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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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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Smashing Site

Lovely little site, quiet except for the sound of the occasional steam train - lovely! Good site for the kids to ride their bikes around as one big loop. The shower block is probably due for a revamp soon but still clean and tidy. Would stay here again.
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Great to be back

Seventeen years since we visited last! Bit of a change to the site as well as us of course. A very warm welcome from the wardens on arrival and for the rest of our seven day stay. Not sure how they managed to provide the sun and blue sky each day, but big thank you. Made our stay so relaxing doing nothing at all with the occasional walk. Used our on board facilities but nice to see the hand wash down by the bins and loo emptying point. Wrist bands used to control the toilet block seems to work OK although we didn't use. Access road a bit of a challenge in a large motorhome if you meet anyone as there are quite a number of low overhanging branches - not quite so many since we've been!
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Another great holiday

Another year and another visit to this great site. Lovely and peaceful. Wardens have a great system in place for shower/toilet block. Pegs for your wristband, 2 for showers and 2 for toilets. Such a shame members find this difficult to use, putting wristband on shower peg when they are clearly using the toilet! Look forward to another visit next year
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Telephone:
01929 480572

Site information

<p>Unfortunately this Club campsite will be closed for the remainder of 2020.</p> <p>Why not book now for 2021? Only pay 5% VAT until March 2021. A 12.5% reduction on all published prices will be applied to your booking when you arrive and pay for your stay on site.</p>