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Tom's Field
Milton Keynes
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 17 August 2011

We have just returned from three nights at Tom's Field. We arrived on Sunday and were told to drive around and find a pitch, not too close to another tent, which we did, and we managed to find a pitch with a view of Swanage and the sea. The site sloped a bit, but nothing really worth mentioning. We saw rabbits in the evening and the site is very quiet from 11.45pm onwards.

The people who run the place were very pleasant and helpful, this is our first time camping so we decided to pay each day and then we could leave when we wanted,and they were very happy with that. Yes the showers are 25p for three minutes, but I found this long enough. The toilets may have a few cobwebs but they are very clean everywhere else. We did not have to wait for a shower or to wash up as there were enough sinks.

The shop sold most things you might want, from camping items to Purbeck ice cream (which was lovely) and it stayed open, during the week, till 7pm.

There is a walk down to the sea, which took us about 40 mins, but the view is magnificent, just take your time. There's a sea pool at the bottom but you can only use it when the tide is out!

Swanage is lovely and is only a short drive away, and we took the ferry from Swanage to Poole (£3.50) which was quicker than driving.

Being our first time we met some lovely people (our car had a flat battery on leaving and we had offers from campers to help with jump leads) and I think we stayed in a lovely campsite. We would definitely go back and I would definitely recommend it.

Room Tip: We arrived Sunday afternoon, the site was full on Monday midday, so perhaps arriving Sunday.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 August 2011

My daughter and I stayed in the small accomodation called the "stone room" over the weekend of Saturday 6th August. We were really looking forward to our stay. We arrived at the campsite very excited. We liked the fact that we had our own use of a toilet and shower, one of the reasons why we booked the stoneroom. The website in February says that you had exclusive use of a wetroom and toilet facilities in the stone room - NOT SO- We were told on arrival by the manager that the door to the wetroom was to be left unlocked!!! so that members of staff could use the facilities - of course I was not too pleased to hear this and the manner in which I was told this and spoken to was not at all customer friendly (she needs to take la few lessons at the school of charm)!. Her response on my questioning the shared use was "IT HASNT BEEN A PROBLEM SO FAR" - not, I feel a good way to treat a paying customer. I must say it left me feeling quite annoyed and disappointed.

We would say that it was a lovely location, the cleanliness of the accomodation left a lot to be desired, it didnt look as though anyone had cleaned the room since the last customers had left and the SHARED WETROOM was very disappointly dirty!! Have they heard of bleach?!

On leaving what was a fantastic and sunny weekend in the purbeck district, we paid the bill and looked to see what bookings were available in October as we had hoped to stay for another weekend. We were told that there were bookings available in October and we said that we would be in touch. As we were leaving the campsite the manager who we had spoken to on our arrival came running up to us in a very agressive manner, her approach was most unfriendly, she then went on to tell us that there was no availablity in October - we of course were perplexed by her response since we had spoken to one of her members of staff who had said differently, on questioning this she retorted that they were very busy and that there was definately no bookings available. I can only assume that she was having a bad day and so we left the campsite feeling somewhat confused!!. Best not to get on the wrong side of the Manager (I believe her name is Jenny) I always assumed the customer was right no matter what the difference of opinion is - but not if you are dealing with someone who doesnt have the social skills to do her job properly then you will find out the customer is not considered at all. ANYWAY - worth a visit.!!!!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 July 2011

I've been going to Tom's Field for many years and in recent times have noticed the change there. Yes it is still the same field with a really good approach to sustanability, the prices have increased albeit they won't break your bank, but what I have noticed and detested most of all is the amount of "Don't Do" signs. What was a really chilled site has a sign with different rule on it everywhere you look. Shame..

Room Tip: Get there early on a Friday / Thursday evening for a really good pitch if goign for the weekend.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Romsey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 May 2011

This site is one of the best in the area and we have stayed in a few. Location is amazing you have Swanage one way and Corfe Castle the other. In between there is the Square and Compass lovely pub, from the site there is a path to this lovely pub well worth a visit.

There are some eclectic pitches but most are flat. Well stocked shop with really friendly staff. Showers really hot and clean. Loved the recycling.

Great location for walking and cycling we will be going back for definite.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 April 2011

We enjoyed our stay at Tom's Field, down it location to access Swanage.

The owners were accommodating we arrived at 8.30pm on the Friday and were flexible to our arrival time, which was great. It wasn't too busy and the pitches were mostly on flat ground.

BBQs are available to hire also - so used theirs instead of ours as it was easier to light!

Quiet time by 11.45, which was understandable.

On the Saturday we walked along the coastal path which was beautiful and well worth it. The Number 40 bus brought us back from Swanage, very convenient. In the evening we walker to the Square and Compass, which made our trip and would draw us back to the site.

The shop is very reasonably priced and its staff were really helpful and friendly.

The showers and toilet facilities were rustic, rather dirty with cob webs and cold! Not the best but for the priced we paid we were happy.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
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Wokingham
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Reviewed 25 May 2010

Been going to Toms Field Campsite for a few years now.
Everything is basic but I find it clean. Showers are now 25p for 3 minutes and you just have enough time.
Shop has good supplies for BBQ etc.
If you fancy a quite site with good views this is very nice. The big field at the top has a slope in places.

I like this site and would recommend it.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with family
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Salisbury
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Reviewed 28 September 2008

Tom's Field is picturesque, rustic and surounded by fantastic coutryside and coast, and the little town of Swanage is a very pleasant place to visit.

The site is also reasonably priced for the individual camper, £6 per person per night, fortunately the site does not appear to go over the top on rules and regulations and recycling is made easy for the camper.

Where the site lets itself down is through it's owners/staff, who while not rude, could not between them manage a smile all weekend and the state of the toilets, yes they are sustainable and therefore you expect them to be a little different in the cleanliness department, however, their general appearance is shabby and dirty, it is clear that parts of the toilet block have not seen a mop or duster in years.

The final issue with the site is that they will pack in as many people as possible, this means that when you return from a day out you may find some very close new neighbours, this of course means that it is practically impossible to communicate with any of your party without being overheard by and annoying other campers.

In conclusion, has the potential to be a really great site, but to do this the owners just need to think a little about certain aspect of how they run the place and make it a wonderful experience each weekend for a few less campers, than an OK one for lots of campers.

  • Liked — Surounding Area
  • Disliked — Too many pople packed in
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled with friends
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Property: Tom's Field
Address: Langton Matravers, Swanage BH19 3HN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage > Langton Matravers
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Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Langton Matravers
Number of rooms: 100
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Tom's Field Langton Matravers, Dorset

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