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Revels Fishery: Generous room on your chosen spot

General

  • Fishery-based site on the edge of the stunningly scenic Dorset Downs
  • Half an hour from the sandy beaches of the Jurassic Coast
  • Large tackle shop and plenty of onsite fishing waters to choose from

Hoping for a quiet and peaceful countryside retreat close to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? Revels Fishery – a family-friendly site less than five minutes’ drive from the Dorset village of Middlemarsh – will tick all your boxes.

Though the site’s also open to guests who aren’t interested in casting a line, it’s simply a dream for angling fans: there are seven fishing waters on site where perch, tench, barbel, carp, catfish, bream and chub are plentiful, and a large tackle shop is just an added lure.

The site’s also well-placed for rambling excursions through the Dorset Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the scenic Dorset countryside. There are loads of bridleways and footpaths to follow right from the site, and walking fuel is a cinch round here too: nab some fresh eggs from the resident chickens and ducks in the morning and boil them up for mid-hike energy boosts.

Not much of a hiker or biker? Head into Middlemarsh to clamber aboard the village’s bus service to Dorchester, Sherborne or (and?) Yeovil for historical sights, shopping and local eats, or just chill on site instead, soaking up the views of the fishing waters and Blackmore Vale.

Please note

Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Bookings must not be for more than 21 consecutive nights.

Facilities/activities including Fishing are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.


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9.3

Overall rating based on 212 reviews

 

96% would recommend this site to a friend.

94% would stay here again.

  79% described as Peaceful ?

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very good21/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Power optional grass and earth site
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    It was a very nice, relaxing area. It has met our wishes. My husband enjoyed fishing. The fishing shop is a great idea for this place. The staff was very nice and helpful.

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The owner was more than welcoming, more or less let …30/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomjacqueline a.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    The owner was more than welcoming, more or less let us pick our own spot, fairly level but there was leveling bricks if you needed them. My husband is a fisherman and he said the tackle shop was amazing there was everything. We stayed 4 nights and was the most relaxed we had been since the start of the petrol fiasco. We will be back if we are down this way again. Thank you for being so welcoming

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Fantastic basic site, lovely staff, Will go again.27/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCraig P.Confirmed

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    We had a fantastic time! Nice simple campsite, without the frills. Really lovely staff, absolutely superb fishing lakes, with one exclusive to people staying at site. We spend a happy few hours catching all kinds of fish. The kids loved it!
    Drinking water, waste disposal, showers all basic - but entirely functional and very clean + well looked after. Great value, for the price. Farm animals were around (although we didn't have time to investigate!) and the scenery was fantastic. Nice and quiet.
    Would highly recommend, and we'd definitely stay again.

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Went for the fishing which I enjoyed. The pitch was …24/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPaul H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Went for the fishing which I enjoyed.
    The pitch was good plus hook up.
    Owner friendly all round a good experience.

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Good for anglers looking for a holiday, not so good for adventure.20/09/2021

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    Electric hookup

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    Shower and toilet block

From the manager...

I am sorry you rated us so low without talking to us. Just read the following half a dozen reviews below all very chalk and cheese and the opposite of what was rated on. Yes our main business is the fishery and we do not pretend to be anything other then a step up from a basic ex-farm site. We do not have playgrounds and adventure activities you need to find the main commercialised sites and pay their rates for this. As we are in an area of outstanding natural beauty this would not fit in with our site anyway.

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Excellent site, superb fishing, a nice quiet site.19/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

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    Friendly helpful staff, the site is conveniently placed for visiting the surrounding areas of interest, the fishing was superb, and the shop very well stocked with tackle and bait etc.

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    The chemical disposal point was a bit primitive, but saying that it worked well enough, the toilets and showers were basic, but they were clean and presentable.

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Gem of a find in the peaceful countryside.14/09/2021

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

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    Well what can I say, we loved everything about this site, yes it’s basic but that’s what we expected & wanted, Welcomed by the friendly helpful chap in the shop, who told us all we needed to know about the fishing & the bits we needed to buy & didn’t feel ripped off one bit as we were novices at it! Husband & son had a lovely time catching a few fish in the top lake, then again the next day & as there’s no time limit to leave we didn’t have to rush packing up & had a lovely chilled Sunday by the lake before heading home, I was actually impressed with the toilet block for a field campsite, always clean & plenty of loo roll plus smelt nice which is a bonus ha!
    As for the two dogs running around, they didn’t bother us once & we were parked up the top quite near them, didn’t hear them bark & definitely didn’t see any poop, they ran around a bit & kept to their owners area!
    Having electric hook up was a great bonus too.
    We just came for one night as we don’t live far but thought as we have the campervan & was going to the local cheese festival for the day we’d make a night of it by finding somewhere local to there & I can’t tell you how wonderful & chilled it was staying here, the night sky view was amazing & they let us have a little campfire which is a must for me, next year we will definitely be back for longer.

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    Nothing!!

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Anonymous user

Friendly staff and a beautiful relaxing campsite.13/09/2021

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  • Power optional grass and earth site
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    Surrounding area is lovely nice morning walks around the ponds which my 1.5 year old loved. Also really enjoyed the freedom for fires, bbq and especially pitch size. Very nice relaxed and calm place would recommend!

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Basic facilities but wonderfully peaceful location. Great for anglers07/09/2021

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

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    Peace and quiet, location, great value, nice people, ice cream van!

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    Nothing for the price. Better than expected for such a cheap rate.

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It was peaceful and relaxing you can arrive anytime and leave anytime.06/09/2021

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  • Unpowered grass and earth tent, trailer tent or caravan site
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    Relaxed vibe

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

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Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

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Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

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Bath available

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Composting toilet

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Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundry

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

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Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump point

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Location

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  • Revels Farm, Cosmore, Dorchester, Dorset, England, DT2 7TW
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.8485°N 2.4605°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Greenhill — 12.0 kilometres
Coldharbour — 12.1 kilometres
Queens Head — 13.1 kilometres
Train stations
Chetnole Rail Station — 8.2 kilometres
Yetminster Rail Station — 9.5 kilometres
Maiden Newton Rail Station — 10.8 kilometres
Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal — 26.7 kilometres
Poole Ferry Terminal — 36.4 kilometres
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 36.8 kilometres
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 45.0 kilometres

Directions


One mile from the X11 bus route stop at Middlemarsh Sawmills.

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

If standing on the shoulders of giants has always appealed, make immediate tracks for Cerne Abbas, a small village 10 minutes’ drive from the site. As well as pubs serving local beers, the village has access to a National Trust trail leading up to the Cerne Abbas (very anatomically correct) giant.

When 17th-century hill figures simply won’t satisfy history cravings, head instead for Minterne House and Gardens, five minutes from base. The house itself may be closed to casual visitors, but wandering the Capability Brown-style Himalayan gardens should more than make up for that – and the house itself is certainly pretty enough from the outside to warrant repeated gazes on strolls.

Plenty else by way of history is within easy reach – the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Hayes International Motor Museum and the Tank Museum are all within 35 minutes – but taking time to explore nearby towns is a must. Dorchester (15 minutes) is a particular treat, with roman remains, Terracotta warriors, a Tutankhamun exhibition and Thomas Hardy’s birthplace to visit, but the markets, castles and abbey of Sherborne (15 minutes), and the railway centre, toy museum and Montacute House in Yeovil (25 minutes), are also worthy of car trips.

Days on the sand might be all anyone needs on hols, though, so luckily it’s only 30 minutes to the famed Jurassic Coast and to seaside towns like Weymouth, where the lengthy Chesil beach, massive sand sculptures and harbour fort all await.

Must see

  • Hardy's Birthplace (14.1 kilometres)
  • Mapperton House & Gardens (18.3 kilometres)
  • Montacute House (21.2 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Hardy's Cottage (14.1 kilometres)
  • Max Gate (15.8 kilometres)

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 caravan
Arrive:  Anytime –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  Anytime

On arrival, please make your way to the onsite fishing tackle shop to check in.

Revels Fishery cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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 Revels Fishery 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 Revels Fishery have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Revels Fishery dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Revels Fishery? If standing on the shoulders of giants has always appealed, make immediate tracks for Cerne Abbas, a small village 10 minutes’ drive from the site. As well as pubs serving local beers, … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Revels Fishery?
    Camping and caravan
    Arrive:  Anytime –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  Anytime
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Revels Fishery? From $27.87 (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.

General
A state-issued fishing license is required (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 21 consecutive nights.

Extras
Facilities/activities including Fishing are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

General
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.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between midnight and 5 a.m..

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

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

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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