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The Blackberries Camping Park
Farleigh Rise
Monkton Farleigh
Bradford On Avon
Bath
Wiltshire   (Browse area)
BA15 2QP   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 07791 562580

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Pitches: 15
Open: End Of March To End October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 37 Reviews
              9/10 from 37 Reviews


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Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Allun13 12 reviews from this member

Lovely campsite. Nicest owners in the world! Blackberries is in an idyllic place. Just 10 minute bus ride (96) from Bradford on Avon, a superb base for exploring. Although we never went, its only 15 mins from Bath.

There are chickens and goats on site which add to the feeling of being in an idyll. There is also a protected 'batcave'

The facilities are immaculate. There's one shower for each male and female and same for the loo's. A covered washing up area as well as a meeting area are also available.

We can thouroughly recommend this lovely campsite.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Ctharding 1 review from this member

We have just returned from a relaxing stay at the Blackberries Camping Park. As soon as we arrived, we were greeted by Adrian and shown around the site, given the freedom to choose our pitch.

We stayed in the field furthest from the entrance, which was quiet and peaceful, however still close enough to the showers and washing up facilities. There were also a couple of toilets by the field which were always kept clean.

We enjoyed a number of walks from the site, to Browns folly, the Muddy Duck pub, as well as down to the canal where we walked along to Bath and Bradford-on-Avon - although there is a steep hill climb on the way back up to the site! It was nice to leave the car at the site and explore by foot, and the location allowed us to do this easily.

In the evenings, we sat outside as the weather was lovely. We used a fire pit on a couple of chillier evenings- the logs for which you can purchase on site- which really added to the camping atmosphere.

All in all we had a thoroughly enjoyable stay and look forward to returning if we are in the area again.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Niknrich 10 reviews from this member

We've just returned from a lovely weekend camping at Blackberries with a large group, and we all agreed that this was one of the nicest sites we've stayed on. The owners Adrian and Beryl are lovely and friendly, and very relaxed.

The site is very 'natural', with nice flat areas of short grass surrounded by mature trees - no regimented rows here! We were on one of the hard-standing pitches but this still had a grass area for our day tent/awning and was surrounded by taller plants.

The facilities were spotlessly clean with plentiful loo roll and paper towels. Although there are only a couple per sex, there was never more than a couple of minutes' wait even at peak times.

Overall a lovely site and one we'd return to again.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Dibden2015 3 reviews from this member

We visited with a group of friends for the weekend.

The owners greeted us and showed us where to pitch on this beautiful little site.

The facilities are kept lovely and clean with plenty of hot water, only one toilet and shower per sex does lead to a few waits but nothing to worry about.

Amusing to be pitched by the goat field.

There's some good walks that can be started from the campsite around browns folly.

Great site and certainly one we'll consider again.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Amy power 1 review from this member

The Blackberry Camping park was a great location for a hen weekend. We hired 2 bell tents which were fully equipped with beds, bedding, towels, cooking equipment etc. This was camping made very easy. We were made to feel very welcome on arrival and Beryl and Adrian went out of their way to make everything perfect for our stay. We had an outside cooking area that was covered which was fantastic as it rained the whole time we were there. There was a little building that we were allowed to use for a belly dancing and cooking activity which was amazing since it was still raining! There are goats and chickens on the site which were very entertaining. The actually site was very clean and really well thought out with sites hidden with high grass and trees. The toilet and shower facilities were always clean but they could do with more (I know they are working on this) The showers were lovely and hot which was a bonus. We went for a few walks and enjoyed the lovely woods that surround the campsite. I can't recommend this campsite and the bell tents enough. It was a fantastic weekend.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Mic60 3 reviews from this member

This was our second visit to Blackberries. It is a very well laid out campsite with beautiful landscaping which is in a fabulous location. Adrian, the owner, seems to take a real pride in developing an ambiance which is relaxing, attractive and welcoming. There are few rules and, sensibly for our climate, you can even hire a fire pit and logs to keep you warm at night, in contrast to many campsites. The goats in the central enclosure, the wildflower meadows and the use of sticks and logs to create boundaries between pitches give the sense that you are not taking advantage of a commercial venture, but instead are part of a labour of love.

There is lots to do in the local area, with Bath on your doorstep and glorious walking and cycling opportunities. Adrian was able to lend us an OS map to help guide our walk and we were out all day, the only disadvantage being that the site is pretty much at the top of hill so any walk has to end with an uphill climb!

We ate in the Muddy Duck in Monkton Farleigh, which is a short walk away and serves the best pork crackling in the world. We also spent a day at Thermae Bath Spa. We are planning to return, as there is still lots in the local area which we haven't done.

Two things which would enhance the site are an increase in the shower facilities and the facility to pay by card. The latter isn't too serious, because Adrian is happy to wait for payment when it is convenient to you, giving you time to go the bank and get cash out. However, with only a couple of showers for each sex on the site, it was already getting busy out of season. I can imagine queues would be a bit too long at the height of the summer. That being said, the facilities are very good, with lashings of hot water and plenty of room. They are also spotlessly clean.

Generally, however, we love the site and will certainly be returning

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