Lower Liston Caravan Park

Lower Liston Farm, 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 ...

Lower Liston Farm is 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 to access the 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. 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 campsite 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.

The farm has a riding school run by qualified instructors, and horses of all sizes. If you would like to experience a lesson there is a discount for Club members.

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

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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

1 acres

Electric amperage: 16

Lawned site

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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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What an amazing find! Small site with big facilities!

We have just returned from a four night stay at Lower Liston - 2 caravans and 1 motorhome - and we simply didn't want to leave! The site is beautifully kept and our pitches were fully serviced, with EHU, water and grey waste on each pitch. The shower block and toilets were open (with restricted access due to the Covid guidelines) but they were spotlessly clean and very well maintained. The rubbish bins were all clearly marked for each type of waste and there was a dishwashing area that included a washing machine and tumble dryer that could be paid for with tokens that you purchase at reception. And as for the chemical waste disposal............ I have never seen such an incredibly well appointed place to empty your toilet waste!! Fantastic! The owners (Graham & Andrea) were extremely helpful, very friendly and happy to provide all the information you needed, including a map of a lovely walk to the local pub!! This is without doubt the best CL site that we have ever used and we can't wait to go back - our thanks go to Graham & Andrea for making our short stay such a memorable one!! See you again soon.
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Struggled to find decent walks nearby

Stayed at this site a few weeks ago. The site itself is clean and tidy and the toilet block, whilst rather dated, was clean and the showers nice and hot. They have sorted the Covid-19 logistics well enough. The site is adjacent to a railway line so you do get the trains whooshing by but that wasn't too much of a problem. The only problem we had was finding a decent dog walk. The trade-off for staying on a site that is really quiet is that inevitably it is in the middle of no-where. There are no walks direct from the site that take you anywhere - just into the next field. The local village is some 30 minute walk away and you have to walk in the road. Even the people who greeted us said that they had never successfully navigated the footpath to Shaftesbury. If you want a site that is just outside a village with things you can walk to (shop/pub etc) then this isn't the site for you. If you want to be able to disappear into local footpaths and trails straight from the site then this isn't for you If you want to chill in a well tended and clean site in the Dorset countryside then we would say this is a good choice. We hope this review from the perspective of a dog owner helps.

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Thank you for your review. The CL Owner has been in touch as they work really hard to ensure everyone has a wonderful time at their site. We are sorry that you feel the toilet block was dated. The toilet blocks are only seven years old and always kept well maintained and clean. If you visit again please note there are many wonderful walks in close proximity to the site and the CL owner has lots of information on nearby and local walks in the reception which guests of the site have access to. You can see from the previous 5 star reviews that members have enjoyed walks from the CL Site in the nearby fields. We hope this helps if you visit the site again in the future. 

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Wow! The best CL we've ever stayed at.

There are both hard standing and grass pitches. Most are full service with electric, water, grey waste and a communal TV aerial socket (really no need for that as our caravan aerial did the job just fine). And to cap it all decent WiFi throughout the site at no extra charge! Great pride is taken in the site with well cut and cared for grass areas. Excellent hard surfaces and everything is very neat and tidy. The site is 100s of yards away from the road so very quiet. As others have commented there is a train line a little way away but it really does not disturb. The train is only 3 carriages long so is gone in a flash. No light pollution so the night sky is very clear. Well thought out and implemented Covid-19 procedures for toilet and shower access which are immaculately clean. However, there is a downside for us - the site is adults only. Often we take our 5 year old grandson away with us and would love to come back here with him. This will limit how often we can have a long weekend at this newly discovered fabulous site.
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Very Good Little Site

This is a very well set up and cared for site. Although it didn't bother us at, all you really need to think of it as a small camp site. There are 5 pitches a little separate from around 8 or 9 other pitches but the showers and toilet waste facilities are used by all pitches. Most pitches appear to be serviced so there is no problem with water. As other people have said, we were a little worried about the trains but they were not a problem. The walk to Shaftesbury is largely a nice 3 mile (according to the OS Maps app) route with some difficulties at the moment due to a new housing estate being built on part of the path. Overall a nice site.

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Third Visit Even Better

On our third visit we thought we would know exactly what we would be getting. There are great views, and pitches and Graham sets out to make your stay the best it can. However, he has improved the service points to make the toilet facility safe from the Coronavirus, and made further improvements to the washing machine, and grey waste areas. Once again I recommend this site unreservedly.
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