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UK England South West England Somerset Cheddar The Paddocks

  • Sleeps 8 (max 8 adults, 0 children)
All grass pitches - sleeping up to 8 people in total

The Owner Says

We are happy to offer exclusive hire of our 2-acre field meaning you can have the whole site to yourself! You are welcome to book the whole site, which consists of four levelled pitches (as each pitch sleeps 2 people, the maximum group size we allow is 8 people). The site boasts two separate toilets with WC and basins. There is lots of space and privacy, with open views across the Somerset Levels and beyond. You are welcome to use our cosy Barn which is equipped with a log-burner and a fire-pit, in addition to washing up facilities with hot and cold water.

About The Paddocks

Suitable For

Campers – yes. Campervans, motorhomes, caravans, children, dogs – no.


The site is just two miles away from Cheddar with the famous Cheddar Gorge (01278 751874), caves, shops and eateries and it is a pleasant walk to get there. The site is on the edge of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a beautiful place to walk with the West Mendip Way passing site, just a few hundred yards away, and Draycott Sleights Nature Reserve nearby. From the hills above the site views are over the Somerset Levels and as far as the Welsh hills and Bristol Channel to the West, the Quantocks and Blackdown Hills to the South. The villages of Wedmore and Priddy, famous for its folk festival, are about four miles from the site and medieval Axbridge is a little further but worth a visit.

Food & Drink

There are lots of farmer's outlets selling strawberries and fresh market produce, just a short walking distance away. The Strawberry Special (01934 742177) and The Cider Barn (01934 741837) are both within a mile of site and, only slightly further away (two miles from the site), is The Rodney Stoke Inn (01749 870209) with a restaurant. Cheddar has many good pubs and restaurants and further away is Wells with many pubs and restaurants to chose from too. In the nearby village of Priddy choose from the Queen Victoria (01749 676385) pub and Hunters Lodge (01749 676385), well known to cavers and walkers alike. In Wedmore, The Swan (01934 710337) is recommended.
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Rated ★★★★★ over 3 reviews


Amazing campsite with fantastic facilities and views

Such a lovely spot on the side of a hill overlooking the valley. As others have mentioned, the facilities were brand new and really nicely done. The barn was a cosy place to spend the evening with the wood burning stove and would provide great shelter in the rain (not that we had any!) Miriam was lovely and very welcoming and happy to advise on walks etc. which were stunning. Managed a circular walk through Cheddar Gorge and back which I would highly recommend. Thank you for a great stay!
Sep 26, 2021 by Guy Stedman Verified Review

Perfect campsite with amazing views

Miriam has done a great job with the space. We booked the entire site and stayed at the top of the field. The views were amazing. Cheddar was only a 5 min drive/25min walk away. Lots of great walks to do around the area. Shower and all other facilities were great. Little bonus things were a shower with under floor heating and a fridge/freezer which made everything that much better. Would 100% recommend!!
Aug 31, 2021 by Miles Kelly Verified Review

Great Campsite (even in the rain!)

We had a brilliant few days at The Paddocks. Miriam was fantastic and the facilities are really well thought through. Underfloor heating in the shower room was a brilliant touch! We had to shelter from the rain a few times in the communal kitchen area and even made use of the great wood burner and sofa. The views are unreal and when the sun did shine there were even more stunning sunsets. Fabulous location with great walks from the campsite. Highly recommended!


The Paddocks is located at The Paddocks Upper Draycott Road, Cheddar, Somerset BS27 3YD

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Getting There

From the M5 motorway junction at Weston Super Mare, follow signs to Cheddar. From Cheddar, take the Wells road (A371) and travel approximately two miles before turning left (opposite The Cider Barn) into Short Lane (not signposted) and then immediately left at T junction into 'Top Road' (also known as Upper Draycott Road).  Travel approximately half a mile mile and 'The Paddocks' will be on your right. From Wells, travel on Cheddar road (A371) to Draycott. After approximately five miles, pass through Draycott and, on leaving the village, turn at the right fork, immediately after traffic restriction and zebra crossing, into Top Road. Pass the church and primary school on right and travel on approximately three quarters of a mile as above. The nearest train station is at Weston-Super-Mare, about 16 miles away, with bus links to Cheddar/Draycott on the 126 route towards Wells.