Review for South Lytchett Manor Caravan and Camping Park

Country:                             England

Co-ordinates:                  50°44’22.8″N 2°03’19.5″W

Address:                              South Lytchett Manor Caravan and Camping Park,
                                                Dorchester Road, Lytchett Minster, Poole, Dorset
                                                BH16 6JB

Good for visiting:             Poole, Swanage, Corfe Castle, Weymouth, Bournemouth, Lulworth Cove

Phone:                                  01202 622577                 E info@southlytchettmanor.co.uk                                                 

Website:                              https://www.southlytchettmanor.co.uk/

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

Drainage?     

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)

Dishwashing area 

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

Excellent

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 🙂

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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)

The area

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 hated:-

Nothing

Moving On:

We headed home 😦

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