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General

  • Luxury woodland resort: nudism optional
  • Half an hour from Splashdown waterpark, Poole harbour and boat trips
  • Heated outdoor pool, hot tub, outdoor bar and pizza oven

Woods, a stream and a lake. Check. Forest rambles and beaches within half an hour. Check. Hot tubs, pizza ovens, heated pools... Is this place for real? Yes, it's Rivendell.

Rivendell is a clothing-optional resort in a secluded woodland spot by a stream and lake, within half an hour's drive of the New Forest and the seaside towns of Poole and Bournemouth.

The site has a mix of forest and open space for accommodation and activities, and everyone has access to the covered and heated pool and the hot tub. There's a bar next door to the pool for sunset drinks and if that's still not relaxing enough, massage and beauty treatments are also on offer.

In case you thought the comfort and the attention to detail couldn't reach every nook and cranny, the washrooms and showers are as tiptop as everywhere else, with toiletries provided.

Guests are welcome to stay at Rivendell with or without their clothes on.

Please note

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

This is an adults-only site. Children under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

This is a small 'clothes-optional' site (not a naturist site, but naturist friendly).


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All was superb 06/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Edvina B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Superb

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I Liked the relaxed atmosphere of the camp, being adults ... 06/08/2018

Reviewer's country: Ireland Tracey A. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    I Liked the relaxed atmosphere of the camp, being adults only meant total peace and quiet. The owners went out of their way to make our stay as comfortable as possible. The tents are in a beautiful, secluded wooded area and camping under the tree's watching squirrels scampering along the branches was incredibly relaxing. We really enjoyed the facilities particularly the sauna and poolside bar! The wonderfully scented soaps and lotions in the shower room were a lovely finishing touch.
    I would definitely visit again and stay longer next time.

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Tents are exceptional. Pool, sauna and jacuzzi are top notch! 11/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Tahlita M. Confirmed

  • Poppy bell tent
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    Beautiful location. Friendly crowd and owners. Great positive environment. Amazing company all round and very well run by Keri and Andy. We felt welcomed and well looked after. Very clean facilities with up to date showers and toilet block. Great accommodation for a quick break from a busy London city. Cannot recommend it enough. We will be making this our frequent spot!!!! Both summer and winter breaks. Great community!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing!!!!

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Friendly and facilitating staff 03/07/2018

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    I loved how welcoming staff were and the laid back approach of the place. Everyone was so friendly.

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Liked the people pool and weather 06/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Annette F. Confirmed

  • 1 bedroom hotel or motel (double, ensuite)
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    Liked the people pool and weather

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Really great camp site to stay with amazing facilities and great hosts 02/07/2018

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

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

    Facilities, friendliness and everything else!

    Disliked: 

    Disliked?!!! Really?!! Not in this site!! Everything was great!

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Spotless, friendly 28/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom paul l. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • 1 bedroom on-site touring caravan
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    Spotless, friendly

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    Nothing all goid

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Wonderful place, quiet, clean, tidy and with a general positive ... 04/06/2018

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Wonderful place, quiet, clean, tidy and with a general positive vibe. Perfect for a weekend escape from the busy city.

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VERY CLEAN SITE, FRIENDLY HELPFUL PEOPLE 30/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom david_m328084 Confirmed

  • Sunflower bell tent
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    EVERYTHING

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    SOME DISTURBANCE AT NIGHT WITH NOISE

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Absolutely excellent, highly recommend 12/05/2018

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

  • Primrose bell tent
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    Andy and Kerry went out of their way to make us feel extremely welcome and were very accommodating from the start of our stay, indeed nothing was too much trouble.

    The pictures on here do not do the site justice, the gardens are amazing, and can even be enjoyed via the large picture window in the sauna.

    We stayed in a “Bell Tent” which had a very comfortable bed, and it certainly was not cold.

    Overall the site and facilities were all of an excellent spec, and well maintained. The inclusion Bramley shampoo/bodywash products in the shower was a nice touch to add to that spa retreat feel. Just what we needed! Would recommend to everybody!

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Thank you for the lovely comments, we are very happy that you have enjoyed your stay with us.

Kind regards,

Kerry & Andy

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Hot tub

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Pétanque

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

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

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Adults only

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Luxury

Peaceful

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Naturist

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Pre-erected tents

Location

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  • Horton Road, Horton Heath, Wimborne, Dorset, England, BH21 7JN
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.8575°N 1.9212°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Ringwood: Meeting House Lane Coach Stop — 5.7 miles
Bournemouth Uni.: Talbot Campus Coach Stop — 7.9 miles
Parkstone: Ashley Road Coach Stop — 8.9 miles
Train stations
Branksome Rail Station — 9.0 miles
Bournemouth Rail Station — 9.3 miles
Parkstone (Dorset) Rail Station — 9.4 miles
Ferry ports
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 10.4 miles
Tuckton Tea Gardens Ferry Landing — 10.5 miles
Christchurch Quay Ferry Landing — 10.7 miles
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 6.8 miles
Southampton Airport — 25.3 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

Half an hour's drive away, Poole has plenty to offer for day trippers, with its sandy beaches, handsome Old Town and harbour area; it's also where you catch boat trips out to Brownsea island, a wooded sanctuary teeming with wildlife. If this has given you a taste for seafaring, take a cruise along the Jurassic Coast or even a ferry to Jersey; if you want more time on the sand, Studland naturist beach is an hour away.

Those after bigger thrills in the water won't want to leave Splashdown waterpark, a wet and wild activity centre with pools and over a dozen indoor and outdoor flumes and rides. There's more of that inland at Dorset Waterpark, near Corfe Castle (45 minutes), and who could go near Corfe without going round the very fine old castle too...? For more ancient history, the isle of Purbeck (an hour) has plenty of opportunities for fossil hunters, and the famed monument of Stonehenge is 45 minutes from the site.

For petrolheads, the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu (45 minutes) has every kind of four-wheeled and three-wheeled thing and a collection of classic vehicles to gaze on enviously before you get back in your own. This is fine road trip country as well, with attractive old market towns like Wimborne Minster and stately homes like Kingston Lacy within 20 minutes of Rivendell.

Must see

  • Kingston Lacy House and Gardens (5.8 miles)
  • Adventure Wonderland (6.6 miles)
  • The Bournemouth Balloon (9.7 miles)

National Trust

  • Kingston Lacy (5.9 miles)
  • White Mill (7.1 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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.

Rivendell Outdoor Club cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

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

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Rivendell Outdoor Club will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: £50.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

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

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
This is an adults-only site. Children 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.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on 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 are not allowed in the accommodation units.
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 and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
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 7 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.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £50.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of £50.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

This is a small 'clothes-optional' site (not a naturist site, but naturist friendly).

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