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Priory Farm Campsite in Dorset

This campsite is now closed for camping.
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The campsite is set on a working farm in a peaceful location on the meadows of the river Frome, two miles to the west of the picturesque market town of Wareham.
Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Tyneham, Corfe Castle, Swanage and Studland Beach are all within 10 miles.
Poole Bournemouth and Weymouth can all be reached by train from Wareham.
Local attractions also include Monkey world, Swanage steam railway, Brownsea Island and Lulworth Castle.

. There are toilets on site and a coldwater standpipe. Small campfires and Bar-B-Q’s are permitted. Wood can be supplied.
Dogs welcome on leads. Owners must be responsible for cleaning up.

 

Reviews of Priory Farm Campsite

2 nights camping in a 4 man tent. Owners were away but their son made sure we were comfy and happy and was very polite and welcoming. Apparently only their 2nd year in offering space to camp and with regards to the 1st review they do now offer up a beautiful garden space - soft grass, trees, and play area, along with access to rabbits, dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, geese, cows and pigs if you want...the dawn chorus was quite something! As a 'campsite' it offers peace and quiet, not a holiday in itself, but a perfect base from which to explore the area, which is exactly what we were after. Negatives? the toilet area could be cleaner, but any site that offers a flushing loo, toilet paper and drinking water has covered the basics for me. Also despite the semi-remote location there was a fair amount of traffic through the night, no big deal but my partner and her 9 year old daughter (as 1st time campers) were a little disturbed by the noises through the night..
We found it perfectly family friendly, and the fact that they allow suitably managed camp fires it what makes it. A smidge more investment and this place could be a gold mine in our opinion.
Andy Goodger (6th Jun 2012)
Response from Priory Farm Campsite
A little bemused as to the traffic noise. We have 2 sons with cars and 1 son with a moped,apart from them and us there is no reason for anyone else to come down to the cottage as we live down a private track. There are obviously nocturnal animal noises, and possibly some noise from the army who own land neighbouring ours.
We are currently upgrading the toilet and plan next year to extend the block to provide more facilities.
Work in progress at this camp site.
The farmer said we were the first people to ever stay at the farm and to be honest I think it showed. The field we stayed in was not grass but a crop field that had been cut back and it was basic to say the least. Having said that we were left to our own devices which was good and had a wonderful campfire. There was a big group of us and I think we made a lot of noise but no one complained! In the end we haggled with the price and we thought grass was the most basic of provisions for camping. Not very family friendly but fit for the purpose of our big group.
Jess Hunter (7th Aug 2011)
Response from Priory Farm Campsite
Like the reviewer said ,these were our first guests. When they arrived we asked them for honest feedback and are grateful for their comments.
We are now using a different field, which is grass.
It is correct to say we allow campfires, provided campers are responsible. This group had a large fire but did clear up after themselves. We do have a small hamlet nearby to the camp site and we were a little concerned by the noise level, but we also feel that campers do not need to be regulated, and as there were no other campers to disturb we let it be.
I feel the comment that we are not family friendly is harsh, and am not sure why it was said.We have children of our own ranging from 6 - 19, we have a paddock with football goals and a small childs sandpit and playhouse.These are available for campers children to use, and if children would like to look at our 3 pigs or ducks and chickens they too are close to the campsite.