Head to the heart of Wiltshire and enjoy a stay at Merkins Farm, a charming, rural, family run holiday destination.
This campsite is open all year and is family friendly and dog friendly. However, if you’re bringing your dog, you must keep it under control at all times and always clean up after it.
Merkins Farm has a small campsite, which has been certified by The Camping and Caravanning Club. This campsite has five pitches with electric hook-ups that are suitable for motorhomes, campervans and touring caravans, as well as a larger number of tent pitches. It is a level site that enjoys lovely views across the countryside.
This is a quite back to basics campsite, but all the essentials are there. Guests have the use of a coin operated shower, two toilets, a dishwashing area, a chemical disposal point and drinking water taps.
There’s also some self catering accommodation at Merkins Farm in the form of three holiday cottages, each with its own private garden. You can stay at the one-bedroom Pump Cottage, the one-bedroom Puddings Barn or Tickleberry which can sleep six people in its three bedrooms. All three holiday cottages have been thoughtfully and attractively decorated throughout, with modern fixtures and fittings and everything you could possibly need to ensure you have a very cosy and comfortable stay.
The café at Merkins Farm is also something quite special, selling cooked breakfasts, lunches, hot and cold drinks, home made cakes and afternoon tea, all using locally sourced and seasonal produce where possible. Eat and drink inside or, if the weather allows, enjoy eating al fresco, drinking in the fabulous views and having a break from cooking and washing up on your camping, motorhome and caravan holidays in Wiltshire. The café also features Bertha, a cute, vintage, caravan themed room that can seat about 16 people and is available for hire. The café is open every day apart from Monday. And if you’re staying at one of the on-site cottages, you can have your tasty breakfast delivered to you.
Merkins Farm is in Bradford Leigh, a hamlet in Wiltshire with a pub, The Plough, where you might like to go for a drink or a bite to eat, while the nearest town is Bradford-on-Avon, less than a 10-minute drive away, which has pubs, restaurants and cafes, convenience stores, a swimming pool, playing fields, a nearby golf club, Barton Farm Country Park and a station, from where you can catch trains to Bristol, Bath Spa, Salisbury and London.
This campsite is about a 20- to 30-minute drive from Chippenham, half an hour by car from Bath and from Frome, a 15- or 20-minute drive from Trowbridge, and between 40 and 50 minutes by car from Bristol.
Motorsport enthusiasts might be pleased to learn that if you want to catch some of the on-track action at Castle Combe, the circuit is less than a half hour drive from this campsite, while children of all ages will also be delighted to know that Longleat Safari and Adventure Park is about a 35-minute drive away.
If you visit Wiltshire on your camping and caravan holidays, you’ll find so much to do. The 13th century Lacock Abbey, a National Trust owned property, is only about a 20-minute drive away and even closer, mere minutes from Merkins Farm, is another National Trust property, the spectacular Great Chalfield Manor and Garden, which is well worth a trip. You could also visit Somerset – Glastonbury, Wells, Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole Caves are all about an hour's drive away.
Longleat Safari and Adventure Park
Castle Combe circuit
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