"Nice" Campsites in SW England, Wales Suggestions

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  1. BMStewart2004

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    Hi All
    A bit of a moving target here.
    We had intended to go to Belgium/France for 5 nights next week but SWMBO has been poorly this week and doesn't feel up to the Tunnel/Aires plan that we had.
    If we do go away she'd rather stay closer to home and stay at a couple of "nice" sites with facilities.
    We are picking up a rental Bailey 730 from Andover on Thursday afternoon at 14.00 and it has to be back there on Tuesday at 10.30am.
    Would welcome suggestions on sites in Dorset, Wiltshire, Cotswolds, South Wales sites which will still be open at this time of year and offer nice warm toilet/shower facilities - and perhaps a bar???
    As an addition I quite fancy having a look at dealerships with Hymer/Carthago/Burstner vans as we wont be able to view across the channel....
    Cheers
    Bill
     
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    Highlands End at Eype , West Bay ,Dorset is lovely. Its where Broadchurch and Harbour Lights were filmed.
     
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    Cofton Country Holidays near Dawlish in Devon. Nice site with bars, indoor (and outdoor) pool and fishing lakes.
     
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    There's two dealerships which may be of interest to you, both just off the M5 in Somerset and only a few miles apart.
    Highbridge Caravans have a vast site and are the only franchise for Hymer in the South West.
    Chelston Caravans are Burstner dealers.
    Hope you have an enjoyable trip.
    Stef.
     
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    Thanks folks, great suggestions. Think Devon may be too far. Dorset looks good for a couple of days on the way back. Any suggestions near the dealers above?
     
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    Corfe Castle, or South lychett manor. Good bus services from corfe to Swanage.Poole etc. Also South Lychett ideal for visiting Poole and brownsea island..and not a huge drive from Andover.
     
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    Never stayed there but Home Farm holiday park Burnham on Sea is open all year round and about five minutes from Highbridge dealers.
     
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    Home farm is brilliant,indoor and outdoor pools,gym sauna,bar etc
     
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    Bill,
    If you end up on a site near Burnham or Highbridge, you may decide to take a short trip to Weston-Super-Mare. I can recommend Winstons Fish Bar, just across the road from the Grand Pier, if you fancy fish and chips.
    You're too late to visit Banksy's Dismaland, which closed recently.
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    Thanks all - thinking Home Farm or Country View to take in the dealers and then South Lychett or Highlands End. Just waiting for SWMBO to get back to full strength and see what takes her fancy.
     
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    Seconded !!!! Or the chip shop on Warren farm holiday centre also great fish and chips.
     
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    we are at south lychett manor from Friday say hello if you see us. Never been before but supposed to be a nice site.
     
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    Been there a few times ,expensive but great for visiting Poole or brown sea island..bus stop by gates..
     
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    Agreed there are some wonderful sites in this area, but a word of caution, avoid Woodyhyde, Jon will not be happy if you return his van with scrapes down the side. This is the entrance:
    woodyhyde.jpg
     
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    There's no way I'd be taking a rental van through that!!
    Or worse my own if I have it yet...
     
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    We took our Rollerteam down there thinking it would be ok as the sign says camper vans .......only little camper vans though. Luckily there is a turning circle just before it !!!!!
     
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    Which home farm do you mean? There is one near the coast and one just off the M5 at Edithmead and one nearer the coast at Williton?
     
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    Edithmead is the one.Its about 2 mins from M5
     
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    Just spent the night at Parkers Farm near Ashburton, highly recommended and good meals in the bar.
     
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