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Newlands Holiday Park

9.3

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General

  • Family-friendly park just outside Charmouth on the Jurassic Coast
  • Pools, bar, restaurant, play areas and indoor play
  • Modern amenities including hot showers, launderette and food shop

There’s nothing fossilised about a stay at Newlands Holiday Park a stone’s throw away from the Jurassic Coast on the Devon/Dorset border, where the staff and facilities will crater to your every holiday need.

For example, this lush place has two separate play areas for the mini dinos; an in-house chef dishing up the best of local food at the restaurant; an indoor heated pool – and an outdoor one with waterslides and loungers so you can bask in the sun and wonder where the kids get all that energy…

More? There’s the nightly entertainment in the lounge and bar, the conservatory with picturesque patio for having a glass of wine and drinking in the uninterrupted Dorset views, games show Tuesdays, the indoor soft play area and Dino Dan's disco… Use family-run Newlands as a base for a Lyme Regis fossil hunting holiday or just lounge about on site; either way, epic times are on the cards.

The 23-acre landscaped park has all the facilities you’d expect from a thoroughly modern site: food shop, internet access and clean up to date amenities including hot showers and a launderette. Half a mile from Newlands, the World Heritage village of Charmouth has shops, restaurants and pubs… and is also known for its hardy souls taking to the sea in fancy dress on Christmas Day.

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9.3

Overall rating based on 219 reviews

 

98% would recommend this site to a friend.

92% would stay here again.

  62% described as Spectacular scenery ?

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Very clean and tidy facilities21/03/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Club house

    Disliked: 

    Pitches too small. Very tight to get off pitch as tiered and large drop at edge of road way.

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Nice clean site but access to pitch needs looking at05/11/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStephen B.Confirmed

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

    Good facilities friendly staff

    Disliked: 

    Very tight to pitch caravan one way round was impossible because acces road to narrow and steep drop down banking one side so couldn’t get lock on car to reverse into bay without motor over very difficult and a lot of others has same problem

From the manager...

Thank you for your review Stephen,
Thank you for your kind words regarding our staff and facilities.
We like all of our guests to pitch a certain way to get the full access to a pitch, if we did not do this most of our guests would loose half of their pitch which would cause a problem.This is also done for health and safety
Kind regards,
Newlands.

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Very good pitches, toilets and other caravan related facilities. Bar …04/11/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMatthew C.Confirmed

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

    Very good pitches, toilets and other caravan related facilities.
    Bar and restaurant very good. Nice food.
    Soft play good for smaller kids.
    Playground very good.

    Disliked: 

    Pool was very cold - which was annoying as my small child got cold and we only managed to use it for 20 mins or so. Not the best value for money + the changing rooms for the pool were pretty small.

From the manager...

Thank you for your review Matthew,

Great to hear you enjoyed your stay here with us, thank you for your comments,our swimming pool temperature is usually set to 30 degrees in temperature so i do apologise that you found it too cold, we are currently in the progress of building and updating the pool area and changing rooms which is scheduled to be completed for the beginning of March so we do hope to see you in the near future to see the progress we have made as we do value all feedback from our guests to make our park great.

Kind regards,
Newlands.

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Level pitches, clean and spacious showers, shop on site, friendly …25/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLouise H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Level pitches, clean and spacious showers, shop on site, friendly stadd

    Disliked: 

    Noise from A35 through the night

From the manager...

Thank you for your review Louise,

Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay here with us and thank you for your lovely comments.
We are in a great location and easy to find but do get some noise from the a35 unfortunately which we cannot avoid.
We do hope to see you in the near future.

Kind regards,

Newlands.

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Nice views and location01/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRichard H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Nice views and location

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Thank you for your review Richard,
love the pictures!
Great to hear you enjoyed you stay here with us, we look forward to seeing you in the near future.

Kind regards,
Newlands.

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Good location within easy walk to beach pubs and shops, …30/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAngie P.Confirmed

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

    Good location within easy walk to beach pubs and shops, clean facilities, on site bar restaurant and spar shop, had indoor small pool, and arcade.

    Disliked: 

    No plugs in washup. And the fact that we were sited furthest away from loo and shower block even though there were many available closer pitches, have noticed this in some places when booking with pitch up. Surely they should be allocated on a first come first serve basis. A booking is a booking we should not be treated as second class because they pay a bit of commission. In this day and age wifi should come in the price. (Would have been 5 rating if not placed so far from the loo and shower.)

From the manager...

Thank you for your review Angie,

We are in a great location, happy to hear you found our facilities clean and you were happy with all of our other facilities.

We do not provide plugs in the wash up area due to the fact they go missing.

I am sorry to hear you were not happy with your pitch,Did you speak to our reception team regarding this as we would be quite happy to allocate you to a different pitch depending on availability.

All of our guests are treat the same way no matter how they booked there holiday with us so i am sorry you feel this way.

Our Wifi is chargeable due to the fact we use an outside company so we can provide all of the park with wifi.

We do hope we see you in the future.

Kind regards,
Newlands.

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Facilities, pool, staff29/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStacey F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Facilities, pool, staff

    Disliked: 

    Outside pool was closed, paying for the pool

From the manager...

Thank you for your review Stacey,
Great to hear you enjoyed our facilities and were happy with our staff.
Unfortunately the outside pool does close at the beginning of September as the temperature drops with the season change.We do charge for the indoor pool for health and safety reasons so we can keep track of how many guests we have in the pool but do a great discount ticket for families 10 swims for 10 pounds which works out at £1 per person.
We look forward to seeing you in the future.

Kind regards,
Newlands.

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Great site, clean facilities friendly staff.26/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTracey B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    This was our first time camping with our grandson we stayed for 2 nights, such a lovely park in a good location with plenty of child friendly activities very clean and well maintained flat grass pithes, staff were friendly, we had such a lovely time.

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Thank you for your great review Tracey,
Really good to here you all had a great stay with us and i shall pass on your comments to all the team.
We look forward to seeing you in the near future.

Kind regards,
Newlands.

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Excellent site. Brilliant facilities and the shower and toilet block …24/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLynda M.Confirmed

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

    Excellent site. Brilliant facilities and the shower and toilet block was the best I have experienced

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Thank you for your review Lynda,
Great to hear you enjoyed our facilities and shower block.
I shall pass on your comments to our cleaners as they do work very hard to make sure they are spotless.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future,

Kind regards,
Newlands.

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Nice quiet place to stay with kids .24/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMilena R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Very clean , very quiet , lots of space .

    Disliked: 

    No help from reception staff , no advise how to get to the pitch , which way to drive , nothing . We didn’t feel welcome by reception staff, shame as it was our first time for caravanning. Swimming pool small , good only for kids .

From the manager...

Thank you for your review Milena,
It saddens me to hear that you feel this way about our reception team, All of our reception team always advise all of our guests where you need to go on arrival and how to pitch up so i am somewhat surprised and disappointed by your comments.

Our swimming pool is normally much enjoyed by our guests but obviously it is not an Olympic size pool but it is normally very much enjoyed by all.

Regards,
Newlands.

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Features

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

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

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Location

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  • Nr Stonebarrow Lane, Charmouth, Dorset, England, DT6 6RB
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.7385°N 2.8900°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bridport: Coach Park West Street — 5.6 miles
Seaton (Devon): Sea Front Bus Stop — 8.3 miles
Ilminster: Market Square Coach Stop — 13.0 miles
Train stations
Axminster Rail Station — 5.8 miles
Crewkerne Rail Station — 10.5 miles
Honiton Rail Station — 13.6 miles
Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal — 21.4 miles
Exmouth Ferry Landing — 24.9 miles
Topsham (Turf Lock Ferry) Ferry Landing — 25.6 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 23.1 miles

Directions


The road to Newlands does not have a name, causing problems for satnav systems. The nearest listed roads are Stonebarrow Lane and The Street. The site postcode is DT6 6RB.

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

Charmouth is the gateway to the Jurassic Coast and has some of the best fossils to be found in Dorset: the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre has fossil collections, guided fossil walks and is where you can proudly bring in your very own fossil find to be identified.

The beach is a 15-minute walk from Newlands: stroll from here to Lyme Regis keeping your head down for more fossily finds, then wander around Lyme to take a look at Cobb Harbour (made famous in Jane Austen’s Persuasion); buy freshly ground flour at the 14th-century watermill; amble along to at the ammonites, exhibitions and events at the museum, or swing off on the cliff at Lyme Regis Golf Club.

Mini fossil hunters will be monster fans of the award-winning Dinosaur Museum at Dorchester, and taking a detour while in town to the Teddy Bear Museum. If they’re watery types, they’ll have a whale of a time at the Splashdown Water Park in Poole and the walk-through underwater tunnel at the Bournemouth Oceanarium.

Closer to Newlands and Dino Dan, families can see zebras and meerkats at the Axe Valley Wildlife Park, trundle along on the Seaton Tramway for a scenic trip through the estuary of the River Axe, or feed a shoal of mullet (not the haircut) at Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium.

Must see

  • Mapperton House & Gardens (8.9 miles)
  • Abbotsbury Swannery (13.8 miles)
  • Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site (15.9 miles)

National Trust

  • Shute Barton (7.9 miles)
  • Loughwood Meeting House (8.1 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:  11 a.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  10:30 a.m.

Newlands Holiday Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Newlands Holiday Park will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Newlands Holiday Park have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Newlands Holiday Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Newlands Holiday Park? Charmouth is the gateway to the Jurassic Coast and has some of the best fossils to be found in Dorset: the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre has fossil collections, guided fossil walks and … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Newlands Holiday Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  11 a.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
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Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

Extras
All: access to the swimming pool is not included in the rate and is charged £2.00 per person per session.
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Entertainment and activities are available between 09/03 and 01/11.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The grocery shop is open between 09/03 and 01/11.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
The restaurant is open between 09/03 and 01/11.
Washing lines are not permitted.

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 5 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Pool
The indoor swimming pool is open between 09/03 and 01/11.
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 22/05 and 01/09 (subject to weather conditions).

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

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