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General

  • Peaceful working farm site surrounded by the north Dorset countryside
  • Direct access to the Hardy Way trail; 15 minutes' drive to Gold Hill
  • Farm shop on site, with firepits available to hire

Time to check in for some quality time in the north Dorset countryside? If so, set up at Shepherds Close Farm Campsite, a rural retreat on a working farm with pitches where you can clock chickens, cows, sheep, lambs and goats grazing peacefully (or being fed by the family on the site) a short distance away.

Simply settle in, take in the views and put your feet up, ready to walk or cycle your way along the Hardy Way (join the footpath directly from the site) or for a slow walk up the cobbled Gold Hill in Shaftesbury, 15 minutes' drive away (stopping at a café at the top or for a look at the pretty cottages along the way).

There's a farm shop on site here if you want to source local produce for an evening meal or breakfast (and handily there are firepits available to hire on site to help you along). And when you feel like a meal out, there’s a village pub a mile away, including a beer garden that's just the place for an alfresco pint.

The beach won’t be completely out of reach from this site either. Take a day trip to Weymouth, 45 minutes' drive away, if you fancy a stroll, a swim or a donkey ride down the shore – or just a dinner of fish and chips on the seafront.

Please note

No electric barbecues allowed.

This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.

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

Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.

Bookings must not consist of more than 2 different households.

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

There are no bins onsite: all rubbish will need to be taken home with you.

Fishing is not currently available due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

The grocery shop is open between 16/07 and 31/08.

Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Onsite entertainment will not be offered due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

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

No gas barbecues allowed.

Swimming in the lake is not allowed.

Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

No charcoal barbecues allowed.

Owing to government regulations, groups of 6 or more people are not permitted.

Minimum spacing of 2 metres between pitches.


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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Hand sanitising stations

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

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

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

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

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • Walton Elms, Marnhull, Dorset, England, DT10 1QG
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.9585°N 2.3201°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Henstridge (Somerset): Virginia Ash Coach Stop — 3.7 miles
Milborne Port: Coach Stop — 6.1 miles
Shaftesbury Coach Stop — 6.3 miles
Train stations
Templecombe Rail Station — 5.2 miles
Gillingham (Dorset) Rail Station — 5.6 miles
Sherborne Rail Station — 8.5 miles
Ferry ports
Poole Ferry Terminal — 22.4 miles
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 22.5 miles
Brownsea Island Ferry Landing — 24.5 miles
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 24.7 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

Attractions and activities nearby include:

- Hambledon Hill (National Trust prehistoric hill fort): 15 minutes’ drive

- Bush Farm Bison Centre (farm animals and woodlands): 25 minutes

- Stourhead House The National Trust (historic mansion and estate): half an hour

- Old Wardour Castle: half an hour

- Cranborne Chase (walking and cycling): 35 minutes

- Longleat (drive-through safari park): 40 minutes

- Stonehenge: 45 minutes

- Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park (family-friendly farm activities): 45 minutes

- New Forest National Park (hiking and cycling trails): 55 minutes

- Durdle Door (iconic beach on the Jurassic coast): an hour

- Bournemouth (beach town and harbour): an hour and five minutes.

Must see

  • Stourhead House and Garden (10.3 miles)
  • Haynes International Motor Museum (11.8 miles)
  • Fleet Air Arm Museum (14.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Stourhead (10.1 miles)
  • White Mill (15.5 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:  11 a.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Shepherds Close Farm Campsite cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Visa

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 Shepherds Close Farm Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Shepherds Close Farm Campsite dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Shepherds Close Farm Campsite? Attractions and activities nearby include: - Hambledon Hill (National Trust prehistoric hill fort): 15 minutes’ drive - Bush Farm Bison Centre (farm animals and woodlands): 25 minutes - Stourhead House The National … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Shepherds Close Farm Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  11 a.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Shepherds Close Farm Campsite? 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.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Please pick any available pitch on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

Coronavirus
Bookings must not consist of more than 2 different households.
Fishing is not currently available due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.
Minimum spacing of 2 metres between pitches.
Onsite entertainment will not be offered due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.
Owing to government regulations, groups of 6 or more people are not permitted.
Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.
There are no bins onsite: all rubbish will need to be taken home with you.

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.
Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
Public areas are non-smoking.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 6:30 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The grocery shop is open between 16/07 and 31/08.
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.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Reception
Reception is open from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. between 16/07 - 31/08 and 16/07 - 31/08.
Reception is unmanned after 6 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Safety
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.
No charcoal barbecues allowed.
No electric barbecues allowed.
No gas barbecues allowed.
Open fires are prohibited.
Please do not touch or feed the animals.
Swimming in the lake is not allowed.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..

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