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Chettle Campsite

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Chettle Campsite: Furnished bell tent (no linen provided)

General

  • Quiet, simple and spacious site in rural Dorset surroundings
  • In the small village of Chettle; 10 minutes' drive to Blandford Forum
  • A well-stocked shop, modern restaurant and pub all within a short walk

Sitting on the outskirts of a quiet village, Chettle Campsite sits in and around an orchard and has an abundance of space and immediate access to the rolling Dorset downlands. This is a truly rustic campsite best suited to those that love the outdoors, so if you're keen to cook over an open fire and are happy using a compost loo, this place will be right up your street. Simply put, Chettle Campsite is a place for more hardy campers and glampers looking for a memorable off-grid experience.

The site adjoins the well-known Jubilee Way (ideal for exercising your canine chum, should you bring one) and is great for exploring Cranborne Chase and the Chalke Valley, both of which are crisscrossed with footpaths. The Castleman Hotel restaurant (open for dinner six nights a week and for lunch four days a week) is close by too, while an award-winning pub, The Museum Inn, is roughly 30 minutes' walk away through the fields in Farnham, the neighbouring village to Chettle.

Chettle itself has a fantastically well-stocked shop five minutes' walk away, where you can pick up treats for the breakfast frying pan, wine or ice to keep it all cool. There's also a large communal firepit at the centre of the site, where you can get together with other guests and relax over a glass of whatever you fancy.

If you need protection from the elements (or just somewhere to sit), get comfortable in the on-site 'library', a sheltered space where you can snooze on a sofa or relax on a hay bale with a good book.

The site's well-maintained facilities are simple – eco-composting toilets, showers and washing-up sinks. Music and instruments are not discouraged but need to be kept at a respectful level; quiet hours apply after 10pm. A warden is on hand overnight to make sure that the site remains peaceful

Please note

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Reception is unmanned after 8 p.m.. Please inform the park while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time so that the team can provide information about your unit/site.

Single-sex bookings of 6 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Group bookings of 4 or more units (e.g. tent, caravan, RV or accommodation hire) traveling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

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

No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.

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

Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.

At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality flashlight with them as parts of the park are unlit.

If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.


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Reviews

9.4

Overall rating based on 40 reviews

 

98% would recommend this park to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

  77% described as Peaceful ?

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Lovely rustic connect with nature campsite. Paul and his family …08/11/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTamlin c.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent (no pets, deluxe)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely rustic connect with nature campsite. Paul and his family are lovely and super welcoming.

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The toilets were really clean and well kept which was …08/06/2022

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

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The toilets were really clean and well kept which was good for a usual saw dust loo so that was great.
    Good location for walks, a piano to play and books to read, lovely community vibes.
    Ali is also a lovely host and was really informative on the surrounding areas, pubs, parks, walks etc.

    Disliked: 

    There was a beautiful orchard but lots of wasps so if you are not a fan of the winged friends I would recommend eating at the pub instead of cooking on the field.
    Only comment to make as everything else was positive.

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Excellent value for a very cool spot08/04/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass RV site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Paulie’s friendly welcome, the reading tent, cooking on the open fire, the lovely hot showers, the view from the Motorhome and the level pitch.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Rural camping as you would expect, superb.07/26/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDerek L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Everything

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I love the view ang the vibes of the site, …07/21/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdommary Grace P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent (basic)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    I love the view ang the vibes of the site, the care takers where helpful and friendly.

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This is a relaxed modem campsite with excellent views07/17/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass RV site
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    The view, the vibe and the compost toilets

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One of the best campsites we’ve been to!09/13/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJayne R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass RV site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Loved the laidback facilities (compost loos, outdoor showers, fire pits) and it’s in a great location. Paul was the friendliest camp host we’ve ever had, really lovely guy. Definitely be back next year!

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Awesome welcome, a wonderful stay- we will definitely be back! Thanks!09/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKate W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Hot showers, gorgeous view, quiet, amazing location of lovely chettle, great facilities

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Fantastic hosts, a beautiful, clean spacious site and a beautiful area09/03/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass RV site
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    Loved how the site is layed out, that there's so much space, an emphasis on a real countryside feel and not commercial. It's a great place to socialise and meet people while also giving everyone enough space for real privacy.

    It's great that there's no electricity and we met some parents who said how great it was to see their kids socialising and playing and not staring at screens! It also gave us a great opoertunity for stargazing around the fire pits!

    Disliked: 

    The British weather could have upped its game! But the evenings were stunning!

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Great get away, clean, friendly safe and good for young children.09/24/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBrian O.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent (no pets, deluxe)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Location, great central location for exploring the area. Good space between tents, fire pit for cooking, central communal fire pit lit a couple of times a week if you fancy a chat. Friendly owners, compost toilets use the left ones as the breeze makes it more pleasant really not an issue. Local kids play area and small shop with nice pies. Furnished tent had all we needed to cook and sleep.

    Disliked: 

    Only staying 4 days intend to come back lovely time had by all great for kids we had 0yrs, 3yr and 6yr old. Bring a travel potty for the young ones made life easy.

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Features

Coronavirus

Activities/entertainment run in smaller groups

Check-in: one group at a time

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Extra spacing in seated areas

Hand sanitizing stations

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

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 sites)

Pop-up campsite

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Location

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  • Old Rectory, Chettle, Blandford Forum, Dorset, England, DT11 8DA
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.9221°N 2.0722°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
The Town Hall — 7.9 miles
The Town Hall — 8.0 miles
Meeting House Lane — 13.3 miles
Train stations
Tisbury Rail Station — 9.6 miles
Gillingham (Dorset) Rail Station — 11.7 miles
Hamworthy Rail Station — 13.8 miles
Ferry ports
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 15.0 miles
Poole Ferry Terminal — 15.1 miles
Brownsea Island Ferry Landing — 16.9 miles
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 14.5 miles

Directions


Approaching Chettle from the A354, you will see signposts for Chettle Shop and The Castleman. Turn into the village, passing both the shop and the Castleman on your left. Follow the road around a sharp right-hand bend. The site entrance is on the right after approximately 100 yards. Please enter the site slowly, turning left and following the one-way system. Only drive on the perimeter track, not on the long grass.

Approaching Chettle from the north via Common Drove, Royal Tollard, or Farnham you will find yourselves on Millers Lane. There is a small crossroads from which the Campsite is signposted. Signposts for the campsite are on your right. Follow this road (which takes a sharp left after 0.25 miles) until you see the signposted campsite entrance on your left. Please enter the site via the left-hand lane.

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

Local attractions and activities include:

- Blandford Forum: 10 minutes' drive

- Kingston Lacy: 20 minutes

- Shaftesbury (for Gold Hill): 20 minutes

- Salisbury: 30 minutes

- Bournemouth: 40 minutes

- Stonehenge: 40 minutes

- Durdle Door: 45 minutes

Must see

  • Kingston Lacy House and Gardens (7.7 miles)
  • Breamore House (12.9 miles)
  • Adventure Wonderland (14.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Kingston Lacy (7.9 miles)
  • White Mill (8.1 miles)

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

RV, travel trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.
On-park accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Chettle Campsite cancelation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

The park is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Chettle Campsite 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.

Hired accommodation: £100.00 ($131.05) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

Refunds within the indicated cancelation period are only possible if the park is able to relet your unit/site.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted at the park

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Terms and conditions

Park booking terms and conditions

  • Does Chettle Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Chettle Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Chettle Campsite? Local attractions and activities include: - Blandford Forum: 10 minutes' drive - Kingston Lacy: 20 minutes - Shaftesbury (for Gold Hill): 20 minutes - Salisbury: 30 minutes - Bournemouth: 40 minutes - … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Chettle Campsite?
    RV, travel trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    On-park accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Chettle Campsite? From $29.25 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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