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
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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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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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Lovely visit

We had an absolutely lovely stay here from 9th to 16th July. The staff were the friendliest we have ever encountered on a club site and were very helpful. The pitch we were allocated was spacious and nicely surrounded by hedges. We heard other visitors complain about not being able to choose their own pitch but this is actually the main reason we don't often use Caravan club sites as we prefer to actually book our pitch rather than take pot luck on arrival. The site itself is in such a lovely location and the dog walk was lovely even though we didn't have a dog! Yes there are improvements to be made, but this is why the site is closing from November for a few months. So glad we choose to stay here and we hope to return next year.
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We visited this site for the first time 19th June, the area is lovely, and I'm sure this site will be eventually , but we felt very let down the facilities are not fit for purpose , two unisex bathrooms and two showers in each of the men's and ladies toilets. Which results in people queuing . When we were there some disgusting person messed on one of the unisex bathroom floors, so that one was out of action for 12 hours, until it was cleaned, my heart goes out to the wardens. I have paid for wifi usage with the club this year, but it doesn't work on this site so was told I would have to pay £7.50 to use the one available on this site. The club should be honest with members and say, this site isn't up to standard, but if you would like to visit at a reduced cost until it is fair enough. But to charge full price is very unfair, when we are guided by the write up in the book. Thought it was based on fact not fiction.
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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.