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Jo M wrote a review Aug 2023
184 contributions76 helpful votes
Stayed here for 4 nights, had awesome views of Corfe Castle and loved seeing steam trains leaving Corfe heading for Swanage. The site is large with several fields but even when full, over bank holiday weekend, lots of space and pretty quiet, am impressed that owners don’t just fill it to the rafters. Can walk to Harmans Cross station easily. Two petrol stations with shops/supplies are within easy reach. Most pitches are non electric and on slight slope. My only ‘suggestion’ would be to have more toilet/shower blocks. The ones they have are basic but adequate, they are clean. I just wish there were more of them. Love the ‘borrow a bbq’ idea. Great!! Will definitely return. Loved it.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Moog wrote a review Aug 2022
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OK so this is how camping should be. 3 large fields with well maintained essential facilities and a friendly welcome., no gimmicks. The star of the show here is the view, particularly from the top of the field over towards Corfe Castle, which for us was enhanced by cloud rolling up the valley close to sunset as we set up camp and bbq'd. The challenge is to find a flat pitch as most have a slight incline and the higher up the field you pitch (for the view) the greater the incline. Talked to several other very happy campers. Will be back.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Jemma H wrote a review Aug 2023
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Great campsite, clean facilities and an amazing view. Easy check in with helpful staff, plenty of space in the gently sloping camping fields (enough for a game of cricket!), generally nice and quiet with plenty of toilet/shower/washing up facilities. Will definitely return.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Pitch up in the right hand field for a wonderful view of Corfu Castle
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sarah n wrote a review Jun 2023
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What a lovely find! Total gem hidden away. Paid £12 per person and it was perfect. We were met at reception by a very friendly man who very kindly gave us kindling and logs which we had forgotten in the rush. There is also a bbq library for you to borrow and return which I thought was a great idea. The showers and toilets were very clean and had hot water!!! The main selling point for me was the view the campsite faces corfe castle and the sunsets were incredible. A little far away to walk to anywhere on a night such as restaurants and pubs but we didn’t want to leave the site on a night for not a problem for us. There is a spar shop 5 mins drive away too if you forget anything. Will 100% be back and highly recommend.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Shane C wrote a review May 2023
Cheddington, United Kingdom15 contributions
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We visited Downshay Farm over the Bank Holiday weekend and were not disappointed. Friendly staff, clean facilities and the most amazing views towards Corfe Castle and out towards the sea. A very chilled vibe for what can be a busy weekend. Would definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kate wrote a review Jul 2021
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My partner and I just got back from the best weekend away at this campsite. There was so much space on both fields to pick a spot, which meant you could get as much privacy and space as you needed. The views of the fields, cows, train and corfe castle were absolutely stunning. The campsite is on quite a slope, which meant that our cups and plates did slip down the table from time to time, but this was completely worth it for the views! The toilet block was clean and had everything you needed. It can be a fair walk away, depending on where you pitch up, so I think this is something you should bear in mind when choosing your spot. The campsite was covid secure with regular handwashing stations and mask wearing and social distancing rules in the toilet block. I also appreciated the addition of the BBQ library and freezers. The campsite was very quiet at night and seemed a generally friendly place to be! In the day plenty of activities are a short drive away, and we really enjoyed our visits to the beaches. Overall, everything completely exceeded our expectations. Thank you again for a wonderful stay, we will be back!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ShelleyMD wrote a review Sept 2020
Oxford, United Kingdom102 contributions71 helpful votes
We spent two weeks at Downshay and it was a complete joy. There were a lot of covid measures in place which made you feel safe and due to distancing, there was a lot of space between pitches which was fantastic. The showers were really nice and just the overall feel of the place was comfortable and positive. The view of Corfe Castle and the surrounding countryside is the highlight of the campsite. Where we were positioned, we could also see the sea and the Isle of Wight. The Gentleman in charge was lovely and it was just a perfect stay, especially after so long in Isolation. We will be back!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Steve L wrote a review Aug 2020
East Grinstead, United Kingdom124 contributions54 helpful votes
Due to Coronavirus all availability enquires to camp at the farm are requested to be made via email, so two emails were sent to the farm and a follow up phone call , and I have not received a reply from any of my correspondence. It's a poor show from Downshay Farm!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Steven M wrote a review Jul 2020
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Lovely campsite with great views, clean facilities, perfect location to explore the Isle of Purbeck and loads of space. Kids loved it. Check in was simple and very friendly. Will be definitely returning.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sarah H wrote a review Jul 2020
Sutton, United Kingdom14 contributions22 helpful votes
Fantastic campsite! Excellent facilities and we visited during Covid. The owners maintained very clean facilities with sinks, taps and door locks being sanitised numerous times daily. Tonnes of room so no problem with social distancing even when the campsite was fully booked. Beautiful views and surrounding area with lots to do. Plenty of toilets/ showers/ washing up sinks to use even when fully booked. I will definitely be returning. So much to do in the area to please every taste
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Downshay Farm
Which popular attractions are close to Downshay Farm?
Nearby attractions include Dorset Adventure Park (2.3 miles), Old Harry Rocks (5.0 miles), and Durlston Country Park (3.6 miles).
Is parking available at Downshay Farm?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Downshay Farm?
Conveniently located restaurants include Down The Beach, Java Independent Coffee House, and The Pink Goat.
Are pets allowed at Downshay Farm?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Downshay Farm?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Jurassic Coast (2.2 miles), Fort Henry (4.2 miles), and Keates Quarry Dinosaur Footprints (1.0 miles).