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Reviews of Stourhead Estate National Trust Certificated Location

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Stourhead Estate National Trust Certificated Location
Wiltshire   (Browse area)
BA12 6QD
Tel: 01747 841143
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Pitches: 5 CAMC Members Only
Open: 01/01/2024 to 31/12/2024

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 8 Reviews
                8/10 from 8 Reviews

 No Tents   Caravan Pitches   Motorhome Pitches   Small Campervans 
 No Glamping Units   No Statics for Hire   No Statics for Sale   No Seasonal Pitches 
 Electric Hookups   Hardstanding Pitches   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Club Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   No Showers   No Washing Up Area   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   No Laundry   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   No Wifi Access 
 Shop On Site   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway On Site 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <5 miles   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 No Beach   Watersports <5 miles   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 

This is a Caravan and Motorhome Club Certificated Location, which accepts just five caravans or motorhomes and is for Club Members only.


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Date of Visit: September 2023 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Solo traveller
Reviewer: 1Lin 1 review from this member

 Nicely situated at the far end of the car park. Was very quiet after the gardens closed for the day. Good walk adjacent for exercising my dog.

I was disappointed with the layout & lack of facilities for the price.

Basic water tap, rubbish bins & cdp. It should have been half the price. The five pitches are all in a row in a narrow fenced in area.

Traveling on my own, I found the entrance to the site very difficult. The large gate had no way of holding it open, so it was a matter of balancing it then dashing back to drive my motorhome through before it closed on me! 

Date of Visit: June 2023  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Nomadengland 16 reviews from this member

 Lovely quiet little CL shielded by high hedge, in the corner of the car park. So nice being able to take lovely long walks from the site all around the Estate.

If you aren’t National Trust members you get given tickets at the office every day to enable you to walk around and through the gardens, or to visit the House.

Dogs are allowed everywhere except the House. Spread Eagle pub is on the Estate - food is a bit expensive there, but kiosk in the same yard serves coffee, bacon rolls etc at reasonable price.

There is also a cafe near the entrance and shop which serves you reasonably price meals,

Loved staying there and will definitely return again. 
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Date of Visit: August 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Sandyc 1 review from this member

 We have visited this site now on several occasions, it has always been clean and tidy and very quiet during the evening time.

We did notice this time the grass was very over grown and the area needed some garden work done on it, but this was because of the current situation we are in all over the country at the moment so can't be helped.

We hope to return soon, we felt safe within are Motorhome and found that the centre had been well organised with social distancing.


Date of Visit: November 2018 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Minddhyg 17 reviews from this member

 Having read the other reviews you should remember that this site is a CL site and facilities will be basic as they are with all CL's. Sites like this are needed so I like to support them. It's a CAMC site so their membership is needed to stop here.

We stayed here on a two night stop which was part of a mini tour. It is very peaceful out of hours and if you forget what it's located next too ie the overflow car park, then it's okay. As another reviewer has stated there are walkers who walk through the site from the fields footpath behind the CL and the toilets only open when the site is open. When it gets wet, it really does get wet. There are no transport links, which I would imagine could be a pain on a longer stay in a MH. The portaloo's which are not very clean are locked out of hours so you have to use the main toilets for the number two's when open - of course, that is if you don't wont to put it into the cassette. There is no emptying point for MH grey waste tanks, but there is a black waste point for cassettes. TV reception is very bad and the signal comes and goes.

Okay lets get onto the good points. Stourhead Estate is as beautiful as it is stunning at any time of the year ( even in November ) and very pleasant for walks. The gardens cost £16. 50 per adult ( not cheap ) and no OAP discounts. It has a restaurant which serves good food, and in fact, they even let us take a fish pie back to our van, that we bought there after a afternoons walk. It also has a farm shop which sells all manor of local cheeses, sausages and gastro goodies. Stourhead also has it's own pub on the Estate which serves good cask ales and food. I like a bit of peace and quiet at night and would stop here again just for that and also to do a bit more exploring. Remember it's basic and you might have to rough it a bit more than the usual sites and you wont go far wrong. You would probably be going here to visit the gardens and house as first priority anyway. 

Date of Visit: October 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Billydog2 7 reviews from this member

 This site is in need of TLC and tidying up, it could be very special, but falls flat. We are told, at check-in, not to park on the grass, this is impossible at the moment with the layout as it is. The hardstandings are just wide enough for a caravan, so the car has to park beside it, as Caravan Club like, on the grass! Each pitch has electric hook-up, water and waste are situated at the entrance in a compound. You are now pitched far from the car parks and estate, which ensures peace and quiet, but bit of a walk to the toilets and gardens. The overflow car park is used as the dog exercise area/children's play field, and is adequate. There is a problem with the TV signal, well we had a problem that we couldn't get a picture wherever we pointed the aerial. Saying that we will be using this site again. 


Date of Visit: September 2016 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Hoedown 77 reviews from this member

 When we arrived at Stourhead, we found the CL to be fully booked, but the lady in the office said we could stay overnight in the car park for £10. The gent managing the parking directed us to a hard gravel spot right next to the CL and we were able to use the water tap, dump point and rubbish bins in the enclosed CL area. The five hardstandings there looked to be fairly large although we would have had to use leveling ramps. The car park part was flat and spacious, only lacking an electric hook-up, which did not bother us. It is a very pleasant spot from which to spend a day or two visiting the house and grounds. Restaurant and shop were up to normal NT standards, so we came away with some more plants.

As previously mentioned, the toilets are only available during opening hours and at the moment are temporary festival-type toilets whilst the permanent ones are being refurbished. 

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Rickym34 28 reviews from this member

 This Caravan Club CL is perfectly sited as the halfway point on our way to Cornwall. Easy route off the A303 to the site, which is located behind the National Trust Stourhead car park. The 5 pitches are hard-standings but are only just wider than the caravan - not a problem for us as we do not put up an awning. We just level the caravan, connect everything up and then take the kids into Stourhead where they can burn off all the energy that has built up on the journey. Stourhead house is lovely to look round but it is the gardens that we love. They are glorious whatever time of year we arrive ! It is wonderful to wander round them as there are lots of things to look out for: watermill, bridge, urns, beautiful trees and plants, even a grotto !

When we return to the site to cook dinner, there is a massive field where a football or frisbee can be played with well away from the caravans.

There is one enclosed concrete area combing water tap, grey waste and toilet emptying. There can be lying water in this area if it has rained, but it is not too bad (so much better than the old facilities that used to be at the bottom of the site !). However I think Motorhomes will not be able to reach this easily. The NT toilet block can be used during Stourhead opening hours should you want to (no showers) and there is a very nice shop and café. Recycling and rubbish are put in the shop wheelie bins. Across the car park is a Farm Shop with local produce for sale.

We have always found the NT staff extremely friendly when we have booked in and gone into gardens. Apparently you can go into the gardens out of hours but we have never done this. We have used the footpath which leads up from the Church up to the site, but be warned it can be a bit overgrown.

The only time we have had an issue was when the back field was used for an overflow car park when NT held a Fireworks musical evening and people walked through the site, and the cars took ages to leave the car park. However we have regularly used this site over a number of years, and every other time there has never been a problem.

We really like this CL as it is the perfect halfway stopover for us and our children, and we look forward to continuing to use it in the future. 

Date of Visit: April 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Longtimecaravaner 27 reviews from this member

 Fabulous location right next to the entrance to the National Trust's Stourhead Gardens and staying on the CL you get 24 hours access so you can walk round when the public have gone home. The gardens themselves are a two miles walk if you go the whole distance and there are also walks on the estate. You have access to the toilets and restaurant during opening hours and there is a pub just five minutes walk away. That's the very good side. Unfortunately the down side is the CL is located adjoining the staff car park and with the overspill car park right in front of the CL. When it is quiet you overlook grass, when busy [in April every afternoon] you overlook a sea of cars. On the Sunday when it was exceptionally busy people were walking through the CL to get back to their cars. Motorhomes cannot access the toilet/grey water disposal area as it is fenced off and surrounded with concrete which slopes towards the centre so if it has been raining you get wet feet. The hardstandings are very narrow and the grass does get very wet in a wet spell. The site access is very easy and the staff were very welcoming. You have to weigh up whether being parked in effectively a car park during the day is worth it for the access to the gardens. I felt it was. 

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