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Smedmore House Caravan Site

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Welcome to the historic rural Estate of Smedmore in the heart of Dorset. Covering 1800 acres in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the Estate runs down to a stunning and unspoilt stretch of the Jurassic Coastline. Enjoy a stay in this enchanting part of the delightful Isle of Purbeck. Take a break and walk along the undulating coastal path or visit the wide range of local attractions and the aw

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Welcome to the historic rural Estate of Smedmore in the heart of Dorset. Covering 1800 acres in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the Estate runs down to a stunning and unspoilt stretch of the Jurassic Coastline. Enjoy a stay in this enchanting part of the delightful Isle of Purbeck. Take a break and walk along the undulating coastal path or visit the wide range of local attractions and the award-winning Clavell’s Cafe in Kimmeridge village.

The Site is a Caravan Club affiliated site conforming to their rules and regulations. It is in a neatly-mown field off a private drive and is a partially sloping site bordered on three sides by trees. There are 40 spacious pitches mostly arranged around the edge of the field. Facilities include electrical hook-ups, Wifi, an information hut, two watering points and one chemical disposal point. THERE ARE NO SHOWERS OR TOILETS.

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Main Field - Sloping

The Site is a Caravan Club affiliated site conforming to their rules and regulations. It is in a neatly-mown field off a private drive and is a partially sloping site bordered on three sides by trees. There are 40 spacious pitches mostly arranged around the edge of the field. Facilities include electrical hook-ups, Wifi, an information hut, two watering points and one chemical disposal point. THERE ARE NO SHOWERS OR TOILETS. Please be aware that occasionally there are events or weddings at Smedmore house, these do not usually cause a disruption to the site but there may be some music noise from these events. If you wish to know if there will be an event during your stay please contact the site direct before booking.

Our main field sloping pitches 1 – 13 are grass Caravan pitches with stunning views of hills, fields; cliffs and weather permitting pitches 1 -5 give some of the best sea views on our site looking across the bay to Portland. Watch the sun setting over the sea from your pitch. You do need to chock up but we keep a good supply of woodenchocks onsite.

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Main Field - Flat

  • Max 2 pets
  • Caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Folding caravans
  • Trailer tents
  • RVs
  • Last booked 6 days ago
  • Grass pitches are a row of caravan, camper or motorhome pitches along the bottom of our main field.

The Site is a Caravan Club affiliated site conforming to their rules and regulations. It is in a neatly-mown field off a private drive and is a partially sloping site bordered on three sides by trees. There are 40 spacious pitches mostly arranged around the edge of the field. Facilities include electrical hook-ups, Wifi, an information hut, two watering points and one chemical disposal point. THERE ARE NO SHOWERS OR TOILETS. Please be aware that occasionally there are events or weddings at Smedmore house, these do not usually cause a disruption to the site but there may be some music noise from these events. If you wish to know if there will be an event during your stay please contact the site direct before booking.

Grass pitches 14–17 are a row of caravan, camper or motorhome pitches along the bottom of our main field with a small wood beyond and views over the site of trees, fields, hills and cliffs. Watch the wildlife from your pitch.

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Main Field - Ring of Trees

  • Max 2 pets
  • Caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Folding caravans
  • Trailer tents
  • Last booked 2 days ago
  • The Ring of trees is a well maintained copse of pine trees in the middle of our main field overlooking fields, hills and cliffs.

The Site is a Caravan Club affiliated site conforming to their rules and regulations. It is in a neatly-mown field off a private drive and is a partially sloping site bordered on three sides by trees. There are 40 spacious pitches mostly arranged around the edge of the field. Facilities include electrical hook-ups, Wifi, an information hut, two watering points and one chemical disposal point. THERE ARE NO SHOWERS OR TOILETS. Please be aware that occasionally there are events or weddings at Smedmore house, these do not usually cause a disruption to the site but there may be some music noise from these events. If you wish to know if there will be an event during your stay please contact the site direct before booking.

The Ring of trees is a well maintained copse of pine trees in the middle of our main field overlooking fields, hills and cliffs with the spacious pitches 18 – 22 positioned around the ring. Depending on how you pitch you may need to chock up slightly on some of these pitches to level. Watch the sun setting over the cliffs from your pitch.

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Main Field - Lower Flat

  • Max 2 pets
  • Caravans
  • Campervans
  • Folding caravans
  • Trailer tents
  • Last booked 1 day ago
  • Grass caravan pitches are in a quiet area next to a small wood at the very bottom of our site overlooking beautiful views of fields, hills and cliffs.

The Site is a Caravan Club affiliated site conforming to their rules and regulations. It is in a neatly-mown field off a private drive and is a partially sloping site bordered on three sides by trees. There are 40 spacious pitches mostly arranged around the edge of the field. Facilities include electrical hook-ups, Wifi, an information hut, two watering points and one chemical disposal point. THERE ARE NO SHOWERS OR TOILETS. Please be aware that occasionally there are events or weddings at Smedmore house, these do not usually cause a disruption to the site but there may be some music noise from these events. If you wish to know if there will be an event during your stay please contact the site direct before booking.

Grass caravan pitches 23–27 are in a quiet area next to a small wood at the very bottom of our site overlooking beautiful views of fields, hills and cliffs. Watch the wildlife and the sun setting over the cliffs from your pitch.

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Main Field - Track Side - Flattish

  • Max 2 pets
  • Caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Folding caravans
  • Trailer tents
  • Last booked 5 hours ago
  • Grass pitches next to the track running down our main field adjacent to the field next to our site.

The Site is a Caravan Club affiliated site conforming to their rules and regulations. It is in a neatly-mown field off a private drive and is a partially sloping site bordered on three sides by trees. There are 40 spacious pitches mostly arranged around the edge of the field. Facilities include electrical hook-ups, Wifi, an information hut, two watering points and one chemical disposal point. THERE ARE NO SHOWERS OR TOILETS. Please be aware that occasionally there are events or weddings at Smedmore house, these do not usually cause a disruption to the site but there may be some music noise from these events. If you wish to know if there will be an event during your stay please contact the site direct before booking.

Pitches 28–30 and pitch 34 are grass pitches next to the track running down our main field adjacent to the field next to our site. Pitches 28 and 29 are campervan only pitches and pitches 30 and 34 overlook beautiful views of fields, hills and cliffs with pitch 34 giving some distant sea views over the bay. You may need to chock up slightly on pitch 34 to level. Watch the wildlife from your pitch.

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Main Field - Track Side - Sloping

  • Max 2 pets
  • Caravans
  • Folding caravans
  • Trailer tents
  • RVs
  • Last booked 3 days ago
  • Next to the track running down our main field adjacent to the field next to our site and overlooking beautiful views of fields, hills and cliffs.

The Site is a Caravan Club affiliated site conforming to their rules and regulations. It is in a neatly-mown field off a private drive and is a partially sloping site bordered on three sides by trees. There are 40 spacious pitches mostly arranged around the edge of the field. Facilities include electrical hook-ups, Wifi, an information hut, two watering points and one chemical disposal point. THERE ARE NO SHOWERS OR TOILETS. Please be aware that occasionally there are events or weddings at Smedmore house, these do not usually cause a disruption to the site but there may be some music noise from these events. If you wish to know if there will be an event during your stay please contact the site direct before booking.

Pitches 31 –33 are next to the track running down our main field adjacent to the field next to our site and overlooking beautiful views of fields, hills and cliffs. These are less sloping than our main field slope but you do need to chock up a little. We keep a good supply of wooden chocks onsite for you to use. Watch the wildlife and the sun setting over the cliffs from your pitch.

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The Paddock - Grass Pitch

  • Max 2 pets
  • Caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Folding caravans
  • Trailer tents
  • RVs
  • Last booked 2 days ago
  • Grass pitches in our popular paddock area accessible from the track running around the paddock

The Site is a Caravan Club affiliated site conforming to their rules and regulations. It is in a neatly-mown field off a private drive and is a partially sloping site bordered on three sides by trees. There are 40 spacious pitches mostly arranged around the edge of the field. Facilities include electrical hook-ups, Wifi, an information hut, two watering points and one chemical disposal point. THERE ARE NO SHOWERS OR TOILETS. Please be aware that occasionally there are events or weddings at Smedmore house, these do not usually cause a disruption to the site but there may be some music noise from these events. If you wish to know if there will be an event during your stay please contact the site direct before booking.

Pitches 42–48 are grass pitches in our popular paddock area accessible from the track running around the paddock. As with all our paddock area pitches they have beautiful views of fields, hills and cliffs with distant sea views over the bay (weather permitting) watch the sun setting over the sea and cliffs from your pitch.

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The Paddock - Stone Hard Standing

  • Max 2 pets
  • Caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Folding caravans
  • Trailer tents
  • RVs
  • Last booked 16 hours ago
  • The pitches have a stone hard standing area for your car and van/motorhome to pitch on with a grassed area adjacent for awnings and relaxing.

The Site is a Caravan Club affiliated site conforming to their rules and regulations. It is in a neatly-mown field off a private drive and is a partially sloping site bordered on three sides by trees. There are 40 spacious pitches mostly arranged around the edge of the field. Facilities include electrical hook-ups, Wifi, an information hut, two watering points and one chemical disposal point. THERE ARE NO SHOWERS OR TOILETS. Please be aware that occasionally there are events or weddings at Smedmore house, these do not usually cause a disruption to the site but there may be some music noise from these events. If you wish to know if there will be an event during your stay please contact the site direct before booking.

Pitches 37–41 have a stone hard standing area for your car and van/motorhome to pitch on with a grassed area adjacent for awnings and relaxing. Guests booking these pitches must pitch on the hard standing not the grass.

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The Paddock - Grass Hardstanding

  • Max 2 pets
  • Caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Folding caravans
  • Trailer tents
  • RVs
  • Last booked 3 hours ago
  • Flattish grass hard standings pitches with a layer of turf on a stone hardcore base providing a firm area for motorhomes to pitch.

The Site is a Caravan Club affiliated site conforming to their rules and regulations. It is in a neatly-mown field off a private drive and is a partially sloping site bordered on three sides by trees. There are 40 spacious pitches mostly arranged around the edge of the field. Facilities include electrical hook-ups, Wifi, an information hut, two watering points and one chemical disposal point. THERE ARE NO SHOWERS OR TOILETS. Please be aware that occasionally there are events or weddings at Smedmore house, these do not usually cause a disruption to the site but there may be some music noise from these events. If you wish to know if there will be an event during your stay please contact the site direct before booking.

Pitches 35 and 36 are flattish grass hard standings with a layer of turf on a stone hardcore base providing a firm area for motor homes to pitch on whilst still giving the benefits of pitching on grass. Our paddock area pitches have beautiful views of fields, hills and cliffs with distant sea views over the bay (weather permitting) watch the sun setting over the sea and cliffs from your pitch

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101 Reviews

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


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A very nice site but could be better

Anders, Mike - 17/05/2022

4

A nice well kept site but difficult to contact warden as was only available for a limited period during the day and never managed to contact them by phone.I understood electricity supply was limited to 10 amps but tripped twice at about 6 amps

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C

A good quiet site.

Chaplin, Stuart - 14/05/2022

3

I don't know if we will ever go to Purbeck again, but if we do I would consider this site.

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J

Idyllic location

Janes, Linda - 09/05/2022

5

Our first time at this lovely peaceful and spacious site and it was a great discovery. Very secluded in the grounds of Smedmore House with a permissive path to Kimmeridge Bay a mile away. Helpful and friendly site manager, nearby Kimmeridge village with good restaurant and dinosaur museum, wonderful walking all around…perfect. Only downside was proximity of army artillery training area where heavy firing takes place. A fellow caravanner said you stop hearing it after a while, but our dogs were terrified.

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Needs a shower

Power, Anna-Maria - 08/05/2022

3

This site is lovely and near swanage, studland, Corfe castle and kimmeridge bay but a couple of showers would make it so much better.

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P

Lovely location, very clean

Penna, Andrea - 07/05/2022

4

I went there due to its location, being so close to Kimmeridge Bay.The campsite looks very neat and clean, with EHU and various pitches options; very peaceful and quite.A 30min lovely walk to the bay from a permissive path through farm fields or on the road that goes through Kimmeridge village itself.But one important thing to be aware is that the whole campsite is on a sloppy ground - even the hard stand pitches require high ramps for a motorhome to be on level - mine are the thruma ones and are not high enough to level my motorhome.I'll book again and will buy higher ramps to use here :-)

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F

An end of season break

French, Jill - 03/11/2021

3

We enjoyed our stay but would have chosen a different pitch with a better view of the sea had information been available,and hard standing as it was wet. We did not appreciate what the definition of grass hard standing implied.

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Site with a view

Magee, Keith - 24/10/2021

5

Lovely basic site with EHU, very clean and easy to use loo disposal.Views of the Kimmeridge cliffs. Half hour walk to Kimmeridge bay, Twenty minutes to coastal path, and half hour to Swyre Head on the permissive footpathsNice restaurant in Kimmeridge (the only one!).What more could you want from a site?

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Dorset charm

White, Graham - 23/10/2021

4

Great views, good walking access to coast. Very quiet, owls and pheasants are a bonus. Recommend site has maps on wardens office highlighting walks. Motorhomes need high leveling blocks.

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H

Peace and quiet

Hall, Beverley - 22/10/2021

4

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Smedmore, very peaceful and in lovely location. The permissive path from the site was a real boon and clearly marked.

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K

Weekend at Smedmore Park

Kasprowicz, Robert - 21/10/2021

3

All fine, as in the star ratings given, however site office only opened late Sunday just as departing so did not see any warden for the whole weekend, no response when emailed about late departure, nobody answered the phone when I rang and nobody got back to me when I left a voicemail. Not a big problem for us but did feel quite on our own. Chocks needed for section we were sited in but knew that beforehand. Enjoyed the weekend.

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Summary

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93.1% would recommend this site

92.1% would stay here again

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