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: 11:00 AM

1.5 acres

Electric amperage: 10

Lawned site

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Postcode:
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 it most definitely was. A very peaceful site with amazing views with just the sound off the horses and cows. Lovely walk across fields to local pub a little less than 10 minutes more into the village which has lots off places to eat. Was welcomed by Teri the owner very lovely lady who made the effort to visit all newcomers Easy booking via email with instructions on where to pitch We are already planning our next visit, highly recommend this lovely site Karen and Gary

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Reviewed on 06/08/2022 09:25

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Lovely CL with very friendly and helpful owner. Clear and easy to follow instruction to find the site and what to do o your arrival. It's a brilliant place if you like walking as there are many footpaths from the site and you can walk for miles, as we did. We will definitely return.

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Reviewed on 01/08/2022 18:15

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We spend a glorious weekend at this wonderful CL. The view was amazing, the glorious weather helped! Great location for exploring the local area and we rode along the North Dorset Trailway, stopping at Shillingstone Station for a coffee, bacon bap and live country music. An easy stroll into Sturminster Newton to see the beautiful Mill. The six young cows that live in the field were delightful and ever so inquisitive, and I spotted a Magie Moth resting on my Aquaroll (this I cannot guarantee for your visit, but everything else I can. Super helpful hosts. A wonderful CL. Elaine and Michael

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This CL went beyond our expectations in the beauty of its setting. Marvellous views, lots of bird life and fantastic walks - best to use an ordnance survey map as some are a bit complicated. Very peaceful too, and just what we needed. We successfully used the 3 words App to arrive as you can’t use Sat Nav. Terri and Martin are very helpful and friendly and we are definitely going to return.

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Had a good 3 night stay in our motorhome. Very quiet and peaceful. Good dog walks and foot paths. Would thoroughly recommend.

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Reviewed on 06/06/2022 20:29

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