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Dorset Nectar Orchard Campsite

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Dorset Nectar Orchard Campsite: Mowing the grass between the lanes of the apple orchards where the pitches are in season

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.

In terms of other facilities, the site has a well-maintained, regularly sterilised unisex bathroom with two toilets and a shower. Please bear in mind that this is a working organic farm and take all your rubbish home.

Please note

The bar is open between 22/05 and 31/08.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Minimum spacing of 12 metres between pitches.

Touring caravans, motorhomes and campervans with the door built on the left-hand side are not permitted.

Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.

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

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

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

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

Bookings must not consist of more than 2 different households.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

Dogs are not allowed during high season between 01/04 and 14/09.

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.


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9.3

Overall rating based on 76 reviews

 

93% would recommend this site to a friend.

91% would stay here again.

  94% described as Peaceful ?

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Cider, quiet and great people. Would go again as soon …13/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBarry C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Cider, quiet and great people. Would go again as soon as I can

    Disliked: 

    Washing up tap with hot water and maybe better toilets but next year there are more planned!

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Well-arranged pitches that follow the apple trees layout which provides …12/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Well-arranged pitches that follow the apple trees layout which provides a good distance between campers. Good and clean showers.

    Disliked: 

    Slight changes to the toilets, there should be a separate sink to wash hands after using the toilet and the one for washing the dishes/untensiles.

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Excellent site, good clean facilities.12/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Beautiful location, great shower facilities and one of the least smelly portaloos I've ever experienced. Cider was delicious. We'd definitely come back for a great relaxing stay with the sound of falling apples.

    Disliked: 

    The wandering dogs took us a little by surprise

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The asthenosphere and staff were amazing! As well as the …05/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomA C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    The asthenosphere and staff were amazing! As well as the location being beautiful!

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A lovely calm place that has it's own organic cider. You need more!?03/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBryn S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The quiet and the nice chilled vibe.

    Disliked: 

    And this is a very very minor dislike.. The toilets, while perfectly functional and clean, a nice toilet block would have been the icing on the cake.

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.great people, great place22/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomjason o.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Peace_full, open space even though it's an enclosed orchard ( see the pic)hot shower, cleaning station, farm shop and a helpful owner. Each pitch had a stand alone fire brazier. Cider and ales, yum yum.

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    There was only availability for 1 night

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Friendly relaxed what's not to like on pitch between apple trees .17/08/2021

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    Whole setup

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Great location for walks and pubs, beautiful space with friendly staff16/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Friendly and helpful staff.
    Great location - plenty of walking routes nearby and within walking distance of several lovely pubs.
    Beautiful place to camp with lots of space per pitch - we were only a group of two so felt very spacious between the trees.
    Taproom on site is a great bonus - was lovely to have the chance to sit out with a flight of ciders in the sunshine (and the cider is great!)
    Excellent spot for stargazing on clear nights.
    Really easy to find, and check-in was simple.
    Facilities are really clean and well looked after - am aware that there are plans to increase the number of toilets/showers for next season and replace the current portaloos, which will be an improvement.
    As a new site, very impressed and would happily return.

    Disliked: 

    Site is advertised as quiet adults only camping, but during our stay was anything but quiet - possibly just potluck but there were several large groups and lots of late-night noise over the weekend of our stay which, although not a dealbreaker, did slightly dampen the experience for us.

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Quiet orchard. Clean toilets. Lovely cider.13/08/2021

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  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Quiet orchard. Clean toilets. Lovely cider.

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The orchard provides a very unique and beautiful camping experience, …09/08/2021

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  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    The orchard provides a very unique and beautiful camping experience, and also gives a great escape from often busy nature of larger campsites during the summer months. For adults looking for a unique place to stay, to enjoy nature, and to have a great setting to enjoy the long summer evenings, the orchard is an excellent place to stay.

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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

Portaloo

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

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Pop-up 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 5HZ
  • 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 break-long 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. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11:30 a.m.

Dorset Nectar Orchard Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 3 days of arrival date.

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

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

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. 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.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Terms and conditions

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  • Does Dorset Nectar Orchard Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
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  • 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. –  8 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. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

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

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

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Please pick any available pitch on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 1 day(s) of arrival.

Coronavirus
Bookings must not consist of more than 2 different households.
Minimum spacing of 12 metres between pitches.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed during high season between 01/04 and 14/09.
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

General
Quiet (afternoon) hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
The bar is open between 22/05 and 31/08.

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

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.
No vehicle movement between 10:30 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
Touring caravans, motorhomes and campervans with the door built on the left-hand side are not permitted.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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