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 an area of hard standing in or outside the site, 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 (exclusive use)
  • TV reception: good
  • Unfenced water
  • WC (exclusive use)
  • Working farm

* Please confirm with owner

Prices

Extras

Price per night for extra car: £1.00

Price per night for awning: £1.00

Price per shower: £2.00

Pitches

Types of pitch: grass

Electric hook up available

Useful Info

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:
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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Awful site. Looked badly kept and untidy. Over run with nettles Turned round and drove straight out.
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Nice little site

Stayed for 4 nights in May. Good location for easy access to local area attractions. Ideal base for a cycling holiday. Easy access to site. Level pitches. Washroom/showers/WC all new and kept very tidy. Would recommend - we intend to return.
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Great central location for sight seeing

The site is on a working farm about 10 minutes from Dorchester.  It is in a good position for sight seeing - we went as far as Sidmouth in Devon, Bournmouth and the New Forest. There is a pub about 10 minutes drive away in another village. As well as providing electric, the site also provided a television aerial, which was good as we couldn't get anything using our own aerial.   The only negative was that we stayed when it was harvesting time, so the farm tractors were working late into the evening, and early in the morning which was quite noisy and dusty.  Other than this the site is nice and quiet.  
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A hidden gem

Just returned from 3 idyllic days away on this  beautiful, peaceful, tucked-away site and we are already planning when we can come back! We have two well-behaved dogs who like the freedom of being off-lead around the site, which was very much appreciated and "Dick's Plot" was absolutely perfect for us. The wet room shower (which we didn't use in the end) with 2 loos is tastefully fitted and very clean and an easy to use security lock makes it accessible at all times of the day/night.  5 mins away by car from Tesco supermarket on the edge of Dorchester is very handy. In the words of Arnold Schwarzenegger "I'll be back" ??

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Nice site

Stayed here for a week site flat grass cut short. Extra £2.00 a night for the use of showere and toilet was a bit steep especially when the next site I stayed on was only £12 all inclusive with shower and toilet. I know it was new but being a bit greedy to make the momey back

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