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Dorset Nectar Orchard Campsite

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Dorset Nectar Orchard Campsite: Huge pitches in mature orchard (photo added by manager on 16/09/2022)

General

  • Adults-only site in an orchard on a cider farm with 3,000 apple trees
  • A 15-minute drive from West Bay beach on the Jurassic Coast
  • Taproom serving champion craft ales and ciders; cider tours and trails

Three cheers for something deliciously different. Dorset Nectar Orchard Campsite is an adults-only campsite where you can pitch up among 3,000 organic apple trees. And you get easy access to the Jurassic Coast’s West Bay beach (15 minutes’ drive) into the bargain.

The grass pitches are widely spaced – guests have 12 metres between each one – meaning there’s ample room for dozing off in the shade… You could also settle down on the numerous benches in the cider garden or bound over to the barbecue area in the run-up to outdoor dinners. Alternatively, raised firepits are available, and there’s wood to purchase for small, safe cooking by your tent.

And the best bit? A tasting room selling 13 kinds of award-winning cider, as well as apple juice, craft beers and apple cider vinegar. The site also runs tours of the farm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

On other days of the week there are footpaths through neighbouring fields or by the river Brit to take advantage of, or you could stroll to the pub half a mile down the road to fill up on excellent food within easy walking distance. For other eats, there’s a farm shop just outside Bridport (10 minutes), where you can also pick up goodies at twice-weekly markets.

On Saturdays, pick up hot food from the on-site Oliver's Kitchen, whether it's cider sausage baps, roasted potatoes, smoked chicken or something else. On select Fridays and Saturdays, there are bands playing in the Cider Garden.

In terms of other facilities, the site has four toilets and two showers that are cleaned regularly. There's also the on-site cider shop, which sells biscuits, chutneys, jams, sausages, craft ales and local wines in addition to apple-related products.

Please note

Group bookings of 10 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Guests under the age of 20 are not allowed on site.

The bar is open between 01/04 and 15/09.

Minimum spacing of 12 metres between pitches.

If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

On 22 June 2024, the site will be running the World Nettle Eating competition; guests staying over that weekend will enjoy this uniquely Dorset event.


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9.5

Overall rating based on 134 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

94% would stay here again.

  88% described as Peaceful ?

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Great cider range. Full use of orchard row Clean toilets …10/09/2023

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  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Great cider range.
    Full use of orchard row
    Clean toilets and decent shower

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Anonymous user

If only I could give it more stars.. amazing little …28/08/2023

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  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    If only I could give it more stars.. amazing little glem in the heart of Dorset, great campsite, great cider.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Excellent site- lots of pitch space, privacy and great cider.24/08/2023

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    This was our second stay at Dorset Nectar. So peaceful, clean and so much space. A really friendly family run business. Live music and food at the weekends. Will definitely be back again.

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Had a lovely stay at Dorset Nectar21/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNatasha G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The smaller style camping arrangements and the setting in the Apple orchards was amazing.
    The camp fires offered was lovely too.

    Disliked: 

    Reduced shower and toilet options

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Beautiful setting with well maintained facilties and tranquil private pitches20/08/2023

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  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Beautiful setting with well maintained facilties and tranquil private pitches

    Disliked: 

    Too few facilities for the number of people booked in - 4 units providing shower and toilets between them was not enough for the 22 cars/camper vans there when we stayed

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Ideal spot to chill and escape.17/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRachel G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Campsite cosy and private. Owners very accommodating and helpful. Perfect area to relax and explore. Homely amenities that add to the experience - outdoor games, fire pit and delicious cider!

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Overall a lovely site.20/08/2023

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  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The size of pitches were brilliant between the apple trees , nice and private, ample space. Lovely supplied fire pits. A great cider pub with WiFi and ample outside benches.

    Disliked: 

    To get there the post code should be DT6 5HZ and not DT6 5FT, quite daunting as the narrow lanes have high hedgerows. No WiFi on the actual pitches and a poor mobile signal. Although WiFi supplied at the pub. So a bit misleading. Check-in on Pitchup says 09:00 but leaflet giving at the site says between 12:00 and 19:00. Fortunately we could check-in at 09:00 so happy.

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Bar, atmosphere, staff, toilets, entire site was beautiful17/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRalph E.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Bar, atmosphere, staff, toilets, entire site was beautiful

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Excellent campsite, sleeping amongst the apple trees and cider on tap17/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEdwin P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Great little campsite, really pretty and calming to sleep amongst the trees in the orchard. There's a quaint little bar that serves interesting cider as well as a couple of local beers. Really friendly staff and beautiful location. Also easy to nip into Bridport which is a 10 min drive away for shops, pubs etc.

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    Could've done with one more toilet on site.

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Anonymous user

Fantastic camping and facilities14/08/2023

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    Everything really good. Facilities and gardens were pleasant.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing! Very good place to stay and very enjoyable time!

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Features

Coronavirus

24+ hour ventilation between accommodation guests

Activities/entertainment run in smaller groups

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: one group at a time

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Distance markers in shared facilities

Extra spacing in seated areas

Extra toilet/shower facilities available

Hand sanitising stations

Meal delivery to unit/pitch/outdoor seated area

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Forest

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Pub campsite

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

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Location

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  • Strong Orchard, Pineapple Lane, Bridport, Dorset, England, DT6 5FT
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.7720°N 2.7548°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Coach Station — 2.7 miles
Yeovil Bus Station — 13.0 miles
South Station — 14.6 miles
Train stations
Crewkerne Rail Station — 7.1 miles
Maiden Newton Rail Station — 8.1 miles
Chetnole Rail Station — 10.3 miles
Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal — 17.6 miles
Bridgwater Ferry Terminal — 27.6 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 29.1 miles

Directions


The site recommends arriving from the Bridport direction rather than from Salways Ash as the former route is quieter.

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

Sipping cider is a treat all of its own, but you might also like to sample others summery drinks at the nearby Furleigh Estate (five minutes’ drive), a local vineyard that does a nice line in still and sparkling wines. Once equipped with a suitable supply of your favourite beverage, pack it in a hamper and head to a local beauty spot for picnics: Colmer's Hill viewpoint (15 minutes), Gerrard's Hill (15 minutes), Colmers Hill (15 minutes), Mangerton Mill (15 minutes) and West Bay beach (15 minutes) would all make excellent backdrops.

If it's cider that has your heart, though, learn a little more about its heritage at the cider museum in Owermoigne (40 minutes). There's also an antique clock museum in town if you need a little break from the drinks.

As well as rural and coastal vistas, this part of Dorset has a lot of attractive gardens, including the well-groomed grounds at Mapperton House (15 minutes) and Bennetts Water Gardens (40 minutes), which is geared towards water lilies. A trip to Abbotsbury (30 minutes), meanwhile, can combine a wander around the subtropical gardens, the swannery and the maze.

For fossil-hunting, Lyme Regis (30 minutes) is your best bet. Afterwards, you can compare your finds with the giant Jurassic specimens on display at the town's two museums.

Must see

  • Mapperton House & Gardens (2.6 miles)
  • Abbotsbury Swannery (10.3 miles)
  • Montacute House (12.5 miles)

National Trust

  • Montacute House (12.5 miles)
  • Loughwood Meeting House (13.4 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:  9 a.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  11:30 a.m.

Dorset Nectar Orchard Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 3 days of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Bookings cannot be amended within 1 day(s) of arrival.

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. Dorset Nectar Orchard Campsite will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

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  • Does Dorset Nectar Orchard Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Dorset Nectar Orchard Campsite dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Dorset Nectar Orchard Campsite? Sipping cider is a treat all of its own, but you might also like to sample others summery drinks at the nearby Furleigh Estate (five minutes’ drive), a local vineyard that does … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Dorset Nectar Orchard Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  9 a.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Dorset Nectar Orchard Campsite? From £32 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.

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On 22 June 2024, the site will be running the World Nettle Eating competition; guests staying over that weekend will enjoy this uniquely Dorset event.

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