Rodden Barn Farm

Cheese Lane, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 4HQ

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  • 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

Lawned site

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Postcode:
DT3 4HQ
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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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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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Terrific views, well maintained, but not so tranquil...

Let me explain my ratings: Peace and Tranquility - The nearby road is busy and traffic noise is fairly constant from early in the morning, although quieter at weekends. The neighbour keeps a helicopter in the next field and uses it most days. Access to local places of interest - The coast is accessible by car, but its a long walk. The footpath from the site has a broken style and is overgrown (not on the CL site owners property). Beauty of surroundings - Definitely the best thing about the site. The views of the countryside are terrific and we were treated to a hunting display by the local barn owl most evenings. The site has good facilities and is well maintained. Ease of arrival - The site has an electric gate with an intercom system. While waiting for the gates to open/close your outfit is blocking the lane (although its not busy). We were met by a lovely lady who explained everything on the site, but had to go and find the owner to pay before we left. Also worth noting that when we arrived there were already 6 units on the site. The site was big enough so as not to seem overcrowded, but there were 7 units on site for 4 of our 5 night stay.
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Weymouth at Whitsun

We spent a lovely 9 days at Rodden Barn during the Whitsun holiday at the end of May. Lovely welcome, will definitely return for another holiday.
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An amazing site to stay on when visiting Dorset.

We found this quiet site a couple of years ago & return every time we visit Dorset as it's so near to coast & countryside & all the best Dorset has to offer in this area. We've stayed all seasons (on grass & hardstanding) with grandchildren or just by ourselves & our dog. There is room for everyone & the children can play on the spacious lawned area without disturbing those that enjoy relaxing by their vans. Definately a family CL. The security gate gives added peace, lawns well kept, service points clean & we noted on our Easter break that Keith has set out a dog area to encourage owners to use it for those necessary moments with a dog bin provided. We look forward to our summer break & to the proposed upgrading of the hardstanding area for our next winter break. Thank you Keith & Paula for starting this CL & adding happy caravan stops to our travels.
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