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Church Farm Caravan And Camping Park
The Bungalow, Church Farm
High Street
Sixpenny Handley
Wiltshire   (Browse area)
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Tel: 01725 552563

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Pitches: 35
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 90 Reviews
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Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Jim rookes 5 reviews from this member

Have just spent three nights here, and must say we enjoyed it, shower and toilet block was very clean and well maintained. We also ate here and the food was really nice. The church next to the site was a pleasure to walk round.

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: SteppieBristol 7 reviews from this member

This is a pleasant family campsite in a beautiful area of the country. Sadly you don't really get country views from the pitches themselves because of the surrounding hedges, but the site is overlooked by the village church which gives a very 'old English' feel. The main field on the site is very family friendly, with a play area in the middle of one side and plenty of space in the centre of the other side to run around or play games. We were able to pitch in one of four bays at the top of the field (surrounded by hedge on three sides) which were great for a bit of privacy but a bit of a trek to the loo!

There are a couple of smaller fields which they advertise as adult only, but I thought these looked a bit more cramped and were quite shady by about five or six pm.

It's nice to have an on-site bar which did a lovely beer from the local brewery. We didn't eat in the restaurant, but noted that it did take away if you just wanted a plate of chips.

The facilities were fine - clean and warm with plenty of toilets and showers. Some pitches round the edge of the field have electric hook ups, but a lot don't which was a bit of a shame.

It doesn't really have a 'wow' factor, but its a good site for a long weekend as a base for the surrounding area.

Date of Visit: April 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Paul + stella 21 reviews from this member

Great site. Good showers, plenty of space, fantastic walks. Only stayed 1 night as a stopover but being a sunday we were lucky enough to enjoy a beautiful roast lunch at their on site restaurant. Bit of a tricky entrance drive depending on which direction you travel. Local pub doesn't open very often but you won't need it with the lovely restaurant on site.

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: TomMac 24 reviews from this member

We read reviews on a camping website who mentioned that this campsite had adults only areas. Great. We rang and booked and asked if we could go in the adults only section. When we got there we noticed a huge camping field with mostly tents and play things for kids, and kids running around. We were in an area called 'Donkey Field' and discovered there was a donkey in the field next to the field behind us.

Reading the leaflet the friendly man owner gave us, we were amused to see what was written about various camping fields apparently they want kids to be noisy as possible and the fields we were led to believe were for adults only, said things like; 'We do try to keep this Adults Only' and 'Really Adults Only if possible. ' How bizarre.

Three days into our week stay, a group of people, with kids pitched their tents behind us in the field to the back of us. Then a day later, a man and his two kids turned up, and pitched adjacent to us. Not only were these kids walking around, playing near our caravan, having ball games and doing cartwheels near our car, the kids from the huge field were coming over to see, and I assume, annoy, the Donkey, who was constantly braying.

I feel this campsite is popular with adults as they can let the kids run riot while they sit around and kind of keep and eye on them. Every time we went to leave in our car, kids were deliberately running and riding their bikes in front of us. My husband observed, more than once, boys riding their bikes in the toilets, squirting hand soap all over the sinks and mirrors and was unable to use the toilet due to there being faeces and urine all over the toilet seats. Parents should know where their kids are at all times and inspect bathrooms after they use them as this is what we encounter when we go to parks where there are children.

There are two toilet and shower blocks; the newer one attached to the end of Hanlegas, with several toilets and showers in each, and the older near the dishwash area, with a disabled shower room, three womens toilets and 1 shower, while the mens had two toilets and one shower. The waste water and chemical toilet disposal are next to this building along with the constant overflowing bins. The chemical toilet is set low in the ground and is non flushing, so some lazy people empty and walk away without watering their waste in. Lovely surprise for the next person. The laundry is down a path and is very grotty. Everything needs a good clean and tidy. The static caravans for hire also look very tired and in need of a new paintjob. There are great walks from here and a great little shop which has everything you could want a short walk away.

The only redeeming thing from this site was the Restaurant 'Hanlegas' which was also open to the villagers. Not the best furniture and layout, but it had great food. The pub down the road is useless, we only saw them open on a Saturday night. This is the only time we met the wife owner in the restaurant, very abrupt. Looking at previous reviews, she has been the same for the last eight years; lacking in customer service skills and personality.

Would I come here again? No. Not even if they actually made the fields adults only and make the older toilet block adults only also, which is what they should do. Such a shame because it is great for sightseeing; Dorset Heavy Horse Centre, New Forest, Martin Down for walks, Beaulieu Estate, Avebury stone circle, Stonehenge, Shaftesbury, and Salisbury.

Date of Visit: October 2015 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Gasmeter 2 reviews from this member

Agree with most of comments by other reviewers I would say if you camp between the white markers you are not 20 paces from neighbour and a bit of a fire risk. Toilet/showers are clean and warm but please can we have soap dishes on the wall in showers and hangers around the washbasins to hang your gear/towel on!

We did use the restaurant and the food was good but not cheap.

Date of Visit: October 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: AdrianandHazel 3 reviews from this member

Stayed for 3 days Thursday to Sunday. A well planned site, they have different areas for e. G. Families, adults, groups, rallies etc. Excellent and well-kept facilities, including a superb recently built washroom/toilet area. It's warm, very clean, high-standard tiling and ceramic washbasins, good, (not coin-op) showers. There's a bar/cafe, and lots of space. Great location, quiet but a very short walk into a very nice village with pub, shops including butchers and mini-market. Highly recommended for a late season stay. Nice towns to visit: Sherborne and Fordingbridge. There were no children at time of visit, so cannot comment on child-friendliness.

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