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Tin Barn: Peaceful evenings

General

  • Stays in a nine-acre grazing field close to public rights of way
  • Dorchester and West Bay within a half-hour drive
  • Half an hour from fossil-hunting days out on the Jurassic Coast

What might tempt you to take yourself to Tin Barn? Perhaps the pleasingly spacious pitches (around 10 x 18 metres), Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty views and having two friendly horses, George and Sol, as neighbours?

Set at the end of a quiet country lane, this part of the Dorset countryside has some very sightly vistas across to Halstock (just over a mile away), where there's a handy community-run shop. As the guest numbers are low here, you'll never have anyone pitched in the way of your view either…

The pretty village of Evershot, three miles away, is also within range if you fancy wandering over to see the source of the river Frome. All this back-country rambling is made easier by the local area's network of footpaths, which can be joined a few minutes' walk away from base.

Driving around Dorset’s best destinations is also a doddle, as the site is just under three miles from the A37 Yeovil to Dorchester road. Yeovilton's popular Fleet Air Arm Museum is 25 minutes’ drive to the north, while sand and shingle beaches like West Bay on the Jurassic Coast are roughly half an hour to the south west.

Amenities on site can be found in the tack room by the stables, where there's a shower, fridge, freezer, double sink, washing machine and dryer. At the top of the field there's also a portaloo.

Please note that this is a quiet rural site, where you'll be asked to keep noise down out of respect for other guests and neighbours, especially by night. If you're after a party site, you'll need to look elsewhere.

Please note

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

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

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

This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.


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9.8

Overall rating based on 24 reviews

 

96% would recommend this site to a friend.

100% would stay here again.

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A great site in a good location13/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The location, views and walks. Good size pitches, good facilities including a very good shower. The children and adults loved the horses and chickens. Tony, the owner was really friendly and helpful. It was a lovely stay, wish we could have stayed longer.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

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Spotless facilities, amazing views, beautiful night skies and brilliant chorus …04/09/2021

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

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

    Spotless facilities, amazing views, beautiful night skies and brilliant chorus of owls and foxes at night too.
    Extremely quiet site (even on August bank holiday weekend) and perfect place to wind down.
    Tony was a perfect host, always keen to make sure we had the best holiday, recommending places to go and things see.

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Perfect amount of amenities yet still 'rural' camping31/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHana D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Quiet rural location, wonderful host and fantastic atmosphere, not too many guests!!

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The perfect camp site27/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRoderick W.Confirmed

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

    Tin Barn is the perfect camp site. The site itself is in a very beautiful, quiet location with lovely views over the rolling hills of Dorset. It is relatively small in terms of pitches but feels spacious - our girls were able to run around, explore, play games and have lots of fun. The facilities are nicely kept and very clean - providing just what you need (shower, toilet, washing up sinks, fridge / freezer, charging points, wifi, kettle for a quick tea, washer / dryer....even OS maps of the local area). Fire pits and wood provided on site make for a lovely, relaxing evening whilst cooking tea. I'll be recommending this site to friends and family and hopefully we'll be back next year to enjoy it again.

    Final word for Tony who owns and runs the site - an absolutely top bloke, super friendly and very helpful. Keep up the good work!

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Tony was very helpful. Although the facilities were literally in …22/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomElizabeth O.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Tony was very helpful. Although the facilities were literally in the tack room next to the resident horses’ stables everything you could need was there- toilet shower, washing machine and dryer, sockets for charging batteries, kettle, washing up sinks, fridge and freezer, both stocked with essentials in case you forget anything ( like wine cider milk and ice cream) . The view from the pitch was amazing even on a cloudy day. Very quiet , only two other tents during our stay. A big bonus for us was the no dogs policy. Pitches were level and clean. Although already in beautiful countryside it was only half an hour to the coast.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing- looking forward to a return visit

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Excellent all round and Tony is really friendly.18/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent or motorhome pitch
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    We loved the tranquility and nature on this site. We saw many buzzards and other birds whilst looking over the rolling countryside from our large Campervan pitch. Tony was an absolute delight - he runs a wonderful, spacious site with immaculate facilities. We loved the camp fire and the delicious ice-cream. This is a little piece of heaven - well worth a visit - a great stop for a night or for a week. We will be back. The horses and chickens were lovely too.

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    Leaving

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Cleanest facilities we've ever seen!18/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJodie T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The amazing views!! Also the quiet, easily the best nights sleep we've both had. Facilities were absolutely immaculate - we felt guilty using them as the looked so clean!! Tony, the owner, was so friendly, accommodating and helpful. Loads of knowledge on local places to eat and visit, always warm and welcoming. Really
    enjoyed our weekend. Already booked to visit again!

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Marvellous01/07/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent or motorhome pitch
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    Fantastic site, Tony the owner really nice guy, very generous, our favourite site,will definitely be back 👍

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Beautiful place, worth a visit.21/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAleksandra K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent or motorhome pitch
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    Beautiful place, worth a visit.

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Peaceful haven21/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMalgorzata W.Confirmed

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

    We felt welcomed and looked after.

    Fantastic views, a lot of space, very clean facilities.

    Peace and quiet.

    Close to beautiful walks, charming villages, Lyme Regis

    We have visited the campsite twice and we will be back again.

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    Having to go home.

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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

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

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

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Location

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  • Closworth Road, East Chelborough, Dorset, England, DT2 0QA
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.8606°N 2.6383°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Yeovil Bus Station — 5.7 miles
Greenhill — 8.1 miles
Coldharbour — 8.2 miles
Train stations
Chetnole Rail Station — 2.9 miles
Yetminster Rail Station — 3.7 miles
Thornford Rail Station — 4.3 miles
Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal — 19.3 miles
Bridgwater Ferry Terminal — 24.9 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 35.2 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

The name Evershot (10 minutes' drive) may well ring a bell for bookworms, as this pretty Dorset village appears several times in Thomas Hardy's works – The Acorn Inn mentioned in 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles' exists in real life and serves up rather good grub and ale if you fancy dropping by. Mapperton House and Gardens (15 minutes), an ornate Tudor manor with a bunch of highly-regarded floral features, is another place to see if you fancy a taste of old Wessex.

Yeovil (15 minutes) is also close by if you feel like a trip to the cinema. After pootling around town for a bit, jump back in the car to see some top-rated out of town attractions like the National Trust-managed Montacute House (15 minutes) and the Fleet Air Arm Museum (25 minutes), a large collection bound to please sailors and aviation fans in equal measure.

A little further afield, Dorchester (25 minutes) has a host of small museums and pretty walks, as well as Maiden Castle, one of the largest and best-preserved Iron Age hillforts in Europe (although Cadbury Castle, which is 30 minutes from base, certainly gives it a run for its money).

Must see

  • Mapperton House & Gardens (5.5 miles)
  • Montacute House (7.1 miles)
  • Fleet Air Arm Museum (10.7 miles)

National Trust

  • Montacute House (7.1 miles)
  • Tintinhull Garden (8.5 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:  8 a.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  10:30 a.m.

Tin Barn cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 day 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. Tin Barn will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week 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 Tin Barn have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Tin Barn dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Tin Barn? The name Evershot (10 minutes' drive) may well ring a bell for bookworms, as this pretty Dorset village appears several times in Thomas Hardy's works – The Acorn Inn mentioned in 'Tess … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Tin Barn?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  8 a.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Tin Barn? From £20 (for 1 night, 4 people) - 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
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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.
Please pick any available pitch on arrival.

General
This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

Taxes
Local city/eco tax is included in the rate.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
No vehicle movement between 12 a.m. and 7 a.m..

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

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