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Visitor Reviews - Merkins Farm

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Merkins Farm
Bradford Leigh
Bradford On Avon
Wiltshire   (Browse area)
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Tel: 01225 865249

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Pitches: 15
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 34 Reviews
              9/10 from 34 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes 

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This is a Camping and Caravanning Club Certificated Site, which accept five caravans or motorhomes and usually tents, space permitting.

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Date of Visit: November 2014 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Dubdogs 61 reviews from this member

Stopped for one night to break up a drive to Wales.

I'd booked in advance and arrived after dark. Everything was easy to find and as described by the helpful person when I'd called.

In morning light it was nice to see the open countryside and views across the fields. As we were the only van staying, the facilities were fine and were clean.

We went to the on site café for a breakfast before leaving, and a great treat that was! Nice big fry up and pot of tea before heading out on the road was really good.

All-in-all a good site, that we'll return to explore the area rather than just pass through.

Date of Visit: October 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Goomaks 9 reviews from this member

Lovely site, with stunning views over the countryside. Booked in at the cafe, nice friendly welcome, we were shown were everything was located. Didn`t use the cafe, but it looked very nice and clean. It seems very popular with lots of people coming to use it. The pitches back on to the road, so you get traffic noise in the day time but hardly any at night. One male, one female toilet and one shower(50p), we felt that the toilets were a little bit basic with only cold water in the hand wash basins, would be a big improvement to have hot water put in. Television reception poor, could really only get B. B. C. Programmes. It is a bit open and exposed, especially when the wind gets up, but the view compensates for this.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Peter236uk 11 reviews from this member

Great little site the situation is great and the site very clean. We stayed for 2 nights on our way down to Cornwall. On arrival the wife went and paid at the cafe, it was not until we discussed the site when we left that we realised that we had been over charged by £2 which was a little bit of surprise. I think we were charged for a dog which we did not have. There are a couple of other little gripes, the breakfast following some of reviews, that said how good it was. I have to say I was disappointed. At a charge of £7. 50 the breakfast did not include tea or bread and butter and was made up mostly with baked beans and hash browns. I just felt it was very mediocre for the price.

There was a large group who arrived on the Friday evening, I think they were a club. They sang (not very well) until the early hours. This is not great on a small site. I do not wish to seem to negative about the site and its a great location for walking and cycling.

Management response: Dear Peter236uk

Thank you for your review, I am pleased that you thought we run a ‘great little site’.

As far as you’re being overcharged, I wish you had noticed earlier, so that we could have refunded you. We do not know why that would have happened.

We are obviously very proud of the Camp Site and the Café. The Merkins Full English Breakfast at £7. 45 is indeed very popular with Campers and Locals. Freshly Cut Toast and Butter IS included in the price. I seem to remember you requested bread and butter instead, which we happily provided you with. The breakfast is certainly not mostly made up of hash browns and Heinz baked beans. Everything is cooked fresh, to order.

The large group you mentioned were a group of Morris Men, who asked if they could sing. We mistakenly thought the campers would enjoy this, it did not go on until the ‘early hours’ at all.

We will continue to work hard, and provide a pleasant relaxed camping experience for all that stay with us.

Hayley and Jon

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Niknrich 6 reviews from this member

We stayed at this site for a weekend at the beginning of September with a group of 15. It's a lovely friendly site and very reasonably priced. The pitches are dead flat and the views are lovely.

We enjoyed breakfast at the cafe both Saturday and Sunday mornings - it's obviously popular with locals as well as campers! The staff are nice and friendly.

The only negative is the lack of hot water in the loo basins and washing up sink, and the 50p showers. I always panic that I'll run out of hot water in the middle of washing my hair! The single loo per sex could have been an issue if the site was full, but it was quiet when we visited.

Overall though, a good value, friendly site.

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: VWAdventure 3 reviews from this member

Just had 3 days at Merkins site and can highly approve. The staff are extremely friendly and welcoming and the crew in the cafe gave great service with a smile. The site is a basic level but very tidy, quiet and well run. There are only 2 toilets and 1 shower but I never had to wait. The only thing I would have liked was hot water in the toilets and for washing up. Great area to exercise our dogs and everyone I spoke to one the site were very happy. The cafe food was very good and the coffee hot and tasty and not too expensive. Would definitely stay at this site again and if you want a quiet, clean tidy site then this is one I would recommend.

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Loverton 4 reviews from this member

Spent 4 nights in this peaceful location with wonderful views. The weather was fantastic and the site was pretty full over the week-end. However, the facilities (1 male toilet, 1 female toilet & 1 very large shower room (50p)) were kept really clean and we never had to queue.

Visited the local pub about 10 minutes walk away and had a nice meal, pretty average prices. We also had a lovely walk to Great Chalfield Manor, but unfortunately as it was Monday, it was closed! We walked from there into Holt to the Courts Gardens (NT) which were fantastic and then walked back to the site (about 2 miles).

We also walked into the pretty town of Bradford on Avon, but be warned - the walk back is uphill and quite strenuous!

We didn't use the on-site cafe, but it was very popular, as we noticed lots of people were coming on the site to use it.

I have to agree with the comments about the washing up area - we only used it once, because there was no hot water. No problem for us, but if you're camping it wouldn't be very good.

We nearly always use Caravan Club sites, but this proved to us that small commercial sites can be just as good and much cheaper!

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