Five Oaks

Semley Hollow, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 9AG

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Ideal for ...

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

Why stay here ...

Five Oaks CL is on a working farm nestled in one of North Dorset's most beautiful valleys. A peaceful place in the country with natural organic meadows surrounding the campsite. There is an abundance of wild flowers, and mature trees throughout the farm, which attracts many types of wild life. It is an idyllic place to relax and unwind. Yet only 1.5 miles from the historic hill top town of Shaftesbury with the famous Gold Hill and the ancient Abbey ruins, resting place of  Saxon King Canute. The surrounding area has a lot to offer visitors, with Longleat House and Safari Park, Wardour Castle, Monkey World, Tank Museum, Sparkford Car Museum, Yeovilton Air Museum, and Stonehenge all within a thirty minute drive. Annually our local town hosts the agricultural show and carnival and  nearby the Great Dorset Steam Fair.

The farm is situated down a private drive visible from the A350. Beyond the farm you will pass through a small commercial site (Lower Liston Farm Caravan Park) to access my Five Oaks CL, which has large individual pitches with electric points and water. There is an allocated toilet and shower on the commercial site, along with washing-up and laundry that members staying on the CL can use. WiFi is available and free on site. Dogs are welcome as long as they are not allowed to roam freely on the site and exercised in the designated walking area.

From the CL there is a footpath for those who like a stroll, this leads to a network of paths for the more serious walker. There are villages from these paths, here they have a local shop and local country pubs where you can stop for food and beverages.

 

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Information room
  • Laundry facilities
  • Recycling facilities
  • Shower (exclusive use)
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (exclusive use)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Working farm

Prices

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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

1 acres

Electric amperage: 16

Commercial site adjacent

Lawned site

Recycling Facilities

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Postcode:
SP7 9AG
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GPS:
Lat 51.038911 / Lon -2.185314
OS field ref:
ST871266
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Nearest port: Poole (35 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Gillingham
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Perfect for autumn half term stay

Five Oaks
Peaceful, spacious site with excellent level pitches. Lovely views over fields. Good access from main road. Wifi was a welcome bonus. We chose this site for its proximity to a number of English Heritage castles and had a great week visiting places we'd never been to before.

Venus13

Caravanner from Hampshire

Reviewed on 05/11/2021 16:04

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Super little site

Five Oaks
This site must rank as one of the best CLs we have ever stayed on. The facilities are very good indeed, including the chemical waste points (which as many will know are often pretty dreadful on many CLs). The site owner has clearly gone to a lot of expense and effort to landscape the site and plumb-in fresh water and grey waste drainage on every pitch. Also, he could not have been more helpful with information about the local footpaths etc. The walk back through the forest from Shaftesbury was really lovely. It is also possible to get a bus from Shaftesbury to Motcombe, and then walk across the fields back to the site. If I had one (minor) criticism, it is that the wi-fi at the far end of the site is poor. BUT it's free, so you can't expect everything. It was really no trouble to walk closer to the aerial to get a useable connection. So, all in all a great CL, which we will definitely visit again.

Geoffn1

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Reviewed on 25/10/2021 17:15

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What a lovely Site

Five Oaks
Brilliant site, very well maintained and run. Excellent security, which was nice. Very well laid out with plenty of space per pitch and nice having water/drainage for each pitch. Great toilets/showers and nice having a washing machine/tumble dryer on site if needed. Graham was very helpful especially after some very inclement weather. Although the train line is not far from the site, it most certainly didn’t spoil the holiday and actually we didn’t really notice it after a day. Good dog area and waste bins. Great value for money, would highly recommend to anyone.

The Adamss Family

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Reviewed on 22/10/2021 18:00

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Five Oaks
We’ve just returned from a long weekend at this lovely little site one of the best CLs we’ve stayed on. The pitches are large, the showers and toilets are spotless and the views with the occasional deer in the fields amazing. The owners are so helpful and friendly as well, what’s not to like thoroughly recommend it

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Reviewed on 20/10/2021 20:56

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Five Oaks
This site is extremely well kept with excellent facilities. Graham and Andrea make sure you have a perfect stay and are available at all times. If you like walking it is perfectly located and there are guides available in the reception for your use. We would definitely recommend this site and intend to return.

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Reviewed on 15/09/2021 19:11

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