Haycraft Caravan Club Site (REF : HAY)

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 holiday destination 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 area on site
  • 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

Prices

Extras

Price per night for extra car: £2.00

Supplements

Pitches

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

Yes

Standard (electric & grass)

Yes

Yes

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

Nearby

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.

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
Plan a route to this site
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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Excellent small site

I am siting in the sunshine writing this using this sites really good WIFI, it is actually one of the best we have used & it was unexpected due to the small size of this site. The wardens were very friendly & helpful telling us all about the best walking areas to visit with the dogs, there is just so much walking available both from the site & locally that we needed another couple of weeks to explore even a part of it. If you are a walker this area is a must to visit. The site also has a surprisingly large dog walk a lot better than most big sites & I can report NO dog mess anywhere (which does make a nice change!). We visited Studland & Shell bay in particular, as NT members it was a free day out, great to walk on the beach where seals were playing in the bay, amazingly quite close to the Poole ferry. RSPB Arne is also a must visit place if you are into walking & wildlife (Spring Watch last year was filmed there I believe). Corfe Castle is just up the road & free again for NT members, this is not just a look at an old castle but again miles & miles of good walks in & around the area. The steam train also runs from the bottom of the lane although we didn't have time to try it. All in all this is a Fab little site that will be ideal for anyone who prefers peace & quiet with excellent local walks we have already booked again for next year.
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My Favourite Place

A fabulous long weekend at Haycraft with the motorhome and my brother next door in the caravan. Friendly welcome from the wardens, luckily two pitches together and fabulous weather. It's hard to get booked into Haycraft as it's so small and so popular but I must come for a longer stay soon. Lovely walk to Dancing Ledge for a picnic lunch (oops, made a wrong turn on the way back and walked 6 miles!) and meals out at The Bankes Arms in Studland and The Purbeck Golf Club (fabulous view and friendly welcome) - the Club Sandwich is a must. We'll be back.

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Lovely site in great location.

Our first visit to the site as we have only recently got back into caravanning. Got a nice friendly welcome on arrival and choice of pitch. Site was clean and well maintained and the facilities are very nice and cleaned regularly. Swanage is just 3 miles away and is a nice little seaside town complete with a Harry Ramsdens. The Jurassic coast is within easy reach and Dorset is a beautiful county with so much to see and do. Brownsea Island and RSPB Arne are nature highlights and for walks you are spoilt for choice with Lulworth and Kimmeridge being great spots. Bridport is a lovely market town with nice shops and Palmer's brewery is a must visit. We had a great break in an area we know well and will definitely be using the site again.
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Good as ever

First visit to this site for us, but we would go back if we want to visit the area again. Very pleasant quiet site, with first class staff.
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Dorset Knobs

Just returned from a 7 night stay at Haycraft - our first visit. Good directions provided and access roads good up to last half mile, being Haycraft lane itself. But there are passing places and only half mile. Definitely do NOT try to access from Langton Matravers end of Haycraft Lane - it's very steep downhill and no passing places. We received a warm welcome from the lady warden and had a choice of pitches. Weather on arrival was wet, so unsure of position of sun. Warden advised that upper level was better for sun but exposed to wind. We chose pitch no 48. Turned out it faced due south and as weather was kind to us, it was perfect. It has no neighbours one side and is close to water/waste points. These are on the lower level, so full barrels have to be pulled/pushed up the slope - beware if this is an issue. The site is very compact and tidy. We use onboard facilities but the washroom block was very clean on the two occasions I visited. The area is great. I cycle and took my road bike, Some really challenging hills. Swanage is a lovely compact seaside resort. Great fish and chips - eat them in the car in the longstay carpark and watch the lights come on over the bay. Bootiful! Studland is great for a level walk and Durdle Door a must. Overall - will certainly return. PS Dorset Knobs are a local biscuit.
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