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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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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Absolutely perfect

This is beyond doubt the perfect site for us. Len welcomed us to his lovely site and made us feel at home straight away. If you like walking/cycling in stunning countryside then this is the site for you. If you like exploring further afield then there's plenty of places to visit within a few miles of the site. If you just want to relax and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the countryside then this is definitely the place for you. We have put this CL at the top of our list to visit again. Thank you Len and Sandra for a great reasonably priced, clean, spacious and well thought out CL.

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Another superb find....sshhh..Secret !

Just spent 10 nights at this cracking CL ! OK so the weather wasn't the greatest but it would've been the same if we had stayed at home....wet... the site remained dry despite several lousy downpours during our stay. Covid 19 rules 'n regs were very well managed and sorted, it's clear to see that Len (CL owner) was well on top of it all. This is a new CL and it is obvious that Len & Sandra have Invested a huge amount of thought, hard work and money into making this a lovely place to stay and there are more improvements to follow over the "closed season". There is oodles of space on and around each pitch with outdoor seats on the grass banking to sit and catch the Sun and fresh air. Len also has a large field nearby where you can exercise your Dog (and yourselves !). Site not far from Hive Beach (National Trust)at Burton Bradstock, West bay is also a nice place to while away a few hours with Charmouth and Lyme Regis also nearby, there is lots to see in this lovely part of Dorset. Thanks again Len, hope to see you next year (Covid permitting !)
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A super CL

We have just stayed at the Barn House Retreat for ten nights. It is a lovely little CL nestled just off the main road, but is very quiet with very little road noise. The welcome from Len, and Jess, was good, he even pointed us in the direction of a couple of his fields where we could run our dog off her lead. Everything was spotless there, even the recycling bins were emptied twice a day and had hand sanitizer present. The information shed was handy to show local places to visit and eat, with up to date menus and prices. A big thank you to Len and family.
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Excellent & friendly site

Having just spent 5 nights at this site I cannot recommend it highly enough. The welcome was friendly & efficient, giving me all the information I needed about the site. The pitches were ample in size, level & clean. The facilities at the site were clean & very easily accessible. The owners were helpful beyond what I should have needed, taking delivery of a new battery for me & charging it. Jess, the site dog, was very friendly too & took no notice of the other dogs on site. This site is one I will definitely stay at again, lots more places to visit in the location.
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Friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming owner.

Len couldn’t be more helpful or knowledgeable about the area. We stayed for 10 nights and highly recommend this lovely CL to stay! The site is beautiful, Well maintained and cared for even thought this is a new site it is clear to see this will always be the case. Located off main road in a valley so it’s peaceful but within easy access 20 - 30 mins to all main locations/ attractions. Good recycling system in a clean barn, easy to fill and empty van. We have a large Motorhome and wanted to stay on the grass pitch but there are hard standing with electrics too. Large and wide Gravel drive to access all pitches . Good dog walking route close by although a few steep wooden steps to access this, So if you have older dogs best to keep them within the camping field. We enjoy Road biking, which was easy to do along the back county lanes, which are mostly single track with a good rage of steep climbs and descents.Ideal location!

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