Nestling under the Purbeck hills in this unique corner of Dorset on the edge of Swanage, Ulwell Cottage provides for a range of needs.
A good proportion of the park is taken by static holiday homes, but an attractive, undulating area accessed by tarmac roads is given over to touring pitches, some on hard standing.
The park also has an indoor swimming pool, on site bar and restaurant serving delicious home cooked meals and both a take-a-way and campsite shop that are open seasonally.
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The park is situated a short distance from the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage site, an excellent area for fossil hunting. There are some spectacular walks along the local coastline or over the local hills and countryside.
Swanage is also home to a blue flag beach, between a mile and 1.5 miles from the caravan park. Swanage is the ideal seaside town to either come to relax or go off and explore.
Corfe Castle, Monkey World, Bovington Tank Museum and the entertainment complex of Tower Park are just a short drive a way.
: July in 2012
Myself, daughter and grandson decided to use this site as we had visited the touring park some years ago.
On arrival we were not greeted with a warm welcome and was only issued with a basic information sheet along with our caravan key.
We found our allocated van only to find that the grass was rather long, the paths had not been swept either. The steps to the van were covered in cobwebs.
The caravan was clean, but well used, although there were nasty marks on one of the bedroom walls which I reported. No action was taken so in the end we cleaned it ourselves.
The site seems to lack a little tender loving care as there is plenty of evidence of nettles, weeds growing.
The site however it conveniently placed for both Swanage and Studland Bay.
Practical Caravans Top 100 Parks Awards 2003
Discover Dorset and the Purbeck Hills the comfortable way, in Ulwell Cottage Caravan Park. It’s a family-run holiday park right in the heart of this fabulous part of Dorset. The hill above the site is Nine Barrow Hill, designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest for butterflies.
It overlooks Round Down and the views are inspiring. Exploring this lovely area is possible on foot as much as in your car – you can walk to Corfe Castle from here. At its foot lies the Swanage Railway. Not far away, too, are Brownsea Island and Studland Bay – ideal holiday country.
But the site’s attractions are not just around the park – many of them are right in it. You can keep children amused in the indoor heated swimming pool, or let them play in the fine play area, which has a beautiful boat and fun slide. Older children and teenagers can spend their pocket money in the amusement arcade. Come feeding time, you can take the children to the on-site restaurant and bar. Alternatively, you can buy meals from the takeaway.
Of course, the site is simply a pleasant place where you can do that kind of thing. It’s true that there are a lot of holiday homes on this site (more than 140), but there are also 77 good touring pitches and 68 of them have 16A electricity. There are 18 hardstandings, and a further eight fully serviced pitches. There are a mixture of level and sloping pitches, and many are interspersed with trees and shrubs.
1 Jan 2003