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Wood Farm Caravan and Camping Park

9.3

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General

  • Well-maintained park half a mile from the coast
  • Lots of open space and fishing lakes on site
  • Café, steak nights, indoor pool, tennis court and a licensed shop

You don’t get to your 40th birthday as a campsite without doing something very right. And the cheerful and dedicated team at Wood Farm Caravan and Camping Park near Charmouth in Dorset have had things sorted since 1972: pristine facilities and well-kept grounds, fishing lakes on site stuffed with stock, lots of open space and a fully-equipped games room for the tiddlers...

The rural setting is pitch-perfect too, among mature trees and in the Char Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, under a mile from Charmouth and the Jurassic Coast. There’s plenty of wildlife to watch, especially around the fishing lakes: rabbits bound about and you can also spot red deer at times.

For tasty fodder, the Offshore Café has weekly steak nights as well as takeaway on offer (send the kids to clamber on the shipwreck structure a few metres away until the food arrives). The café overlooks the Offshore indoor pool, which is available to all guests for a small charge; you can buy discount tickets at reception and the pool is free for under-fives.

For other activities, there’s a tennis court on site as well as a giant draughts board to puzzle over, and once you’re ready to explore Dorset, the Wood Farm tourist information room has loads of leaflets on things to do and see in the area. There’s also a licensed park shop selling groceries as well as the daily papers, camping essentials and gas.

Dogs are allowed on site.


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9.3

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Lovely site, great amenities helpful staff. 30/10/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom mark_m102783 Confirmed

  • Premium hardstanding electric touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Views,amenities and the individual WC/shower rooms.

    Disliked: 

    Wifi had to be bought and we got online for a hole 5 minutes in our paid for 96 hours and it was worse than 1990 dial -up - a total waste of money. You could complain to the third party provider but I had already wasted money buying the laughable Wifi access so we decided to cut our losses.

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Excellent site all amenities friendly staff 05/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom susan_w36 Confirmed

  • Hardstanding electric touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We only stayed for a single night, but were impressed with the site and facilities.
    Good walk down into Charmouth.
    Lovely warm indoor swimming pool.

    Disliked: 

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Relaxed, friendly and clean. 16/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Emmeline P. Confirmed

  • Hardstanding electric touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Cleanliness
    Everything well maintained and in working order
    The pool
    The cafe (Steak Night!)
    The shop (Fresh Croissants for breakfast, Yum!)
    Family shower rooms (very handy with a 6month old baby)
    Friendly staff
    Being given a choice of pitches
    The fishing lakes (we didn't fish, but was lovely to walk around)
    The dog walking areas (we have a very nervous large dog so knowing that dogs were under close control around the park and then having designated fully enclosed dog walking areas made it easier for exercising him)
    The view from our pitch, being able to sit outside our camper every morning with a cup of tea, looking out to sea and over Charmouth (priceless, definitely worth being at the top of the hill for!)

    Disliked: 

    The wifi was a little expensive for us, however most the local pubs, cafes and restaurants had free wifi, so we could still keep in touch with family.
    Otherwise there were no dislikes, very nice campsite, run by very nice people.

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Lovely site, well kept, very hilly 23/07/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lisa S. Confirmed

  • Premium hardstanding electric touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The site was very hilly but not a problem for my husband and myself. Toilet and shower blocks immaculate. Fish and chip van on a Monday, best we've had in ages. Just a short walk in to charmouth to local pubs and restaurants. Would definitely book again, lovely big dog walks.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Really fab site very clean and amazing friendly staff 19/07/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Rebecca B. Confirmed

  • Hardstanding electric touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Their customer service is perfect was made to feel very welcome and was taken to the pitch personally. The site was very clean and the dog walking field was excellent and also very clean. We had a lovely meal in the cafe and they too are very friendly and the food was excellent. The shop was well stocked with essentials and the showers and toilets were kept very clean. We had good Wifi coverage so daughter was happy.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing - Would definitely stay again.

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Well cared for site, clean facilities and lovely setting. 18/07/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Stephen J. Confirmed

  • All-weather hardstanding electric tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely views.
    Clean, well appointed washrooms with attention to details like full length mirrors, hair dryers and shelves to put things on.
    Shop has all the essentials.
    Very nice swimming pool and cafe.
    Fish and chip van visits on Monday evenings.
    Best on-site dog walks and exercise area I have come across.
    Friendly staff.

    Disliked: 

    Swimming pool is expensive.
    WiFi is expensive.
    Shower rooms are cleaned at 9:30am so you have to be early!
    The all weather tent pitches make it tricky to peg your tent out and wood chip is constantly walked into the tent.
    If you want to walk to the beach it's over a mile and a half away.

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Features

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

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Gastronomic delight

Luxury

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Axminster Road Charmouth, Dorset, England, DT6 6BT
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.7421°N 2.9146°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bridport: Coach Park West Street — 6.7 miles
Seaton (Devon): Sea Front Bus Stop — 7.3 miles
Ilminster: Market Square Coach Stop — 12.8 miles
Train stations
Axminster Rail Station — 4.7 miles
Crewkerne Rail Station — 10.9 miles
Honiton Rail Station — 12.5 miles
Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal — 22.5 miles
Exmouth Ferry Landing — 24.0 miles
Topsham (Turf Lock Ferry) Ferry Landing — 24.5 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 22.0 miles

Directions


The park entrance is directly off the main A35 roundabout on the western side of Charmouth. (Do not go into Charmouth village - remain on the A35.) We are well signposted with international caravan signs.

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

The beaches at Charmouth and ‘the pearl of Dorset’ Lyme Regis are both within walking distance. Both are known for rich fossil-hunting pickings and have historic towns to browse around – Lyme Regis is famous for its Cobb Harbour and Jane Austen associations, while Charmouth has a Heritage Coast Centre to help you out with your fossil finds.

Charmouth is one of the gateway towns to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, with coastal walks, climbing, watersports and fishing all abounding along its 93-mile stretch.

The ‘anchor towns’ of Exeter, Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch are all accessible from this section of coast: kids can splash about at the Splashdown Water Park in Poole, walk under water in the tunnel at Bournemouth Oceanarium or get crafty at the ‘yummy mummy centre’ Zooma in Christchurch.

For wildlife watching, take a trip on the Seaton open air tramway along the Axe estuary to see flocks of wading birds at the area’s nature reserves, or go to one of the many wildlife centres and attractions about; you could peer at the meerkats in the Axe Valley Wildlife Park, or see the seals among the thousand animals at Weymouth Sealife Park. Wildlife of an ancient bent can be scoped at Dorchester’s award-winning Dinosaur Museum.

A Jurassic-sized amount of historical attractions is in Dorset and neighbouring Devon too, such as medieval Forde Abbey, the grottoes and gardens at Mapperton Abbey, the National Trust’s Shute Barton and the exotic Japanese gardens and Egyptian artefacts at Kingston Lacy House and Gardens.

Must see

  • Mapperton House & Gardens (9.8 miles)
  • Abbotsbury Swannery (14.9 miles)
  • Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site (15.0 miles)

National Trust

  • Shute Barton (6.8 miles)
  • Loughwood Meeting House (7.0 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.

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.
all pitch types: access to the swimming pool is not included in the rate and is charged £2.50 per person per session.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The bar and/or restaurant is open between 01/04 and 01/11.
The grocery shop is open between 01/04 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.
You'll need an Environment Agency rod licence (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).
non converted commercial vehicles are not permitted.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £50.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 2 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
Units should not be left unoccupied unless previously agreed with the management. Please speak to reception when the need arises, a fee may be charged for unsupervised units.
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Pool
Only park guests are authorised to use the pool.

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

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

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