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Perfect sites for grown-up getaways

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Take a break from the kids and head to a site that's perfect for grown-up breaks

We love family-friendly breaks, but there's times when you just crave a little peace and quiet to read a whole book without being interrupted – or drink a glass of wine without risk of a flying footballs.

If you fancy a caravanning holiday that's free from play parks and ball games, we've got just the site for you! Whether you're looking to be close to the coast, near the city or even hop across the Channel, there's somewhere to suit your needs. 

Beaconsfield Holiday Park

Beaconsfield Holiday Park

Located in the Shropshire countryside, Beaconsfield Holiday Park is only two miles from Shrewsbury and close to the village of Hadnall. The site is an AA five pennant park with a choice of grass or fully serviced hardstanding pitches, set in landscaped grounds. For those who enjoy walking, the Shropshire Way passes by the park and you can walk into Shrewsbury to explore its historic buildings, museums and shops.
 
On site there is a dog walking area, toilets and showers, a laundry and fishing. There is also an indoor pool and steam room, charged at £3.00 per session and you can also hire the pool for private use. When it comes to food and drink Beaconsfield has both a coffee shop and restaurant.
 
Exploring further afield, both the famous Ironbridge and Blists Hill Victorian Town are just a short drive away. Beaconsfield is located on the Shropshire/Wales border so you can also easily explore mid Wales.
Upper Battlefield, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 4AA
01939 210370
beaconsfieldholidaypark.co.uk
All year
£25.00
 

Somers Wood Caravan Park
Somers Wood Caravan Park

The grounds of Somers Wood Caravan Park are part of the Forest of Arden, offering a secluded site and pitches among the trees. There are 48 hardstanding pitches of which four are fully serviced. All pitches have electric. The facilities comprise of a heated shower block with privacy cubicles, toilets and showers. There’s also a laundry and disabled suite. Dogs are welcome on park and there is a dog walk area. 
 
The caravan site is adjacent to Stonebridge Golf Club and Packington Somers fishing lakes. The village of Meriden is within a mile of the site, where you’ll find shops, country pubs and restaurants. Somers Wood is also ideal for visiting the NEC and any shows that are taking place there as it is only 10 minutes’ drive away.
 
Locally there is plenty to do. Coventry is just six miles away where there is the Transport Museum and Cathedral. Warwick Castle is 14 miles away and proves a great day out. As well as the picturesque castle and grounds there are daily shows and attractions bringing history to life.

Somers Road, Meriden, Warwickshire CV7 7PL
01676 522978
somerswood.co.uk
All year
£25.00
 

Run Cottage Touring Park, Suffolk
Run Cottage Touring Park, Suffolk (PREMIER PARK)

A small, family run caravan park and campsite with just 45 pitches and two luxury glamping pods. Run Cottage is located on the outskirts of the village of Hollesley and close to the market town of Woodbridge. Suffolk’s Heritage Coast and the National Trust’s Flatford Mill are also within easy reach. 
 
The site is set in 4.5 acres of parkland, with views over open farmland and with a large pond on site and a stream running along one side. This is a great retreat to escape the daily hustle and bustle, and there’s an abundance of wildlife to be spotted including sparrows, barn owls and deer. 
 
Facilities at Run Cottage include a clean, modern toilet and shower block, a washing up area, tourist info, and a dog exercise field. Tent pitches are located around the pond or by the stream, and can accommodate tents up to 6x4 metres and for a max stay of four nights.
 
In terms of local amenities there is a village store within 600 yards, a local pub serving food, and a shingle beach 1.5 miles away.

Alderton Road, Hollesley, Suffolk IP12 3RQ
01394 411309

runcottage.co.uk
All year
£22.00
 
Briarfields Motel & Touring Caravan Park

Briarfields Motel & Touring Caravan Park, Gloucestershire

This open all year adults only site is just two miles from Regency Cheltenham and only six miles from Historic Gloucester, with a bus service to both, should you wish to leave the car behind. Cheltenham is fames for its racecourse and the many cultural festivals held throughout the year.
 
Historic Gloucester has a wonderful Cathedral where Harry Potter was filmed, a dockside, Waterways Museum and Quays outlet shopping centre.
 
The site is also well-positioned to explore Cotswold villages and wander the many trails of the Forest of Dean. Briarfields is beautifully landscaped and surrounded by mature hedges, shrubs and lawns and has a good selection of trees to make it feel rural, with lots of birdlife.
 
Tents are pitched on grass and pets are welcome. The washroom facilities consist of private washbasins, toilets and showers. There’s also a disabled washroom, a laundry, and WiFi is available. 
 
Gloucester Road (B4063), Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL51 0SS
01242 235324
briarfields.net
All year
£23.00

Delph Bank caravan park

Delph Bank Touring Park, Lincolnshire (PREMIER PARK)

Delph Bank Touring Park is a small picturesque five-star tranquil park, located in the heart of the Fens. In the centre of a village, the park offers 45 level pitches sheltered by mature trees in an immaculate garden setting.

There are attractive flower and shrub beds dotted around the park. The pitches are on grass or hardstanding, all with 16 amp hook-up. There are also fully serviced pitches available. Facilities include WiFi, toilets and showers, dishwashing, a laundry and facilities for the disabled. Pets are welcome and there is a small on-site dog walk.

The village has a pub, tearoom, farm shop, post office and a Chinese restaurant, all within walking distance. There is a bus stop a few yards from the Park entrance with services to Spalding and King’s Lynn. Spalding is home to the Springfields outlet shopping centre and festival gardens – a 35-acre site with gardens, woodland walk and water features.

Delph Bank is also within easy reach of Boston, Lincoln, Peckover House, the Sandringham Estate and the North Norfolk coast resorts and beaches.

Old Main Road, Fleet Hargate, Holbeach PE12 8LL

01406 422910
delphbank.co.uk
23 March - 4 November 
£22.50

 

Longnor Wood Holiday Park

Longnor Wood Holiday Park, Derbyshire (PREMIER PARK)

Set in the heart of the Peak District, Longnor Wood is a five pennant, adults-only campsite that offers 47 hardstanding pitches with 10-amp electric hook-up and some fully serviced pitches. Being situated in the Peaks makes this site a great choice for walkers and cyclists who want to enjoy the freedom and beauty of the National Park. The site itself is surrounded by meadows and rolling hills. You’ll not go wanting for facilities here.

In addition to the spotless heated amenities block and laundry room, the campsite has a small shop, together with picnic benches dotted here and there, a putting green, and courts for playing badminton and boules. Adjoining the tent field is a lovely meadow area where dogs can run free while owners take in the stunning views across the valley.

Longnor itself is a pretty little moorland town just over a mile away that offers several good pubs and a fish and chip shop. Venture further afield, and you’ll find Bakewell, Buxton, Chatsworth House and Dovedale all within easy reach.

Our digital editor, Will Hawkins, stayed here with his wife, and can vouch for the friendly staff and high quality amenities. The location is perfect for walking straight from the site. Also, if you like a good curry, drive to Buxton in the evening and visit the Gurkha Tingmo Palace. It's excellent!

Longnor, Buxton SK17 0NG
01298 83648
longnorwood.co.uk
1 March - 10 January
£24.50

South Wales Caravan Park

South Wales Caravan Park – Llwynifan Farm, Wales

This adults-only park has great views over the Loughor Estuary and towards the Gower peninsula, thanks to its elevated position above the town of Llangennech. The landscaped pitches are spread across three tiers, with electric hook-up and fully serviced pitches available.

The amenities benefit from individual shower rooms and vanity units. There are also washing up facilities and a laundry. There’s also a small but well-equipped gym, and a bus service in peak season that goes to local attractions and towns. The site is very dog friendly, with a separate dog-walking field and with an excellent 45-minute circular river walk nearby.

Llwynifan Farm is ideal for exploring the South Wales coast, Gower Peninsula and the Brecon Beacons. The site has an arrangement with a local cycle hire firm that will deliver bikes to site. There’s a fantastic range of cycle trails locally, including through the Millennium Coastal Park and Carreg Cennen Castle is just 30 minutes away.


Llanelli, Wales SA14 8AX
01554 820420
southwalescaravansite.co.uk
23 February – 31 October
£22.00

Waterrow Touring Park

Waterrow Touring Park, Somerset (PREMIER PARK)

This open all year, multi award-winning, beautifully landscaped campsite is perfect for a peaceful and tranquil getaway. Situated in the hamlet of Waterrow the site is close to the Somerset/Devon border, to the east of Exmoor. Set among landscaped grounds, pitches are divided by plant and shrub screening to provide privacy but still allowing views of the surrounding hills.

All 40 all-weather pitches are spacious and level with 16-amp electric hook-up and TV booster system. There are two super pitches and 26 fully serviced ones. Waterrow offers clean, five-star facilities within a barn, with underfloor heated showers, a coffee machine, laundry and washing up sinks. WiFi is available and there’s a country pub within walking distance.

The site is dog-friendly with a short riverside, woodland walk on the grounds along with many circular walks off site. There is a bus service that runs from outside the park and painting courses are held throughout the year.


Waterrow, Wiveliscombe TA4 2AZ
01984 623464
waterrowpark.co.uk
All year
£29.00

Wells Touring Park

Wells Touring Park, Somerset (PREMIER PARK)

This campsite and touring park is within walking distance of the historic city of Wells, in the beautiful Somerset countryside. There are 60 hardstanding pitches, plus some fully serviced ones, and units up to 14m long can be accepted. Facilities comprise heated toilets and showers, with a disabled wet room, and a laundry. There’s also a small shop at reception, WiFi, a dog exercise area and dog shower.

For your leisure time you can make use of a pentanque court, there’s an on-site beauty room, and car hire is available. The site’s location, close to the city of Wells, means you can easily walk into the city to enjoy the cathedral, local markets, and Bishops Palace. Close by is the village of Wookey Hole, with its popular caves and mill.

Wells Touring Park is also central for visiting Cheddar Gorge, Bath, Weston-super-Mare, and Glastonbury, with the added convenience of a bus stop at the park entrance. For the more athletic the Mendip Hills offer the walker and cyclist miles of minor roads and countryside to explore. 


Haybridge, Wells BA5 1AJ
01749 676869
wellstouringpark.co.uk
All year
£27.00

Chateau de Lacomte Country Club
Chateau de Lacomte Country Club, France 

Château de Lacomte is a four-star tranquil hideaway within picturesque natural surroundings. This British-owned country club is set in an ancient and beautiful region steeped in rich and colourful history. Days out exploring can include imposing châteaux and picturesque medieval towns and villages.

The site also delights nature lovers with the 30-acre estate host to swallowtail butterflies, three species of woodpecker, and in May and June many rare orchids. The site has 84 fully serviced pitches surrounded by flowering shrubs and trees. Facilities include toilets and showers, a laundry room, washing up sinks and facilities for the disabled.

For recreation these is an outdoor pool, tennis court and fields for basketball and volleyball. There is also a lounge bar on site and Restaurant Les Etoiles where you can savour culinary delights and dine al-fresco on the terrace. WiFi is available on site in the bar and on the terrace area.


46500 Carlucet, Lot, France
0033 565 387546
chateaulacomte.com
1 May – 15 September
£36.83

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