Barn House Retreat

Moens Farm, Uploaders, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 4PH

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  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Working farm

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.

Facilities on site ...

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

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Latest arrival time: 10:00 PM

Latest departure time: 11:00 AM

0.6 acres

Electric amperage: 16

Lawned site

Recycling Facilities

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Postcode:
DT6 4PH
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Lat 50.735701 / Lon -2.692402
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SY512931
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Dorchester, Bridport
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Poole (35 miles)

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Excellent CL, welcoming and helpful owners and free Wifi a great bonus.

Barn House Retreat
I can only confirm all the very positive reviews to say this is indeed an exemplary CL in every way. It is newly established and much expense and thought has been put into the layout and facilities, which are kept very clean and well organised, especially the toilet emptying point and recycling area. The level hardstandings are very well constructed. Len is very friendly and likes a good conversation, covering many aspects of the area, and was very helpful when we seemed to have a problem with the caravan, which actually corrected itself. Free WiFi was an very much appreciated bonus, still rarely offered on CLs. The location is peaceful, on a quiet lane along which we enjoyed walks to the local village Uploders, and although there is some traffic noise from the A35, its nearness meant very easy access to Bridport, Lyme Regis, Dorchester and Poole during our stay. Bridport is a fascinating town with many independent shops, while Dorchester occupied us for two days, visiting Hardy's Max Gate and the excellent Dorset Museum. The famous Dorset coast and path is also easily accessible from the site, at Burton Bradstock.

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Reviewed on 04/11/2021 07:43

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Great Site .

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We stayed on this lovely site for 4 nights would have loved to have had longer which will definitely be next time. Len was very friendly and very helpful and of course Jess the dog wanted to round us up and put in a pen 😂 , Take Care Len .

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Reviewed on 28/09/2021 16:28

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What a site, Just got back after spending 4 nights at Barn House Retreat and we wished we booked more, We got an email the day before as Len was going to be out telling us the pitch no and wifi password Yes Free Wifi and it was good speed as well, Len came round and introduced himself to us and pointed the waste and water points, always had time for a chat, Jess the sheep dog always came for a stroke. Great site and the area is brill and will be making a return trip in near future, Thanks Len, Linda and Jess

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Reviewed on 23/09/2021 20:58

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We have just returned from a 5 night stay. The site was everything we wished for, from the level quiet site to the superb location for the section of coast that we wanted to explore. Len was the perfect host who told us everything we wanted to know, from walks to the best pub ! His companion Jess was the sweetest dog and we laughed every time we left the site as she rounded us up as though we were a flock of sheep. All round cracking site and holiday Thanks Kevin

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Had a lovely ten night stay here and was made to feel very welcome from the start to end of it. We really liked the location being so handy to get into Bridport town and also the lovely beaches nearby. The children particularly enjoyed these. Also Jess the dog is so lovely and made us smile with her attempts to round everything and anyone up. We will definitely be back. Thanks Len and Sandra.

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Reviewed on 29/07/2021 22:38

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