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The Blackberries Camping Park
Farleigh Rise
Monkton Farleigh
Bradford On Avon
Wiltshire   (Browse area)
BA15 2DY   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 07842 710595

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Pitches: 10
Open: End March To End Of September

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 53 Reviews
              9/10 from 53 Reviews

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Date of Visit: April 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: WestonDave 3 reviews from this member

Had a quick one night stay here as its close to home and we wanted to test our new tent before a big trip. Seemed daft to put it all up just to take it down again so we picked this site as it was near our home in Bath and allowed fires.

Site was pretty quiet when we were there - between two bank holiday weekends so only two camper/caravans on site and us.

We arrived and were offered a choice of pitches - chose one near the toilet block which had its own little fire circle at the back. Nice flat ground - no obvious problems putting pegs in etc.

Its a nice quiet location on a back road that only really goes between two small villages so doesn't get much passing traffic. Some woods for the kids to explore, and apparently a bat colony living in an old military pill box in the middle of the site (you can't go in as that would risk disturbing them). There are camping pods on site and a bell tent. There is one big main camping field and then a few smaller locations dotted around.

Toilet block is clean with plenty of hot water - two sinks for washing up outside also fed with hot water. I can imagine when the site is properly full only having one toilet each for males and females could be a bit of an issue. It wasn't for us but them I suspect there were only about 10 of us in total on the site.

The couple running the site were very friendly - offered us marshmallows with our wood for the fire, showed us around etc before leaving for the evening. Possibly when its busier they'd stay around more of the evening but we were the last in so no real reason for them to stay. They weren't fussy about what time we left the site on the Saturday morning as they didn't have anyone coming in and knew we were dealing with a new tent that we'd need to work out how to get back in the bag etc.

Bath and Bradford on Avon are both close by. There is a pub in Monkton Farleigh just down the road and also down in Bathford. Nearest decent sized supermarket would be Morrison's in Bath although there will be other smaller shops if you prefer in places like Bathford, Batheaston and Larkhall (good butchers there and a really good old style hardware shop where they'll almost always find what you need tucked away in a drawer somewhere!). Bath is home so hard to sell it to those visiting - traffic is horrific, parking costs an arm and a leg. You'd probably be better driving into Bradford on Avon and getting the fairly regular train into Bath and back. The site itself doesn't lend itself to cycling because of its hilltop location but if you can get to the Kennet and Avon canal at Batheaston or Bradford on Avon you can do a nice circuit round including the Two Tunnels path (an old railway line).

All in all for us - mission accomplished and we may well go back just for the fun of it. Probably only take the small tent in future though - putting up a big 6 man tunnel tent for one night is hard work!

Date of Visit: April 2017 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Sammey12 1 review from this member

Had a lovely few days on this site the first week of Easter, lovely friendly owners, site clean and tidy and close enough to Bath city centre, The site reminded us of sites in France. We will be visiting again soon and will recommend to others. Toilet and shower facilities are limited at the moment but didn't cause us an addition and these are being increased now approval has been given which will further enhance the site. With additional facilities we would give site facilities 10 out of 10 if kept to the same standard. Value for money is good for Bath area but can seem more expensive compared to other areas.

Date of Visit: September 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Trollerman 3 reviews from this member

Lovely little site in a quiet rural location and very handy for Bradford-on-Avon and Bath. Helpful owner who has worked hard over the last three years to create a well cared for site out of a large bramble patch! He was happy to advise on local walks and the nearby woods are a delight.

The pitches are large and fairly level with plenty of EHUs and most seem to have a fire basket - mixed blessing if your neighbour's smoke is blowing your way!

The limited toilet and shower facilities were sometimes a problem but they were always clean and the water was free and hot except at really busy times.

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Oellph 5 reviews from this member

We visited this site over the August bank holiday and loved it. The owners are very friendly. The site is small but has lovely pitches of great pitches, pre-pitched bell tents and pods. There are two lovely goats in a small enclosure that the kids loved to pet and feed. The site has wooded areas around it which were also great playgrounds and each pitch has a handy fire bucket. Whilst of no use for cooking, it's great to sit around in the evening. We felt safe lettings the kids run free. There's no playground though.

There is only one toilet and one shower for men and the same for women but we didn't find it a problem. Owners have a fridge/freezer in the reception hut and you can exchange freezer blocks.

Bath is a short drive away and Bradford on Avon is very close. Definitely recommended.

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Karenmcphee 3 reviews from this member

We stayed at this site for 3 nights before going on to Cornwall.

The owner greeted us on arrival, showing us to our allocated pitch, which was opposite the enclosure housing a couple of friendly goats.

The pitch was level with ehu, and as it was a small site the water, waste water and toilet/shower facilities were all close by. We didn't use the showers but the toilets were clean and well stocked with loo roll. There was one toilet each for male/females.

Bradford on Avon is a pretty little town, although there's not much in the way of shops/restaurants. We cycled along the canal path into Bath for the day returning, with our bikes, by train for approx 4 each.

It was a lovely, peaceful site and good for a short stay.

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Castel 1 review from this member

Lets start with the positives first. The owners are very pleasant, after arriving shown pitch, then owners left for the night. They live 3 miles away, told any problems ring them, A young couple arrived who had a booking so rang them on the mobile number left on the shed, spent a hour doing this so just pitched up. So this goes to show that truthfully any major problems you are on your own, the site it is in the middle of countryside no houses around for about a mile.

Facilities there is just one shower and one toilet although clean each for men and ladies, in another shed type building. O. K. If campsite half empty, while we were there I counted in tents, caravans and their pods etc 32 people, so in the mornings leads to people queueing. A couple of sinks for washing up, no washing of clothes facilities ie. Sink to do hand washing or washing machines and another shed cum information leaflets etc. I felt the price was expensive bearing all this mind. I mentioned this to the owners who reduced my fee from 75 to 70 for the three nights. We are not the all singing and dancing type of people oap's but felt this site was overpriced for such basic facilities. Although the owner informed me that we are close to Bath.

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