The Manor House

Winterborne Monkton, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 9PT

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  • Dogs
  • Peaceful 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 new hard standing areas over the winter. The quarter acre plot is level and well maintained with lawned pitches, electric hook ups and TV aerials. 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. Phone reception may be mixed depending on mobile provider. 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, including our resident barn owl roosting in the barn opposite the CL).

With its central location, the site provides . 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.

In Winterborne Monkton, visitors can combine the convenience of being close to Dorchester, the historic county town, with the tranquillity 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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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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Lat 50.689781 / Lon -2.458359
OS field ref:
SY676879
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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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A working farm with fantastic facilities and lovely walks from the site

The Manor House
The manor house site is a pretty field on a working farm, easily accessed from the Dorchester to Weymouth Road. The owner Judy is very welcoming and communication regarding payment, directions and where to pitch was great. Judy couldn't possibly have done more to make us feel welcome The water and disposal areas were well kept and there is an information chalet which has plenty of useful tourist information. There are two hard standings which could be useful in winter or wet weather. There is a modern toilet/shower room just across the lane which were maintained and spotlessly clean. The code for the door was communicated prior to arrival but was also listed in the information hut. Television reception was good and each pitch were provided with a cable to ensure good connection Dorchester is only a mile or so away with a large Tesco’s nearby to ensure you don’t run out of anything. Weymouth is easily accessible as is Thomas Hardy’s birthplace and National Trust properties. Maiden Castle Iron Age Hill fort is just behind site, it’s a short walk from the site to the entrance and around it is a great circular walk. There is some road noise from the A354 but not enough to detract from a lovely bank holiday stay. Definitely a place we will return too

saradavi

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Reviewed on 20/04/2022 16:31

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Lovely CL in Dorset countryside

The Manor House
Have stayed on this CL twice in the last few months and both times throughly enjoyed ourselves. Judy (owner) is very welcoming and communication re payment, direction and where to pitch was great. Lovely area so scenic. If feeling fit Maiden castle hill fort is just behind site, Weymouth or Dorchester are a bus ride away. One point though traffic noise especially at rush hour and early morning but would certainly recommend this site.

Mrs AJ

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Reviewed on 27/03/2022 22:40

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Superb location for a winter visit

The Manor House
This lovely quiet site is located at the base of Maiden Castle just outside Dorchester making it ideal for exploring the area. The site has two spacious hard standing pitches available all year round as well as a paddock for summer. There is a toilet/ shower room across the yard which includes a seat for disabled users. The information hut on site had lots of information about the area including times for local buses to Dorchester and Weymouth. The bus stop is a five minute walk away on the main road with buses every 20 minutes. Dorchester is well worth a visit for its many museums. We particularly enjoyed the Dorset Museum which has a wide range of exhibits from natural history to Roman mosaics and a nice cafe). We also did a mountain bike ride to the Hardy Monument which had lovely views across Dorset farmland and to Portland (car park by monument if you fancy a less energetic visit). The site is very dark at night to ensure you bring a torch if venturing out after dark. A lovely peaceful site which is definitely worth a return visit.

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Reviewed on 20/01/2022 18:18

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The manor house site is a pretty field on a working farm , easily accessed from the Dorchester to Weymouth rd. Very quiet as hardly any through traffic. Judy, the host, is very helpful and accommodating. They have recently put in two large level concrete hardstandings to allow the site to be used year round. The toilet and wet room shower facilities are very modern and well maintained in a stone building . We have stayed twice now and have walked and cycled from the site. The south dorset ridgeway walk to Hardy’s monument is accessible and even nearer is the magnificent Maiden castle with a footpath just at the rear of the site, Dorchester & Weymouth are both easily accessible . There is a large Tesco's at walking distance. We enjoyed all the bird life around the farm from Tawny owls to longtailed tits and sparrow hawks . For more birdwatching Lodmoor and Radipole reserves are easy to reach in Weymouth . Chesil beach and Portland bill are an easy drive .

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Reviewed on 26/12/2021 18:02

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A find which exceeded all our expectations and is highly recommended !

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This is a gem of a site where we have just returned from meeting up with friends for a perfect break together. The pitches are large firm mowed grass and the modern shower and toilet facilities were maintained spotlessly clean. Judy greeted us the first afternoon and was extremely helpful with walking suggestions during our stay. It proved to be an ideal country setting from which we discovered not only the wonders of Maiden Castle but also the far reaching panoramic views from walking the South Dorset Ridgeway. The Brewer's Arms in Martinstown was welcoming and served good quality food and beer. We will certainly look to return when next visiting the area.

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