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Visitor Reviews - Corfe Castle Camping And Caravanning Club Site

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Corfe Castle Camping And Caravanning Club Site
Corfe Castle
Dorset   (Browse area)
BH20 5PQ   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 02477670642

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Pitches: 80
Open: 2nd March To 1st November

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 99 Reviews
              8/10 from 99 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes 

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Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Daveb88 1 review from this member

The wife and I stay at this site at the start of the summer and it aas lovely. Only down side of the site is the slope of some of the pitches, but it is well sheltered from the wind. Toilets where a bit of a walk but where very clean and well maintained.

Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Benfold1 11 reviews from this member

Easy to get to apparat from access road which is very narrow and branches need to be kept back to avoid damaging units. Extremely friendly team and we were shown to our pitch. On a slight incline and sometimes found it difficult to get over the wooden sleepers as they were wet which made the wheels spin! Direct access onto hill ridge walk, great if you have dogs or want to walk without taking your motorhome. The other way leads to Corfe Castle but was impassable due to cattle slurry on path (not quite sure how that got there - but no fault of the site!). Plenty of toilets and showers, all handryers etc in good working order and kept clean. All in all, good little site with plenty of privacy by trees and hedges.

Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Pop eye 10 reviews from this member

Well I am sorry to say we will NOT be returning to corfe castle` I know Dorset is mainly made up of hills` but trying to pitch our caravan was a nightmare, we told them that I was disabled so they put us on quite a steep slope`. when my wife was putting my electric chair in the awning it ran away with her she hurt her shoulder trying to stop it running in to myself and our two little bichons. the entrance to the site needs a lot of work doing to it there are branches that hang over the top which could cause damage to your caravan or motor home.

Now the good bits. all of the facility's are kept clean at all time there is wet room with a toilet and hand basin it is a bit tight to get in to the wet room if you use a big electric wheel chair or mobility scooter, scenery is fantastic you can walk to corf castle from the site` for day out pool harbour is worth a trip Weymouth

Had a punch & Judy show on the beach and the ice cream at Swanage was really nice also worth the trip.

Date of Visit: April 2016 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Monty the bongo 47 reviews from this member

Not that well sign posted from the road. Nice friendly staff. We had a hard standing pitch which was generous in size. The facilities were kept very clean and tidy, I do wonder if they could cope when the site is full though, the gents only had 3 toilets and 4 showers.

The site is situated close to many footpaths, we had some great walks in the hills, and only 10-15 minutes walk to Corfe itself.

Can recommend the Greyhound pub in the centre of Corfe, friendly staff, dog friendly and good food.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Sceptical Camper 36 reviews from this member

During the past year or so, I've camped at several Camping & Caravanning Club sites. My most recent stay at a club site was Corfe Castle and, to be frank, I was a little disappointed compared to other C&CC sites.

Firstly, the location is very good. The campsite is midway between Wareham and the resort of Swanage and it is situated below the picturesque escarpment of the Purbeck Hills.

However, this hilly location has a drawback - as other reviewers have said, although the hardstandings for campervans and caravans are terraced and flat, few of the grass pitches for tents are level and some slope quite badly.

The site is not well signposted from the main road in the village nor from the end of its approach road. Vehicle access is adequate but the road is narrow and quite bumpy. Nonetheless, there were plenty of touring caravans and motorhomes on the campsite during my stay.

In fact, the majority of visitors were in caravans, campervans and motorhomes - tents were very much in the minority. Several other reviewers have pointed out that 'vans seem to take precedence over tents. To quote Banditwow's June 2014 review: ' It seemed as we were only in a tent we felt the pitches were an afterthought and we felt treated as second class campers compared to the caravans. '

The site is in woods with many large mature trees and also well-maintained hedges between pitches. It is a woodland site and its own description warns that some pitches are under trees. On the upside, the trees give excellent shelter from the wind but on the downside it risks leaves, sap and bird poo on the tent (and drips long after rain has stopped).

As other reviewers have pointed out, some of the pitches are fairly small. Combined with the trees and hedges this can give a hemmed-in feeling although it didn't bother me. Some reviewers have complained that the pitches vary in size but I prefer the variety as it looks less regimented.

The grass is generally OK in open areas but in pitch areas there are many patches of yellowing or well-worn grass and some patches of bare soil - not great to pitch on. The ground takes pegs easily.

Electric hook-up (EHU) is available on most of the pitches (although I was on a non-electric pitch). A network of gravel-surfaced access tracks serve most pitches and campers can park cars beside their tent. There are adequate drinking water stands and fire points.

There is only one facilities block. It is located by the entrance and fitted out and maintained to a high standard but it feels slightly dated compared to some C&CC sites.

The facilities seem a tad limited for the size of the site - only three urinal spaces in the gents, for example, and four showers. That said, the showers had proper glass doors inside the cubicle to provide a dry area for towels and clothes.

The washing-up sinks are outside the facilities building itself but are under a roof. During my stay everything was kept spotlessly clean and the water was usually hot enough to wash dishes in.

The staff were friendly and unobtrusive but they seemed a bit disorganised on the office work. There was an over-charge when booking by phone. The staff were anxious to refund the overpayment but it took them quite a lot of headscratching and calculating with pencil and paper on the day of departure - I'm still not sure how much the cost was per person per night.

Dogs are welcome (if kept on a lead) and there is an excellent footpath to walk dogs right beside the campsite. Appropriately, The Greyhound pub in nearby Corfe village is very dog-friendly and serves reasonably priced meals.

The site was very quiet by mid-evening and quiet through the night.

As an aside, I got good mobile phone reception (EE network) unlike other reviewers.

In conclusion, although the site is pretty, the location good, the staff friendly and the site is sheltered from the wind, Corfe Castle did not impress me as much as other C&CC sites. Due mostly to the sloping pitches and the trees I'm unlikely to return.

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Dorsetnomad 3 reviews from this member

We have just spent two days at this excellent site. The wardens are extremely nice, friendly and helpful. We had a hard standing with electric hook up, these are all very good indeed, ours had a hedge on one side and shrubs on the other and a grassed area for sitting out.

The whole site is very well maintained, the toilet/shower block is immaculate and there is a nice washing up area for those campers with tents. All the information you need is in a room next to reception. At reception there is a small shop area and papers and bread can be ordered. Fish and chips are delivered on Friday but we didn't sample these.

Access to the bridleway is near to the entrance or from a gate in the middle of the site, a lovely walk takes you right into Corfe in 15-20

Minutes. The bridleway also takes you to the bus stop with an hourly bus to Swanage or Wareham and Poole.

The site was busy as it was a bank holiday weekend but because everyone has plenty of space, there is no sense of being crammed in. Highly recommended.

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