Coking Farm Touring Caravan Park is a small, family run campsite in the heart of Dorset, open all year and a popular destination for anglers. Although this is an adults only site, children are welcome at the discretion of the park owners, and are usually accepted so long as they are keen anglers.
The park has 30 generously sized, hardstanding pitches, accommodating motorcaravans, touring caravans and tents. Seasonal pitches are available, while a separate five-pitch site adjacent is available for members of The Camping and Caravanning Club. All the pitches at Coking Farm Touring Caravan Park are fully serviced with electric, drainage and water hook-ups, while Wi-Fi is also available across the campsite. A further field is available close to the site for caravan rallies.
This is a dog friendly campsite, however your four-legged friends must be kept on their leads at all times, owing to the range of farm animals that often wander near this campsite. Also, please tidy up after your dogs.
There's an amenities block on site, plus a laundrette, chemical waste disposal points and a takeaway food facility. An on-site shop stocks fresh food from Coking Farm, with meat and eggs among the homegrown produce on offer.
The park has five sizeable lakes covering 20 acres in total, which remain open throughout the year alongside the campsite itself. Each lake has several points from which to fish – many guests have reported a 'personal best' catch when spending time at Coking Farm Touring Caravan Park!
As well as brilliant fishing facilities, there is plenty to see and do close to the site, making it a super place to pitch on your motorhome tours and camping and caravan holidays in Dorset. Guests that cannot find what they’re looking for in the on-site farm shop will find a range of supermarkets within 10 miles for stocking up on essentials. The Ship Inn is the nearest pub, just one mile away, while India Cottage is a wonderful nearby Indian restaurant that also has a takeaway option. Several more pubs and a fish and chip restaurant are also a short drive away from the park, so there are plenty of options if you fancy a night off cooking and washing up.
There is lots to see and there are lots of things to do in the local area. Shaftesbury is only a 15- or 20-minute drive from Coking Farm Touring Caravan Park, while Salisbury with its impressive and imposing cathedral is about an hour's drive away.
Or you could head south into the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the West Dorset Heritage Coast and the Purbeck Heritage Coast. Discover Dorchester, which is about a 45-minute drive from this campsite, and pay a visit to Hardy's Cottage, the birthplace of Thomas Hardy, a few miles outside the town. And why not enjoy time drinking in the natural beauty of the Dorset coastline. The famous Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door are both just over an hour from Coking Farm Touring Caravan Park, while Poole with its harbour and Bournemouth with its pier and beach are also both around an hour's drive from this campsite.
Non refundable deposit of £25 or 20% whichever is the greater and balance to be paid no later than 2 weeks before arrival. Allow 3 weeks for cheques.
Concessions for Fishing – Tickets start at £5 (not including Woodland and Oak)
Children under 12 must be keen fishermen.
If we know where your interests lie we can offer you a more focussed list when you arrive as the delights of Dorset and Somerset are many and varied, but among them are the following:
Learn woodturning, veneering and parquetry and box making.
National Trust properties including Stourhead house and gardens, Kingston Lacy and Tintinhull
The fascinating Jurassic Coast including Lullworth Cove, Chapmans Pool, Lyme Regis and much more
Glastonbury with its Abbey, Chalice Well, Tor and Museums
Charming towns like Shaftesbury (of Gold Hill and Hovis advert fame) and Sherborne with it's Castle and Abbey
Abbotsbury Swannery and Monkeyworld
Fleet Air Arm Museum
If you pick your time there are some great outdoor Concerts and Festivals at the Lamar Tree Estate
September brings the Dorset Steam Fair and Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival
There are also numerous artists and craftsmen based within these two counties and if this is your area of interest then a visit during Arts Weeks is a joy.
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