Lower Liston Caravan Park
Lower Liston Farm, Semley Hollow, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 9AGView on map
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. 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 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.
Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM
Electric amperage: 16
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- SP7 9AG
- Lat 51.038911 / Lon -2.185314
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- Nearest port: Poole (35 miles)
- Nearest train station: Gillingham
- Train station within 5 miles
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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.
Response from the Club
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.