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Bells at Cleavel Point

9.2

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General

  • Coastal glamping site in private woodland on the Isle of Purbeck
  • A 15-minute drive from Corfe Castle and the Swanage Railway
  • Coast views, jetty for kayak launching and pop-up shop on site

Way to sum up Bells at Cleavel Point in a single word? ‘Wow’ should just about cover it… for this gorgeous glamping site is in a mighty fine Dorset spot right by the sea on the Isle of Purbeck, with a rare and enviable 270-degree outlook over Poole Harbour, Brownsea Island and Sandbanks.

And that’s the kind of view you could settle down to stare at for quite some time, right? Feel free to do so… owner Jon and his friendly team will even enhance the experience by renting you a giant bean bag to sprawl out on and a campfire tripod so you can grill up a bit of grub to munch on while you do so – how very splendid.

This scenic site is accessed through the peaceful woodlands of a private estate (you’ll be given a key code for the gate ahead of arrival) so it’s worth bringing along plenty of supplies to ensure you don’t have to haul yourselves away too often. Corfe Castle, 15 minutes’ drive away, is your nearest source of shops (plus pubs and eateries) but there’s also a pop-up shop on site with cold drinks, milk and barbecue bits (both the meat and the wood required to cook it).

Smart glamping options are well spaced around the site for peaceful slumbers – they all have access to drinking water, regularly-scrubbed portable toilets and a hot shower.


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9.2

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92% would recommend this site to a friend.

92% would stay here again.

  81% described as Spectacular scenery ?

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Very basic facilities, don't be fooled by the website29/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMatthew W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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  • Liked: 

    Location and views
    Beer and pizza on site

    Disliked: 

    Beds that caused back problems
    No hot water
    No wash basins
    Festival level toilet experience
    Hearing everything in the neighbouring tent ( tents are close together)
    Advertising items on the website that don't exist e.g. goal nets for kids

From the manager...

Soooooo..

You were seen practicing stretch exercise before you went to bed.
The bed in your tent was brand new...
In fact your family all had new beds.
The double cost £185.00.
Ribbed/baffled and guaranteed.
So again....
You did not read description.
With a bad back you book a tent.
With an airbed.
Even though it's one of the most expensive beds you can buy...you blame us for your bad back.
Yes not water.
There is a sink to wash your hands.
Tents in a field??? Noise....
Please. It's 285gsm cotton. Work it out for yourself.
You are in a tent. Not a brick house.
Goal posts are at the top of the field.
You did not ask because you were too busy drinking.!!!.
Jon.😎

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Loved it, will go again!29/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomVlad A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Pitch surface is fairly big and the tents are far enough apart for confort. Site has adequate facilities and is well equipped for the average camper. Good food on site as well.
    Staff was very friendly, approachable and reachable.
    Loved their friendly, intelligent, well behaved dogs!

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The site was lovely and clean, plenty of space between …24/08/2023

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

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    The site was lovely and clean, plenty of space between each other. They made lovely home made pizzas at night should you want one and baps for breakie. Very friendly staff on site. The views were remarkable.

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If I could give zero stars I would toilets and …10/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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    If I could give zero stars I would toilets and showers were portaloo's hot water kept blowing out in the shower absolutely nothing that was offered on the site webpage including books kayak hire pretty much everything was not available and the excuse was they hadn't been aware that they were on the webpage extremely basic bell tent no bedding had to pay extra for a tripod for the fire pit to have a bbq considering we had already overpaid for what I would consider extremely basic and definitely not glamping more wild camping 🏕️🏕️ disappointed 😞😞😞

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    Everything

From the manager...

Hi.
Unfortunately this family did not read the description by Pitchup.
Arrived with no bedding.
No cooking equipment/utensils we gave them bedding. And a tripod foc.
Even additional equipment. Located them with a stunning view.
They had their own shower/toilet during their stay which,as usual both cleaned regularly.
Just not prepared for camping...
Dissapointed as we helped you as much as possible....
Please read descriptions in the future.
Kind regards Jon.

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Beautiful setting and helpful smiley staff.16/08/2023

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    Beautiful setting and helpful smiley staff.

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we were in this place with friends this weekend ❤️ …13/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDominika O.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    we were in this place with friends this weekend ❤️ wonderful place, beautiful view, large, clean and very cozy tents. Helpful and very nice staff and the dogs became friends with us ❤️ Showers, toilets and all facilities clean and well equipped 😊 we will definitely come back again! We spent a very good time there ❤️ thank you!

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All around You is beautiful . Perfect place for family …17/08/2023

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

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    All around You is beautiful . Perfect place for family .

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Great campsite with basic but very clean facilities, High recommended30/07/2023

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    Really enjoyed our stay at Cleavel point, the location is beautiful, the bell tents were very comfy and the owners were lovely

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    The only small thing was we sadly had a really noisy large party on our last night with music n karioke until midnight which did put a dampener on an otherwise lovely weekend

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Views great, very serene, very friendly staff21/07/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJohn W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Views great, very serene, very friendly staff

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Camping bliss amazing wildlife location views of islands10/07/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNatalie L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Wow Location! camping in nature plenty to see locally, freedom for our dogs, friendly people running the site and their dogs and clean facilities beautiful bell tents comfy high air beds and fire pits and space amd general chilled atmosphere with like minded people 😁

    Disliked: 

    No grumbles really occasionally younger people on site forget that we don’t all want to party at night and sounds travel on a camp site but the manager was on it! 👍

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Features

Coronavirus

24+ hour ventilation between accommodation guests

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Extra spacing in seated areas

Extra toilet/shower facilities available

Hand sanitising stations

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Staggered showering times

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

Portable toilet

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

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 hot water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Rempstone, Corfe Castle, Dorset, England, BH20 5JH
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.6739°N 1.9984°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Seldown Coach Station — 3.1 miles
East Street — 3.6 miles
East Street — 3.6 miles
Train stations
Poole Rail Station — 3.2 miles
Hamworthy Rail Station — 3.7 miles
Parkstone (Dorset) Rail Station — 4.0 miles
Ferry ports
Brownsea Island Ferry Landing — 2.1 miles
Shell Bay Ferry Terminal — 2.2 miles
Sandbanks Ferry Terminal — 2.3 miles
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 10.2 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 may possibly decide simply to stay put for the duration of your stay but it really is worth getting out to see a bit more of your splendid Purbeck surrounds. Start by getting a feel for coast and countryside by bringing along kayaks to launch from the site’s jetty, or heading out on walking or mountain bike trails around the peninsula.

Once you’ve pottered locally, set out for some of the area’s other pretty spots: perhaps the famed ruins of Corfe Castle (15 minutes’ drive), the nature reserve and stunning beaches at Studland Bay (20 minutes), the fossil-foraging beach at Kimmeridge (half an hour) or the huge stone arch at Durdle Door (40 minutes).

Something for the kids (and the big kids)? Try a steam-hauled ride on the Swanage Railway (15 minutes), floating inflatable madness at Dorset Adventure Park (15 minutes), rural animal-spotting at Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park, watching the apes in action at Monkey World or wandering among the military heavyweights at The Tank Museum (all half an hour).

Must see

  • Studland Beach and Nature Reserve (1.7 miles)
  • Brownsea Island (2.1 miles)
  • Corfe Castle (3.6 miles)

National Trust

  • Brownsea Island (2.0 miles)
  • Studland Beach and Nature Reserve (2.9 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 Bells at Cleavel Point have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Bells at Cleavel Point dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Bells at Cleavel Point? You may possibly decide simply to stay put for the duration of your stay but it really is worth getting out to see a bit more of your splendid Purbeck surrounds. Start … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Bells at Cleavel Point?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.

    Please contact the site before arrival to get the gate keycode.

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