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The Barley Mow Inn: Secluded camping field

General

  • No-frills, rural camping field two miles from Wimborne Minster
  • A 20-minute drive to Blandford Forum; 30 minutes to the coast
  • Secluded pitches behind a traditional pub with thatched roof

Stay at The Barley Mow Inn’s secluded site, in the field behind the historic pub, and you'll be following in famous footsteps: this is where Oliver Cromwell once stopped off on his way to battle at Corfe Castle in the 17th century. If you’re after rural peace and simplicity, this is a super spot with just a few frills thrown in: there’s plenty of parking on site, wifi is available, and there are toilets in the car park so you'll not be caught short when the pub is closed.

Surrounded by gorgeous Dorset countryside, the Barley Mow is a cosy, old-fashioned pub with a thatched roof, exposed beams and blazing log fires. It’s open for lunch and dinner – all day at the weekend – so you can pop in for a locally brewed beer or book in for supper and stay on to socialise with the locals. And in summer, there’s always something happening there, so watch out for live music, hog roasts or occasional steam-engine rallies.

The lovely old town of Wimborne Minster is two miles away along quiet country lanes, so it’s handy for picking up supplies – and there’s a flea market every Saturday where you can root out bargains. A host of outdoor activities are on hand, from long forest walks with the family dog to carp fishing and playing golf. If you’re out and about exploring by car, there are animal sanctuaries, museums and ruined castles all within an hour’s drive.

Please note

This is a quiet park: no music is allowed.

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

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) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

This park has no on-site shower facilities.


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8.9

Overall rating based on 69 reviews

 

93% would recommend this site to a friend.

90% would stay here again.

  72% described as Peaceful ?

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Friendly pub11/03/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Friendly pub

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Quiet, relax good food in pub, clean toilet10/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDavid B.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Quiet, relax good food in pub, clean toilet

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    Leaving.

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Basic clean facilities, friendly staff09/27/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Excellent pub, clear overnight toilet access, good value

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tranquil,peaceful little site with added bonus of a great09/26/2021

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  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    how quiet it was, and how nice the pub and bar maids are. very helpful. night toilets were very clean.

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    nothing if uou read thd reviews and write ups you get exactly what you pay for.

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Simple basic field with a few benches and a water tap. Great food,09/15/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRichard P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Seclusion, wildlife, Pub, food, friendly staff, water, loos, location, cleanliness. Fish and chips was excellent as was the Sunday roast. Once the other campers left we were visited by a deer and could hear owls hooting at night. Returned on Sunday to find a hot air balloon taking off from the field. Easy entry from the car park through a locked farm gate with pedestrian gate to the side. Would definitely visit again.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing really. Field a bit bumpy on the way in but not really something to dislike.

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Level pitches needs a hit of a clean around the edge of field09/13/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Secure gate

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    No wi fi as advertised

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A good stop over spot for us & would use again09/07/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Quiet, just rock up & pitch where you like & no frills just basic - external pub loos very good & clean. Pub welcoming, staff very attentive & excellent food

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Excellent site.09/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMichael R.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great location, Friendly staff, Great food.

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    Nothing to dislike

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Great, well priced, nice place could do with a shower block.09/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRussell S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Secluded, potentially very quiet, pub on doorstep with great food, close to Wimborne Minster Town center

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    Social worker brought a client with schizophrenia and terets to stay on the site. He spent all night swearing and threatening to kill everyone. Could have done without that :-)

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Quiet location, plenty of space09/06/2021

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Features

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

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

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

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

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

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Pub campground

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • Long Lane, Broom Hill, Dorset, England, BH21 7AH
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.8204°N 1.9562°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bournemouth University — 9.5 kilometres
St Johns Church — 10.2 kilometres
St Johns Church — 10.2 kilometres
Train stations
Branksome Rail Station — 10.7 kilometres
Parkstone (Dorset) Rail Station — 10.8 kilometres
Poole Rail Station — 11.4 kilometres
Ferry ports
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 12.2 kilometres
Poole Ferry Terminal — 12.7 kilometres
Brownsea Island Ferry Landing — 14.6 kilometres
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 10.0 kilometres
Southampton Airport — 44.4 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

As well as being close to walks in Moors Valley Country Park & Forest (20 minutes by car), the Barley Mow Inn is half an hour’s drive from Bournemouth, so on sunny days you can pack the bucket and spade and head to the beach with the kids. They’ll probably love you forever if you also take them to meet the chimps at Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre, or to scramble over army vehicles at the Tank Museum, both under 45 minutes’ drive.

Around the same distance and adding a cultural mix into your trip, you might relive a Civil War battle at hilltop Corfe Castle or see how the 19th-century aristocracy lived at Neo-Gothic Highcliffe Castle. There's stately home elegance to be seen at Kingston Lacy (10 minutes' drive), or you can pretend to be giants at Wimborne's Model Town & Gardens (five minutes).

Salisbury (40 minutes drive) also makes a fantastic family day out, with its mighty cathedral, tours of grand Wilton House and riverside restaurants. Closer to home is Blandford Forum (20 minutes), home to a fashion museum and tours of the Hall and Woodhouse Brewery.

Must see

  • Kingston Lacy House and Gardens (5.6 kilometres)
  • Adventure Wonderland (9.3 kilometres)
  • The Bournemouth Balloon (12.6 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Kingston Lacy (5.5 kilometres)
  • White Mill (7.6 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:  noon –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

The Barley Mow Inn cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable direct to The Barley Mow Inn on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does The Barley Mow Inn have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Barley Mow Inn dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Barley Mow Inn? As well as being close to walks in Moors Valley Country Park & Forest (20 minutes by car), the Barley Mow Inn is half an hour’s drive from Bournemouth, so on sunny … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Barley Mow Inn?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  noon –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at The Barley Mow Inn? From R423,76 (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.

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.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

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
No vehicle movement between midnight and 6 a.m..

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

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

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) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

General
This is a quiet park: no music is allowed.
This park has no on-site shower facilities.

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

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

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