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Rivendell Outdoor Club

8.4

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General

  • Clothing-optional luxury resort in secluded lakeside woodland
  • A 15-minute drive to the New Forest, 25 to Bournemouth and 35 to Poole
  • Hot tub, heated swimming pool and poolside bar

Woods, a stream and a lake. Check. Forest rambles and beaches within half an hour. Check. Hot tubs, heated pools… is this place for real? Yup, it's Rivendell Outdoor Club.

This most scenic spot is a clothing-optional resort in secluded woodland by a stream and lake, within 15 minutes' drive of the New Forest and 30 to 35 minutes from the seaside towns of Poole and Bournemouth. There's a mix of forest and open space for accommodation and activities, and everyone has access to the hot tub and swimming pool open in high season.

A barbecue area is available for guests' use and sunset drinks are served up at the poolside bar. The excellently-kept amenities (the attention to detail really does reach every nook and cranny here) include washrooms and showers, with toiletries provided.


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8.4

Overall rating based on 11 reviews

 

91% would recommend this site to a friend.

91% would stay here again.

 

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Great facilities and lovely people. Our bell tent was fantastic …09/16/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAndrew G.Confirmed

  • Bell tent
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  • Liked: 

    Great facilities and lovely people. Our bell tent was fantastic and we were provided with everything we could need/want. Electric blanket was a nice touch.

    Disliked: 

    Small thing and because of COVID but it was a shame the pizza oven and bar weren't in use.

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Wonderful site with helpful ,friendly staff and brilliant facilities09/11/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Having never been to a place where there is a ' clothing optional ' choice i felt a little apprehensive whilst driving down to Rivendell, not really knowing what to expect.
    I needn't have worried however as the staff were all very helpful and friendly as were all of the people staying at the Outdoor Club.
    There was a great atmosphere on the lovely site and i thoroughly enjoyed my weekends stay.
    A most enlightening and entertaining few days that will live long in the memory.
    I would certainly contemplate staying again in the future.

    Disliked: 

    Not a dislike really ,merely an observation . We were still partying late on Saturday night when the bar, pool and jacuzzi all closed and felt it would have been wonderful if they had stayed open longer .It was midnight i know.

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liked lodge staff especially barman very friendly very clean loved …09/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdommichael p.Confirmed

  • 2 bedroom safari tent
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    liked lodge staff especially barman very friendly very clean loved the ambiance

    Disliked: 

    during covid they did no food so good if could provide toaster microwave or told about there being no gas for cooking need more jacuzis and shower blocks only one on site and more trollys for everyone departing at 10

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Everything was amazing09/22/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEdvina B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Everything was amazing

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excellent site and friend staff09/06/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    nice place , lovely food, nice meet new face people, everything brilliant will booking next year .

    Disliked: 

    none

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Excellent facilities. Great service and very relaxing stay.08/29/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDavid B.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Excellent facilities and service. Clean and well equipped site. Very relaxing and laid back approach. Friendly environment.

    Disliked: 

    Noise in the mornings from behind the site.

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Facilities were great , clean , very relaxed atmosphere08/28/2019

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Fabulous

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10/10 for site, facilities and staff. Can’t wait to come back!08/27/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent
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  • Liked: 

    Campsite was beautiful, a fantastic atmosphere and the facilities were excellent. Couldn’t be more impressed.

    Disliked: 

    Party in the neighbouring field on our first night, at no fault of the campsite owners. Just unfortunate.

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I liked the sauna and the surroundings.08/27/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomValentina N.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    I liked the sauna and the surroundings.

    Disliked: 

    I didn't like the bathrooms, toilets were very dirty, very noisy because of the neighbours party on the first night, I couldn't sleep at all.

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Amazing customer service. Beautiful and clean camp site. Very relaxed …07/24/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEmily K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Amazing customer service. Beautiful and clean camp site. Very relaxed and serene atmosphere. Freshly made delicious food. We will definitely be back!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike.

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Hot tub

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

Nudist

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Themes

Luxury

Peaceful

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

No hot water

No potable water point

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Horton Road, Horton Heath, Wimborne, Dorset, England, BH21 7JN
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.8575°N 1.9212°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Ringwood: Meeting House Lane Coach Stop — 9.2 kilometres
Bournemouth Uni.: Talbot Campus Coach Stop — 12.7 kilometres
Parkstone: Ashley Road Coach Stop — 14.4 kilometres
Train stations
Branksome Rail Station — 14.5 kilometres
Bournemouth Rail Station — 15.0 kilometres
Parkstone (Dorset) Rail Station — 15.1 kilometres
Ferry ports
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 16.8 kilometres
Tuckton Tea Gardens Ferry Landing — 16.9 kilometres
Christchurch Quay Ferry Landing — 17.3 kilometres
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 10.9 kilometres
Southampton Airport — 40.8 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

Just over half an hour's drive away, Poole has plenty to offer for day trippers, with its sandy beaches, handsome Old Town and harbour area; it's also the departure point for boat trips out to Brownsea island, a wooded sanctuary teeming with wildlife. If this has given you a taste for seafaring, take a cruise along the Jurassic Coast or even a ferry to Jersey; if you want more time on the sand, Studland naturist beach is an hour away.

Those after bigger thrills in the water won't want to leave Splashdown waterpark (30 minutes), a wet and wild activity centre with pools and over a dozen indoor and outdoor flumes and rides. There's more of that inland at Dorset Waterpark, near Corfe Castle (45 minutes), and who could go near Corfe without going round the very fine old castle too…? For more ancient history, the isle of Purbeck (an hour) has plenty of opportunities for fossil hunters, and the famed monument of Stonehenge is 45 minutes from the site.

For petrolheads, the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu (45 minutes) has every kind of four-wheeled and three-wheeled thing and a collection of classic vehicles to gaze on enviously before you get back in your own. This is fine road trip country as well, with attractive old market towns like Wimborne Minster and stately homes like Kingston Lacy within 20 minutes of Rivendell.

Must see

  • Kingston Lacy House and Gardens (9.4 kilometres)
  • Adventure Wonderland (10.6 kilometres)
  • The Bournemouth Balloon (15.6 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Kingston Lacy (9.4 kilometres)
  • White Mill (11.4 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:  2 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Rivendell Outdoor Club cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

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. Rivendell Outdoor Club will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks 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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Cash

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Rivendell Outdoor Club have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Rivendell Outdoor Club dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Rivendell Outdoor Club? Just over half an hour's drive away, Poole has plenty to offer for day trippers, with its sandy beaches, handsome Old Town and harbour area; it's also the departure point for boat … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Rivendell Outdoor Club?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.

Dogs
A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.

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.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

General
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Admission
Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

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.

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.

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

Vehicles
No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

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 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
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.

Pool
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/05 and 30/09 (subject to weather conditions).

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).

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

This is a small 'clothes-optional' site (not a naturist site, but naturist-friendly).

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