Dorset Springs

Poole Road, Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 4AE

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Waterside stays

Why stay here ...

On the outskirts of Sturminster Marshall lies Dorset Springs. An idyllic location set amongst lakes, paddocks and meadows. The lakes are pleasant to walk around and the surrounding fields are grazed by sheep. Due to the close proximity of the lakes, young children must be closely supervised and for this reason lakeside pitches are restricted to adults only.

There is chemical emptying point, water tap, outdoor washing up area and a toilet on site. Awnings are welcome.

We welcome all the family including well behaved pets but we politely request that they are kept under close control. Sturminster Marshall village is approximately 1/2 a mile away. There is a farm shop with cafe, a small convenience store with a small off licence, pharmacy and pub.

The local towns of Blandford, Wimborne and Poole offer historical attractions and leisure facilities. They have services including restaurants, pub, chip shop, petrol station, supermarkets and a variety of shops. For families there are a variety of soft play venues, cinema and Farmer Palmers. Poole has a train station and ferry port, so we are an ideal location for a stop-over on the way to or from France. We welcome visitors all year round whether it is for a stop over, a weekend or a relaxing holiday.

Dorset Springs is the ideal base to explore Dorset whether it's exploring the countryside, the Jurassic coast, National Trust sites including Kingston Lacey and Corfe Castle, or enjoying beautiful coastal walks. Enjoy the sandy beaches of Sandbanks, the stony shores of Lulworth or take a step back in time and visit Tyneham. It is also a great base for local events including the Great Dorset Steam fair and Dorset County Show. With this on the door step you can be as adventurous or as relaxed as you like.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Disabled facilities*
  • Dog walk from site
  • Laundry facilities
  • Recycling facilities
  • Shower (exclusive use)
  • TV reception: good
  • Unfenced water
  • WC (exclusive use)

* Please confirm with owner

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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

Latest departure time: 10:00 AM

1 acres

Some sloping pitches

Electric amperage: 20

Lawned site

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Postcode:
BH21 4AE
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GPS:
Lat 50.792333 / Lon -2.075965
OS field ref:
SY9500
OS map ref:
195

Transport links

  • Buses go to: Blandford, Poole, Dorchester
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Poole (12 miles)
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Lovely well kept site

Dorset Springs
We had a lovely stay here earlier in the year and will definitely return very soon. A very well kept site and very welcoming and helpful hosts. Thank You.

Vicki and Paul

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Reviewed on 21/08/2021 09:52

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Lovely Gem of a Site in Dorset

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We booked Dorset Springs at fairly short notice as we decided to cancel our annual trip to France because of COVID restrictions. We initially booked four days as part of our tour of the South Coast and decided to stay another two nights as we loved it so much which was not a problem. On arrival we were greeted by Dory and everything was well explained to us. However we noticed that there was pitches available on the side of the beautiful lake with its gin clear water and being totally self sufficient with lithium batteries and solar power we asked if we could switch pitches which was not a problem. This proved to be very rewarding as sitting on the lakeside watching the wildlife proved to be very relaxing and interesting. Watching the Pike jump, the Grebes diving and teaching their young to the daily flocks of Canada and Grey Legged Geese taking up residence en route to their destinations. We even spotted a couple of Kingfishers and a Mink which we then learned from Steve were very aggressive and destructive to other forms of wildlife . However I suppose this is part of natures cycle. We found the site to be very central for all of the local towns, villages and attraction that we thoroughly enjoyed visiting. Lulworth Cove, Corfe Castle, Swanage, Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch and not to forget the local vineyards at English Oak near Poole and Langham's near Dorchester. I also found it convenient for getting out and about on my road bike although the main roads proved to be not very cycle friendly with the traffic volumes but once off the beaten track there were some lovely cycle routes that visited some beautiful villages. Cant wait to come back to this site just for the nature but also the ease of getting out and about.

PARMER

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Reviewed on 12/08/2021 08:59

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Total happiness

Dorset Springs
Visited this wonderful site for a few days and almost immediately booked to return again. We liked the clear and informative booking and pre arrival information Ease of access to site and easy pitching Lovely site owners made to feel most welcome - special even ! A very special place which Steve and Dory should be justly proud. We absolutely feel in love with the lakes and all the wildlife. As we do not live too far away I am sure we will be returning to relax many more times in the coming years. Thank you Steve and Dory

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Reviewed on 29/06/2021 13:12

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Wonderfull Site

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Prior email information on how to get there, how to enter the site was much appreciated. Great reception from Steve and Dory on arrival. Tranquil site, wonderful surroundings of fishing lakes with swans, geese and ducks. A daily visit from two chickens was quite novel but no fresh eggs were left. I really appreciated the width and length of the hardstanding pitch, caravan on gravel with roll out canopy over grass no requirement for groundsheet and car parked in front of van. Plenty of room between each pitch, we managed a cooking area, dinning area and sun bathing area without encroaching next door but still able to converse with neighbours. Within easy reach of Poole town and harbour. Due to Covid19 restrictions shower units were not available but this didn't spoil anything. Would highly recommend this CL site to all especially those who have not tasted a CL site previously, you will be pleasantly surprised. Des n Babs

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Reviewed on 08/06/2021 15:36

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Had a good week here despite the wind and rain.Dory and Steve were good hosts. Lovely circular walks in the area using a ordernancy survey map. NT Kingston Lacey also has a walk around the outer of the estate. You can also download 12 different walks from K L which are very good. Two pubs Golden Fox 5 stars and the Red Lion pub grub both excellent. A great chill out week for us and our friends . This was our second visit and we only live 5 miles away.

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Reviewed on 23/05/2021 10:17

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