Lower Farm Caravan Site

Gussage St Michael, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 5HZ

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  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Peaceful stays
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

My CL site is in a secluded field close to farm buildings and my farmhouse nearby.

The working family farm is part of the Cranborne Chase in an area containing many Iron Age earthworks and forms part of an AONB.

There are many miles of Bridleways and Footpaths which can be accessed directly from the site, making it particularly suitable for walking and cross-country cycling.

Some bridleways rise to 385ft and offer superb views over the Cranborne Chase and North Dorset.

The farm has won several awards for its projects creating habitats for wild life and botanical species, which can frequently be seen in their natural environment.

The site offers each pitch with a hard standing and lawn area, electric hook-up (on £1 or £2 coin meter), Greywaste outlet, shared water point and Wi-Fi.

Well behaved children and dogs are welcome.

Private visits can sometimes be arranged to a local museum which contains many ancient artifacts from the local area.

Places of interest within a 20 mile radius include Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral, The New Forest, Isle of Purbeck and Poole Harbour.

The world famous Great Dorset Steam Fair which is held at the end of August/early September is only 4 miles away.

Short Breaks: Special Offer 4 nights 12 noon Monday-12 noon Fariday: £42.00

Grey Waste - some shared water points, enabling a supply by tap or pitch occupiers own hose.

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Information room
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi
  • Working farm

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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

0.5 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Lat 50.903531 / Lon -2.018693
OS field ref:
ST988117
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Transport links

  • Nearest port: Poole (20 miles)

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Beautiful stop over to South West.

I've chosen the worst weekend to start my south west tour with severe weather warnings and gale force winds but I chose a great site to stop over. Ann was helpful in suggesting a more sheltered pitch and where to walk. I found an old Roman road and fantastic bridleways and wish I was on horse back for canter. Excellent free WiFi so didn't bother with the tv to save my electricity. This is on a meter that accepts £1 or £2 coins but I barely used any of the credit already there and only replaced a £. Very quiet and peaceful.

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Peaceful escape

We decided at the last minute to have a one night escape and contacted Ann by email late on Friday about availability for Saturday. She replied promptly early on Saturday and as soon as my husband got home from work we were off. The site is only about 30mins away and we got there in daylight and were soon set up and enjoying a glass of wine. The site is easy to find and access. It’s nicely laid out with views across fields and trees. We enjoyed watching the antics of pheasants and a hare running around the adjacent field. The electric meters work well allowing you to choose whether or not you use the EHU. All the waste facilities and meters are contained in the little shed and having water and grey waste on the pitch is great. We thoroughly enjoyed our peaceful escape and will definitely be back, probably with friends or family.
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Our Second time here, and we look forward to our next visit. Each time that we have been the sun has shone, this time some of the fields had more Cowslips that I have ever seen in one place. Over all we have found the site excellent value. My wife even saw a Bustard, and it landed on top of the caravan!!

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Muddy

A quiet CL with no traffic noise and good Wi-Fi included in the price. Mobile phone and TV reception were also good. The CL is a fenced off corner of an arable field which it overlooks with a communal strip of grass along its front. Farm buildings and a bridleway screened by hedges are on the other two sides. The CL is accessed by its own farm track with spurs off for each of the 5 hard standings. Each hard standing has its own electric hook-up, picnic bench and area of grass. 4 pitches are quite close to each other in a row at the back of the site and are alternatively serviced and un-serviced. The un-serviced hard standings are narrower and use their neighbours’ water facilities. The 5th pitch is serviced and sits on its own at the front of the site. As we witnessed, manoeuvring a caravan onto the far pitches can be a struggle when the adjacent ones are occupied with caravans and parked cars. With good reason the owner is keen to keep cars off the grass which is very soft and slippery in the wet. Our hard standing and the track were firm but when it rained their surfaces did not drain and turned to mud. Surface water flowed under the awning. It was too wet and muddy to put a mat down. This made getting in and out of the caravan and keeping it clean and dry on the inside a challenge. We used electricity to keep the cold and damp at bay which increased the daily cost of the pitch from £13 to about £17. There is plenty of walking and interesting countryside to explore from the site. Cycling on the quiet local roads is also a possibility. The pleasant pub in the neighbouring village of Gussage All Saints is within easy reach. A village shop is a 10 min drive away. Bigger shops are further afield.
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Beautiful

We only live 20 mins away but came here to try out our motorhome for the first time. What a beautiful place, so peaceful and lovely walks from the door. Extremely friendly welcome from Ann who showed us how the meters work, where the bins were and local information, all in a shed on the site. Nice lawned area where we were able to throw the ball for the dogs but as I say, walks from the site are plentiful. Only minor criticism is that although all hard standing we were unable to get our motorhome level, although this may have just been our pitch (no. 1). It wasn't drastic, just felt we were running downhill a bit. All in all a wonderful site, especially for walkers and dog owners. We have 3 dogs and although only 20 mins away will be returning to this site many times in the future.
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