Bridport Bingham Grange Club Site (REF : BBG)

Melplash, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3TT

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Ideal for ...

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

Why stay here ...

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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Supplements

Max tent size 5m x 5m

Pitches

Touring pitch types Awning Without Awning
Standard (electric & hardstanding)

Yes

Yes

Standard (electric & grass)

Yes

Non-electric (hardstanding)
Non-electric (grass)
Serviced (electric & hardstanding)

Yes

Serviced (electric & grass)
Super (electric & hardstanding)

Nearby

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.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
DT6 3TT
GPS:
Lat 50.764079 / Lon -2.740318
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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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Pea Gravel nightmare

The wardens are friendly and trying to accommodate people’s needs here, but the site in its current state is probably proving very difficult for them to manage. The site is very awkwardly set out and difficult to manoeuvre large outfits, pitches are tight unlevel and covered in small pea gravel, some of it is very deep too, the gravel is difficult to walk on, gets everywhere including your shoes/flip flops and inside the motorhome. We travel with a heavy motorcycle which was seriously dangerous and difficult to manoeuvre on the pea gravel, for this reason alone we won’t return and have cancelled all further bookings here. On every occasion I visited the the toilet facilities over a 5 day period the paper towel/sanitary towel bins were full and overflowing, on our morning of departure I visited the toilets to find no toilet paper at all, although the facilities appeared to be kept clean. I found the view from our pitch was looking at the rear of buildings which felt like we were camped in someone’s back yard and every time a vehicle passed on the gravel dirt road, clouds of dust were thrown up and blown across our pitch in to my motorhome, if we were unlucky enough to be cooking outdoors on the Cadac the dust thrown up drifted on to our food. It didn’t matter if the vehicle drove past slowly as most vehicle exhausts curve down pointing at the road, which blows straight at the dirty dusty road surface creating this most unpleasant experience. We were also not given a choice of empty pitches but instead allocated a pitch number on arrival. The warden explained this was due to previous bookings taken by the previous owners who allowed booking specific pitches, obviously this situation should change for next season. I realise the club has only recently taken ownership of this site so have inherited many of these issues, but this site falls way short of the clubs usual standards so will require serious investment and some major works before it warrants the prices being charged. I also found the entrance to the lower pitches ugly and uninviting. There is also the problem of grounds maintenance with noise and fumes, as the amount of natural growth needing noisy polluting equipment to control is going to be a challenge too. On arrival and after a long drive, then faced with difficult pitch conditions to set up on, a lie down and rest was in order, as soon as my head hit the pillow strimmers etc fired up and droned on in the background close to our pitch making me wish I’d stayed in the peace and quiet of home... I hope the site wardens and club can turn this site around for its members but it’s not for us.
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Different

I have titled this review because this site does not, as yet, reach the CAMC high standards. Loud hedge trimming for what seemed hours at a time, and the Buzzard bar and restaurant does not open on a Tuesday and Wednesday in the high season of August. Some of the pitches are a little tight for maneuvering and the gravel is very small ( not the usual CAMC grade) therefore noisy walking and sandal filling. The wardens are doing a grand job in what seems like quite a difficult time in the transition period from private ownership .I recommend the walk along the riverbank to the Hare and Hounds at Waytown (about 40mins) they open every day and don't take time off when customers want them!! We will return to see how the CAMC have upgraded and improved the site and get more staff to man the bar and restaurant to provide a service to customers, not just themselves.Great location. Efficient and friendly wardens trying very hard and mostly succeeding..
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Beautiful

We found this site fantastic, turned up a bit early I'd messed up on the online booking and forgot to add my awning and my husband (whoops) but the staff were super lovely relocated us to a peaceful private pitch which was easy to get into as id explained we were rubbish at reversing and the motor mover was broken so a warden came and helped us monover into our spot, the family bathrooms were beautifully setup with lovely powerful hot showers (just what we needed after a week roughing it on the other side of Dorset in a field with no facilities) Our 3 children were made very welcome (nothing worse then being made feel unwelcome simply because you have small people with you) and the gin in the bar was very tasty. We decided to stay another day and the wardens again were very accommodating. We will definitely be going back next year!!!
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Update on earlier review

A warning to those approaching the site from Bridport, the post code used on some Sat nav tire to turn you left Down. a very narrow lane about 400yards before site keep onmain road,but site sign is quite obscured until right on top of entrance
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Me again.....

We are now nearing the end of a holiday which was a short one due to work commitments. I have reviewed the site already at the beginning of the week but I feel that it needs just one more entry to cover the missing piece; Close your eyes and there is no noise, listen to the swifts screaming above, open your eyes and you are in a vineyard in the Loire Valley. It is a perfect place and as I said before, a few tweaks needed, more compliance with C&MC rules ( Dogs on leads, not pooping over all the pitches, which was dealt with by the staff fantastically). This truly is a lovely, lovely quiet site. All of what you want from a trip to France without the Channel Tunnel or Ferry. A big thank you to the staff, they are working hard to ensure this site meets our expectations. On this occasion, they have done us proud. :-)

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Site contact details

Telephone:
01308 488183
Email:
bridportbinghamgrange@camc.com

Site information

Please be advised that the maximum power supply at this site is 10amps on touring pitches and 8 amps on tent pitches.