Haycraft Caravan Club Site

Haycrafts Lane, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 3EB

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Haycraft Club Site makes for an ideal base from which to explore the historic towns, picturesque villages and beautiful coastline of Dorset. There are numerous public footpaths and coastal walks near the caravan site for walking enthusiasts, and if you're a beach lover you will be a short distance from the sandy beaches of Swanage or the glorious stretch of golden sands at Studland Bay.

The caravan park also offers easy access to the charming attractions of Poole Harbour, Bournemouth, Dorchester, Weymouth, Wareham and the National Trust's Brownsea Island, home to the traditional red squirrel. Haycraft Club Site is situated just a few minutes' walk away from the magnificent Swanage Railway, allowing the opportunity to ride on heritage steam and diesel trains to Swanage town centre and the attractive Corfe Castle village, which is a great favourite with both the young and old alike. If you're looking for a caravan holiday destination in Dorset, that's away from the beaten track but within convenient distance to it, you'll find this peaceful caravan park to be the perfect location with its great views.

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Dog walk on site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Family washroom
  • Gas
  • Holiday Cottage
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: fair
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Silver

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Walking notes:

The Purbeck Way runs near the site and there are many public footpaths from the site in all directions. Maps are available from Reception. Also visit Studland Bay, where fine sandy beaches stretch for 3 miles, and there is a nature reserve behind the heathland.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

Supermarket notes:

The closest are the Co-op or Budgens in Swanage, about 4 miles from the site.

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Directions

Turn left off the A35 (Poole - Dorchester) at the roundabout onto the A351 (signposted Wareham, Swanage). In 11 miles at Harmans Cross turn right just before the petrol station into Haycrafts Lane (signposted Downshay). Continue with the village hall and railway station on the right, up a steep hill and narrow approach road with passing places. The site entrance is on the left in 0.75 mile (past railway station and past signposts for Downshay Farm).

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
BH19 3EB
GPS:
Lat 50.61667 / Lon -2.02223
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OS field ref:
SY984797
OS map ref:
195
Handbook map ref:
G2

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Swanage, Poole and Bournemouth
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Poole (16 miles)
  • Shop within 1 mile

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Relaxing dorset

Stayed for a week from 5 September,it is like a time warp here. Lovely clean and well laid out site. We have been here many times before and just love the tranquility of the place. If wildlife gets you,this is a great site for you. See deer in the dogwalk and in the woods,hear owls and woodpeckers in the woods also. The wardens are good at their job too,they give a warm welcome and nothing is to much trouble. The facilities although small are always clean and well kept. The site itself is in the middle of farmland and not to far from either Swanage or corfe castle,and are both walkable to. One of our favourite sites.

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Nice little campsite in a beautiful area

Can't fault the site or the staff..... Suspect this is the same everywhere but please, please members respect the other members who do still want to social distance due to whatever reason and don't disrespect the rules.
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Enjoyed our stay at Haycraft

A lovely four night stay at Haycraft, our first time at the site. When we arrived there were only two grass pitches left - we chose pitch number 8 to the right of the entrance. We were a bit unsure as we have always had hardstanding pitches for our motorhome but it turned out to be a lovely large spot with just four caravans joining us in that area. We were blessed with brilliant weather and enjoyed walks into Swanage ( three miles and took about an hour), a ride on the steam train from Swanage to Corfe Castle (unfortunately the station at Harmans Cross just down the road from the site was not open due to Covid-19) and then a walk back along the hills into town and a trip out on the Purbeck Breezer Bus Number 50 from Swanage to Bournemouth, passing through Studland and across on the ferry to Sandbanks. It is a hop on, hop off service with open top buses. We stopped at Knoll Beach on the way back ( one of the National Trust beaches) which was lovely. We did take our cycles but did not use them as the surrounding area is quite hilly. The site itself is small but we did feel safe and the wristband system worked well. We did not have to queue very much at all for the facilities. Lastly, the wardens were very helpful and welcoming. Our electricity bollard was not working on arrival so the warden offered to come to the pitch with us to show us which way would be best to park the motorhome and which bollard to use. The electrician came to fix the bollard a couple of days later and the relief warden made sure that we all had advance warning that the electricity would go off for a short while. They were also helpful with suggestions for walks. It was good to be able to order a daily newspaper too. Overall a lovely site and we enjoyed our stay very much.
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Hills and winds

Visited Haycraft July/August in our small Motorhome. We came to the conclusion that for us “oldies“ Electric Bikes are required! We did manage to visit Kimmeridge, which was up, up all the way, but great on the way back. Lots of walks from the site with beautiful scenery all around. Also managed to get to Studland Bay, but how National Cycle Route 2 can be called a road, when in parts it’s just like a very stoney track, OK for mountain bikes but not for road bikes. Site small, shower/toilet block adequate (lots of campers using their own facilities) but needs updating. Wardens very helpful, especially with Wifi. Without electric bikes we will not be back.

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Well done Haycraft Club site

We just returned from four nights at Haycrafts Club site.This was our first trip away from home in many months like many other people. We found they staff very helpful and polite. They were very much on top of the social distancing and use of the shower block and other facilities in line with the required regulations required for COVID 19. Well done and thank you. It was lovely to be back.

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Telephone:
01929 480572

Site information

This Club campsite is now open and is following social distancing and safety requirements as set out by the UK government. Our priority is first and foremost the health and safety of our staff, our members, our guests and the local communities. Therefore, we are asking all those guests entering reception areas and shops to wear a face covering, so please remember to bring your own with you.

Only pay 5% VAT. A 12.5% reduction on all published prices will be applied to your booking when you arrive and pay for your stay on site.