Smedmore Caravan Site is a privately owned dog friendly family Caravan and Motorhome Club affiliated site conforming to their rules and regulations. It is in a neatly-mown field off a private drive behind Smedmore House. It is situated on the private, historic rural Estate of Smedmore in the heart of Dorset just off the coast path and a mile from Kimmeridge Bay. Covering 1800 acres in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the Estate runs down to a stunning and unspoilt stretch of the Jurassic Coastline. Enjoy a stay in this enchanting part of the delightful Isle of Purbeck. Take a break, visit the stunning Kimmeridge Bay or walk along the undulating coastal path or visit the wide range of local attractions this beautiful area has to offer including the multi million pound immersive "Etches Collection" Museum of Jurassic life in Kimmeridge village which opened in Autumn 2016 (as seen on TV).
Smedmore Caravan Site is a partially sloping, partially flat site bordered on three sides by trees, surrounded by farmland. It has views to the sea and Clavell Tower on one side and the Purbeck Hills on the other. There are 40 +spacious pitches mostly arranged around the edge of the field.
We take bookings for Caravans, Motor homes, Trailer tents and Camper vans but regret we do not have stand alone canvas pitches for tent bookings.
We do have some seasonal and Storage pitches available - please contact the site direct for details
Take a break with us and escape to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that includes part of the World Heritage Coastline - the perfect peaceful location to wind down and revive yourselves in stunning surroundings.
Dog exercising area, gas sales,Café / bar one mile away, museum one mile away, permissive paths to beach and coastal paths, maps - information hut with books, dvd's and games to borrow, card sales wifi - Storage pitches available (Apply directly to site - t&c's apply)
Stunning views onsite and in the surrounding area.
Nearby Corfe Castle (6 miles), Wareham (7 miles) and Swanage (12 miles) offer bars, pubs, evening entertainment, cycle hire, arcades, shopping, leisure centres, gyms, golf and much more - Horse riding is also available within a few miles
Swanage steam railway
Arne rspb reserve
Stunning beaches and coastal path
Purbeck mining museum
Kingston Lacy House
And so much more...
Kimmeridge Village and Bay
The Etches Collection Museum of Jurassic Life
Poole and Bournemouth,
Lulworth cove and Castle
Based on 1 review(s)
06 Jun 2018
We picked this site after seeing the fabulous photos from around the site and local area on the site's Facebook page and were not disappointed. Even in half term over a bank holiday weekend the site was peaceful and safe for the children to play onsite, they made so many new friends which left us able to relax with a drink and admire the views. They loved the Ducks who visit the site, and the abundance of wildlife around. The site was well kept and maintained, beautifully mowed and the manager very helpful. With new hard standings in place on some of the flatter pitches and spacious pitches this site is great for caravans, campervans or 8 metre motor homes like ours. Who needs the all singing and dancing commercial sites with a beach and fabulous fossil museum a mile away, sunsets to die for, castles, steam railways, coastal towns, beaches, tanks, monkey world, miles of walks on the doorstep, chocolate box villages and so much more all within a few miles there is so much to see and do even on a rainy day ( not that we had one) we didn't have enough time to explore it all. Such a beautiful area - We will be back!
Essex 12 Apr 2012
Note: This review was left while under different management
As you drive onto the Smedmore House Estate and approach the site you quickly become aware that this is a site with a difference.
There is no toilet block for starters and no manicured grass and smooth tarmac roads on this Caravan Club Affiliated Site.
Instead you have a sloping field that is, in places, challenging to pitch on - and not much else!
A small information hut is located at the entrance alongside which are chunky levelling blocks cut from a local tree (these are essential for some of the raised pitches at the top of the site in particular).
This really caravanning as it used to be and is all the better for it in my view.
The reward for the sloping aspect is a view that, on a clear day, stretches as far as Portland Bill and the light from the lighthouse can be seen clearly at night.
Closer to home the cliffs of Kimmeridge Bay bekon and there is a lovely 20 minute walk to the beach where the joys of fossil hunting will help pass many an hour for young and old alike.
Another delight of this site is that you can often see a heard of deer walking through the next field in the early morning and but although we heard him, the stag that lead them remained elusive to us although others on site did claim to have seen him.
I can certainly recommend Smedmore House to those who like a 'get away from it all holiday'. Yes the narrow and undulating approach roads will make you a little twitchy (do not follow the sat nav use the clubs supplied directions)but that is the price for such solitude and peace, even in the middle of the summer holidays when we visited.
Smedmore House Caravan Club Site, Kimmeridge, Wareham BH20 5PG.
Tel 01929 480702
Open 07 May - 30 October. 42 pitches, no hardstandings. Fees £16.30 for pitch + 2 + hook up, extra adult £5.10, extra child £1.85. Awning included - price based on August 2011 - check with site before booking.