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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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DT10 2AB
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Lat 50.907301 / Lon -2.315962
OS field ref:
ST778120
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Nearest port: Poole (23 miles)

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What A View CL
Really does live up to the name’what a view’ had a great few days here , near to sturminster Newton and lots of good walks , well set out , will definitely be back

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Reviewed on 05/10/2021 19:40

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We enjoyed 4 fantastic days on this site. The view certainly does take your breath away - especially in the evening with the sun setting as the hot air balloons sail in the distance. Very peaceful despite the pitches being snug when fully occupied. Very well maintained and a perfect location for cycling and walking. Certainly a site that we will highly recommend and hopefully return to in the future.

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Reviewed on 17/09/2021 14:09

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I arrived on a Saturday afternoon, and left on the Monday morning. I was blessed with reasonable weather, and the most fantastic sunset on the Saturday. Completely stunning! The CL is well off the road, through the farm yard, and down a track. The pitches are clearly labelled and set up with EHU and water. Recycling bins are at the gate, along with CDP. I met up with the owners on the Sunday, really lovely folk, very welcoming. By that time the weather was a little more dull, so the view over to Alfred's tower wasn't as clear as it had been, but even so... I would definitely stay here again. It really is a gorgeous stop over.

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Reviewed on 19/08/2021 11:46

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We stayed here for two nights in July 2021. It was slightly tricky to find the entrance, but once through the farmyard the signage was excellent. The views really are amazing and there is absolutely no road noise at all. Local walk leaflets are provided as well as great recycling facilities. We were allocated our pitch at the point of booking. Space feels a little confined and you are definitely fairly close to your neighbours. However, no one is in front of you giving uninterrupted views for miles around. Access is across the grassy field but wasn’t an issue for us in our campervan. EHU was in place but ready for use when we stayed. This will be a great addition. We walked into Sturminster Newton on easily accessed footpaths. The farm is on a cycle route and also 10 minutes away by bike from The Bull Tavern where we had a good evening meal. The owner visits each evening and is friendly and helpful. A deposit and final payment can be made vis BACS which we find very convenient. Will be visiting again as the cycling is great and the views are very special.

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Reviewed on 08/08/2021 18:21

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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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