What A View CL

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

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Ideal for ...

  • 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; 10 amp electric hook up (coin operated), 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
  • Information room
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: fair
  • Working farm

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Latest arrival time: 8:30 PM

Latest departure time: 11:00 AM

1.5 acres

Electric amperage: 10

Lawned site

Recycling Facilities

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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:
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Transport links

  • Nearest port: Poole (23 miles)

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What A View CL
Spent five nights here in June. Arrived and was more than impressed with the 'outrageous' view. Easy access, well signposted, and easy set up but the recent wet weather had prevented the site from being mown shorter. Terri came to welcome us and was full of great information. There is a small hut where you can borrow maps and other information about the area. Dogs can be walked direct from the site down and up footpaths in the open farmland. Access to the North Dorset Trailway in Sturminster as well as local shopping. We had a great stay and promised ourselves a return visit soon.

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Reviewed on 15/06/2024 08:20

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A great site with glorious views over surrounding countryside and fantastic views of the sunset while we were there. Our fridge broke down when we arrived on site, but Martin and Terri very kindly lent us a fridge to plug into the motorhome, which we really appreciated as it was a very hot week! The pitches are almost level and very quiet and peaceful. There is an easy walk on a bridleway and then beside the road to Sturminster Newton, where there are pubs and cafes as well as various shops including a newsagent, chemist, small supermarket, etc. We went to Bank House restaurant and had a very nice meal. Great service and friendly owners and staff. Road cycling is good on mostly quiet lanes (although slightly hilly) and the North Dorset Trailway runs from Sturminster Newton through Blandford Forum to Spetisbury. There are plenty of footpaths which are generally well-signposted, including the Hardy Way about 1km from the site. We will be back!

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Reviewed on 23/09/2023 13:11

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Super site with stunning panorama. The CL is located a couple of fields beyond the back of the farm. Peaceful. Footpath from the site takes you into the village itself with good dining/drinking options.or connects with other footpaths. Lots of local information provided in the box by the gate..

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Reviewed on 22/09/2023 15:18

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A big thank you to Terri and Martin for our bank holiday weekend stay. Very friendly welcome and very helpful hosts. The site is ideally located for the view, lots of walks right from the site and a short stroll into Sturminster Newton with its shops, pubs and takeaways. Great for our dog as everywhere is extremely dog friendly. A site we will definitely return to. John, Jackie and Kaz

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Reviewed on 28/08/2023 19:11

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As others have said, the site definitely lives up to its name. Peaceful location away from any major roads. Nice walks from the site itself, and plenty more in the vicinity amongst the stunning North Dorset countryside. Can’t comment on the electric as we survived on solar, but the other facilities were in good order and easy to access. It was nice that Terri came to check in every now and again and answer any questions we had. We enjoyed watching the activity on a working farm and the displays put on by the kestrel over the adjacent field. A lovely place to get away from it all.

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Reviewed on 24/08/2023 17:02

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