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Mayo Farm Camping

9.7

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General

  • Unspoilt, rustic wild campsite on the edge of Shaftesbury
  • Half-hour drive to Stourhead and Longleat; an hour to Jurassic Coast
  • Easy access to town centre and local walks on Melbury Hill

Mayo Farm Camping is a peaceful Dorset wild camping site that has a very secluded feeling despite its handy position a mile outside Shaftesbury.

There are splendid views of Melbury Hill from this hidden-away corner, and walking/bike routes run up and along the hill from the site for those who’d like to hike up for a closer view. Once you’ve warmed up with that, there are plenty more paths to ply nearby – perhaps around Duncliffe Wood, Hambledon Hill and Bulbarrow or over at Wareham Forest and the North Dorset Trailway. It’s about an hour’s drive down to the Jurassic Coast too if you fancy a coastal walk followed by a dunk in the sea.

Fodder for all this can be acquired up in Shaftesbury: it’s a place of local delis and butchers as well as a large supermarket so you should be all set for a barbecue back at base. Alternatively, settle in one of the town centre’s pubs or restaurants for a meal (once you’ve taken a nostalgic wander up and down the famed Gold Hill, of course).

Life on site is fairly simple, with just basic facilities in the form of toilets and cold running water. Numbers on site are always kept quite low so there should be plenty of space to relax; guests are asked to help preserve the unspoilt nature of the site by taking all rubbish away with them. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a leash.


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9.7

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Quiet & relaxed atmosphere, really friendly hosts and a lovely …03/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTom D.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass campervan pitch
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    Quiet & relaxed atmosphere, really friendly hosts and a lovely town right next door.
    We thoroughly enjoyed the Fringe Festival that was on while we were there.
    Highly recommend this site

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    Small amount of road noise - negligible really depending on where you pitch.

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Lovely setting, friendly people, informal site31/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJohn H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Small, friendly, informal, setting

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Lovely peaceful site. Plenty of space. Walking distance to town. …31/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Lovely peaceful site. Plenty of space. Walking distance to town. Beautiful walks from site. Very helpful and friendly staff.

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Beautiful place and owners Barney and Ellie were very kind …31/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRichard S.Confirmed

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    Beautiful place and owners Barney and Ellie were very kind and helpful.

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Beautiful quiet site overlooking views owners are very very lovely01/08/2021

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

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    Everything!!!! This is one of the nicest semi wild camping sites we have been too, Barney the owner is just starting out and is so lovely and accommodating I wish him and Ellie all the best for they’re new venture, we will definitely return just a beautiful little gem ❤️❤️

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Perfect, peaceful adult only site21/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMark L.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass campervan pitch
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    Fabulous little site a stones throw from the local pub and a 20 min walk into Shaftesbury. Plenty of space to pick your own pitch and not be near to anybody else You can hire fire baskets & wood which we did but ended up giving our wood basket to our nearest neighbours as I couldn't keep my eyes open long enough to see the darkness!
    Lovely, friendly hosts and resident dog Rusty. 2 unisex toilets and outdoor shower. A lot of the site kept wild which we think is fantastic, we could hear a stoat or weasel in the long grass and there was an abundance of butterflies.
    Already looking at returning for another lovely peaceful weekend.

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Clean but basic facilities, friendly staff28/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKatie H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    The area was absolutely beautiful and the staff were so sweet and helpful

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Beautiful surroundings28/06/2021

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    Beautiful surroundings

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loved the site. its very basic as described on the …28/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSteve L.Confirmed

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    loved the site. its very basic as described on the App so we knew exactly what to expect. We will be staying again

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Features

Coronavirus

24+ hour ventilation between accommodation guests

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Hand sanitising stations

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

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

Adults only

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

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

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Pop-up campsite

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • Higher Blandford Road, Shaftesbury, Dorset, England, SP7 0EF
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.9980°N 2.1783°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
The Town Hall — 1.0 miles
The Town Hall — 1.0 miles
Virginia Ash — 9.7 miles
Train stations
Gillingham (Dorset) Rail Station — 4.8 miles
Tisbury Rail Station — 6.1 miles
Templecombe Rail Station — 10.4 miles
Ferry ports
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 21.5 miles
Poole Ferry Terminal — 21.6 miles
Brownsea Island Ferry Landing — 23.5 miles
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 21.5 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

Attractions and activities nearby include:

- Shaftesbury (Gold Hill, Castle Hill and independent shops): five minutes' drive

- Compton Abbas Airfield: five minutes

- Duncliffe Wood: 10 minutes

- Fonthill Lake: 20 minutes

- Old Wardour Castle: 20 minutes

- North Dorset Trailway: 20 minutes

- Stourhead (National Trust estate): 25 minutes

- Hauser & Wirth (gardens and art gallery): half an hour

- Wareham Forest: half an hour

- Longleat House and safari park: half an hour

- Monkey World animal park: 40 minutes

- Jurassic Coast: an hour.

Must see

  • Stourhead House and Garden (9.7 miles)
  • Longleat (13.7 miles)
  • Kingston Lacy House and Gardens (14.3 miles)

National Trust

  • Stourhead (9.6 miles)
  • Philipps House and Dinton Park (10.2 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:  1 p.m. –  8:30 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.

Mayo Farm Camping cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Mayo Farm Camping 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.

Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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

Payment methods accepted on the park

Bank transfer

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Mayo Farm Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Mayo Farm Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Mayo Farm Camping? Attractions and activities nearby include: - Shaftesbury (Gold Hill, Castle Hill and independent shops): five minutes' drive - Compton Abbas Airfield: five minutes - Duncliffe Wood: 10 minutes - Fonthill Lake: 20 … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Mayo Farm Camping?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
At least one of the party members must be aged 25 or over.
Guests under the age of 16 are not allowed on site.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
There is no reception at this site. Please check in at the main gates instead.
The site will send you further check-in information 3 day(s) before your arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs
A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.
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 (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
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.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.
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.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 5 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
No vehicle movement between 10 p.m. and 7:30 a.m..
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. Cars are not permitted when travelling with a motorhome/campervan.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.
Units heavier than 3500 kg are not allowed.
Units longer than 7 metres are not allowed.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

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