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Facilities on Site

We are very proud of the facilities block which has taken us into the 21st century, we offer excellent facilities, whilst still retaining the ethos and laid back feel.

Where ever possible we use recycled products, reclaimed or recyclable.

The exterior of the building is recycled Plastic Coat hanger, inside is recycled plastic made into waterproof construction boarding.

Fire Pits and BBQ's

Hiring a Fire Pit.

  • We offer 3 Options of Fire Pit hire.
  • Option 1 Includes the Fire pit, a 3 kg bag of Dorset charcoal, Kindling wood, 1 net of logs, Eco Fire-lighters and a Webber grill top to cook on. £30.00
  • Option 2 Includes the Fire pit, Kindling wood, Fire-lighters, a net of logs £22.00
  • Option 3 You can bring your own, but strictly no Fire baskets, washing machine drums, only purpose built solid bottomed pits and raised off of the ground. £5.00 fee to cover insurance and fire equipment.
  • Only seasoned wood may be burnt; no pallet wood, or off cuts of carpentry. Logs available to purchase in reception or the Honesty Shop when reception is shut.
  • All of the above are subject to our strict rules on the use of the fire pits
  • Fire Pit Page Click here for more information about our Fire Pits

Terms Of Hire and Safety

  • When using any outdoor fireplace make sure safety is your No 1 priority. Please familiarise yourself with the Fire Extinguishers on site.
  • Never leave a fire unattended and know how to use your fire safety equipment. Make sure your fire is out before going to bed at night even if it means filling a smouldering fire pit with water.
  • Don't sacrifice safety remember you are dealing with fire. Whenever a fire is lit there is a potential to cause damage to you, friends, family, your tent, caravan etc.
  • When starting any controlled fire, safety is the number one concern.
  • Do not tip ash around the camp site, this is a huge fire risk hazard , always use the metal containers provided.
  • Please always follow the safety instruction sheet supplied with your fire pit, only burn the seasoned wood provided.
  • Fire Hazard:-although very tempting, please do not try and create the biggest height of flames, our Fire pits are a safe size for our camp-site, so piling up logs too high creates a hazard as they may topple.
  • Strictly no going into the woods for firewood. We are under a woodland Management scheme. Thank You
  • Please read the above and accept our Terms before Hiring a Fire -Pit

BBQ's

  • Our terms of BBQ use are covered in the fire pit hire , but please follow these simple rules for any other BBQ's
  • Disposal BBQ,s please do not use directly on our grass, bricks are available for your use.
  • Strictly no BBQ,s inside of tents, Carbon Monoxide kills.
  • Ash's only to be emptied in the metal bins provided.
  • BBQ use at least 3 metres away from tents, units.
  • Lastly please make sure they are fully extinguished before retiring to bed.

How this works?

  • This hire is for the duration of your stay, extra nets of wood logs, charcoal, fire-lighters etc. can be purchased from reception.
  • Once booked we will deliver the fire-pit to your pitch, and set it up on level ground and raised bricks, to ensure the heat does not conduct down to the grass. This must be at least 3 metres from your tent or caravan.
  • Always start your fire with the kindling wood, if you are cooking first, add your charcoal, the Dorset Charcoal ignites quickly, so no need for fire-lighters, this is  ready to cook on in 15 minutes, this charcoal burns cleanly, and has a greater volume per Kg.
  • After you have enjoyed your BBQ, remove the grill top using tongs, (sorry not provided) allow to cool, then start to add the logs in a tripod fashion, this allow the air to circulate building up the heat in the centre , then sit back, enjoy and relax by your Fire-pit, toast your Marsh mallows, or make camp fire biscuits !!

General Facilities

Toilets & Showers/Accessibility Room:

  • 5 Ladies Showers, 5 Ladies toilets, 4 Wash hand basins, Hand Driers, Hair Dyer.
  • 5 Men's Showers, 3 Toilets, 3 Wash hand basins,
  • I urinal, Hand Dryers and Hair-dyer.
  • Accessibility room:
  • 1 toilet, 1 wash hand basin, 1 Hand dryer, 1 Hair dryer, 1 shower unit.
  • Please do not use facilities to wash up cooking utensils, cutlery, crockery, clothes. Outdoor sinks are provided.
  • No washing of cloths or shoes please, the nearest launderette is Wareham town. Thank you
  • Chemical Disposal Point:
  • There are chemical disposal points on the site.
  • Located in the Main field and the Alpaca Field
  • Environmentally Friendly compost loo's:
  • These save 8 litres of water every time you use them.
  • The golden rule to ensure these toilets work is to keep the toilet lid closed and use as instructed to make sure the separator can do it job, which is too keep liquids and solids separate, so boys no standing when using these toilets, we have put a urinal in one of the boy's cubicles should you not feel comfortable sitting. Supervision of young children at all times please.

Washing up Facilities:

  • 5 hot & cold sinks by the facilities block and cold water only on the woodland and glamping field.
  • Please do not wash cloth's, shoes etc. in these sinks.
  • Out of Season these may be turned off to prevent freezing in Winter.

Electrical Hook-ups:

  • 15 Electric Hookups:
  • Please see our electrical page as we are a rural site, so you must only use camping equipment whilst staying with us.

Terms Of Hire and Safety for Fire pits:

  • When using any outdoor fire-pit make sure safety is your No 1 priority. Please familiarise yourself with the Fire Extinguishers on site.
  • Never leave a fire unattended and know how to use your fire safety equipment. Make sure your fire is out before going to bed at night even if it means filling a smouldering fire pit with water.
  • Don't sacrifice safety remember you are dealing with fire. Whenever a fire is lit there is a potential to cause damage to you, friends, family, your tent, caravan etc.
  • When starting any controlled fire, safety is the number one concern.
  • Do not tip ash around the camp site, this is a huge fire risk hazard , always use the metal containers provided.
  • Please always follow the safety instruction sheet supplied with your fire pit, only burn the seasoned wood provided.
  • Fire Hazard:-although very tempting, please do not try and create the biggest height of flames, our Fire pits are a safe size for our camp-site, so piling up logs too high creates a hazard as they may topple.
  • Strictly no going into the woods for firewood. We are under a woodland Management scheme. Thank You
  • Please read the above and accept our Terms before Hiring a Fire-Pit.

Fridge & Freezer facility available:

  • Please label your goods to avoid confusion and can we ask you to Please clear your food out when you leave, please think of the health and hygiene of other users. Thank you
  • The freezer is for ice blocks only to allow everyone to keep their food chilled, strictly no frozen food, wine, cans etc.

Reception area: Open to Easter to September:

  • Out of the main season we have a welcoming reception which is open on demand
  • Bank Holidays and Summer Season
  • There is small seasonal reception which is open 9 -12  and 2 to 6 ( Summer season late on Fridays for late check in)
  • Here you can check-in, charge your phone and buy some local produce and essentials.
  • We also stock alpaca products, made from our very own alpaca wool famous for being warm and hypo-allergenic.
  • Freshly ground coffee and tea machine and alpaca products.
  • Local Supplies
  • Locally sourced meats, chutneys, breads, fresh milk etc. Your camp-fire essentials, logs, charcoal and kindling, and don't forget the marshmallows for those camp-fire moments.
  • Stocked with camp-site basic provisions.

Food & Drink:

  • The Parlour Patio is open in the summer months for a pop up bar serving local Ales & cider in the evening, out door kitchen preparing simple local dishes, from Mid July we offer background music on the patio for visitors to enjoy, without disturbing those who prefer to enjoy the peace and quiet.
  • Parlour Outdoor Kitchen: Only available in in High season and Bank Holidays - please enquire for special requests.
  • All allergies catered for, our famous Tear & Share meal has proved very popular, served from 6-8 in the evenings except Mondays
  • Old Dairy Parlour: A pop-up bar in the evening from 6-9 except Mondays

Things to do in the area

Monkey World
Monkey World
Set amongst the woodland of Dorset lays 65 acres of sanctuary for over 250 primates. Monkey World Dorset was set up in 1987 by Jim Cronin to provide abused Spanish beach chimps with a permanent, stable home.
Jurassic Coast
Jurassic Coast
The layers of sedimentary rock along the Jurassic Coast can be read like a book. They reveal the history of Earth across 185 million years and form a near complete record of the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.
Tank Museum
Tank Museum
Our exhibitions tell the story of armoured warfare from World War One to the present day. As you explore the Museum's six large halls you will come face to face with vehicles that have seen action in all the major wars.
Corfe Castle
Corfe Castle
Corfe Castle is a fortification standing above the village of the same name on the Isle of Purbeck in the English county of Dorset. Built by William the Conqueror, the castle dates to the 11th century and commands a gap in the Purbeck Hills on the route between Wareham and Swanage.
Sculpture by the Lakes
Sculpture by the Lakes
Nestled in 26 acres of Dorset's glorious countryside lies Sculpture by the Lakes, an oasis for art lovers and collectors alike created by renowned sculptor Simon Gudgeon and his wife, Monique.
Lawrence of Arabia
Lawrence of Arabia
Thomas Edward Lawrence, CB, DSO (16 August 1888 19 May 1935) was a British archaeologist, military officer, diplomat, and writer. He was renowned for his liaison role during the Sinai and Palestine Campaign and the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War.
National Trust
National Trust
The National trust in Dorset features some of its finest properties, coastline reserves and castles. Most properties are within half an hours drive from us and are ideal for a day outing.
Dorset County Museum
Dorset County Museum
Dorset County Museum is an independent museum. Owned and managed by the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society, it receives financial support from Dorset County Council and West Dorset District Council.
Campsite pitch map
Campsite pitch map
Ariel view of our campsite, showing all the pitches

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