Rodden Barn Farm

Cheese Lane, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 4HQ

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • 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

Prices

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Latest arrival time: 9:00 PM

Latest departure time: 11:00 AM

1 acres

Lawned site

Recycling Facilities

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Offer image for: Abbotsbury Tropical Gardens - 20% discount
Offer image for: Tutankhamun Exhibition - Two for one
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Postcode:
DT3 4HQ
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Lat 50.660473 / Lon -2.543877
OS field ref:
SY616847
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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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Rodden Barn Farm
Thank you, Keith, for a lovely stay at Rodden Barn! We enjoyed the peaceful setting, the friendly welcome and excellent wifi connection! A lovely spot which we highly recommend!

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Reviewed on 15/10/2023 18:15

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We only live a 30 minute drive away but like to have mini-breaks in our van to 'chill out' and here we were able to do this completely. Keith was an excellent host and made us very welcome. We like fully serviced pitches (and the water pressure here was the best ever) but the additional benefit was a wi-fi mast next to the pitch - never had that before on a CL!! Our visit coincided with the best weather of the year, but we were never too hot as the site is quite open and breezy. The accessibility to all the surrounding attractions - Abbotsbury, Weymouth, Portland and the fabulous Bennetts Water Gardens meant that we clocked up minimal mileage during our stay - the longest drive of 20 minutes to West Bexington was for a meal at our favourite restaurant at the Manor House Hotel. The security offered by the gates was a bonus - always more happy to leave our windows open on such sites when we're out for the day. There was only one 'minor' and it was minimal, but surprisingly the road noise was a bit of an irritant during the day when sitting out - however, not a problem during the night. Be aware too that it is a dual licence site (CAMC and CCC) so up to ten units - but loads of space as very spread out on the grassed area. Thank you Keith, you have a great site.

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Reviewed on 10/09/2023 16:30

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Easy to find, and a wonderful reception on arrival. The site has both well tended grass and fully serviced hard standing pitches. Which we believe are excellent value for money. There are plenty of local lanes and foot paths to explore in the beautiful Dorset countryside. It is only 5 miles to the bustling town of Weymouth, and there is so much to do and see in the area. We will certainly be back.

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Reviewed on 01/06/2023 18:07

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Initially chose the site simply for its proximity to a wedding I needed to attend over the bank holiday weekend, but it is so much more than that! From the first contact Keith was really good to deal with and was incredibly helpful. On arrival Keith could not have been more helpful and considerate in assisting me to settle in and pitch up (lone camper, plus three dogs, makes moving van alone tricky!). The fully serviced pitches on the hardstanding were excellent - reminds me I must make up a grey water pipe before we next visit. The site is completely level which makes siting very easy. Due to the recent wet weather the grass pitches were not available, but the hardstanding was so much more appropriate anyway. There is space for the dogs to be walked on lead which makes having them with you much easier. The views from the site are lovely. TV and mobile phone reception (always helpful) were excellent meaning all caravan amenities worked well. Access to Poundbury, Dorchester and Weymouth is quick and easy so there's no shortage of things to do. The other great bonus is that access on/off the site is via electric gates which gives a great feeling of security and privacy. As the Terminator says - "I'll be back".

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Reviewed on 01/05/2023 17:48

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So enjoyed our time on this site. Keith was so helpful and considerate. It was our first visit and we hope to return. We loved the space . Not crammed and lined in up in rows like so many caravan touring sites. We had wonderful views of the surrounding hills and countryside. Definitely recommend for those that like peace and tranquillity. Fran and Marian and Molly the westie

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