Last week we had the opportunity to go away for a couple of days with the T4 and use it for the first time properly since we bought it. Initially we had decided to head towards Devon and Cornwall for the week but unfortunately our plans had to change and this meant we could only get away for a couple of nights instead of the week we’d hoped for.
We started looking for a site closer to home and then remembered the excellent review that Shaun and Lizzy from ABusAndBeyond had done of the Old Oaks Touring Park on YouTube. The fact that it was only a couple of hours drive away combined with such a good review meant that we had to try it so we pre-booked a Super Pitch at £30.50 for the night and set off.
The Old Oaks is advertised as a 5* touring, camping and glamping site for over 18s only. Set in beautiful countryside it is a stones throw from Glastonbury and perfect for anyone who wants some peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of life.
We arrived mid-afternoon and immediately fell in love with the place. The grounds are perfectly kept and there is a large dog walking area that runs parallel with the driveway. We parked up at the entrance barrier and made our way to the reception area to check-in. Inside the reception there is a small shop selling all sorts of local produce as well as any camping essentials that you may have forgotten. Once checked in we were shown to our pitch by the receptionist who explained that the security barriers were activated by your number plate for entry and exit so no concern about losing fobs or trying to remember codes.
Our pitch was in the Walnut Circle area and, as you can see from the photo above, has stunning views over Somerset. This was also our first time using the Olpro Cubo Breeze awning and I’ll post a review of that at a later date.
Once we were set up we decided to take a wander around the site and have a look at the facilities provided. This is really where Old Oaks comes into its own, the toilet and shower areas are simply first class. Finished to a standard that wouldn’t be out of place in a luxury hotel chain, it really is a step up compared to some campsites. Each shower is a self contained unit with a toilet and sink with ample hooks and storage areas to place items while you are getting ready. I thought this was brilliant as often you have to shave in the communal area before moving to the showers but this gave me the chance to have everything all in one area. In the ladies main toilet block there is also a make up area, something Jade said she hasn’t seen before.
Our Super Pitch included electric hook-up and a water point so we didn’t have to travel far to fill up the tank however there were plenty of standpoints throughout the site and these are all marked on the useful guide that you get when you check-in. The guide also has lots of local information on it to make your stay as comfortable as possible including how to arrange for your caravan to be cleaned on site!
The site also has a TV and reading room with a pool table and coffee machine. Inside is a huge amount of local walks and other useful guides as well as some tourist attraction leaflets.
Overall we were extremely impressed and can’t wait to go back and explore the area more. We wished that we could have stopped for longer and really couldn’t fault the site or the facilities whatsoever. If you haven’t had the opportunity to experience them for yourself I would highly recommend you do so.
T4 Travels rating: 5*