Grass Pitch (Electric) (18 at Moorhouse Campsite)
The Owner Says
Pitches are carefully spaced out, level and well-drained, with beautiful mature trees and hedges dividing each area. These give shade in the warmer months and shelter in the rain. We have a large tent field with electric hook-ups and a landscaped BBQ communal area in the centre.
There is a separate paddock for family tents and those looking for a more private area of the campsite. We allow fires in this field using our fire pits and own locally sourced wood.
The farm is a working arable farm, with ‘Mad Apple Cider‘ being produced in our barns. Children and adults will enjoy watching the free range chickens and peacock on their daily jaunt around the site. There are small petting animals for children and new for 2016, a wooden climbing area in the large tent field.
Kilve beach is a 40 minute scenic walk away or a 5 minute drive. The Chantry tearooms provide a lovely pit stop for a cream tea, before or after searching in the rock pools or finding some fossils.
The ‘Quantock’ hills can be directly accessed down a private farm lane to the picturesque Holford Village. Wonderful historic walks, following in the footsteps of the poets, Wordsworth and Coleridge and picking up the Coleridge Way.
Our site is popular with mountain bikers as we have some of the best natural trails in the country.
There are two local pubs, both within walking distance. The Plough at Holford is a 15 minute walk which is great for a drink after a walk on the hills or a hearty evening meal. The Hood Arms in Kilve provides a scenic walk with views across the Bristol Channel to Wales. It has a family friendly beer garden and play area for the kids. The local ale is not to be missed and will help on the walk back to the campsite! Both pubs are dog friendly.
For day trips, The National Trust’s Dunster Castle and Gardens’ is a 30 minute drive away. The cobbled village with a wide range of local independent shops, galleries and cafe’s is perfect for a stroll.
The West Somerset Steam Train can be hopped on at Williton, a 10 minute drive away. Take the children on a trip to Minehead for a play on the beach and scrummy West Country Styles ice cream.
Porlock Weir is a favourite for crabbing and watching the world go by from Millers at the Anchor. Also Watchet with its antique and craft shops and delicious fish and chips to enjoy whist deciding which boat you would own in the harbour!
Many childhood memories are built in the local coomb’s at Holford. Building dams and paddling in the streams. Take a picnic and then return to the site to toast marshmallows on the fire whilst enjoying a taste of the local cider.
About Moorhouse Campsite
Suitable ForTents, glampers, campervans, caravans, families and dogs – yes.
The Quantock Hills are home to what are arguably some of the most exciting mountain bike trails in the country and some beautiful hiking trails. The West Somerset Steam Train (01643 704996) can be boarded at Williton, a 10 minute walk away, and will take you to Minehead stopping at restored stations along the way. Kilve Beach is a great place to visit in search of fossils and also has a number of rock pools. Fyne Court is also close to the site where you can take tours of the beautiful gardens. Slightly further afield, a 30 minute drive, is Dunster Castle and Gardens, an ideal spot to visit for family day trips.
Food & Drink
The farm in which Moorhouse Campsite is located is a working arable farm which produces, among other things, ‘Mad Apple Cider’, which is available to buy onsite. The Plough (01278 741652) is a dog-friendly pub located a short 15 minute walk away that is perfect for evening meals. The Hood Arms (01278 741210) in Kilve is another dog and family friendly pub with a beer garden and a play area for the children, with a great selection of local ales. The Chantry Tea Rooms (01278 741457) is a wonderful daytime option for cream teas and is located along the scenic walk to Kilve Beach.
Moorhouse would make the perfect setting for a Famous Five story. The surrounding Quantocks offer hearty hill walking, there are streams for afternoon tea picnics and a good rock-pooling beach nearby for scooping up hidden treasure. Mischievous adventures await.
Site ReviewsAdd Your Review
Rated ★★★★★ over 7 reviews
Great location - friendly helpful owners
Fabulous family campsite
Fantastic, natural family campsite
Peaceful retreat close to home
A wonderful stay in Somerset
We had a wonderful stay at Moorhouse. The site is really well-kept with brilliant facilities - powerful hot showers, a fridge, bbq area and lots of recycling and water points. We stayed in the tent field which has lots of space and great views. We loved having a fire in the firepit on a chilly bank holiday evening! We also highly recommend the delicious homemade cider. The site has a pub within walking distance down a pretty track. During our stay we walked to Kilve beach (via the delightful Chantry tearooms) and went for a lovely walk over the Quantocks. Moorhouse was the nicest campsite we have stayed in so far and we're looking forward to going back already. Thank you Helena and Simon for such a great time.
Moorhouse Campsite is located at Moorhouse Farm, Holford, Bridgwater, Somerset TA5 1SP