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Lyons Gate Holiday Park

9.2

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General

  • Peaceful woodland site in Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Half an hour from Jurassic Coast beaches; 20 minutes from Dorchester
  • Four fishing lakes, woodland trails and on-site shop

A peaceful spot in Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, within easy reach of the famed Jurassic Coast and with lots nearby for history and heritage buffs? Sounds like a lucky catch… and that’s not all to reel you in at Lyons Gate Holiday Park, a family-friendly site less than 10 minutes’ drive from the scenic Dorset village of Cerne Abbas.

This site is heaven for anyone angling to do a spot of fishing on their hols: there are four well-stocked lakes here where casting a line could land perch, chub, roach, tench, rudd, barbel or 20-pound+ carp, and there’s night fishing (by request) to add another layer of challenge – plenty to keep novices and experts entertained for days.

Not hooked on spending getaways on the banks? Nature trails crisscross the woodland on site, or you can venture out into the AONB to wander the Jurassic Coast, lounge around on sandy beaches, and follow the Thomas Hardy trail to see Dorset as the poet and novelist did.

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9.2

Overall rating based on 196 reviews

 

91% would recommend this site to a friend.

88% would stay here again.

  84% described as Peaceful ?

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Anonymous user

Very friendly and helpful owners. Ideal place if you just …12/31/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered gravel and concrete caravan site (lake view)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very friendly and helpful owners. Ideal place if you just want to fish

    Disliked: 

    Shower block as was too cold

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Our first ever trip out in our Motorhome so want …12/23/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomstuart m.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered gravel and concrete caravan site (lake view)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Our first ever trip out in our Motorhome so want sure what to expect.
    Site was very clean, staff was helpful. Perfect for fishing and woodland walks.
    No signal or Wi-Fi was great as it’s the first time iv switched off from work in ages. Tho a short walk into the woods and had full signal.

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Really beautiful place, owners very welcoming, the view as we …12/12/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomClaire w.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered gravel and concrete caravan site (lake view)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Really beautiful place, owners very welcoming, the view as we were parked right in front of the lake

    Disliked: 

    Sadly not really suitable for non fishing people, we booked as said woodland walks this took us less than 15mins. Looked forward to opening the back doors of our camper so we could sit and enjoy the lake view over a brew but neighbour decided to pitch his tent right behind our van to do a bit of fishing

From the manager...

Thank you for your comments but we are a fishery as in the title so most of the people that book are anglers. Regarding the woodland walk you only did the one of them the other walk from the park takes at least 45 mins one way and you can walk to the pub.

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I’d go again in a heartbeat. A beautifully kept jewel of a site!12/07/2022

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

  • Powered gravel and concrete caravan site (lake view)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Peace and quiet
    The animals and birds
    The amazing woodland walks with our dogs
    The owners are so kind and thoughtful!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Thank you for your kind comments, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will return to stay at Lyons Gate again.

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ablutions, people and lakes12/04/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGreg M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered gravel and concrete caravan site (lake view)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    ablutions, people and lakes

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Anonymous user

Despite having to pay for hot water, I would stay at Lyons gate again11/27/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered grass tent or trailer tent site
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  • Liked: 

    Friendly staff, clean amenities, close to everything you might need e.g a larger town for shops and the Jurassic coast.

    Disliked: 

    Having to pay for showers and hot water in the washing up station, at about £30 a night for 4 people that sort of thing should be included

From the manager...

We are sorry that you did not like paying for hot water, but you were advised of this charge before you booked and by email once you have booked.

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Anonymous user

Only dry pitch which was perfect , helpful staff, facilities excellent11/19/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered grass tent or trailer tent site
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    Yes

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From the manager...

Thank you for your kind comments. The weather hasn't been very kind so hopefully on your next visit it will be dry and warm.

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Fishing Host Peace & quiet11/14/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCarol B.Confirmed

  • Powered gravel and concrete caravan site (lake view)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Fishing
    Host
    Peace & quiet

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Thank you for your kind comments. We are glad you had a good stay, and we will see you next year.

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Absolutely loved the site. It was so peaceful and the …11/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGillian C.Confirmed

  • Powered gravel and concrete caravan site (lake view)
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  • Liked: 

    Absolutely loved the site. It was so peaceful and the lakes were superb. It was fantastic being able to fish in the rain!! right behind our Motor Home with our three dogs inside with husband. Whilst pitches are snug it was very accessible and well laid out. Owners were brilliant and lent me kit that I did not have. The fact the wifi did not work was brilliant as I switched my work head off and relaxed!! such a GEM I will be BACK at the earliest opportunity!!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike except the weather and no one can help that!! it was a great site

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Anonymous user

Lovely quiet camp, ideal for a relaxing break.11/04/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Chorus 2 bedroom static caravan
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly staff, pretty and quiet camp, caravan clean and roomy, 2x bathrooms one en suite to master bedroom. Used as a base whilst visiting family. A lake for fishing enthusiasts, very pretty area, lots of dog walks from the site.

    Disliked: 

    It rained too much!

From the manager...

Thank you for your kind comments, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to be able to welcome you back to Lyons Gate. Hopefully on your next visit you will have some sunshine.

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Features

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Bath available

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Free wifi

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Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Walkers' paradise

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Dump point

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Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

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Public transport nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 sites)

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Location

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  • Cerne Abbas, Dorchester, Dorset, England, DT2 7AZ
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.8557°N 2.4816°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Greenhill — 10.8 kilometres
Coldharbour — 11.0 kilometres
Queens Head — 12.4 kilometres
Train stations
Chetnole Rail Station — 6.5 kilometres
Yetminster Rail Station — 7.9 kilometres
Thornford Rail Station — 9.2 kilometres
Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal — 27.6 kilometres
Poole Ferry Terminal — 38.1 kilometres
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 38.5 kilometres
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 46.6 kilometres

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Local attractions

Cerne Abbas has been called ‘Britain’s most desirable village’ to live in and it’s easy to see why. Start stays with a ramble around the stunningly pretty village, stopping in at the pubs to sample the local beer and tottering along to Cerne Abbey where the village’s tradition of brewing began.

Of course, beer isn’t what Cerne Abbas is most famous for, so a trip to the Cerne Abbas Giant (a chalk hill figure of a happily anatomically correct man) comes highly recommended. There’s a viewing spot in the village and closer looks are a stroll away along a waymarked circular trail managed by the National Trust.

If naked desires (sorry) skew more towards grand estates, Minterne House and Gardens are less than five minutes from base – the house isn’t open to the public, but it’s a spectacular backdrop to wanders among Himalayan gardens, designed in the style of Capability Brown.

More urban days are within easy reach at Dorchester, 20 minutes away. The town is the birthplace of Thomas Hardy, and visits to Hardy’s Cottage and his home later in life (Max Gate) are absolute musts. It’s not just literary history here either: there’s the Tutankhamun Exhibition, a Roman amphitheatre, a display of Terracotta Warrior replicas, and a handful of museums for everything from teddy bears to dinosaurs.

Must see

  • Hardy's Birthplace (15.4 kilometres)
  • Mapperton House & Gardens (17.2 kilometres)
  • Montacute House (19.5 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Hardy's Cottage (15.4 kilometres)
  • Max Gate (16.8 kilometres)

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Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and caravan
Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11:30 a.m.

Lyons Gate Holiday Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Lyons Gate Holiday Park will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days 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.

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  • Does Lyons Gate Holiday Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Lyons Gate Holiday Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Lyons Gate Holiday Park? Cerne Abbas has been called ‘Britain’s most desirable village’ to live in and it’s easy to see why. Start stays with a ramble around the stunningly pretty village, stopping in at the … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Lyons Gate Holiday Park?
    Camping and caravan
    Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
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