Swalland Farm

Kimmeridge, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5PD

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Rated 4 of 5

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views

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  • WC (exclusive use)

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0.25 acres

Some sloping pitches

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BH20 5PD
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Lat 50.608734 / Lon -2.107484
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SY928782
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Fantastic family run site in a rural idyllic location

Swalland Farm
I think it is important reading the reviews of this site to consider a few things. This is a working dairy farm and adjacent the farmhouse is a slightly sloping grassed area with six electric hook up points. If you like peace and tranquillity easy access to the coastal path, beautiful scenery and interesting people then this is the site for you. Within easy reach are historical castles, the world-famous Tank museum, Kimmeridge Bay and the whole Jurassic fossil coastline. The family who run the site are incredibly friendly and have time to spend with all the campers and are happy to answer any questions about the local area. If you want hot running showers, a spa, tarmac access roads, etc then look elsewhere. The toilets on site are clean, there is a chemical loo disposal point and fresh drinking water. Emma and the family run the site on an ‘honesty basis’ and at £15 a night it is good value on an honest working dairy farm. Mary and I plus the children love this location, the site and the farm staff - a perfect combination for a getaway holiday.

GaryMary

Campervanner from Powys

Reviewed on 23/09/2021 16:54

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Swalland Farm
Just don't think the operators heart is in running a site. Seems the number 5 doesn't register here. Also the concept of no tents is vague. It is a case of turn up and set up. Why bother trying to reserve? £15 per night is a bit excessive compared with other club sites. Van, not a camper or even an off net van. Straight forward VW van turned up, moved someone else's stuff and then produced a tent fully the size of the van. That left at least 7 vehicles on the site. The facilities could be smartened up. The toilet floor is permanently wet. Not sure what causes that. Try not to think a out it. The site has quite a slope, you will need blocks and to hunt around for the least bad spot. Shame because it is a good location.

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Reviewed on 19/09/2021 12:13

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Very disappointing

Swalland Farm
First the good points. Quiet site, beautiful views and lovely walks. Sadly we feel the running of this site falls well short. There was no one to greet us and 6 vans already on site which meant there was no EHU. According to other members already on the site this happens frequently and people are left to fight over the electric. We were unable to contact Emma who apparently runs the site. Although we did get EHU from day 2 new arrivals were left without. We didn’t see the owners first nor last. The toilet was pretty dirty and hadn’t been cleaned in a long time, which in these days of COVID isn’t good enough. There is no recycling facility just one large container which was full to bursting. How to pay for our stay was a total mystery and we had to email the owner who told us there was an honesty box for payment on site. It would have been useful to know this beforehand. All in all not a site we would return to. Not up to acceptable club standard.

Tom and Karen

Reviewed on 28/07/2021 19:49

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Disappointing. Could be so much better.

Swalland Farm
We recently stayed for a week on this site. We enjoyed our holiday because of very good weather and the superb access to the coastal and other footpaths. However we did have some issues of which other visitors should be aware. Arrival is down a long narrow lane which was okay but the way through the farm yard is very potholed and muddy for about 100yards, it’s okay when dry but filthy when wet. We arrived as arranged at midday to find that there were already 6 vans on site and therefore there was no free pitch. A campervan owner then informed us that he was leaving in about half an hour. So we had to hang around until he left. We then had to pitch where he had been, this area had not been cut for sometime so the grass was quite long and in one spot it was quite meadow like. We arrived on Sunday and on Wednesday the rest of the site was cut but obviously not ours so by the time we left it was very long. Luckily we mostly had dry weather. The toilet was basic, which we didn’t mind but it also was far from clean and during the whole week no one came to clean it and there was no notice that this should be done by users, neither was the bin emptied. I find this totally unacceptable during these times of Covid. The floor was permanently wet and muddy as the water tap outside it has no drain or soak away. We never saw the owners, there was no greeting and they remained elusive for our whole stay, we left our money in the honesty box by the gate, which we had learnt from reading reviews. However the sea views were amazing as was the access to footpaths. The other campers were also friendly but this site could be so much better and for £15/night we feel that the owners could put more effort into making it a safer and more welcoming experience. We probably wouldn’t stay here again for the reasons listed.

Lady and Tramp

Reviewed on 11/07/2021 20:23

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Swalland Farm
Be aware that this CL is a busy working farm which is reflected in the condition of the approach to the field through the farmyard and water filled pot holed lane. Sadly the grass sloping field had not been cut so was slippy and wet under foot. Eventually found the EHU point by following another cable as it was hidden in the nettle undergrowth, as was a garden pub style table. The toilet block was a simple affair with a stone floor perpetually wet due to an ill fitting door. No coat hook or shelf available. There is a rusty honesty box next to the COVID cleansing station with empty sanitiser at the entrance. A large wheeled blue commercial waste bin is in the farm, no recycling. No WiFi to speak of and poor radio reception. Came across the owner and made these points known to him but in his own words said he only had the CL for pin money and we could always go elsewhere! The great views, the peacefulness, the bird songs and the closeness to many walks were saving points but overall very disappointing - even for £15 per night. We stayed here for three nights and it did rain for some of that time. The field was cut an hour after meeting George. - visit searchforsites app for various photos.

Dreamin2

Reviewed on 22/06/2021 16:00

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