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Reviews of Downshay Farm Camping And Touring

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Downshay Farm Camping And Touring
Haycrafts Lane
Dorset   (Browse area)
BH19 3EB
Tel: 01929 480316
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Open: 30/03/2024 to 31/10/2024

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 106 Reviews
                9/10 from 106 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: May 2023 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Dumbrill 6 reviews from this member

 Lovely relaxed campsite with good facilities.

The stand out feature of this site is the view of Corfe castle that you will never tire of looking at.

The drawback is that all the pitches are on a slope.

But overall a great site in a fantastic location. 

Date of Visit: August 2022  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 5 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Alain 1 review from this member

 We love Downshay Farm.

We were there again this year and had lovely weather again.

We walked to Chapmans Pool, Dancing Ledge, Corfe, and Swanage. We drank beer at the Square and Compass. We swam in the sea.

The only down side of Downshay is the slope of the fields (the clue is in the name) but we always manage to find a flatish spot.

It never gets overcrowded, you can always get a shower, toilet or washing up spot. It's not even noisy, apart from the owls. Dogs are on leads, there's no electric hook ups, and you have to walk a bit to get water (these are all good things. 

Date of Visit: August 2022  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Lizzyp 1 review from this member

 It was our first visit with friends, beautiful views,

Great open spaces for the kids ages 7-13 and some rope swings and nice to have freedom to roam.

Great facilities which were kept clean and lovely service from those running it.

We would definitely go back 
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Date of Visit: August 2022  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 7 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Kathry 1 review from this member

 Lovely spacious campsite with clean facilities and a beautiful view of Corfe castle.

We watched the sun set over the castle in the evenings, and had a great view othe stars at night.

Lots of places to visit in the area.

There is a mobile shop every morning and a Spar convenience store selling groceries at the nearby garage (walking distance). 
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Date of Visit: July 2022  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Young couple
Reviewer: Linus6 1 review from this member

 Loved everything about it! Lots of space between groups, very clean toilets, showers and washing up sinks.

Topped off by an amazing view down the valley towards Corfe castle!

Freezers and phone charging points a real bonus.

Quiet site too, with no noise from roads etc.

Great location - 5 mins from Swanage and Worth Matravers, for shops, beaches and scenic walks!

Will definitely be back. 


Date of Visit: April 2022  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Debora 2 reviews 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 24 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 3 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 2 reviews 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, 

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