Mendip Bunkhouse, Cerberus Spelaeological Society, Larkshall, Fosse Rd. Oakhill, Somerset, BA3 5HY
Call them on 08454 750954
OverviewLarkshall (Mendip Bunkhouse) is the Cerberus Spelaeological Society's headquarters and offers excellent modern facilities. As well as for members it is available for use by guest individuals or groups wanting accommodation on Mendip. It makes an ideal base for caving as well as many other outdoor activities including walking, cycling, climbing and diving at the Vobster Quay Inland Diving Centre, which is very close by. It is also a good base for anyone wanting to explore the Somerset countryside and within very easy reach are the famous tourist attractions of Wells, Wookey Hole, Cheddar Gorge & caves and the city of Bath. The accommodation provides all the home comforts with a large kitchen, dining room, large lounge, drying room, showers and changing facilities. For anyone so inclined the central corridor can be traversed using the climbing holds fitted along the wall. There are four guest communal bunkrooms, with ample space to sleep large groups in comfort. For those that prefer, it is possible to camp. There is a large car park. Access available for 24 hours from 6pm on first day. Key available by prior arrangement. Sole use booking of bunkrooms only by arrangement.
Beds & Rooms:30+ in 4 rooms (plus camping).
Open:All year. All day.
Price per night:£10 + 50% for single nights. Min 2 nights at weekends. Enquire for sole use of a bunkroom. Discounts for BMC or BCA members.
Booking:Advisable. Email preferred, deposit required. Availability on website. Key available by prior arrangement. Sole use booking of bunkrooms possible by arrangement.
Directions:Larkshall is 4 miles north of Shepton Mallet and 15 miles south of Bath off the A367. At the crossroads in Oakhill take road to Stoke St Michael. Larkshall is about one mile from Oakhill on the right (ST 6505 4720).
Public Transport:There is a bus stop near the crossroads in Oakhill on the A367. Taxis are available in Shepton Mallet, Wells and Frome
Walks:Long Distance Walks Trans Euro Trail Land's End Trail and Mary Michael Pilgrim's Way
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A gem of a bunkhouse.
March 2nd 2021
Whether its a relaxed few days walking or an exciting trip to the world renowned Wookey hole there’s more than enough to see in the Mendips. Mendip Bunkhouse offers stellar accommodation run by the Cerberus Spelaeological Society. For more info get in touch using the contact form on their page.
Ideal divers accommodation close to Vobster Quarry in Radstock, Somerset
February 11th 2020
The newly refurbished Mendip Bunkhouse provides ideal self catering accommodation for groups of 2 to 50 just down the road from Vobster Quarry Diving and Open Water Swimming centre.
With powerful drying rooms, plenty of secure storage and ample parking, Mendip Bunkhouse is ideal for drivers and swimmers from Vobster Quarry. Vobster Quay offers fresh-water diving and open water swimming with a friendly welcome from the on-site Diving Centre.
The bunkhouse has recently been refurbished to provide a lounge with log burner, a separate dining room and a drying room for walkers, divers, cavers and climbers to dry their wet kit after enjoying their favorite pursuits. The kitchen has been completely refurbished. The works have added extra bunkrooms and the bunkhouse will shortly sleep up to 50 people. It has also enabled the provision of a greatly extended library and an equipment store for use by members of the Cerberus Spelaeological Society.
Mendip Bunkhouse Refurbishment
June 27th 2019
Mendip Bunkhouse is being considerably extended to provide greatly improved the facilities for members and guests.
Following a major flood in 2018 necessitating a lot of work to get the Bunkhouse back in operation it was decided to take the opportunity to considerably extend the property and greatly improve the facilities for members and guests.
The works have involved the replacement of the roof effectively creating a second story, and building into the very large space created, four bunk rooms of varying sizes plus the inclusion of two toilets and washing facilities. On the ground floor, one additional bunk room was retained and this can be used by physically challenged visitors if climbing stairs is an issue. Due to the freeing up of other space, the work has enabled us to provide a separate dining room and a drying room for walkers, divers, cavers and climbers to dry their wet kit after enjoying their favorite pursuits. The kitchen has been completely refurbished. The works have also enabled the provision of a greatly extended library and an equipment store for use by members of the Society.
As the Society is run by volunteers progress has been slow at times, but work is nearing completion.
So far, most visitors have been very impressed.