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The Tunnel Pods: Pods on site

General

  • Quiet and contemporary wooden pods two miles from the Jurassic coast
  • A five-minute drive from Charmouth Beach; 10 minutes from Lyme Regis
  • Communal barbecue and firepit area, plus seating on your own decking

Creeping off to the Jurassic coast in search of fossils and crazily scenic stretches of coastal path? Your search for a place to stay can stop at The Tunnel Pods, two miles from the coast. This place is home to a bunch of contemporary wooden pods that are just five minutes' drive from Charmouth beach and 10 minutes from Lyme Regis (two hot fossil-hunting spots with plenty to keep you entertained).

It's a cosy sort of place here, surrounded by Dorset’s stunning rural landscape. The wooden cabins are in operation year-round and they have been handcrafted to include full insulation, a double-glazed window and mains electricity (meaning you have full use of the pod’s small heater and a kettle for your all-important morning caffeine).

With decked seating and grass outdoors, feel free to get in all the fresh air you wish. When a barbecue or a firepit seems fitting, the pod enclosure has a sheltered seating area with an open fire and a communal barbecue. Hand-chopped logs are tied up in bagged bundles and available for a small cost – there’s a small honesty box provided.

As for your adventures across the Jurassic coast, walking routes and attractions can all be found locally. There’s easy access to the A35 for action further afield too – perhaps the lively market town of Bridport, 15 minutes’ drive away, or Seaton’s heritage attractions 20 minutes’ drive to the west?

Back at your burrow, there’s a communal shower block with two separate toilet units and two separate shower units (and a wash bin and mirror in each), plus two sheltered washing-up sinks and a drinking water point around the side of the block.

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.

There is no reception on-site: on arrival please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.

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

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


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9.5

Overall rating based on 13 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

85% would stay here again.

 

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Anonymous user

Good size pods, warm and comfortable09/11/2022

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  • Camping pod (deluxe)
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  • Liked: 

    The comfortable beds and heater

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Anonymous user

It was clean, including showers and kitchen area. Everything was …19/09/2022

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  • Camping pod (deluxe)
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  • Liked: 

    It was clean, including showers and kitchen area. Everything was exactly as per communication. There was even a box with some games and another with cutlery and crockery.

    Disliked: 

    It was a little too quiet. During our four day stay, we never saw the proprietors and for the first two days we had the whole camp and car park to ourselves.

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Great little site, clean and tidy.07/09/2022

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  • Camping pod (deluxe)
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  • Liked: 

    It was a lovely set up of very few pods, very quiet area, no one else was staying over so had the whole place to ourselves. The facilities were brilliant and clean. Showers were electric so had hot water all the time and there was a fan heater in the shower room too, nice. There is a cosy area with a fire pit, to huddle around in the evenings. You can walk into Charmouth along a footpath across fields which takes about 40 minutes (taking into account going the wrong way!). It has recycling bins.

    Disliked: 

    The constant traffic noise from the A35. The shower rooms could do with having a bench inside to put stuff on instead of on the floor, the door hooks aren't big enough to put everything on as well as a towel. Also it would be useful to know what you can put in the large recycling bin.

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Anonymous user

location and frictionless purchase/check in small site - only 5 …01/09/2022

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  • Camping pod (deluxe)
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    location and frictionless purchase/check in
    small site - only 5 pods

    Disliked: 

    a bit soleless - not a large vibrant campsite

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Anonymous user

Location. Clean and tidy21/08/2022

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    Location. Clean and tidy

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Everything about this place is great value for money very clean and ti22/07/2022

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

  • Camping pod (deluxe)
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  • Liked: 

    This place is fantastic and clean quite and good location

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Lovely place. Shame no public transport but possibly taxi cab service.08/07/2022

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

  • Camping pod (classic)
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  • Liked: 

    Pods and gardens

    Disliked: 

    A Tick stuck in the arm of 12 year old overnight which I removed and treated but hopefully no further problems. Lots of friendly insects in pod.

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Anonymous user

Good size for a couple, lovely experience.07/06/2022

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  • Camping pod (classic)
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  • Liked: 

    Not having to put up tent, having electricity and kettle, pretty location, hot showers and clean toilets.

    Disliked: 

    Having to enter pod through next pods garden with their barbecue right next to our pod entrance, would’ve been better to put our entrance other side. We limboed under the wooden fence! Have to drive to everywhere, nowhere near to buy milk, etc. can hear A35 when outside of pod.

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Wonderful, peaceful stay. Would return for sure for a longer stay.04/06/2022

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

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  • Liked: 

    Cosy bed times, secluded area, shared fire pit, off site parking so safe for children, peace and quiet, easy access location to all beaches.

    Disliked: 

    No dogs - we missed our dog and would love to bring her along.

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Quiet with everything we needed. Close to Lyne Regis and …05/06/2022

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

  • Camping pod (deluxe)
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    Quiet with everything we needed. Close to Lyne Regis and Charmouth

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

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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

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Peaceful

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Location

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  • Westover Hill, Axminster Road, Charmouth, Dorset, England, DT6 6BY
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.7496°N 2.9240°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Coach Station — 7.1 miles
Yeovil Bus Station — 18.6 miles
Bus Station — 20.0 miles
Train stations
Axminster Rail Station — 4.1 miles
Crewkerne Rail Station — 10.7 miles
Honiton Rail Station — 12.0 miles
Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal — 23.0 miles
Exmouth Ferry Landing — 23.8 miles
Topsham (Turf Lock Ferry) Ferry Landing — 24.2 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 21.6 miles

Directions


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

You really don’t have to go far for a little adrenaline. In fact, it’s just a one-minute walk to get to The Tunnel Tree Tops Charmouth, where there's a high ropes obstacle course and zipwires tying together the treetops. If getting a birds' eye view and some monkey-style entertainment isn’t enough, The Tunnel Training (also one minutes’ walk) runs shooting experiences.

If finding fossils is high on your Jurassic coast bucket list, you’ll be pleased to find that the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre (five minutes’ drive or 45 minutes’ walk) runs fossil hunting walks to kickstart your hunt. Take some time to check out the displays, marine tanks and theatre too.

The Jurassic coast is well-suited to especially adventurous sorts, and a Lyme Bay RIB Charter (15 minutes) is certainly one adventurous way to take in the cliffs. Inland, the heritage Seaton Tramway (15 minutes' drive) will also get you out in the Axe Valley and nature reserves (where there’s plenty of excellent birdlife to spy on).

Must see

  • Mapperton House & Gardens (10.0 miles)
  • Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site (14.7 miles)
  • Abbotsbury Swannery (15.5 miles)

National Trust

  • Shute Barton (6.2 miles)
  • Loughwood Meeting House (6.5 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

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  10 a.m.

The Tunnel Pods cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

30 to 8 days before arrival: 50% of the balance will be retained

Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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. The Tunnel Pods will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days 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.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

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  • Does The Tunnel Pods have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Tunnel Pods dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near The Tunnel Pods? You really don’t have to go far for a little adrenaline. In fact, it’s just a one-minute walk to get to The Tunnel Tree Tops Charmouth, where there's a high ropes obstacle … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Tunnel Pods?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at The Tunnel Pods? From £130 (for 2 nights, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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