If you're looking for a peaceful, rural environment in which to enjoy your holidays in Somerset, why not pitch for one night or more at Batcombe Vale Campsite, near Shepton Mallet.
This is an award winning campsite, being a finalist in Practical Caravan, Practical Motorhome and Caravan Sitefinder's Top 100 Sites Guide 2014. Being listed in this go-to camping and travel guide means that Batcombe Vale Campsite is one of the best campsites in the UK – and it is one of only nine sites in the Somerset, Avon and Wilts section of this guide. Visitors voting for this campsite loved its facilities, especially the private bathrooms, the neat and careful landscaping and commended the staff for being helpful.
This pretty, green campsite welcomes caravans, motorhomes and tents. There are 33 touring pitches, none of which are hardstanding, but you can have access to a 10A electric hook-up for a slight additional fee. If you're visiting with a double-axle caravan, please state that this is the case when booking and take extra care when accessing the campsite.
This is a dog friendly campsite, too – there's a small extra charge to bring them, though. One dog is allowed per pitch without prior arrangement and it must be kept on its lead at all times. There's a field for exercising dogs. Owners must remember to clean up after their dogs and be mindful of the fact that not all visitors might be keen on dogs – and certain breeds are not welcome, so do check when you place your booking.
Fishermen or -women will be in their element on their motorhome, camping and caravan holidays at this campsite in Somerset as they’ll be able to enjoy the trio of angling lakes on site that are stocked with tench, rudd and carp; you must have a current fishing licence. And all visitors will love the peace and tranquility the park offers – you might spot a buzzard gliding overhead. You can even borrow a free rowing boat to make the most of the on-site lakes, or stretch your legs with a stroll along the miles of pathways and lanes around the site.
There are lots of other places to go and things to do in this beautiful part of the country, too. A day out at Longleat Safari and Adventure Park, about half an hour's drive from this campsite, will be lots of fun for all the family. The historic city of Wells is also about a 30-minute drive away, and near Wells you can also take in Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole and the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Haynes International Motor Museum in Yeovil is also around 20 minutes away, the Fleet Air Arm Museum on the outskirts of Ilchester about 10 minutes further away.
So there's lots to do on your camping, motorhome and caravan holidays in Somerset, and the well regarded Batcombe Vale Campsite is one of the best campsites in the county.