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Shaftesbury Country Touring Park

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Shaftesbury Country Touring Park: Reception and pitches

General

  • Dog-friendly site surrounded by the peaceful Dorset countryside
  • Half an hour’s drive from Longleat; an hour from the Jurassic Coast
  • Fishing lake on site; plenty of restaurants, shops and pubs nearby

Crack into the Dorset countryside and wind down with lake views at Shaftesbury Country Touring Park. From cruising down countryside trails to taking day trips down to the Jurassic Coast (an hour’s drive south), this friendly 19-acre rural site is well-positioned for families, including their dogs, to indulge in the outdoors…

With a fishing lake on site, you might be able to master your fishing skills… or show off, if you’ve already got some experience under your belt. There’s plenty to keep guests occupied off site too, as the site is five minutes’ drive from Shaftesbury, a market town home to the cute Gold Hill, a famed site paved with ancient cobbles.

Shaftesbury has ample cafés, restaurants and pubs where you can fill up on different types of food (or beer, if that’s on your mind). Handily, there’s a well-stocked licensed mini market on site, and a larger supermarket in town in case you need to stock up on more extensive supplies.

Other amenities on site include an amenities block and a launderette to help keep you looking your best whether you're off for a day of animal-spotting at Longleat’s safari park, half an hour’s drive away, or perhaps trying to unravel the mystery of Stonehenge, 45 minutes’ drive away.

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Please note

Swimming in the lake is not allowed.

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

Minimum spacing of 5 metres between pitches.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

The grocery shop is open between 01/01 and 31/12.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

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) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

A cable measuring at least 25 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.


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Reviews

9.2

Overall rating based on 168 reviews

 

93% would recommend this site to a friend.

90% would stay here again.

  71% described as Peaceful ?

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Owners were so helpful with local advice, friendly, clean toilets …16/10/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEmily T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent pitch (six person)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Owners were so helpful with local advice, friendly, clean toilets and showers and just a lovely well looked after site

    Disliked: 

    Nothing at all we loved it all

From the manager...

Hi Emily

So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your lovely photos and comments we really do appreciate them.

Look forward to seeing you again.

Carl, Steph, Graham & Elaine

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Great place not far from Shaftsbury.02/10/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (two person)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Good camping space. Clean toilets and showers.

    Disliked: 

    Limited facilities, so could be busy if the site were booked up.

From the manager...

Hi

Thank you for your review and taking the time out, we really do appreciate and enjoy reading them.

We fully take on board the facilities and during July & August this year we had a new portable toilet block which alleviated any problems when we were very busy.

We look forward to seeing you again

Carl, Steph, Graham & Elaine

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Good facilities.26/09/2022

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (six person)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice spacious electric area. Nice owner came to great us.

    Disliked: 

    Sounded like dog kennels not to far away howling and barking all night so didn’t sleep well.

From the manager...

Hi Tommy

Thank you for your review, we really do appreciate the feedback.

We rarely get comments about noise from the local dog kennels, unfortunately if the wind is in the wrong direction we tend to hear them but not usually at night.

Carl ,Steph, Elaine & Graham

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nice friendly owners , glad there was a shop on …26/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMartin P.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (two person)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    nice friendly owners , glad there was a shop on site , nice pitch, the lake was nice , infact the whole place was nice and would go back again

    Disliked: 

    there was nothing to dislike .

From the manager...

Hi Martin

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, it gives our future guests an insight into what to expect.

The Londis shop on site is an absolute bonus for the campsite, it only opened this May as part of the new Esso fuel station.

Look forward to seeing you again

Carl, Steph, Elaine & Graham

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Loved the campsite... acres of space and large plots, flat …05/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSharon B.Confirmed

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

    Loved the campsite... acres of space and large plots, flat and beautiful views.
    Lake for fishing was a bonus.
    Welcoming owner, clean and tidy... and we found an awesome pub (Kings Arms) with stunning food... chef used to work with Rick Stein!
    Would definitely return here.

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From the manager...

Hi Sharon

So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and the fishing.

I agree , the Kings Arms has friendly staff and they do an amazing carvery for Sunday lunch.

We look forward to seeing you again

Carl, Steph Graham & Elaine

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Big pitches, lots of space and staff super friendly and …13/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCydney C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (two person)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Big pitches, lots of space and staff super friendly and helpful. Good prices for renting fire pits and BBQs. At nighttime we could see so many stars!

    Disliked: 

    There is a bit of noise from the road (a few "racers" with large exhausts) - however this can't be helped and you soon tone out any noise. Ground very tough - remember your mallet!!

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Hi Cydney

Thank you so much for your review, we really do appreciate the feedback.

So pleased you enjoyed the star gazing, we look forward to seeing you again

Carl, Steph, Elaine & Graham

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People and facilities06/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAaron D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    People and facilities

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From the manager...

Hi Aaron

Thank you for your review, we really do appreciate the feedback.

Hope to see you again soon.

Carl, Steph, Graham & Elaine

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff05/09/2022

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

  • Ramblers' Retreat camping pod
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice and quiet
    Very relaxed

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From the manager...

Good afternoon Richard

Thank you very much for your comments, we really do appreciate the feedback as it helps us and future guests to the campsite.

Look forward to seeing you again.

Carl, Steph, Graham & Elaine

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Very relax atmosphere, loads of space between pitches. Owners were …05/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (four person)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very relax atmosphere, loads of space between pitches. Owners were really welcoming and friendly.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Hi

Thank you so much for your review, we really do appreciate them.

So pleased you enjoyed it.

Carl, Steph, Graham & Elaine

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Peaceful relaxed site . Showers / toilets very clean . Highly recommen05/09/2022

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

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

    Lots of open space a real feeling of freedom and tranquility.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Hi

Thank you for your review, we do really appreciate them as future campers can receive information and guidance from existing people that have visited our campsite.

Steph, Carl, Graham & Elaine

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Features

Coronavirus

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

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

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Location

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  • 1-14 Sherborne Causeway, Shaftesbury, Dorset, England, SP7 9PX
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.0094°N 2.2386°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
The Town Hall — 1.8 miles
The Town Hall — 1.8 miles
Virginia Ash — 7.3 miles
Train stations
Gillingham (Dorset) Rail Station — 2.3 miles
Tisbury Rail Station — 7.8 miles
Templecombe Rail Station — 7.8 miles
Ferry ports
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 23.4 miles
Poole Ferry Terminal — 23.4 miles
Brownsea Island Ferry Landing — 25.4 miles
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 23.9 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

Take a detour into the animal world for a little while… there are several animal-orientated activities within reach of the site, including the family-friendly Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park (45 minutes’ drive) for hands-on farm activities and the Bush Farm Bison Centre (15 minutes), home to bison and elk and woodland walks.

On a bigger scale, Longleat (half an hour) has a drive-through safari packed with wild animals. However, it has more than just animals – there’s also an adventure park and over at Longleat House (35 minutes), you can ogle over an Elizabethan house through tours, exhibitions and walks around the formal and pleasure gardens.

There are more trips into history at hand too, whether it’s inside Old Wardour Castle (20 minutes), Stourhead’s mansion and landscaped gardens (20 minutes) or Stonehenge (45 minutes).

If you want energy-packed afternoons instead, the New Forest National Park (50 minutes) and its hiking and cycling trails may be worth the little longer drive. There are opportunities for watersports in Bournemouth (an hour) or a scenic coastal walk at Durdle Door (an hour) on the Jurassic Coast.

Must see

  • Stourhead House and Garden (7.6 miles)
  • Longleat (12.4 miles)
  • Haynes International Motor Museum (14.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Stourhead (7.5 miles)
  • Philipps House and Dinton Park (12.1 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:  12:30 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Shaftesbury Country Touring Park cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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

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.

The remainder is payable direct to Shaftesbury Country Touring Park on arrival.

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 Shaftesbury Country Touring Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Shaftesbury Country Touring Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Shaftesbury Country Touring Park? Take a detour into the animal world for a little while… there are several animal-orientated activities within reach of the site, including the family-friendly Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park (45 minutes’ drive) for … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Shaftesbury Country Touring Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Shaftesbury Country Touring Park? From £15 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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