The Manor House

Winterborne Monkton, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 9PT

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Families
  • 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 for single and double axle outfits, along a lane with passing places. Motorhomes have the option of using hard standing areas particularly during the winter. The quarter acre plot is level and well maintained with lawned pitches, electric hook ups and TV aerials. Optional shower and toilet facilities, with disabled access, have proved a popular addition, and are situated in a stone building opposite the entrance. A wooden chalet contains essential information for new visitors. Although we are not able to offer wi-fi, a new mast in the area has improved reception for mobile networks (particularly Vodafone).

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 accessibility to all parts of Dorset. A bus service operates approximately every 20 minutes between Dorchester and Weymouth; the bus stops are an easy 10 minute walk from the village. 

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

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:
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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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Terrific Location

Stayed for 6 nights at this exceptional site, immaculate facilities on a well maintained field. We were made very welcome by Judy and made to feel at home. I would highly recommend this site.
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Good location

The CL is ideally located just off the main road between Dorchester and Weymouth, there is a little road noise but nothing to worry about. Care needs to be taken when arriving and departing as some of the bushes at the entrance to the CL could do with a trim. The site is level and flat with plenty of room between the pitches. The lawn is kept short and the grass is collected which we find is a huge bonus. The information room was good, I particularly enjoyed reading about the history of the farm and its occupants. The facilities are shared with another site just up the lane. This is the first CL we have been on that charges by caravan length, plus there is an extra charge for an awning and to use the toilet and shower. The owners were away for most of our stay but the lady looking after the site was very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed watching the owls every night as they left their roost and also saw lots of other bird life in the hedges around the CL plus there is lots to do and see in the local area and found the walking and cycling excellent. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely return.
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Peaceful retreat

Just returned from a perfect relaxing weekend, well kept site, made to feel very welcome and the church lovely. No doubt about it we will be returning.
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Another great stay!

Judy is so welcoming at this lovely little CL site. Fantastic wet room, level pitches and surroundings. Easy access to Dorchester and Weymouth and lovely walks from the site.

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Thanks to Judy and her friend Rowena (who took the reins when the family were on holiday) for making us feel at home. Lovely site. The shower and toilet facilities were worth the £2.00 per night per van. Regular buses to Dorchester and Weymouth can be caught at the end of the lane 2 mins walk away. We were lucky to stay when the owlets were near to leaving the nest as the adults were feeding them through the day yes in the day beautiful birds. Will have to return as we never got round to walking up Maiden Hill Fort.
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