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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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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Very Inviting

We have just got back from a 10 night stay at Bridport Bingham Grange. This was our 13th or 14th stay there. We have been visiting the site twice a year ever since it was a privately owned Adult Only site and must admit, we were a little apprehensive when the CMC purchased it in 2018 and made it ‘family friendly’. We still went there in June and September 2018 and not many changes had taken place, so we were wondering what to expect on our first visit this year. Well, I can honestly say, we were made to feel very welcome by Martin, Fiona and all of this years new team of assistants. When we arrived, our grass pitch was a little long (in order to pick up the doggy poop cleanly) so we asked if somebody could possibly cut it at all. Within minutes, an assistant was down to see us and said he would have the pitch cut while we were out shopping. They did exactly that. Nothing was too much trouble. There do not appear to be any obvious changes implemented yet this year apart from general garden and hedge maintenance. The dog walking area is the best we have ever seen on any other site. Grass, Woodland, Stream and shaded areas. Everything your dog could possibly want. Allowed off lead once through the gate of the dog walking area. Plenty of poo bins dotted about. The showers and toilets are always immaculately clean and plenty to go around. You never have to queue. The Buzzards Restaurant is on site, although we didn’t get to use it this time around. All in all, we had a very lovely visit and re-booked our next trip back in September. A beautiful ‘dog friendly’ place to visit is Burton Bradstock beach (National Trust). We do the coastal walks both ways, then stop off at the Hive Beach cafe for our usual crab sandwich. Best Seafood Restaurant around. Thorncombe Woods, Moreton and Upton Country Park are many of the lovely places for walkers, all with the added bonus of a tearoom. Dorset is so dog friendly. Everywhere you go (even shops) the dogs are made to feel welcome with bowls of water and the occasional treat. Can’t wait to return later in the year. With regards to other people’s comments about constant grass cutting or hedge trimming - if you want the site to look nice and tidy, how else is that meant to happen??? You can’t leave it all for months on end or do it under the dead of night. We all cut our lawns at home and it doesn’t seem to bother anyone..........

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Very Disappointed

Having been members on and off for thirty years, we are almost always delighted with the standard of sites. We booked this site as it looked lovely in the book, is new to the network and in an area where we stay to visit family. We unfortunately didn't notice when booking that it is only 10 amp - mainly because we assumed from the price that it would be top notch, including the electrics - but that was our mistake, not the clubs! Upon arrival we were told that on that day all pitches were being allocated (although from reading other reviews, this seems to be ongoing). We have an elderly dog so were disappointed that our pitch (along with most on the lower part of the site) was very small and had no shade whatsoever in the form of hedging or trees which, of course, also meant that the pitches were extremely close together with little privacy, and the promised views were completely obliterated by trees lower down near the river. We asked if any other pitches were available, but there were apparently only two suitable for our 21' 2-berth caravan, and neither of these was any better. We decided to stay put and make the best of it. Most of the pitches are 'hard standing', although the surface is actually a two inch deep layer of shingle - hard to walk on in open shoes, not suitable for dogs and gets into everything! Although the book promises standard grass pitches (which we always prefer), we didn't see any apart from the abundant ones available for tents but which were all standing empty. The facilities are adequate, but we never actually managed to get a hot shower - lukewarm at best - and in the 'family' rooms, turning on the shower risks your arm and the floor being drenched! However, our biggest problem was the constant noise! Obviously we know that the site has to be kept tidy (and the wardens are very busy at this), but the constant drone of hedge cutters and grass cutters nearly drove us bonkers! It all culminated in a warden cutting the grass between our caravan and our neighbour and a stone flying out of the mower and hitting our (new) caravan like a missile! The resulting dent isn't that visible, thankfully, and many apologies were made, but it just rounded off a very disappointing few days. We understand that updating will be done to the site before next season, but surely the price should reflect the fact that the facilities really aren't up to CAMC standards yet? Really disappointed, and very glad to leave - the first time we've ever said that!

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Beautiful, remote location, with hard working staff but needs serious upgrading

Stunning location for this site, surrounded by walks and countryside, but the facilities (although clean) are not up to club standards (even though the club is still charging as if it was!). The wardens work hard given the site limitations. The laundry sinks have been given over to inside pot washing, although there are washing machines. The poor wardens operate from a cupboard sized office/reception (but this doesn't seem to limit them). Lots of uneven surfaces around the main building, and the bar restaurant is accessed by an outside staircase We were allocated our pitch (on the lower part of the site) which was very deep gravel, and even with chocks we could not get the van totally level. The pitches are allocated by unit size (even though you pay the same price), due to varying pitch sizes and fire rules. The deep, small grade gravel was very unpleasant to walk on, especially in open shoes, and also not easy to drive off. Had the weather been better, it would have been awful to sit out on, so take a groundsheet just in case. The site includes a beautiful wooded riverside area, but be aware, there is Giant Hogweed growing there. The wardens were quick to respond to this, but it is pernicious (and seeds and grows fast by rivers) and extremely toxic (especially when mixed with sunlight) , so take care. Wildlife abounds, and on the whole the site is tranquil, but there are no barriers, so no restrictions on coming and going. We were treated to someone opposite us hitching up, and leaving the car engine running whilst doing so/lifting caravan legs and calling out the functioning of their lights at just past 6 am in the morning. We could only presume that as the unit only arrived the night before they were off to catch a ferry from Poole.Not impressed. The road out of Bridport to the site is very busy (although the site is well set back so you do not hear it) . You need to use at least a part of this road if you want to access any of the National Cycle Routes, or cycle paths to Bridport. We felt it wasn't a great idea, so stuck to walking. Work is ongoing at West Bay (flood defences) , and both East and West Beach were closed when we walked there. It was hard to get any definitive information about closures (even the Dorset council site was vague) , but may be worth checking before you set out if beach access is important to you.
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Beautiful Bridport

Just come back from a week at this lovely site during half term and it was quite and peaceful!Loved the individual shower rooms, facilities were great. Allocated a lovely pitch convenient for our campervan. Dog walk must be the best on the network. We walked across the fields to Bridport and onwards to West Bay a good 3 miles or so. Beautiful coastline and walks to do nearby.

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Lets get the good stuff out of the way. The pitch was excellent. If you can get one as far down the hill as you can - away from the office and facilities complex. Do go on the walk to the Hare and Hounds pub (2 miles) which is recommended. DO NOT rely on them (i) being open when you get there and (ii) being polite or welcoming, The food was ok but not cheap, so I guess NOT ok. The staff were all polite and very helpful. Its close to West bay, Bridport and Lyme Regis. We arrived he day before they decided to mow, blow, cut and manicure the site ready for a bank holiday weekend - not so quiet. Certainly not at 0800 in the morning. Noisy neighbours on a birthday weekend Skyping - Hhmmm. The food in the restaurant was a but hit and miss. Mine was not great but my partners was excellent so you takes your choice........ Would we go back? No, I don't think so. Overpriced but with good facilities and no real soul (yet). Everything is very efficient and clean so no worries there it just wasn't up to the standard we have experienced at other sites.
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Telephone:
01308 488183
Email:
bridportbinghamgrange@camc.com

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