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Lyons Gate Caravan Park and Fishery

9.2
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Lyons Gate Caravan Park and Fishery: Plenty of space

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 café

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 Caravan Park and Fishery, 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.

When nothing’s biting, hunger can be kept at bay with a quick pitstop in the on-site café for a sit-down meal or a cheeky takeaway, and there are a couple of pubs in Cerne Abbas if local eats are on the menu.

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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Please note

A charge of £0,50 (R10,36) applies for the use of the shower.

The café is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

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

Reception is unmanned after 6:30 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.

Electricity is supplied via a prepaid card meter and is charged at £0.20 per kWh. Cards can be purchased from reception, with a minimum spend of £1.

Fishing is £6 per person per day for up to 2 rods. Night fishing is by arrangement and can only be done on one side of a particular lake away from other holidaying guests. The cost is £22 per person for up to 2 rods (no under-14s).


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9.2

Overall rating based on 172 reviews

 

90% would recommend this site to a friend.

86% would stay here again.

  80% described as Peaceful ?

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Rural site. Relaxed and informal. Level pitches09/23/2021

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  • Electric optional gravel and hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Relaxed situation . Dog walks. Level pitches

    Disliked: 

    Showers need refurbishment. Separate payment for electricity and for showers. Lack of info on arrival mostly due to new member of staff left in charge after only 2or3 days

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Lovely site very good fishing friendly staff very clean facilities09/19/2021

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  • Electric optional gravel and hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely site very good fishing friendly staff very clean facilities

    Disliked: 

    Paying for electricity

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Anonymous user

Lovely peaceful pitch by the side of a fishing lake. …09/17/2021

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  • Electric optional gravel and hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely peaceful pitch by the side of a fishing lake. Clean facilities and helpful staff. Good walks nearby although some footpaths overgrown and bus service not very frequent.

    Disliked: 

    Had to take 20p for hot water for washing up and had to guess beforehand how much electricity we would use although the staff would top it up during office hours if required.

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Friendly owners09/13/2021

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  • Electric optional gravel and hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The location, great for fishing,

    Disliked: 

    Some pitches a bit close together, tv, WiFi and mobile signal poor

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Anonymous user

clean facilities, friendly staff and decent fishing09/12/2021

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  • Electric optional grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly staff, good showers

    Disliked: 

    Tent pitch was pretty lumpy

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Good sized pitches, level ground, not overcrowded. Clean facilities.09/12/2021

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  • Electric optional grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Very nice clean and well maintained site with good amenities. Friendly owners, my son really enjoyed the fishing too. Well stocked lakes with plenty of space.

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Pitches all up together, good facilities & clean, lovely staff09/06/2021

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

  • Electric optional gravel and hardstanding touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Nice relaxed atmosphere

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Just a lovely site, nothing was to much trouble for staff. Clean08/31/2021

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

  • Electric optional grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Lovely clean site, staff so helpful and lovely
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    Just a fantastic experience.

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Friendly and helpful08/28/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomIan M.Confirmed

  • Electric optional gravel and hardstanding touring pitch
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    Just a great place to be very clean

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Anonymous user

Very quiet, we’re pitched in a group with family. Very …08/24/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Very quiet, we’re pitched in a group with family. Very friendly staff, well kept.

    Disliked: 

    No facilities for young children, play park was closed down due to health and safety (not COVID). Park is really aimed at fishing, bit of a drive to the beach

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Free wifi

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Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

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Portaloo

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Shower available

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Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 sites)

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

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Touring and motorhomes

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Location

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  • Cerne Abbas, Dorchester, Dorset, England, DT2 7AZ
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   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

Directions


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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)

Cycle routes

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Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11:30 a.m.

Lyons Gate Caravan Park and Fishery cancellation policy

No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.

More than 30 days before arrival: a £10 cancellation fee will be charged.

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Lyons Gate Caravan Park and Fishery 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.

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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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Lyons Gate Caravan Park and Fishery have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Lyons Gate Caravan Park and Fishery dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Lyons Gate Caravan Park and Fishery? 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 Caravan Park and Fishery?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Lyons Gate Caravan Park and Fishery? From R384,91 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

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

Extras
A charge of £0,50 (R10,36) applies for the use of the shower.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

General
A state-issued fishing license is required (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

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
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

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

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

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.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Reception
Reception is open from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. between 01/01 and 31/12.
Reception is unmanned after 6:30 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.

Coronavirus
The café is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

General
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.

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

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

Additional terms

Electricity is supplied via a prepaid card meter and is charged at £0.20 per kWh. Cards can be purchased from reception, with a minimum spend of £1.

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