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- Wild-style site set in the grounds of a 16th-century Tudor manor
- A 30-minute drive to Lyme Regis or Charmouth; 10 minutes to Beaminster
- Outdoor yoga classes in the hidden garden; firepits for hire
For wild-style stays in gorgeous west Dorset, get set for a trip to Benville Manor Camping. As the name suggests, this is a place where you can camp in quite some style – you'll be settling down in a spacious meadow sandwiched between manor gardens and green and leafy woodlands.
There's a strict limit on guest numbers here to keep things as peaceful as possible, meaning there's sure to be ample room where you can ramble, play and soak up the all-natural surrounds. Or perhaps have a good old stretch – a local yoga instructor runs hour-long classes in the pretty hidden garden on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 8.45 for a good way to ease yourself into the day.
This low-key and fetchingly rural spot has some convenient amenities too – the hot showers, well-kept toilets, washing-up facilities and strong 4G reception are likely to go down well with practically-minded guests. Fond of stoking the embers of a campfire? Sturdy firepits are available to hire on site, as well as the firelighters, kindling, firewood that are available at the small shop.
In the mood for some locally-produced snacks? Evershot and its artisanal bakery are five minutes' drive away. For the nearest supermarket, you're 10 minutes from Beaminster, where there's also a good selection of independent shops, restaurants and pubs. Dorchester (20 minutes) and its several specialised museums are also worth a peek – Dorset's county town has exhibits dedicated to Roman history, dinosaurs, teddy bears and Egyptology.
Those who fancy a bit of posh pub grub may instead like to head out for the half-hour hike to Corscombe, where top chef Mark Hix serves up smart plates at the Fox Inn.
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Generally a very peaceful stay here at Blenville. Very welcoming hosts
Peaceful, back to nature, friendly, gorgeous surroundings.
One of our all time favourite campsites. Can’t wait to return!
Clean composting loos, outdoor showers, friendly owners
Wild camping....with nice hot showers
Beautiful, friendly, feels like a well-kept secret
Excellent site with loads of room & green facilities
10/10 site with all you need for a nature-connected camping experience
A great site with pitches mowed within the long grass around you.
Check-in: contactless (in person)
Hand sanitizing stations
Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning
Leisure on park
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on park
Car parking by site/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Electric car charging point(s)
Propane/gas cylinders available
Dog walk nearby
Small (11-25 sites)
- Coach stations
Yeovil Bus Station
— 12.5 kilometers
12.5 kilometers Coach Station — 13.0 kilometers
13.0 kilometers Greenhill — 16.6 kilometers
- Train stations
Chetnole Rail Station
— 7.4 kilometers
7.4 kilometers Maiden Newton Rail Station — 8.7 kilometers
8.7 kilometers Crewkerne Rail Station — 9.4 kilometers
- Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal
— 29.1 kilometers
29.1 kilometers Bridgwater Ferry Terminal — 41.7 kilometers
Exeter International Airport
— 54.3 kilometers
If you're drawn to this place because of the historical connections, you might want to step back in time off-site at nearby Mapperton House and Gardens (10 minutes' drive), another Tudor manor house built in gorgeous sandstone. For some even older entertainment, line yourself up trips to the chalk Cerne Abbas Giant (20 minutes) or the scenic ruins of Corfe Castle (an hour).
Have you packed your towel? At Benville Manor Camping, you're also well-placed to get some sea and sand at classic Jurassic Coast resorts like Lyme Regis (30 minutes) and Charmouth (30 minutes). There's also Bridport Harbour (20 minutes), an attractive spot at the end of mighty Chesil Beach. As any keen geography student will tell you, this isn't actually a beach at all, but an 18-mile shingle spit (great for saltwater fishing, less so for bathing).
Other noteworthy spots include Abbotsbury (30 minutes), a well-preserved village where a colony of swans has made its home on the sheltered side of Chesil Beach. There's also an 18th-century botanical garden here with an impressive collection of blooming plants that appreciate the area's warmer than average microclimate, plus an avian-themed adventure playground to keep the kids on side.
- Mapperton House & Gardens (5.2 kilometers)
- Montacute House (13.8 kilometers)
- Abbotsbury Swannery (19.7 kilometers)
- Montacute House (13.8 kilometers)
- Tintinhull Garden (16.3 kilometers)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|RV, travel trailer and tent sites|
|Arrive:||3 p.m. –||10 p.m.|
|Depart by:||1 p.m.|
|Arrive:||3 p.m. –||9 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
Benville Manor Camping cancelation 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 cancelations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Benville Manor Camping 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.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.
Payment methods accepted at the parkCash
Terms and conditionsPark booking terms and conditions
- Does Benville Manor Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Benville Manor Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Benville Manor Camping? If you're drawn to this place because of the historical connections, you might want to step back in time off-site at nearby Mapperton House and Gardens (10 minutes' drive), another Tudor manor … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Benville Manor Camping?
RV, travel trailer and tent sites Arrive: 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. Depart by: 1 p.m. On-park accommodation Arrive: 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m.