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The True Lovers Knot

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General

  • Small site overlooking the Tarrant Valley
  • Half an hour's drive from the beach
  • Pub on site: 15% discount for guests

The True Lovers Knot is a small campsite within a pretty village setting overlooking fields and the Tarrant Valley. The site is well equipped with facilities including electric points, a campsite shower and toilet, full chemical toilet disposal point, and water and refuse points. It's on a slight slope and welcomes dogs, families and groups.

pub on site serves home-cooked meals with all the meat sourced from within a five-mile radius. There's a large beer garden with play area, and campsite customers get a 15% discount on meals in the pub.

Please note

Please note, from April to September the campsite holds a bike night every Thursday. This runs from 6.30pm to 9pm and may cause some noise as the bikes arrive and depart.


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6.8

Overall rating based on 61 reviews

 

61% would recommend this site to a friend.

61% would stay here again.

 

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The site was on the grounds of the pub and ... 02/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Hannah T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The site was on the grounds of the pub and the food was really good.

    Disliked: 

    The facilities could have been better.

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highly recommend this establishment five stars 29/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom scott l. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Couldn't fault a thing, helpfull friendly staff.. great food in the pub very peaceful site lovley view over open field's... will lookforward to our return.

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Check if there's a wedding planned before booking. 28/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Nikki H. Confirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great location for visiting the Great Dorset Steam Fair. Pub food is good too with 15% off if staying on site.

    Disliked: 

    This pub is a wedding venue, so you might be sharing the one shower with an awful lot of other folk! The music goes on till 11.30 and pub bar calls time at 4am so expect a noisy night. The one designated camping toilet ran out of both look folk and soap.

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The staff were friendly. Flat pitches. People on the campsite ... 22/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom sarah w. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The staff were friendly. Flat pitches. People on the campsite were friendly. Good location.

    Disliked: 

    The shower went hot and cold and needs updating.
    There was a wedding and loud music played till late and the wedding guests parked on the side of our pitch. We were just able to squeeze our car on the pitch.

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Would not recommend, very disappointing. 20/08/2017

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  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nothing

    Disliked: 

    Stayed for 1 night in our campervan with our grandchild.
    On arrival our hardstanding electric pitch had already been allocated and we were offered a grass electric pitch instead. The duty manager at the time mentioned to a staff member that this was always happening and asked how and WHY?. We were offered the pitch free of charge.
    A wedding was taking place at the time of arrival and we anticipated people having fun however, the fun went on into the early hours of the morning with car alarms going off, people screaming and shouting and overall not a pleasant stay, no consideration for other campsite users at all.
    The childs play area is poorly maintained and has very little in the way of childrens play equipment, a slide, swing, large tyre and tyres located in the ground with a border of stinging nettles to add to enjoyment for children.
    The pitches were level and the facilities very basic , a revamp of the facilities would benefit the campsite.

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Would definitely return and recommend. 19/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Matthew H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice little campsite, good value for money, lovely location, great pub with delicious food.

    Disliked: 

    Limited facilities and long wait for the only shower, but easily made up for in the price and location.

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Lovely helpful staff 19/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jonathan S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Tucked away amidst some beautiful scenery, a little gem! Fantastic pub serving some sumptuous meals at a reasonable price.

    Disliked: 

    Only one shower and one toilet which is in serious need of modernisation. You will need chocks as pitches are sloping, some steeper than others.

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We were turned away as we had been double booked! 15/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Chris H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nothing

    Disliked: 

    Everything, we were double booked so we're turned away on arrival. The staff were not fussed and told us to go to another site. DISGUSTING service. AVOID AVOID AVOID!

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Excellent location, but the site would benefit from a little tlc 08/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Kate M. Confirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Excellent location and being attached to the pub is brilliant.

    Thursday night is bikers night which as bike lover was interesting.

    Live music in the pub is always entertaining.

    Pub serves great food and offers cooked breakfasts for campers.

    Disliked: 

    The camping toilet and shower could do with a spring clean (in contrast the pub toilets were very clean).

    No wifi for the campers, wifi only available if you are sat in the bar.

    The pitches are quite close together, so no privacy at all.

    One minor issue was the bins and recycling, the bins just weren't clearly marked so all the rubbish was chucked into one bin.

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Good friendly site with good food and pitches. 01/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ruth W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The setting, the pub staff and pub food were really great.

    Disliked: 

    The toilet and shower facilities were really not very good. If the bathroom was more pleasant the site would be fab.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Hard standings

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Pub campsite

Small (11-25 pitches)

Location

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  • Tarrant Keyneston Blandford Forum, Dorset, England, DT11 9JG
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.8413°N 2.0972°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Poole: Dolphin Centre Bus Station — 10.0 miles
Parkstone: Ashley Road Coach Stop — 10.4 miles
Wareham: North Street Coach Stop — 10.7 miles
Train stations
Hamworthy Rail Station — 8.7 miles
Holton Heath Rail Station — 9.0 miles
Poole Rail Station — 9.8 miles
Ferry ports
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 10.2 miles
Poole Ferry Terminal — 10.2 miles
Brownsea Island Ferry Landing — 12.2 miles
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 12.4 miles

Directions


From Wimborne
Take the B3O82 towards Blandford. When you reach Tarrant Keyneston, turn right at the crossroads and the entrance to the car park is the first turning on your left.

From Blandford
Take the B3082 towards Wimborne. When you reach Tarrant Keyneston, turn left at the crossroads and the entrance to the car park is the first turning on your left.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

The site is centrally set in Dorset, great for exploring nearby sites such as Dorchester, Blandford Forum, Wimborne, Salisbury, Poole and Bournemouth.

If you want to explore further, the site a great base to explore Hardy's Wessex or into the Westcountry in general. It's surrounded by countryside walks, bike riding options and areas for fishing.

The nearest town is Blandford Forum just four miles away and the nearest beach is half an hour's drive away.

Must see

  • Kingston Lacy House and Gardens (3.4 miles)
  • Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre (11.2 miles)
  • Adventure Wonderland (11.9 miles)

National Trust

  • White Mill (3.0 miles)
  • Kingston Lacy (3.5 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  11:30 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

The True Lovers Knot cancellation policy

No penalties

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

If you would like to pay the balance by bank transfer or PayPal then you need to pay before your arrival date. Please contact us using the details in your booking confirmation to arrange this.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Additional terms

When you arrive please come into the pub to be given all the information for your stay that you require and we will show you where to pitch up.

If you wish to pay the balance by bank transfer or by Paypal then this must be paid in advance of your arrival date, please contact the campsite using the number in your booking confirmation to organise this.

Please note, from April to September the campsite holds a bike night every Thursday. This runs from 6.30pm to 9pm and may cause some noise as the bikes arrive and depart.

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