Watersmeet Farm – Where Countryside, Seaside & Somerset Hospitality Combine
We only discovered this lovely little campsite last weekend because we needed somewhere at short notice and everything else with electric was full – but what a find! It’s an absolute gem, reasonably priced and considering they were full, it felt full of space and has lovely views – what’s not to love?
Well, actually, given that we arrived in the middle of Storm Evert, we didn’t love the wind – but that’s nothing to do with the campsite and the site is simply too good not to share with our readers!
Here’s what we loved:
Generous pitches and plenty of space
You can see the space we had to ourselves on a fully booked weekend! Our reactive little dog was able to run her energies off and was the calmest she’s been while we pitched the tent, being far enough away from other campers to not respond to other dogs.
There were a number of families on site, all extremely friendly with well behaved kids, and the kids also appreciated the amount of safe green space where they could run round, though many of them were also captivated by the friendly hens (and you can buy eggs fresh from the farm).
Friendly, helpful owners
Rick and Alison could not have been more helpful, from our initial enquiry, to our booking, even to saying goodbye. This really is how all campsite owners should be, nothing was too much trouble. They are running a tourist facility and they know it, and the welcome alone is worth coming back for.
The bathroom walls are filled with helpful information, such as the pubs within easy reach (and yes – there’s one within 5 minutes walk, though we didn’t get chance to try it out – gives us an excuse to go back!). The toilet and showers were absolutely immaculate and there was a board clearly letting you know your pitch on arrival – and every pitch was clearly numbered, they’d actually added on an extra pitch at the end especially for us.
(In case you are wondering whether they do this for everyone, or just the owners of camping websites, I can reassure readers that we make a point of NEVER disclosing what we do to campsite owners until we are on our way home. That way, we get an authentic experience and you get a totally honest review! )
Location, Location, Location
While the site is located in the heart of the Mendip Hills AONB, enjoying a perfect countryside setting with walks, rambles and nature, the location is fantastic and really offers the best of British holiday pastimes.
Things to do – so much choice!
What a difference a week makes! The week before Storm Evert, we’d have been perfectly pitched for taking advantage of all that sunny weather, with the site being about 20 minutes drive from Weston Super Mare and Burnham on Sea, although I’d imagine just sitting in the countryside with a glass of wine (conveniently delivered to site from the local branch of Majestic Wines) would also have been perfect.
However, one week later in a storm, the holidaymakers we spoke to on site were off to visit nearby Cheddar Gorge and Caves, although the site is very well located, being within easy reach of Somerset attractions like Wookey Hole Caves, Longleat Safari, Cathedral City of Wells, the Outlet Mall in Street and Glastonbury with it’s magical Tor, Chalice Gardens and the Abbey ruins.
You don’t necessarily need to go far thought – surrounded by countryside, in the heart of the Mendips, you could just walk and chill, getting back to nature. Cyclists are spoiled too, with an abundance of paths – and you can canoe and kayak on the nearby River Axe.
Then, when you come back, after a fun day out doing whatever you please, the site owners allow campfires and BBQs, provided they are raised off the ground – and they even have fire baskets available to hire.
Your Holiday, Your way
This is a small informal site, so there’s no swimming pool or club house – for us that’s a bonus.
However, this is that rare kind of site where campers can have enough space to holiday the way they want to. If that’s a couple sitting with a fine glass of wine watching the stunning sunset in peace and quiet, you have it. If it’s a place where the kids can safely run free and have fun without disturbing other campers, you have it.
If it’s a full on resort holiday with entertainment that you want, the resorts are so close that you can enjoy every minute, come back to your campsite and relax. If it’s chill time – it starts at your tent.
It’s rare to find such a variety of adventures on one site. However, this is a magical place where everyone can find their peace and enjoy their holiday. We will definitely be back!
How to book
Visit their website: https://watersmeet.webnode.com/
Watersmeet Farm Campsite
Rick and Alison Bowley
07484113033 // 07484112985
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This is an unbiased review from the Editors of Camping in Britain, based on our recent stay. If you think all our reviews are good, it’s because if we don’t like a site, we only leave a Google Review!