What A View CL

Rudgehill Farm, Rivers Corner, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 2AB

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  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

Whataview Caravan Site is situated just outside Sturminster Newton at Rudgehill Farm, which is a 150-acre working farm in the middle of North Dorset. Rudgehill Farm began as a dairy farm in 1978 and was bought by the Rose family in the 1980's. The business has diversified and the farm currently has a heifer-rearing unit and some arable grown, ponies on summer keep as well as a solar site that supplies electricity to the farm and surrounding houses. The farm also has a selection of footpaths and bridleways traversing it.

The site is located in a field overlooking the Blackmore Vale and the pitches are grassy and level to gently sloping. Facilities include; chemical disposal, clean water for drinking, grey water disposal and waste and recycling bins. Well-behaved pets are welcome.

Sturminster Newton is situated at the heart of the Blackmore Vale. This area is surrounded with gorgeous landscapes dotted with oak trees, arable fields and dairy farms. The River Stour divides the town in two and runs past the ancient Sturminster Mill, which is still working and makes an idyllic spot for a picnic. The town centre offers The Exchange, which is a modern 300 seat performance venue hosting a range of fantastic shows all year round. There is no shortage of pubs, restaurants and coffee shops to choose from as well as a host of independent shops and convenience stores. The town provides a great base for exploring the wealth of attractions that Dorset has to offer. Whether you are popping in for a short stay or planning a long visit, Sturminster Newton is the perfect location for your Dorset holiday.

Sturminster Newton has 3 pubs, 2 clubs a few restaurants and a great selection of cafes & tearooms. There are a number of take-away options including fish & chips, Indian, Japanese and a kebab shop. There are some lovely village pubs in the surrounding areas too. You won't go hungry here! The pubs are an easy 20 - 30 minute walk from the caravan site.

There are many local annual festivals in the area including the Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival, The Stock Gaylard Oak Festival and the Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show. There are eight circular walks starting from Sturminster Newton and taking in the surrounding area. These walks range from 1.5 to 5.5 miles. There are also many longer walks in the immediate area and surrounds and keen walkers could spend the whole day exploring the beautiful countryside, rivers, hills and historical mills and bridges. 

Other activities in the area include fishing, shopping, Monkey World, the Jurassic Coast, Stourhead Gardens and Longleat Safari Park.

For more information or to make a reservation, please contact us via our website

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: fair
  • Working farm

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Latest arrival time: 8:30 PM

Latest departure time: 11:30 AM

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Postcode:
DT10 2AB
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GPS:
Lat 50.907301 / Lon -2.315962
OS field ref:
ST778120
OS map ref:
194

Transport links

  • Nearest port: Poole (23 miles)

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A well named site

What A View CL
This site was ideal for us. Nice and quiet with excellent views and walks around the area. As others have said, the location is wonderful sunsets - assuming the weather permits! Facilities are perfectly fine for people with on-board loos. Whilst we were there, electric hookups were being introduced which was well timed for us as our unit developed a gas leak Very friendly people although the owners were away when we visited. We look forward to visiting again!

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Reviewed on 03/08/2021 10:05

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What A View CL
Sometimes you go to a site and you know you will return, and Whataview is just such a place! Terri was very welcoming, the site is extremely peaceful, with a view to match the site’s name. Glorious sunsets and a wonderful dark night sky spot. It is within walking distance of Sturminster Newton and beautiful walks and bike rides to be tried in the area. No doubt we will be back (please!). Sarah & Norman

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Reviewed on 20/07/2021 21:07

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If you want hustle and bustle this site is not for you however if like me you want peace quiet and breathtaking views then this is about as perfect as it gets. Martin and Terri and friendly and welcoming and knowledgeable about the local area .There are walks from the site without the need to walk on a busy road which is always a plus the walk into Sturminster Newton is picturesque and easy and I can recommend a pit stop at The Bull public house which was incredibly dog friendly we didn’t eat there although the food looked good. Back to the site though it’s all about the views it feels as if you are literally in the middle of nowhere with the most amazing sunsets (and probably sun rises ). I would definitely recommend This will definitely become a favourite and we will be back

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Reviewed on 10/07/2021 17:56

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Stunning location.

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Just the most beautiful views from this site. Definitely lives up to its name. There are numerous great walks straight from the field - long and short. At the moment no electric although owners are just waiting for this to be connected, so it'll be even better. Owners so friendly and helpful. You can also order cheese from their farm which they'll drop off the next day! Can't wait to return to the idyllic, tranquil site.

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Reviewed on 02/07/2021 09:00

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Absolutely Lovely.

What A View CL
A cracker of a CL in the most tranquil setting in Dorset. This CL is the kind of place that really makes club sites obsolete for us, it has everything you need with no downsides at all. We had a warm welcome from the host and met some lovely people, Sturminster Newton is a short walk away. If you’re looking for a relaxing stay then I can highly recommend What a view!

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Reviewed on 04/06/2021 10:31

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