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Smedmore House Caravan Site

4.5 (86 reviews)

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

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

Our main field grass caravan pitches have stunning views of hills, fields 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.

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
  • Tents
  • Folding caravans
  • Trailer tents
  • RVs
  • Fifth wheels

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
  • Tents
  • Folding caravans
  • Trailer tents
  • RVs
  • Fifth wheels

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
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Tents
  • Folding caravans
  • Trailer tents
  • RVs
  • Fifth wheels

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
  • Tents
  • Folding caravans
  • Trailer tents
  • RVs
  • Fifth wheels

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
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Tents
  • Folding caravans
  • Trailer tents
  • RVs
  • Fifth wheels

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
  • Tents
  • Folding caravans
  • Trailer tents
  • RVs
  • Fifth wheels

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
  • Tents
  • Folding caravans
  • Trailer tents
  • RVs
  • Fifth wheels

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
  • Tents
  • Folding caravans
  • Trailer tents
  • RVs
  • Fifth wheels

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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86 Reviews

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


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Relaxing with a lot of walking!

Makin, Laura - 02/11/2023

5

My daughter and myself stayed for a couple of nights, there is so much more to do than time allowed but we walked on the coast path between Kimmeridge and Worth Matavers, the rain was horrendous and the mud on the coast path was dreadful but what do you expect in the last weekend of October! Very organised, very neat campsite, friendly and easy to use.

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First impressions

Brennan, June - 28/10/2023

5

Lovely quiet site, caravans well spread out over 3 fields. Staff very friendly and helpful. Beautiful views. I loved the simplicity of just having basic facilities. Phone reception good in the information hut, not so good at the caravan which meant we were delightfully nearly off grid. Lovely walks straight from the site, even a permissive path to the sea. Would recommend to like minded people. We had our 4 year old grandson with us. There is so much close by to keep a 4 year old busy.

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Quiet, lovely views

Harnden, Jane - 22/10/2023

5

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Well maintained site with great views

Targett, Anne - 20/10/2023

5

Friendly welcome with good information board. The site is well maintained with great views. Added bonus of a walk to the coast from the site.

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Overnight stay in beautiful grounds - with a snag…

Oliver, Julian - 12/10/2023

4

The camp site is well kept, clean, peaceful, set in the estate grounds of a beautiful house and not too far from the sea. The communication is great; there is good signage, information and instructions for people to check-in, & the camp warden is friendly & helpful. It’s ideal for an overnight stop - however - there are no toilet facilities, nor a shower on site for some reason (?) and for that reason I wouldn’t consider a longer stay. That may not be a concern for large campers who are fully self-contained but for small vans like ours it makes a huge difference for convenience, comfort & enjoyment. Much as I would like to - we couldn’t practically holiday there. Such a shame

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Wonderfully quiet site

Newell, Richard - 07/10/2023

5

A lovely quiet site. Not many facilities (no showers or toilets), but for us that was part of the charm. Great location for exploring Purbeck by foot or by bike.

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October Stay

Smith, Chris - 06/10/2023

4

Two night stay. clean well kept site, easy access to the coast path but not great for transport if you wanted to leave the car behind. good value for money.

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Excellent location

Frost, Jenny And Howard - 29/09/2023

5

A rural location ideal for peace & quiet. Grounds to the house are very well kept as is the site. Easy walk to the coastal path and to Kimmeridge bay & village. The site manager was very friendly and helpful. Will definitely return at some point.

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Best Site I know

Bax, Robert - 29/09/2023

5

Starting with the Warden Glynn, this is a brilliant site to appreciate the peace and tranquility of the Jurassic Coast.Clavell’s Restaurant and their Boat Venue on Kimmeridge Bay provide great places to eat if you don’t want to fully self cater!The Permissive Paths from the site makes walking from the site very enjoyable too

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Kimmeridge o

Cox, Carina - 28/09/2023

4

Lovely location, Glynn was very helpful and it was great walking along SW Coast path with permissive path down to the coast at Kimmeridge.

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Summary

4.5

97.7% would recommend this site

94.2% would stay here again

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