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 (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

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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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Lovely Site

A lovely little hamlet tucked under Maiden Castle: this is one of the nicest sites we have been to. There is a bus stop a 5 minute walk away with regular busses to Dorchester or Weymouth: the Dorchester Tesco being pretty much the next stop heading north. 300 yards down a quiet lane there is a foot path up to Maiden Castle and the circular walk around the ramparts will take you about an hour and gives you a spectacular view of this part of South Dorset. The wet room, suitable for the disabled, and w.c are excellent and kept beautifully clean. The facilities are shared with the nearby small Dick's Plot site so you may have to be prepared to queue. We will be back.
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Nice CL in good location.

Our second visit to this CL. We were on the main CL which is close to the barn where there is a resident Barn Owl. It was nice to see the owl flying at Dusk. We used our own facilities but for those who need it there is a loo and shower available for £2 per couple per day. The CL area is fairly level and well kept. Area adjacent to the CL is natural countryside which is ideal for the wildlife. We took the bus to Weymouth and Dorchester, and the Jurasic Coaster buses can be used to get to many places of interest from both Locations. Owner called late each afternoon when there were new arrivals.
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Great location

A lovely CL with good access to beautiful walking, or the seaside town of Weymouth and quaint town of Dorchester. Always enjoy watching the resident barn owl! Excellent wet shower room for an extra £2 a night. Some traffic noise but not too invasive. Easy access and level pitches.

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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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