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Penn Farm Campsite: Spacious, scenic pitches

General

  • Peaceful site on a family-run farm 10 minutes' drive from Lyme Regis
  • A 10-minute drive from Charmouth beach; 15 mins from West Bay
  • Gorgeous views over west Dorset countryside

Some folk seek out stacks of swish facilities for their hols; others would gladly trade all those pools, clubhouses and swish bathrooms for serene space and stunning scenery. Those that fall into the latter group should certainly take a look at Penn Farm Campsite, a peaceful and pretty site on a family-run farm within the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and 10 minutes’ drive from Lyme Regis.

Wisely, the owners here realised that nothing they could possibly install would top the gorgeous views over the west Dorset countryside, so they’ve embraced the natural setting and kept the facilities low key. The setup here stretches to a couple of toilets, a shower, a washing-up area and facilities to deal with rubbish and chemical disposal; anything else you require to keep you happy you’ll need to bring along with you.

Among the bits you might like to consider packing are barbecues for evenings spent out in the open in the company of a few beers and bangers as the sun sets. And if you’ve got a dog that you feel might appreciate the scenery too, feel free to bring them along to get out on country and coastal walks.

Speaking of the coast – that’s the Jurassic Coast, a fine stretch 10 minutes’ drive away for beaches, boat trips, fishing and fossil hunting. For other days out, Exeter, Yeovil, Taunton and Dorchester are all within a 45-minute drive.

Please note

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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


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9.6

Overall rating based on 219 reviews

 

99% would recommend this site to a friend.

98% would stay here again.

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Basic site with clean facilities nothing to dislike03/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

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

    Everything,
    Loads of room between pitches, basic but clean facilities, great location

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Shower and toilet lovely and clean with heating. Pitches well …28/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Shower and toilet lovely and clean with heating. Pitches well spaced.

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Excellent site facilities location stunning views friendly owner28/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAdrian f.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Fantastic peaceful site excellent views 5 minutes from Lyme car park

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

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Very quite only one other tent and a couple campervans25/09/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Very clean facilities quite little campsite

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    Noise from the main road

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We are new with the camping world and Winston, one …23/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLucille R.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    We are new with the camping world and Winston, one of the owners, was very helpful and met us on arrival. They were very prompt with their email as to the instructions on arrival. Their fields are large with picnic benches set up. We were lucky that this week it was not busy so we were able to pick our own pitch for our camper van that was flat. There are a few pitches on a slope. The place was very peaceful. The facilities was very clean and they even have a fridge/freezer for you to use. You can use your own BBQ which we did one night. All in all we had a good experience and would go back.

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A Perfect Stay.21/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMandy N.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Great location, clean facilities, safe, dog friendly, everything we were looking for!

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches20/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGary A.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Penn Farm Campsite was lovely. The toilet and shower were squeaky clean, dish washing facilities perfect, lovely views and quiet! Winston welcomed us and settled us in. The campsite has several different levels and bigger and smaller areas to choose from. Wooden bench tables are available for campers use. It is a walk to Lyme Regis, but that is fine.
    We will be back.

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Great place , great location we will definitely return20/09/2021

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

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    Was perfect, quiet , and clean

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Great location and views. Facilities were very clean and hot showers20/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Location, views, friendly and helpful owner

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    Nothing

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A basic no frills Campsite. Not for anyone who wants …17/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStuart C.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    A basic no frills Campsite. Not for anyone who wants all the facilities.
    Clean toilets & showers. Be prepared that site is not level & pitches are grass, not hardstanding. Very friendly, helpful owner charging a reasonable price for what is offered. Would use again if ever in that part of the country.

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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

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

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

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal freezer

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • Penn Farm, Lyme Regis, Dorset, England, DT6 6BZ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.7575°N 2.9342°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Coach Station — 7.7 miles
Yeovil Bus Station — 18.5 miles
Bus Station — 19.3 miles
Train stations
Axminster Rail Station — 3.4 miles
Crewkerne Rail Station — 10.5 miles
Honiton Rail Station — 11.4 miles
Ferry ports
Exmouth Ferry Landing — 23.6 miles
Weymouth Ferry Terminal — 23.7 miles
Topsham (Turf Lock Ferry) Ferry Landing — 23.9 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 21.2 miles

Directions


The site entrance is on the eastern end of a short stretch of dual carriageway. Go onto a layby, then down a lane from the layby. The postcode you need is DT6 6BZ.

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

It’s a very fine part of the world, the Jurassic Coast – and guests at Penn Farm will be close to one of its huge draws, the fossil hunting mecca of Charmouth, just under 10 minutes’ drive from the site. Chesil beach (half an hour) and Durdle Door (an hour) are both worth exploring too, and of course there are some stunning walks to be had along the coast path pretty much wherever you choose.

Telly fans might already recognise the backdrop of West Bay (15 minutes) if they’ve ever watched ITV's Broadchurch; also familiar to foodies will be the backdrop of chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s pad River Cottage, around 20 minutes’ drive away. If you fancy having a go at your own bit of outdoor cheffing, perhaps you’d also like to have a whirl at catching your own supper on a fishing trip from Lyme Regis (10 minutes).

If you’ve brought the kids along, it’s a good idea to plan days out in Dorchester (35 minutes), where there’s a dinosaur museum and teddy bear museum, at the farm park at Kingston Maurward (40 minutes) or at Weymouth’s Sea Life Centre (45 minutes).

Must see

  • Mapperton House & Gardens (10.3 miles)
  • Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site (14.5 miles)
  • Abbotsbury Swannery (16.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Shute Barton (5.7 miles)
  • Loughwood Meeting House (5.8 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:  10 a.m. –  8:30 p.m.
Depart by:  2 p.m.

Penn Farm Campsite cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable direct to Penn Farm Campsite on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Penn Farm Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Penn Farm Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Penn Farm Campsite? It’s a very fine part of the world, the Jurassic Coast – and guests at Penn Farm will be close to one of its huge draws, the fossil hunting mecca of Charmouth, … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Penn Farm Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  10 a.m. –  8:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  2 p.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Penn Farm Campsite? From £19 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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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.

Vehicles
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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