Rodden Barn Farm

Cheese Lane, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 4HQ

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  • 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.

 

Please note: This site does not provide electric car charging, the nearest charging point is located in Weymouth.

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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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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Rodden Barn Farm
once again a great stay on this site 4th year , we love the area and the peace and tranquillity, facilities are great with no hassle , great for cycling /running and walking around the area, very friendly owners .

silou1303

Reviewed on 15/01/2022 11:28

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Rodden Barn Farm
Booking the site was very straightforward with instructions to phone Keith, the owner, when we were about half an hour away and he would ensure the gates were open. This we did and he was there to greet us and show us where everything was. Given the time of year, we were on the hard standing area with a fully serviced pitch (water and waste). However, the grass area is large and level with plenty of space to spread out (when in operation). We were given a fob to operate the electric gates and as we were were the only ones on the CL, it gave us a feeling of security. There is no separate pedestrian access through the gates but I did find a stile in the corner of the field which gives access to the lane. Plenty of walking from the site - about an hour to climb up to the Hardy monument - well worth it for the views. Mown dog walk around the edge of the field. Recycling on site, eggs for sale, good signal for EE and TV. Cost for us was £20 a night which we were happy to pay and we will definitely return.

JennysJaunts

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Reviewed on 26/11/2021 17:50

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Rodden Barn Farm
Access to the site is pretty good, entailing just a short drive along a narrow lane from the B road. My initial impressions were not that good, as there was a locked gate and no obvious way to open it. Fortunately, there was another visitor to the site who let me in. This required a fob. Then I was slightly disappointed to find that the very large grassy field was closed due to it being waterlogged, leaving only a rather ugly hard standing area, which appeared to be full with no obvious space for me to go. This was not helped, as one of the visitors had parked sideways taking up an unreasonable amount of space. I managed to contact the friendly owner Keith, who came along to sort things out and I ended up squeezed between a car and the aforesaid motorhome, with not enough space to put up my small awning. To be fair Keith did offer to ask the motorhome owner to move his unit to a more sensible position. However, it transpired that he was going to leave the next day, so I accepted the situation for the one night. Once he had left the space became much more acceptable and I hastily put up my awning before anyone else arrived! For the remainder of my stay I had no issues with excessive proximity of neighbours, so I was probably just unlucky on arrival. All other aspects of the site are fine. It was particularly beneficial to have a fully serviced pitch, thereby avoiding the usual humping around of water and waste containers. Given this, the £20 pitch fee was very reasonable. The EHU is also 16 Amps, so no worries about tripping the circuitry. The site is also very secure with access only via the locked gate mentioned earlier, even if you are a pedestrian or cyclist. You are issued with a fob on or shortly after arrival. The area is also excellent for outdoor activities, especially for cycling as there are numerous very quiet lanes and cycle tracks. It is an easy ride to Weymouth and even Portland with almost no need to go on any busy roads. I didn't walk anywhere directly from the sight but there are superb walks in the area, many just a short drive from the site. There is also the famous swannery, although it was very expensive to go in (so I didn't) and the cafe there is egregiously overpriced. Portesham and Abbotsbury are attractive nearby villages and there is an excellent farm shop in Portesham. Would I go back? Yes, undoubtedly if the opportunity arose, especially as it open all year round, for the hard standing area at least.

Alanicus

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Reviewed on 17/10/2021 07:52

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Stayed here after deciding I didn't want to go home! No regrets at all with this site. Electric gates for entry/exit for added security. Good sized pitches and all level. I stayed on a grass pitch and had no problems. Met by Keith on arrival who was very welcoming. A good experience and I hope to return to this site. Wonderful.

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Reviewed on 26/08/2021 17:08

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Rodden Barn Farm
We have stayed on this site 4 times this year and would thoroughly recommend a visit. We thank the whole family (and chickens) for looking after us so well. We have felt welcome and enjoyed each stay immensely. The camp facilities cover all caravan needs easily and without fuss. If there is a problem, the owner is on site and will assist in any way possible. On arrival the owner welcomed us following all Covid rules. The site facilities were explained and we were left in peace to choose our pitch and set up. The field is flat and large so we were able to pitch away from all other caravans giving us complete privacy. The site is extremely well cared for. The grass is mown regularly with the cuttings being removed. The chemical toilet emptying facility is superb. No hole in the ground with a stone over it! The approach to the field is long and solid giving good safe access. There is a dog walk around a meadow with special dustbin for disposal. One huge bonus is the security. You are issued with a fob to an electric gate which is closed at all times. The site is situated within easy access to towns and shops. Within a short drive there are well stocked supermarkets without the need to go larger towns. Also very useful, is the caravan accessory shop situated within a large caravan park within a few miles.

chunda123

Reviewed on 15/08/2021 10:53

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