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General

  • In the Jurassic Coast AONB five miles from Weymouth
  • Equestrian centre and fishing lake
  • Pub serving food within walking distance

Hiking or hacking? Family-run Rosewall is set among the spectacular scenery of the Jurassic Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty five miles east of Weymouth, on the seam of both inland and coastal walking routes and with Rosewall Equestrian riding school on the doorstep for riders of all abilities.

Of course, you might want to cast off instead at Rosewall’s own fishing lake – the 1.5 acre Wally’s Lake set in a wooden valley with carp, roach, tench and bream to be landed by all levels of angler (you’ll need your licence; to pick up a day ticket at reception or at the stables, and all your own kit including a 36" landing net and a unhooking mat). The lake has a variety of swims too, on the deeper south side and on the island end with its shallow water suited to surface fishing.

Or break out the paintbox: Rosewall has fab views over Osmington Bay and the Dorset countryside, and is in the hamlet of Osmington Mills, set on canvas by Constable on several occasions who spent his honeymoon in the area; it’s a quick scramble from the campsite to the rockpools and beach of Osmington Bay.

Rosewall has a 13-acre camping field, two modern toilet and shower blocks with hairdryer and shaver points, and washing-up facilities. The park also has a laundry room, shop and disabled facilities.

The Smugglers Inn, serving food, is within walking distance.

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Please note

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

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

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Dogs are to be walked off the park.

No swimming in the fishing lakes.


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9.5

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95% would recommend this site to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

 

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Fab site loved our stay, clean facilities, lovely staff and ... 19/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Tracy G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Fab site loved our stay, clean facilities, lovely staff and amazing views with a pub for the bonus.

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Beautiful location, nice walk down to the coast. Clean facilities, ... 19/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sean H. Confirmed

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

    Beautiful location, nice walk down to the coast. Clean facilities, plenty of space.

    Disliked: 

    Only minor gripe was the slight slope, but think we could have chosen a better spot to minimise the effect.

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Brilliant camping site. Great on site shop and excellent facilities. 13/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Hannah L. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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    The site was so well cared for and the views were gorgeous. So relaxing and the facilities were excellent and very clean. We camped with a toddler and teenager and they both loved it.

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    Nothing

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The campsite is wonderful! Good facilities! 12/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom michela_m108996 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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    The campsite is wonderful! Good facilities!

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Lovely place with great views and friendly staff. 12/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lauren M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The area, pitches, views, facilities, staff.

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    Pitches a bit sloping but that’s to be expected.

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Perfect choice for us - friendly staff - local pub ... 11/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Andi F. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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    Perfect choice for us - friendly staff - local pub nearby - clean toilet and shower block.
    Shop ran out of milk on Sunday morning - but were quick to restock - thank you!
    Would recommend!

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Excelent site 11/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Adrian r. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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    Viev and staff was really nice and helpfull

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Beautiful location but not as peaceful as anticipated 11/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Elizabeth K. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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    Beautiful location and although there is no electric hook up or water to pitches there are a reasonable number of drinking water tap points.

    Toilet and shower blocks clean although got busy and bins for hand towels got full.

    Excellent food pub very close.

    If you are early you can have the pick of pitch areas. Seemed to be a nice play area for children.

    Disliked: 

    We unwittingly sited ourselves near the footpath at the bottom of the site. This meant we were on the main thoroughfare for all heading to the pub and coastpath. Most people are friendly and considerate. However, despite being described as quiet and family friendly we had a couple of very load adult groups swearing and drunk both as they went out (late - they went out after 10pm). It was obvious groups were booking independently rather than as groups.

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Good 10/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Andrew C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (solo)
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    Lovely campsite great view

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Great location for walking straight from the campsite (from the ... 05/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Emily L. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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    Great location for walking straight from the campsite (from the bottom of the campsite). Lovely pub is only a 5 minute walk away too. Showers are nice and warm! Staff very friendly and happy to offer suggestions of activities to do during our stay.

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Bar or club house

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Fishing

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Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

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Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

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Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Very large (over 200 pitches)

Location

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  • East Farm Dairy House, Osmington Mills, Weymouth, Dorset, England, DT3 6HA
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.6412°N 2.3775°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Weymouth: Town Centre Coach Stops — 3.9 miles
Dorchester: South Rail Station Coach Stop — 5.4 miles
Wareham: North Street Coach Stop — 12.2 miles
Train stations
Weymouth Rail Station — 3.8 miles
Upwey Rail Station — 3.9 miles
Moreton (Dorset) Rail Station — 5.0 miles
Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal — 3.9 miles
Poole Ferry Terminal — 17.5 miles
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 17.9 miles
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 25.7 miles

Directions


Rosewall is half a mile from the Osmington Mills turning, off the A353. Approaching from Wareham on the A352, take the first exit on the Warmwell roundabout signposted A353 Weymouth and Osmington. Approaching Osmington, take the first left opposite to the garage and proceed in the direction of Rosewall. You will find us on the right, past the riding stables.

X53 bus route to Weymouth stops at the Osmington Mills junction on the A353 opposite the garage.

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

Within a couple of minutes of Rosewall, hunt for fossils on the Osmington shoreline or get watery with the snorkelling, surfing and other sports available at Ringstead Bay; both options are available all around the Dorset coast along with the increasingly popular zorbing over water or land.

Weymouth has a sheltered beach and seventeenth century harbour to coast around as well as loads more watersports and old-fashioned seasideness in donkey rides and Punch and Judy. For slightly more sophisticated fare, there are opps in the town to get the tills ringing: regular markets, the smart shops of New Bond Street, St Thomas Street and St Mary Street, and the smaller more specialist outlets of St George Street and St Alban Street.

Fossil finders will dig the ancient spots of the 95-mile stretch of Jurassic Coast such as Lyme Regis, Charmouth and Chesil Beach; there are guided fossil walks from the Lyme Regis Museum which also has a geology gallery telling of the area’s early days, and you can catch a Jurassic Coast sea or land tour from almost every town along the route.

If you like your history slightly more modern, there are two cracking castles in the vicinity, Corfe and Portland, the latter on the isle of Portland five miles south of Weymouth and reached via the shingle of Chesil Bank. Trot east too to horseshoe-shaped Lulworth Cove and Lulworth Castle, a seventeenth century pad that’s now home to Camp Bestival, and to Dorchester for the Iron Age hill fort Maiden Castle.

The literati will know that Dorset is Thomas Hardy as well as fossil and watersports land: Dorchester, Dorset’s county town, is 15 minutes inland from Weymouth and has Hardy’s old cottage, Max Gate. More modernly, Dorchester has several museums including the Dinosaur Museum; top shops, restaurants and pubs; and theatre, events and music run by Dorchester Arts. Bournemouth, with even more of the same, is about an hour’s drive from Weymouth.

Let the kids chatter wildly at Monkey World between Osmington Mills and Wareham, or challenge them to keep quiet among the mute swans at Abbotsbury Swannery; there’s a Sea Life at Lodmoor Country Park, 15 minutes’ walk from Weymouth along the promenade and through Greenhill Gardens.

Must see

  • Weymouth Sea Life Park and Marine Sanctuary (3.2 miles)
  • Radipole Lake Nature Reserve (4.0 miles)
  • Lulworth Heritage Centre (5.8 miles)

National Trust

  • Max Gate (5.1 miles)
  • Hardy's Cottage (6.1 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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  8 a.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.

Rosewall cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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.

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A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

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Terms and conditions

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

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.
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.

General
Generators, scooters, skateboarding or non-road legal motorised vehicles 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 11 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.
You'll need an Environment Agency rod licence (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

Occupancy
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.
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.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 12 a.m. and 7:30 a.m..

Additional terms

Dogs are to be walked off the park.

No swimming in the fishing lakes.

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