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Visitors to our web site since 19 May 2011

 

 

 

We have had over 50,000 visitors to our website up to

7 July 2014 - thank you for looking.

 

We have  been awarded a '4 Star' rating by 

                                       Camping & Caravanning UK
 
                   to make a booking contact us at

                    Moorhousecampsite@gmail.com
 
                               Tel 01278 741295  
 
       
 
 
 

See our Reviews for 2014

      See our latest reviews for 2014
       to read what our visitors think
                        of our site

Fees - from 1 July 2014

CARAVAN, MOTORHOME & TENT

(2 Persons)                                                    £17.50 per night


 TENT    Small 1 man                                   £10.00 per night


 

 EXTRA PERSON                                          £2.50 per night (children charged 6yrs and over)

SHOWERS (5 MINS)                                          .50P

 

We do not charge for dogs, but pls clean up behind your animal and keep on a lead at all times.  This is due to our free range chickens and peacock.

 

 

 ELECTRIC IS INCLUDED IN ALL PITCH FEES 

 

A payment of 50% is taken at time of booking.  The remainder to be paid on arrival at Moorhouse Campsite.


Refund Policy - a full refund will be given up to 2 weeks notice of the holiday date.

Thereafter a 20% booking fee will be held from the cost of the full amount of stay.  This will be taken from the deposit held.


Please phone us to book your pitch.  Payments can be made over the phone by debit card, credit cards will incur a fee of £2 per transaction.  

Cheque made payable to Moorhouse Campsite.



PLEASE IGNORE YOUR SAT NAV!

 

WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT HOLFORD PLEASE IGNORE SAT NAV! 

 

At The Plough Inn Sat Nav will direct you off the main road to the right down Portway (narrow lane not suitable for large vehicles caravans etc).  Please ignore and stay on the main road.  Once you leave the 30 mile area into 50 mile area there is a brown tourist sign  on your left for Moorhouse campsite which is 300 yards ahead on the right.  At the sharp left hand bend turn right signed Lilstock and Stogursey, Moorhouse is the first entrance on your right.

CONTACT US

FOR AVAILABILITY, BOOKINGS OR ANY FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT US Tel 01278 741295

or email moorhousecampsite@gmail.com

Dog Owners

DOG OWNERS PLEASE NOTE

 

We welcome dogs with responsible owners, but we do not allow dogs to be left on site unattended - it is distressing for the dog and also distressing for vistors on the site, so if you are going out for the day please take your dog with you.

 

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR DOG - BINS ARE PROVIDED - THANK YOU.

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Moorhouse Campsite, Quantock Hills

Fees 2014/2015

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4 Star Rating for the site

 

  Moorhouse Campsite has been awarded a '4 Star' rating

                                 

To make a booking   moorhousecampsite@gmail.com

 Tel 01278 741295

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                  

                                                

PLEASE NOTE

  NEW WEBSITE ARRIVING SOON - watch this space!



 


 

 

 

 

                                             

 

FEES 1 JULY 2014 -MARCH 2015


PLEASE NOTE THIS INFORMATION

  

 

To make a booking or for more information: 

 

 moorhousecampsite@gmail.com

  

Tel: 01278 741295

  

 ***PITCHES ARE AVAILABLE FROM

12.00 NOON ON YOUR ARRIVAL DAY***

 

 

ALL PITCHES MUST BE VACATED BY

11 AM ON YOUR DAY OF DEPARTURE

 

 

 

Photos

Spacious Pitches

Large level, well spaced pitches in the caravan area

Tent area

View towards the Quantock hills from the camping area

BBQ Shelter

The camping field - views towards the Quantock Hills. The BBQ shelter has lighting and fridges for your use. Herbs are planted - help yourself.

Holiday Pods

Our two Holiday pods, Woodlands and Servage

Toilet Block & Washing up Room

The camping and picnic area, has its own toilet block and washing up room. There is also a bike washing area for your use.

Seasonal Pitches

Some of the seasonal pitches

Camping Field

Looking towards The Quantock Hills from the camping area

BBQ Shelter

The BBQ shelter and Holiday pods which look towards the Quantock Hills

Caravan Pitches

Spacious pitches

Spacious Pitches

Large level pitches

BBQ Pavillion

The Picnic area with BBQ Pavillion and fridge for your use.

Caravan pitches

Caravan pitches are well spaced, level and well drained. All have electric hook ups

Caravan Pitches

Spacious pitches

BBQ Pavillion and Picnic area

The picnic/BBQ area with fridge for campers' use. Rosemary,sage and thyme going in the borders please help yourself.

Aerial View

Moorhouse from above

Caravan Pitches

Large well spaced pitches

Holiday Pods

Our two holiday pods with views towards the Quantock Hills

Holiday Pods

Seasonal pitches

Holiday Pods

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Holiday Pods

*****LATEST NEWS -
HOLIDAY PODS ON SITE*****
 
We now have our first two Camping cabin Pods on site - "Woodlands" and "Shervage." These are eco-friendly are fully insulated, 3/4 berth, with electric, heating, lighting, microwave, kettle chill-box and storage.   You will need to bring  with you what you would normally take camping e.g. bedding, sleeping bags, cutlery, crockery etc.
Each cabin is lockable and has its own veranda with exterior lights. 
 
"Woodlands" is available at £40.00 per night
and "Shervage" (slightly larger) at £45.00 per night. 
 
Sorry no Pets   No Smoking

 
 
 
 
 
 

Holiday Pod Review

 

 

Our latest Pod review:
 
Thank you for the warm welcome and wonderful campsite.  
 
The pod is clean comfortable and will be recommending a stay at moorhouse farm from now on. 
 
 Your BBQ and fire pit area is a lovely addition to the camping experience.

We"ll defiantly be booking another stay soon.

 
Thank you Alex and Caryn
 
PS The mountain bike trail that begins just the other side of the pub, really is one of the best in the country!

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Shepherd's Hut "Triscombe"

 
 
Coming on site later in the season:
 
 A fully refurbished Shepherd's Hut " Triscombe" with kitchen area, double bed (bedding supplied), electric.
 
More details to follow.

Holiday camping pods

 
Email or call us for more details and availability

 
moorhousecampsite@gmail.com
 
 
Tel: 01278 741295

POD REVIEW:

 
 
This year we spent a lovely Easter weekend at Moorhouse Campsite in a wooden pod. Normally we camp but due to the chilly weather we chickened out.

On arrival we were greeted and shown to the pod. We were the first customers of this new way of camping so everyone was interested and came to have a look. We had seen and read about them on the internet but were equally curious. First impressions for us was how bright, spacious and WARM it was compared to our tent. And it had electricity, lights, two cupboards, underbunk storage, kettle, microwave and a fan heater. Absolute luxury for campers! Despite it being chilly we hardly used the latter. Also it had a useful veranda or open porch on the front which we left our shoes, wellies, our fold up table and chairs. Fellow campers and caravanners were impressed especially of the warmth on entering, these pods are insulated and are warm.

The campsite was lovely, very spacious and on flat even ground with hills in the background. The loos and showers were fairly central and easy to get to. There is an out door bbq patio area with a shelter that has a communal fridge and is enclosed by banks of herbs(labelled) which you could use.

The campsite is on a farm and there are chickens and peacocks waddling freely around, a field and a track for dog walks. The owners Jane and Terry are very friendly and helpful and work hard to keep the campsite spotless of which it is.

So if you want to try camping in a more comfortable and warm way, on a clean friendly site in the beautiful Quantocks then book a pod at Moorhouse!

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Woodlands & Shervage

Our first holiday pods "Woodlands" and "Shervage"

BBQ Hut

BBQ Hut, with fridge, seating area

Woodlands & Shervage

Each Pod has its own veranda and parking space to the side.

Shervage

Both Pods are lockable and have storage, lighting, microwave, kettle ahd fan heater.

Both pods are fully insulated, sleeps 3/4, with interior and exterior lighting.

Storage 2014

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Storage charges 2011

CARAVAN STORAGE 2014

From 1 January to 31 December 2014

 

 

All caravans are in secure, insured and alarmed storage.

 

New Customers to storage  - please note that as from January 2012 we will only take into storage caravans younger than 1994.

 

 

Under 19ft

12 months                                     £ 350.00

 

 

19ft or over or Twin Axle

12 months                                     £ 375.00

 

 

 

SHORT TERM


All sizes – per day                          £ 1.50   

        

 

PULL OUT CHARGE

 

 

Pull out on site

 

1 night                                           £  6.50

 

On site for 2 days or more            £  5.50

 

 Van to leave site                          £  6.50

 

 

All vans put away for FREE  

 

PLEASE GIVE US 24 HOURS NOTICE IF YOU WANT YOUR VAN BROUGHT OUT FROM STORAGE. THANK YOU.

 

moorhousecampsite@yahoo.com

 

Tel 01278 741295

 

 

Secure Caravan Storage

 

 

 

 

****ALL CARAVANS ARE STORED 

IN A SECURE, INSURED AND 

ALARMED COMPOUND****

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Mountain Biking

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Quantock Mountain Biking

We are told by our many visitors that

'The Quantocks' have the best mountain biking rides in the country.

 

Take a look at singletrack world.com or MTBritain.co.uk and read their forums.

 

 

Visit us and see for yourself - our Holiday Pods are proving very popular.

 

See Holiday Pods page for fees.

See Fees page for tent and caravan pitch fees.

 

Our Latest Review 2014

Just a quick note of thanks, once again, for the great facilities that your campsite offers to us campers and keen mountain bikers!  We had another excellent week, helped by the best weather of course, but your friendly smile and welcome is always a great start to any visit.  As your website suggests, the Quantock trails really are some of the best in the UK.  Exmoor also offers some fantastic riding.  We ride all over the country and your local trails have an element of magic and are a magnet drawing us back year on year.  We can't wait to come back again next year, but maybe we'll visit your new site once you are up and running - you'll need to remind me of the name again though as I have a shocking memory!!  I know you said it was somewhere near Triscombe Stone.
We had our fingers crossed for good weather yesterday for your Big Cream Tea and hope it was a success? 
 
Hope to see you again next year.
Julia and Andy

Bike Wash

We have installed a free of charge bike wash for your use.

Mountain Bikers' Review

Alex and Caryn tell us that -
 
The mountain bike trail that begins just the other side of the pub, really is one of the best in the country!

Local Pubs

There are two local pubs close by serving good food.

Mountain Bikers' Notice Board

 
 
If you have any information about Mountain Biking on the Quantocks that you would like to share with other riders please let us know and we will try and include in on this Notice Board.

Contact Us

 

 

 

 

To make a booking contact us:

 

moorhousecampsite@yahoo.com

 

 

Tel 01278 741295

 

Photos

The Camping and Pod area

Views towards the Quantocks from the camping area

BBQ Shelter

BBQ area, with picnic tables, lighting, fridges and a variety of herbs growing for your use.

Bike wash

View to the Quantocks

Holiday Pods

Our two Holiday Pods, Woodlands and Servage, facing the Quantock Hills.

To the Hills and Holford

Holiday Pods

Track to the Hills and Holford

Hinkley Point

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Hinkley Point

Own camping field available for caravans and tents, heated shower and toilet block  away from the main site.  4 miles from Hinkley Point. 

Special rates please tel 01278 741295   Mobile 07850586828

News/Notice Board

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Camping & Caravanning Uk 4 Star Site

 
                          
We have  been awarded a '4 Star' rating 
by Camping & Caravanning UK
 
 
 

THE BIG CREAM TEA 2014

 

 

The Big Cream Tea held  in the garden on Sunday 24 August

raised £878.00 for the Marion Evered Trust - who support the children's cancer ward at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton.

 

Thank you to everyone who helped, supported and attended on the day - see you all next year!

Shepher's Hut "Triscombe"

Available later in the season

 

 

A fully refurbished Shepherd's Hut "Triscombe"

 

with kitchen area, double bed, (bedding supplied) electric

 

More details to follow.

MOUNTAIN BIKERS

 

 

We are told by our visitors that The Quantocks have the best mountain bike rides in the country.

 

Mountain Bikers - we have now installed a free of charge bike washing area on site.

Local Pubs

Try the local Pubs:
 
 
 
The Plough at Holford
 
The Hood at Kilve
 
The George at Nether Stowey
 
The Cottage Inn at Keenthorne
 
The Windmill at West Quantoxhead
 
The Babbling Brook at Shurton
 
 
 
 

Tractor Road Run 014

SEDGEMOOR VINTAGE CLUB
& THE MARION EVERED TRUST FUND
 
CRANK UP & TRACTOR ROAD RUN
SUNDAY 6 APRIL 2014 - 10.00 AM
 
Come and enjoy a drive in and around
the Vale and Hills of West Somerset.
 
Or just come along to see the tractors and exhibits.
 
Entry forms from Terry Ayre  tel 01278 741295
 
Email terstractors@icloud.com
 
Entry fee £10.00 per tractor.
 
Refreshments available on site

Tractor Run 2014

SEDGEMOOR VINTAGE CLUB
& THE MARION EVERED TRUST FUND
 
CRANK UP & TRACTOR ROAD RUN
SUNDAY 6 APRIL 2014 -
 
Thank you to all those who supported this event  - we made £1065.00

Contact us:

 

 

 

 

 

 

To make a booking contact us

 

moorhousecampite@yahoo.com

 

 

Tel 01278 741295

Justin Kercher's website

 
 
If you would like to see Justin's pictures including those he took of the local beaches and countryside while staying at Moorhouse,  visit his website   

Locally made Cider

Try the local

"Mad Apple Cider"

made at Holford with apples

from local orchards

MOORHOUSE NEWS

If you are a regular visitor to Moorhouse and have any information that you would like to share with other visitors, let us know, we will try and include it on our notice board.

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Tent area with BBQ Pavillion

The picnic/BBQ area with picnic tables and a fridge for your use.

Before the off - Some of the 69 tractors that took part in the Moorhouse Tractor Run on Sunday 28 April 2013

Pepsi - a faithful friend

Pepsi the farm collie - a faithful friend sadly no longer with us.

The Tractor Run 2013 - on their way back to Moorhouse, driving across the Quantock Hills at Crowcombe. This event raised over £4,300 for the Marion Evered Trust Fund.

Walk to the Hills and Holford

Local Attractions & Events

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Local Events 2014

 

 

There are various interesting local walks throughout the year  organised by the Quantock Wardens these include:

 

Bat Walk from Fyne Court

Heart of the Hills Walk from Holford Bowling Green

Owl Prowl from Ramscombe Great Wood

Coleridge Way Walk from Holford Bowling Green

Coastal Path Walk from Kilve Car Park

 

For full details - dates, times, cost etc please go to

 

 

http://www.quantockhills.com/events/view

Tractor Run 2014

 
 
SEDGEMOOR VINTAGE CLUB
& THE MARION EVERED TRUST FUND
 
CRANK UP & TRACTOR RUN
SUNDAY 6 APRIL 2014 - 10.00 AM
 
Come and enjoy a drive in and around the Vale and Hills
of West Somerset.
 
Or just come along to see the tractors and exhibits.
 
Entry forms from Terry Ayre  email terstractors@icloud.com
Tel 01278 741295
 
Entry fee £10.00 per tractor.
 
Refreshments available on site
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A few local events for 2014

 

Just a few of the many local events in 2014:

 

 

Dunster Country Fair - 30 July

 

 West Somerset Railway Steam Fayre

& Vintage Vehicle Rally - 3/4 August

 

 

Watchet Music Festival 22 - 24 August

 

Bridgwater Fair - September

 

West Somerset Railway Autumn Steam Gala

2 - 5 October

 

Bampton Charter Fair - 30 October

 

Bridgwater Carnival - 1 November

 

Burnham on Sea Carnival 3 November

 

Weston super Mare Carnival 7 November

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open Top bus ride across Exmoor

 

 

 

 

There is an open top-bus which you can take from Minehead train station across Exmoor to Lynton.

Steart Nature Reserve

Steart Bridgwater Bay NNR
 

Bridgwater Bay NNR contains one of the biggest intertidal mudflats in Britain and the largest area of salt -marsh in Somerset.

 

Around 200 bird species have been recorded at the reserve and flocks of up to several thousand birds can be spotted at the busiest times of year.  The reed beds support numerous small birds such as reed and sedge warbler and skylark which nest on the adjacent common land. At low tide oystercatcher and turnstone feed on exposed shingle.  Many birds of prey including short-eared owl, harriers and peregrine hunt over the peninsula.

 

The remains of a submerged fossil forest between Stolford and Hinkley indicates that sea levels here have risen dramatically since the last ice age.

 

Tidal conditions have made the area an important fishing ground for hundreds of years. The remains of at least 76 historic fish weirs and traps have been found within the reserve. Fixed-net fishing has been carried out at the Stolford  for many generations,  now a much reduced industry with only a handful of licences to fish in this way are issued each year.

  

Important Safety information

The vast majority of the reserve is intertidal, the mudflats can be extremely dangerous. Please follow the safety recommendations highlighted on the signs throughout the reserve.

 

The reserve will be fully open in Autumn 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The start of the 2013 Tractor Run - leaving Moorhouse Campsite. Many thanks to all those who helped and took part.

Site Comments

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We have just returned from a lovely visit to Moorhouse campsite and would like to say how much we enjoyed our stay. We camped in a large tent which was not a problem as the pitches were roomy and the hygiene facilities were very good. We appreciated that help was at hand if needed but otherwise were left to enjoy our holiday as we liked. We also liked that well behaved dogs need not be tied up or on a lead, something our dog, Ellie, appreciated very much. We loved the surrounding areas of beautiful countryside and still feel there is more to explore. Would not hesitate to recommend to family and friends and hope to visit again in the future. A friendly site which seemed to attract friendly people. Hope to see you again soon. John and Sonia Andersonand Ellie the American

Site Comments

I just wanted to say thank you for a very enjoyable stay this weekend. We both felt very welcome by your onsite warden (think I would have been there all night if he didn’t help me park the caravan) and were impressed with your facilities. I would like to return with some friends in July and would like to know what availability you may have. Kind Regards Matthew Williams

Site Comment 2011

Hello Terry and Jane, Just a quick email to thank you all for a great 8 nights at Moorhouse. This was our second visit and it was even better than the first. Great views, excellent facilities, peace and quiet, clean and well maintained site. We couldn't have asked for more. Thanks again. Dennis and Stephanie Roberts

Site Comment 2011

I just wanted to say we thoroughly enjoyed our first camping trip to Somerset. You made us feel very welcome. Lovely site. Well looked after and clean. A return visit sometime is definately on the cards and hopefully it will be for more than one night. We bought some cider and upon returning home we have drank it. Very good. Thank you. Mrs Nook

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We have been coming her for nearly 10 years after taking up caravanning on a friend's recommendation.. It is a peaceful site with lovely views of the Quantocks all around us. "Green" is the descriptive word for Moorhouse! Joan and Tony

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Just wanted to say a big thank you!, we had a lovely weekend at your campsite. The kids had a great time with all the great open space for kite flying etc. I am sure we will be back. Many thanks again Paula

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Have just had a fantastic stay at Moorhouse campsite, Holford, Somerset - what a wonderful site! Quiet and in a wonderful location, what a find - have already booked my next visit!

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Moorhouse Campsite is a friendly working farm site, which we have been visiting for many years. We have recomended it to caravanning and camping friends. Ideal for exploring the Quantock Hills and the West Somerset Coast. Although the site has grown over the years it has maintained its rural charm! Brian and Cheyrl

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What a lovely site, quiet, peaceful with lovely views of the Quantock Hills and surrounding area. Moorhouse was recommended to us by friends who had visited the site on many occasions, so as the weather had improved we decided to visit. We spent a week at the end of August 2008 and had a lovely stay. The site is immaculate, and really well looked after. The Toilet and shower block was always clean (I didn't see any spiders!)and the laundry room really useful. Pitches were really generous and well space out with plenty of room to sit out and enjoy a glass of wine in the evening. We spoke to campers on site who had been visiting this site for years, so that's the best recommendation you could have. Dogs were welcome provided they were kept under control and there is a really good 'dog walk' around the farm. There is a shop at Kilve nearby and numerous shops and a Post office at Nether Stowey. I would recommend the Plough at Holford for a good pub meal. If you enjoy walking or cycling, or just want a quiet relaxing stay in beautiful countryside this is a good site to visit and I would gladly recommend it.

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Have just spent a week at this site, even though it is basic it is really well looked after and is in beautiful surroundings. What a find! Pitches are generous and separated by a couple of small trees. Grass is well kept, and the campers have their own field to camp in. Run by a lovely couple Jane and Terry, and we met a couple who'd been returning there for 12 years, so it must be good. Shower and toilet block is immaculate, but remember to take a stock of 50p's with you for the showers. One coin is enough for a quick shower though. The surrounding area is full of things to do; A39 is main coast road along to Minehead and Lynton/Lynmouth. Good pubs with small play paks for kids nearby; The Hood Arms, Kilve The Butchers Arms, Carhampton Good place for cream teas; The Chantry, Kilve (1/2 mile down lane towards beach) Good beach at Minehead, also one at Dunster but this is a bit pebbly but not as busy as Minehead. If you fancy a drive out to north Devon, Croyde Bay beach is beautiful

Site Comments

Hi Jane / Terry Thanks for having me and my photography buddy Jake at your fantastic campsite over the last couple of days. Its by far one of the nicest campsites I’ve been to! I just thought I would send you a shot of your Collie (sorry I’ve forgotten her name!). I took it just after we talked to Jane yesterday morning as I really liked the scene. Hope you like it! Thanks again and hopefully I’ll be back soon! Kind Regards, Justin

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Terry and Jane - many thanks to you both for an excellent weekend. Both Stella and I have visited sites both on the continent and UK and without doubt yours is one of the most picturesque. Everything about the site is to be admired, the area, location, pitches, toilet block and farm. You were truely wonderful hosts and we are most grateful for your hospitality. We look forward to another visit in the near future. Pete and Stella, Easton in Gordano, Bristol

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Thank you so much for our long weekend at Moorhouse Farm campsite this weekend. We absolutely loved the campsite, found you very friendly, helpful and welcoming, and felt that it was a beautifully clean campsite. Our two toddlers, Joseph and Stanley, were able to have a good old romp around in complete safety, and your recommendation of The Hood in Kilve for lunch on Saturday was very welcome - their food was excellent! Thanks once again, and we hope to see you again. Best wishes Anne

Campsite Reviews 2009-2014

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Recent comments 2011

We booked in at Moorhouse as an overnight stop enroute to Devon - and wished we'd stayed longer! Beautiful views of the Quantock Hills and surrounding countryside, immaculately tended grass pitches and flower beds. There are even herbs you can pick to use for your BBQ! The toilet and shower blocks are simple yet very clean and nothing is too much trouble for the owners who are always on hand. There is no play equipment for children, but there is a huge field for them to run around and play in and the site itself felt very safe for my six and two year olds. The local pub, The Plough, serves great, home cooked food with a lovely beer garden and welcoming staff. If it's peace and quiet with beautiful scenery you're looking for, look no further Just spent 8 wonderful days. Lovely camping field, hookups if you need them. Tents quite tightly packed together over Bank Holiday weekend, but lovely and peaceful for the rest of the week. Facilities good, although you need 50p for the showers. The communal fridge is a great bonus. Really good shop in Kilve (1 mile) and nice pub with great garden. Kilve beach, (small road by the shop) is very rocky but there are nice walks and picnic areas on the headland.(Dogs allowed) Lots of places to visit, Dunster with it`s castle, Minehead if you`re looking for a sandy beach(no dogs allowed)and great walking and views up on the Quantocks. We really love this site and it is very good value, we have a caravan, but the camping section is very good, with an under cover barbecue area with a fridge, there is also a bike wash, they even have herbs growing round the camping area for use. Found this campsite by chance, a last minute long weekend for the late spring bank holiday - and very glad we did! A very warm welcome from the owner on arrival who was really helpful in getting us set up. The toilets and shower block were clean and modern. The site itself was very clean and tidy. The grass was well maintained and pitches were generous and well laid out - separated by hedges and trees. There were plenty of recycling bins located across the site. The price for a serviced pitch was excellent - even with the additional 50p required for the showers this was such good value.

Some Reviews 2009 - 2010

Hi Terry and Jane,Just wanted to say thank you for our fantastic two week holiday in August 2009. We would definitely recommend your campsite to anyone, the site is quiet, very spacious and clean. Our young son also had lots of room to play and was kept very safe by all. The only thing we did wrong was not read the sat nav advice on the website, when it says ignore the sat nav in the village of Holford, please do!! Thank you once again,Mike, Jo and Jamie Taylor Hi Jane & Terry Just to say thanks very much for making my first camping experience a great one, loved your site its friendly, welcoming with a lovely feel about it! Will most definitely be back! With best wishes Dee, Wayne & Geoffrey the cocker spaniel. (Aug 14/15 09) First visit to this site and it was only the second day of 2010 that the site has been open. The site was easy to find as long as you follow their directions and not SatNav!Pitches are nice and big and obviously not that crowded in March! There are a LOT of seasonal caravan pitches along with all the regular caravan owners who keep their vans here making it seem like a lot of caravans. We were welcomed and then given a list of rules to abide by - this seemed a little OTT but the lady was polite and seemed quite busy. I was very surprised about the electric meter for the EHU but even with a fan heater on all night, we still left with 56p credit! Our arrival at the site also coincided with the arrival of a large group of youngsters on a Duke Of Edinburgh Bronze expedition. We were worried about the noise but after a few pints in the excellent Plough Inn, we needn't have worried about them as they were very quiet and well behaved. We felt that there could be insufficient showers when it gets busy, but for March it was fine. We also would prefer to pay more and have free showers and no limited electricity! All in all, this is a very clean, well run site in a truly stunning area. Well worth a visit! Lovely site attached to a real working farm.Warm welcome on arrival by owner, all facilities good. But make sure you have some 50p for shower. Stayed for a long weekend, but ended up storing motorhome there for 4 days and returned for another long weekend. We were lucky and had brilliant sunshine both weekends in april, lots of walking in Quantock hills with super pub food at nearby plough pub in Holford, also good pub in nearby Kilve. This was a rather special visit, as we were attending a wedding in Holford and would be hosting part of the preparations and accommodation for some of the guests on the camping pitch. Our hosts were most understanding, allocating a generous corner of the camping field in anticipation of 5 extra tents! The facilities were clean and the site was very well kept, especially difficult I imagine with a working farm on site! The lady who was the driving force behind this site worked tirelessly throughout our visit, helping new arrivals locate their pitch, doing the rounds several times in the day, yet she always had the time to stop for a quick chat or give a friendly greeting. Despite the businesslike air, the site was free from those interminable signs of do's and don't's which seek to direct you at every moment. A nice touch was the provision of large round wooden table and chair units around the field: great for socialising! The location is good, within walking distance of the village pub. (and a longer walk up the combe to the top of the Quantocks for the more adventurous) A 1.5 mile drive North takes you to Kilve (grocery shop) and 0.5 miles further is a car park with quaint tea room and access to the unspoilt shore. (good for fossil finds)I know we will be back soon, perhaps later this year! Andrew White HI everyone at Moorhouse Just a quick email to say how much I enjoyed my visit to your site. Great scenery, fab facilities and best of all a marvelous on site repair man ( My roof is still water tight !!) Thank you John.... I will be back Thanks again Sarah Valmont This is one of the best sites we have ever been to. Even though it was the first week of the school hols and it was busy, it was still very quiet. The owners were very polite and helpful to the point where my neighbours dog chewed through my hookup cable and Jane & Terry (the owners) supplied us with another to borrow until we left. Its very clean and basic but that's the attraction for us. The nearby Quantockhead beaches are fantastic for fossil hunting and the kids had a brilliant time. There is a general store and pub within 2 miles in Kilve. We will definitely be visiting this site again. 10/10 Hello Terry and Jane, Just a quick email to thank you all for a great 8 nights at Moorhouse. This was our second visit and it was even better than the first. Great views, excellent facilities, peace and quiet, clean and well maintained site. We couldn't have asked for more. Thanks again. Dennis and Stephanie Roberts

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August 2014

Just a quick note of thanks, once again, for the great facilities that your campsite offers to us campers and keen mountain bikers!  We had another excellent week, helped by the best weather of course, but your friendly smile and welcome is always a great start to any visit.  As your website suggests, the Quantock trails really are some of the best in the UK.  Exmoor also offers some fantastic riding.  We ride all over the country and your local trails have an element of magic and are a magnet drawing us back year on year.  We can't wait to come back again next year, but maybe we'll visit your new site once you are up and running - you'll need to remind me of the name again though as I have a shocking memory!!  I know you said it was somewhere near Triscombe Stone.
We had our fingers crossed for good weather yesterday for your Big Cream Tea and hope it was a success? 
 
Hope to see you again next year.
Julia and Andy

June 2014

We've been camping for 35 years now and this has to be one of the best campsites we've stayed at in the UK. High praise I know, but I say that because the site is modeled on continental sites with well above average space between pitches and trees, hedges or shrubs dividing each individual pitch giving lots of privacy. The tent field is definitely the best we've seen. It's flat with a great central communal BBQ area which is covered should it rain and has good quality BBQ's with lots of wooden tables and seats. We've experienced this arrangment in the Netherlands where people gather in the evenings to socialise. It's a great idea for backpackers or couples with small tents.

The whole campsite is peaceful, very pretty and well looked after with borders of flowering schrubs. The owners couldn't be more friendly and helpful giving us plenty of information about the local pubs which are really friendly with good food and a great selection of local cidars, shops etc. And all the fantastic walks from the campsite up onto the Quantock Hills.

The facilities are more than adequate with two toilet blocks, showers, dishwashing areas and a separate laundry room with washing machine and tumble drier and clothes drying area just outside. All are kept spotlessly clean. The charge was £18 per night for a caravan and two adults with dog. The charge for electricity was a £2 token which usually lasted us 2 or 3 days depending on usage and when it runs out you just buy another token. So much cheaper than other sites which can charge up to £5 a day for electricity, and which we now realise is a real rip-off!

This site is no longer a working farm but the owners keep freerange hens (selling the eggs from the farmhouse), doves and even a peacock.

We'd intended staying here for only two nights and then moving on, but loved it so much that we ended up staying for ten nights.

I highly recommend this site and just wish we didn't live so far away from it (Scotland) or we'd stay more often. I also wish more campsites in the UK were like this, instead of the usual featureless rows of hard-standings with very little space between pitches that is found in this country.
 
 
Naomi
 
Rating: 10 Star **********
 
 
 
 
 

If you enjoy the countryside, peace and quiet, walking and having a really good sized grass pitch with some privacy, then this is the site for you. Such a refreshing find!

May 2014

We stayed at this site for 3 nights (late May), this was our first camping for 35 years plus so we were somewhat apprehensive, we arrived to be greeted by our host who showed us to our pitch and explained everything we needed to know. Everything we wanted was to hand and the place is kept spotlessly clean The showers are a short distance from the pitches and are well maintained and at 50p for a full five mins a real bargain. The hook up is prepaid and sold in units of £1. 00 so you use as much or as little as you like.

The campsite was not overcrowded so gave you that 'getting away from it all effect' We cannot praise this site enough a real gem!
 
 
Rob
 
 
Rating:  9 Star *********

August 2013

Just got back from a wonderful weekend on Moorhouse campsite. The weather wasn't great with rain showers all through, but it didn't spoil our stay as the facilities on the site were so fabulous. The local area was beautiful (even when the sun wasn't out). The owners of the site must work so hard to keep everything so well stocked and tidy. The toilets and wash up rooms were very close to our tent and always kept clean and well supplied. The wet room showers were a bit further to walk and cost 50p but again clean and lovely hot water. There was a sheltered area on our field where you could bbq and have fires which was great as it would've been a bit wet and windy by our tent. It was also a good place to meet the other campers and have a chat around the fire in the evening. The whole campsite was planted beautifully to give picturesque surroundings. I am usually a very fussy camper but I think I smiled all weekend :) By far THE best site we've stayed on and will be booking there again - feel like we've discovered a really well kept secret!

 
 
 

July 2013

 I stayed at this campsite for 3 nights from 9th July, it was my second successive year camping here, and it’s been fantastic both times.
For what I want from a campsite this place is brilliant. It is lovely and quiet, in a beautiful setting, at the head of numerous mountain bike trials.
The site has separate fields for tents, visiting caravans and permanent pitches, with clean toilet blocks, showers, laundry and washing up kitchens. The camping field also has in the centre a covered area containing a fridge as well as fire pit and BBQ for campers’ use.
There are electrical hook up’s in the tent field, as well as 2 Camping pods for those travelling light or want a little extra protection from the elements.
If you want a club house or playground, this isn’t for you, but if you want to watch the swallow’s swoop over the meadows during the day, and the bats flick inches above your head whilst listening to the tawny owls hoot in the nearby woods this is the venue for you.
The owners are very friendly, with Jane making regular rounds, greeting her guests, and her husband tending to the grounds, both always happy for a chat, and full of useful local information.
New for us this year was the scrumpy cider made from apples harvested from the farm’s orchard and “brewed” on site, by Mad Apple Cider. Delicious, but traditionally potent!

Over The Hill Club July 2013

Dear Terry and Jane,
Thanks for a great weekend at Moorhouse.
Everyone enjoyed themselves and appreciated all the hard work you put in to making the site so welcoming and comfortable.
We'll be back!
Regards
Allen Mellors - Over The Hill Club July 2013

Recent magazine review 2013

 

 

A lovely site set among landscaped paddocks with extensive tree planting and good facilities in two blocks.  The grass pitches are well drained and sheltered and there’s a covered outdoor picnic/BBQ area for tent campers and a couple of pods.  This is a proper campsite on a working arable farm with chickens and farm cats roaming around.  Absolutely lovely!

Recent Comment - August 2012

Dear Terry and Jane

 

I could not find how to put a review on your website so hope you will upload this one.

 

We are so grateful to you for giving us a restful two days on your site despite our late arrival due to a breakdown. Thank you for your warm welcome and the really clean and tidy site.

 

We generally don’t like larger campsites preferring CL site (only five caravans) but will have to make an exception with this one!  I think the layout in small group areas made it seem much smaller than it was.

 

We have to admit the hard standing was reassuring with a motorhome in the rain we have had recently.

 

We love the Quantocks and will be back.   Many thanks     Bill and Elizabeth Carter

 

August 2012

Enjoyed a 5 night stay in August. We had actually booked another site but they had to cancel our booking so we ended up at Moorhouse Farm and were very glad we did.
Nothing to fault, level pitches, plenty of space, beautifully cared for, with shrubs, rockeries, etc and the herb garden a nice touch. Site not over busy during our stay, although you don't feel it is busy as it is so well set out with areas separated by trees, hedges so you are not really aware of other caravans and tents.
Two fridges provided meant we could forget about icepacks etc. BBQ area, toilets spotless, only 3 showers but never a queue.
Owners very friendly and helpful and regularly out and about.
Nice to walk to The Plough in Holford via footpath so not on main road, didn't eat there but friendly folk and menu looked good.

 

Recent Comment - April 2012

Hi Terry & Jane
 
It's the first time since we've got back to be able to contact you, Despite the elements being against us we have had a fantastic time at Moorhouse Farm, you really are a very special couple who take an absolute pride in everything you do to make holidays what they should be, a relaxing and pleasant time.
 
You came to us on recommendation and we will most certainly be passing on the recommendation to others we know who enjoy the camping lifestyle.
 
Once again thank you for making our first holiday of the 2012 season a very memorable one, on what has to be the best kept campsite we have ever stayed at. 
 
Regards & best wishes
The West & Nazrali Famillies.

Toollands - our new Site

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Our new Site 'Toolllands' at West Bagborough

 

Lower Toollands, West Bagborough, Taunton, Somerset, TA4 3EP  

    

In 1957 'The Quantocks' became England’s first area of outstanding natural beauty and extends approximately 12 miles north-west of Taunton

to the sea at West Quantoxhead.  This is ideal walking country with far reaching views across 9 counties and over the Bristol Channel to Wales.

With its many criss-crossed footpaths, bridleways and steep wooded combes it is also a very popular area for mountain bikers. 

 

Lower Toollands at West Bagborough sits 5 miles north of Taunton at the foot of the Quantock Hills and is an wonderful base

to explore the Hills from. 

 

 

At present only tent pitches are available, making this an ideal

site for groups – schools, colleges, universities, Duke of Edinburgh groups etc.

 

 

For further information about  Lower Toollands or Moorhouse please contact

 

Jane Ayre Tel 01278 741295

 

Or email moorhousecampsite@yahoo.com

 

 

www.moorhousecampsite.co.uk

How to find us

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Directions to Moorhouse

 PLEASE IGNORE YOUR SAT NAV!

 

 

 

Directions to Moorhouse Farm are fairly straight forward.  We are about 10 miles west of Bridgwater just off  the A39.    Come off the M5 at junction 23 for Bridgwater (signed Bridgwater, Glastonbury, Street).  Follow signs for Bridgwater along dual carriage way then follow signs for Minehead on A39,  by-passing town centre.  Stay on A39 by-passing Cannington.  Past Village of Nether Stowey (on your left), heading towards Holford.

 

At Holford, The Plough Inn is on your left.  PLEASE IGNORE SAT NAV!  Sat nav will direct you off the main road down Portway (narrow lane not suitabe for large vehicles caravans etc).  Stay on the main road.  Once you leave the 30 mile area into 50 mile area there is a brown tourist sign  on your left for Moorhouse campsite 300 yards ahead on your right.  At the sharp left hand bend there is a road off to the right signed Lilstock and Stogursey, turn off here and Moorhouse is the first entrance on your right.

 

 

Moorhouse Campsite

Holford

Bridgwater

Somerset

TA5 1SP    

 

Tel  01278 741295

 

email:  moorhousecampsite@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos

Views to the Quantock Hills

Moorhouse Farm Campsite sign

View towards the Quantock Hills

Moorhouse from above

Contact Us

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How to contact us

Contact:  

 

 

Simon & Helena Ayre

Moorhouse Campsite

Moorhouse Farm

Holford

Bridgwater

Somerset

TA5 1SP

 

 

Tel 01278 741295

 

email: 

Moorhousecampsite@gmail.com

 

 

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Track to the Hills and Holford

Moorhouse Farm

Walk to the Hills

Views to the Quantocks