Bridport Bingham Grange Club Site (REF : BBG)

Melplash, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3TT

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes
  • Peaceful stays
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

We are not currently taking bookings for March - July 2020 as we are planning on carrying out some redevelopment work.

New for 2018, the Club is delighted to bring Bridport Bingham Grange to the network, located in an idyllic setting overlooking an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in West Dorset. Touring facilities are housed in an attractive honeystone barn at the centre of the site. Here you will find a reception, small shop and individual shower rooms. Touring and camping pitches are landscaped to preserve the natural ambience of the estate. Grange Garden's mature planting provides shelter and privacy and tent visitors will love Valley View field's stunning countryside views and amazing sunsets.

The site is located just 3 miles from Bridport and West Bay, the gateway to the Jurassic Coast. This historic market town has a vibrant mix of town, sea and country life, hosting festivals, carnivals and events throughout the year. West Bay offers stunning landscapes and breathtaking views from its dramatic coastline. It is the perfect base from which to explore west towards Charmouth and Lyme Regis, and east to Dorchester and Weymouth. You will certainly find plenty of things to do in Bridport with fishing trips, leisure centres, golf and cycling, and not forgetting the miles of wonderful walking routes that will allow you to take in the beautiful scenery. You just need to decide what to do first!

Facilities on site ...

  • Bar
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog area on site
  • Dog walk from site
  • Electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Restaurant
  • Toilet block
  • Wi-Fi

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Walking notes:

The Monarch's Way walk (http://www.monarchsway.50megs.com/about.html/) is close to the site and the South West Coast Path goes from nearby West Bay, both east and west, towards Chesil Beach and Lyme Regis respectively (https://www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk/#) to enjoy the Jurassic Coast.

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Directions

From the South West: Take the A35 to Bridport following directions to Beaminster via the A3066. After approx 2 miles, the entrance to the caravan park can be seen on the left hand side.

From the North: At Beaminster follow signs for Bridport on the A3066. Pass through Melplash Village. After approx 0.5 mile, the entrance to Bridport Bingham Grange can be seen on the right hand side.

Site is signposted on the A3066 Bridport - Beaminster Road approx 2.5 miles north of Bridport.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
DT6 3TT
GPS:
Lat 50.764079 / Lon -2.740318
Plan a route to this site
OS field ref:
SY478963
OS map ref:
193

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Bridport & Beaminster (Mondays to Fridays)
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Poole (45 miles)

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In need of refurbishment

The facilities were poor and not up to usual club standard, insufficient for the number of pitches. We understood the need for pitches to be allocated and were not unhappy about it. The location is not ideal for motorhomers as the only cycle access is along a very busy road. There’s a footpath across fields to Bridport but it’s quite a distance to the centre and beach. The local buses are not very frequent. There are plans for some refurbishment so hopefully the site will be brought up to standard.
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Not up to standard

We stopped off here for a night to break the journey down to Devon. We had no choice of pitch despite booking 6 weeks in advance. The pitch we were given was too small even for our small campervan, partly due to a trough of "flowers" placed across it which we weren't allowed to move. The trough was full of weeds & obviously hadn't been touched all season! We thought we might eat in the restaurant - but it was closed (in August? Really?) - this is not mentioned when booking. We had a drink in the bar instead, but noted this this closed at 9.00 p.m. (in August? Really?) - again, not stated on the website. We only realised the next morning whilst drinking coffee outside that our pitch was right next to the only chemical waste disposal point, which was "busy" that morning - lovely! There are nowhere near enough toilets / showers for what is quite a large site, so we had to queue for both, in the rain. The last straw was, that whilst eating our breakfast a man appeared & started trimming the hedge right by our van with a petrol - driven hedge trimmer! He had ear defenders - we, unfortunately did not. I complained, but was simply told "it needs doing" - but the hedges were fine (his time would have been better spent replanting the "flower" trough!). I complained at reception that we hadn't been given any warning of this work, but no discount on our fee was forthcoming. At over £30 for 1 night I felt this was a rip off & way below what I expect from the club. I know this site is new & due for refurbishment, but until this has taken place & it is up to the usual club high standards, it should be offered at a much - reduced rate. We will not be returning!
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Great potential

Bingham Grange. We stayed on the site in July for 7 nights. We had read the various reviews of the site and were pretty well prepared regarding what we could expect. We found that most of the negative comments about the site's infrastructure were basically correct. The toilet / shower facilities are, given the size of the site, inadequate to say the least. They were however kept as clean as the strange layout and general construction would allow. The wardens seem to come in for much praise and we can only add to that. They were helpful and very friendly. There was only one chemical emptying point for a site of around 140 pitches and that was near reception. However, the site slopes down the side of the valley and, as I understand it, there are no drains below the entrance area. Clearly it is a major task to install new drains but the club apparently has plans to do this and install pumps to raise the wastewater etc back up to the level of the existing sewer system. Plans are also afoot to provide new toilet blocks to the club's high standard, pitches are to be leveled and proper hard standings laid, (the small pea gravel is a nuisance and is too deep). What will happen to the miles (literally) of hedging? It's rather a nice feature, but then that's subjective. The down side to the hedges is the constant need to keep them trimmed; but it's like painting Blackpool Tower................some part always need doing, and it is very demanding on time. The bar is handy and we had a decent meal at a fair price. There is a very handy bus service into Bridport or one can walk through the fields. It takes about an hour. The 10 amp electric supply is not a problem as we are in a caravan and not a house. The lack of club wi-fi was irritating having just renewed my subscription but again, I was aware of this beforehand. What I find difficult to come to terms with is the fact that the infrastructure falls well below the standard that we expect from the club and yet they are charging us full whack for the use of those facilities. Though I look forward to seeing when it is finished, I shudder to think what the charges will be when all the work is done. We enjoyed our week at Bingham Grange and I have tried to be fair and objective with my comments. The site has great potential.
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Rest and Relaxation

We just had a really relaxing week at Bingham Grange, yes I agree with other comments regarding not being able to take dogs to the bar, but it's not the end of the world. lets hope that the caravan club sees sense and moves the bar and restaurant, as they do state dogs can not be left in the caravans. After all that, We are looking forward to our next visit.
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lovely spot

We have just spent a great week at this site. Site is in a lovely spot. Staff very helpful and friendly. Site staff, to their credit. have compiled a list car parks with address and post codes, that have facilities that take motorhomes. Brilliant !. We will return.

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Site contact details

Telephone:
01308 488183
Email:
bridportbinghamgrange@camc.com

Site information

Please Note: Club Wi-Fi is currently (20 June) unavailable at this site however there is an alternative chargeable service available.

We are not currently taking bookings for March - July 2020 as we are planning on carrying out some redevelopment work.