All About Us
Nestled between the ‘Quantock Hills,’ an area of outstanding natural beauty and the ‘Jurassic Coast,’ Moorhouse Campsite is a quiet, rural, family-run site.
The area is surrounded by open farm land and far reaching views to the hills, with dog walks easily accessible directly from the farm.
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 up’s and a landscaped BBQ communal area in the centre.
There is a seperate 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.
For those looking for a bit of extra comfort, two glamping Pods are situated at the top of the tent field with seperate views to the ‘Quantock’s.’ They are equipped to sleep up to 3 people with outdoor furniture and a BBQ.
The Quantock Hills
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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’ tea rooms 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.
Fossils at Kilve Beach
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 favorite 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.
Moorhouse is a small independent place to stay, ensconced by the beautiful countryside. One not to be missed!