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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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Caravan Mover advised, central for Bath

We stayed here mid Dec 2016 aiming to visit the Bath Christmas Markets, but they had finished the day we arrived! Biggest information pack I’ve ever been presented with, idea is you use what you need and return the rest at the end of your stay. One thing pack does not include is a full detailed street map of Bath – the touristy maps are not thorough enough so we bought a good street map. Five days in Bath – great city, may even move here for children’s school. Site itself has some drawbacks and some benefits. Drawback is site is small, access road steep, and pitches are at a curious angle to central access strip between the 5 or 6 pitches, such that you can either drive forward and reverse in OK, or drive out OK, depending on your pitch, but you certainly cannot do both. A ‘caravan mover’ is strongly advised at this site if you are to avoid driving on to the soft grass, which in winter you would sink into. Owner has ‘gone to town’ with rather unsightly traffic cones to discourage people from driving on the grass but he is on a bit of a lost cause as there is not enough space for cars to manoeuvre units on to pitches, nor for cars to park in front of or beside the pitches. I suppose cars park near the entrance, away from the units, when site full. Lane approaching site is steep in places and fallen leaves in winter make it slippery, while the short drive itself, in wet conditions, is ‘interesting’. Our front wheel drive car with a big fully loaded unit behind did wheel-spin a bit up the slope, but the sign suggests we ‘take a run at it’ – and we did! I liked the fact each pitch has its own water supply, so with a long hose you could have permanent running water. Grey waste close to caravans at end of site. Site is closest CL you can get to Bath, it is pretty much IN Bath, yet enough off the nearest main road to not suffer from any traffic noise. We found it quiet which I like, as I just do not like road noise. We used our awning but found grass soft & wet (water run-off from hill?) – space enough for awnings though. Key advantage is its location and proximity to Bath centre – OK with a caravan mover.

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A CHARMING CL AND CHARMING OWNERS

We have stayed here a couple of times and have always enjoyed it. The owners Merv and Lyn were very welcoming and could not have been more helpful and provided us with a very comprehensive welcome pack. During our stays they have always been very helpful and courteous. Their farm shop has lots of lovely produce at a very reasonable price. The site is lovely just on the edge of the countryside and is regularly visited by all sorts of wildlife including badgers, deer, foxes, squirrels and all manner of birds. The beautiful city of Bath is a 30 minute walk away or you can use the adjacent park and ride. I would thoroughly recommend this site.

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Thank you Merv.

We stayed for 4 nights in September, and had a good time. Merv booked us in and give us a comprehensive welcome pack. It had everything you needed to know about Bath and surrounding area,it was very useful. There is a bus service very close to the site. Thank you Merv we will be back.       Jim & Sue O'Connor.

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Excellent welcome and ideally sited for Bath and surrounds

We spent 3 nights here as a family in August 2016 and had a lovely stay. The welcome from Merv and Lyn was thorough, and we received much information in their welcome pack which was really considerate and helpful. The CL facilities to each pitch were excellent and we were on a hard standing which despite its look was actually level! Access to the site is steep but the owner does advise this, but be prepared. Approach lane could do with trimming back as we scratched our caravan slightly on the overgrown Holly Tree. Access to Bath is easy with multiple bus options inc the very convenient Park and Ride. We walked in and back a couple of days which is a good 30 mins on foot at brisk pace, but we like exercise so suits us. We will definitely be back but for longer next time as 3 nights wasn't enough to experience all the area had to offer. Overall a thoroughly enjoyable stay. Thank you.
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