This site does not currently take bookings here on Pitchup.com.
Find nearby sites with availability…
If you are the owner of this site, start taking bookings through Pitchup.com by adding your business details.
- Five fishing lakes in the Blackmore Vale - carp of up to 40lbs
- Butchery on site selling local meat and chicken
- On the edge of a 60-acre wood
Angling for some serious fishing? The five fishing lakes (including three specimen carp lakes) at Coking Farm Fishery in Dorset’s Blackmore Vale will have you hooked: as well as carp, there's catfish, tench, bream and roach to land, with some of the bigger carp weighing in at nearly 40lbs: take a look at the Coking Farm photos for some monster catches. (Please be aware that all fish are very strictly catch and release and all fishery rules must be adhered to).
If you want to sample some fresh Dorset produce from the campsite, a butchery on site sells local meats; chicken and (occasionally) duck eggs and preserves can usually be picked up too. You'll find sheep, Kunekune pigs, ducks and chickens wandering about too, so please keep your pup on a lead at all times.
Coking Farm has a generous four-acre field where you can park next to your pitch and borrow a firepit if you choose. Off-site, there's a One Stop shop at the local garage in West Stour, where you can pick up all the essentials. The site is also just four miles from the best local supermarket, Dykes, in Stalbridge (which does an excellent cooked breakfast).
The pitches at Coking Farm Fishery are set beside the 60 acres of Fifehead Wood to wander around too. If you manage to put down the fishing rod, that is...
Find nearby sites with availability…
Many sites set a maximum occupancy of 6/8 people per pitch, so try breaking your booking down into smaller groups to generate more results. For example, if you’re a group of 10, enter 5 people in your initial search and then book 2 pitches.
However, where the pitch or accommodation occupancy allows it, you can make a booking for up to 30 adults and 30 children in one booking.
To book multiple pitches or accommodation, use the 'Special requests' box on the booking page to ask to be sited together. Complete the booking form for the first booking (you can add a password and save your card so that we remember your details). Then click "Make another booking like this" at the top of the confirmation page to make the next booking.
Large groups: check the listing page for any group restrictions set out in the terms and section titled ‘Please note’.
Large tents/caravans: check the restrictions on unit dimensions to ensure your unit is suitable for the space you will be provided with.
Hated the place
From the manager...
This is purely malicious as this person did not stay on the camping or caraven site.
Will be back with friends
Never again , huge let down for last minute escape
From the manager...
You have reviewed us 2 out of 10 because you could not fish on one of the carp lakes because it was booked up . This has nothing to do with the campsite . If you read the information on pitch up when you booked or on our website , you would not have had this problem . You spoke with the manager not the owner although this would make no difference . We are often complimented about the friendly nature of our staff and how helpful they are .
fabulous site,with clean facililities,well worth visit
Not a bad place but i won't be recommending to anybody
From the manager...
Unfortunately on the night of your stay the RAF flew some planes over late at night(nothing to do with the local airfield as they do not fly at night) , they do this a once or twice a year as an exersise as Yeovilton air base is about 30 miles away ., apologies for that . We have been informed of a small patch of water that stands in one of the ladies showers so we have addressed this by putting a squeegie in there.
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Drainage hook-up points for tourers
Fully serviced pitches
Water hook-up points for tourers
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Medium (26-50 pitches)
- Coach stations
Henstridge (Somerset): Virginia Ash Coach Stop — 2.9 miles
2.9 miles Wincanton: Memorial Hall Coach Stop — 5.4 miles
5.4 miles Milborne Port: Coach Stop — 5.7 miles
- Train stations
Templecombe Rail Station — 3.6 miles
3.6 miles Gillingham (Dorset) Rail Station — 4.0 miles
4.0 miles Sherborne Rail Station — 8.4 miles
- Ferry ports
Poole Ferry Terminal — 24.7 miles
24.7 miles Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 24.7 miles
24.7 miles Brownsea Island Ferry Landing — 26.8 miles
Bournemouth International Airport — 26.6 miles
From Shaftesbury, take the A30 towards Sherborne for 7 miles. Our driveway is on the left, approximately 1 mile after the Ship Inn at West Stour. The campsite is signposted.
From Sherborne, take the A30 towards Shaftesbury and Salisbury. Our driveway is approximately 2 miles on the right after the traffic light controlled crossroads (over the river Cale and just beyond the large picnic layby).
From the A303, either take the A350 to Shaftesbury, or the A357 from Wincanton, and onto the A30 as above.
Once you’ve finished checking out all the other fishing in the area – there’s quite a bit – this part of Dorset is sublime for scenery and walks.
The Blackmore Vale was the setting for the start of Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles. Ascending out of the vale is the Woodland Trust-managed Duncliffe Wood, or you could drive for about an hour to get to the pristine World Heritage Site of the Jurassic Coast for cliff walks, beaches and yet more fishing.
If you’re a two-wheeler type, we challenge you to bike up Gold Hill in nearby Shaftesbury, which the tired-legged Hovis boy pushed his bike up in the TV ad; Shaftesbury is one of the highest towns in the country, as he could no doubt tell you, and overlooks the Blackmore Vale for whimsical painting of the parts you hiked the day before.
There are several other historic Dorset towns and villages nearby: Sherborne with its Walter Raleigh-built castle and medieval buildings; Cerne Abbas with a giant naked man on its hillside and Stalbridge, where Douglas Adams wrote most of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Keeping up the Dorset literary theme, a visit to the county town of Dorchester is a must for more Thomas Hardy connections: his home in town is now managed by the National Trust and Dorchester and the surrounding area was the inspiration for much of his work.
Several museums are in town too: if this all sounds a bit too grown-up, the Dinosaur Museum and the Dorset Teddy Bear Museum should regress you to childhood nicely.
- Stourhead House and Garden (8.0 miles)
- Haynes International Motor Museum (10.2 miles)
- Fleet Air Arm Museum (13.3 miles)
- Stourhead (7.8 miles)
- Lytes Cary Manor (15.0 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||10 a.m. –||6 p.m.|
Reception is unmanned and the campsite gate locked after 5pm. Please call the site/park using the contact details provided in the booking confirmation email if you are arriving after this time. The team will then provide you with the relevant information about your unit/pitch.
Coking Farm Fishery Caravan and Campsite cancellation policy
No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.
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.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Coking Farm Fishery Caravan and Campsite will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.
Payment methods accepted on the parkBank transfer