Moor View

UK England South West England Somerset Wells

  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Short walk to pub
  • Good walks nearby
Luxury bell tent glamping in Somerset's Mendip Hills that's perfect for romantic breaks or peaceful family getaways
There’s something special about the way the grass grows at this off-the-beaten track glamping site. Pimpled with yellow buttercups and fringed by wild cow parsley, its lush, colourful layers are symptomatic of the surrounding countryside, where the Mendip Hills spread north into the distance. Mown pathways and open clearings have been carefully mown into, like the streams that mow through the hills around, and there’s plenty of space for campers to run wild. It all fits subtly within the scenery. Just as any good campsite should.

Rightly, however, Moor View don’t refer to themselves as camping. Oh no. This is ‘luxury canvas camping’ where the focus is not just on the Somerset surroundings but also on ensuring guests have a thoroughly comfortable stay. Inside their trio of furnished bell tents, guests will find proper double beds with sprung mattresses, a wood burner with logs to keep it fuelled and an extra large hammock outside for lazing in the sun. There’s also an excellent little outdoor kitchen with everything you need, including a cool box for food storage with ice packs you can replenish in the campsite freezer.

The atmosphere is what really stands out. The small-scale of the site makes it ideal for couples and families who simply want to laze around and enjoy the peace and quiet. There’s a fourth mini bell tent with games and toys for little ones, while a communal fire-pit is ideal for that authentic camping touch and also provides a nice social element. The owners, too, contribute a personal touch, on hand with any local recommendations when you need. They can even arrange a hamper of local produce from the nearby farm shop in Priddy, so that you have food when you arrive.

If you fancy walking to the village yourself, it’s only a short stroll away and rewards you with a picturesque village pub and quintessentially English summer events on the village green, such as the Priddy Folk Festival. It’s also the starting place for some good local walks. For the best of the scenery, though, it’s worth venturing down the road to famous Wokey Hole and touring east through dramatic Cheddar Gorge. As you head beyond the campsite you’ll also find stunning views across the Somerset levels to Glastonbury Tor in the distance. Private though the site may be there really does seem to be something to see in every direction.

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Facilities

Bell tents feature a proper double bed with bedding, bedside tables, a wood burner with plenty of logs, a hammock, deck chairs and picnic table, a trunk for storage and a cool box for food, lights, rugs and floor cushions. Roll out beds for children can be added (up to three per tent). An outdoor kitchen set has a huge grill pan for the ultimate fry-up and all the plates, cutlery and crockery you need. For all guests there is a communal bell tent with games and toys in for children, composting toilets and gas powered outdoor showers and a provisions store with a fridge, freezer and local produce available to purchase. There's also a communal fire pit.

Suitable For

Glamping only (though additional tents are sometimes considered if they are part of a larger glamping booking). Ideal for couples and families. 1 dog per tent permitted (on a lead at all times).

Nearby

It's a 5-minute walk to the village of Priddy, home to one of the largest underground caves and potholing networks in the country. Here you can go on dramatic underground walks and tours. Famous Wookey Hole (01749 672243) and Cheddar Gorge (01934 742343) caves are also both just a few miles from the campsite and will offer a full day of family entertainment. Wells, England's smallest city is a 5-minute drive from the site and contains the magnificent Wells cathedral and Bishops Palace (01749 988111). Another 5 minutes’ drive and you are in Glastonbury where you can explore the characterful town centre and of the course the famous Glastonbury Tor and abbey (01458 832267). For bird watchers and nature lovers the Somerset Levels have several reserves and hides.

Food & Drink

The Priddy Good Farm shop (01749 870171) has a wide selection of locally produced food and drink and by prior arrangement the campsite is happy to put together food boxes for guests. Five minutes from the campsite is the Queen Victoria Pub (01749 676385) offers good quality pub grub for both lunch and evening meals, while the City of Wells has several fine bars and restaurants including The Sub-house (01749 670800), Magpies (01749 938090) and The Good Earth (01749 678600) – excellent vegetarian and vegan food.

Opening Times

July 15th–September 3rd.

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The Owner Says

Long lazy walks through wild flower meadows, endless views over the somerset levels, hammocks, camp fires and huge canvas bell tents fully kitted out for the ultimate luxury camping experience. Moor View is there perfect place to spend a relaxing weekend with friends and family. Each of our tents sleeping up to 5 people, so kick back, relax and enjoy our beautiful campsite. ***Revised WC and shower arrangements, improved cleaning and kitchen facilities coming in 2017!***

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Accommodation

4 fully-furnished bell tents.

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Location

Contact Moor View, Moor View, Pelting Drove, Priddy BA5 3BA

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Getting There

From the North (Bath/Bristol) along the A37 head south towards Wells/ Shepton Mallett. Continue South past the Farrington Gurney Junction and up the hill. At the top of the hill the road splits, stay on the main road which now becomes the A39, sign posted to Wells. Continue on the A39 and go through Chewton Mendip and then over the Green Orme Junction. Approx. half a mile after the Green Orme Junction Turn Right, sign posted to Priddy. Continue straight along this road until you enter the village of Priddy. As you enter the Village there is a left hand turn and a sign for the Queen Victoria Pub, take this turn. Continue past the Queen Victoria Pub (on your right), head out of the village and continue along pelting Drove for approx. half a mile. Moor View is on the right and will be clearly visible.

From the South, the City of Wells. Take the A371 until you pick up signs for Wookey Hole, drive through Wookey Hole with the Wookey Hole attractions car park on your left. You slowly climb up the hill staying on the road and heading right on Deer Leap where the road forks with Ebbor Lane. Continue up the hill past the Ebbor Gorge CarParks on your right and then the Deer Leap Car park on your left. Moor View is on your left approx. 200 meters past the Deer Leap carpark. You will see the White House first with the camping in the meadow behind.

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Rated ★★★★★ over 5 reviews

★★★★★

Lovely place

We stayed four days with two children and everybody enjoyed the camping very much. Beautiful tent, people, dog and chickens ;-) We enjoyed cooking on the fire and looking over the beautiful lanscape. It was a nice trip back to nature.
Aug 18, 2019 by Dirk van Hout

Response from Moor View

Hi Dirk so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Moor View Camping and loved the tent and all our animals !
Hopefully see you again ! Kathryn and Adam
★★★★★

Gorgeous glamping in a beautiful area

My husband and I stayed at Moor View for two nights with our three young sons and we all had a fantastic time. The site is in an incredibly picturesque location - surrounded by fields and lovely walking spots. It's also really close to Wookey Hole, which is a fun (if expensive) place to go for a day trip. Moor View is really lovely - the site and the yurts are immaculate. The yurts are really nicely decorated with thoughtful touches and the hammock next to the yurt was wonderful. The kitchen is small but equipped with everything you need - fridge, toaster, kettle and crockery. The compost toilets are really clean, as were the showers. Although the yurts are fairly close together, we felt like we had our own space and the kids enjoyed using the cricket bats, croquet set and frisbee. Kathryn was very helpful and friendly. Would really recommend a stay here (especially for those like me who are more glampers than campers)!
Apr 22, 2019 by Sarah Bolton

Response from Moor View

Hi Sarah so pleased that you found everything you needed to have a restful but fun time with your boys - hopefully see you again !
Kathryn and Adam
★★★★★

Wonderful glamping getaway

We loved our last minute getaway for our first glamping experience at Moor View. Wonderful set up with all the little extra things thoughtfully provided such as hot water bottles, cosy sheepskin rugs on the deckchairs and even a tub of spring flowers on the tent’s decking. It’s eco friendly and the sawdust compost loos are clean and easy to use (and they don’t smell!) once you get used to the double pan system. Showers were good too and the luxury kitchen shed with microwave, kettle and toaster plus fridge and freezer space for all campers was wonderful. Great position for exploring the fabulous area. Tons to do with Wells on the doorstep, Cheddar Gorge down the way and Wookey Hole for the kids too. Stunning views and a decent pub too.
Apr 22, 2019 by Helen C

Response from Moor View

Hi Helen! Really pleased that we ticked the glamping box and hopefully you'll come back again to discover more gems in The Mendips.
Kathryn and Adam
★★★★★

A little slice of heaven!

All the thoughtful little touches to make it a home away from home made our first glamping trip perfect. Comfy beds, warm quality bedding, floor cushions, great outdoor kitchen, solar lights, and the outdoor shower (my biggest fear!) was simply divine! So peaceful and the views are amazing. We cooked on the brazier every chance we got - our full english breaky has never tasted better! We even rustled up popcorn and marshmallows which we shared with other families. Weather was wonderful for our stay (thanks for being kind Mendip gods!) so we didnt need to use the wood burner inside, as much as we wanted to. Snug as bugs with extra blankets if needed. Kitchen hut had everything you could ask for from spare candles to power sockets and outdoor games like boule, tennis and croquet. Our hosts were super friendly and ensured a very welcoming and relaxed feel to the whole place. They've not left a stone unturned and have thought of everything to make your stay simply perfect. Can't wait to go again!
Aug 20, 2016 by Tania B
★★★★★

Cold, but pretty

This was our first time camping, which is why we opted for glamping. The tent was beautiful and the surroundings stunning. Unfortunately the week we decide to stay the weather had turned and it was rather cold and windy (9 degrees overnight!). There was a wood burner in the tent, but this being our first time camping we were not great at making a fire and there were no instructions on how to build one or keep it going. Due to our fire issues we also didn't manage to cook on the outside fire, but Wells is close enough with plenty of restaurants and take aways. The bed was super comfy and with all the extra blankets provided we managed to stay warm enough for a good night sleep. An extra floor bed had been made up for our son and even with that in the tent there was still plenty of space around. The hosts are very friendly and a wealth of information about the local area. All in all we had a fun and adventurous weekend!
Aug 19, 2016 by Sewell

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