Perry's Paddock

UK England South West England Somerset Bath

  • Campfires allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Adults only
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking
Modern en-suite glamping cabins in a quiet paddock, within easy reach of Bath, Bristol, Wells and Frome

Swing around the compass and nothing seems far from Perry's Paddock. Bristol, Bath and the Mendip Hills, for example, and Frome, Wells and Longleat House... they're all comfortably within a half-hour drive. And yet the paddock, a 10-minute walk outside the village of Paulton, is just that. A quiet paddock. A patch of hilltop countryside, with views back down over the shallow valley. It's rural yet accessible and, thanks to the Perry family, it's now a very comfortable place to glamp too.

Just east of the Mendip Hills, this well drained meadow, formerly a pony paddock and now parcelled up with horses still grazing at the far end, is home to three modern cabins, with jaunty roofs and wood-clad exteriors. Each is fully furnished with bedside tables, storage, super king size bed and space to sleep two children (you'll need to bring your own beds for the kids). 21st-century touches include the plush en-suite, with heated towel rails and a dual-head shower, and a smart TV (though there's no WiFi, so you'll need to hotspot from your phone). Glass doors let in plenty of natural light from the covered deck area outside, where there's also a table and outdoor chairs, and you're welcome to try cooking over the firepit (there's a Co-op within easy walking distance in the village, which is very handy for stocking up on supplies).

Paulton isn't the only place to walk. Cross the country road at the paddock's entrance and you can follow footpaths into Midsomer Norton and Radstock or take a path north and join the Limestone Link trail, a picturesque long-distance bridleway that links the Mendip Hills with the Cotswolds and, here, follows the little stream of Cam Brook. Bring bikes, meanwhile, and you can hop on a popular Colliers Way that follows a former railway line towards Bath, nine miles away. You can end your ride in the town or stay on the old line to beautiful Dundas Aqueduct crossing over the River Avon.

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Facilities

Each pod has two single beds or a super king size bed (including bedding), bedside tables and an en-suite complete with a large shower with a drench head, toilet and wash basin. The pods are well insulated but also have central heating, they also have a kettle, fire pit/BBQ, outdoor decking with a table and two chairs as well as a private garden and parking area. There's a smart TV inside but no WiFi, so you'll have to hot-spot off your phone if you'd like to use the smart functions. There is also a communal BBQ hut for all guests.

Suitable For

This glamping site is for all ages. Glamping, groups – yes. Tents, campervans, motorhomes, caravans, kids, dogs – no.

Nearby

Perry’s Paddock is 10 minutes from the Colliers Way cycle route, linking up with Bath and Frome via old railway lines interrupted only by peaceful country lanes and the beautiful Dundas Aqueduct. Join other Sustrans routes and you can also continue on country lanes to Bristol (13 miles from Perry's Paddock). If you’d rather a gentler route to the cities, then Bath is only a 20-minute drive away. Bath is steeped in history and full of independent shops, quirky bars and famed tourist attractions, like the roman baths and The Royal Crescent. Frome is a similar distance away, also taking around 20 minutes by car. Once there you can spend the day window shopping along the cobbled street of Catherine Hill, taking in the history of the area at the medieval Nunney Castle that dates back to the 1370s or admiring the beauty of the central walled garden.

Food & Drink

There are lots of pubs within walking distance of Perry’s Paddock, The Lamb Inn (01761 419037) is a particular favourite, just a 10-minute walk from the site. The casual spot has an outdoor seating area for sunny afternoons and hosts quiz nights and karaoke depending on the day of the week you visit. La Campagna (01761 418443) is a beautiful spot with good Italian food under 15 minutes’ walk away or, by day, try Café Bombero (07368 518545), a cosy café in the village of Paulton, serving full English breakfasts, light brunches and moreish cakes. There are lots of takeaway options in the village too, including a Chinese and a fish and chip shop if you’d rather eat back at your pod, and there's also a Co-Op within walking distance and a larger Tesco a five-minute drive away.

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The Owner Says

Our family run business houses three glamping POD's with ensuite shower rooms and super king size beds, please bring beds and bedding for children.
We are set on the edge of a lovely small village, which is very friendly and helpful, which happens to be on the outskirts of the glorious Mendip Hills, surrounded by amazing walks and sceneries, there are some beautiful places to visit including Wells { the smallest city in England }, Glastonbury, Wookey Hole, Cheddar Gorge, Priddy { Pott holers heaven } not to forget the world famous heritage city of Bath with its famous Romans baths which is a must see,{ all of this is within 30 minutes of us }. There is a national cycle way to Bath, Bristol or Frome within a 10 minute ride from our location and there are various restaurants , shops, pubs and a petrol station  within a 7 minute walk from our location.

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Accommodation

Three pods, each sleeping up to two adults and room for two children

POD 1 - Making memories in the Mendips

Pod Sleeps 4
POD 1 , is a large POD for 2 adults and up to 2 children with an ensuite and views over the Mendips

POD 2 - Making memories in the Mendips

Pod Sleeps 4
POD 2, is a large POD for 2 adults and up to 2 children with an ensuite and views over the Mendips

POD 3 - Making memories in the Mendips

Pod Sleeps 4
POD 3 is a large POD for 2 adults and up to 2 children with an ensuite with views over the Mendips

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Location

Contact Perry's Paddock, The Paddocks, Paulto' Hill, Paulton, Bristol BS39 7PJ

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Getting There

If you’re heading South along the A37 turn left off the A37 onto Wells Road, travelling along the A39. After just over half a mile, turn right onto Paulton Road, continue on for just under a mile till you reach a roundabout then take the second exit onto Church Street. After a couple hundred yards, turn right onto the High Street, then continue for quarter of a mile and turn left onto Ham Lane. Carry on for little over a quarter of a mile, then you'll see signs for Perry’s Paddock on your right.

There are bus links from Bath, Bristol, Frome and Wells running via Paulton. Then it's a 10-minute walk from the nearest stop on the High Street or five minutes from the stop on Ham Lane.

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