Perfect sites for grown-up getaways
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
Somers Wood Caravan Park
Somers Road, Meriden, Warwickshire CV7 7PL
Run Cottage Touring Park, Suffolk (PREMIER PARK)
Alderton Road, Hollesley, Suffolk IP12 3RQ
Briarfields Motel & Touring Caravan Park, Gloucestershire
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
23 March - 4 November
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
1 March - 10 January
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
23 February – 31 October
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
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
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
1 May – 15 September