The Somerset darter will open his campaign at the Butlin's resort against Colin Osborne and believes the quick commute will boost his bid.
"I can sleep in my own bed and practise on my own dartboard," he told sportinglife.com.
"I'm really looking forward to it and a lot of friends on Twitter have said they're going to come down and support me.
"It will be nice and I'll take a few family members down as well to make the most of the local opportunity.
"It's going to be mostly the darts fans down there rather than my home fans but even so it's great to have it on my own doorstep."
Pipe has made his ambition clear for every event he enters and that means the quarter-finals are the aim in Minehead and at the World Championship.
"All I want to do is just one round better in every tournament every year and work on that," he added.
"Last year I lost in the last 16 of the World Championship to Terry Jenkins so if I can lose to Terry in the quarters I'll be quite happy.
"I said a couple of years ago that my floor form is going to take 18 months to two years to come out on TV and it's starting to show now.
"It took me a couple of years to get it right on the floor in the first place so I knew it would take me a couple of years to adapt to the big stage.
"It's always been the plan so it's time for it to start working now."