Visit Wood Farm and experience the beautiful surroundings and spectacular rural scenery. The Park is in the care of our dedicated team whose sole aim is to provide the ideal family holiday. We pride ourselves on our well kept grounds, excellent recreational facilities and amenities.
The Park lies on the Dorset / Devon border. The area is famous for its rugged coastline littered with fossils from the Jurassic Age.
Charmouth the Gateway to the Heritage Coast is on our doorstep with its safe bathing beach and Heritage Coast Centre. Lyme Regis, just two miles away, has been the inspiration for writers, artists and film makers for generations. Well known for its historical connections it offers water sports, fossilling, 18 hole Golf course, fishing trips and numerous eating places to tempt you.
Outdoor Draughts, Tennis court,
This was our first time in our carvan and first family holiday with our 22 month old boy. Despite the rain over the spring break it was great.
The Caravan site is quiet, safe, sheltered and very well run. The facilities are good too. The staff were friendly and very helpful. The site was 100% full dring our stay, but you would not have known as the site is well managed and organised. Furthermore the other campers were very considerate.
The problems we had on holiday were not the sites problems. but our own - awning is so old it ripped and our son with a 39.9 temperature! He's doing well now and with thanks to the staff on site who told us where the nearest hospital (Dorchester) is at 8pm!
The only down side would be that the chip van is a little expensive and the A35 doesn't quieten down until late at night (10pm) or later on Fridays. Though neither bothered us as we ate out mostly and the pitch we had was surrounded by a hedge which made it private and cut out noise from the road and the wind!
We would recommend it to others and go again.
A clean and tidy site in a great tourist area. Nearby is the long sandy beach and village of Charmouth and the Heritage Coast Path.
The coastline hereabouts is famous for its fossils, and the kids will enjoy guided fossil hunts - ours did!
Lots to see and do in the area.
This reviewer is a family with children, a tourer/motorhomer
Practical Caravans Top 100 Parks Awards 2006
Nestled deep in the heart of Dorset’s Char valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Wood Farm Caravan and Camping Park is the place to go if you’re seeking glorious views. The site slopes gently down to fishing lakes at the valley bottom where the swimming pool and static holiday homes are located.
The heated indoor swimming pool has a sauna, and for the children there are indoor and outdoor play areas, which are both excellent. Further facilities include tennis, a games room,
a TV room and take-away food.
There are plenty of eating places nearby, so the fact that the site has no restaurant is not
a problem. The park shop is open every day, selling groceries and caravan accessories, and it also has an off-licence.
A lot of work has been put in to providing access for the disabled, and the brand new disabled shower room is extremely luxurious.
But it is not just the facilities at Wood Farm that make it one of Dorset’s best: it’s also its wonderful location. If you want a change of scenery or fancy doing some fossil-hunting or fishing, the stunning Jurassic Coast is less than two miles away. The pretty coastal town of Charmouth is on the site’s doorstep, while slightly further afield are other seaside resorts such as Bridport and Lyme Regis, and the traditional market town of Axminster.21 Apr 2006
Practical Caravan Top 100 Parks Awards 2005
With 216 level pitches set on spacious terraces, Wood Farm provides glorious views of the Dorset countryside. The site slopes gently to the fishing lakes at the bottom of the valley, where the heated indoor swimming pool and static holiday homes are located.
Of the 216 pitches, 202 are hardstanding, all have hook-ups, and 30 are fully serviced. The Jurassic Coast is less than two miles away, Charmouth is on the doorstep, and
a few minutes’ travel will take you to Bridport, Lyme Regis or Axminster.
Wood Farm’s management has worked hard to perfect the site. It is efficiently run, the staff are warm and friendly, and some of the amenities are of such a high-quality, they have to be seen to be believed.
A lot of work has been put in to enable access for the disabled, and the new shower room to serve disabled guests has been carefully designed to meet their needs. The same building contains four family bathrooms, one with a bath, meeting the same standard.
But top-rate caravan sites – and this one is indeed top rate – need more than immaculate toilet facilities. In addition to its pool, Wood Farm has a sauna (extra charge), indoor and outdoor children’s play areas, both excellent. There is also tennis, a games room, TV, and take-away food. There is no restaurant, but there is a plentiful supply of eateries close by. The park shop is open every day, with groceries, off licence, caravan accessories and gas exchange. 21 Apr 2005
Practical Motorhome Independent Site Reviews.
Inspector Paul Harris
With 216 level pitches set on spacious terraces, Wood Farm provides glorious views across the Dorset countryside. The beauty of this part of Dorset lies not only in its coast, but also in its hills and valleys. The Wood Farm site slopes gently down to the fishing lakes in the valley bottom, where the indoor swimming pool and static holiday homes are located. Over 200 pitches are hardstanding – all have hook-ups, and 30 are fully serviced.
The Jurassic Coast is less than two miles away. Charmouth is on the doorstep, and a few minutes’ travel will take you to Bridport, Lyme Regis or Axminster.
This is a site where the management has not only striven hard for perfection, but have almost achieved it. The park is efficiently run, the staff are warm and friendly, and some of the on-site amenities have to be seen to be believed. A lot of work has been put in to enable access for the disabled, and the new disabled shower room would not be out of place in a luxurious private hospital. The same building contains four family rooms, one with bath, all up to the same standard.
But top rate caravan sites – and this one is top rate – need more than immaculate toilet facilities. Wood Farm has a heated indoor swimming pool, with a sauna – though there’s an extra charge for these – and an indoor and outdoor children’s play area (both are excellent). There is also tennis, a TV and games room.
Take-away food is available but there is no on-site restaurant. However, this is not a problem as there is a wide choice of eateries close at hand, off site. The park shop is open every day, for groceries. There is also an off-licence, gas exchange and accessories shop.
It is hard to find fault with this site. Many of our readers have already discovered its value, and doubtless more will do so during the coming year. 1 Apr 2005
Practical Caravan Top 100 Parks Awards 2004
Wood Farm is a large site in west Dorset, one mile from Charmouth, with spectacular views from most of the pitches. This is an impressive site with manicured hedges dividing most of the well-spaced, terraced pitches, although they don’t completely block out road noise from the A35. Caravan Club members enjoy a discount on the prices here if they show a membership card at the time of payment.
The grounds and buildings are immaculate, with an emphasis on quality – the site has won regional awards for its all-round excellence. Toilet and shower facilities for adults and families are being refurbished for the start of the 2004 season, with two further blocks planned. The shop isn’t large, but it is well stocked with a good range of local products.
The site staff are knowledgeable about the area, and helpful – they escort all outfits to their pitch after booking in and give assistance with pitching. Children are welcome, too; there is a fabulous soft play area and an outdoor recreation field as well, although due to the site’s slopes and terraces it’s not suitable for cycling. The heated indoor swimming pool and the on-site course fishing lake are both popular, and the site has an excellent dog exercise area.
The seaside town of Lyme Regis is only two miles away, and is famous for fossils and its annual week-long summer carnival.
16 Aug 2004
Practical Caravans Top 100 Parks Awards 2003
With close connections to the Caravan Club, Wood Farm has all the standards and facilities you would expect from a club site, with 180 hardstanding pitches carefully divided by leylandii hedges to create a sense of privacy to each tourer.
Unlike club sites, the pitches here have the added extra of TV connection to each of the 180 hardstanding pitches, as well as 10A electricity and enough space for your awning. There are also a few pitches which have direct fresh water and waste-water drainage. As the park is mainly on sloping ground, remember to bring your chocks or allow time to get your caravan properly level before your holiday really begins.
The site is just half a mile west of Charmouth village and a couple of miles from the ancient town of Lyme Regis which is a World Heritage Site. Just as the pitches themselves are neat and well-kept, so the site facilities are of a high standard.
There are four modern toilet blocks, all of which can be heated, to provide for some 230 tourers and tents (in a nearby field), which means there’s rarely a need to queue for showers. All guests are automatically given temporary membership to the heated indoor pool, with only a £1.50 charge necessary for each visit. The recreation hall, tennis courts and the site’s small coarse fishing lake are all extremely popular.
1 Jan 2003
Very very clean throughout the park. Very nice, reasonably priced food from the Cafe/restaurant. Swimming pool exceptionally clean and monitored. Toilet block kept very clean. Staff always helpful. One of the best sites I've visited for camping.
Ian Holmes17 Oct 2013
the cleanliness of the site, the most helpful staff, the care that makes it a wonderful place to take your hard earnt holiday
Terry Beazley29 Aug 2013
The sanitary equipment was marvelous. We enjoyed stayng at this campsite after seen lots of others with lower quality and higher costs.
Erik Stumpf24 Jun 2013