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- Nearly Wild Camping on the beautiful Isle of Portland.
- Plenty of space for 90+ pitches with handcrafted compost toilets.
- 180 degree views of the sea and Portland Bill Lighthouse.
The long-gone folk who decided to call this patch Sweet Hill Farm were right on the money – with spectacular 180-degree seaside vistas, views over three lighthouses and next to no light pollution, this fine little farm site is a very appealing place to stay indeed.
This family-friendly spot is on the tip of the Isle of Portland, a super scenic outcrop off Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. Rollick around the island on foot, by bike or on horseback – the team who run Sweet Hill Farm also own an ace equestrian outfit next door, so get set for saddleback trekking under their expert guidance.
The pitches here have plenty of space between them and are set over various fab fields. The watchword here is 'nearly wild', the 'nearly' part being a nod to the composting loos and cold water taps that make family hols here that little bit easier. Wild, though, it certainly is – birds or prey can often be spotted soaring overhead during the day, and it gets decidedly darker over here at night than it does on most of the mainland.
Hikers who want to tackle Portland’s stretch of the South West Coast Path in one fell swoop will come across the trail's distinctive yellow arrows about half a mile away. All that walking (or horse riding, fishing or swimming…) can be thirsty work, so you may be chuffed to find a pub in Southwell (10 minutes' walk).
Minimum spacing of 2 metres between pitches.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Owing to government regulations, groups of 6 or more people are not permitted.
If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
No charcoal barbecues allowed.
Bookings must not consist of more than 2 different households.
This site has no on-site shower facilities.
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
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Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
Max. persons: 6 x
One Tent or Campervan or Motorhome allowed per pitch
Pitch size : Min 20.0m width x 20.0m depth (65.6ft width x 65.6ft depth) Calculated area: 400.0m² (4305.6ft²)
Ground type: Grass
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Beautiful and friendly but not high quality more like a wild camping
Fabulous Wild camping in a really central location.
Great back to basics camp site
Excellent friendly and comfortable
Wonderful views, really a very wild feeling site. Toilets simple …
Simple site for a short stay.
Stayed for a night in a small converted van, amazing views great walks
Capacity reduced to increase social distancing
Check-in: contactless (in person)
Check-in: self check-in (unattended)
Hand sanitising stations
Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Gas cylinders available
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Public transport nearby
Large (51-200 pitches)
Horse riding nearby
- Coach stations
Weymouth: Town Centre Coach Stops
— 5.9 miles
5.9 miles Dorchester: South Rail Station Coach Stop — 12.6 miles
12.6 miles Wareham: North Street Coach Stop — 18.5 miles
- Train stations
Weymouth Rail Station
— 6.1 miles
6.1 miles Upwey Rail Station — 8.4 miles
8.4 miles Dorchester South Rail Station — 12.6 miles
- Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal
— 5.6 miles
5.6 miles Poole Ferry Terminal — 23.6 miles
23.6 miles Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 24.0 miles
Bournemouth International Airport
— 32.1 miles
OK folks, it's time to come clean – there's a road bridge between the Isle of Portland and the mainland, meaning any boat trips you make while here will be purely optional. That said, you can't go far wrong with a sailing jaunt around Weymouth Bay – head to Portland harbour (10 minutes' drive) to set sail on an organised yacht cruise, or, if you’ve got some experience, to charter a vessel of your own.
While hanging around the northern part of the island, swing by historic sites like Portland Castle and Castletown D-Day Centre (both 10 minutes), or make your way to Chesil Beach (10 minutes), a rather rugged stretch of shingle that runs for miles alongside the gorgeous Fleet lagoon.
Beaches more suitable for bathing include Church Ope Cove (five minutes' drive or half an hour on foot), a secluded cove overlooked by the ruins of Rufus Castle. Weymouth (25 minutes' drive) has bigger and sandier beaches that are well-suited to those bucket and spade days.
- Radipole Lake Nature Reserve (6.1 miles)
- Weymouth Sea Life Park and Marine Sanctuary (6.8 miles)
- Lulworth Heritage Centre (10.7 miles)
- Max Gate (12.6 miles)
- Hardy's Cottage (14.2 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||11 a.m. –||8 p.m.|
|Depart by:||10 a.m.|
Sweet Hill Farm cancellation policy
No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.
Modifications are subject to a £10.00 fee.
Bookings cannot be amended within 2 day(s) of arrival.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Sweet Hill Farm will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkBank transfer
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Sweet Hill Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Sweet Hill Farm dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Sweet Hill Farm? OK folks, it's time to come clean – there's a road bridge between the Isle of Portland and the mainland, meaning any boat trips you make while here will be purely optional. … Read more
When can I check in and check out of Sweet Hill Farm?
Camping and touring Arrive: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Depart by: 10 a.m.
- How much does it cost to stay at Sweet Hill Farm? From £20 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability