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The Dorset Hideaway
Riverside, Bridge Farm
Whitchurch Canonicorum
Dorset   (Browse area)
Tel: 01297 480851  or  07825958822
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Pitches: 55 pitches mix of fully serviced hardstanding & gr
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 45 Reviews
                8/10 from 45 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available    Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop On Site   Bar <1 mile   No Restaurant   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing On Site   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <1 mile   Cycle Hire   Golf <5 miles   Tennis 
 Beach <5 miles   Watersports <5 miles   Boat Launch / Mooring <5 miles 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <5 miles  Dog Walk 


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 exercise area on the opposite side of the road to the site and cater for families too with our family washroom & small under 10s play area. We also have an over 10s ball area. Bikes and ball games are not allowed on site for safety as we are a small site.

Facilities include a small pond stocked with young fish, a picnic area, open fields to walk in and look over, dog walking is opposite the main site, numerous nearby bridal paths, an onsite reception & small shop with daily bread/pastries order in & a once a week take away in high season, our on site spa caters for manicures, pedicures & massages/alternative therapies. We have tractor trailer rides in high season & a kids tent with activities. 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 4 showers,4 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, WCs and dishwashing sinks.

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


[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 ) 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

Special Offers and Discounts for UKCampsite.co.uk Visitors

Christmas PackageExpiry: Never
Book and stay with us for Xmas including pitch EHU and breakfasts & evening meals for 2 as a one off- package is for 3 nights Xmas eve, day & boxing day total price £ 300

Oap Low Season DiscountExpiry: Never
OAP's stay in low season (outside bank holidays and school holidays) 7 nights for 6 or 14 nights for 12.

Long Stay DiscountExpiry: Never
For stays over 16 days in any season 15% off total price

Summer Parrty FunExpiry: Never
Join us during the summer holidays for:

* cheese and wine tasting nights (cheese made from our own milk!) [entry cost]

* family fun bingo nights with cash prizes and campsite offers [entry cost]

* family bbq nights with games & prizes [entry cost]

* weather permitting tractor and trailor rides [ £1.00 per person whatever the age! no dogs]

* bring your own (alcohol) music nights with local musician - requests played [ enrty cost]

Please note all offers must be mentioned at the time of booking. Subject to availability. Usually only one offer can be used per booking, please check with site for further details.

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