Peaceful, pretty Park, set in coastal valley overlooking Chesil Beach. Ideal for a relaxing weekend retreat. Glorious sea and country views. Access through fields or by road to the beach which has a large car park. Excellent beach fishing and good country and coastal walks. Village pub only 100 metres. Ideal centre for exploring West Dorset. 6 miles to Bridport and West Bay.(We have a temporary Campsite at West Bay which opens for 8 weeks in the peak season please see seperate entry for Britt Valley Campground or phone for details)Open from:
Weymouth and Lyme Regis - seaside resorts with sandy beaches.
West Bay - famous for its fishing, quaint old harbour and its nearby town of Bridport.
Hardy's Monument - wonderful views over Weymouth, Portland and the Dorset Downs.
Abbotsbury - swannery and tropical gardens.
Dorchester - country market town, birthplace of Thomas Hardy.
Bovington - Tank Museum.
Cricket St Thomas - country house and wildlife park, home of the television series "To the Manor Born".
Yeovilton Air Station - home of Concorde.
Sea Life Centre - Weymouth
Forde Abbey - country house and gardens.
A good selection of sporting facilities is to be found in the area. Local beaches offer good swimming and Chesil Beach is excellent for beach fishing. West Bay offers boating trips for both fishing and pleasure. Golf courses are at West Bay, Dorchester and Weymouth. Horse riding (what better way to travel the country lanes and see the area) is catered for by several establishments providing tuition for the absolute novice to the next Harvey Smith! Bridport, Dorchester and Weymouth all have indoor leisure centres and swimming pools. Portland and Weymouth harbours offer excellent facilities for sailing and sail boarding.
Based on 6 review(s)
buckinghamshire 23 Oct 2012
we have stayed here three times.may 2011, november 2011 and may 2012. only had a week each time but really loved it, hence the return visits ! very quiet site....no entertainment block etc so no noisy children. very friendly and accomodating staff. anything you want or need, just ask. cant comment on surrounding restaurants etc as we ate the fish that i caught, every day. we even bought a smoker and my wife smoked loads of mackerel fillets to take home. we have only had a week each visit, but have booked two weeks for may 2013 and may even have a short break before then !!!!
Epsom Surrey 23 Jul 2012
we stayed in appartment 1 for a week. We found the appartment extreemly comfortable & spotlessly clean The site genrally was very pretty & well maintained. The Staff were Friendly & helpfull. We look forward to our next visit when we hope to have a little less wet weather.
Shropshire 11 Sep 2011
We stayed at Gorselands for a week and were very pleasantly surprised at the cleanliness of the site and particularly the way the gardens are kept tidy and pretty. The caravan itself was beautifully situated with uninterrupted views of the sea and Chesil Beach. If you are looking for a peaceful, relaxing holiday you can't go far wrong here. The hotel in Abbotsbury called the Illminster was good for food.
London 09 Nov 2010
I visited Gorselands in the summer this year and had a great time. The park was great, a perfect location and the staff were really helpful. Everything on site was clean and up to standard. Would recommend to other families.
leics 10 May 2010
I have been to Gorselands and it is a very nice carvaan site, with a warm welcome. The surrounding area has alot to offer for people of all ages. I would recommmend a visit to both Gorsehill and Dorest as it is just as nice as devon and alot easlier to get to! Gorselands Caravan Park, Near Bridport, Dorset
15 Feb 2008
Scruffy caravan. We paid by credit card on arrival, got to our caravan, went inside, took one look and came out again! We asked for and got a refund on the spot, as it was filthy. The manager was shocked and embarrassed by our sudden departure (serves him right!), as other new comers were in reception at the time! The receptionist then said, "Now, I've been given the job of cleaning it". Cheeky madam. We then went and stayed elsewhere along the coast. How do these people stay in business?
Property manager response (30 Apr 2008)
We would like to point out that the park manager is a women and only women work in the reception. If they were paying on arrival it must have been a last minute booking and if the caravan had not been cleaned they would have been given the chance to look at it before deciding to stay. The name of the person posting the review does not match any of our records and although this review does not say when they came it is dated Feb and we are actually closed from Nov-Mar. However taking all this into account we are very sorry if anyone has had a bad experience here as we have many repeat bookings.