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Monkton Wyld Farm

Monkton Wyld Caravan Park is situated on the Dorset/Devon border. The caravan park has a warm and friendly atmosphere and has been run by Simon and Joanna Kewley, the park owners, since they opened it in 1991. Since then Simon and Joanna have gone to great lengths to develop an ideal holiday location for families and those who prefer a relaxing and spacious spot in the country. We are only a short drive from the coast.

There are many popular attractions in the vicinity, safe, sandy beaches, the Heritage Coastline, famous for its abundance of fossils and the countryside of West Dorset which is remarkably unspoilt and in many ways is quite unique. There are many houses and gardens to view and enjoy together with coastal villages, cream teas and fun places for the children - donkeys, swans, ducks, trams, planes and caves!

There are two play areas on our site which children enjoy, together with a woodland walk and dog paddock for those with dogs. These have all deemed popular over the years and so are consistently upgraded and maintained by our site staff.

We have introduced 20 all weather surfaced pitches which enable tents and trailer tents to camp without the fear of wet ground! These had many positive reviews from all who stayed on them. We also have new broadband connected to our park, meaning there is a more reliable wifi source.

In addition to our all weather pitches, there are 100 conventional hardstanding pitches for caravans and motorhomes together with 3 jumbo hardstanding pitches suitable for RV's.
Not forgetting the summer camping field, large, flat and spacious with some electric hook up pitches available.

We now have a second, modern shower block on site with the most up to date facilities including underfloor heating, a family room and a disabled room.

As well as our camping, we also provide storage facilities available for long or short terms, either undercover or in our compound. If you would like any information on storage, please do not hesitate to give us a call on 01297 631131 or email us on holidays@monktonwyld.co.uk

Privately owned holiday homes are occasionally available to purchase. If you are interested, please view the website at www.monktonwyld.co.uk and look under the column 'Holiday Homes'.

Open from:
15th March to 4th November 2019

Facilities:
Pets allowed, Allow rallies, Disabled access, Family park, 2 Children's play area(s), 150 Electric hook-ups, LPG stockist, 2 Sanitary block(s), 2 Laundry, 1 Shop, Take away food, Visitor parking, Wireless internet, Chemical disposal point, Washing up facilities

Four bedroom Farmhouse and a two bedroom bungalow available for holidays lets, please call 01297 631131 or visit www.monktonwyld.co.uk


Accomodations:
150 Touring pitches, 150 Motorhome pitches, 20 Seasonal pitches, Tent pitches, Serviced pitches (touring), 28 Holiday homes (owned)

Nearby attractions:
Beach, Boat launch, Cycle hire, Fishing, Golf, Horse Riding, Sailing, Swimming (Indoor), Swimming (Outdoor), Tennis, Organised Entertainment, Sports Ground, Water Sports, Internet Access, Gym, Snooker/Pool, Leisure Centre

Cliff top18 hole golf course, horse riding, beach fishing on the chesil bank, Lyme Regis with fishing and cost viewing trips are all near by. Walk the walls of the 17th century Cobb which featured in the novels of Jane Austin, are you brave enough to tackle Grannies Teeth?

Fossil hunting, and guided beach walks can be booked at the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, or follow the advice and fossil solo. National Trust properties, among which is Montacute House and Barrington Court which both featured in the TV series Wolf Hall are nearby.

Westbay now famous for the cliff scenes from Broadchurch, is less than 30 minutes by car. Combine this with a visit to the only nesting colony of Mute Swans dating from the 12th C and the wonderful Abbotsbury Tropical Gardens and Children's Play Barn and your days are complete!

Other lovely coastal villages to explore are Jacobs Ladder at Seaton, Branscombe, Beer, Sidmouth and Exmouth.

The coast at Charmouth is part of the Jurassic Coast of Dorset – now a World Heritage Site.
Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre is home to interactive displays and information on fossils, fossil hunting and the local coastal and marine wildlife. The famous fossil beach is three miles from the site.
Lyme Regis has a 17th Century harbour known as the Cobb, and events include a Jazz Festival, Life Boat Week (both in July) and Carnival Week (August).


For the children the Axe Valley Wildlife Park is just down the road.

Take a tram along the beautiful Axe Valley from Seaton to Colyton, stroll back down the river bank and catch the tram for the last part of the return journey.

Walk the Coastal Footpath with stunning views over the National Trust farmland.
Exeter is the regional capital of the south west, you can catch the train from Axminster. Red Coat Guides give tours of the ancient city on foot. The Walls tour takes two hours, while the Customs House tour is 30 minutes long.

Weymouth, venue of the 2012 Sailing Olympics, has numerous family attractions.

Sherborne, by train 30 minutes, where you can visit Walter Raleigh's home as well as the old castle and, of course, the world famous Sherborne Abbey.

Inland is Forde Abbey, set in 30 acres of grounds including a bog garden and arboretum.

The market towns of Axminster, Beaminster, Honiton and Bridport are all worth a visit and only a short car journey.


Monkton Wyld Farm (www)

Scotts Lane
Dorset, South West England
United Kingdom
DT6 6DB
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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 stars

Based on 8 review(s)

Hampshire

5.0 stars

I made a mistake when I booked the site. I said we would be there on the 2nd. when I meant to say the 3rd. On the Saturday I received a call on my mobile asking if we were okay as we hadn't turned up the previous day. Sorted out the mistake and then wished us a safe journey. We arrived and were welcomed by the very friendly staff and soon sorted out a pitch on this excellent site. a very well laid out site with a very nice play area for the children as well. The facilities were really very good, and kept very clean with small but appreciated touches. One that many other sites could copy is there were plenty of hooks in the toilets/showers etc. There is obviously a really good team running this site.

west midlands

5.0 stars

Best site we have ever visited. Immaculate facilities.Great kids areas including small forrest walk. Site full of flowers with info-spieces etc. New ones planted all round also. Lovely place to relax. Peaceful and serene. The staff went out of their way to be helpful and cared for us when we had a disaster with our equipment. They sorted out a great pitch when we gave info about our autistic son and 79yr old mother.My kids loved it and want to go back!

Bath & NE Somerset

5.0 stars

The first thing to say about this David Bellamy award site is about how friendly and heplful all the site staff are. Next, the loos, showers etc are excellent and maintained to a high standard, even during the busy Summer period (they even have a "Loo Award" for 2010!!)There is a full laundry and clothes lines are also provided. The pitches, as you might expect for a C & C Club site are generous in their proportions and well maintained. Nature watchers will be happy as due to the conservation areas and its country location, there are numerous birds, butterflys, etc to observe. The site has a good shop that is also licenced and papers can be ordered. Dog owners will be happy because as well as the on site dog walk, there is also an excellent dog walk through Monkton Wylde Woods, the route is signposted and maps can be viewed in the office and in the washing up areas. There are two large play areas provided for the children including climbing frames etc. As regard the site's position, it is on the Dorset/Devon border, ideally situatied for touring this beautiful part of England. Bridport, Charmouth, WestBay, LymeRegis, Seaton, Beer etc are all within a short drive away. Bridport has a market on Wednesdays and Saturdays, also there are several supermarkets. Axminster is just 10 minutes from the site with a supermarket, including petrol station. North of the site is undulating countryside with quiet lanes to be explored. For those who like stately homes and gardens, Forde Abbey is 15 minutes away. Beach lovers will like nearby Charmouth and Lyme Regis. The "Cobb"end of Lyme Regis is a good "bucket and spade" beach for the children. Lastly, a tip for a great day out for young and old, go and see the the Donkey Sanctuary at Sidmouth, only 20 minutes drive from this great Caravan and Camping Club Site.

Somerset

5.0 stars

The best camping site I've ever stayed on. Once checked in we were escorted to our pitch by a lady from reception, and found it to be HUGE. Toilets, showers, washrooms, immaculate. Site presentation, excellent. Kids play areas (we found 2), tidy, varied, well maintained, and very entertaining for our 5 year old. Site shop even had reasonable prices. Finding this site has been like discovering treasure. We will be back.

Stafford

5.0 stars

Monkton Wylde is a fabulous site,the amenities are spotless the staff are so helpful and the pitches are superb. Close to Charmouth, Lyme Regis etc and the Jurassic Coast is well worth a visit at any time. Six people and three dogs spent two fabulous weeks camping on this site and thoroughly enjoyed it. Highly Recomended, give it a try. Monkton Wyld Farm, Charmouth, Dorset

Sussex

3.0 stars

We found this site well presented with great facilities. The reception staff and wardens are always friendly and helpful with a warm welcome. Dogs are welcome and there are plenty of local attractions for all ages. The fish and chip van is excellent. Special thanks to Andy and Angy for fitting us in at short notice. Monkton Wyld Farm, Dorset

Plymouth UK

3.0 stars

For anyone wishing to visit this beautiful part of Dorset you could do no better that stay at this site. The Club managers are freindly, helpful and fun and always ready to lend a helping hand, the Site is kept in excellent condition with the shower blocks sparkling clean and fresh at all times of the day. Lovely walks through the local woodlands. Highly recommmended Monkton Wyld Farm

Hampshire

5.0 stars

A comfortable and well managed campsite with no shortage of good clean amenities. There is plenty of space and the reception staff are friendly and helpful. I would recommend this site without hesitation. Monkton Wyld Farm

Guestbook reviews

Dear Monkton Wyld Team We stayed with you last week on pitch 30 & 31. I just wanted to say what a wonderful few days we'd had, made all the better by the amazing environment you've created on the camp...I'm sure there's been lots of care, dedication and hard work to keep it all so clean, tidy and well looked after. It was a joy to stay with you and we'd love to come back again next season. Thank you all

Joanne Triffitt

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Monkton Wyld Farm

Great Site.
Having toured the south coast with our caravan for a number of years this is our favorite site and we always looked forward to our stay. From the moment we arrive the office staff make us feel so welcome and are so helpful.
The grounds look great and you can see the thought that has been put into the planting. The guys on the grounds are always happy to help and work tirelessly to keep the site in great condition.
The site itself is quite big but is divided into small areas by hedging the result being it never feels crowded and the pitches are the biggest we've stayed on.
Facilities on site are spotless and an excellent standard, and are to be improved even further by a new toilet block for next season.
The position of the site makes it an ideal spot for touring the Jurassic coast with Charmouth and Lyme Regis being about 10 minutes away by car. We also walked to both through lovely countryside each walk taking about 2:30 hours. The walks are downhill and if you don't want to walk back buses are about every 30 mins. up to about 7 in the evening.
If you'd like to eat or drink close to the site there's the Hunters Lodge which is about a mile from the site and takes about 20 mins. to walk. It's very popular and the food and drink are very good.
Whilst we were there it was it was possible to get fast food every night from catering vans visiting the site which is great for nights when you just want to relax.
It's a great site for kids with two large play areas.
We are very much looking forward to our next visit.
Room Tip: The terrace pitches and the all weather pitches are extra spacious.

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Monkton Wyld Farm

I would like to express our gratitude to Helen at the Monkton Wyld site, we have family issues which has prevented us from travelling a long distance away from home.
Helen spent a good while trying and succeeding to transfer our booking to another site much closer to home.
This lady went above and beyond, she is an absolute treasure, and we would like her unstinting service to be recognised. Thank you Helen.
Mr and Mrs B

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Monkton Wyld Farm

A fantastic family site.
We have been staying at Monkton for several years and it is by far our favourite campsite. Most of the pitches are massive so you always have a good amount of space around you with reasonable privacy.
We stay with our children and they always have room to run and play close to the tent as well as in the two main play areas. We always visit with friends and the kids always love the extra freedom to roam around the site, it always feels very safe. Although there are lots of families the site is always very quiet by around 10 every night and noise has never been an issue.
The staff are friendly and have always been helpful when needed. There is a small site shop that has all the basics and Tesco’s is only 10 minutes away in Axminster.
The toilets and shower facilities are amongst the best we’ve found at any campsite as are the washing up areas.
This is the perfect campsite for us and we will be visiting again next year.
Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family

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Monkton Wyld Farm

Professional and Resourceful.
So helpful to myself and other campers, all facing terrible weather conditions.
The site coped extremely well and the ground staff did all they could to maintain the pitches to the highest standard.
The facilities remained immaculate.
Always a warm welcome smile when walking into reception.
We'll definitely be returning soon.
Hope to bring the sun with us next time though
Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family

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Monkton Wyld Farm