Set in a secluded valley with fields gently rising around it, contented cows grazing with watchful buzzards cruising above and views across the distant hills, this is a very special place. Descending slowly down the steep, narrow drive you see the pitches, attractively set and terraced where necessary, in an oval with the lakes below. The grass is left natural around the 32 pitches (20 have 10A electricity) and paths are mown where needed. Batcombe Vale House is an attractive, mellow building covered with wisteria, to one side of the valley overlooking the lakes and the wilder landscape. Trees and shrubs have been skilfully placed to enhance the natural environment providing a range of colours and shapes.
Designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there are 120 acres around the valley where you are welcome to wander and picnic in the fields – a haven for wild flowers, birds and butterflies. For those who fish, two of the lakes have carp and tench up to 18 lbs but you must have a current licence. If you tire of the views and the fishing there is a range of circular walks from the site or you can potter about in one of the four free rowing boats. There are many places to visit nearby, from Glastonbury with the Tor, to Cheddar Gorge and the Caves.