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The Dorset Hideaway

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The Dorset Hideaway
Riverside, Bridge Farm Cardsmill Lane
Whitchurch Canonicorum
Dorset   (Browse area)
Tel: 01297 480851  or  07825958822
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Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 53 Reviews
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We are taking bookings - see our opening dates below. Subject to clarification from Government our toilets and showers may be closed between 12/04 and 17/05 - please contact us for further details.

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Pitches: 99 pitches mix of fully serviced hardstanding & gr

We are currently open
Opening Dates this year:  01/01/2021 to 31/12/2021

The Campsite is on former working dairy farmland, an excellent little site We have all the facilities of much larger & more expensive sites but with less people! The emphasis is on luxury and tranquillity within a rural area, we welcome well behaved pets and have a dedicated fenced dog off lead exercise area by the entrance & also 55 acres of dog walk without roads. We cater for families too with our family/disabled washroom & small under 12s play area. We also have an over 10s ball area for football, basketball & volleyball. Bikes/scooters/skateboards etc are not allowed on or around the access roads of the site for safety as we are a small site. Bikes can be ridden in the ball field ONLY.

Facilities include a small pond stocked with young and big fish (28lb carp), a picnic area, open fields to walk in and look over, numerous nearby bridle paths, an onsite reception & small shop with daily bread/pastries order in & our on site take away trailer is available in high season with the usual take away food, our on site spa caters for manicures, pedicures & massages/alternative therapies. We have tractor trailer rides in high season & animal petting after. Our barn has a pool table, table football and table tennis table in it. We have free to use fridge and freezer in the barn too. We have talks in the barn and weekly family quiz nights and bingo nights. Everything stops at 10pm to maintain the peace on site & we wake up so early!

Each pitch has uninterrupted views over open unspoilt countryside most with parking next to the pitch but not all, a small overflow parking area , a heated shower block with 6 showers,6 wcs, & 3 dishwashing sinks, a disabled/family washroom with baby change unit, a laundry and a chemical toilet disposal unit and an overflow unheated block with 2 further showers, 2 WCs and 2 dishwashing sinks. A third block is currently being built ready for 2020. We have various pitch from non electric to grass to hardstanding to fully serviced.

The site has CCTV, nightly gate alarm from midnight to 7am for everyone's safety and security & there is very basic WIFI (free) We also offer secure storage facilities & 5 seasonal pitches separate from the main site Pitch fees start at £17 up to £26 for a superpitch this is for pitch, unit, one car, EHU and 2 adults. Children,extra adults, dogs and extra vehicles are chargeable on top.

Nearby Attractions

1mile away is the Shaves Cross Inn which is over 500 years old &on one of the oldest pilgrim trails,leading to Whitchurch Canonicorum Church(spot the infamous 'umbrella murder' grave),being the only church to have its saint's relics buried within except for Westminster Abbey!For a donation the views from the top of the spire are amazing!5miles at West Bay you can charter a fishing or tourist boat;home of the pirate raft race!Bridport Wednesday &Saturday street markets& town museum for its history of rope making Charmouth beach is 3miles away with guided fossil tours &museum or hire a beach hut for the day!Many varied national trust trails over the south west coast path Lyme Regis is 10 miles &infamous for Mary Anning &her find of the 1st complete Ichthyosaur fossil at age 12 in 1811

Pitch Types
 Tent Pitches   Caravan Pitches   Motorhome Pitches   Glamping Units 
 No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   Seasonal Pitches  Caravan Storage Caravan Storage 
 Electric Hookups   Hardstanding Pitches   Fully Serviced Pitches 
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   Freezer / Fridge    Motorhome Point 
 Shop On Site   Bar On Site   Restaurant On Site   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing On Site   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <1 mile   No Cycle Hire   Golf <5 miles   No Tennis 
 Beach <5 miles   Watersports <5 miles   Boat Launch / Mooring <5 miles 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <5 miles  Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 

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[N B B3165 approach lanes are steep&narrow with tight turns!]A35 from W at Charmouth take 1st turning marked Whitchurch Canonicorum once in village at pink thatched cottage on LH corner carry straight on OR From A35 E take 1st turning at Art Gallery & turn right at pink cottage; then approx 250 yards on opposite Beerhayes holiday cottages turn left onto Gassons Lane Stay on this lane,do not turn off,you will arrive at site gate in about 2 miles just after you pass under the main pylon wires (You can approach the site from Bridport but you will be on the single track lanes for more miles although wider and flatter) If you can use coordinates in your sat nav then it will bring you to the gates : latitude 50 7766636867 & longitude 2 85514287626 Any problems please call

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