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Reviews of Downhouse Farm ( Shepherds Hut Only )

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Downhouse Farm ( Shepherds Hut Only )
Higher Eype
Dorset   (Browse area)
Tel: 01308 421232
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Pitches: Shepherds Hut Only
Open: 01/03/2021 to 31/10/2021
           01/03/2022 to 31/10/2022

Rating: Average Review Score: 6/10 from 4 Reviews
                6/10 from 4 Reviews

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


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Date of Visit: October 2012 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Broic 16 reviews from this member

 We stayed in the upper field, next to the Cafe, farm and toilets. Firstly, when driving up to the campsite, the main aim is to avoid the potholes! (not very successful as there are so many)

There are two toilets, which are relatively clean. One shower available(time restraints apply) which is located in one of the toilets. If the site is busy, I imagine there would be a queue due to the number and time limits! The upper field is on a little slope and the ground has a few lumps and bumps! 10min walk to the lovely stony beach, and cliffs.

When we searched for campsites on this website, we highlighted that we would like a fire. We assumed we were allowed a fire as it appeared on the search and there was a small previously used fire pit near where we pitched. However, to our disappointment we were told fires were only allowed in the lower field! As we had already pitched our tent, we were reluctant to move! Not the news you want to hear in mid October when it is dark by 7. 30! Disappointed that this was not clarified online.

Priced at £15 for one night, which was ok, but we would probably not return! 

Date of Visit: April 2012 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Marcusopp 36 reviews from this member

 The location is excellent. We stayed in the lower field, so 200 meters from the beach. The field is also used for livestock off season, so there were the occasional dried up cow pats in the grass!

The facilities are part of the cafe in the top field (2 toilets, 1 shower) about 10 mins walk up the hill.

The beach is lovely, not busy at all, great for walkers. Locally there's a nice pub (the new inn) and the nearest shop is in the other holiday park at the top of the hill, although fresh produce is available from the farm shop here.

My 2 year old son didn't get bored at all, despite the lack of playground etc, just goes to show, all you need is a lovely view and a fishing rod and even a 2 year old won't get bored!

I'd definitely return. 

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Rizo 1 review from this member

 Nice site in a great location, however there are a few things that seriously let it down.

I like my camping basic so the requirement for plush shower blocks/toilets is not required, just clean and readily available facilities.

The lower field is located within 5 mins walk of a nice sheltered pebble beach, with stunning views of the Portland Bill.

Beware the lower field is windy! Plenty of guys and pegs needed.

The bad bits of the site are as follows;

- very narrow and extremely bumpy/pot holed roads ( several bumper and exhaust scrapes.

-you cannot use the shower between 10am and 6pm due to public use of the coffee shop.

-2 toilets plus only 1 shower.

-they allow massive groups, we was pitched away from everyone and we had a group of 10 tents pitch right next to us, approx 40 people. Even pitched a tent half on the access road through the site! The email stated a max of 6-8 tents down here.  

Date of Visit: July 2011 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Ricpop 25 reviews from this member

 There are 2 sites run from this farm which is on National Trust Land in the village of Eype just outside Bridport. The site we stopped at was literally for Wild campers only and has no water or toilet facilities or waste disposal. It is set in an attractive valley which affords some protection from the sea winds (the sea is a couple of hundred yards away down a lane). You can light a camp fire if you want but bring your own wood. If you want the toilet or water the farm is about half a mile walk away over the fields or about a mile and a half by road. The farm site looked ok and was next to a farm cafe but there are no elsan disposal points on either site - be warned. The weather was good and we had a great few days there, loved the beach and the cliff walks. In all an idyllic place but not everyones cup of tea - do some research before you go, there is a more conventional site just down the road and its close to the sea. A bit pricey for what you get at £10 for the wild site and £15 for the farm site. 

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