Smedmore House Caravan Club Site

Kimmeridge, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5PG

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Escape to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - the Smedmore House Club Site includes part of the World Heritage Coastline, famous for its scenic beauty. The caravan park itself is an open, partially sloping field surrounded by farmland with great views to the sea and Clavell Tower on one side and the Purbeck Hills on the other. Kimmeridge Bay, which is also part of the Smedmore Estate, is famous for fossils, fascinating geological strata and ecologically diverse rock pools. The Etches Collection Museum of Jurassic Marine Life is a brand new multi million pound immersive museum in Kimmeridge opened in October 2016.

One of our many caravan sites in Dorset, Smedmore House Club Site gives you easy access to fun water sport activities - there is windsurfing and diving on the ledges and a slipway for boats alongside the Dorset Wildlife Trust's fine marine centre. Many people stay at the caravan site for its walking opportunities since the unforgettable Dorset Coastal Path starts nearby. For the avid explorer there is the wartime abandoned village of Tyneham, located on Ministry of Defence land (limited opening times). The distant tank fire that can be heard on the ranges during a north westerly wind is virtually the only intrusion to this otherwise peaceful oasis.

Facilities on site ...

  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Dog walk from site
  • Dog walk on site
  • Electric hook-up
  • Gas
  • TV reception: poor
  • Wi-Fi

Prices

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Walking notes:

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

Supermarket notes:

Sainsbury's and Co-Op are approximately 8 miles from the site.

Great savings on days out

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Directions

From the North on the A351: on approaching Corfe Castle, at foot of Castle Hill turn right opposite Castle View NT information centre and car park (signposted Church Knowle, Kimmeridge); in 3.25 miles (1.5 mile past Church Knowle) turn left at the signpost to Kimmeridge; in about 1 mile on the outskirts of Kimmeridge turn left at the signpost to Smedmore House; in 0.5 mile at the house on left, turn right at the signpost to site. Please note: do not take any other turning right after Wareham despite signpost Kimmeridge as this narrow road goes over a 1 in 5 hill.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
BH20 5PG
GPS:
Lat 50.60805 / Lon -2.10922
Plan a route to this site
OS field ref:
SY923787
OS map ref:
195
Handbook map ref:
G2

Transport links

  • Car hire on site
  • Nearest port: Poole (12 miles)

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Beautiful location.

Smedmore House Caravan Club Site
This lovely site was everything we were hoping for. Beautiful views, access to magnificent walks, peace and tranquility.The site was well cared for and the warden was very friendly and helpful.. We had a pitch on the paddock area which is more level than some other areas and if this is important to you then it may be advantageous to choose your pitch carefully. There is a great dog walking field adjacent to the site which our dog couldn't wait to access at anytime of day! There was a wedding being held over the weekend that we were staying, however, this was not intrusive and we did not find any problem with excess noise. It is important to note that this is an affiliated site and does not have toilets or shower blocks, however, this is mentioned in the description of the site and should not come as a surprise. We will certainly be returning.

KentishBob

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Reviewed on 12/09/2021 07:57

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Long distance views, site shortcomings

Smedmore House Caravan Club Site
Do not expect Caravan Club run site standards. Makes me wonder what 'Caravan Site Affiliation' actually means. Not the easiest site to access but instructions clear. I'm glad we did not have to go out in a motorhome every day. Nearest shops 6 miles away in Corfe Castle Village. You can walk to the Coastal Path from the site. Staff only onsite 11am - 3pm with no access control so security poor. Glass bin was overflowing and not emptied during out 7 night stay Hand sanitiser by toilet disposal not working for most of the time. Waste water drain not cleaned all week - same rubbish in bottom.

YorkshireDalesman

Reviewed on 22/05/2021 07:25

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Best site in the Purbecks

Smedmore House Caravan Club Site
This site has to be one of the best in the Purbecks, you can reach the coastal path from three or more directions. Also the ridge path from Kingstone to Corfe and beyond is just a climb behind the site. The warden is very friendly and helpful. Its a basic site for facilities but they are well maintained, choose your pitch carefully if you want it mostly flat. Nice walk into Kimmeridge for the cafe/restaurant.

bartonblue

Reviewed on 26/06/2020 10:03

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Fantastic site

Smedmore House Caravan Club Site
This was the best site we stayed on in Dorset, mainly for it's setting. We were warned there was a wedding on the Saturday night, but we didn't hear a thing! I didn't have a problem with the warden only being there for an hour twice a day, there was plenty of information on the board and a phone number if you had a problem!! Lovely walks to the bay and to the coastal path, we had nothing to complain about, it was what I was expecting, but more beautiful!!!

picalopete

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Reviewed on 19/08/2019 18:24

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Smedmore House Caravan Club Site

It should state in your terms and conditions that there may be a possibility of noise disturbance from weddings at Smedmore house, but it does not. Not even on booking are you informed of this, in fact on the club website it states the only disturbance to your peace and tranquillity will be the distant sounds of gun fire. Instead on arrival you are given a small snippet of paper stating “we are obliged to inform you there is a wedding this weekend and there may be some noise disturbance” what a cop out, for one thing , you are obliged to tell is this when we book. People having weddings at this venue at 10s of thousands of pounds do not book at the last minute but months if not years in advance so the information is available to you. Also do not tell me there may be some noise disturbance, there damn well will be. Appaling, inform people when they make there bookings so they can make an informed decision about their stay. Also when people are visiting other people on site, ensure they do not park their cars on peoples pitches. On arrival back to site after a walk to Kimmeridge the motorhome that had arrived next to us was so close to out pitch we spent the evening outside oir pitch 2inches away from their window due to how much they had encroached onto our pitch as the van next to them had two cars parked. Have some common sense. Wanted to return as first few days were great but now very much fought we will. Think we will go to the caravan and camping club site instead 🤷🏻‍♂️#

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We are sorry to hear that you had a bad experience on this site. Please can you email UKSitesBookingService@camc.com to register your complaint and so that a member of the team can investigate and review whether we need to update the site description. 

Stevewilt

Reviewed on 13/07/2019 18:08

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Site contact details

Telephone:
01929 480702
Email:
office@smedmore-caravansite.co.uk.