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Sandyholme Holiday Park

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General

  • Peaceful family park on the edge of Owermoigne and Moreton villages
  • Popular wildlife pond with geese and ducks
  • Immaculate amenities, licensed shop and a launderette

‘See, that’s how good little ducklings do it,’ you can say hopefully to the kids as they watch the baby birds obediently waddle after mum around the park.

Sandyholme Holiday Park’s (fenced) wildlife pond with its flocks of geese and ducks is a big favourite with ducklings of all ages, as is the peaceful location, the chilled out atmosphere and the sounds of birds tweeting from the trees as you let all the stresses of everyday life roll away from you like water off a duck’s back…

Sandyholme is tucked away in a secluded location on the edge of the scenic west Dorset villages of Owermoigne and Moreton, surrounded by trees and with excellent amenities: clean as a whistle showers and toilets, a launderette, a licensed shop on site and wifi access across the whole park for those who simply must stay on the grid.

The ducklings will be quacking happily over the playground and games room, while the knowledgeable staff and tourist information at the park will help out with lashings of info on walks and things to do nearby for the whole family – museums, events, seaside towns and local family-friendly inns among many others.

Guests at Sandyholme can also use the facilities at fellow West Dorset Leisure Holidays site Highlands End Holiday Park 18 miles west for a small charge: take your pick from an indoor pool, sauna/steam room, tennis court or pitch and putt, before getting your beaks twitching at the meals in the family bar.

Well-behaved dogs are welcome on site.

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award AA 3 pennants

Please note

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

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.


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9.4

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Excellent site with clean facilities.freindly staff.level pitches 12/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom peter_c316215 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Shower and toilets.peacefull

    Disliked: 

    Noyhing

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Great site .clean facilities.freindly staff 11/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Samantha K. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    How organised it was

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again soon at one of our parks.

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Very peaceful site with friendly staff keeping nice clean facilities 09/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sarah W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    The lovely couple upon arrival were very nice and helpful. They keep the facilities incredibly clean and tidy, great having such easy access to showers, water even hairdryers for free use! The wildlife is stunning, we were visited by the ducks on a regular basis which was lovely, and if you visit the duck and goose pond you might get to see their sweet little ducklings. Only 15 minutes drive from Dorchester town meant there was lots to do! The game room was nice and cosy, we enjoyed a few evenings of pool and table tennis which was great. As we visited during the week it was lovely and quiet, just as we hoped, everyone was very friendly with no night time noise. All in all our visit was very enjoyable and we will definitely be back in the future!

    Disliked: 

    The only issue we had is that the wifi seemed inaccessible, we didnt actually question it as it wasnt a big deal to us at all (I never expect WiFi when camping anyway) but it does state that theirs free WiFi but we couldn't connect to it.

From the manager...

Thank you for the 10 out of 10 rating from all of the team.
Such lovely photos of your stay, the ducklings are so cute.
We are in a rural area so the Wi-Fi may not be the same as it is at home, next time if you have a problem connecting please ask a team member to assist you. The best signal is in the games room which it seems you visited and enjoyed. See you soon.

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I have never been glamping before but would do it again 29/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Alan S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Bell tent
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The tent was great, and the beds really comfortable

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From the manager...

Thank you for your review. It certainly looks like you all enjoyed your stay with us. We're glad you enjoyed your first glamping holiday. Thanks for the photos, we hope to see you all again soon!

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Will stay again if in the area 08/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Andrius V. Confirmed

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

    Nice quiet location. Very friendly staff. Toilets and showers clean, hot water and excellent water pressure.

    Disliked: 

    The smell from the farms around can be an issue for someone.
    Freshly cut and wet grass is very messy. People bring that mess to toilets and all over the site. I would suggest cutting grass with grass collector attached.

From the manager...

Thank you for your feedback, so nice to hear that you found us clean and our staff friendly.
We are pleased that you would visit us again inthe future.

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a great little place, quiet and peaceful, such a relaxing few day 07/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom tom_b122120 Confirmed

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

    How clean the site was, and welcoming all the staff were. The facilities were so much better than expected.

    Disliked: 

    One thing is the lifhting as you enter the tent field was lacking, but would put us off going back.

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So pleased that you had such a relaxing time at our park, see you again soon.

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Clean site and facilities Well supplied shop Lots of local ... 01/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Stefan C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Clean site and facilities
    Well supplied shop
    Lots of local places to visit most with 10-15 minutes
    Allows dogs on leads
    Level pitches
    Park and football pitch for kids

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Thank you for you 10 out of 10 rating.

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Excellent site with friendly staff and large camping pitch 31/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom amber_m119653 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Was a brilliant campsite! Friendly stuff, clean toilets and showers, shop on site and games room with electric sockets. Definitely be returning

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Wow such a nice review a big thank you from all of the team.

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1) Large, "free-range" and flat camping field. 2) Helpful and ... 31/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Stuart & Jodie D. Confirmed

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

    1) Large, "free-range" and flat camping field.
    2) Helpful and friendly staff.
    3) Location - quiet and away from the tourist hustle but good for most Dorset attractions.
    4) 24hrs hot water in the showers
    5) Clean and well maintained toilet/shower block
    6) Suitably stocked shop for a campsite.

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Thank you from all of the team.

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The pitches were level , friendly & helpful staff, dog friendly site. 27/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jackie C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    The site is kept neat & tidy, very friendly staff
    Would definitely return

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We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay, see you again soon.

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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

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Pre-erected tents

Location

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  • Moreton Road, Owermoigne, Dorchester, Dorset, England, DT2 8HZ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.6801°N 2.3253°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Dorchester: South Rail Station Coach Stop — 5.3 miles
Weymouth: Town Centre Coach Stops — 7.3 miles
Wareham: North Street Coach Stop — 9.5 miles
Train stations
Moreton (Dorset) Rail Station — 1.5 miles
Wool Rail Station — 4.6 miles
Dorchester South Rail Station — 5.3 miles
Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal — 7.3 miles
Poole Ferry Terminal — 14.7 miles
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 15.1 miles
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 22.7 miles

Directions


From the east: Take the A35 from Bere Regis and after 3 miles turn south onto the B3390. After approximately 4 miles go over the railway and turn left onto Moreton Road. Sandyholme can be found after 2 miles on the right-hand side.

From the west: From the Dorchester bypass take the A352 to Broadmayne continue straight through Broadmayne for 4 miles. At the roundabout take the second exit, continue through the village and take the left hand turn onto Moreton Road. Sandyholme can be found on the left-hand side.

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

Go a-roamin’ to Dorchester’s Roman Amphitheatre or the Roman townhouse remains in the grounds of County Hall, get your toes wet or go fishing at seaside resorts Charmouth, Lyme Regis and West Bay, get energetic with easily accessible golfing, fishing, scuba diving and sailing, take in the views of Golden Cap and the island of Portland from Chesil Bank and West Bay, or just pack a picnic and explore Dorset’s World Heritage Jurassic Coast…there are walks and trails all around the countryside surrounding Sandyholme to find the perfect chill out spot.

The Lawrence Trail, following the story of writer and soldier TE Lawrence, starts at the Tank Museum in Bovington and winds through the nearby villages of Owermoigne and Moreton: chatter with the primates at Bovington’s Monkey World too, then have a mouth-watering Dorset munch at the tearooms in Morton’s old schoolhouse before wandering around Moreton Gardens.

Savvy shoppers should make a stroll around Bridport a top tick on the shopping list: this market town has some of the widest streets in England and has had an outdoor Saturday market since permish was granted by Liz the First way back in the sixteenth century; you can now double your chances of finding a bargain by browsing the market on Wednesdays too.

There are over a thousand listed buildings in Bridport for you to lug all your shopping around – try the eighteenth century town hall before rewarding all that historical virtue and wetting your whistle with the ale at the eighteenth century Palmers Brewery. Beaminster, Dorchester and Sherborne are good additional options for maxing out the credit cards with handcrafted goodies and shops to suit all tastes and budgets.

The seaside town of Weymouth is just one of many to spend a day or afternoon in, following in the watery steps of George III who came here fourteen times in the hope that a Weymouth dip would cure his bouts of insanity (it didn’t, but it did put Weymouth on the map as a top tourist destination).

Today, there are family attractions and events alongside the safe beach and picturesque harbour: after the Punch and Judy or bouncing on the trampolines, challenge the kids to make a sand sculpture to top those of Weymouth’s sand modeller, a family tradition in the town since the 1920s.

Must see

  • The Tank Museum (3.7 miles)
  • Hardy's Birthplace (4.5 miles)
  • Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre (4.9 miles)

National Trust

  • Clouds Hill (4.1 miles)
  • Hardy's Cottage (4.5 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

Camping and touring
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.

Sandyholme Holiday Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 3 weeks of arrival date.

Cancellations are subject to a £25 fee.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Modifications are subject to a £25.00 fee.

Bookings cannot be amended within 21 day(s) of arrival.

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. Sandyholme Holiday Park will debit the balance from your card 12 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 12 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 21 day(s) of arrival.
Modifications are subject to a £25.00 fee.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

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 management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Reception
Reception is unmanned after 6 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

Launderette facilities are available including washing machines, tumble dryers, deep sinks and ironing boards.

The use of drones on the park is not permitted in accordance with the Drone Code issued by the Civil Aviation Authority.

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