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Longleat Caravan and Motorhome Club Site
Wiltshire   (Browse area)
BA12 7NL   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01985 844663

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Pitches: 164
Open: 18/03 To 03/01

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 126 Reviews
              9/10 from 126 Reviews

Units accepted:   No Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes 

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Date of Visit: October 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Jayarbee 28 reviews from this member

This was our second visit to Longleat with a 7 year gap.

You must take care on the first bit from the White Hart down to the site. We met a 4x4 just after we turned in and needed to back up. I would respectfully suggest slow and easy for that bit.

Easy run in to reception where a lovely warden made it nice and easy to book in and helped us pick a pitch to suit us.

This is quite a big site, about 165 spaces. There is a dog walk and a children's playground. Also I believe a playroom. I believe all pitches are hardstanding with ehu.

If you go at the right time you are met with a beautiful profusion of begonias courtesy of the warden. There also seemed to be and extraordinary number of trees which was nice.

This is a C. C. Site so no surprises. Nice clean, tidy and well run site. Lavatories and showers kept nice and clean but like all C. C. Showers the cubicles are too small.

Last time we were there we could walk in the grounds up to the house but Longleat no longer allow this. There is a barrier and manned ticket booth where we used to walk. This has nothing to do with the Caravan Club. They have no choice in the matter.

The reception sell a few things, including newspapers, but for other shopping you will need to go to either Frome or Warminster for Asda or Waitrosse.

Because of the peculiar location there doesn't seem to be a lot you can do direct from the site. I imagine most people who go here go to visit Longleat attractions. I believe it may be advantageous to visit the C. C. And Longleat websites prior to going as I believe you can get preferential deals if you do so before you leave home. These might no be available if you try on the day.

However Stourhead is a place you must visit. The gardens are superb.

More than this I don't think I can help you. We only went for three days purely to visit Stourhead.

Worth mentioning however is that at night you can hear the lions and sea-lions quite close. Quite a thing.

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Bluevw 4 reviews from this member

We have just returned after the August bank holiday, great site very clean and tidy, friendly staff and a great place to take young children, ours 2 & 4 loved it. With the added benefit of being in the safari estate grounds and about 50yard walk to the safari park itself was great. We had a two day pass to the park and you can leave and enter as frequently as you like just have your day pass checked by the person in the little shed at the back entrance. We heard the sea lions barking and other animals at night and in the early hours barking, which just added to the excitement of the visit. The only downside was the fish and chip van that visits the site on a Friday, the battered fish was small and thin which made it over cooked and was sadly more batter than fish.

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Sarahprice66 1 review from this member

This was our first time of staying in a caravan club campsite. It was myself and husband (age 45) and our two daughters (aged 14 and 16). The directions there were great and when we rang to say we would be late, the staff were so friendly and helpful. The pitches felt very private and we were surrounded by trees with the sound of Longleat's lions and sealions making lots of noises, which we thought was great. The campsite was immaculate. We will be visiting again soon.

Date of Visit: March 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Stick1in 1 review from this member

We stayed there over the easter weekend. The site was very clean and extremely well maintained. The staff were very helpful. The shop was well stocked the basics. The toilet blocks were fresh and modern and also well maintained. The play area was suitable for younger children. All in all a great site and we shall definitely be going back there again

Date of Visit: December 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: David Klyne 183 reviews from this member

To Find Site:-Leave A36 onto the A362 towards Frome. At Lane End turn left at the White Hart public house. From here to the site is about two miles and is well signed. However this access road is quite narrow in places and care must be taken as passing oncoming vehicles can be difficult. For obvious reasons new arrivals should be after 1. 00pm.

This campsite is part of the Longleat Estate. It couldnít be any more convenient for visiting the attractions that Longleat has to offer. The reverse of that is that it is otherwise a bit remote if for example you have a motorhome which you donít want to take off site. The site is open between March and early January and accepts non-members but not tents. There are 164 pitches, the majority are on hardstanding. The site has many mature trees which might cause a problem if you want satellite TV but co-ax connections are available. Mobile reception can be poor depending on network. Electric points are convenient to all pitches and are rated at 16amps and use CEE17 blue connectors. There are two toilet blocks to usual Club high standards. At quieter times of year one block might be closed. Service points are dotted around the site. There are two motorhome service points but both require heavy drain covers to access. In the centre of the site is the information room and the building also has a family room with table tennis table. In addition for smaller children there is a playground. There is site wide WiFi but speed is fairly limited but perhaps not unexpected given the remoteness of the site. Reception sells a few essentials. Generally the site is quite peaceful but remember you are next door to a Safari Park so there will be some animal noise from time to time. Likewise the pitches along the approach road are subject to a bit of estate traffic noise during working hours.

I am sure the majority of campers that visit this site do so to enjoy the various attractions that Longleat offers. The entrance is literally outside the campsite gate. Longleat is geared up for children of all ages. If you visit the campsite page on the Club website there are links to reduced price entry tickets and when available donít forget to download vouchers for savings on catering and gift shops. Be aware that not every attraction is included in the ticket price. For the railways and Safari Bus an additional fee applies. Around Christmas time Longleat have their Festival of Light which is mainly based around Chinese lanterns and other features and is well worth a visit.

Date of Visit: October 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Snailhouse 3 reviews from this member

We decided to stay here as our last trip before hibernating our caravan. Having read the various reviews, we were aware of the access issues getting to the park entrance itself, and they are quite correct. For some reason, you are taken on a long detour to the main entrance, which is situated a couple of miles from the main entrance. The last part of this is along a single lane road with hardly any passing places, and if it has been rainiing hard, like it had been when we arrived, certain places are prone to floding. The other issue is that you arrive with your van looking like you've driven cross-country, and you either leave your van in a sorry state, or you have to give it a good wash.

We arrived at 4. 45, and went into the main reception to register. We were told that we had to go choose our pitch first, unhitch, then come back to tell them our pitch number, and we would be given a barrier fob. So a very hurried drive around to decide on our pitch, unhitching and getting back to the office before it closed ensued.

This was focused around being near the 2nd toilet block, as the 1st one was shut for some reason.

Once decamped, we decided to go in search of supplies, and found that there was a sainsbury's in frome, some 6 miles away. Whilst not being one of the superstores, it's more than adequate for what you need, and is on a retail park with a KFC, pizza hut in case you wanted a quick fix. Petrol is no dearer than anywhere else either.

Our first night was a very disturbed one, due to having parked under a very large tree that due to the wind and rain, decided to keep dropping acorns onto the roof. In the morning we decide to move to a pitch that didn't have any trees overhanging.

The toilet block whilst being well served in terms of facilities, isn't without its issues. Bearing in mind that the other block was shut, there was a sign saying that it was shut between 10. 30 and midday for cleaning, which isn't exactly user-friendly.

The major issue is that there are 4 showers, that if you are taller than 5 foot 8 mean that you have to adopt a stooped position in order to get all the water as the jets are fixed into position in 3 of them, as only the 4th has a variable height showerhead. Also, the floor is a split level one, so you think that with the shower part being sunken that you won't have the usual problems of a wet floor to try and get dressed on. Alas, this isn't the case, as the floor gets completely wet due to the shower curtain being too short and not dooing its job properly.

The other practical problem is that the bench to sit on is fine if you are a child, but any average size adult won't be able to sit on it comfortably as it's only about 6 inches wide. We ended up going into a spare cubicle that had a dry floor to finsih getting dressed.

This is the same with both the mens' and ladies showers.

Having stayed at other sites, we were used to lockable toilet doors, and were surprised to find that apparently this is not the case with this caravan club site. Bearing in mind that the site does not have any kind of secure entrance, my wife did not feel at all safe being in the block by herself to have a shower, and I had to do guard duties by standing outside.

You don't tend to hear the noise from the lions or sea lions unless you are outside, so it doesn't really disturb your night's sleep. However, being so close to military establishments, we discovered that you do get noise from the planes that fly nearby, and noise from a main road that runs along one side of the site, and gives you a nice wake-up between 6. 30-7am.

For what is supposedly one of the club's main sites, we did not come across any of the wardens that are supposed to patrol the site, nor did we encounter any during the day.

We used the site as a base to go to other locations rather than to stay during the day, so cannot really provide an opinion of what it's like.

The pitches are quite spacious and well laid out throughout, with the pitch being covered in an amber gravel. There is enough space for your car regardless, as you have to park your caravan in line with the pitch number stake. The hook-ups also have a tv arial connection, which is handy if you don't have a freeview tv. Overall the pitches are level with the serice roads, so you don't always need a motor mover if you need to move the van.

Overall, the site is very clean, well maintained and organised, and the above comments are our thoughts based on our experience, so might not be issues for someone else.

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