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"Our site in the Mendips between Wells and Cheddar, and surrounded by walking country. "
Cheddar, Mendip Heights Club Site is in the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – the Mendip Hills. Midway between Cheddar Gorge and Wells, there are many attractions in this area of Somerset and the south west.Cheddar currently holds an AA 4 Pennant Award and a 4 Star Visit Britain Award NEW Self Catering Caravans for 2012 – read more What's on at Cheddar Mendip Heights
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Just spent the May Bank Holiday at this site and it was wonderful. Own bakery on site for fresh bread etc.
Wandered down to the local watering hole and found it very nice with very good food. Pub also a dog friendly pub so our dogs were welcomed in with open arms.
All in all would wholly recommended this campsite to anyone.
Views all around the campsite are stunning.
DATE STAYED: May 2013
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
This is a lovely quiet and friendly site, spotlessly clean and maintained. Great views and walking from the site. However the hardstanding is extremely hard and even bends rock pegs, it is time the club looked again at the hardcore used for these types of pitches.
DATE STAYED: April 2013
MEMBER FOUND TOWING: Easy
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break
We stayed a couple of nights on this site and were made very welcome, nothing was too much trouble. We bought a book with circular walks which were great and walked to the local pub for a 'pint' one night.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Younger couples
Beautiful site,immaculate,very friendly and welcoming,close to lots of things to do,really nice site shop has everything you need but not expensive. Would recomend this site very highly xx
Had a really enjoyable stay.Site was very clean and well maintained,wardens were very friendly and helpful.We used the family shower room every day which we thought was excellent as it has twin showers and we all got ready together,our four year old loved having his own shower and toilet.Would have liked more room around our pitch.eg a wider hardcore area.Very good central location for all attractions,Wells cathedral is a must see.We will definitely be returning to this site.We thought it was the best CCC site we have stayed on.
MEMBER FOUND TOWING: Moderate
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break
We loved this site, the facilities were fantastic and very clean and warm. It felt like a peaceful site very relaxing. The fresh croissants were the icing on the cake. There is a great shop on site which even sells real ales and just 5mins up the road there is a farm shop, selling meat, homemade pies and veg which, was open even on a Sunday,
DATE STAYED: September 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Peaceful break
lovely site and good facilities. plenty of places to visit. Queen Vic great pub and excellent food. Hunters Inn a good pub too. The site is sloping so we asked for a flat pitch. Unfortunately a caravan had decided to park lengthways therefore taking up three pitches. Paul and Alison told us to pitch our tent by the wall at the bottom of the field under a treeAfter we mentioned it was windier down there we were told it got a slight breez down there in the afternoons. We actually went home a day early - never know how the tent stayed in one piece and didn't collapse during the night. Only had one good nights sleep cos of the wind. Speaking to LOCAL people it is a well known fact that it is extremely windy down by the wall, a fact that Paul disagreed with. An identical tent opposite the loos wasn't being buffeted or being blown down. It also gets flooded down there so making it difficult for tent pegs to hold. It would appear that tents take third consideration when being issued pitches, as given sloping pitches. Will return but in a motorhome
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Couldn't fault staff, very friendly and helpful. The showers, toilets and washing areas were kept spotless at all times and never seemed to have queues. We stayed for 6 nights and found the site to be perfectly placed for many sights. Ideal for visiting Bath, Longleat, Wookey Hole and Cheddar Gorge, all within 40 minutes drive from the site. The play area was slightly limited to children of a certain age but our children managed to entertain themselves.
Our only downfall was the pit we were allocated. When we booked the site, through the Caravan and Camping Club, they assured us the site didn't have slopes but we found this not be accurate. We were on a slope which had a slight ditch and as it had been raining heavily it was a bit annoying! That said, it is a very well kept and picturesque site and would revisit.
DATE STAYED: August 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Younger couples
We stayed here with friends for two nights over the bank holiday. As always the welcome was very friendly and the shop is very well stocked and open for very reasonable hours. There were two main down sides to this site: first, there was a high number of maximum volume screaming children that seemed to be allowed to run riot throughout the site and also the normal CC&C rules of distance between pitches didn't seem to be being adhered to. I felt as if we couldn't open the blinds on our caravan because of the number of people walking past and the close proximity of the tent next door.
Having said that, the site is well placed for walking in the countryside and if the kids had been removed would have been very peaceful.
SUITABLE FOR: Families
Wow what a fantastic week we had there, 2 adults 4 children. We were able to get to all the attractions easily which was great. The site was quite peaceful, maybe not a good idea to place older couples or those without children near the play area though as this can cause friction when children want to let off steam. The play area was minimal and more for the younger age group, however the kids did occupy themselves going on the dog walk at the back when we were on site.
The toilet/shower block were kept clean and i never once had to wait for the showers. The staff were all very friendly and accommodating.
The tracks around the campsite were covered with gravel which saves the slipping and sliding around in mud when it rains. Even when it did rain the site drained where we were very well.
Well done guys, i would love to come again.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
what a fantastic club site. Staff were so welcoming and always had a smile on their face. the site is set within a lovely peaceful village and both pubs are within walking distance. Site was very secure with a card barrier system and code lock on toilet doors. Facilities were very clean and I liked the touch of having cloths on every sink including washing up area to allow you to wipe once you had finished. Will definitely return.
Well what can I say, we stayed for 4 nights and had a great time, the staff are always friendly and nothing is too much trouble, there are two cracking pubs within walking distance, lots of walks.
DATE STAYED: July 2012
We had a fantastic stay for a week. Lots to do locally,the onsite shop was well stocked, along with the farm shop next door. The local pub is within walking distance. The best showers and toilets always kept clean. The site does has slopes, but you soon adjust, or sample the local cider and and you soon forget the slopes.....
Very nice site. Toilet/shower block very clean and well appointed. Excellent fresh bread and pastries baked on the premises. Longleat and Bath well worth visiting.
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
arrived on site on a very wet day was shown to pitch and found the roadways and
manouvering very tight when trying to
reverse onto pitch. as the site was full
space seemed limited....
other than that very clean site and helpful staff. lots to see and do in the area.
Wonderful site, staff and facilities, but there are some slopes which might make it awkward for some with disabilities. We were on the lower smaller section of the site where there is not a great deal of room to manoeuvre, and the entrance is "tight". Good to have your back end watched with med to large vans. Road access via the B3135 from the north is better than some A roads, but avoid Cheddar at all costs. Would love to return when it's not raining, this NON Summer of 2012!
A fantastic site with fantastic staff, we really enjoyed our stay here. Staff were hugely supportive and helpful when our car broke down and we were stranded on the site for 2 days. They were completely unfazed and extremely accomodating - even offering to help us take our tent down in the pouring rain!
The top field has slopes, be prepared to level up tables and get close to your sleeping partner when they roll down the hill at night! You could have a flat pitch by the boundary wall but these lose the sunlight in the afternoon. We didn't find the slope to be too much of a problem.
Top quality. Always clean (and most campers observed the "mop after using shower" nicety). Plenty of hot water. We went in mid season and the site was busy but not full - we suspect you might have to pick your time in high season/school hols.
Lots of space for dishwashing (undercover and outdoors!). Good recycling area and easy access to fresh water.
Site shop is excellent, sells everything you could possibly need. Order croissants/bread/pastries the day before (baked on premises)and these were excellent with local jam that the shop sells.
Lots to see and do. The walk book that site shop sells is excellent. Cheddar, Wells and Glastonbury are well worth a visit. The Queen Victoria pub in the village is great.
We will definitely visit again!
DATE STAYED: June 2012
On positive side: nice clean site, well laid out. Most pitches/hard standing were on a slope. Showers toilet blocks clean with plenty of hot water with added bonus of separate family shower rooms. Although small the shop stocked everyday items and is licensed.
On the downside dog owners take note: the information leaflet stated 'Dogs must not be left unattended in your unit or anywhere on the site'. We have occasionally left our dog in the caravan for a couple of hours when we have visited a local stately home or cathedral. The onsite dog walk was poorly maintained and significantly reduced in size by the growth of nettles and brambles. There was only one dog waste bin. Most people appeared to walk their dogs along the road outside the site, maybe an extra 'poo bin' could be placed at the entrance to the site.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
A really lovely location for a site.
Good views and walking from the door and two fine pubs within walking distance.
A well stocked site shop with freshly baked bread and pastries each morning.
Good access to Bristol via the Long Ashton Park and Ride.
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break
This was a cracking site. Very quiet but in superb condition. The toilet blocks and showers were the best I've used on site and none of those stupid push button showers. These one's had a pull cord on/off which was brilliant. The grounds are maintained to a very high standard and the scenery is just stunning. The staff are very helpful and go out of their way to make sure you're ok. We were in a caravan but if I was in my tent, there aren't that many grass pitches which don't have a slight slope. Well worth a try.
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Peaceful break
This site was very friendly and the staff went out of their way to help. The showers are some of the best I've come across, and the on site baked bread pasties etc were excellent.
The dog walk has now been widened and my dog was made very welcome.
I will certainly be back. Thank wot for your welcome.
Despite gales force winds and lashing rain we really enjoyed our six days in this beautifully located, well managed and excedingly friendly site. The on-site shop is one of the best yet, and with the outstanding farm shop next door means just about everything is available locally. Good local walks, but don't miss the open tops at the western end of Mendip.
Just got back from 8 nights at Cheddar over Jubilee week. Despite the weather (should have packed thermals - for June!) we had a fantastic time. All the staff were lovely - great welcome, very helpful and friendly, and interested in what we'd been up to. Loos and showers were spotless where it mattered, and although wet weather and wind made keeping the floor clean at the entrance difficult, the staff certainly tried. No queues, despite site being full for part of our stay. We loved the pull cord for the showers, rather than the usual push-buttons - much easier with the children. Kids enjoyed the play area, even though it was limited. This was the first holiday they were really old enough (6 and 7) to help out with water etc on their own, and having everything handy really enabled them to feel independent without us worrying. We got all our bread etc on site - on-site baking is definitely recommended, as is the farm shop produce. Weather meant we did lots of days out - Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole, Longleat, SS Great Britain - all within 45 minutes drive. We had a sloping pitch and had to wedge the stove and watch drinks on tables, but it wasn't really a problem. If worried about sloping pitches in a tent, I suggest you book by phone and ask for one of the flatter ones by the boundary wall. We were discussing a return trip before we'd reached the motorway.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Active break
well what can i say but superb well kept grounds. toilet facilities were spot on.the shop on site very good. the farm shop next door was great. did the usual tourist things.
did glastonbury tor. stonehenge.bath lovely city. went to bath and west county show fantastic day out. would put this on my list to come back again site.a plus weather was really good
DATE STAYED: May 2012
This is a site you really must visit, the facilities if not the best must certainly be some of the best. The staff were very friendly and the shop has a good selection of goods including fresh meat and on site baked bread and pastries. The only thing missing was newspapers.
The only problem we found was the slope of the pitches in the top field. Although we levelled the caravan easily enough the slope in the awning was considerable and as we normally eat in there we were having to chase our plates around the table. We also had difficulty getting sufficient grip to pull the caravan up the slope when we left
All in all a site worth visiting although siting had its problems.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples
This was our first experience of a Camping & Caravanning Club site and Mendip Heights more than exceeded our expectations. Owners and staff were friendly, efficient and caring. We were welcomed, seen to our pitch and everything explained. The shower block was superb, with wash basin privacy cubicles (what a shame that the Club does not list this important facility). Location is great, situated between the beautiful small town of Wells, with its cathedral and Bishop's Palace, and the magnificent Cheddar Gorge. There are many National Trust, English Heritage and HHA places to visit within reasonable travelling distance. The site is on the quiet road serving Priddy village. We used the excellent site shop every day for fresh bakery items. A fish & chip van on Wednesdays was a new innovation during our stay. Every part of the site was well maintained.
This site is 5 miles equal distance from Cheddar and Wells, and with no buses it is not a motorhome friendly site unless you have your own transport, ride a bike or like walking, or of course you are prepared to take your motorhome off site to visit anywhere of interest, even the village pub is a good 1.5 mile hike along a narrow lane with quite a bit of traffic use.
We were advised to walk to Cheddar !! and get a taxi back !!!!
Will not be visiting this site again and would advise others to ensure they have their own transport.
We had a lovely short break with good weather. Good Points - site shop sold milk, bread, gas, local cheese & icecream & croissants (on 1 day);showers not on timer and 2 Ladies' showers had ensuite WC & Basin; Walked to Queen Victoria pub for good meal; very good local walk to Ebbor Gorge as described in book sold on site; birdwatching on Somerset Levels; drove up Cheddar Gorge early evening when much quieter; good Sat. market in Wells re food & plants; good farm shop next door with Scotch Eggs & Quiche for picnics; local garage had diesel (despite national shortages) & newspapers. Also, highly recommend TIC at Sedgemoor Services on M5.
Bad Points: Expensive parking in Wells; parents opposite encouraged all children on site to play on vacant pitch in front of our awning; another family didn't use vacant family shower room and, as not all showers open, this caused the only queue of our stay.
DATE STAYED: March 2012
We have just returned from a short stay at the Mendip Heights site. It was a beautiful part of the country and the site was immaculate! The only problem we had was our british weather! It rained most of the time we were there and the position of the site on the hills meant that we suffered from the wind also. We therefore decided to cut our week short and come home. However, we would certainly recommend the site and indeed the club to anyone wanting a caravan holiday.
DATE STAYED: April 2012
I stayed at this site twice in 2011, in April as well as June, and found the site manager and his team were very welcoming, helpful and accommodating.
Facilities were spotless and could not be faulted.
It is surrounded by lovely hills and the site has produced its own walking guide started and finishing at the campsite that is worth every penny.
It is located along a minor road that is used by farming traffic that some may find noisy at times. However, that's the countryside for you!
Some parts of the site is quite sloppy, and one is advised to be prepared for it. I have invested on some door wedges and non-slip mats for my aluminium roll up table!
The famous Cheddar Gorge and Car Boot are only a short drive away.
A very good site in a great location, and is only about an hour from work! I have already planned to return in April 2012!
DATE STAYED: June 2011
I would just like to let you know what a wonderful year we have had camping with the Club. I have taken a year off this year so had lots of camping breaks. We started our adventures in April at Winchcombe and travelled to Corfe Castle from there. We had glorious weather; the scenery was fantastic we visited Swanage and Studland Bay. In May we went to Sandringham, sadly the Queen wasnâ€™t in, the site was set in beautiful grounds, and we visited Brancaster and Huntingham. Later that month we went to Hereford and here we visited The Weir and Symonds Yat. In June we went to Cheddar, Mendip Heights again outstanding views, we visited Glastonbury Tor and Wells. In July we went to Chipping Norton and we went to Cornbury Festival, we have been for the last 5 years, great music and wonderful atmosphere. At the end of the month we went to Veryan, again fantastic weather and views, we visited St Mawes, Falmouth, St Austall, Truro and local villages. We also camped at Bath on our way back to visit our daughter. August we went to Chard, not a club sites, not impressive. In September we went to Delamere Forest, had a lovely time at Chester and exploring the forest. In October we went to Preston, again not a club site, but we wanted to take our daughter to the illuminations .In between all these breaks we have had short stays at our second home Woverley. We would like to say every club site gave us a warm friendly welcome and we will not be going to non club sites next year. We store our caravan at Wolverley and sadly have just put it away for the winter, We would like to give a huge thank you to Carol and Mike Aspery, and their assistants for looking after us and our caravan for the 5th year, always friendly, helpful and welcoming. Looking forward to next season Merry Christmas to those now starting their winter break.
Very satisfied customers
Kevin and Susan Jobbins
Club member 597718
pleasant and very enjoyable stay,will return again in 2012
DATE STAYED: October 2011
excellent toilets and site but was very very disappointed by the dog walk . my two labradors hated it due to it being over grown, short and narrow diffcult to walk with 2 dogs so we had to go up to the road last thing a night to walk them etc. unfortunately our holidays are planned around the dogs and as well as us, so we wont be visiting again because of the dog walk area.
DATE STAYED: August 2011
When my family and I visited this site, the welcome was very friendly, particularly as we arrived in an AA pick-up along with car and caravan, having broken down en route. The staff could not have been more helpful to us in our predicament. The site was clean and shop, toilet, shower and washing facilities extremely good. They play area is fairly poor however, which is why I give facilities 4 stars and not 5. With just two swings and a small slide, it became more of an area for children to congregate rather than actually play. Overall though, an excellent experience.
I would love to give this site 10 out of 10 but it is let down by its dog walk. A thin muddy path through nettles is not my idea of a dog walk. Im am sure a strimmer used regularly would allow the pathway to be widened and this would make the walk that much better. Everything else about the site was very good.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
We enjoyed staying at this site as we had a friendly welcome on our arrival & shown to our pitch (which unfortunately was on a slight slope & was muddy from the rain) but other than that we had no problems. We did get stuck on the grass as it rained heavily the night before but the staff were very helpful & gave us a push to get back on the gravel path. Showers & toilets very clean & cleaned everyday. Shop was very handy for the basics that you needed & you could order freshly cooked bread & pasties etc for the next day. Site was nice & secluded with nice views. Would return to this site again.
My family and I have just returned from the Cheddar Club Site and we had a wonderful stay. It is a relatively small site with some beautiful scenery. There are two Family shower rooms, for which you are given a key to the appropriate room for your childrens age. The site are winners 5 Star Winners of the Loo of the Year Awards and it is easy to see why. These are, without doubt, the cleanest Toilet, Shower and washing up facilities I have ever used.
The shop is well stocked with fresh bread made to order each morning. All the staff on site were very helpful.
We were pitched next to the childrens play area which kept my boys very happy for the 7 days we were there.
The pitches are slightly sloping which was only made worse by the consumption of a bit too much local scrumpy!
I would recommend that you take a torch with you if you venture to toilet block in the evening as the site gets very dark.
If you don't fancy cooking, the Queen Victoria Pub in Priddy Village do a very nice range of food.
I recommend this site to any member, especially if you want to explore Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole etc.
Well done Mendip Heights, keep up the good work.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break
This site could only be described as BRILLIANT. its perfectly situated. The staff are really friendly and very helpful, John in particular was a great help, he is a walking encyclopedia of the area. we visited stonehenge, wells cathedral, Longleat, (twice) Cheddar gorge, wookie hole, Bath, Glastonbury, Street, to name a few and had a fantastic holiday. would love to return. The local pubs are good but i dont think that they cater well for Children. Great wee site shop, clean facilities, what more could you want.
My only complaint has nothing to do with the site. Why do some dog owners think that the whole world wants to hear their yappy Dogs. One family had a dog who yapped constantly. they seemed to think it was cute. no one else did. Its good we were off site a lot. I actually like Dogs but some people give dog owners a Bad name.
Brilliant site 10 out of 10.
DATE STAYED: July 2011
We had a really lovely stay at this site. Very friendly and honest. Only problem was that we were pitched on a slope, witch made leveling a problem and try to leave as the trail had sunk in all the mud and the neibours had to help us get it out. Local anities were great and the family room is great for little ones!
Been here before and had previously had hardstanding, bit sore underfoot tho, so decided to go for a grass pitch this time. Big mistake! Were pitched at lower end of field, next to farm and under huge trees, so sun disappeared about midday. Also flies were a mega problem, they were all over the awning, round our water outlet etc...horrible! Would visit again, but would choose hardstanding again.
Been here before and had a lovely holiday, so returned. This time, we went for grass rather than hardstanding, thought this would be easier on the feet. Big mistake! We were pitched at the lower end of field, next to farm and sheltered by huge trees; no sun after midday. Also flies were a HUGE problem. They were all over the awning...horrible!! Would go back but would have hardstanding again.
we didn't book but were found a lovely pitch (given a choice of pitches), quiet site, wardens very helpfull, great little shop, lovely & clean. plenty of showers. close to local attractions.
We have just spent a very enjoyable (if rainy) few days at Cheddar.
The staff are really friendly and helpful. A nice balance between upholding the rules and adopting a relaxed atmosphere.
The facilities for my two young girls (3 and 5) were excellent. They gave us a key for the parent and child room (which was a room with 2 showers, 2 toilet (one little) and wash basin. There was a slide and swing - which although looked bit basic - all the children on the site seemed to love.
We enjoyed days out at Cheddar Gorge, Longleat and Wookey Hole. Got an advanced combined ticket for Cheddar and Longleat which was good value. We also visited the Clarks outlet village (and got some cut price new school shoes).
Site shop was good - essentials plus a bit more. Tesco in Wells was easy to get to.
It was quite wet under foot - so wellies would have been useful.
All in all we will be back!
The positives - Site facilities were superb. However we visited in high season and the site was packed our pitch was on quite a slop which was difficult as we had a motor home and awning and we didn't really fit in the alloted pitch. The people next to us left after our first night we were there for 5 nights so we asked if we could move to thier pitch which was not as slopping but was told we couldn't because the next people visiting were friends and had requested they were together, I accepted this but during our stay both pitches next to us changed twice and neither knew the other so this was not true. My biggist frustration was that they told me that they did not normally book that pitch for motorhomes, so WHY DID THEY GIVE IT TO ME? I was advised there was a 'slight' slope that was all. Dissapointing that they did not want to help us to have a more comfortable stay. My advice to you if you are thinking of visiting and have a motor home with awning do not book the GWE 15' site it will be on a slope and you probably wont fit despite what they tell you.
Fantastic site, we had a corner pitch in the smaller field which was very quite and handy for watching the children play safely. Toilets and showers, spotless and well looked after. some of the friendliest staff encountered to date, excellent location for all the local attractions. Will be definitely returning
a secluded site amongst gentle scenery with clean facilities. It would have been good if the grass where we pitched had been kept shorter as unpleasant when wet. Other parts of site had better maintained pitches. The dog walking area was poor, overgrown, narrow and not sufficient for a good run. lovely farm shop next door with excellent meat.
I have visited this site three times, twice on my touring motorcycle last year and once in my carthis year. The last two occasions I found the welcome extremely warm and pleasant. The first occasion I found the welcome less so and rather officous, but it did not put me off returning. Because I camped with a heavy touring motorcycle I found the sloping gravel paths needed great care, not a problem of course in a car. Other than the first occasion I would give the site five stars all round and I shall probably return.
Lovely site but sloping so tent pitches not level. Farm next door had some really loud cattle. Loos and showers superb, but had to queue on our last day as site had filled up. Staff helpful and friendly. Lots of good walking (would have been helpful to have good weather too) and Bath and Glastonbury both well worth visiting. Was a bit disappointed by the actions of some other guests - pitching across access to drinking water tap, children allowed to run across other pitches (even ran between me and my tent!), loud talking (etc!!) after 11pm - but that is the fault of the guests not the staff or site. Would certainly return.
Great welcome great facilities, great to have a shower without pressing buttons every few seconds, in a lovely country location close to Cheddar and Gorge shopping at Tesco in Wells lots to do in area walking cycling etc. Downside to the site is that a lot of the pitches are really sloping and require blocks and chocks having said that the site had plenty available. Nothing to do with the site really but some of the campers and 1 motor caravanner left a lot to be desired when it came to considering other campers talking loudly in awning until 1am in the morning on 2 evenings and the motor caravanner slamming doors from 10-30pm until 11-35pm. Perhaps the club should adopt a system where a warden does a patrol sometime after 11pm
we had a lovely break here, everyone was friendly, the staff were very helpful
it was a good base for walking and had plenty of local walks- long or short depending on your ability. the shop was well stocked and a farm shop just down the road, and with 3 pubs locally what could be better
we wish to thank janet and ed for their company, and whealth of information during our stay
wells and cheddar are well worth a look
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break,Younger couples
We stayed at this campsite over the bank holiday weekend at the end of May and were looking forward to a family break in a peaceful location, unfortunately we were pitched next to a road and all the pitches were cramped together like a can of sardines and any chance of good views were interrupted by caravans.
This campsite is more set up for caravans and motorhomes which are given the more level pitches.
DATE STAYED: May 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples
We visited this site in a very windy week in May. On arrival we found it difficult to pitch our tent, but as there were few guest the site helper said we could choose any spot within a certain area so we pitched in front of a tree, so it would buffer the wind. The pitches are quite sloping so you have to be careful. The are farms surrounding you so there are lots of animal noises, but we didn't find this a problem. This site is secluded and about a mile walk from the nearest pub/village. You would need to access most places by car although Cheddar and Wells are only a short drive away. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend this site to anyone that wants a peaceful relaxing break. If you enjoy walking there are many nice walks that can be taken from the site and you can buy a small book with directions from the site for a minimal charge. The facilities on this site were spotless, the cleanest I have seen.
This is a beautiful site situated within easy reach of Cheddar, Wookey Hole, Glastonbury and Wells. The facilities are immaculate and spotless.
The staff are welcoming and knowledgeable. The shop is well stocked and open all day.
I will definitely be back.
First of all we cannot thank the help that the wardens Carol and John gave us on our visit. We were there for only 3 nights from Saturday until the Monday as the purpose of our trip from Dover was to exchange our caravan. We arrived with a small Eriba and after explaining to Carol and John the pupose of our visit they made us extremely welcome and when on the Sunday when we returned with our Avondale, minus our electric lead which I had left in the Eriba (had to go back the next day to get it) they lent us a lead and also a hoover and some cleaner as the inside was very dirty as it hadn't been used for some months. They could not of done more for us, unless they had cooked our meals. We have been members since 2004 and have stayed at different sites with the club but found Carol & John extremely helpful and a very happy couple (although I am not knocking other warden who do a great job) The site was very clean with plenty of hot water and we will be back some day.
Staff very friendly facilitys good recently refurbished have uased site twice before best time to visit is Guy Fawkes night as Priidy the local village put on a really good show the pubs very friendly and good food.
Would recommend this site to friends farm shop next door sell lovely scotch eggs all in all excellant site will return
DATE STAYED: October 2010
Lovely site with very friendly and helpful staff.
Being on the top of the Mendip Hills the site was fairly open and windy.
Recommended local attaction has to be Wookey Hole Caves. It's best to visit during the weekends or school holidays, as they also have a Magic Circus show in the afternoon by local kids which was great fun to watch.
For any cyclists, the site ie located on National Cycle Network Route 3. You can follow NCN3 north for approx 25 miles into the centre of Bristol.
I stayed there over the bank holiday weekend, this was our first ever caravan trip, the site staff were very helpful and welcoming, the toilets and shower facilities were immaculate, the shop stocked good local produce at reasonable prices. I would definately go back.
After recently having a holiday at the Mendip Heights site, we are writing to say how much we appreciated the help and assistance given to us by John and Carol Thompsett. Your site assistants. We experienced trouble with our caravan and John rang round to find us the part we needed and then lent me his SatNav to get to the place to get it. Both of them were very helpful and a credit to the Club
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups
Loved it here, will definitely stay again. Cheddar is beautiful as is all the surrounding countryside.
Excellent all round. Good for touring the West Country. Hire car service was excellent and well priced.
Would not hesitate to use again.
DATE STAYED: April 2011
We have visited the Cheddar Mendips site on several occasions now and in varying weather conditions and are never disappointed - perfect for active or relaxing holidays alike and Wardens Alan and Kate have always been friendly and helpful. This site has the best stocked site shop we have experienced with fresh bread daily and local meat and preserves etc and facilities are always clean. We have used it as a base to visit Bath and Bristol as well as Cheddar, Wells, Glastonbury and Street which are all close by and an invigorating walk of under 2 hours into Cheddar for those enjoying the challenge. Friendly pub (New Inn)with good food and huge cider selection within easy walk to The Green at Priddy
DATE STAYED: March 2011
Disappointed with the pitch we got - we were in a tent and the pitch was not level and very lumpy. the electirc hook-up was difficult to access. All the best pitches seemed to be given over to caravans and motor homes who don't always need a nice level pitch.
DATE STAYED: June 2010
Cheddar was the most visited site for us being new members last year.
Warm welcome, nice staff, helpful, friendly, laid back.
site is clean. If raining, small un muddy walk on from unit to loos/showers (path & tarmac) which keeps the floors in blocks tidy. the showers and loos are of a high clean and new standard.
My toddler loves the park area & waving at the horses in the fields.
you can buy a local walking book that has been published for campers.
they do a fab bread/pastery order system - you order and pay the day before, and arrange to collect for breakie time the following day.
price list displayed in shop and loos. Nice way of purchasing local.
also, they sell the childrens areoplane kits to assemble and fly for kids and dads!
the shop sells local cidar and cheddar cheese.
site suitable for a few days or longer.
we will be returning when site opens again soon.....stock up on areoplane kits etc
DATE STAYED: September 2010
Love this site, stayed there twice last year 2010, can't wait to get back there again this year. Ideal for a quite break in the Mendips.
We went during the school holidays but was still very peaceful. Our children loved the play area. Extremely friendly and helpful wardens. Great, friendly pub not far away. Lots of things to do around cheddar etc. Will definitely be returning again. We all had a great time.
DATE STAYED: July 2010
Excellent site, immaculate facitities, well stocked shop, well laid out site, pretty and off the beaten track. Well situated for Wells, Cheddar etc and a pleasant walk from the site into nearby Priddy. Will definately visit again.
Could not recommend site. We had a long journey and asked for some flexibility to arrive later than 6pm which could not be accommodated. there were health and safety issues due to electrical hook-up leads trailing over at side and infront of caravan for unit infront
We love this campsite, it's peaceful for adults but also great for families. We always ask to stay as close to the park as possible as the children love it. Well stocked shop, a great farm shop across the next feild, idylic walk to Priddy for a pub lunch. Very clean facilities, and friendly staff. Looking forward to returning again.
DATE STAYED: April 2010
We stayed here for a Spring seasonal and found the owners and the assistant holiday managers to be lovely, very helpful, a pleasure to know. Nothing was too much trouble for them. The site was always clean, the shop selling fresh bread and cakes which were lovely. The village had a lovely pub for meals within walking distance. I can thoroughly recommend thid site
DATE STAYED: March 2010
Friendly and cheery reception by wardens. An idyllic site for a peaceful getaway! Maybe not to everyone's taste, families may find it lacking nearby entertainment and open space, but fantastic for those wanting a quiet country location break.
Have now added this site to my list of ones we like to visit, and will be visiting again soon!
Beautiful location but far too many rules and regulations! Camping should be about enjoying the outdoors feeling relaxed and having fun as long as you show complete consideration to the other people on the site, I think this site is too tied up with health and safety issues and it spoils the atmosphere!
DATE STAYED: August 2010
We took a friend away for her first camping trip. The weather was awful, but the site was set out so well and had fantastic facilities (i.e. very clean, well stocked shop, large shower cubicles including a toilet and sink). The staff were very helpful, friendly and knowledgable both technicaly and about the local area and attractions. All in all a great campsite, well recomended!
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
This is a great site, we really liked it.
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Nearest train station: Weston-super-Mare 15 miles
Nearest bus: 3 miles
Cheddar Mendip Heights has some accessible facilities for semi-ambulant people within the amenities blocks, not necessarily wheelchair accessible.