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Hoburne Blue Anchor

Minehead, Somerset

Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 2

Key info

Listing ref 705

Pet friendly

Children welcome

No smoking

Owner info

Owner info

Elaine and John Stenner

07971 804 925

This listing was set live on the 16th September 2016

Holiday home facilities

Holiday home facilities


Blown Air Heating

Electric Plate Heating

Double Glazing


DVD Player


Fridge Freezer





Parking Bay

Garden Chairs


Additional info:
This caravan is let on the strict understanding that it is "self clean" which means that we ask that you leave it as clean as you find it, we supply all materials.
If the van is not cleaned to an acceptable standard and we have to perform additional cleaning, we reserve the right to charge you an amount not exceeding £50



We have had £4000 worth of decking fitted to this van in response to a number of comments from guests regretting the lack of private outside space, it faces south and west and has furniture, cheers!

You are immediately on holiday in
this van with its' Beach Hut decorations sailing boats and light houses, and funky seascape art.
It's quietly situated 3 rows back from the road in a sheltered position, and just half a minutes' walk from the shop, pool and office. The car parking bay is opposite the van. We have used this van ourselves and it has all you need for your stay, except sheets, duvet covers, pillow cases and towels, please bring your own; please note that for your peace of mind, all the mattresses and pillow cases have protective covers. We provide duvets and pillows.

There is a roomy double bedroom with en-suite toilet, and a separate toilet with shower adjacent to the twin bedded room, and a pull-out double bed in the lounge.

There is a 32" TV with CD player and radio, and a selection of games and books for those quiet times. If you fancy a little al-fresco dining we have supplied garden furniture and sun loungers to top up your tan, weather permitting.

If you're in any doubt, read the great reviews that other guests have left, and don't hesitate to ask for any further details, plus, we also own the van in advert No. 1690

"If you are there we care"

Small print important stuff.

We operate a CLEAN WHEN YOU GO policy, and require that you leave the van as clean as you expect to find it, we provide all the cleaning materials, you provide the muscle! This system saves a lot of money for cleaners and that saving is passed on to you the guest, we hope you like it. ALSO No-one breaks things on purpose, and accidents do happen, if this happens during your visit LET US KNOW, not because we wish to tell you off but because we can quickly make repairs or replacements ready for the next guest who may be you!

We want you to enjoy your stay.

Happy Holiday

Elaine & John Stenner

Holiday park facilities

Holiday park facilities

Indoor Pool


Crazy Golf

Grocery Shop

Additional info:
Large children's play area, Nature trail Crazy golf, heated swimming pool, fitness suite, sauna, steam room, free Wi-Fi, well stocked shop, AND a sandy, dog friendly beach right on the door-step, plus a steam railway 5 minutes walk away. and sea front cafe

Local area

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Local area

Indoor Pool
Beach Local
Scenic Walks
Pubs and Clubs



Based on 36 guest ratings

Caravan facilities
Customer service
Value for money

Mature Couple

Date of stay - 21 May 2022 - 27 May 2022

We have just spent 6 nights in this caravan.It was very spacious and comfortable and had everything we needed.The site is lovely snd clean ,Swimming pool great for families and cafe offering food and drinks and some essential shopping items. We found booking easy and and the owners very helpful.Atext message to welcome us and to wish a safe journey home was appreciated. Will be returning to this site.

Family With Young Children

Date of stay - 27 Jul 2020 - 3 Aug 2020

Absolutely brilliant holiday in the caravan, when we arrived it was spotless and had everything we needed for a weeks stay. Was lovely to sit on the veranda at night, we took our little electric bbq and had burgers and cider listening to the waves from the beach. Loved the site, the pool was on a waiting list system due to covid but we managed a few days in there which was fun. Overall a fantastic holiday, we shall be back next year and thank you John and Elaine for making our stay so welcoming :)

Family With Young Children

Date of stay - 18 Jul 2020 - 25 Jul 2020

We had a lovely stay for the week, due to covid 19 some site facilities were not currently open but this did not affect our holiday. The caravan was clean and we felt safe staying there with current guidelines for cleaning in place. We had an isdue when the kettle stopped working but john came straight away to rectify it. Lovely quiet site safe for children to play out. Would 100% recommend ????

Family With Young Children

Date of stay - 28 Aug 2019 - 2 Sep 2019

We stayed in this caravan for 5 nights and have to say we had a lovely time, the booking experience from the owners were excellent and we found John friendly when we met him, and they constantly kept us informed of things. We did miss having proper central heating which includes radiators only for the facility of drying towels after showering in an evening and for drying our swimwear, but luckily we only had 1 day where we couldn't hang stuff outside due to the weather so it didn't affect us too much. The main bedroom was really spacious and the caravan was set out ideally for what we needed and was reasonably comfortable. We would consider returning again In the future Thanks for a lovely stay

Young Couple

Date of stay - 23 Aug 2019 - 26 Aug 2019

10/10 Had a lovely long weekend stay in this superb caravan, it's situated in a great location on the park and had everything you could have needed, John and Elaine are so welcoming and friendly, will definitely be booking again with them.

Family With Young Children

Date of stay - 10 Aug 2019 - 17 Aug 2019

We have just come back from a week staying in this lovely little caravan with 2 young boys. It was warm, cosy, comfortable & suited our family of 4 perfectly. Knowing that dogs are allowed in this caravan you would never know. The park is lovely & quiet and had a great park for the children. The swimming pool was great and plenty of things to do in the surrounding villages. John & Elaine were so lovely and helpful through the booking process. My boys are already asking if we can go back and we most certainly will be.

Mature Couple

Date of stay - 3 Jul 2019 - 13 Jul 2019

We had a lovely stay in two of John caravans they where both well equipped with every thing you need very dog friendly we will be going back again as soon as we can

Thank you Joan and John, we look forward to seeing you again whenever you wish.

Mature Couple

Date of stay - 29 Jun 2019 - 6 Jul 2019

Top caravan, very comfortable, lovely site, great views, nice people to deal with home from home, pets welcome ????????

Mature Couple

Date of stay - 24 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019

We had a lovely holiday at this Caravan. Plenty of room and a fantastic decking area. The Caravan is a credit to John & Elaine, it's spacious, clean and what a bonus on arrival to find tea, coffee and milk waiting for you so you can have a cuppa. John called round to make sure everything was alright and gave us some information on the area, which was most helpful. This is probably the most friendly site we have stayed on and definitely the most pet friendly. All in all we had an excellent break and will book again. Once again thank you John and Elaine.

Family With Young Children

Date of stay - 22 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019

As soon as I spoke to Elaine and John to book for a last minute break I knew I’d made the right choice. Very helpful and informative and the early check in is a bonus when you have eager children! We took our dog and you would never know the van allowed dogs-no doggy odours or dog hair to be found. The caravan was spotless and had everything we needed including milk, tea bags coffee etc on arrival. The site was great-the children loved the swimming pool and seeing the steam train go past. Everyone was friendly and the site was very clean. We had a lovely few days and hope to return. Thank you!

Young Couple

Date of stay - 13 Sep 2018 - 16 Sep 2018

Had an amazing few days in this caravan! Really comfortable, had everything we needed and was also very clean. Communication with the owner was easy. Bonus was that we could take our little dog! Would definitely recommend. Will be returning soon. Thank you Elaine and John.

Mature Couple

Date of stay - 14 Aug 2018 - 18 Aug 2018

We have just returned after a short break at Blue Anchor. It was lovely being able to check in earlier than most holiday homes and there being milk, tea and coffee on our arrival. The caravan was really spacious and homely and very comfortable. Our older dog loved it too. The caravan is in a great position and so close to the sea front. It was nice to receive a txt message from Elaine after our arrival to make sure all was ok. We found everyone on the site to be very friendly. It was a short break and enjoyed exploring the area. We walked along the beach to Dunster beach just after we arrived and enjoyed waving to people on the steam train. We look forward to returning again in the future to explore more if the area. Thanks again for Sharing your lovely holiday home with us. Maureen, Susie and Smoky dog

Mature Couple

Date of stay - 14 Jul 2018 - 17 Jul 2018

Yes we liked it so much we came again .Had a wonderful time and hope to come again .top tips this time-look out on the railway website for a trip departing Minehead at 10.15 -has to be booked online only and costs £10 for adults -we used this to travel to the end of the line ,had two hours on BL (nice pub at bottom) then back on the 14.15.You have to search for the deal as its not well advertised .In Minehead- try the pub on the harbour ,also the Brittania in Alcomb .Opposite tesco back entrance is a farm shop and the Bakery in Alcomb is a good place to go .See you again

Thank you both for staying again, and another wonderful review, plus lots of great tips for others, I didn't know about the railway ticket offer. John & Elaine

Mature Couple

Date of stay - 29 Jun 2018 - 1 Jul 2018

Very nice caravan & suited us perfectly for our short stay. Elaine & John were very helpful with our booking. Thank you.

Thank you both we're glad you enjoyed your stay.

Family With Young Children

Date of stay - 28 May 2018 - 2 Jun 2018

We have just finished a 5 night holiday at John and Elaine’s caravan and we couldn’t have wished for better people to hire from. The communication and the booking was excellent - so easy and friendly. This was our 4th holiday at this park and our first time at this caravan. It was really spacious and equipped with everything we needed. It’s location was perfect as our children were able to go to the wooded play area by themselves and we were close enough to walk to the swimming pool, beach etc. We met John on two occasions and he couldn’t have been friendlier or more helpful. We would definitely recommend hiring a caravan from John and Elaine.

Family With Older Children

Date of stay - 23 May 2018 - 27 May 2018

Lovely caravan. Perfect for our few days by the sea. Humans and dogs found caravan ideal. Will defiantly be booking again. Thank you.

Dear Kate, Thank you for your 100% review we're very pleased that you enjoyed the van so much and wish to return. We should be very happy to welcome you again. Thank you Elaine and John

Mature Couple

Date of stay - 18 May 2018 - 23 May 2018

Booked this short break at last minute so we had looked at previous reviews and thought this would be worth going after .It suprised and exceeded our expectations and I can only echo the previous reviews in how good this caravan is.We have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone else thinking of a holiday here. We hope we can return later in the year.Recomend Blue Anchor for meals as Smugglers appears pricey.. Car Boot on a Saturday and Wednesday. Also Wetherspoons in Minehead is one of the best we have ever been in for meals Again please book this site and this caravan

Dear Roger and Linda, Another 10/10 review......... We are on tenterhooks every time, in fact your review was so good we must book the van ourselves!! Seriously, thank you so much, we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your visit to Blue Anchor and environs so much, and that you wish to return, of course you would be most welcome. John and I have been in the service industry most of our working lives and we thrive on reviews like yours, and all the other wonderful people who have written about our van. Bless you all, Kind regards Elaine and John

Mature Couple

Date of stay - 11 May 2018 - 18 May 2018

We stayed here for 2 nights with our 7 year old granddaughter (who didn't want to go home!) and replaced her for the remaining 5 nights with our faithful dog. The site is lovely, caravan well positioned and clean with all the home comforts you would expect to find and more. Our granddaughter loved the pool and we spent a lot of time in there during her stay!! We will definitely be returning again. If you book this caravan you will not be disappointed.

Dear Jo, Thank you for your generous review, we are very glad that you all enjoyed both the site and our van, it is very gratifying that our efforts are so appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you in the future. Kind regards Elaine and John

Mature Couple

Date of stay - 7 May 2018 - 11 May 2018

Elaine and John are superb, tea coffee sugar milk and my favourite biscuits to welcome us and a personal visit to check we were okay. Caravan a delight, we were very comfortable. Had a lovely break, went to look at their other caravan on the sea front, wow got to try to book that. Thank you for your kindness shown and lovely caravan, see you both soon, Kind regards Jane and William

What a great review, thank you both so much, biscuits are a new addition to the facilities! We have done our best to make sure our guests enjoy their stay, and it does seem to work; we look forward to having you stay in the other van at some point. Once again many thanks Elaine and John

Family With Young Children

Date of stay - 9 Mar 2018 - 11 Mar 2018

We had a long weekend with our 6 year old grandson and enjoyed cycling the coast path traveling on the steam railway visiting Dunster castle and walking on the beach. The site was very clean and we enjoyed the swimming pool. The accommodation had all the facilities we needed even an oven, was well situated and very large, modern and clean. John and Elaine were very helpful and pleasant Many thanks Rich, Tina and Lewis

Thank you very much for your 100% review, we're so glad that you enjoyed the van and everything else. We look forward to welcoming you again. Thank you John & Elaine

Family With Young Children

Date of stay - 20 Feb 2018 - 24 Feb 2018

My family & our dog stayed in this caravan & had a lovely break. The caravan itself was very clean & tidy with lots of nice homely touches. There was a supply tea, coffee, sugar & milk left which was great to arrive to after a long journey plus other bits such as washing up liquid, foil, toilet rolls etc all came in very handy. The site itself was very nice & so handy being just across a very quiet road from the beach such a bonus with the dog & he loved it. My children loved the pool & the playground both just a few metres away from the caravan. There's a really nice pub in walking distance & food was lovely plus cafe along the front again very nice. There's so much to see & do in the area we definitely want to return & explore more. John & Elaine came to introduce themselves & check everything was ok whilst we were unpacking which was nice, thank you both. I would definitely recommend booking with John & Elaine, this caravan & the Blue Anchor site.

First our apologies for this VERY late response Jodie, your review has really made our day, for other reasons it hadn't been going too well. So good to know that you made full use of the parks' facilities and enjoyed the area so much, we do our best to see that our guests have somewhere nice to stay and hopefully we can go on doing this for a long time, it gives us a lot of pleasure. Many thanks John & Elaine

Family With Young Children

Date of stay - 15 Feb 2018 - 17 Feb 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the caravan is in a great location, and was lovely and clean. It had everything we needed, and also had tea and coffee provided too, which was a lovely touch. Elaine and John were so welcoming and helpful throughout our stay.

Dear Katy, thank you for your great review, what a lovely start to our letting season, we are always concerned that our guests are happy with what their hard earned money is paying for. We hope we see you all again. Thank you John & Elaine

Mature Couple

Date of stay - 27 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017

We stayed at John & Elaines caravan for only two nights , and had previously stayed on this site twice before but can say that this caravan was the best we had stayed in on this site, it was very clean and had everything you need for a stay . The tea, coffee and milk , as well as other little extras were welcome It was great to meet John and Elaine as we were leaving, as this shows they are very interested in their guests, would definitely stay again and would recommend this caravan

Family With Young Children

Date of stay - 23 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017

We have just returned with our 2 children aged 10 and 13 from a lovely relaxing holiday. We have rated this caravan 10/10 for everything but definitely deserves much higher scores, the decor in the caravan was lovely so much thought and detail have been put in by Elaine and John. The cleanliness and tidyness of the caravan was superb so clean and tidy. Elaine and John have provided absolutely everything in the caravan kitchen for cooking and cleaning, there was nothing at all that we needed that wasn't there. Lovely gesture having tea, coffee, sugar and milk on arrival. Also everything provided for outdoor dining, but we didn't have the weather for it but would of been lovely in the summer. The site is lovely, our children really enjoyed the swimming pool and park. The shop on site has most of the basics that you would need for your holiday. This is one of the best caravans we have ever stayed in. Thank you so much Elaine and John for the chance to rent out your caravan, we have had a lovely holiday and would definitely rebook again next year with you. We would definitely also highly recommend this caravan.

Mature Couple

Date of stay - 13 Oct 2017 - 16 Oct 2017

We stayed for 3 nights back in October visiting family in Minehead, this caravan truly is a home from home, it has everything you could possibly wish for. Excellent decor, very clean, tea/coffee & milk available on our arrival, dog friendly, excellent location, close to good local pubs and lovely beach and places to walk dog. Fantastic stay, John and Elaine were on site when we arrived and made us feel very welcome, would definitely recommend. Thanks

Mature Couple

Date of stay - 29 Sep 2017 - 2 Oct 2017

Just returned from a lovely long weekend at John & Elaine’s caravan in the 3rd row from the seafront. Booked last minute and the owners couldn’t have been more helpful. Thank you both we & our dog thoroughly enjoyed our chilled weekend in your lovely caravan on the Blue Anchor site, we are already looking forward to returning hopefully November and February to stay in your seafront caravan. Fabulous site with local amenities, dog friendly beach, plenty of beautiful places to explore & to see the steam train is a pure joy. We’ll be in touch soon both, Karen & Martin.

Mature Couple

Date of stay - 26 Aug 2017 - 28 Aug 2017

We've just returned from a short break in this lovely caravan. The little personal touches show an attention to detail you don't see in corporately owned caravans. The caravan has a homely feel that obviously reflects the owners vast experience in the service industries. It goes without saying that it was spotlessly clean. Elaine & John the owners are on hand in the unlikely event there are any problems, and are a font of local knowledge regarding places to visit and eat and drink. As has been said in previous reviews the caravan is located just back from the front, and is quite peaceful, but only a minute from the park shop, pool and other facilities. Well behaved pets are welcome, and this was our first break with our new rescue dog Rolo. She really flourished over the two days. The beach is open to dogs which is a big bonus, and Rolo really made the most of splashing around and making friends with all she met, especially Eve! Thank you Elaine, John, & Eve for a lovely break. We're already thinking about booking our next break with you. Andy, Julia, & Rolo

Family With Older Children

Date of stay - 12 Aug 2017 - 19 Aug 2017

Execelent caravan , facilities, lovely touch wth tea,coffee , milk ,suger deco first class will return and pass on to friends , family

Thank you so much for another great review for this van, we did make a special effort to improve this vans' feel for this year, to be a proper "seaside van" and it has worked, looking forward to welcoming you all next year. Thank you Elaine and John

Family With Young Children

Date of stay - 30 Jul 2017 - 5 Aug 2017

Caravan was spotless. Had a fabulous holiday with our grandson and will definitely return. Thank you for the tea, coffee and milk on arrival. Will recommend to family and friends.

Dear Annette and Gordon, Many thanks for your great reviews, yes you gave us 2 ! both with full marks which we greatly appreciate, we look forward to having you all back next year.

Family With Young Children

Date of stay - 29 Jul 2017 - 5 Aug 2017

Caravan was spotless. Had a fabulous holiday with our grandson and will definitely return. Thank you for the tea, coffee and milk on arrival. Will recommend to family and friends.

Young Couple

Date of stay - 2 Jul 2017 - 8 Jul 2017

My partner and I had a lovely stay in a wonderfully clean, homely and well equipped caravan. It was lovely to hear the steam trains and very close to the pool, shop and sea. All communication with the owners was friendly and helpful. There was tea, coffee, milk and sugar there for our arrival and so nice to find everything we needed was provided.

Thank you Jessica Joe and family it was lovely to meet you all. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay our caravan at blue anchor, hopefully we will see you all again. Regards Elaine and John

Mature Couple

Date of stay - 30 Jun 2017 - 2 Jul 2017

We have just returned from a lovely time away in this caravan it was very clean and tidy with tea, coffee, sugar and milk waiting for us on arrival. There was a folder of very useful information on local attractions and restaurants. Also it was nice to receive a text from the owners asking us if everything was ok, which showed us that they cared that our stay in their accommodation was satisfactory. Highly recommend the caravan accommodation, and will defiantly be booking again. Phil & Lyn

Well 'Phil and Lyn you've got us,hands up and guilty as charged, yes, we do care! After a life time of work in the service industries we firmly believe that one should give guests all that they want, and more than they expect, so that's why we take a pride in what we now do, and get a real buzz from the appreciation shown by our guests, so a big "Thank You" for your review, and we look forward to welcoming you again next year. Very best wishes Elaine and John

Mature Couple

Date of stay - 25 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017

My wife and I arrived in Blue Anchor to have a few days away in this caravan. On arrival we found there was milk tea coffee and sugar and a beautiful clean van. We went on the West Somerset Railway to Minehead for the day, And then spent a few days relaxing in Blue Anchor in the van what a joy to be away from the hustle and bustle of home. Elaine came over to see us and it was very nice to meet her. Although it rained all day Wednesday it did not spoil our stay. We would thoroughly recommend this caravan and the site it is on and would like to thank Elaine and john so much for the use of their beautiful caravan. xx

So pleased that you enjoyed all the qualities of the van, the site and the area, and mega pleased with another 100% review. it gives us a huge buzz to be appreciated so. Thank you both, and we look forward to welcoming you again. All the very best Elaine and John

Mature Couple

Date of stay - 17 Jun 2017 - 24 Jun 2017

We have just returned from our holiday in this really superb caravan. The main bedroom was very spacious with a large bed and two double wardrobes and the ensuite was surprisingly roomy. The lounge, dining and kitchen areas were equally roomy and comfortable with everything that was needed, and made very homely. The caravan site is in a very beautiful part of the country. It is right by the sea at the front and a steam train line at the back - bliss - with good amenities and very helpful staff. We have had such a great time and would recommend this caravan and site for all.

Thank you so much for leaving a great review, 10/10 is what we strive for, and hope to get, and to give our guests the best holiday experience possible. You can spend a fortune on advertising ,but you can't beat a personal recommendation, thanks again Christine, and we hope to see you again on another visit. Best wishes Elaine

Mature Couple

Date of stay - 10 Apr 2017 - 15 Apr 2017

My partner and i had a brilliant stay in this superb caravan. We found it very relaxing, extremely clean and tidy and everything we needed was at hand for us. There was fresh milk, coffee, tea and sugar on our arrival. The shops have everything you need and the site is very quiet and friendly. The train station is two minutes away from the caravan and there is beautiful countryside all around. We used the caravan as a base to visit Minehead, Lynton and Lynmouth, Barnstable and Porlock. There is a big car-boot sale on Saturday in Blue Anchor which starts at 2pm. Neither of us wanted to leave this beautiful caravan, we wanted to stay another week. Thank you John and Elaine it was lovely to meet you both.

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. The railway is a big draw here at blue anchor and a great way to see the surrounding areas. John and I enjoyed talking to you both we could have gone on forever. Thank you for your wonderful review and we hope to welcome you back very soon . Elaine

Mature Couple

Date of stay - 25 Mar 2017 - 1 Apr 2017

My wife and i have just returned from a lovely week away in this caravan it was very clean and tidy with tea and coffee and sugar and milk waiting for us on arrival a very nice touch thank you, pitched near the onsite shop which had a good stock of food and friendly helpful staff the onsite heated pool was lovely with a jaquizzi in the pool as well as a sauna and steam room included in the £5 entry price. The shingle beach is over the road down a few steps with a lovely old pub in easy walking distance. We found this a great base for exploring the local area with minehead closeby, taunton is a lovely day out as was woolacombe sands and a junction away on the m5 from weston and brean sands but whatever or where ever you go this peacefull site is waiting for you at the end of the day only disturbed by passing steam trains.

Mark and Sue thank you so much for your review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Blue Anchor is a lovely place as you so rightly say by the sea and steam trains too. We appreciate you taking the time to leave such lovely comments, we hope you will return soon.

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