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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 227 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

92% would stay here again.

  60% described as Peaceful ?

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so welcoming on arrival very clear on the rules for …29/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomcindy w.Confirmed

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

    so welcoming on arrival very clear on the rules for covid19 and very well organized for this...and to make it even more perfect we had beautiful weather. the shower blocks clean. friendly staff and grounds kept spotless.

    Disliked: 

    limited menu in restaurant which we fully understood, but didn't put us off eating there one evening but would have liked the outside open to have a drink.

From the manager...

Thank you for your lovely review! It's lovely to hear you both enjoyed your stay with us and everything was to standard.
The weather has been wonderful the last couple of days which definitely makes a holiday better.

Although limited, our menu does have a range of dishes including some vegetarian ones too. It's great to hear you did dine with us.
We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Kind regards
Newlands.

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Ok but better out there01/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Location, facilities ok

    Disliked: 

    Had to wait in rain outside reception for 10 mins to get checked in, reception staff attitude, pitches far to small and tight, shower block floods, told we had to leave at 930Am when confirmation said 1030, very noisy

From the manager...

Thank you for leaving us your review.
Reception can be quite busy during the time of your check in, I do apologise you had to wait. You are able to take shelter under to roofing by the shop while waiting to be seen at Reception.
If you ever have a problem with your pitch we always ask that you do come and see us so we can check with the warden if there is a more suitable one vacant for you.

We do hope you will visit us again.

Kind regards
Newlands

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great view from where we had our caravan, clean showers …11/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCharles G.Confirmed

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

    great view from where we had our caravan, clean showers & toilets, regularly cleaned & to high COVID standards.

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From the manager...

Thank you for your review Charles,

We are very lucky to be situated in this beautiful part of Dorset and very happy to hear you were satisfied with your pitch.Here at Newlands all the staff are working to the best of their ability to make sure all our guests feel safe and happy in these unprecedented times.We look forward to seeing you in the near future.Stay safe and well.

Kind regards,
Newlands.

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Great holiday09/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJonathan M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Wet well organised to deal with COVID situation very clean friendly staff

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Thank you for the great review Jonathan.
We look forward to welcoming you and your family back again soon.

Kind regards
Newlands

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Indoor and outdoor pool, play area for the kids, secure …09/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Indoor and outdoor pool, play area for the kids, secure dog area was brilliant. Staff were great, friendly and helpful.

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From the manager...

Thank you for the lovely review. It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and the facilities we have to offer at Newlands.

We hope to see you again soon.

Kind regards
Newlands

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Excellent site with a fantastic park for the kids03/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomConnor J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Loved everything about Newlands clean plenty too do close by lovely bar on site with fantastic food and the staff were brilliant will definitely be going back

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Hi Connor, thank you for your lovely review! It's wonderful to hear you all enjoyed your holiday with us and are planning on coming back :) The photos look lovely.

We will hopefully see you soon!

Kind regards
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Excellent site well manged and organised.29/07/2020

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

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Very clean and well manged site and facilities. Enjoyed using the outdoor pool and staff were organised and friendly. Even got served a coffee and drinks via a window onto the poolside from staff who went out their way to help. Lovely walks with our dogs and Charmouth village a short walk away.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Thank you for your lovely review Rachel. It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us!
We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind regards
Newlands

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Excellent site , clean facilities, friendly staff, excellent location12/07/2020

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

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

    The site was well laid out and set in beautiful grounds. Upon arrival we were a little earlier than arrivals time that was stated. We were allowed on the pitch and we where even escorted to our pitch and made sure all was ok before they left. Toilets/shower blocks where lovely and clean. The site caters for everyone they even had a designated area for exercising your dogs off lead. The club house/ bar area was all laid out to observe Social distancing and we had a lovely meal too. The pool areas inside and out looked lovely but where closed,
    The site deserves 5 stars and will definitely like to visit again even if it is over a 600 mile round trip.

    Disliked: 

    Not having my children and grandchild there to enjoy with us, but may be next visit.
    Also not all pitches have water available

From the manager...

Thank you for your lovely review Stephen! It's lovely to see you enjoyed your stay with us at Newlands and it was worth the very long journey!
Hopefully when you visit us again with the whole family the pools will be up and running and you can enjoy these new facilities too.
We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind regards
Newlands

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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.

From the manager...

Thank you for your review.
If you even have any issues with your pitch do come and speak to us in reception and we will always try to help you. We have a warden on site who would be more than help you on and off the pitches if need be.

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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Features

Coronavirus

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

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

Local produce

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

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

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

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

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

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

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

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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.

  • 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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Terms and conditions

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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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