Bath Chew Valley Caravan Park

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Fabulous Site

Booked this site for 2 nights, it was so fabulous we booked an extra night, wish we could have stayed longer with our friends and our dog. Very much looking forward to returning for longer in the spring
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Our frist visit

We were greeted with a warm welcome and Sarah showed us to our pitch. The site is very clean, the bathrooms are well maintained, and the grounds are kept pristine. The site pitches are an adequate size as cars are kept in the car park, a good idea. The bus can be reached by a 10 minute walk into the village and is located by the only store which has everything at a price! The bus to Bristol is frequent however the bus to Bath only runs on a Wednesday. We hired the site's car which was not overpriced and very useful for motor home users. There are plenty of good restaurants within a 10 minute drive, the best for us was the Blue Bowl, great food and lovely staff. We hope to return to Bath Chew Valley again and can recommend the site especially for those able to explore the countryside.

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OK but showers rubbish

Stayed here to explore bath and the surrounding area. Travelled 220 mi to get there and rung ahead to say we were going to be late -- arriving after the 7pm cut-off. We arrive at 9:15pm and were almost refused entry due to them not putting people on pitch after dark. Thankfully the did let us on and tugged our outfit onto pitch for us. After a 7 hour journey I don't think I could have taken a night in the lay-by. The pitch spacing is a little narrow but generally OK. Lending library is nice idea and good set of leaflets for local walks. Staff were friendly enough and accommodating. Lane leading to the site is very narrow and walkers, cyclists and on-coming vehicles force you into the bushes so beware of scratching your van. Hopefully you are lucky and get through without obstructions. The lanes round there should all be one-way in my opinion. Site is really nicely maintained, grass and paths are clean and tidy. Shower block is supposed to be "luxury" but that is disingenuous, it offers basics functionality, decorated reasonably well. The showers are utter rubbish. Spray is too fine, head is not adjustable, water temperature is all over the place (hard over to cold when someone turns a tap on) and pressure is poor. I abandoned my first shower halfway through and used the one in my van after that. Considering the £32/night for members it is disgraceful that these aren't better. Make sure you bring different hozelock ends for the service tap on the pitch. My original adaptor didn't bite tight enough to seal as the tap body interfered with the fitting and it couldn't screw on properly. A trip to the B&Q 10 mi away allowed me to buy the same fitting by 2 different manufacturers and one of them was OK as it had a shallower threaded region. Also bring a decent length of grey hose as the drain is quite a distance away from the van and there is no pipework to help you. Nice walks in the area and the Chew Valley Lake. Red Lion pub offers limited selection of nice food that is a tad pricey but convenient. Wouldn't return in a hurry given the distance and the price but there are not many options in the area if you want a club site.

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Very overpriced

We stayed here recently and were very disappointed, I cannot believe the extortionate prices some of these sites charge and this is a prime example. We travel with 2 dogs, most of the strip of ground that’s called the dog walk was shut because the ground was wet and it was plainly obvious they didn’t want the dogs walking anywhere else, the site is on a B road so it’s difficult to walk them offsite because there are no verges or pavements, they’d be better off just saying they don’t accept dogs. The facilities are unisex, you do get a bathroom rather than just a cubicle, but the shower pressure varies the entire time you use it, the fan of the shower head means if you stand in the middle of the shower then you’ll stay dry and although they are in decent decorative order they look like they need a good clean. The pitches feel very crammed in, on our pitch there was no way we are 6 metres away from our neighbour which I thought was a necessity. As you can gather for £32 a night (that’s with club discount of £1!) we were left feeling like we’ve been ripped off and to be honest this is becoming a common theme with club sites, we’ve started using CL’s recently and we have found them to be far better value for money so for us that will be our one and only visit to Bath Chew Valley.
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It does what is says on the Tin

We booked this site as a base to visit and explore the area. We were not disappointed. We were greeted by very friendly staff who expertly park your caravan. We were given a full brochure which was full of valuable information.As well as a list of local restaurants and pubs with a map showing where the places were. Site is well situated for Bath and Bristol, only 11 miles from Cheddar Gorge (well worth visiting) Families with grown up children and no nonsense pets. Were made welcome...loved no children about....so relaxing. The scenery around and about is fantastic .....the middle of the Mendip Hills. Would highly recommend this site to anyone who does not like noise apart from bird song

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A good winter base

This site makes a great base for exploring the area. There are many walks directly from the site including a circular which we completed which goes down to the Chew Valley Lake and across the fields to Chew Magna and then back via a different route. We also enjoyed cycling on the Bristol to Bath Cycleway starting at Warmley to cycle into Bath on one day and into Bristol on another day. Both places are well worth visiting. Wells, Cheddar and Weston S Mare are also near enough to visit on a day outing. The site itself is very nicely kept, as you would expect from it’s 5* rating, with the convenience of a fully serviced pitch meaning no water carrying, waste water emptying and TV tuning as all to hand on the post in the corner of the pitch. The individual bathrooms containing washbasin, shower and toilet were kept very clean although the showers weren’t the best and one morning were cold!! Staff were all very friendly and helpful – it’s a nice touch to have your van pitched for you when you arrive but can’t quite see the need for it when you leave as you already have your car on the pitch to load up and to start up the tractor to pull the van a few 100m seemed a little unnecessary, especially when the site wasn’t busy. I can see the purpose of parking the car on the car park during your stay but with motorhomes moving on and off all of the time I think the use of the tractor was a little excessive. The information room was brilliant with a library of books, information leaflets, walk details and even some DVD’s to borrow. For us this was very much a winter months site as with all hard standing and everybody hidden away by 6.00pm when it was dark it was fine but don’t expect any nice views to sit and look at when the weather is warmer and the evenings sunny. The site doesn’t have quite the feel of a usual CMC site as it is privately owned but it does its job well and provided a very comfortable base for our 5 night stay.

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A Pleasant Weekend

New to motorhome ownership so we are getting away every month to get used to the van. We picked this site because it is only 40 miles away and were very impressed with its layout and the facilities, it's one of the best so far. Easy for local attractions (Cheddar Gorge, Weston-Super-Mare, Bristol and Bath etc) and the village shop is very good. We did not try the local pub but had a meal in Chew Magna, we will be back no doubt.
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Don't think we'll be back...

Turned up to Reception to book in and was shown to our pitch by a chap on a tractor so we weren’t able to just choose where we wanted to be and was told the pitches were “being upgraded” so our TV booster point wasn’t yet connected which we accepted, then later when our next door neighbours were shown their pitch, we overheard them being told their pitch had the booster!!. Not happy about that but we’d got all set up so didn’t bother to challenge it. The small tractor takes the caravans to their pitches which I suppose is a good thing as the cars are left in the car park by reception but the noise of the tractor all the time too-ing and fro-ing was a bit of a pain. Talking of noise, planes overhead too going to/from Bristol airport. Nice site, large pitches, individual shower rooms with shower, toilet and sink which I prefer as you can take your time – probably need cleaning a bit more often though. The pub was definitely for local people, so even though we got a voucher for the £12 off a meal, we didn’t use it, just had a drink and fled, didn’t really feel welcome. Not a lot to do in the village, especially on a cold and wet weekend. One diamond we found was the local village store. As we weren’t using the pub we needed something to eat and looking from the outside didn’t hold out much hope of getting anything that would resemble a meal, but it was like a tardis and there was lots of choices of frozen meals, pizzas, anything you needed, amazing place!!. Initially got a £2 discount for being a member of the C&MC club but I was charged the full amount, which was rectified when we booked in. If you want to be able to use your hotspot wi-fi or 4G, give this place a miss as the 3G and 4G was virtually non-existent. Nice site, but best to visit in the summer if you want to go down to the Lake. Don’t think we’ll be back.
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Great Site

We have just returned from a 7 night stay over Christmas. This is one of our favourite sites, the staff are all very friendly and helpful and work extra hard this time of year making the site look so festive. All the pitches are of a good size and spread apart so it's nice to feel you have 'space', and if you like the peace and quiet I would certainly recommend this site. If you have a motorhome like us, they have a hire car at the site that you can hire for a very good price to see the wonderful country side. Yes, we hope to be back again very soon. Thanks to all the staff for making our stay very enjoyable.

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Generally Good

This well maintained site is easily accessed from the road. Pitches are all hard standing - some serviced (extra charge). They are not overly large but will fit a caravan and awning - I'll come onto cars in a bit. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. Facilities clean and warm. Dog walk is acceptable but there is plenty of walking from the site so not an issue for us. As an 'adults only' site, by definition, it's not suitable for families. Well placed for visits to Bath, Wells, Glastonbury and Cheddar Gorge. On arrival, if you are in a caravan, you will need to unhitch and be 'sited' by the staff. This is apparently to keep the tranquil atmosphere of the site. Cars are then to be left in the car park but can be brought to the van for loading and unloading. At the time of our stay, caravans were outnumbered by motorhomes at a ratio of about 3 to 1 and this rule doesn't apply to them. Plenty of comings and goings at all hours of the day! On one morning, there were a number of caravans waiting to leave but obviously had to wait in turn to be towed off. It won't stop us visiting again but I just can't get my head round this ruling - the tractor is not exactly quiet!!
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