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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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Nice site, warm welcome!

This is a small site not far from Corfe castle, though it is a bit of a hike if you are walking. The pitches are a bit tight, with pretty chunky gravel! However, the welcome from the CMC guys was very warm and comprehensive, and the facilities always clean and the site tidy. Would recommend as a good base for the area.
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Quiet location and lovely views

Stayed here in April just after lockdown #3 ended. Site is in a quiet location and is well maintained although did not use sanitary block as was advised by staff to use our own. This site is not ideal for motorhomes as at the time we stayed the Train station at Harmans Cross remains closed due to Covid. Although stations at Corfe and Swanage are open. So we could not use the train for transport. The walk to Corfe across the fields is far longer than the 2 1/4 miles on the finger post and involves a part along a busy main road. Because of Covid the site information room remains closed. We would have liked some information about the area to be available perhaps by posting a notice on the information cabin or by a hand out on arrival ( like the Cheddar site) As it was there was no information easily available. Apparently there’s a bus stop up a very steep hill if you turn left out of the site another camper informed us. The area is lovely but I don’t think we’ll return because of the location.
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April long weekend

We had a very pleasant 3 night weekend break at this compact but comfortable site with well kept and managed pitches and toilet facilities. The access lane is narrow but at the time of our stay not very busy. We left our Moho on site and walked to the 40 Breezer bus stops at the top of the hill for our days out visiting Swanage and Corfe Village/Castle. Although the bus stops are only 20 mins from site (at a purposeful strut) it is a steep walk.The Wardens (as we have come to expect) were friendly and helpful. We would love to return when the next opportunity arises.
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Excellent site run by friendly wardens

We received a warm welcome. The warden also kindly helped me out during out of hours during our stay for which I appreciated this so very much. The site felt 'Covid Safe'. The Site is small, as are the hard standing pitches, but I love this site. and will return again and again. Buses and trains are near by to help you get around if you have a Motorhome. Thankfully, this time we stayed here out of season and so there were no kids cycling around and around, shouting and screaming on their bikes.

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A much needed break at lovely Haycrafts

As with everyone a difficult time ...... but at last good to chill in our motorhome! Luckily on the top level with some special views! Weirdly, cruise ships at anchor in the distance! The sun shining, the pitch and grass all well cared for and reception, facilities etc well sanitized and with clear instructions! Masks required in reception and The band system worked well but we used our facilities as much as possible! Some People do have trouble reading the road markings of 5 mph! They are large and clear so why for goodness do they speed! Thank you for your hard work and making our stay so pleasant and safe.
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Site contact details

Telephone:
01929 480572

Site information

This campsite is now open. Based on the latest Government guidance issued 8 April, we are pleased to be able to open toilets and shared washing and cleaning facilities (excluding showers) operated in line with Government guidelines.

Remember, you only pay 5% VAT until 30 September 2021, then 12.5% VAT from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022 on Club campsite prices! All you need to do is book your holiday as normal, and the discount will be applied to the appropriate rate when you pay on site.