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- 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
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So much space to call your own! Beautiful views, chilled …
Great campsite and loved the local village shop.
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An oasis of tranquility.
Peaceful location, great hosts, compost toilets, fire pit, beautiful well …
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
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
Convenience store nearby
Dog walk nearby
Medium (26-50 sites)
Horseback riding nearby
Mountain biking nearby
- Coach stations
The Town Hall
— 12.8 kilometres
12.8 kilometres The Town Hall — 12.8 kilometres
12.8 kilometres Meeting House Lane — 21.4 kilometres
- Train stations
Tisbury Rail Station
— 15.4 kilometres
15.4 kilometres Gillingham (Dorset) Rail Station — 18.8 kilometres
18.8 kilometres Hamworthy Rail Station — 22.2 kilometres
- Ferry ports
Poole Quay Ferry Landing
— 24.2 kilometres
24.2 kilometres Poole Ferry Terminal — 24.4 kilometres
24.4 kilometres Brownsea Island Ferry Landing — 27.2 kilometres
Bournemouth International Airport
— 23.3 kilometres
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.
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
- Kingston Lacy House and Gardens (12.5 kilometres)
- Breamore House (20.8 kilometres)
- Adventure Wonderland (22.9 kilometres)
- Kingston Lacy (12.7 kilometres)
- White Mill (13.1 kilometres)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||3 p.m. –||7 p.m.|
|Depart by:||10 a.m.|
|Arrive:||3 p.m. –||7 p.m.|
|Depart by:||10 a.m.|
Chettle Campsite cancellation 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 cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. 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 (R1 921,62) 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.
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 on the parkPayPal
Terms and conditionsSite 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?
Camping and touring Arrive: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Depart by: 10 a.m. On-site accommodation Arrive: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Depart by: 10 a.m.