Reviews

Ricky Watts stayed Sep 2016

Great campsite with friendly owner. Generous size pitches. Basic but great toilet/shower/washing up facilities etc. Limited phone reception which is a plus for getting away.

Overall 100%

Mr&Mrs J (Club Member) stayed Aug 2016

Great stay with back to basics. Nice and peaceful. As soon as we arrived Jenny made us feel welcome. We were shown where to pitch up on a level pitch which was large and not on top of other campers. It had a fire pit which would be good for evenings. Beautiful scenery and sunset. Toilets are Eco friendly. Sawdust. Shower was basic but did the job. Water points, washing up station, and toilet waste point. Everything you need for a great get away from it all. I’m sure we will be back at some point. King Alfred’s tower is a must visit just up the road.

Overall 94%
Friendliness 100%
Cleanliness 100%
Facilities 80%

Swiftccorniche1994 stayed Aug 2016

We had a fabulous visit, on two separate occasions.

We arrived by cycles, tired and in need of rest. Jenny, the site owner could not do enough for us to make our stay pleasant and comfortable.

Her positive energy and friendliness made us forget our fatigue and soon we were all laughing.

We were very pleased with the site layout, the very clean facilities along with the option to buy food for breakfast in the morning.

Keep up the good work, Jenny. We hope to see you again soon.

Overall 100%

Claire (Club Member) stayed Jul 2016

A lovely small secluded site with large pitches. Even when full the site didn’t feel crowded. The composting toilets were very clean. There is a single shower in a shed. The owner Jenny is very friendly and welcoming. There are various items for hire on the site including wellies. We liked the back to nature feel of the site. When we stayed the fire pits were popular, a box containing everything to light a fire can be purchased on site. This site would be suitable for people looking for a quiet and secluded site. We will certainly visit again in the future.

Overall 94%
Friendliness 100%
Cleanliness 100%
Facilities 80%

Gingawarrior stayed Jun 2016

This is one of the most perfect little campsites I have had the pleasure of staying at.

Firstly to the very friendly owner Jenny, it really felt at though nothing was too much bother and she came to check everything was ok each day and was happy to talk at length about running the site, which I always find interesting.

The facilities are different, shower in a shed, but one of the warmest and most powerful showers I’ve used and whilst there are composting toilets they are immaculate and completely odour free and its the little friendly notes and rhyming instructions that make this site so pleasant.

The pitches are very large, but that didn’t really matter as I was the only guest for the first night, so it was just me, nature and the peace and quiet of the exquisite countryside.

Location wise, there are some nice walks in the area, which is what I came for and if you were mobile and wanted days out there is so much locally; Stourhead, Longleat, Bath, Stonehenge, Haynes Motor Museum, the list goes on.

I will definitely be back, hopefully this year, but certainly next.

Overall 90%

Karen & Graeme (Club Member) stayed Jun 2016

Lovely quite spot with great views. Warm welcome and very helpful onsite, we will be back Superb spot to get away from everything. Close to Alfreds tower, Stourhead woods leading onto the national trust property. All this gave a great days walking with our dogs without having to move the vehicle. Back at the campsite enjoyed the setting sun and a great flying display by a barn owl hunting in the long grass.

Overall 100%
Friendliness 100%
Cleanliness 100%
Facilities 100%

Graham (Club Member) stayed Jun 2016

This visit was the second visit here and it wont be the last. If you like to walk drive or just sit and chill this is the place to be

Overall 100%
Friendliness 100%
Cleanliness 100%
Facilities 100%

Matt White stayed April 2016

Stayed at Kingsettle at the end of August for three nights. Arrived quite late on the Wednesday and pitched in the dark, so we got the first full impression of the site when we got up in the morning. This place is gorgeous and spacious.

There’s 14 or 15 pitches on the site (can’t remember exactly), but even if every one was occupied you couldn’t feel crowded here. They’re around the outside of the field, and Jenny has even helpfully marked out which ones have the best view, are best in wet weather, where any slightly more party minded people should pitch, etc. Most of them have a sunken fire pit, and little solar lights marking them out after dark. The centre of the field has a couple of small football goals and netball hoops, and it all looks out over some glorious Somerset countryside.

Site’s small, but it has two compost loos (which I think Jenny has recently got installed), a hot shower, washing up point and drinking water. It covers what you need, while still feeling like you’re in the middle of the countryside surrounded by nature. You can really feel the pride and effort that’s been put into the place, and it pays off.

We were staying at the site with the plan of heading off to various Somerset locations, and it’s great for that. Went over to Weston, down to Cerne Abbas, and up to Lacock. Didn’t feel at all like we’d travelled too far, and there’s much more in the way of local activities too (Stourhead, Fleet Air Arm Museum, etc).

I’d recommend this site to anyone, and hopefully will be back next year.

Overall 100%

Jon (Club Member) stayed Oct 2015

Excellent peaceful getaway with very friendly and helpful owner. Great for visiting Stourhead. We stayed here in when visiting national Trust Stourhead with our four year old and 11 week old baby. It is an excellent site with good views over open countryside. The facilities are basic but very charming and always immaculate. The “shower in a shed” was very effective and always hot. The fire pits are a great bonus as are the supply of marshmallows for toasting. There is a good pub a short walk form the site. Jennie, the owner, could not have be more helpful or friendly, making us feel very welcome and offering good advice on the surrounding area. Overall a great site for people that want a small site for a peaceful getaway. We will definitely be back.

Overall 94%
Friendliness 100%
Cleanliness 100%
Facilities 80%

MattWPBS (Club Member) stayed Aug 2015

Lovely little site, but with all the facilities Stayed at Kingsettle at the end of August for three nights. Arrived quite late on the Wednesday and pitched in the dark, so we got the first full impression of the site when we got up in the morning. This place is gorgeous and spacious. There’s 14 or 15 pitches on the site (can’t remember exactly), but even if every one was occupied you couldn’t feel crowded here. They’re around the outside of the field, and Jenny has even helpfully marked out which ones have the best view, are best in wet weather, where any slightly more party minded people should pitch, etc. Most of them have a sunken fire pit, and little solar lights marking them out after dark. The centre of the field has a couple of small football goals and netball hoops, and it all looks out over some glorious Somerset countryside. Site’s small, but it has two compost loos (which I think Jenny has recently got installed), a hot shower, washing up point and drinking water. It covers what you need, while still feeling like you’re in the middle of the countryside surrounded by nature. You can really feel the pride and effort that’s been put into the place, and it pays off. We were staying at the site with the plan of heading off to various Somerset locations, and it’s great for that. Went over to Weston, down to Cerne Abbas, and up to Lacock. Didn’t feel at all like we’d travelled too far, and there’s much more in the way of local activities too (Stourhead, Fleet Air Arm Museum, etc). I’d recommend this site to anyone, and hopefully will be back next year.

Overall 100%
Friendliness 100%
Cleanliness 100%
Facilities 100%

Jon & Mary (Club Member) stayed Aug 2015

Lovely quiet site, loads of space, everything you should need! This is a quiet site, with easy access to heaps of local activities. Stayed 4 nights so have to go back soon to see more of what’s nearby! Bison Centre near Mere, Haynes Motor Museum, Cadbury Castle (hill fort – possibly Camelot???), Alfred’s Tower and Stourhead… The list goes on. The site is very spacious, has loos and a shower plus the essentials. Buzzard and Tawny Owls seen/heard at the site. Jenny (the owner) is very friendly and helpful and knows the area well. Excellent local pub only half a mile away. Highly recommended!

Overall 94%
Friendliness 100%
Cleanliness 100%
Facilities 80%

Jen Clarke (review from UK Campsite) stayed July 2015

Lovely Camping & Caravan Club site. Currently has one flush toilet and one shower and I know Jenny is installing 2 compost toilets soon and possibly another shower. Facilities kept spotlessly clean, large pitches in lovely countryside. No road noise. Small children’s play area. Some pitches very slightly sloping but no issue. Some have firepits too. Pub only 10/15 min walk away and a great central location for visiting places such as Glastonbury, Fleet Air Arm Museum and Longleat. There’s also Stourhead, National Trust property a few miles away along with King Alfred’s Tower. Jenny is always on hand, very helpful and friendly and open to suggestions. She even delivered my ice packs to the tent every morning! She is working very hard to make a success of the campsite and deserves to do well. Well recommended.

Overall 100%

Simcock family (Club Member) stayed Jun 2015

We visited on two separate weekends during June. Once with a group and the second time on our own. Local pub serves good food and beer. We also found the walk in the woodland around king Alfred’s tower very pleasant and on the doorstep of this site. The fire pits are an extra bonus. The logs and marshmallow pack, purchased from the owner, made for a warm and fun late evening. Owner was friendly and helpful with local advice.

Overall 94%
Friendliness 100%
Cleanliness 100%
Facilities 80%

Percy (Club Member) stayed Jun 2015

Loved this spacious site for its simplicity and charm. The pitches are around the edge of the field, generously spaced, overlooking the meadow and pleasant view. There were mown areas for the pitches, pathways and a lovely space for children to play in the middle. The toilet was clean and welcoming. Liked the additional of local walk maps etc. Did not use the shower as we have our own. Highly recommended.

Overall 80%
Friendliness 80%
Cleanliness 80%
Facilities 80%

The Pennington’s (Club Member) stayed May 2015

Fantastic small and peaceful site, perfect if you like beautiful countryside and a friendly welcome. Had to return this year, as we love this site and the surrounding area. There is one toilet and one shower hut, but as this is a small site there was never a queue for either and both were spotless. Each plot is huge and has a fire pit which is fantastic, and Jenny supplied a fire kit each night (Wood, lighter & marshmallows !) at a very reasonable price which the kids (and adults) loved. There is loads of room for the kids to play safely. If you like simple peaceful camping then this site is perfect….AND there is a really nice pub 15 minutes walk away. Highly recommended.

Overall 100%
Friendliness 100%
Cleanliness 100%
Facilities 100%

Neal & Pauline, Devon (Club Member) stayed Aug 2014

Central to a lot of attractions, quiet site with a lot of potential. Jenny the Manager/owner has plans, which when realised will result in a very desirable place to stay. Voucher idea, ‘bogof’, once you have stayed there, brilliant! Hope to use ours before end of year.

Overall 94%
Friendliness 100%
Cleanliness 100%
Facilities 80%

Guy (Club Visitor) stayed Aug 2014

I visited this campsite with my son whilst on a cycling trip. We camped for two nights and were made instantly welcome by the owner. The site is in a flat field with each pitch spaced far enough apart so as to feel you have some privacy. A fire-pit is located by the pitch and for a small fee you can be supplied with matches, dry kindling, plenty of logs and even a few marshmallows! Nearby is a large woodland and King Alfred’s Tower giving plenty of walks for families, friends and dogs and a little bit further is Stourhead, the beautiful and impressive National Trust property. Within walking distance of the campsite is a great local pub, The Bull, with good food and local Somerset and Devon beer on tap.

Overall 100%
Friendliness 100%
Cleanliness 100%
Facilities 100%

Guy (Club Member) stayed Jul 2014

Just returned from a wonderful 8 days camping at Kingsettle campsite with my wife, 12 year old son, 10 year old daughter and our Springer Spaniel. The weather was fantastic and so was the campsite. Secluded, peaceful, and set in beautiful countryside. Jenny, the owner is very welcoming and made sure everything was just so. Even offering fire box kits (logs, kindling, matches fire lighter, and marshmallows!) for use with the fire-pit set into the ground at each pitch. Pitches are huge, we had a 6 berth tent, gazebo, Large 4×4 vehicle, 4 bikes, and still had loads of space to spread out. The area itself is beautiful for walking and cycling and there is lots to see and do. The Haynes Car Museum is fantastic ! The pub (10 mins walk away) is the icing on the cake, great beer and food for when you fancy a night away from camp cooking. If you like peace and tranquility in beautiful surroundings, you won’t find better than this little gem of a campsite.

Overall 94%
Friendliness 100%
Cleanliness 100%
Facilities 80%

Liz (Club Member) stayed Jul 2014

Lovely little site. There are only basic amenities (loo and hot shower) but they are new, clean and nice. The pitches (about 10) are big and each one has an exciting fire pit. There’s also a football net and netball hoops, and outdoor chairs you can use. Jenny the owner visits regularly from next door and you can buy a firepit pack (logs, kindling, firelighter, paper, skewers & 8 marshmallows!) for £7.50. It’s fantastic being able to have a fire there, as it’s quite high up so you get great views over the countryside too. It’s very quiet with only a few cars/tractors going past on the main road, which is single track. The pub (Bull Inn) is about a 10 min walk and is also lovely and dog-friendly. And its a 45 min round trip walk up to King Alfred’s Tower (part of Stourhead Gardens) apparently, but we didnt make it… We found it a little bit tricky to find as phone reception/satellite isnt great there either, so do check beforehand. We would definitely go again.

Overall 86%
Friendliness 100%
Cleanliness 100%
Facilities 60%

Simon (Club Member) stayed Jul 2014

This is a great campsite. Each pitch is equipped with a fire pit and for a few quid the owner will bring you a firebox. The pit is a shallow depression when you can light a fire. The box contains logs, kindling, fire lighter, matches and even some marshmallows. So then you are totally equipped to light an open fire and spend the evening sitting around it. Most campsites prohibit open fires and even a tame barbecue can be frowned on. So this is a real breath of fresh air, well smoky air, if you enjoy sitting around a proper fire as the sun sets. Not to be missed especially if you have never tried this before. A fire is captivating, you can cook on it, keeps you warm and also drives the midges away. Perfect way to finish a day. The site is fairly level, extraordinarily quiet and has nice views. Dog friendly with plenty of space for walking. The owner is very friendly and helpful. At the top of the nearby hill is a tower which is worth a visit and some pleasant woods.

Overall 94%
Friendliness 100%
Cleanliness 100%
Facilities 80%

Heywoods (Club Member) stayed Sep 2013

Stayed at this site over night, was given a warm welcome. Jenny was very helpful and gave us a bottle of wine for being her first campers, thanks Jenny, went down well!The site is very peaceful with a local pub 10 minutes walk away,very friendly people with lovely food .The site is basic but very nice,lots of local history. Hope to return soon

Overall 86%
Friendliness 100%
Cleanliness 100%
Facilities 60%