The Manor House

Winterborne Monkton, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 9PT

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Ideal for ...

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

Why stay here ...

Charles and Judy Norman welcome visitors to their CL at Winterborne Monkton set in the heart of a Victorian hamlet consisting of a working farm, cottages and a church. The site is close to the A354 with good access along a lane with passing places. Motorhomes have the option of using two hard standing areas over the winter. The quarter acre plot is level and well maintained with lawned pitches, electric hook ups, free high speed wi-fi and TV leads. Excellent shower and toilet facilities, with disabled access, are situated in a stone building opposite the site entrance. A wooden chalet contains essential information for new visitors. Bus stops for regular services to Weymouth/Dorchester are an easy 10 minute walk from the village, and our location allows good accessibility to all parts of Dorset.

Unspoilt farmland extends beyond the site, along the South Winterborne valley and up to the ramparts of Maiden Castle. This huge and ancient monument can be reached on foot from the village and is especially popular for its circular walks and panoramic views. Nature lovers will find a good variety of wildlife around the site (an RSPB survey found 39 species of birds on the farm).

In Winterborne Monkton, visitors can combine the convenience of being close to Dorchester, the historic county town, with the experience of staying in a rural location of outstanding natural beauty.

Facilities on site ...

  • Disabled facilities*
  • Dog walk from site
  • Information room
  • Recycling facilities
  • Shower (shared use)
  • TV reception: good
  • Unfenced water
  • WC (non-exclusive use)
  • Working farm

* Please confirm with owner

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Useful Info

Latest arrival time: 10:00 PM

Latest departure time: 12:00 PM

0.25 acres

Electric amperage: 16

Lawned site

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Postcode:
DT2 9PT
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GPS:
Lat 50.689781 / Lon -2.458359
OS field ref:
SY676879
OS map ref:
194

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Weymouth, Dorchester, Axminster, Salisbury
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Poole (20 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Dorchester South
  • Train station within 5 miles

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The Manor House
Nice little site with easy access to Dorchester by car, bus or walking. Clean toilets and showers. EHU included. Far enough from road for a peaceful night. Friendly welcome. After a very wet winter and spring part of field was very boggy but the slot we were given was dry enough to take our small campervan.

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Reviewed on 08/04/2024 10:26

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one night get away

The Manor House
working farm, clean shower and toilets, ehu and hardstanding the weather turned so never got to walk to the castle, will return as we only live 45 mins away but nice change of scenery

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Reviewed on 05/04/2024 10:56

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The Manor House
A real working farmyard in a lovely old hamlet. Walk at the back of the site to a castle. Unfortunately the weather was too bad for us to complete it. Nice stream behind and good views. Two hardstandings for when the weather is bad which we used one of. EHU and water facilities. Will return when weather is better

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Perfectly placed for a peaceful stay

The Manor House
One of our regular sites, lovely and peaceful, ideally placed for bus service to Dorchester and Weymouth. Good clean facilities, beautiful walks all around. Will be returning, lots of walks for the cat.

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Reviewed on 29/12/2023 09:13

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Lovely site and great host

The Manor House
The Manor House is a lovely site set in a working farm. The site is well drained and the lush grass was well cut and wasn't full of clippings. Judy was a great host who ensured we knew where to pitch before we arrived and made us feel very welcome. The toilet and shower facilities were clean and there was a useful 'info hut'. The site has easy walking access to Maiden Castle which was great for our springer. The site is located just south of Dorchester which makes it a great base to explore the fantastic county of Dorset.

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Reviewed on 29/10/2023 17:42

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