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8 Blackdown Mead, Cheddar BS27 3XW England
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Petruth Paddocks is a place where anyone can rock up and feel immediately at home. From the couple in their expensive new motor home to a bunch of young lads in a £29.99 tent from Aldi, from Mum, Dad and a couple of kids to a big group of family and friends - and everyone in between. A live-and-let-live place where there are refreshingly few rules, kids can be kids, campfires are encouraged, music and bad singing are not a problem and people feel free to wander round making new friends. That's what we mean by free range camping - and we love it.
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Free parking
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Bicycle rental
Hiking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Outdoor fireplace
Horseback riding
Mini golf
Aerobics offsite
Archery offsite
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Walking tours
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Picnic area
Shared bathroom
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MrsE E wrote a review 5 May
Somerset, United Kingdom54 contributions15 helpful votes
Really nice, chilled vibe camp site situated beautifully amongst the rolling hills of cheddar. Toilets were immaculately clean: there was a cleaner there every time I used facilities the showers were outstanding, putting most hotels to shame. The site is big enough to have separate fields for types of guests inc a rally field for groups, family site etc which is a really great idea and dog friendly. The grounds are well kept, mowed and flat and it was lovely to see the pigs and goats on site too! Despite being near the centre of things the camp site is very quiet. Coffees available in the morning and great access to the surrounding area with a short walk into the centre of cheddar and a 5 min walk to cheddar ales. Seasoned camper here and would say this is one of the best sites we have experienced. Great job team!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Deborrrrrrah wrote a review 4 May
Haxby, United Kingdom60 contributions43 helpful votes
Great relaxing place to stay and traditional camping experience. How it should be. Large fields with unassigned pitches so you can camp where you like and even better - put your caravan how you like - tow bar in, sideways or on its roof if you like. This is brilliant for allowing the sun to set into the awning instead of setting on the unused side of the caravan. Camp fires also allowed and therefore makes a traditional camping experience. Much better than these sites with 4m square pitches, picket fences that you cannot reverse your caravan onto and rules, rules, rules along with several hundred signs to 'stop enjoying yourself'. I wish all sites were like this Petruth Paddocks
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Gary S wrote a review Apr 2022
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It is because of grubby campsites that we don't do a great deal of camping - it's hard to tell your kids (and wife!) that 'fun' involves toilets covered in other people's 'leftovers' and showers that leave hair between your toes and bacon fat all around the washing up area. So imagine how delighted we were to find that Petruth Paddocks turned out to be one of the best run campsites we've yet to visit. The best indication for me is whether the facilities are adequate and available. If you are at all anxious about clean, safe, well-lit toilets and showers, then you have absolutely nothing to worry about. At some sites I've been to, the toilets get cleaned once daily. Here, they appear to be on a constant rota of closing, cleaning and opening again. The toilets are always well stocked, everything works as it should and there is hot water and working hand-dryers. Similarly the washing up area is clean, modern, under cover, with large sinks and easily cleaned slate surround for each area. There is plenty of hot water too. There's not much to say about the area that hasn't already been said - it's either where you want to be, or it's not. It's close enough to town that our view overlooked some industrial buildings, but I think other fields / views may not have that. Either way, the view beyond is of the surrounding countryside. The staff are very welcoming and helpful, repeating for each new visitor all the information needed to settle in. The coffee and pizza served on site were of excellent quality and the kids loved the fire pit in the evening. On our visit, we were not troubled by excessive noise. What I especially liked was the fact that there is planting around the site indicating that the owners are investing in the site and have a long-term vision, so I expect it to continue to improve and I expect we'll be back to enjoy it again.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Big Al wrote a review Apr 2022
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Such a great campsite to relax in and explore Cheddar. Also a warm friendly greeting from Jules and his team. The place is getting better with every visit. Superb shower and toilet block. The fields are laid out to suit all styles of camping. Hopefully we'll be going back soon
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: 10 minute stroll into Cheddar
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A martinez wrote a review Oct 2021
Herne Bay, United Kingdom9 contributions8 helpful votes
Stayed at the petruth paddock Oct 2021 in our camper. We were on a hard standing pitch which is fully serviceable. The site it's self is nice and clean the showers are absolutely fantastic nice and clean always had hot water it's approx 10-15 min walk to thd gorge along a toe path so perfect location in chedder. We will definitely be going back in the summer. All staff can't do enough to help so thankyou very much
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Explorer579406 wrote a review Sep 2021
15 contributions14 helpful votes
Just spent Fri and Saturday at this lovely site and very impressed! We arrived on Friday afternoon and was greeted by a very friendly lady who gave us loads of information of what was going on locally. Our motorhome pitch was great, water , electric and grey waste so very easy. Showers and toilets were spotless and well stocked. Lots of bars and restaurants locally and a supermarket within walking distance. We hired electric bikes from Cheddar bikes and cycled the strawberry route which was fabulous and mostly off road. Look forward to returning to this lovely site at some point. It’s definitely worth a visit you won’t be disappointed.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Jules Sayer, Owner at Petruth Paddocks
Responded 4 Oct 2021
Thanks for taking the time to let folk know how much you enjoyed your stay with us - so glad you did :) We look forward to welcoming you back Jules and the team
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fredbassett2017 wrote a review Sep 2021
Lambourn, United Kingdom2 contributions
A gem of a place just outside Cheddar but close enough to easily walk to town or the gorge. Julian is the greatest host we have ever come across on a campsite with a great team backing him up. This site has recently had new showers and toilets installed and the showers are probably the best campsite showers in the country. Great attractions nearby Cheddar gorge, Ebbor Gorge and the Mendips. Great places to eat in Cheddar The White Hart and the Gardeners Arms has just changed hands and the food now is superb, beers good too.. If it’s Cider you are after there is the Cider Barn just down the road, well recommended and Wilkins farm for cider and great cheese, just ask Jules for directions. Well behaved dogs allowed off lead as long as they are supervised and any mess cleared up, camp fires and wood available.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Jules Sayer, Owner at Petruth Paddocks
Responded 4 Oct 2021
Thank you! We love what we do and its gteat to know it shines through! We're super-pleased with our new showers and toilets - we know how many sites you've visited so value your views on this very much. Was lovely to meet you and we look forward to your return! Jules and the team
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Chi_Alex2 wrote a review Sep 2021
Portsmouth, United Kingdom133 contributions70 helpful votes
A professionally run, clean and picturesque campsite at the food the Mendips, Petruth Paddocks is without a doubt the best campsite I have visited. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the pitches in a great location, with readily available drinking water, and are the facilities top-notch; the shower, toilet and washing up facilities have recently been installed and are clean and modern. The staff come round each night with fire barrels and wood, which you hire for a reasonable price. Sometimes they offer food on site too. Nearby is a microbrewery which has a good range of beers and makes their own pizza on Friday and Saturday nights. The village and Cheddar Gorge are only about a 10 minute walk away, so great for a hiking base. Can't recommend this site enough, will return for sure!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Responded 4 Oct 2021
Wow - thank you! We have a great team and a fortunate location. Getting the amenities right was a crucial step for us and a big investment so its good to hear you loved them! Hope to welcome you back soon :) Jules and the team
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jaynewats78 wrote a review Sep 2021
Plymouth, United Kingdom26 contributions10 helpful votes
Such a lovely campsite , turned up on Friday to be greeted by a lovely lady. Easy to check in , we stayed on the adult field which was nice and out the way. Toilets and showers were lovely , and cleaned all the time , I’ve never seen so much cleaning at any campsite I’ve previously stayed at , so that was amazing. There’s a coffee and food truck on site , we went and had a coffee in the morning and I am a bit of a coffee lover ! The coffee was incredible, so so nice ! Would recommend this campsite , it was lovely and we will return for sure
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Jules Sayer, Owner at Petruth Paddocks
Responded 4 Oct 2021
We know how important it is to get the little things right and it sounds like we did Jayne! A warm welcome is Abby's trademark, the right pitch location crucial, obsessive cleaning vital and great food & drink is a must. So glad we hit the mark and we hope you'll return again soon! Jules and the team
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Fearless637712 wrote a review Sep 2021
London, United Kingdom5 contributions
Amazing stay! We had a really wonderful time and everyone we spoke to was so helpful. The surrounding area was gorgeous and the gorge was super close. It was easy to buy firewood and we had brought our own firepit but you could also hire fire pits if you wanted to. When we arrived a very helpful lady explained the 3 different vibes and ages of each field and informed us of where the big groups were that we may want to avoid being close. It was a she that we had to turn our music off at 11 as we were quite far away from other people but totally understand why the rule is as it is so as not to disturb anyone else. The facilities were very clean and easy with lovely big shower cubicles so your clothes don't get wet and really powerful hot showers which is a lovely luxury when camping. All in all a really lovely campsite that we would highly recommend:)
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: September was a great time to go as it was a nice amount of busy with people around but not...
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Responded 4 Oct 2021
Its so good to hear we hit the mark and thank you for taking the time to let others know what we're all about! Hope to welcome you all back next year :) Thanks again Jules and the team
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Frequently Asked Questions about Petruth Paddocks
Which popular attractions are close to Petruth Paddocks?
Nearby attractions include Wilkins Cider Farm (6.4 km), Ebbor Gorge (7.1 km), and Yeo Valley Organic Garden (7.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Petruth Paddocks?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, off-site archery, and barbeque facilities.
What food & drink options are available at Petruth Paddocks?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Petruth Paddocks?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Petruth Paddocks?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Rocca Restaurant, Zen Thai Restaurant, and The Almshouse Tea Shop.
Are pets allowed at Petruth Paddocks?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Petruth Paddocks?
Many travellers enjoy visiting King John's Hunting Lodge (3.8 km), Cheddar Parish (1.5 km), and St Andrew's Church (0.8 km).
Is Petruth Paddocks accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.