Wood Farm Caravan Park (REF : XWF)

Axminster Road, Charmouth, Dorset, DT6 6BT

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Motorhomes
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Wood Farm Caravan Park offers easy access to the beautiful World Heritage Coast and some spectacular rural scenery. The area is famous for its rugged coastline, which is littered with fossils from the Jurassic age. Walkers visiting this caravan park are spoilt for choice with a stunning selection of coastal views and rolling inland vistas, all conveniently located nearby and sure to delight those with an interest in nature's bounty.

Lyme Regis is but 2 miles away from Wood Farm Caravan Park and has been the inspiration for writers, artists and film makers for many generations. If you're looking for a more active break, the town also offers a range of fun water sports, fishing trips and an 18-hole golf course, as well as a selection of special events throughout the year. The caravan Park boasts beautiful surroundings and recreational activities for all, including a superb indoor swimming pool, tennis court, coarse fishing pond and children's play area. Seasonal pitches are available.

Visit the site's website for more details and to make a booking.

Things to do on site ...

  • Fishing
  • Games room
  • Play area
  • Playground
  • Tennis

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
  • Gaz
  • Late arrivals area with electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge

Prices

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Supermarket notes:
1 mile Charmouth

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Directions

From East on the A35: turn right off the A35 (Bridport - Axminster) at the roundabout (junction A3052, signposted Wood Farm) into the park entrance. Please do not turn into Charmouth village. From the West on A35: turn left off A35 (Axminster - Bridport) at roundabout 1.25 miles past end of dual carriageway (signposted Wood Farm) into the park entrance.  

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
DT6 6BT
GPS:
Lat 50.74265 / Lon -2.91343
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OS field ref:
SY355940
OS map ref:
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Handbook map ref:
F2

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Exeter, Weymouth and Poole
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest park and ride: Lyme Regis
  • Nearest port: Weymouth (26 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Axminster
  • Shop within 1 mile
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Beautiful Grounds, close to seaside

Stayed here in June for 4 nights on a premium serviced pitch. While a bit more expensive, this suited us as we could top up water halfway through our stay without having to move the motorhome. Pitch was allocated on arrival and we were guided to our pitch by one of the friendly and helpful members of staff, who also explained the facilities. The grounds are beautiful with a lovely walk down to the lake, with a secure enclosed dog walk area, with plenty of room to exercise the pooch. Charmouth beach is about 20 minutes walk, but a bit of a hill back to the site. Charmouth is pretty although not a huge amount there, a pub and a few shops. Helpful for stocking up the supplies. Lyme Regis is about 50 minutes walk, but 20 minutes on the bus, which has an hourly service and is a short walk from the site. Lyme Regis is definitely worth a visit for the beach and eating establishments. The site has regular visits from a takeaway fish & chip van and curry van. Very useful. My only criticism is the shower block. Each block has one toilet and 6 separate shower rooms which are a small bathroom with toilet, shower and basin. The problem is they tend to get used as a toilet, as only one separate toilet is available. They also get very steamed up because 1. The pre-set shower temperature is too hot and can’t be adjusted. 2. The ventilation is poor. They need better extractor fans. There is a window, but didn’t like to leave open while in the shower as people could see in. The shower is also on a spring load button, but only gives 12 seconds of flow before it needs pushing again (I timed it). That’s not enough time to even rinse your hair. By the time I’d dried my hair, I felt like I’d had a sauna, despite propping the door open. The site is close to the A35 so you do get traffic noise if you are close to the entrance, however that did not spoil our stay. Overall, we had a lovely stay and found the staff very friendly and helpful.
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Great site, well run.

It was the first time back to this site in almost 30 years. We were impressed by the improvements that have been made. The staff were welcoming and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. The cafe and swimming pool were good and facilities good. The idea of using ‘bathrooms’ ie toilet, basin & shower, to us was disappointing. Although these were cleaned regularly, at least daily & often more, they were often left wet and steamy by previous occupants who insisted on shutting the windows! Whilst it appears like a good idea I would not like to see them as standard as availability could be better. Having said that, we had a great time.

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Can only speak as I find......

Given the 4 reviews for 2018 we had high hopes for our 5 night stay at the beginning of July. Firstly the positives. Situated in a valley with a number of terraces to accommodate vans and motor homes, the backdrop to Wood Farm is very picturesque. The dog walk is immense and a stroll down through the site to the fishing lake is well worth the effort. The on-site cafe and the swimming pool appears to be fairly new and reasonably priced. Access to the site from the A35 is easy and a walk down into Charmouth is recommended. Buses are reasonably frequent from the stops near the site entrance. Our stay here was however disappointing. Unlike club sites pitches are allocated on arrival. After a brief but friendly check-in we were ushered to our pitch. We were left to try and manoeuvre our modest. Sized caravan onto a small pitch not far from reception. It was clear from the beginning that we would struggle to fit it into the tiny concrete slab located below road level. The A-Frame rested against the grass bank and even with the jockey wheel wound right in and set at its minimum height the van sat nose up. A visit to reception resulted in the offer of only one possible alternative pitch: adjacent to the main thoroughfare with the water carrier and waste master sitting virtually in the road. When questioned about the possibility of other pitches round about I was informed that they were for larger vans and if we wanted to erect an awning this was all that was available. My van is 6.88 mtrs end to end. How big does your van have to be? Noise. Never before have I pitched so close to a racetrack. The noise of motorised vehicles pulling away from the adjacent island up the A35 morning noon and night was off-putting to say the least so I suggest you push for a pitch as far away from the site entrance as possible. For us, the biggest disappointment was the toilet block. Hygiene left much to be desired. It should not be left to campers to inform wardens when toilets and showers need cleaning. At peak periods these should be cleaned daily. In our 5-day day it appeared that the ladies and gents communal block was cleaned just once. Other reviews on this site read differently but after many decades of caravanning I can only speak as I find. Paying premium prices I expect premium standards in all areas of customer services. Come on guys, smarten up your act.

Response from the Site:

Thank you for taking the time to post a review about your recent stay at Wood Farm.  We are pleased that you found lots of things good and convenient.

Many apologies that we weren’t able to give you a greater choice of pitch.  We have been running so full during July and unlike some flatter sites all our pitches are different, meaning we must be careful when siting motorhomes and double axle caravans in particular.

One point you raised was that during your five days you only saw the toilet blocks cleaned once.  We do try to clean at times that are convenient to our guests, when people are out and about for the day.  Rest assured all four toilet blocks are cleaned daily and checked at regular times between.

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Loved the site

Very friendly reception, shown to your pitch and helped to settle in if needed. Small shop with necessities. 20 minute walk to Charmouth and 40 minutes to Lyme Regis, no need to move the camper van! We had a fairly level pitch only two minutes to two toilet blocks. New toilet block is one of the best I’ve used with toilet, sink and shower in a room of its own. Spotlessly clean all day. I didn’t use the facilities but there is an indoor pool and games room. Only reason I can’t give 5 stars is that the site is 100 metres from the A35 and we could hear a lot of traffic noise. It wouldn’t put us off returning!
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Excellent welcoming staff

We arrived on this site in mid April and stayed for three days. We found the initial welcome and ongoing support from the club staff to be excellent, some of the best we have seen. As full time motorhomers the icing on the cake was a bath on site which was made available to us at an extremely favourable rate, it was spotless and very welcome. Although there is some road noise this was not sufficient to spoil our enjoyment of the site. Excellent for access to Lyme Regis. Use of swimming pool an added luxury and well worth the visit.

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Site contact details

Telephone:
01297 560697
Email:
reception@woodfarm.co.uk