to Bath & cycle routes

We had a warm welcome from Merv & Lynn with a fantastic large welcome pack of leaflets. They have a great farm shop with fresh vegetables and eggs too. We spent 4 nights here end July 2020. Lovely well maintained neat site with water and electric on the pitches. Not a big site but no problem for our 23ft MH, but there is a slight slope on entering gates. Waste water located at end of site has limited access for a MH as wash pipe directly adjacent to the drain. Easy access to Bath by bus or medium walk. Nice short walk into local village. Lovely walk over Cotswold way very close to site. We also used the local cycle routes to Bath and Bristol and the famous 2 tunnels. Well worth a visit.
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Convenient location for Bath tourism

Spent 3 nights in January 2020. It lost 1 star for not charging what is advertised The entrance for the site is up a hill in a layby where cars park, so is quite narrow. The site itself has a single access path to the pitches and no way of turning around. There is no drive over waste disposal as described. The CDP is up a steep slope near the owners bungalow. The pitches do each have an electric point and a water tap. Though are quite closely spaced.It is next to a secondary school so there is some noise during the day. We received a warm welcome from the owner and a very large welcome pack of brochures. The site itself is quite tight and the hardstanding just wide enough for a motorhome. The pitches are flat but not level, a single set of levellers might not be adequate .There were a number of other motorhomes that looked as if they were long term residents. The site is 2 miles from Bath and close to some bus stops so great for walking in. Driving out from the site proved problematic as we had to reverse out and overgrown bushes on the side scraped our van. The site is in need of some tlc.
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Informative visit to region for Bath & Bristol sites

We had the pleasure of a 4 night stay at this CL outside of Bath and found it an excellent base which to discover Bath and Bristol. The information pack handed over by Merv (owner) on our arrival which included a chat about what there was on offer at the site and beyond. The site was very well laid out with bins to segregate the rubbish and our own power and water stand at the pitch was very helpful indeed. Should anyone require to carry out visits to Bath and Bristol which we made use of the buses as our Motorhome was to have difficulty finding suitable parking we would recommend this site. If you have a hectic time in Bath or Bristol it is such a nice quiet site to then come back to relax. Great base for cycling or walking as well as easiness of buses. 10 out of 10 for the reception of the owners who show a vested interest in visitors to the site.

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A great location within walking distance of Bath city

We stayed for three nights on this CL, just a couple of miles from the centre of Bath. The owners provided lots of information after I booked and, on arrival, gave us a huge bundle of pamphlets and maps for the city and local area. They were very welcoming and it was good to be shown where everything was to make our stay easier. The pitches are hardstanding with own electricity and water supply, with a large grass area alongside; we had great weather so made the most of this. The CL is close to a school and road, so some noise during the day, but very quiet at night - we heard owls and the peacocks on the site! It's a short 10 minute walk to the Park and Ride - £6 return for two adults into Bath. We also walked back from the City on one evening. For a base to explore Bath it's a great location. We made the most of visiting museums, eating out and spent a lovely afternoon in the Thermal Spa - highly recommended! With very friendly owners and good location, this CL is definitely worth considering.

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Wonderful stay close to Bath

What a beautiful site, so quiet and peaceful yet so unbelievably close to Bath. We were in a motorhome with electric bikes and the ride into Bath was quick and easy but public transport is very close by. The information pack on arrival was large and incredibly comprehensive. The route instructions for arrival to the site were clear and helpful and yes it is steep, no problem for an able caravanner, but it is Bath! We were blessed with glorious weather during our stay so did not experience any of the problems raised by other reviewers. I can imagine that if the site is full it may be difficult to manoeuvre a large caravan into position but I’m sure it can be done. The owners sell a selection of home grown fruit and veg, when seasonally available, and lovely fresh free range eggs, anything else and you’ll need a trip into Bath or into the local village. Drive over grey water emptying, fresh water, electrical hook up and chemical emptying facilities all excellent.
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Close to Bath...there is a but

We chose this site due to the proximity to Bath, and you can easily walk into Bath, a goof 40 minutes. The pitches are fully serviced but you need a long hose, ours wasn't so we had to fill our containers, but that was our fault, we should have asked. The incline to the site is steep as previously mentioned, the approach has several cars parked as the site is on the edge of a scruffy village on the outskirts of Bath. Naturally, mid-February the site wasn't at its best, but the hard standing was plenty wide enough for our small unit. Car parking was an issue, luckily there was only one other van on site, the rest were motor homes and we'd have struggled had there been more vehicles. The hosts are lovely and provide the biggest welcome pack, with maps we've ever received. The site is fairly level, but as others have said, without a motor mover you'd be doing an awful lot of pushing and shoving to get your unit on the angled pitches. I don't advise using your awning in winter, the grass is very wet and doesn't drain well. All in all if you want a convenient place for Bath it's fine, I think I'd prefer to be further out and have a quieter and more rural site.
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Good Location For Bath But........................

We chose this CL because of its proximity to Bath and, due to the time of year, the advertised hardstandings. The site is approached off a small service road (lots of parked cars - adjacent school?) and then up a short incline before turning sharp left into the CL (there is an 'annexe' to the right with what look like permanently sited vans/motor homes). The owners property is situated on the side of a hill but the site itself is reasonably level. First impressions were quite disappointing - at least 20 unsightly plastic traffic cones placed alongside the central roadway/track presumably aimed to keep you off the grass plus what looked like an abandoned motor home at the end of the CL. There are about six pitches - equally spaced on either side of the roadway but at about a 45 degree angle. Therefore you can drive in and reverse onto the ones on the right (making departure difficult) or you can turn round and reverse into the ones on the left. However, as the previous reviewer has commented, all this is virtually impossible without a motor mover as there is no designated turning area that is large enough for an outfit to turn round without unhooking (we have a twin axle). The hardstanding pitches are single width meaning that cars/awnings are on the grass. We were there during a spell of wet weather and the ground was saturated. We didn't put our awning up and parked the car on another pitch - not sure how this would all come together if the pitches were occupied. Chemical emptying point was in the centre of the driveway to the owners property requiring a walk uphill - not an issue for us but maybe so if you are less mobile. Very friendly welcome from the owners and massive information pack provided. Possible to walk into Bath from the site or Park and Ride not far away. In the end, with two dogs and all the mud, we left after one night even though we had booked and paid for a week. I was not expecting a refund and nor did I ask for one but all credit to Mr Targett as he gave me my money back so thank you. Is the site worth £14 a night - well I've been on worse CL's that have charged more but I've also been on better CL's that charge less. I'll let you be the judge of that.
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