Primrose Hill Farm

Haycrafts Lane, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 3EE

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

Primrose Hill Farm CL site is located in the heart of the Purbeck countryside. The site is laid to lawn with electric hook-ups, part hardstanding and space for awnings.

It is ideal for walking as there are footpaths to the Jurassic coast, Purbeck hills, Corfe Castle and beyond.

Swanage beach is only 3 miles and Studland Bay is 5 miles. Swanage Steam Railway is a ten minute walk via Harmans Cross station.

The Kings Arms pub is a twenty minute walk serving food all day and the world famous Square and Compass pub is about 2 miles away.

There are two bus stops and a garage/shop within 0.5 mile and the site is very well situated for visiting Wareham, Bournemouth, Poole, Weymouth, Dorchester, Lulworth Cove and Bovington Tank museum.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Shower (shared use)
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (non-exclusive use)
  • Working farm

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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

1 acres

Electric amperage: 16

Lawned site

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BH19 3EE
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Lat 50.612951 / Lon -2.024233
OS field ref:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Swanage, Wareham
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Poole (18 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Swanage
  • Train station within 5 miles

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In a nice location, but..

Primrose Hill Farm
First the good points, a most peaceful location overlooking a valley, sheep grazing in a field below. Occasional visits from wild deer. Great regular buses in the area number 40 between Swanage and Poole. A 30 bus service also operates on the lower main road in the summer apparently. All 5 pitches on the CL with EHU on hard standing with mowed grass in between for awnings. However I’m afraid this CL fell short of our expectations, firstly there is no CL signage from the narrow lane other than the farm name. We weren’t sure we were even at the right place as we drove down the beaten track, in fact one of the early signs on the track states no visitors, it was only when you finally get to the CL field there was a sign. The CL is just on the lane up above the C&MH site. The toilet facilities were closed up and unavailable but looked to be very basic. A washing pots area in one of the outhouses seemed to have a meter for hot water. The surrounding fields looked to be available for camping so guess it could be very busy in high season. There is a single water tap at the entrance to the CL field. Elson emptying is down an open uncovered pipe in a separate camping field. No recycling facility. At £21 a night we thought this was expensive for what it is. With some investment however this could make a good CL. A word of warning if you are in your motorhome and plan to walk to use the bus service it is a very steep climb up the narrow lane to the top road but good exercise.

Davemac

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Reviewed on 28/05/2021 22:47

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Primrose Hill Farm
We wanted a quiet, peaceful site with lots of space and we found it. Facilities very basic due to these times but we managed. Quite a slope in our field but OK with blocks. Lionel greeted us on arrival and made sure we knew how to find the tap and waste facilities. We went walking and were spoiled for choice. Easy to get on a local bus to Corfe or Swanage. A beautiful part of the country and we will return.

Sue Leach

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Reviewed on 09/09/2020 11:39

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Quite a pleasant site

Primrose Hill Farm

As a Caravan and Motorhome Club member I had hoped to be able to book into the CL, but as it was fully booked at the time I was offered a pitch in a field. My review is based on that stay, but is relevant as, if fully booked, a member may well be offered this alternative. It also applies partly to the CL anyway. The field was as good as, if not better, than some dedicated CLs and has 16watt EHU. The downside is the not insignificant slope. The toilets, showers and toilet waste disposal were a short walk away down some uneven steps - if you are not-so-steady on your feet this could be an issue. The views of the surrounding area are excellent, but it should be remembered that it is a farm and consequently the outbuildings are not so elegant as the views! The access track is also fairly basic and a little rough until you reach the concrete 'driveway'. The road to the track is also quite bendy and is one track with occasional passing places - I shouldn't like to meet anything coming the other way whilst towing the caravan unless they are prepared to reverse. There are three caravan sites on this piece of road, so I imagine it happens! Regrettably I was not met, neither did I meet the owner as I believe he was away. My visit coincided with a substantial storm that lasted most of the night and gales remained the following day. It would have been nice if someone had been available to come round at some point just to check everything was OK. As it happens, whilst it was very noisy and bounced the caravan a bit, there were no problems other than someone's wind break being flattened - ironic really! In general it's a nice enough site - though as I was not there in the height of the season I cannot comment on the availability of the toilets and showers as there were no issues over the weekend I was there. Initially I thought the pitch was a little expensive at £18, but compared to alternative sites in the area this was a little cheaper than most.

DavidNKidd

Caravanner from Hampshire

Reviewed on 10/06/2019 21:25

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Several good points, but.......

Primrose Hill Farm
We stayed at this site for four days in October 2017. We thought the nightly charge of £17 at this time of year for a CL was expensive. We booked this site from the 2017/2018 sites directory but this proved to be somewhat out of date because it states is lawned with no hard standings whereas there are now five hard standings. Hard is an appropriate description because the pitches are surfaced with very course stone chippings which are not all user friendly, especially if you have an awning. Although the owner states the pitches are level, this is not the case fore and aft and levelling blocks are required, albeit some are supplied. Importantly the sites directory does not make clear that this CL is part of a large campsite comprising two fields. Yes, the directory says the loos and showers are shared but we suspect these may be oversubscribed in the season. The campsites were closed when we visited but we very much doubt the description 'peaceful' is appropriate in the season. We are happy using our own facilities because we use CL's most of the time but if you don't then be aware that there are only three showers for everyone. The toilet emptying point consists of a pipe in the ground on one of the campsite fields, which is a fair walk from the CL across rough ground with a full toilet cassette.

Suqypip

Reviewed on 19/10/2017 17:56

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Primrose Hill Farm
Stayed for 3 nights over the late May bank holiday with my wife and two kids. The CL site has some lovely views, we had the valley at the front and meadow to the rear. Lots of nature - bats, deer, sheep etc. This was the first time we'd stayed on a CL site and delighted we did. I think we may have had nicer views than the official club site just down the road!. Very peaceful. Showers & loos all nice and clean. As a novice I was worried about the approach lane but it proved easy to traverse both coming and leaving the site. Easy walk to the steam railway, where you can catch the train to Corfe Castle or Swanage. A great location for a Dorset break.

falamanala

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Reviewed on 31/05/2017 18:01

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