Longleat Caravan Club Site

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Purrr-fect location

Great location with Longleat Safari Pask on the other side of the trees. Sea-lions and Lions were heard in the evenings when it was feeding time!! Facilities were great, phone signal was poor but hey I'm on holiday and probably need a healthy break from my phone. Lots to do nearby. Cheddar Gorge, Wells, Wookey Hole, Stonehenge. I will definitely be returning next year. Staff were polite on entrance and gave a great welcome. No issues at all!

Rach14

Caravanner

Reviewed on 05/10/2020 20:49

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Lovely Stay

We recently booked for a friday saturday night at Longlet site. What a lovely park it is. in the grounds of Longleaf, although we didn't go to Longleaf park as we have dogs, we had a lovely time walking the country lanes, peaceful and quiet, great facilities and the pleasure of waking up to the seals in the park barking away, how lovely. Thank you had a great stay. Toilets were all clean and tidy and coves safe, plenty of motorhome facilities to use, again all clean. Friendly staff always said hello as we walked past the reception and around the grounds. great restful time, just what we wanted.

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Lovely site, unique location, shame the wardens were nor friendly and helpful

I’ve read many other reviews about this site and most of them says how friendly and helpful the wardens were. Unfortunately this was not our experience and it sadly tarnished our visit. We stayed at this site with the intention of visiting Longleat Safari and house grounds as I’m sure is the intention of many visiting. We stayed Friday - Sunday but unfortunately could not get booked in on Saturday. As we have a caravan, I visited reception on Saturday to ask of the possibility of leaving our van on site if they had space whilst we enjoyed our visit to Longleat. I approached the question with some haste as we had received a rather hostile ‘welcome’ for forgetting our membership card (we are new, it was our first stay and we all make mistakes.. this is a holiday after all). The request was met with a rude, dismissive and unhelpful response but eventually we came to an agreement that we could leave our van for the day given they were not fully booked - as long as it was all packed up and ready to go (which was of course the intention). We had no phone signal all day (unfortunately a draw back of the site which isn’t improved by WiFi access because the WiFi is absolutely terrible as suggested in other reviews). During a rare occasion when my phone received signal I received a missed call notification and a voicemail threatening that if we did not collect our van in ‘5 mins’ we would be charged another night (I received the voicemail 45 mins after it was left). This experience completely ruined the rest of our day at longleat, we headed back to collect our van (3.45pm) and dropped the key fob in the post box as requested. One of the wardens immediately came to collect the fob and aggressively shouted at us as we left. I didn’t stop to see what they said as I was quite upset by the whole situation. Aside from this, the site was nice and clean, had good (not excellent but good) facilities, plenty of room and the location is excellent for longleat. There isnt a huge amount to do other than longleat unless you have a car but there are plenty of places to walk and cycle and it’s a beautiful area. The acorn trees mentioned in other reviews are a pain - we stayed in September and quite a few acorns dropped on our van overnight but there are some pitches that you wouldn’t get this problem. Sadly we wouldn’t go back due to our experience (I’ve also just noticed the review below mine that was clearly met by the same staff)

Mona Monza

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Reviewed on 30/09/2020 18:12

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Good Site But Some of the Staff very rude

Arrived late Friday evening and the staff on reception were very pleasant and as i have been here numerous times before we were quickly on our way to find a pitch. Found a pitch with an awning and parked up with at least 12 feet between my motorhome and the caravan next door who car was closest to us and their door was on the opposite side to ours so no chance of coming in to contact with them. Got the EHU plugged in and grand kids sorted as they needed to eat as it was late, then had a knock on the door asking if we can move 2feet, i have been here numerous times before and i understand the conditions with the pandemic but there was absolutely zero chance we would meet the guests on the next pitch and if we did we were well over 12 feet apart as there is also grass in between us then our pitch as we were still in from the edge by quite some distance. Having not want to then cause a scene i said i would do it once the kids had eaten. I explained this to my wife who just could not believe the reasoning behind it, our door opens to the right ie on the drivers side and theirs on the left so we had no chance of meeting, but with the huge distance between us anyway there was just no logical explanation behind this. We moved later that night anyway and then the next day the caravan left anyway. On leaving the site with our motorhome being an A Class its not possible to lean out the window to drop the keys in 2 boxes so i had to get out as usual and place the keys in each box. I then got back into my motorhome and got back in my seat with seatbelt on only to see the barrier come down. I beeped my horn to let them know only to be met with a rude, obnoxious person shouting over that i had take far too long to leave and the barrier was closed and then arguing over it saying that everyone managed to do it in time implying i just took my time. I can not see the logic behind this either as people that are disabled or not that mobile would of taken a lot longer than myself and i was by no means slow. A simple "no problem i'll just open it" would of been nice but of course this was not to be. I will now question returning to this site as it was spoilt by 2 male individuals who really need to be trained better in acting/speaking and dealing with members of the public.

ZZZac

Motorhomer

Reviewed on 30/09/2020 15:50

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Vodafone and WiFi signal almost non-existent

We were very disappointed to find our phones (Vodafone) didn't work on site so planning ahead was impossible. We realise this is not the fault of the club but it was a big irritation! This would be a great site for families. The site has many trees so was generally shady. We didn't use the showers or loos so can't comment on them. Access is down a long, narrow lane so adhering to the arrival and departure times is important.

filo49

Caravanner from Berkshire

Reviewed on 25/09/2020 07:34

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The lion (doesn't) sleep tonight!

We really enjoyed our two night 'journey breaker' stay here (17 - 19 September) and would certainly return again, especially if we were going to go for a day in the safari park. As it was, the singing sealion, roaring lions in the evening, and even the sightng of a tapir when out on a dog walk, all made the experience that bit different. The small dog walk area adjoining the site is nontheless interesting for a short leg stretch for pooch and owner. The biggest downside is that despite the beautiful surrounding countryside, you’ve got to put in some on the road leg work to access it and the road is both narrow and quite busy with fellow arriving/departing tourers and commercial vehicles. There is a lovely bridlepath to be found about half a mile on heading back along the site access road on the right hand site which leads uphill into beech, ash and oak woodlands which offered some lovely views across open countryside too. We would echo many of the previous comments made by others about the 'band system' for access to facilities, but that's as much about the thoughtfulness (or lack of) from other guests as it is site management. Facilities were clean, site well maintained, and although we got to hear some tales about feral children running amok before we arrived, it seems the wardens dealt with the situation... perhaps there's a new enclosure in the safari park...

Largesky

Campervanner

Reviewed on 23/09/2020 15:33

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Good holiday

We have just returned from 4 nights at Longleat. The site is clean, level and we had a choice of pitches (sun or shade). Feeding time for the sealions is a constant reminder of the closeness of Longleat Safari Park (walking access outside the main gate). Our only comment, and this is not about the staff who were very helpful and approachable, but the band system for the toilets/showers can get abused at times. We often found bands on hooks but no-one on the facilities. We appreciate that there needs to be a way of limiting the numbers during this pandemic, so more help from all of us would be a good idea.

Ray Wilkes

Reviewed on 16/09/2020 12:05

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Wonderful Break

We have just spent a lovely few days here and we found excellent cycle rides, virtually traffic free, from the site both to Frome and around the park. It is a lovely, peaceful site and the wardens were very helpful. We will definitely come back once the safari park is back to full open.

billnewman

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Reviewed on 16/09/2020 08:49

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Forest site

Slightly disappointed with the location of this site. As avid cyclists we would not consider cycling from this site as once off the approach road, the roads are extremely busy and used by heavy goods vehicles. Therefore to explore the area you need to use your car. Be aware the approach road to the site is very narrow in places and used by farm and safari park vehicles. The entrance to the site is slightly hidden and be careful you don’t drive to the safari entrance site marked by the re traffic light. Very quiet site, apart for the barking sea lions which added to the atmosphere. Shower block was reasonably clean. Band system to use toilets and showers seemed to work well. Pitches were spacious.

Nevand

Caravanner from Oxfordshire

Reviewed on 11/09/2020 17:57

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Lovely stay

We had a lovely 4 night stay to start our holiday off. The site was very well kept, facilities always very clean although the band system on the hooks was not a great system, people adding bands on bands! Lovely to hear the sea lions and some lion roars in the evenings. Shame you can’t walk through the grounds of Longleat next to the site without a ticket. Cycled to Frome although it was a tough 12 miles but our 14 and 10 year old made it despite the hills!

Dedleymobile

Motorhomer from Oxfordshire

Reviewed on 23/08/2020 21:53

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