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Rated 3 of 5

Peace and tranquility

Rated 5 of 5

Access to local places of interest

Rated 5 of 5

Beauty of surroundings and scenery

Rated 2 of 5

Ease of arrival/welcome

Disappointing

I grew up around here so was very much looking forward to revisiting the area, family and friends after the trials of the past eighteen months. Unfortunately, our week didn't quite turn out like that. The site has been carved out of a much larger field, and two public paths run across it, so there were constantly members of the public wandering across. On one occasion a man was flying a drone in the larger field, on another a car managed to get in next to the vans, as someone had left the gate open. So security was not great, and the owners live elsewhere (we never got to meet them so no idea where) so it was all too public for us. The roar from the bypass is constant, even during the early hours, and occasional parking noise from the pub nearby. The field itself has hardstandings near the entrance, and two fairly close together at the bottom, the rest is uneven grass, which is where we went. All was well until another couple pitched up far too close to us, mainly because the remainder of the grass is too uneven to get a level bit. The grass was quite long, and then cut midweek, but the clippings just left, which of course resulted in them being walked into the van. I had paid a deposit by bank transfer so paid the balance the same way, as I said we didn't see anyone in charge. I got the distinct impression this is a moneymaking enterprise with little care by the owners. The Park and Ride is close by, which I would highly recommend for anyone heading into Bristol, as the traffic is a nightmare. Heading out of the city however the site is perfectly located. The Angel Inn I have known since I was a boy, but we found the menu uninspiring at best. Far better is the Jubilee in Flax Bourton, heading a few miles along the A370 Weston Road. The Ashton pub (formerly the Smyth Arms) is a family place nowadays, if that is your thing. We did our shopping at Tesco in Nailsea which is easy to find, but there is also (an expensive) Co-op in Long Ashton. Would we return? Possibly, when visiting next time, although we didn't feel any love at this site, which is a pity.
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