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Petruth Paddocks in Somerset

  • Biggest fire winner!
  • So this red thing carches the water so you kleep nice and dry!
  • Comfy beds - none of that lilo malarkey!
  • Tis a long way up there!
  • Even got a chandelier!
  • Our Executive shepherd's hut!
  • Take a peek inside...
  • How about waking up to this then?
  • Room for eight!
  • Cool eh?
  • Naughty monkeys
  • Golf anyone?
  • Set up ready to chill
  • Kids having fun
  • Anyone for logs or would you prefer a child?
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Cheddar Petruth Paddocks is where you go if you simply want to "get away from it all" and chill-out.

Open fires are positively encouraged with kindling and logs delivered to your door!

We aim to be the opposite of most sites these days so no self important wardens looking for an excuse to tell you off just Jules & Co who simply want everyone to have a great time - whatever your agenda!

We’ve even put together a guide to Cheddar so you get to know where useful stuff is along with some recommendations for great food and drink and one or two special deals just because you're staying with us!

Starting from our gate, stroll or cycle along the Strawberry line for 15 minutes and you're in Cheddar Gorge or why not continue on and take the old railway line path to Yatton recalling how different life must have been with trains hauling strawberries from the slopes of Cheddar to the early morning markets in East London over half a century ago.

You'll wake up to wonderful views - overlooking the Mendip Hills one way and out towards the levels the other - the ideal back-drop to a few days out of the rat-race.

If you can't face putting up a tent - why not stay in our 2-8-person Tipi complete with massive fire-pit and luxury camp-beds?

There’s loads of open space for the kids to run about in, get to know other and make new friends. Towards the end of the day, Jules often recruits helpers and gives trailer-rides as he delivers the logs.

Well – behaved animals of all shapes and sizes are welcome so long as they come with well-behaved owners who pick up after them!

Spend the evening relaxing under the stars simply watching the fire as you chat to friends and recall old times.

Our facilities are basic but clean - piping hot, high pressure showers set you up nicely for the day and along with the loo's and washbasins, are all cleaned twice a day.

There's a washing-up bay and coloured bags are provided for you to separate your waste so we can do our bit for the environment.

Both fields have lots of taps and there's a chemical disposal point for those of you with vans and motorhomes.

If you can't do without your hairdryer we have 25 hook–up points and will be adding more over time.

We have 15 hard-standings so whatever the weather you'll be able to enjoy time-out at Petruth.

We look forward to welcoming families, singles, couples and well-behaved groups - come and say hello!

Travel safely

Jules and the team

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Reviews of Petruth Paddocks

Went with a small group of friends and from the moment we arrived at the reception we were made to feel extremely welcome by Jules and his family. We will definitely be going back again as this is a very relaxed and happy place to stay.
Mark Stevens (7th Aug 2017)
Great campsite. Jules and the team are very helpful and welcoming. Facilities are getting better every time I stay. Toilets,showers,dishwashing facilities, wifi. And few minutes walk into cheddar.
Darral rice (2nd Jun 2015)
Lovely site at foot of the Mendips. Open fire and pet friendly, incredibly helpful, friendly staff deliver the firelogs to your tent and stop to chat. It's all very laid back but nothing is too much trouble either and there's a real 'festival vibe' when the place is busy! Easy walk to all the amenities of Cheddar and to the Gorge itself.
Niall Jones (31st May 2015)
In 20 years of camping I have found camping heaven! The site is wonderfully situated for walkers, cyclists, tourists for solo/family/couples and the locality really caters to all tastes... there is fine dining to muddy walks and carting. The staff are really helpful and so friendly, they literally will help you with anything. The best bit is you can have a fire so you can cook over the fire or just sit round a warm fire and relax and watch the sun set over the campsite. I honestly go here as many times as I can which is often! They have caravan pitches, rally field, tent pitches (electric and non-electric) plus for the glamping enthusiast they have teepees and a new Shepherd's Hut which is a wonderful wood built, rustic, 8 sleeper accommodation complete with a full wooden picnic table and firepit/log store! What more could anyone want?
Tricia Ramsden (28th Apr 2015)