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Batcombe Vale Campsite

Batcombe Vale Campsite

England, South West, Somerset, Shepton Mallet

Tel:  
01749 372373
Open (touring pitches):  
1 April - end September.

Ref: UK1540

Alan Rogers Review

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.

Facilities

The small rustic toilet block covered in honeysuckle meets all needs, including a freezer (ice packs only) and hot water to dishwashing sinks. Launderette. Groundsheet awnings must be lifted daily. Fishing. Rowing boats. Caravan storage. B&B in Batcombe Vale House. Max. 1 dog (unless by prior arrangement).

  • Bar Nearby
  • Fishing on Site
  • Golf Nearby
  • Shop Nearby
  • Takeaway Food
  • Pets allowed

Location

Directions

Bruton is south of Shepton Mallet and Frome and north of Wincanton where the A359 intersects the B3081. Access to the site must be via Evercreech or Bruton (B3081), then follow the brown and white camping signs. Access drive is steep.