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9.3

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General

  • In the Jurassic Coast AONB five miles from Weymouth
  • Equestrian centre and fishing lake
  • Two pubs 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 hackers 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 and the Sunray pubs both serve food and are within walking distance.


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9.3

Overall rating based on 110 reviews

 

98% would recommend this site to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

 

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Must visit 25/07/2017

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    Beautiful views, great facilities, helpful staff. There are many pros to none cons.

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verry friendly stff lovely location 29/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United States stephen c. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent and motorhome pitch
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    i found the sit was amazing with the views showers were hot thats a bonus .

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    i liked it i wasnt disapointed

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Lovely site, facilities immaculate, staff couldn't be more friendly 28/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jamie L. Confirmed

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

    Clean and ample facilities.
    Staff were welcoming and friendly.
    Well supplied shop on site and plenty of local shops only a short drive away.
    Beautiful scenery and local walks.

    Disliked: 

    The grass was a bit long - this is the only "bad" thing I can think of for any improvement, the site was excellent.

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A brilliant site, great location & clean facilities which was a bonus 27/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Josh R. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent and motorhome pitch
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    I like the cleanliness of the site, the toilets were un fault able, I was really pleased with the size of the facilities and they were a bonus to the trip. Great location being a 5 minute walk from the Smugglers Inn and Cliff edge which had a lovely view. The site was in a good state and had friendly staff

    Disliked: 

    The one thing I could bring up was the noise regulations, from 11-8 there was to be no noise at all. I think with these kind of rules there maybe should be specially designated pitching locations for maybe the more louder visitors and a family location for those who would appreciate the noise regulations

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This is a fantastic site with great facilities, helpful friendly staff 22/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Michelle L. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent and motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The campsite itself is impeccably maintained. The facilities are very clean and well looked after. There is a shop onsite and the staff are very friendly.

    The camps location is great, with beautiful views. Short car journey takes you to some beautiful beaches and attractions.

    A short walk from the campsite takes you to the Smugglers Inn (allow dog's). The food is fantastic and everyone is friendly.

    I would highly recommend this site to everyone!!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing - we had a fantastic time and I would definitely book again.

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Lovely clean site. Great start pint for coastal walks. Recommend. 20/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom chris w. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Clean, good toilet, shower facilities, lots of sockets for phone charging. Good views. Nice village & pub close by. Great for walking. Good site shop.

    Disliked: 

    Hilly, with some flat areas to pitch up, blocks needed.

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Great site with clean facilities. Very friendly staff, would definitel 20/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Victoria A. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent and motorhome pitch
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    Clean facilities

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Extremely impressed The facilities & staff were excellent. Going again 20/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Kevin H. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent and motorhome pitch
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    Everything, the site flattered the beautiful location. A perfect weekend.

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Nice calm and clean 20/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom pierre m. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent and motorhome pitch
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    Perfect staff

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    Bathrooom cleanliness and hot water is acceptable but could be better to reach 10/10

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Lots of space, well maintaned facilities 20/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Paul D. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent and motorhome pitch
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    Plenty of space to park camper and pitch large awning. V clean and plentiful facilities, good that there are two blocks. Nice and easy to find and well located.

    Disliked: 

    Could have had longer opening hours at reception/shop in the afternoon. 1600-1700 not quite enough for arrival window, we got lucky.

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Fishing

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Amenities on site

Bath available

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Free wifi

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Public telephone

Shower available

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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

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 GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.6405°N 2.3783°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Weymouth: Town Centre Coach Stops — 3.8 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 — 5.1 miles
Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal — 3.8 miles
Poole Ferry Terminal — 17.5 miles
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 17.9 miles
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 25.8 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 (6.2 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.

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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.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
Generators, scooters, skateboarding or non-road legal motorised vehicles are not permitted.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11pm and 8am.
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
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.

Additional terms

Dogs are to be walked off the park.

Clothes lines are not permitted. There are coin-operated launderette and drying facilities available.

Cars must be parked where required by the management. The management may restrict the movement of cars on the park without previous notice.

No swimming in the fishing lakes.

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