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Thorncombe Farm
Higher Bockhampton
Dorset   (Browse area)
Tel: 01305 260 574
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Pitches: 30
Open: 01/04/2022 to 30/09/2022

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 7 Reviews
                9/10 from 7 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   No Laundry   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   No Wifi Access 
 Shop <5 miles   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <1 mile 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <1 mile   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <1 mile   Cycle Hire <5 miles   Golf <5 miles   No Tennis 
 Beach <10 miles   Watersports <10 miles   Boat Launch / Mooring <10 miles 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   Campfires Allowed 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  No Dog Walk 


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Date of Visit: August 2020 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Bopi75 3 reviews from this member

 Lovely quiet site, very friendly and helpful owners. The setting is lovely, goats in the foreground and forest in the background. A road runs along one side but it didnít bother us at all.

The facilities are basic but very clean. I was pleasantly surprised by the water pressure in the showers.

As an added bonus, you can buy goat burgers and sausages from the farmer, which I canít recommend highly enough! Weíve booked to go back! 
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Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: GedR 1 review from this member

 If you like rural and quiet with a lack of on site facilities (club, bar, swimming pool etc) and crowds then this may be a site for you. Run by a welcoming family and close to Dorchester for all your shopping needs. Itís not a big site so pitching opportunities maybe limited if busy. If you pitch facing the woods itís feels like youíre almost alone on the site. Facilities for washing up (just the one) and showering (two) are basic but perfectly adequate. The on site Tippees were in frequent use mainly by short stay visitors. There is a road close by but it didnít cause any distraction at all. 

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Catsgypsy 3 reviews from this member

 Lovely campsite set on a working farm, toilet block and shower was spotless very quiet site apart from animals not that I heard them, set in beautiful countryside with quite a few historic sites within 20 mile radius both english heritage and national trust, owners are very friendly and helpful town of dorchester is nearby for shoping no playground if you have children but weymouth is 7 miles away with all the attractions of a seaside town overall a 1st class site. 

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Pearces 4 reviews from this member

 Nice site. Very pleasant owners and a good location with the goats and sheep on view in the fields. Very close to Thomas Hardys cottage and great walks through Puddletown Forest. Ok facilities with pre paid cards. Five EHU pitches also with pre paid cards. Fire pits for hire and bags of logs for sale. Had a couple of great evenings around the 'camp fire'. 

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Evelet 4 reviews from this member

 Rented the whole site (including four pre erected bell tents) for a week in August. Stunning views, lovely goats and sheep and friendly owners. The showers and toilets are the portable kind (although 'posh' with running water etc) and there is EHU available although only to one of the bell tents. Despite the dreadful rain we had a brilliant time. The site owners were very easy to deal with from start to finish. 


Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Niccw 4 reviews from this member

 A newly opened site on a working farm; clean facilities, friendly, accommodating owners. The site's attraction is its simplicity - no playground, no shop, no bar - just fantastic views from the gently sloping field across the valley to Thorncombe wood. Entertainment is provided by the sheep and goats in the pastures! Fantastic location near Hardy's cottage but only 3 miles from Dorchester - ideal for us middle-aged, first-time backpackers!

The only downside is the level of traffic that seems to use the quiet county lane as a rat run through to Dorchester at certain times of the day. 

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Morris Suntor 1 review from this member

 Very friendly welcome, very tidy site, clean facilities. Bit too far to walk to local pub. Enjoyed our 1 night stay. Recommended. The lady who runs this has started the site and she has clearly put in a lot of effort. She has tents already erected which seems An excellent idea for travellers. The local area is stunning with many lovely places to see. Some nice pubs, wish we had gone to the blue vinny in puddletown for supper as the pub we went to in west Stafford was over priced and the portions minute. Will definitely visit thorncombe again and I hope it is a success. 

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