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Visitor Reviews - Longleat Caravan Club Site

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Longleat Caravan 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: 21/03 To 04/01

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 114 Reviews
              9/10 from 114 Reviews

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Date of Visit: October 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Sarahjayne506 1 review from this member

Just got back from our second stay at this superb site. I think it's now my favourite site. You have Longleat House and grounds within walking distance and where else can you hear sealions barking and lions and tigers roaring from the comfort of your caravan? The site itself is large but well laid out with all hardstanding pitches and very clean facilities. You get to choose your own pitch, but please don't arrive before 1pm as the access road is fairly long and single track with few passing places. Latest departure is 12 noon. In theory this keeps the access road clear. The staff are not being awkward, just sensible. The site is surrounded by trees which gives it a secluded feel and there is an excellent play area for children which is situated to one corner of the site. If you don't want to hear children playing, just pitch away from it; there's plenty of scope. There are also two central grassed areas which are designated for play, so ball games etc are allowed. If you don't want to be woken before 8am, pitch away from the road as, although it is generally very quiet, the tractors which service Jungle Kingdom, start running at 8am and can be quite noisy. There is also a fire alarm test at Longleat House at 9. 30am on a Friday which sounds like an air raid siren, so don't panic! The site shop/reception is stocked with the usual essentials and if you haven't got one, you can buy a 25m digital TV cable from the shop at a cost of £15 which gives you excellent TV if you need it. There is a Sainsburys and Asda five miles away and a KFC, Pizza Hut and Mcdonalds so you won't be stuck. There is a mobile fish and chip van on-site twice a week and you can wander in to Longleat grounds and use their restaurants and cafes between 10am-5pm daily. Make sure you print off the 20% discount off food and retail vouchers from Longleat's Caravan Club 'hidden page' and take your Caravan Club members card with you as Longleat staff will ask to see it. You get them back to use again so no need to take a pile of vouchers in with you. In the Tropical Storm Restaurant, Adult's hot meals are £8. 95 and children's hot meals are £4. 95 before discount, but there are other outlets selling burgers, pizzas, baked potatoes etc. They also take the discount vouchers so plenty of choice if required. When you walk into Longleat's grounds from the caravan park, you get free access to nearly everything, including the Jungle Kingdom (zoo), Bat Cave, Hedge Maze, Train, Rockin' Rhino Ride, Mirror Maze and shops and food outlets. You WILL need a day ticket to get on The Jungle Cruise, Castle Adventure Playground, Safari Park Drive Through and guided tour of the private apartments in Longleat House. The 1 day or 2 day tickets are available from the 'hidden page' with a greater discount than the normal online prices, however you have to choose a date. I was informed that if I went to Guest Services at Longleat with my Caravan Club Member's card and receipt from the Caravan Site, I could get the same discount, which is useful if you're not sure what day you'll need your ticket for. If you can connect to the internet, you can book your tickets up to midnight before the day you want to visit. You just need your booking ref, member's card and receipt and collect from Guest Services. There is paid for wifi via the caravan site which was quite reasonable at £10 a week. Another tip is that if you want to have a walk round the public accessed areas inside Longleat House itself without a ticket, then go in via the back of the house where there are two shops. Go through the shops and into the house that way. If you stay on this site, you literally have a free zoo on your caravan step. If you have kids, it's a must. My youngest got to handle two snakes, two tarantulas and a hissing cockroach. We also stroked thornback rays, walked with penguins, meerkats, marmosets and fed nectar to lorikeets (£1 charge). There is also a brilliant parrot show every hour. Staff at this caravan site are extremely helpful. There is a family room showing a family DVD at 5pm every night and they have a great supply of tourist leaflets if required. I felt secure on the site as you have to enter and leave with an electronic fob issued after you have pitched up. This stops non campers entering the site in a vehicle. The only other places we visited this time were Wookey Hole, Wells and the Haynes Museum, however, Frome and Bath are also easily accessible.

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Snoopysmum 16 reviews from this member

Good points

The wardens are the friendliest ones I have ever met on a CC site, they are usually like Commandants with their pedantic rules!

Love the flowers at the entrance and the big assortment of herbs which you may pick!

Shower blocks immaculate

Horse and Groom pub, 40 min walk, is in a lovely setting, serve good food at a reasonable price.

Poor points

Pitches decent size but too close together, when site is full it is very busy and noisy.

Dog walk is a joke! I it is through dank undergrowth which will be muddy most of the time. Now you are not allowed dogs in the park there are no decent walks for a dog.

We came to this site to look at the surrounding area and were not particularly interested in the safari park. The cost of tickets is expensive even with discounts. We walked in late one day and were surprised how small it was!

Sorry but we won't be coming back!

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Bob the Builder 9 reviews from this member

This site is fairly well signposted. After looking at the website, they recommended following the sat nav to the White Hart pub (BA12 7PH) then following signs from there. That worked very well although the road after the pub seems a bit narrow and windy at times.

First impressions are of a beautiful flat site with lots of space set amongst many trees. The usual ‘find any pitch you like’ rules apply. For my 8 year old son, we selected one near the play area. It was a big hardstanding pitch with plenty of gap to the adjacent pitches. The washrooms are spotless, even better than the usual good Caravan Club standard.

Of course, many people come to visit Longleat Safari Park. There is an entrance to this a very short walk (about 2 minutes) from the site. It couldn't be more convenient! A good tip is to make use of the Caravan Club 20% off vouchers which give discount on food and shop merchandise at the Park. These can be borrowed from the site reception and returned for others when you leave.

There is plenty for children on the site with a good play area, indoor play room and games field. Also, there is a quiz and tasks given out from reception with ticks for things like ‘helping wind the stays down on the caravan’ and ‘spotting a 5mph’ sign - just to get the children involved. There was also a ‘geocache’ style hunt with a riddle leading to a hidden tupperware box containing badges and a book to sign. This proved popular.

The site is very quiet with no main roads nearby. There is occasional animal noise from the park, the sea lions being regular culprits. However, this is far from intrusive and always brings a smile to people’s faces. On our final night several new people arrived with small camper vans, huge awnings and lots of people. I don’t know if this is characteristic of the site but they made a lot of noise, which is unusual for a Caravan Club Site.

We spent only 2 nights here to spend 1 day at the Safari Park but wish we had stayed for longer. We would definitely return.

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Dumplings 3 reviews from this member

Fantastic site, plenty space between vans, loads outdoor space for the kids including play parks and outdoor games. Very quiet and peaceful apart from the occasional bark from 'buster' the sea lion at the nearby safari park it doesn't bother you its just different from the normal ducks and crow sounds. Staff great very friendly, cheerful and helpful. Shower block spotless and plenty of hot water and 'hooks'. Good location safari park on the doorstep(discount tickets when you show site receipt at park) Stonehenge, Bath and Cheddar Gorge not far away. One of the best sites visited, superb.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Riji 2 reviews from this member

We stayed at Longleat 20/21 June.

The staff were very helpful.

Site very clean at all times.

Nice and relaxing, even though there were many small children but as the site is well spread out & pitches very accommodating you didn't notice them.

We stayed as we were going into safari park on Sat, & this was a 2 min walk.

The only down side is that it is all UP hill to the nearest pub! And a good wobble back downhill back.

We could recommend The Royal Oak for its food, good pint & very good staff.

Date of Visit: October 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Hoofers 4 reviews from this member

Like previous reviewer we found this I site spotless, lots of room, brilliant staff and super for free access to the Longleat grounds, shops (costa has wifi so don't forget your coupon for 20percent off!) and the little zoo is also free with the meerkats, penguins, anteaters, snakes etc. So all in all excellent. Yes it is a drive to anywhere else and please please respect the earliest arrival time as the lane is very long and narrow. Definitely recommend for families and folk who love animals. Best option is by far using the bus in the safari park first time and judging whether to take your car later but the monkeys absolutely wreck cars - we saw lots waiting for their pieces back. The garage just on the main road is good for repairs and he says he has a steady trade of parts for vehicles driven through so be warned! If you buy the one day ticket using your caravan club receipt and card at the ticket office really early in the morning when they open(confirms when they actually open as we got ours 45mins before official 'Park Open' time you can upgrade to a 2day pass in the afternoon if you haven't done all the ticket-required bits. Don't miss the bird of prey show it's the best we've seen and different from all the others. Great tip from the site staff.

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