Ulwell Cottage Caravan Park Swanage, Dorset, South West England, BH19 3DG (Location map)

4 stars out of 4 reviews

1st March to 7th January (approx.)

Ulwell Cottage Caravan Park is a four-star family holiday destination nestled at the foot of the Purbeck Hills in a designated area of Heritage Coast, a short walk north of the Dorset seaside town of Swanage.

This park is open from March 1st to the end of the first week in January, and accommodates touring and camping guests as well as having a range of modern holiday homes for hire. A selection of holiday homes are also available to buy, so guests that stay at the park and love the area can make it their permanent holiday retreat.

All the holiday homes that can be rented are equipped with the best modern conveniences and appliances to guarantee guests a comfortable stay.

Touring and camping guests will find the pitches in a beautifully terraced and gently sloping part of the park. Hardstanding pitches are available, with electric hook-ups on all pitches. Water and drainage hook-ups are available on a small number of pitches, however water and drainage points are available across the park for guests’ convenience. Camping accessories and gas canister exchange are available from the park reception. Some bark pitches available to ensure no more muddy ground sheets clean and dry in all weathers

Additional facilities available here include toilet and shower blocks, two laundrettes and Wi-Fi. The on-site shop is well stocked with groceries in addition to holiday essentials and even some luxuries, meaning guests can always buy what they need with ease.

There is plenty for guests to do on-site at Ulwell Cottage Caravan Park. The swimming pool and a large outdoor play area are always popular, while there is open space for those looking to enjoy ball games and other activities.

The Village Inn is the on-site bar and restaurant, which is open all day for guests to enjoy great tasting food and drink. It is a cosy and intimate authentic country pub and is a great place to spend time, whatever the time of day. The Village Inn has a takeaway food option, while parents can see the swimming pool and park play area from the rear garden, so can sit and relax while the kids play.

The park is the perfect location for guests looking to explore the local region on their camping and caravan holidays in Dorset. Within the Heritage Coast area is Corfe Castle, a great place to walk or cycle to that offers incredible views of the area. There are also lots of walking and cycling routes that provide access to miles of coastline and charming inland areas.

Further along the coast guests will encounter the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast, an amazing place to visit whether you're looking to relax on the golden sands or enjoy cave exploring or digging for fossils.

The thriving seaside resort of Weymouth is a short drive from this campsite and has something for everyone, with cultural attractions and activities as well as modern shops and restaurants. Further around the coast, Poole and Bournemouth are also great places to visit, Poole Harbour and the beach at Bournemouth particular highlights.

Visit Dorset on your holidays for a relaxing break and enjoy time at Ulwell Cottage Caravan Park.


Ulwell Cottage Caravan Park (www)
Ulwell Road
Dorset, South West England
United Kingdom
BH19 3DG


On the Swanage to Studland road, 200 yards beyond the 30 mph limit on the left-hand side.

Nearby attractions

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.

Things to do nearby

  • Beach
  • Boat launch
  • Cycle hire
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse Riding
  • Sailing
  • Swimming (Indoor)
  • Swimming (Outdoor)
  • Tennis
  • Organised Entertainment
  • Sports Ground
  • Winter Sports
  • Water Sports
  • Internet Access



Other facilities

We have 20 hard standings some with water and drainage connections, some bark pitches for all weather use.

Motorhome pitches77£13.00-£42.00
Touring pitches77£13.00-£42.00
Tent pitches77£13.00-£42.00
Seasonal pitches
Serviced pitches (touring)
Holiday homes80£236.00-£735.00
Residential homes
Owned / buy
Holiday homes60
Residential homes

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Overall rating

3.5 stars

Based on 3 review(s)


4.0 stars

Lovely clean, well kept site, 1 mile outside Swanage, resting up against the Purbecks with access to walks to Corfe Castle and the Studland Peninsular. Statics, tourers and tents available. New hard standings for tourers this year. Fully serviced and EHU pitches. Showers, laundry and pot wash all kept very clean. The showers need serious updating as they are the push-button type. Amazing kids playing field and play area. Swimming pool (indoor with life guards), shop, bar, take away on site. Food good but not outstanding in restaurant. Whilst not a 'quiet' site, it's not a club-house type either and is generally quiet by 10pm. We love this site nad have been coming regularly since 2007, first in a tent, then a static, and now in our caravan. Many people return each year at the same time, to meet with the friends they've made - as we do. We love it here, but wish they'd put n new showers, hence the 4* rating.


3.0 stars

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.

4.0 stars

Very nice site. We've been 6 times and love it. Nice views. We like to stay at the upper back of the site best. 1 star knocked off from me on cleanliness though (attention to detail missing), hence I've only given it 4 stars. Look forward to going again. Beautifully warm caravans.