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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
Bucknowle
Wareham
Dorset   (Browse area)
BH20 5PQ   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 02477670642

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Pitches: 80
Open: 28 February To 02 November 2014

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 89 Reviews
              8/10 from 89 Reviews


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Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: TotnesTravellers 10 reviews from this member

Second stay here and every bit as good as the first. Corfe Castle itself is 10 minutes stroll away and has a couple of pubs that are fine, a decent cafe or two and the castle. This time we walked down the ridge to Swanage which made for a lovely walk and caught the bus back. Good fish and chips there too!

The site is great to me - fairly private pitches quite a few in among trees. Facilities very well maintained indeed. The staff really could not have been more helpful - great site.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Banditwow 1 review from this member

We chose the site based on the location near Corfe Castle. The booking process proved problematic as it took 3 attempts with a myriad of booking reference numbers (we had 2 tents)and we could not be given a guarantee that we could camp together. As we were camping with my partner's daughter we found this a bit strange. On arrival we were asked to pay and the warden asked us to accompany her to the pitch. She brought us to a pitch at the far end of the site which was tree covered, downhill (slope) and we were advised to park our car to the side of the pitch. After we pitched, the pitch proved to be very wet and not well drained, we went to Corfe Castle for a meal. We couldn't walk to town as the warden had informed us that the path was very muddy and slippy so we chose to use our car which couldn't get traction and it had started sinking into the ground. After a few minutes we were informed by the people next to us that they had had the same problem. We feel we should have been warned about it. It seemed as we were only in a tent we felt the pitches were an after thought and we felt treated as second class campers compared to the caravans which had gravel standings. Other grassy areas on the campsite also seemed muddy.

Facilities were good, we ordered fresh bread which was lovely, in general staff were helpful. As a previous review had mentioned make sure that you see your pitch before you pay.

The entrance lane was in disrepair and the impression of this lane was not very welcoming. Although the site is close to the castle and town it is one of the few places in the area where you cannot enjoy the view of the castle from. We had no mobile phone signal.

Date of Visit: March 2014 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: MrsCamper 4 reviews from this member

I'm glad I didn't read some of these reviews before visiting this site! Yes, driving up the lane does not give the best impression but once at the site you receive a lovely welcome. With a campervan and a small tent, we found the pitches to be a perfectly acceptable size. The bathroom facilities are clean and very well kept especially the family bathroom room which was great for my 3 year old, as was the small playground. Other campers were very friendly. The location is excellent and it's a 25 minute walk to Corfe Castle. If you like being in the countryside, with great facilities and very friendly owners then this is for you - it's the nicest club site I've stayed on.

Date of Visit: March 2014 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Dubdogs 48 reviews from this member

Had an enjoyable stay for two nights over a weekend.

Very friendly greeting at reception, with good local knowledge of the area. Our hardstanding pitch was flat enough to level with our small chocks and well maintained.

Plenty of good walks directly from the site and it's a nice stroll down to Corfe Castle and the pubs in the village. We walked along the Purbeck way down to Swanage which was a nice scenic walk.

Generally we stay on grass pitches but they looked a bit sloping so we'll use this site again when we want to stay on a site with hardstanding in the area.

All in all, a nice, tidy, easy site to stay at.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Fos123ice 2 reviews from this member

Our arrival to Corfe Castle camping and caravan club site was a little bumpy driving up the narrow lane with the caravan rocking side to side but taken slowly things were fine. The site looked nice and compact so to speak with small to large pitches. The whole site was in trees and was nice and shaded with an abundance of wild life and insects, I say insects as trees do contain a good variety of these little creatures so unless your an insect lover it would be advisable to keep your awnings and windows shut at night! The views around this site are stunning and plenty of walks to please everyone. It was nice to see such a variety of folk taking up camping for the first time and from different walks of life' a clear indication camping is making a huge return in this country.

After booking in at reception we were taken to our hard standing pitch amongst the trees. Now I give a word of advice here, whether you take this on board is up to you. Before handing over your hard earned cash to settle up total account, request an inspection of the pitch because, firstly is the pitch big enough for what you asked for? and secondly is the pitch liable to get muddy or flooded when it rains? because if you just hand over your money and settle up, you get what you see. ! I am sure the site manager would be more than willing to give you advice and help.

The particular pitch we had was of grass with a hard plastic underlay. It was nice and level but rather small. Thankfully we only had a small porch awning which just gave us enough room to park the car with a tight squeeze. Also I was quite shocked at how close the neighbouring pitches were. I did not need a tape measure to clearly see many of the pitches were much much less than 6 metres apart rule. So quietly does it if your a snoring person.

The toilet block was in perfect condition and spotless as always with this Club Site. Water was hot and only a few minutes wait for a shower during busy times. The male shower block consisted of 4 showers and 3 toilet cubicles and 2 private wash basins as well as urinals. The main reception block consisted of a shop containing less than the bare essentials, a room with nice sofa's to browse through the local attraction leaflets. Also a converted Red Telephone box containing books, cd's, etc to borrow whist on your stay.

Our little boy enjoyed the brand new children's area consisting of a large multi person swing and a wooden climbing house with a slide as an exit.

Drinking water and waste water outlets were positioned very well around the site.

Something which doesn't get mentioned very often on reviews is TV and Mobile phone reception, well this particular site unless your parked at the very top of the site TV reception is poor to non existent, the mobiles worked fine if you didn't mind taking a gentle walk up hill until you got signal, this applied to all networks.

On our exit we could only tow our caravan one way around the track as manoeuvring our caravan was very tight due to the small pitch and narrow service track. Due to the dusty and stone road surface it took us three attempts to climb the steep hill and out onto flat ground. My clutch and tyres were not happy. I could see why certain parts of this road had deep ruts.

Over all it was a nice well kept site, however due to the uncertainty with getting a large pitch or small pitch and the close proximity to other pitches we will not be returning to this site.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Purplebean 6 reviews from this member

We booked this site as we wanted to visit many places on the Jurassic coast and we prefer to stay on a club site. The other choice was Charmouth but we decided that Corfe looked a more interesting site. We had been a little worried reading other reviews about sloping pitches but it wasn't too bad. There was a slight slope but nothing we couldn't deal with. The pitches are not large but the warden did estimate 6 metres and asked us not to put our tent beyond a certain point. Due to the way the site is laid out with many trees it is not possible to pitch tents in different places so there was no grass at all under the tent, night after night of use had left bare earth, thankfully it was dry so did not become a mud bath. The toilets were clean and sufficient for the site, the longest I had to wait for a shower was about 2 mins and I never had to wait for the toilet. We did have to wait 5 mins a couple of times for washing up but it was no big deal. We had no problem finding the site, I had checked google maps before we went and it was very easy to find. Our son loved the site but be warned in the trees is a little stream and many children got very muddy! We had a wonderful time and will be returning next year.

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