Campsite is a best-seller

Petruth Paddocks Camping, Cheddar, Somerset

Petruth Paddocks Camping, Cheddar, Somerset - Credit: Archant

A FAMILY-RUN campsite has fought off competition from more than 1,000 sites across the country to be named as the top seller by a camping and caravanning guide.

Petruth Paddocks, which is headed by Banwell couple Jules and Sandra Sayer, has seen visitor numbers soar by 500 per cent in the past year.

The campsite is run by Jules, Sandra and their two children, Kelly, aged 23, and Steve, aged 21.

Mr Sayer, aged 49, said: “We are over the moon.

“It is a seal of approval for all the effort we have put in. We are very grateful to all our visitors who have told other people about it and written great reviews.”

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Petruth Paddocks in Labourham Drove, Cheddar, competed against 1,050 other sites on and beat its nearest competitor in bookings by 23 per cent. Turnover has also increased by nearly fourfold from £33,000 last year to £130,000 in 2014.

Dan Yates, founder of, said: “Petruth Paddocks has rocketed to the top of our best-sellers list this year, thanks to its excellent location and customer-focused team.”

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