Newlands Holiday Park
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Newlands is a family run 5 star park; perfect for enjoying delightful Dorset views. Located in Charmouth - a world Heritage Coastal village near Lyme Regis. We're just a short stroll from the beach on the Jurassic Coast at the Devon/Dorset border. We're an ideal location for touring, walking and a great holiday for all the family.
FacilitiesUp to overview
- Pets allowed
- Family park
- Children's play area
- Electric hook-ups
- Water hook-ups
- Drainage hook-ups
- Sanitary block(s)
- Take away food
- Club house
Also to hire pine lodges/apartments-caravans for sale.indoor/outdoor pool
very well kept park in the village of Charmouth
AccommodationUp to overview
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Nearby attractionsUp to overview
Charmouth Heritage Centre.
Pecorama Trains & Gardens.
Abbotsbury Swannery,Sub Tropical Gardens & Childrens farm.
Monkey World.Powderham Castle.
Crealy world of adventure
Woodlands leisure park
Weymouth Sealife Centre
Lots of Fishing -Lake and sea-
Walking and watersports.
Fossil hunting on Charmouth Beach and Lyme Regis.
Shopping in Bridport,Exeter, Weymouth and Dorchester.
Muesems in Dorchester, Bridport, Weymouth and Exeter.
Nearby recreationUp to overview
- Boat launch
- Horse Riding
- Swimming (Indoor)
- Swimming (Outdoor)
- Organised Entertainment
- Internet Access
- Games Room
- TV Room
adventure playground/sky tv in lounge/childrens club in summer holidays
Newlands Holiday Park ReviewsUp to overview
User rating: (4.0/5.0)
We stayed here for 10 nights. The site is terraced with verysteep roadways climbing to each terrace level. The pitch we were on did seem on the small side considering we booked a superior pitch which was fully serviced. With the exception of an over officoius Bar manager on the first night we found all the staff obliging, helpful & friendly. The facilities were good, although I experienced cold showers on more than one occasion, which I reported to reception, after which there was no further problem.The shower & toilet block were not cleaned to say the standards of those found at Caravan Club sites They had a well stocked site shop. The evening entertainment was good for families especially those like us with small children. There was plenty going on for them, the clubhouse itself was very clean & well kept, as were the soft play areas & indoor & outdoor pools. The whole site was well maintained, &well kept. It was within easy walking distance of the village & beach , & a very short drive to lyme Regis, which was also within walking distance on the beach or coastal path. There was an excellent pub in the village serving first class food, along with other shops which sold just about anything you could want, including a good take away. We would certainly consider returning to this site in the future.
20 Nov 2005
Practical Motorhome Independent Site Reviews.
This is a complex with many facilities, including holiday homes, pine lodges, apartments and a motel. Established over 30 years ago, the present owners, who bought it in 1999, have an extensive on-going development scheme. It's a clean, well-run and well-maintained site with an emphasis on quality, and it accepts Camping Cheques.
Due to its design and road layout there is little awareness of how much there is on site. Access to the three touring pitch areas does not require driving through any other sections of the site. The terraced pitches are on the side of a steep hill and offer fine views of Charmouth and the surrounding hills, but may not suitable for the less mobile.
There are 113 pitches with 10 or 16 amp electric hook up – all will be upgraded to 16 amps as part of a rolling improvement programme. Some 17 pitches are on hardstandings with water, drainage and electric hook up points, and five have a washing machine and tumble dryer for your own use. There is some road noise. A new toilet block is a welcome addition, and the older unit is well-maintained.
The excellent leisure facilities include a jacuzzi, heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools. The play area provides entertainment for children of all ages. For older children there is a two-lane American-style bowling alley. The large bar area has evening entertainment during the season. There is also 'Seagulls' take away and 'The Heritage' restaurant on site; both have extensive menus. More than that, the beach on Dorset's famous Jurassic Coast is just a few minutes' walk.
The site is easily accessed via a wide entrance and there is a lay-by to avoid congestion on the road. There are sufficient facilities to cope well in high season and with all the amenities it is an excellent site off season, as the touring pitches are open all year. However, it should be pointed out that the bar, restaurant and take-away close from mid-November until mid-March, except for Christmas, New Year and the February half term.
1 Jan 2003
Practical Caravans Top 100 Parks Awards 2003
How many caravan sites put you at the edge of a World Heritage Site? Or put you face to face with animals from the Jurassic period? Well, Newlands Holidays in Charmouth does just that – it’s sited very close to England’s first World Heritage Site, the Jurassic Coast. Here, you can explore the country’s prehistoric past, and go fossil hunting in some of the world’s richest fossil grounds. The site even organises fossil hunters’ weekends.
Newlands is much more than just a good base for fossil hunting. It’s also a good, family-owned and well-cared-for park, occupying the top of a hilly site with splendid views over the hills and valleys. The pitches are terraced in two fields, because the site is on a steep slope. You’ll find 10A electricity on 154 of these pitches, and 40 of these have hardstandings, waste and fresh water. Five pitches are Millennium pitches and another ten are fully serviced.
There are two toilet blocks, one near the top of the site and the other at the bottom. The older, more traditional one, is at the top, and is tidy, well-kept and heated, while the lower one is modern and bright and has roomy showers.
There’s a children’s club with Dino the Dinosaur acting as frontman, a small indoor pool (small entry fee), and jacuzzi, and a large children’s play area. There’s also a free outdoor heated pool and paddling pool. The site has a licenced bar, shop and restaurant, and at reception there‘s a very good tourist information centre.
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