Co-ordinates: 50°44’22.8″N 2°03’19.5″W
Dorchester Road, Lytchett Minster, Poole, Dorset
Good for visiting: Poole, Swanage, Corfe Castle, Weymouth, Bournemouth, Lulworth Cove
Date Visited: 22nd April – 25th April 2021
Questions:- (This review is from the point of view of motorhomers driving a Bessacarr 769 tag axle – 8.56m)
What are the pitches like?
Large hard-standings with grass to the side. Very generous sized pitches. Easy to level up. Also some grass pitches, and some ‘super’ pitches. Very well laid out so that this large site doesn’t feel so large
Is there water on each pitch?
No, but plenty of water taps available (eg. 1 between each 2-3 pitches – on the electricity post)
Also TV point on the electric post – which was needed
What is the electric like?
Excellent, 16amp. Absolutely no problems
Yes – in front of the middle amenities block
What’s the site access like?
Excellent access from the main road. It is immediately after the bus-stop when approaching from the A35 (we overshot!)
What are the Sanitary facilities like?
3 facilities blocks. We were happy to discover that they were actually allowed to open after all (not the showers though…)
Very well kept, very clean. Piped music too 🙂
Toilets: In the middle block (the open one when we visited); the ladies had 4 cubicles, plus 4 shower cubicles, a baby change cubicle (including another toilet) and 2 wash cubicles. The gents was the same with the addition of urinals. There is also a separate disabled toilet
Toilet paper provided? Yes; plentiful Showers: Unable to comment, or even see as these were still locked
What other facilities are there?
Bins (including recycling) and CWD (x 4 – at least)
Laundry (including washing line)
Reception hut with plentiful leaflets / Book swap in an old telephone box
Onsite shop and coffee shop with daily fresh bread and cakes
Children’s playground / meadow for ball games including a table-tennis table
Chickens 🙂 Bike hire; Dog walk; Walk around pond (with ducks)
Motorhome service area
Several onsite wardens. Very friendly and approachable
Is there any internet; if so how much and how good?
Yes, free wi-fi. For browsing, not streaming
How much is it?
We paid £26.50 per night including electric.
What’s the area like?
Lovely area. There are several circular walks from the site (we did the 4.5 mile one – which was actually about 5 miles!) 2 pubs within walking distance – 1 about 15 minutes walk, the other a bit further about 25-30 mins walk.
There is a craft centre about 3 mins walk away along a footpath direct from the site – housing a working pottery, a couple of craft shops, a wood carver, chocolate shop, florist and cafe. Well worth a visit 🙂
The bus-stop is at the entrance to the park and takes you to Poole one way and towards Swanage the other way (with stops for Corfe Castle and Lulworth Cove)
No. The only reason being the proximity to the A35. Whilst I was able to block out the traffic noise, Calv simply can’t. It is absolutely the only negative to this site, and if it wasn’t for this it would be a resounding yes. It is also, of course, close to Bournemouth Airport
The pitches and layout of the site
The history of the site
We didn’t like so much:-
The traffic noise from the A35
We headed home 😦
There will be a post 🙂