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Downshay Farm Camping And Touring
Haycrafts Lane
Dorset   (Browse area)
BH19 3EB
Tel: 01929 480316
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Open: 30/03/2022 to 31/10/2022

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 101 Reviews
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 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   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   No Laundry   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   No Wifi Access 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <5 miles   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <5 miles 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <5 miles   No Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool <5 miles   No Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   No Cycle Hire   Golf <5 miles   Tennis <5 miles 
 Beach <5 miles   Watersports <5 miles   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <5 miles  No Dog Walk 

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Date of Visit: April 2022  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Debora 1 review from this member

 The site was quiet, spacious and well maintained with a stunning view of the Purbeck ridge and Corfe castle.

Great location for walking to the coast and the hills. 
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Date of Visit: October 2021 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 7 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Gonnate 23 reviews from this member

 A truly lovely small site.

Facilities are basic and very clean and pleasing - 2 showers, 3 loos for Caravan/Camper field. There are separate facs for the tent field, which wasn't open in October.

Note - only organic chemical for loo disposal.

All grass pitches. Wooden levelling blocks available round the site in case they're needed.

The views are stunning.

It's wonderfully quiet - owls were busy at night, but little else, other than one night when the military were evidently exercising, but that all stopped by around 10. 00. Not quite a dark sky place, but many more stars on view than round our home town.

As others have said, fellow campers were very friendly - interesting how a site can attract people of like sort, as it'll always be a different population, week by week!

Martin & Justine were helpfulness itself when we had some unexpected calendar problems, and gave a friendly and useful welcome on arrival.

A good site for walkers - buses (Breezer no 40), or trains are easily reached, running between Swanage / Corfe, and walks straight from the site too.

It's well worth noting the advice to tow up from Harman's Cross at the bottom, not down from the Matravers road at the top, it's a narrow road with few passing places either way, but perfectly workable from the bottom.

We intend to return. 

Date of Visit: July 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 8 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Pendletons 2 reviews from this member

 Great site - open and varied with lots of choices of pitches -

Facilities basic but enough -

Teenagers and younger children alike enjoyed the open spaces, charging facilities and views -

Great for larger families 

Date of Visit: July 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 6 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Misupar 2 reviews from this member

 Very nice owners & clean site. Need to book as many clients pre book before leaving ! good walking offsite & square & compass pub

2miles away. Fantastic views from upper tent pitches. Small spar shop

At nearby garage on main road. Not good for cycling ! roads too hilly & inconsiderate motorists all driving too fast. 

Date of Visit: July 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 14 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Carpentl 1 review from this member

 A very warn welcome from the owner when we arrived by Martin, the caravan needed levelling so Martin came back with wooden blocks & helped level it, Someone from another caravan came & helped put our awning up then pegged it down we were most surprised, it was very much appreciated as I struggle kneeling down as I've had a hip replacement,

One evening we were invited to join a group of people having a get together which was really lovely to meet other campers The weather was very hot the second week,

We have booked for next year as Downshy is a lovely friendly site the owners are very helpful & most friendly,

Thank you we can't wait for next year, 


Date of Visit: July 2021 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Solo traveller
Reviewer: Sunship 1 review from this member

 Absolutely brilliant ! I've been coming here for about 6 years (except for 2020 !)

Beautiful site, location, amenities impeccably kept, fellow campers thoughtful an friendly.

Can't wait to go again ! Supreme :) 

Date of Visit: May 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 5 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Julie58 10 reviews from this member

 Lovely site, friendly, helpful owners.

Beautifully terraced to take advantage of breathtaking views over Purbeck from the sea to Corfe castle.

Huge dog walk. Clean facilities. Just bliss. 

Date of Visit: August 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 6 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Imagem 3 reviews from this member

 Having stayed at downshay farm for the first time, we found the owners and their family very friendly,

During these times of covid 19 everything was put into place including hand sanitizer everywhere, and everyone was adhering to site rules pitching up 6 metres apart and following all the rules,

The views from the field we were in where absolutely stunning seeing the occasional puff of steam from the local steam railway at harman cross and the fabulous sunsets around corfe castle in the early evenings,

Sitting outside of tent till about 11:00pm most night watching the occasional bat fly past us and the owl hooting in the distance

We would fully recommend this camp site to anyone who is looking for a great family time away 

Date of Visit: July 2020 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: 3wisebears 2 reviews from this member

 We have been staying on this site for over 10 years and have never had a bad experience. Their Covid preparations were excellent - hand sanitiser stations everywhere!

The booking system worked very well, it felt very reassuring to know that numbers had been restricted.

The view of Corfe castle and the steam engines puffing along the track is idyllic. The sunsets are beautiful.

The location is fantastic but you do need a car.

Sadly there is no local pub within a short walking distance. 
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Date of Visit: July 2020 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 5 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Bikerh 1 review from this member

 Our third visit to this wonderful site and as before, Martin and Justine found to be very friendly and helpful. We do not use the toilet/shower block so unable to comment. We did notice that outsiders crept down the lane to use them.

This is a working farm site and for us it is quite entertaining, especially this time of year with the haymaking.

Spa shop/garage and station within easy reach. For those who like walking, this is an ideal location.

Hopefully will be back in October. 

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