Barn House Retreat
Moens Farm, Uploaders, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 4PHView on map
Why stay here ...
The Barnhouse Retreat CL site is situated towards the Eastern end of the Askers Valley, near to both Egardon and Shipton Hill. The well-presented and level site is a new enterprise for the farm and enjoys a peaceful position behind the main farmhouse. The A35 is 300 metres away along a country road, giving convenient access to larger vehicles.
Just 3 miles west of the site with easy access, parking and a regular bus service is the historic market town of Bridport, close to the old fishing harbour of West Bay, both of which featured in the TV series' Broadchurch and Harbour Lights. Bridport offers essential provisioning from 4 supermarkets, renowned restaurants and bistros and a twice weekly street market.
Burton Bradstock Beach which is a National Trust site, is a little further east along the coast, not far from another jewel of the Jurassic Coast, Golden Cap. Further afield are the towns of Lyme Regis, the inner harbour of which, The Cobb, was the location of The French Lieutenants Woman film. Driving along the coastal roads, Weymouth, Osmington and Lulworth are within easy driving distance, or head inland to the market towns of Beaminster, Crewkerne or Sherborne. The county town of Dorchester, the birthplace and home of Thomas Hardy is certainly worth a visit, along with the architectural diversity of Prince Charles' new Village of Poundbury.
Barhhouse Retreat has much to offer for leisure activities, situated adjacent to a footpath, which meanders down through the Asker valley, excellent for ramblers or dog walkers. There are 2 public houses within walking distance of the site. For our visitors who enjoy cycling, there are pleasant and enticing routes for all levels of experience. Take the valley road to Bridport, via the linear villages of Uploaders and Loders and enjoy the patchwork of fields full of crops or livestock, offering everything from a gentle short circular route to a more challenging cardio work out. Accept the challenge of Shipton or Eggardon Hill, you will be rewarded with 360 degree spectacular views. As for fishing or seafood, well like much of Dorset, you are in the heart of the countryside but close to the coast you will not find finer opportunaties anywhere.
Prices quoted include hook-up points and external Wi-Fi (code given on arrival). Mobile phone reception is reasonable. Television reception is best with Dish, Modern Aerial or SMART TV taking signal from the free site wifi.
Two well behaved dogs are welcomed per unit. A range of leaflets and maps are available on site from the information cabin or ask the proprietor, who's family have lived, farmed and worked in Dorset for many generations.
New additions to our site for 2021.
Each pitch now has it's own drinking water tap.
A Rolec 3.6 KW type 2 Car Charger Point (untethered) has been installed on site and is available for an additional cost depending on type of electric vehicle. Please mention when booking.
To book please telephone or email. Bookings require a non returnable deposit of £5 per night by bank transfer or if short notice payment can be on arrival. Balance payable on arrival or bank transfer if preferred. Unannounced guests very welcome, but please ring on the day to check availability.
Latest arrival time: 10:00 PM
Latest departure time: 11:00 AM
Electric amperage: 16
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- DT6 4PH
- Lat 50.735701 / Lon -2.692402
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- Buses go to: Dorchester, Bridport
- Daily public transport within 1 mile
- Nearest port: Poole (35 miles)
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