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Stoney Down Plantation Camping

9.7

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General

  • In secluded woodland half an hour’s drive from the Jurassic Coast
  • A 10-minute drive from Wimborne and 15 from Poole and Kingston Lacy
  • Firepit barbecues, honesty fridge freezer and stargazing on site

Obsessed with planning every single detail of your hols? At Stoney Down Plantation Camping, a family-friendly site 15 minutes’ drive from Poole on Dorset’s south coast, no one will be able to accuse you of not seeing the wood for the trees...

In 130 acres of secluded woodland, this is a top spot for switching off and letting the days unfold how they will. Hours will be well spent wandering the paths and trails of this private forest, and give a nice taster of what’s beyond the site – the walks, bikes and pony treks of the New Forest are 25 minutes away, and Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is 15 minutes from base for more of the same.

If sandy stretches appeal more than towering trees, turn feet instead towards the famed Jurassic Coast. Pick up the 630-mile South West Coast Path about 45 minutes from the site, or hang up the walking boots and pick up the swimsuit instead; the fab beaches of Poole and Sandbanks are about 25 minutes away and you may care to know too that Dorset gets more hours of sunshine than the UK average...

Back on site, there’s plenty of shaded shelter, and firepit barbecues dotted around to supply hot eats and a little cosiness if the weather turns. An honesty fridge freezer is stocked with essentials.

Ready for a peaceful evening? Lay claim to one of the outdoor seating areas and turn eyes skywards – Cranborne Chase is currently campaigning for International Dark Sky Reserve recognition, so the stargazing here won’t disappoint.


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9.7

Overall rating based on 24 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

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Excellent site, great pitches, beautiful setting02/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomphilip p.Confirmed

  • Beeches non-electric forest floor tent pitch
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    Beautiful campsite very peaceful, plenty of space, secluded from other campers. Shower blocks were really clean and new. We had an absolutely amazing stay.

    Disliked: 

    Keep an eye out on how many tents you can have on the pitch. We stupidly misread the booking and got charged extra.

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Will be going back to this site again that’s for sure01/09/2019

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

  • Pines non-electric forest floor tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Fantastic location and site

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    Nothing

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Beautiful woodland setting with our own fire pit.31/08/2019

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

  • Chestnuts non-electric forest floor tent pitch
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    Location and setting. Clean toilet/shower room. Had our own within the block. Fire pit was great fun. Quiet but felt safe. Unmanned site but whenever I messaged Kelly she replied very quickly.

    Disliked: 

    Toilet/ shower block was a bit of a walk from the tent. The pitch was on a slight slope.

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Excellent site, had a great time with our 3 kids (age 1,4,6)27/08/2019

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  • Beeches non-electric forest floor tent pitch
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    The location and facilities where great!

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Loved x27/08/2019

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  • Cherries non-electric forest floor tent pitch
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A wonderful stay with lovely secluded pitches in woodland with …26/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomjennifer k.Confirmed

  • Yews non-electric forest floor tent pitch
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    A wonderful stay with lovely secluded pitches in woodland with individual fire pits and fantastic bathroom facilities.

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Perfect setting, good facilities and pitches and a great location25/08/2019

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

  • Maples non-electric forest floor tent pitch
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    Beautiful setting, great pitches and modern/clean bathrooms

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Magical stay which made you feel as if you were camping in the forest24/08/2019

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  • Rowans non-electric forest floor tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    How quiet the forest was, beautiful surroundings, logs with campfire between them, and the last night the owl we heard all week perched in the tree above the tent.......we watched it for ages talking to it’s mate.

    Also practical with good toilet facilities and honesty fridge/freezer for ice blocks etc

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    Nothing

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Would recommend and return!19/08/2019

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

  • Beeches non-electric forest floor tent pitch
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    Peace and space between pitches, lovely setting bathrooms & fire pits

    Disliked: 

    Be aware there is no water supply

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Fantastic stay - couldn't have asked for better surroundings. Lovely …12/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGabby C.Confirmed

  • Hazels non-electric forest floor tent pitch
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    Fantastic stay - couldn't have asked for better surroundings. Lovely site if you are wanting to get away from it all! This is our 2nd year and we will definitely be booking again next year!

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Groups welcome

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Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

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No dogs allowed

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Small (11-25 sites)

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Location

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  • Rushall Lane, Poole, Dorset, England, BH21 3RT
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.7642°N 2.0456°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Seldown Coach Station — 7.1 kilometres
St Johns Church — 8.4 kilometres
St Johns Church — 8.5 kilometres
Train stations
Hamworthy Rail Station — 4.7 kilometres
Holton Heath Rail Station — 6.3 kilometres
Poole Rail Station — 6.6 kilometres
Ferry ports
Poole Ferry Terminal — 7.2 kilometres
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 7.2 kilometres
Brownsea Island Ferry Landing — 10.5 kilometres
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 15.1 kilometres

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Local attractions

History buffs are well served round here: two National Trust sites – a pretty 18th-century cornmill called White Mill, and the palatial Kingston Lacy House and Gardens – are within 15 minutes’ drive, Bovington Tank Museum is about half an hour from base, and Stonehenge is an hour away.

Closer at hand, the Saxon church of Wimborne Minster (10 minutes) is well worth a visit: a church has sat on this site for more than 1,300 years, and the present version houses one of the world’s last surviving chained libraries. Stick around Wimborne at weekends to visit the largest undercover market in the south of England, where there are stalls bursting with food, flowers, jewellery, antiques and collectables.

Move on then to Poole (15 minutes away), Europe’s largest natural harbour, to nab a berth on boat tours to spy out dolphins or to visit Brownsea Island for more wildlife watching. Fancy seeing some less sea-bound animals instead? Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre is 25 minutes from base.

Must see

  • Kingston Lacy House and Gardens (5.4 kilometres)
  • Brownsea Island (10.4 kilometres)
  • Studland Beach and Nature Reserve (12.9 kilometres)

National Trust

  • White Mill (4.6 kilometres)
  • Kingston Lacy (5.2 kilometres)

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  • When can I check in and check out of Stoney Down Plantation Camping?
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    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

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

Occupancy
Group bookings of 10 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £100 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.

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.

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

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

General
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.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

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

Visitors
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £50 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

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