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Bath Chew Valley Caravan Park
Booking is strongly advised at this lovely park which is well managed, family owned and run. It’s a five star park for discerning adults only, set in mature landscaped grounds. If you arrive with a touring caravan, it will be pitched for you on one of the 45 hard standing pitches all of which have 16amps mains hook-up and several have water taps and drains. There are 10 well equipped and heated individual shower rooms, a fantastic library, a utility room and a same day service wash is available.
There is a high regard for the environment and the park has a David Bellamy Gold Award. There is a motorhome service point. The nearest bus stop is 800 yards. Dogs are allowed with a maximum of two per pitch.
Nightly costs; from £22.00 all year. Price includes awning and electricity.
Pets; no charge
Extra charges include: Wi-Fi and laundry
Please contact the park for the most up-to-date information
Eat and Drink;
A couple of good pubs in the village and The Pony & Trap country pub and restaurant at Chew Magna has just been awarded a Michelin star for the first time. It’s owned and run by a local family, the Eggletons.
The site is within 800 yards of a championship fishing lake, Chew Valley lake & the surrounding country park is a haven for bird watchers and walkers. http://www.bristolwater.co.uk/leisure/chewIndex.asp
The park is close to Bath with its historic spa & shops; Bristol, also good for culture and shopping is within easy reach. Walkers will enjoy exploring the Mendip Hills.
Folly Farm nature reserve; www.follyfarm.org
Leave M32 at junction 1 and follow signs for A4174, then towards A39. Turn right onto A368, cross the A37 and stay on A368 until Bishop Sutton. Turn right into Ham Lane opposite the Red Lion pub. The park is 800 yards on the left and is sign posted.
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All Pitches are hard standing
An Excellent dog walk
There is attractive planting throughout the site
Caravans are pitched and removed by the park staff
The site is beautifully kept
The pond is full of fish