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Norden Farm

4.7 (692 reviews)

Norden Farm is a family-run camping and touring site set on a working farm just outside Corfe Castle, on the southern coast of beautiful Dorset. With easy transport links, friendly staff, and great facilities, this is the perfect place for a coastal getaway.

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Norden Farm is located in the heart of the Isle of Purbeck- set back from the main road, but with easy access. It is a rural farm site and may not be suitable for those looking for ready-made entertainment!

There are three adjacent, level grass fields offering electric hook up pitches, with an additional six- acre, non- electric field for tents and camper vans in peak season. There are no hard-standing pitches at present.

Onsite facilities include flush toilets and chemical disposal points, hot showers and private wash basins, a family room, disabled toilets and wet room (ambulant or aided only), separate laundry and washing-up rooms, a well-stocked farm shop, and a pooch parlour (a wet room and warm shower for dogs). For children, there is a play area and ball games court. We have a fridge and freezer for our campers, along with a locker facility for charging phones.

Most facilities are free for campers to use. WIFI is available for a small fee.

In addition to camping, a traditional farm cottage is also available for hire. This sleeps four and is situated on site, with its own private garden. Norden House is also available as a large self- catering holiday home that sleeps up to fourteen people.

Norden Farm is conveniently located for using public transport, making us the perfect base for exploring the Isle of Purbeck! Norden has two bus stops outside our site entrance, and two steam railway stations a short walk away, making access to Swanage or Poole simple and easy.

Norden is also only 3.5 miles from the ancient town of Wareham, where you will find an array of pubs, shops and the River Frome. Wareham also has a train link to Weymouth or London.

This campsite also boasts a footpath (taking roughly 20 minutes) directly from our campsite into the historic village of Corfe Castle, where you will find three pubs, the bakery and the castle ruins!

From the site, you can take a short drive to beaches such as Studland, Sandbanks and Lulworth Cove! Families will love exploring local attractions such as Dorset Water Park, The Tank Museum and Monkey World!

Availability

Extra large grass pitch with electric

  • Max 3 pets
  • Caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Tents
  • Folding caravans
  • Trailer tents
  • RVs
  • Fifth wheels

For pitch details please click below.

This pitch is suitable for:

- Caravans and motorhomes (8.1m and over)

- Very Large tents and Trailer tents (5.1m x 7.1m and over)

Please scroll up/down for other pitch options and sizes, including non-electric pitches. Please note, our non-electric field can only accommodate campervans (5.5m max.) and tents.

This pitch includes a vehicle and awning in the price.

Complimentary Wifi available throughout the campsite.

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Large grass pitch with electric

  • Max 3 pets
  • Caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Tents
  • Folding caravans
  • Trailer tents
  • RVs
  • Fifth wheels

For pitch details please click below.

This pitch is suitable for:

- Caravans and motorhomes (up to 8m)

- Large tents and Trailer tents (up to 5m x 7m max)

Please scroll up/down for other pitch options and sizes, including non-electric pitches. Please note, our non-electric field can only accommodate campervans (5.5m max.) and tents.

This pitch includes a vehicle and awning in the price.

Complimentary Wifi available throughout the campsite.

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Medium grass pitch with electric

  • Max 3 pets
  • Caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Tents
  • Folding caravans
  • Trailer tents
  • RVs
  • Fifth wheels

For pitch details please click below.

This pitch is suitable for:

- Caravans and motorhomes (up to 7m)

- Campervans (5.5m max.)

- Medium tents and Trailer tents (up to 3 x 5m max)

Please note, if your campervan is longer than 5.5m, it is classed as a motorhome.

Please scroll up/down for other pitch options and sizes, including non-electric pitches. Please note, our non-electric field can only accommodate campervans (5.5m max.) and tents.

This pitch includes a vehicle and awning in the price.

Complimentary Wifi available throughout the campsite.

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Small grass pitch with electric

  • Max 3 pets
  • Caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Tents
  • Folding caravans
  • Trailer tents
  • RVs
  • Fifth wheels

For pitch details please click below.

This pitch is suitable for:

- Campervans (5.5m max.) - no vehicle or awning included in pitch price

- Small tents (2 x 3.5m max.)

Please scroll up/down for other pitch options and sizes, including non-electric pitches. Please note, our non-electric field can only accommodate campervans (5.5m max.) and tents.

If you are bringing an awning or vehicle with your campervan, you must choose a medium pitch.

Small tent pitches include a vehicle and awning in the price.

Complimentary Wifi available throughout the campsite.

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Extra large grass pitch without electric

  • Max 2 pets
  • Caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Tents
  • Folding caravans
  • Trailer tents
  • RVs
  • Fifth wheels

For pitch details please click below.

This pitch is suitable for Very Large tents and Trailer tents (5.1m x 7.1m and over).

NO CARAVANS OR MOROTHOMES- THESE MUST GO ON AN ELECTRIC PITCH.

Please scroll up/down for other pitch options and sizes, including electric pitches.

This pitch includes a vehicle and awning in the price.

Complimentary Wifi available throughout the campsite.

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Large grass pitch without electric

  • Max 3 pets
  • Caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Tents
  • Folding caravans
  • Trailer tents
  • RVs
  • Fifth wheels

For pitch details please click below.

This pitch is suitable for Large tents and Trailer tents (up to 5m x 7m max)

NO CARAVANS OR MOROTHOMES- THESE MUST GO ON AN ELECTRIC PITCH.

Please scroll up/down for other pitch options and sizes, including electric pitches.

This pitch includes a vehicle and awning in the price.

Complimentary Wifi available throughout the campsite.

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Medium grass pitch without electric

  • Max 3 pets
  • Caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Tents
  • Folding caravans
  • Trailer tents
  • RVs
  • Fifth wheels

For pitch details please click below.

This pitch is suitable for:

- Campervans (5.5m max.)

- Medium tents and Trailer tents (up to 3m x 5m max)

NO CARAVANS OR MOROTHOMES- THESE MUST GO ON AN ELECTRIC PITCH.

Please scroll up/down for other pitch options and sizes, including electric pitches. Please note, our non-electric field can only accommodate campervans (5.5m max.) and tents.

This pitch includes a vehicle and awning in the price.

Complimentary Wifi available throughout the campsite.

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Small grass pitch without electric

  • Max 3 pets
  • Caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Tents
  • Folding caravans
  • Trailer tents
  • RVs
  • Fifth wheels

For pitch details please click below.

This pitch is suitable for:

- Campervans (5.5m max.)- no vehicle or awning included in pitch price

- Small tents (2 x 3.5m max.)

NO CARAVANS OR MOROTHOMES- THESE MUST GO ON AN ELECTRIC PITCH.

Please scroll up/down for other pitch options and sizes, including electric pitches. Please note, our non-electric field can only accommodate campervans (5.5m max.) and tents.

If you are bringing an awning or vehicle with your campervan, you must choose a medium pitch.

Small tent pitches include a vehicle and awning in the price.

Complimentary Wifi available throughout the campsite.

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Norden House

  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 bedrooms
  • Max 3 pets

A beautiful large self-catering Georgian farmhouse. Sleeps 14 across 7 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.

2 spacious lounge areas, a dining room that comfortably seats 14, a large modern fully equipped kitchen, 7 bedrooms (5 doubles, 2 twins), access to the garden with a seated patio area and an all-weather pavilion with a fire-pit with seating for 20 people, private parking for 5 cars.

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692 Reviews

All reviews featured on Campstead.com have been submitted by genuine customers who have stayed at the park.


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A Purbeck Treasure.

Ralph, Graham - 09/04/2024

5

Norden House was brilliant. It was comfortable, so well equipped and hugely well located for Purbeck and Dorset. We enjoyed the walks, the beaches, the villages, the Norden farm shop and the hills. The house was well set out, the garden was great and the welcome pack very welcome!

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Fabulous rental

Jones, Janet - 02/04/2024

5

Just returned from a great week at Norden House. 11 adults, one baby and three dogs all accommodated very comfortably in this lovely big house which is equipped with everything you could possibly need. Excellent farm shop just a few paces away with friendly staff. Plenty to do in the surrounding area, even in poor weather and there’s always the fantastic summer house and fire pit to enjoy too. Highly recommend this fabulous house.

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Gibson sewing group

Gibson, Liz - 26/03/2024

5

Our second stay and everything was great.

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Gorgeous property

Parker, Lynne - 18/03/2024

5

A beautiful house, rented for two days, one day for friends & one day for family to celebrate a 60th birthday.Tge interior design of the house is gorgeous & has everything you’d need & so clean, obviously well maintained.Staff were very helpful both prior to booking & after too. Farm shop opposite which has everything you’d need.Sadly the only thing that was disappointing, when we arrived the power to the BBQ pavilion wasn’t working so we missed out on spending time out there in the evening with the fire pit & toasting marshmallows something which was a big appeal to booking Norden House. Unfortunately the staff couldn’t sort or get an electrician out to sort as it was a weekend.

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Perfect Christmas Holiday House

Hayes, Mike - 07/01/2024

5

We all agreed that it was the best Christmas House in which we have ever stayed, beautifully decorated . The perfect location for a walk into Corfe or a 15 minute drive to Studland or Swanage and slightly less to the shops in Wareham and even less to the farm shop just across from the House, The farm shop has an amazing array of goods with delightful staff, ever helpful.There were 12 of us and 2 well behaved dogs all of whom enjoyed the walks along the beaches at Studland and Swanage with the tide out, (check times)Seven bedrooms, all en suite, were crucial to us being able to be completely relaxed without having to wait for the bathroom!!One of the bedrooms has a view of Corfe Castle, an added bonus in the winter. At the other end of the house, be advised to bring some ear plugs unless you like the sound of cockerels crowing in the early morning. It's good be in the countryside.The kitchen was great with 5 ovens enabling us to cook 2 turkeys and all the trimmings. FABULOUS

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friendliness of staff

Banner, Brenda - 03/11/2023

4

We have stayed at Norden Farm several times - the facilities are excellent and with the farm shop make it ideal for us with a motorhome, saves carrying groceries etc from outside shops. Using the public transport makes it so easy for us to get around. It is made clear on the website that this is a grass site, unfortunately on during our stay the weather was very wet. We wonder whether cord mats where grass grows through could be fitted. This would save the mud and keep the pitches in better condition.

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Nice peaceful site

Exelby, Mike - 30/10/2023

4

Very impressed with the friendliness of all the site and farm staff we encountered. The site and facilities were kept clean and tidy, despite being a very wet period of time we had on site. (4 days in total). We had Peacocks, chickens and many wild birds around the pitch, which was lovely to see. My only comment would be that some hard stand areas would benefit the site enormously especially during the wet periods, of which we do seem to have had this 'summer'. The location we found to be very good for visiting Corfe castle, Swanage, Durdle Door as well as Dorchester not being far away.All told an excellent site in dry weather and good until it really pours.

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Short break

Ward, D - 29/10/2023

5

We've stayed at norden farm in our campervan a few times now and have always enjoyed our stay. Facilities are clean and the general feel of the place is good.

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Lovely campsite with good helpful staff. Good facilities.

Cornish, Ian - 29/10/2023

4

Stayed in October half term, so always a bit risky with the weather. No hardstanding pitches meant things were a bit muddy but the staff told us where to pitch so as to manage our collective risks of getting stuck. Site not busy.Shower and toilet block lovely, only suggestion is to consider adding underfloor heating for the cooler spring and autumn days if rebuilding the block. But the shower was hot and had adjustable head (most sites have a fixed head) which was great.The addition of a family bathroom (with a bath) made it great for families with small kids.Easy walks to Norden (no footpath!) And Corded Castle.Dark skies and little lighting on the pitches.Campfires are permitted :-)

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Beautiful Site and location

Evans, Peter - 28/10/2023

4

Very friendly site, lots of open space. Lovely little fishing pond, and a very well stocked shop with everything you need plus more. We will definitely return in the summer, pitches do get a bit soft in the Autumn. The only thing I could fault was no hard pitches for the end of season, whether hard standings or gravel/granite chippings.

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Summary

4.7

98.8% would recommend this site

98.3% would stay here again

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