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Portesham Dairy Farm Campsite

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Portesham Dairy Farm Campsite: Sunset

General

  • Jurassic Coast farm site 15 minutes' drive from Weymouth
  • Farm shop serving food and pub with garden within 1-2 minutes' stroll
  • Well-spaced pitches and spotless facilities

What a spectacularly well set site this is… do try your best to settle in for quite some time…

Portesham Dairy Farm Camp Site is in peaceful Dorset countryside on the Jurassic Coast (week one of your hol) and easily accessible to Weymouth, Dorchester and the Dorset beaches: that should cover weeks two and three… Your eats and drinks are excellently sorted from here too, as a farm shop with café is a minute's amble from the site, and the owners' local, the King's Arms, is within a couple of minutes' stroll.

The site is on the edge of the village of Portesham, in the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and 15 minutes' drive from Weymouth. It's family run with a dedicated team that takes pride in its modern clean amenities: the purpose-built facilities block comes with toilets, showers, basins, hairdryers and hand dryers, baby changing area and an enclosed washing-up space with hot and cold water. There's also a laundry room (with drinks machine and tourist info), as well as three chemical disposal points across the site.

A small play area is to hand for kids. The site welcomes quiet and friendly dogs; a footpath leads from the farm across fields and countryside.

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Please note

Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.

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

Units heavier than 4000 kg are not allowed.

Group bookings of 10 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Units longer than 10 metres are not allowed.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.

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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Reviews

9.4

Overall rating based on 1091 reviews

 

95% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

  83% described as Peaceful ?

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Very smart well thought out site with friendly staff20/05/2022

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

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch (medium, semi-serviced)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very smart well thought out site with friendly staff

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Thank you for the review. Glad that you liked the site and will be back again for another visit.

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Awesome little site facilities were great and in a great …18/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAshley Q.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch (medium, semi-serviced)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Awesome little site facilities were great and in a great location. MUST try the chocolate milk from the main entrance, thank me later👍

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From the manager...

Thank you for your review, we are glad to see that you thought our site was great and that you enjoyed our milk vending machine!
We hope you visit us again soon!

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Possibly the best, cleanest and most thoroughly maintained facilities I’ve …17/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (medium)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Possibly the best, cleanest and most thoroughly maintained facilities I’ve ever seen on a campsite. The staff are great and the location is wonderful. Also, there is a fresh milk vending machine!

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Thank you for this kind review, we are so glad you found the facilities well maintained and enjoyed our milk vending machine!
We hope you visit us again soon!

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Great location, great site with everything we needed for the stay17/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLester S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass pitch (medium, super)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Great booking procedure and arrival onto site excellent, toilet/shower facilities wonderful

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Many thanks for the review, so glad to see that you enjoyed your stay and thought the facilities were wonderful.
We hope you stay with us next time you visit the area

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Couldn't fault the place.17/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSophie S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass pitch (medium, super)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Quiet surroundings, helpful staff. I made contact with the farm numerous times before my stay double checking things, confirming and changing things. Very very helpful and polite staff

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Many thanks for the review and really pleased that your stay was enjoyable and faultless. We hope to see you again soon.

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Excellent site and very clean facilities with perfectly friendly hosts17/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch (medium, semi-serviced)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The peacefulness and amazingly great lay out of the campsite

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From the manager...

Many thanks for the review and photo. We are so glad that you had a good stay with the peaceful surroundings. It would be great to see you again soon.

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Excellent site and very clean facilities16/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass pitch (medium, super)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly and helpful staff. Facilities were very clean

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From the manager...

Thank you for the review and so much appreciate that you thought it was an excellent site. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Brilliant site surrounded by countryside with easy access to the coast16/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSue D.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (medium)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Liked everything about this site. Loads of upgrading through covid, so all facilities spacious, clean and modern. Fully serviced pitches available. Especially liked the organic milk dispensary, the flavoured shakes went down a treat after a long walk or bike ride. Self check-in and out with very relaxed rules about arrival time etc.

    The site is positioned right on a public footpath so excellent links to walking trails including to the coastal path, through stunning countryside. Quiet lanes for cycling which link up to designated trails around Weymouth/ Dorchester, fantastic.

    Close proximity to village and amenities such as a pub! Absolutely perfect.

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From the manager...

Thank you for your kind review and lovely pictures! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and liked the local walks and pub! Glad to see that you also enjoyed using our milk vending machine.
We hope to see you again soon

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Excellent site. Clean and convenient. I will definitely be going back16/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSamantha G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The amount of water taps that provided drinking right by each pitch was very convenient. Pitched we’re close together but this wasn’t a problem. Facilities were clean and new. Staff were friendly and helpful. Great location. Loved the dog walking field next to the site.
    Free site wide WiFi was an added bonus.

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    Nothing.

From the manager...

Many thanks for the kind review and so glad that you loved the dog walking field and wifi. We are very happy that you will be coming back to stay at the campsite - see you soon.

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Superb!16/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSteve W.Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass pitch (medium, super)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Well situated and beautifully kept site with excellent facilities and even milkshake on tap!! What's not to love. The toilet and shower facilities were beautifully appointed and immaculately kept. The Wifi was also excellent (which makes a nice change for a campsite). Very friendly reception and all staff were friendly polite and extremely helpful. Nice pub nearby with good ales and excellent food. The Ploughman's platter was exceptional. I can wholeheartedly recommend this site to anyone wanting to stay and explore this part of Dorset.

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From the manager...

Thank you for this lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed the site and our milk vending machine! Also glad to see that you enjoyed the local pub and their ploughman's!
We hope to see you next time you visit Portesham

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

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

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

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

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Large (51-200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

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  • 7 Bramdon Lane, Portesham, Weymouth, Dorset, England, DT3 4HG
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.6679°N 2.5633°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
South Station — 6.2 miles
Marks and Spencer — 6.2 miles
Coach Station — 9.9 miles
Train stations
Upwey Rail Station — 4.5 miles
Weymouth Rail Station — 6.0 miles
Dorchester West Rail Station — 6.1 miles
Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal — 6.5 miles
Poole Ferry Terminal — 25.2 miles
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 25.5 miles
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 33.0 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

However long you stay here (at least a couple of weeks, preferably), there's enough to see and do around Dorset to entertain all ages and tastes. Ditch the car if you prefer: the local bus stop is 150 yards from the farm entrance, to pick up the Jurassic Coast route bus (X53) running from Exeter to Poole.

The Portesham Dairy Farm team recommends a climb up to the Hardy Monument on Black Down (five minutes' drive) as a nifty way to see Dorset and its splendid coastline (the monument isn't to the writer Thomas Hardy as you might expect in these parts, but to Vice Admiral Thomas Hardy, a commander at the Battle of Trafalgar; do be sure to tell that to the kids). You should be able to see the Devon coast, the Mendip Hills and the Isle of Wight from here on a clear day; just clamber the 120 steps up to the viewpoint.

Also much recommended is Abbotsbury, home of the famed swannery as well as subtropical gardens and a kids' farm (also five minutes' drive), and the golden sands, sand sculptures and fair rides of Weymouth, 15 minutes from the farm. Portland (25 minutes) is also a must: visit the lighthouse, forage for fossils and come down the hill from the top of town for stunning views of the coast and Chesil Beach.

Must see

  • Abbotsbury Swannery (1.7 miles)
  • Radipole Lake Nature Reserve (5.8 miles)
  • Weymouth Sea Life Park and Marine Sanctuary (5.9 miles)

National Trust

  • Max Gate (6.7 miles)
  • Hardy's Cottage (8.7 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. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

The site must be notified of late arrivals as soon as possible. There is no need to check in at reception; you will receive a pre-arrival email, so you can just drive to your allocated pitch straight away.

Portesham Dairy Farm Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 10 days of arrival date.

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. Portesham Dairy Farm Campsite will debit the balance from your card 10 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 10 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

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

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Portesham Dairy Farm Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Portesham Dairy Farm Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Portesham Dairy Farm Campsite? However long you stay here (at least a couple of weeks, preferably), there's enough to see and do around Dorset to entertain all ages and tastes. Ditch the car if you prefer: … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Portesham Dairy Farm Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.

    The site must be notified of late arrivals as soon as possible. There is no need to check in at reception; you will receive a pre-arrival email, so you can just drive to your allocated pitch straight away.

    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Portesham Dairy Farm Campsite? From £16 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
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.

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
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).

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.
Generators are not permitted.
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 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
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.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 10 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.
Units heavier than 4000 kg are not allowed.
Units longer than 10 metres are not allowed.

Additional terms

Strictly no smoking in farmyard or facilities buildings.

There is no need to check in at reception; you will receive a pre-arrival email with your pitch number, so you can just drive to your allocated pitch straight away.

Ducks Farm shop (50 yards away) is open Monday to Saturday from 8am until 7pm and on Sundays from 8am to 4pm. The café is open daily from 8am until 4pm: breakfast is available.

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