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Portesham Dairy Farm Camp Site

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General

  • Jurassic Coast farm site 15 minutes' drive from Weymouth
  • Farm shop serving food and pub with garden within 1-2 minutes' stroll
  • Well-spaced pitches and spotless facilities

What a spectacularly well set site this is… do try your best to settle in for quite some time…

Portesham Dairy Farm Camp Site is in peaceful Dorset countryside on the Jurassic Coast (week one of your hol) and easily accessible to Weymouth, Dorchester and the Dorset beaches: that should cover weeks two and three… Your eats and drinks are excellently sorted from here too, as a farm shop with café is a minute's amble from the site, and the owners' local, the King's Arms, is within a couple of minutes' stroll.

The site is on the edge of the village of Portesham, in the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and 15 minutes' drive from Weymouth. It's family run with a dedicated team that takes pride in its modern clean amenities: the purpose-built facilities block comes with toilets, showers, basins, hairdryers and hand dryers, baby changing area and an enclosed washing-up space with hot and cold water. There's also a laundry room (with drinks machine and tourist info), as well as three chemical disposal points across the site.

A small play area is to hand for kids. The site welcomes quiet and friendly dogs; a footpath leads from the farm across fields and countryside.

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Please note

Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

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

Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.

Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.


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9.1

Overall rating based on 719 reviews

 

92% would recommend this site to a friend.

89% would stay here again.

  81% described as Peaceful ?

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Fantastic12/01/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDel W.Confirmed

  • Electric asphalt touring pitch (medium, semi-serviced)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    All the facilities are great and well maintained and clean. Perfect place for anyone to stop and settle down into for a few days.

    Disliked: 

    Unfortunately due to covid measures all restaurants in the area were closed.

From the manager...

Hello Del, thanks for your kind feedback.

It is very much appreciated by all the staff here on the campsite. It is a shame about the local restaurants as during normal times, we have 3 pubs all within a 2 mile radius (Kings Arms in the village and 2 more in Abbotsbury, the next village which is a 5 minute drive.)

Thank you, we hope to see you again.

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nowhere to have a meal etc pub closed !01/01/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric asphalt touring pitch (medium, semi-serviced)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean and tidy , no fuss entry/exit,quiet

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From the manager...

Thank you for your feedback.

Unfortunately, these unprecedented times are very hard for businesses and the Kings Arms had to close.

However, before we went into tier 3, they were re-directing customers to their sister company "Coach House Inn" which is only 15 minutes away.

Thanks.

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Showers toilets large pitch automatic entry system31/12/2020

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

  • Electric asphalt touring pitch (semi-serviced)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Showers toilets large pitch automatic entry system

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Hi Jo,

Thank you for your kind feedback. We hope to see you soon.

Thanks.

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Clean site well laid out28/12/2020

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

  • Electric asphalt touring pitch (medium, semi-serviced)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great place nice and friendly

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Hi Ian,

Thanks for your review, our cleaners work extremely hard to keep the site clean and sanitised for everyone.

We hope to see you soon.

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We booked a pitch through pitch up.com at Portesham Dairy …23/12/2020

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

  • Electric asphalt touring pitch (semi-serviced)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We booked a pitch through pitch up.com at Portesham Dairy Farm Campsite near Weymouth. The facilities are very clean and spacious. The pitches are tidily set out and clearly marked. The cost was very reasonable. The staff are very helpful and friendly. We would definitely recommend to everyone. We are going back there again at a later date.

    Disliked: 

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Hi David, thank you for your kind feedback. We hope to see you soon.

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Clean, functional, basic, secure23/12/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDaniel B.Confirmed

  • Electric asphalt touring pitch (medium, semi-serviced)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean, functional, everything worked, pitch was level, site has a secure automatic entrance. Great if all you want is a nice simple pitch as a one or two night stop over or if you're happy to travel to places. The local shop, offsite, is good only a minute's walk away.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing there other than the basic facilities. Not really anywhere for kids to play other than the grass and tiny playground. E.g. no stream, wood, etc. After I had done a couple of walks to Abbotsbury and Hardy's Monument there was nothing left to do. Local shop closes at 4pm - no good when you find the pub is closed and it's 6pm.

From the manager...

Hi Daniel, thank you for your feedback. We have a small stream that runs down the side of the site and also have trees/woodland etc surrounding the whole site. The farm shop opposite us are trying to extent their licence so they can open for longer. The pub opens 6pm-11pm every evening.

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Anonymous user

Lovely place for a family stay and very well located22/12/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced asphalt touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very straightforward and well located site. Clean and new facilities, automated access via number plate recognition. Electrical hook up worked perfectly. Pleasant place to get away from everything. Farm shop just opposite for provisions

    Disliked: 

    Not the most characterful site, but that wasn’t what we were after!

From the manager...

Thank you for your feedback, we hope to see you again.

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Lovely site, motorhome friendly, great walking.20/12/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChris B.Confirmed

  • Electric asphalt touring pitch (medium, semi-serviced)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very well organised site with large handstandings, excellent covid arrangements, great walking from site, good motorhome facilities, warm welcome.

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From the manager...

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our campsite. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us & found everything well organised. We are lucky to be in such a beautiful area with many scenic footpaths. Merry Christmas to you & we hope to welcome you back in the near future.

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Very easy to get to and park up with contact …14/12/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric asphalt touring pitch (semi-serviced)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very easy to get to and park up with contact less arrival and departure. Very good facilities and level well draining pitch.

    Disliked: 

    Slightly expensive for 3 compared to 2 people

From the manager...

Thank you for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us & found our pre arrival check in system very smooth & easy to use.
Semi serviced pitches start from £17 per night for 2 adults with an additional charge for extra adults starting from £5 per night which is very reasonably priced, although you feel this additional charge is expensive we hope you will consider staying with us again in the near future.

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Everything14/12/2020

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

  • Fully-serviced asphalt touring pitch (super)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Thank you for your review, we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us & hope to see you again soon

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Hand sanitizing stations

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

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

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Farm

Large (51-200 sites)

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Gray water hook-up for RVs/trailers

Motorhome service point

Seasonal sites

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

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  • 7 Bramdon Lane, Portesham, Weymouth, Dorset, England, DT3 4HG
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.6679°N 2.5633°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Weymouth: Town Centre Coach Stops — 9.9 kilometres
Dorchester: South Rail Station Coach Stop — 10.0 kilometres
Bridport: Coach Park West Street — 15.9 kilometres
Train stations
Upwey Rail Station — 7.2 kilometres
Weymouth Rail Station — 9.7 kilometres
Dorchester West Rail Station — 9.8 kilometres
Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal — 10.5 kilometres
Poole Ferry Terminal — 40.5 kilometres
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 41.1 kilometres
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 53.0 kilometres

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

However long you stay here (at least a couple of weeks, preferably), there's enough to see and do around Dorset to entertain all ages and tastes. Ditch the car if you prefer: the local bus stop is 150 yards from the farm entrance, to pick up the Jurassic Coast route bus (X53) running from Exeter to Poole.

The Portesham Dairy Farm team recommends a climb up to the Hardy Monument on Black Down (five minutes' drive) as a nifty way to see Dorset and its splendid coastline (the monument isn't to the writer Thomas Hardy as you might expect in these parts, but to Vice Admiral Thomas Hardy, a commander at the Battle of Trafalgar; do be sure to tell that to the kids). You should be able to see the Devon coast, the Mendip Hills and the Isle of Wight from here on a clear day; just clamber the 120 steps up to the viewpoint.

Also much recommended is Abbotsbury, home of the famed swannery as well as subtropical gardens and a kids' farm (also five minutes' drive), and the golden sands, sand sculptures and fair rides of Weymouth, 15 minutes from the farm. Portland (25 minutes) is also a must: visit the lighthouse, forage for fossils and come down the hill from the top of town for stunning views of the coast and Chesil Beach.

Must see

  • Abbotsbury Swannery (2.8 kilometres)
  • Radipole Lake Nature Reserve (9.3 kilometres)
  • Weymouth Sea Life Park and Marine Sanctuary (9.5 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Max Gate (10.9 kilometres)
  • Hardy's Cottage (13.9 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 touring
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

The site must be notified of late arrivals as soon as possible. There is no need to check in at reception; you will receive a pre-arrival email, so you can just drive to your allocated pitch straight away.

Portesham Dairy Farm Camp Site cancellation policy

No refunds within 10 days 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. Portesham Dairy Farm Camp Site will debit the balance from your card 10 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 10 days 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 Portesham Dairy Farm Camp Site have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Portesham Dairy Farm Camp Site dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Portesham Dairy Farm Camp Site? However long you stay here (at least a couple of weeks, preferably), there's enough to see and do around Dorset to entertain all ages and tastes. Ditch the car if you prefer: … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Portesham Dairy Farm Camp Site?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.

    The site must be notified of late arrivals as soon as possible. There is no need to check in at reception; you will receive a pre-arrival email, so you can just drive to your allocated pitch straight away.

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  • How much does it cost to stay at Portesham Dairy Farm Camp Site? From $28.52 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - 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.

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

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.

Vehicles
Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

General
Generators are not permitted.

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

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.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

General
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.

Dogs
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

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

Additional terms

Strictly no smoking in farmyard or facilities buildings.

There is no need to check in at reception; you will receive a pre-arrival email with your pitch number, so you can just drive to your allocated pitch straight away.

Ducks Farm shop (50 yards away) is open Monday to Saturday from 8am until 7pm and on Sundays from 8am to 4pm. The café is open daily from 8am until 4pm: breakfast is available.

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