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- Peaceful site on a family-run farm 10 minutes' drive from Lyme Regis
- A 10-minute drive from Charmouth beach; 15 mins from West Bay
- Gorgeous views over west Dorset countryside
Some folk seek out stacks of swish facilities for their hols; others would gladly trade all those pools, clubhouses and swish bathrooms for serene space and stunning scenery. Those that fall into the latter group should certainly take a look at Penn Farm Campsite, a peaceful and pretty site on a family-run farm within the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and 10 minutes’ drive from Lyme Regis.
Wisely, the owners here realised that nothing they could possibly install would top the gorgeous views over the west Dorset countryside, so they’ve embraced the natural setting and kept the facilities low key. The setup here stretches to a couple of toilets, a shower, a washing-up area and facilities to deal with rubbish and chemical disposal; anything else you require to keep you happy you’ll need to bring along with you.
Among the bits you might like to consider packing are barbecues for evenings spent out in the open in the company of a few beers and bangers as the sun sets. And if you’ve got a dog that you feel might appreciate the scenery too, feel free to bring them along to get out on country and coastal walks.
Speaking of the coast – that’s the Jurassic Coast, a fine stretch 10 minutes’ drive away for beaches, boat trips, fishing and fossil hunting. For other days out, Exeter, Yeovil, Taunton and Dorchester are all within a 45-minute drive.
Open from 04/01/2021 to 10/04/2021
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
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Brilliant. Very close to places of interest and great walks from site
Great site for space, peace and nature, friendly staff
Great basic site, Friendly owner, good bathroom
Nice site with a lovely view of surrounding countryside. Owner …
Amazing walks to Charnmouth and Lyme from pitches
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
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Propane/gas cylinders available
Convenience store nearby
Nearby farmers' market
Public transportation nearby
Small (11-25 sites)
- Coach stations
Seaton (Devon): Sea Front Bus Stop
— 11.3 kilometers
11.3 kilometers Bridport: Coach Park West Street — 12.4 kilometers
12.4 kilometers Ilminster: Market Square Coach Stop — 18.9 kilometers
- Train stations
Axminster Rail Station
— 5.5 kilometers
5.5 kilometers Crewkerne Rail Station — 16.9 kilometers
16.9 kilometers Honiton Rail Station — 18.3 kilometers
- Ferry ports
Exmouth Ferry Landing
— 38.0 kilometers
38.0 kilometers Weymouth Ferry Terminal — 38.1 kilometers
38.1 kilometers Topsham (Turf Lock Ferry) Ferry Landing — 38.5 kilometers
Exeter International Airport
— 34.2 kilometers
It’s a very fine part of the world, the Jurassic Coast – and guests at Penn Farm will be close to one of its huge draws, the fossil hunting mecca of Charmouth, just under 10 minutes’ drive from the site. Chesil beach (half an hour) and Durdle Door (an hour) are both worth exploring too, and of course there are some stunning walks to be had along the coast path pretty much wherever you choose.
Telly fans might already recognise the backdrop of West Bay (15 minutes) if they’ve ever watched ITV's Broadchurch; also familiar to foodies will be the backdrop of chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s pad River Cottage, around 20 minutes’ drive away. If you fancy having a go at your own bit of outdoor cheffing, perhaps you’d also like to have a whirl at catching your own supper on a fishing trip from Lyme Regis (10 minutes).
If you’ve brought the kids along, it’s a good idea to plan days out in Dorchester (35 minutes), where there’s a dinosaur museum and teddy bear museum, at the farm park at Kingston Maurward (40 minutes) or at Weymouth’s Sea Life Centre (45 minutes).
- Mapperton House & Gardens (16.5 kilometers)
- Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site (23.3 kilometers)
- Abbotsbury Swannery (25.9 kilometers)
- Shute Barton (9.1 kilometers)
- Loughwood Meeting House (9.4 kilometers)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|RV, trailer and tent sites|
|Arrive:||10 a.m. –||8:30 p.m.|
|Depart by:||2 p.m.|
Penn Farm Campsite cancelation 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 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.
The remainder is payable on arrival.
Payment methods accepted at the parkCash
Terms and conditionsPark 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 Penn Farm Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Penn Farm Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Penn Farm Campsite? It’s a very fine part of the world, the Jurassic Coast – and guests at Penn Farm will be close to one of its huge draws, the fossil hunting mecca of Charmouth, … Read more
When can I check in and check out of Penn Farm Campsite?
RV, trailer and tent sites Arrive: 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Depart by: 2 p.m.
- How much does it cost to stay at Penn Farm Campsite? From $32.87 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability