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Dapplewood Caravan Site: Sunny and shady pitches

General

  • Adults-only site in peaceful Dorset countryside
  • Top spot for slow-paced getaways
  • 30-minute drive from Bournemouth and the Dorset coast

Feeling frazzled from the constant to and fro that is modern life? At Dapplewood Caravan Site, an adults-only site in Dorset, less than a mile from the village of Holt and a 10-minute drive from the market town of Wimborne, you can let all those stresses melt away.

Dapplewood is a great base if you want to switch off from the manic real world: slow things down with a stroll on Holt Heath less than five minutes’ drive from the site, explore Moors Valley, 10 minutes away, or centre yourself with a strawberry picking excursion at Holt Wood Farm.

Back on site, you’re in a top spot to unwind. The site keeps distractions to a minimum, so you can be sure of some peace and quiet – take Rex for a walk off-lead in the two acres of ash and oak woodland or relax at the picnic area under the trees, gazing out over the fields next to the site.

Barbecues are encouraged at Dapplewood, so feel free to pile one high with all your faves and chow down. You can grab supplies from one of the shops in Wimborne or, if you’d prefer to have someone else do the cooking, venture across the fields to the local gastropub or nab a table at one of the many restaurants with 10 minutes of the site.

Please note

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

Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.

This site has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.


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9.5

Overall rating based on 122 reviews

 

94% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

  92% described as Peaceful ?

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Woodland walk24/01/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Woodland walk

    Disliked: 

    Very muddy

From the manager...

Hi Andrew,

Thank you for your review. I am glad you loved the woodland walk and if you do find yourself back this way hopefully we wont have such appalling weather! It's the one thing we can't control but as advised it's wise to bring wellies for the woodland and the walk across the farmers field to the pub in the winter.

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It is what it is. A small and simple site. OK for overnighter tourers.17/01/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Quiet and rural

    Disliked: 

    Not real hard stands, very muddy. Close to road. Chemical toilet disposal is lifting the man hole cover to the main sewer. Not perfect. Needs better signage.

From the manager...

We are a woodland site and it is January in winter. It is muddy in countyside areas on days when it pours with rain as it did during your visit. The hardstandings are renewed every 2 years and get mud on them sometimes as inevitably the odd guest may drive over the wet grass to park larger vehicles. We do have sineage asking them keep to hardstanding areas. There is a large Dapplewood sign immediately outside of the entrance gate about 2 x 1 ft wide. Everyone finds us with sat nav or a quick call and we guide them in. We have to respect that we are in a very small village and our sign is not too commercial. As we are a certified location site we do not offer the facilities of a large busy family site and to be fair the country lane we are on averages about one car every 10 minutes but we completely accept that a small natural cl site like ours is not for everyone.

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lovely small quiet site and nice pitches albeit a tad …17/01/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomnick p.Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    lovely small quiet site and nice pitches albeit a tad muddy at this time of year. would be great in spring/summer

    great comms from owner who was also very helpful and friendly

    I'd recommend - about half an hour from bournemouth

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From the manager...

Hi Nick,

Lovely to meet you and we are delighted that you enjoyed a relaxing visit. It would be lovely to see you again in the spring with the bluebells in the woodland and the trees in full bloom!

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Tranquil site, warm welcome from the owner01/01/2022

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

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Tranquil site, warm welcome from the owner

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Hi Guys, thank you for you lovely review and we hope to see you on your travels again soon.

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Beautiful, uncomplicated and quiet site.17/12/2021

Reviewer's country: FranceFelicity M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The accurate information provided about the site.
    The charming situation.
    The welcome from Bridgette.
    Our favourite site in a 7 week tour of the UK, taking in 15 different stops.

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From the manager...

Hi Felicity, it was our absolute pleasure to welcome you to Dapplewood as the last stop on your tour. Thank you very much for your Kind words about the site and hopefully we will see you again if you return from France in the next few years.

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Excellent site in a lovely setting.14/12/2021

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

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

    The tranquility and setting. Owners are lovely. Nice walk to local pub. This is our second stay here so that says it all.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Hi Denise, so lovely to see you again and hopefully it won't be too long before next time. We are delighted that once again you have had a great stay with us here at Dapplewood.

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Small compact site with all the facilities you need for a short stay.07/12/2021

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

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

    Lovely quiet site. Bridget the owner was extremely friendly and made us feel most welcome. Also recommended a great pub, The Old Inn where we have a fantastic meal and lovely evening.

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    Nothing

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Hi Steve, thank you for the lovely review and I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the terrific food up at The Old Inn.

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Lovely small, quiet site with a plesant woodland walk.22/11/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomVictoria W.Confirmed

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

    Lovely small, quiet site with a plesant woodland walk. Nice walk across the fields to The Old Inn pub with excellent food. Make sure you book a table.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Hi Victoria, thank you for your review. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you to Dapplewood again next year.

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Very nice relatively small site (which I like). The site …19/11/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGreg P.Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very nice relatively small site (which I like). The site was clean and tidy and the owners were very friendly and helpful. We booked an electric only pitch but water was available plus a bin area and chemical disposal. The nearest pub was also an excellent choice. We stayed one night but would have been happy to stay longer. We had two small dogs with us and were not charged extra for them as some other sites do. No shower or toilet facilities on site but that's why we have a motorhome.

    We didn't have enough time to explore the surrounding area but had a short walk and enjoyed what we did see. The site is fairly quiet over night so easy to sleep. We also managed to make use of their wifi.

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Beautiful site with extremely helpful owners .01/11/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Beautiful site with extremely helpful owners .

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From the manager...

Thank you, we are so pleased that you had a lovely break here at Dapplewood. Hopefully we will see you again in the Spring.

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Features

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

Forest

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

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

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Lodge Road, Holt, Wimborne, Dorset, England, BH21 7DW
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.8437°N 1.9662°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bournemouth University — 7.6 miles
Meeting House Lane — 7.6 miles
St Johns Church — 8.0 miles
Train stations
Branksome Rail Station — 8.3 miles
Parkstone (Dorset) Rail Station — 8.4 miles
Hamworthy Rail Station — 8.5 miles
Ferry ports
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 9.2 miles
Poole Ferry Terminal — 9.4 miles
Brownsea Island Ferry Landing — 10.7 miles
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 7.4 miles
Southampton Airport — 27.5 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

What’s a holiday without some sun, sea and sand? At Dapplewood, at least two of those are within easy reach – Highcliffe, Bournemouth and Sandbanks beaches are each within 40 minutes’ drive of the site, and are top spots for watersports, sailing and visits to the stunning coast.

At Dapplewood, you’re well placed for exploration of this part of the country. There are plenty of cycling routes passing close to the site – take your pick and follow it around historic sites, soaking in the scenic Dorset countryside.

Let yourself be transported back in time with a trip to the stunning Kingston Lacy, 15 minutes from Dapplewood, where you can poke around the Egyptian artefacts, wander through the Japanese Gardens and imagine what it must feel like to have an IOU from a king. There are loads more stately piles close to the site, including Little Clarendon, Mompesson House, Max Gate and Mottisfont. History enthusiasts who are craving a little more can see the Cerne Abbas Giant hillside carving and Stonehenge, both less than an hour from the site.

The shops, theatres, restaurants, museums and galleries of Bournemouth are 30 minutes away – Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and the Oceanarium are must-sees, and the more adventurous might like to try the climbing walls, vertical drop slide and ziplines at the Bournemouth Pier.

Must see

  • Kingston Lacy House and Gardens (3.7 miles)
  • Adventure Wonderland (7.1 miles)
  • The Bournemouth Balloon (9.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Kingston Lacy (3.7 miles)
  • White Mill (4.9 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 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Dapplewood Caravan Site cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

Bookings cannot be amended within 1 day(s) of arrival.

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.

The remainder is payable direct to Dapplewood Caravan Site on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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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 Dapplewood Caravan Site have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Dapplewood Caravan Site dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Dapplewood Caravan Site? What’s a holiday without some sun, sea and sand? At Dapplewood, at least two of those are within easy reach – Highcliffe, Bournemouth and Sandbanks beaches are each within 40 minutes’ drive … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Dapplewood Caravan Site?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Dapplewood Caravan Site? From £24 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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

Admission
Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

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.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 1 day(s) of arrival.

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

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

General
Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.
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.
This site has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.

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

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

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