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

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Latest arrival time: 9:00 PM

1 acres

Lawned site

Recycling Facilities

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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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1st time on this site but hopefully not the last.

Rodden Barn Farm
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.

kilodeltanovember

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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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Rodden Barn Farm
Our 3rd visit to this site and many positives as mentioned below from other caravanners. Keith met us on arrival and as always was friendly and helpful. We were the 5th van on site and during our stay there were never any more than 5 . . . . . on the grass cl. However, the new hard standing area which is, apparently, not part of the cl adjoins the cl with just a small grass boundary between the 2 areas meaning that our van was close to those using the hard standing. This may not bother some but we don’t do ‘back to back’ and look for a tad more privacy hence us using larger cl’s. The new pitches could have been situated on the far side of the hard standing which would have been so much better by offering more free space between the two areas. So, 5 units on the cl, 3 units on the adjoining hard standing, and 2 units on the grass on the other side of the hard standing. For us Keith has spoilt the grass cl by placing other pitches so close to it. Yes if not fully booked then you have the choice to pitch further away but that’s not always possible. I think that unfortunately we may have to consider whether we would return or not.

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Reviewed on 25/07/2021 09:24

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Rodden Barn Farm
We cannot state how lovely this site is the owners Keith, Paula and their son Tom are always there to help nothing too much trouble, fresh eggs from their own chickens the money goes to a local hospital, The bins are clearly mark as the Elsan waste is nicely covered not just an awful hole that we have experienced in other sites, fresh drinking water on tap, stunning views, on a beautifully cut lawn, yes you can here traffic but only a whoosh noise in the background, the birds singing all day makes up for it, perfect with electric gates too, feel very secure here plenty of room to drive your caravan through, only poor driving through these gates would cause damage to ones caravan. We are here on a regular basis and not once have we had any negativity

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Reviewed on 07/05/2021 12:34

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Rodden Barn Farm
The photos here are of the grassed area and its entrance but the owner has just installed a new massive gravel hard standing with individual water, drainage and electric - this is first class! Site very secure as protected by security gates and a well kept tarmac drive. Great views from the site and plenty of places to walk the dog. Generally very quite but some road noise in the day but you can’t here it in the van and was no problem at all. Quite a good location to access local areas and shops- a 5min drive. Really enjoyed it and we would certainly return! I suppose the only comment would be the hard standing literally backs on to another grass pitching area (used in dry weather) holding 5+ vans and the owner then has another couple of vans on another private area. This wouldn’t bother us at all BUT it would bother some so perhaps this should be made clear on this advert so people have that choice?? Indeed the price here increased in the visit to near £20 per night. Still reasonable value for the area but just the fact we weren’t told at booking.

DiscoDave2009

Reviewed on 16/11/2020 16:39

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