Rodden Barn Farm

Cheese Lane, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 4HQ

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views

Why stay here ...

Rodden Barn Farm CL is situated a mile from the pretty village of Portesham, once home to Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy, famous 19th century Portesham resident who, as Captain of HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar, fought under Lord Nelson's command.

Rodden Barn Farm nestles between rolling hills and is a mile from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast  and it makes an ideal base for exploring south Dorset.

Six miles south is Weymouth with its award winning sandy beach and bustling harbour. There many attractions, including the 120ft viewing tower were you can see all along the coast to Lulworth in the east and to the west  Portland, whose harbour became the setting for the sailing events of the 2012 Olympic  Games and is home to the National Sailing Academy

Seven miles east is the county town of Dorchester the birth place of the writer Thomas Hardy. It also boasts the Tutankhamun Exhibition and the Dinosaur Museum, steeped in history and the home of Judge Jefferies.

The next village west along the coast road is Abbotsbury with its famous Swannery and Sub Tropical Gardens, both unique and in a stunning location. From the top of Abbotsbury Hill you can see Lyme bay at its best with spectacular views from Portland to Lyme Regis.

A little further along the coast is the market town of Bridport with its vintage quarter, quirky shops, famous street market and its fishing  harbour at West Bay where Broadchurch was filmed.

There is a local shop in Abbotsbury 2 miles or Chickerell 4 miles and supermarkets etc in Weymouth and Dorchester.

A popular pub is located a mile away in Portesham which serves delicious home cooked food.

The site its self is located on a large grass field which is flat with easy access and has plenty of space for an awning etc.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Dog walk from site
  • Information room
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good

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Latest arrival time: 9:00 PM

1 acres

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Postcode:
DT3 4HQ
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GPS:
Lat 50.660473 / Lon -2.543877
OS field ref:
SY616847
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Weymouth and Lyme Regis
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Weymouth (6 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Upway

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Little gem of a site.

We stayed here for a week 17-24 Aug. We were greeted by Keith who was really helpful and friendly. We had the option of where we parked up and we chose the hardstanding, only because our van tends to get stuck in wet weather. The other option, the field, is really spacious and well maintained. We liked the security gate and never had a problem getting in or out as the lane does not have a lot of traffic using it. As for the helicopter , which has been mentioned in previous reviews, we never saw it during our stay. All in all this is a lovely site with lovely owners and we will definitely be back.
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A lovely weekend to recharge our batteries

We came here again to recharge our batteries and relax. Lovely level site with nicely cut grass. We were given the choice of where and how we wanted to put our caravan. We like the security of the electric gates. We had a warm welcome when we arrived and it was nice to chat to Keith in the evening. We will definitely be back and the hard standing will be a bonus for winter caravanners and we look forward to trying them.

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Love this site

I would like to clarify something about my previous review as someone has asked if the owner of the cl is making more pitches, the answer is no he is just updating the hard standing pitches into fully serviced pitches
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Love this site

I’ve stayed at this site many times (I’m here on site at the moment) and will return again and again. I have read the poor review for this site and I must say I totally disagree with it. There can be a few tractors going along the road at the side of the site but this is farming land and tractors are expected. In all the time I have stopped here I have witnessed the helicopter once and it was quite exciting to witness it. Don’t let this review put you off the site is great . The owner is building some new hard standing fully serviced pitches in the next field so it is easier for winter touring and motor homes. Easy access to lots of attractions, what’s not to like :)
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Back to stay on this great CL

Came here 18/6 to 25/6 and back again this week 8/7 for another stay. As retired couple we enjoy spacious & peacefulness of this CL. We have stayed here several times throughout the past 2years & the private owned helicopter owned by neighbour does not take off daily. You may see occasional coast guard helicopter overhead & the odd Chinook. We're already booked to bring grandchildren in August.
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