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“Our week at Monkton Wyld camp site was fantastic”

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Monkton Wyld Caravan and Camping Park
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

We do a lot of caravaning around Dorset and Wales but once a year we take the grand children away with us. This year we chose Monkton Wyld and found the site excellent and the weather wonderfully hot all week. We had a pitch near the main entrance which was secluded and quiet and not far from the toilet block which was handy for the children. It seemed that this block had been refurbished and the design was brilliant with the furnishings better than most 4 star hotels we have visited.
I do agree with a previous reviewer that the shop could have more food on sale and would be better by opening at 8am. However this did not distract from the great time we had. The staff were very pleasant ,efficient and could not be more helpful.
Charmouth which is about 2 miles away has a very good mini market which stocks most items of food and the local bakery sells fresh bread from 8am each morning.
We were so impressed that we will be returning next year with, hopefully, the hot weather we had this year.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Neil B, Manager at Monkton Wyld Caravan and Camping Park, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2014

Thank you so much for you kind remarks concerning our holiday park. The staff go to enormous lengths to try and help everyone enjoy their holiday. We agree with you that it would be good to have more vegetables and fruit in our shop but sadly we have tried stocking these in the past but they do not sell and, with such a short shelf life, it is not feasible for us to have them.
We shall look forward to welcoming you on your return visit.

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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Fond this site after joining the Caravan and Camping club. Great discount available if you are a member and they offer a family rate per night which includes 2 adults and upto 4 kids in the price which makes for a slighty cheaper break away as a family.

Beautifully maintained site which was perfect for a walk around every evening after tea, which our three boys loved especially on their scooters and visiting the two play parks. Great location, quite central to local places of interest.

Only thing I felt let it down was the lack of things in the on site shop. Perfect if you want to buy toys, colouring books and bits for the kids but could do with more groceries (fruit, veg...) which would save a trip to the local supermarket for a few things.

Great week away, shame the weather wasn't great, but would def recommend and hope to come back.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Hayley P
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Neil B, Public Relations Manager at Monkton Wyld Caravan and Camping Park, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2015

Dear Hayley,

Thank you for your review and how you found your stay with us, very kind of you.

Apologies regarding the selection in the shop; we agree with you that it would be good to have more vegetables and fruit in our shop. Sadly we have tried stocking these in the past but they do not sell and with such a short shelf life, it is not always feasible for us to have them.

I hope that we have a chance to welcome you again.

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Reviewed 20 April 2014

We booked this site for an Easter stay after visiting a few sites in the Dorset area over the winter period – the onsite warden was happy to show us around during a very cold January morning.

Someone has obviously put a lot of time, effort and thought into this site. Ideally situated just over the border of Devon into Dorset with easy access off the A35, this site is a real gem as a base to use for exploring East Devon and Dorset's Jurassic coastline.
As you approach the site via the lane off the A35, it is all too easy to miss the entrance, it comes upon you quite quickly and it isn’t over-signed.

The entrance is big and wide, with a security barrier that is locked between 2300 and 0700, early morning fishing trips need to be planned in advance, leaving your car in the small car park to the lower entrance.

The large roundabout outside the reception area can get congested especially on busy arrival days, but it is wide enough for any size unit to negotiate.

Check-in at reception was easy and fuss-free, the site is quite simple to find your way around, we soon found our “Jumbo” pitch which is suitable for the larger motorhome units (up to 9 metres long). The pitches are predominantly set to 10mm gravel, making for a pleasant surface to walk upon etc, without dragging loads of grass cuttings into your unit! All units & awnings need to be placed upon the gravel area – this keeps the grass unaffected by long-term awning use. The pitches appear level to the eye but we did have to use quite a few levelling blocks and still didn't have it as good as we wanted, just something to be aware of.

The grass keep of this site is by far the best we have ever encountered, the lawns are superbly cut and there aren’t grass cuttings everywhere, which is nice.
Electric hook-up points are of good quality and well placed – again the same can be said for the water supply taps and disposal points.

This site also has what can be said to be the best motorhome service point I have come across to date – plenty wide enough and screened from people – not everyone wants to see/smell you dumping your onboard tanks!! Also the cassette toilet emptying points aren’t just a hole in the ground, but a proper stainless steel ‘table’ to allow you to properly and easily wash your cassette – plus the hand sanitiser on the wall for you to use on the way out is a nice touch.

The two showerblocks and bathrooms are clean and tidy, checked regularly by staff. I would think during busy periods, there would be queues for the showers – they really do need more showers to cope with site demand. On our visit there was no hot water in one of the main blocks – given the demand for them this wasn’t really acceptable – surely this should have been repaired by an on-call plumber/electrician during this busy time at Easter?

There isn’t a clubhouse/pub/bar/restaurant on this site – if you need this then this site isn’t for you – but there is a good pub within a short drive or sensible walking distance. Also there is no swimming pool here but the children didn’t seem to mind.

There was plenty of space for the children to run off their energy, the play areas are great and kept well cut.

WiFi access was a pay-for service (Two devices allowed per voucher, which was handy) and had reasonable coverage/reliability but given the price we paid to stay here, I would have expected it to be included in the pitch fee in this WiFi-dependent-age - especially when the weather turns sour - children NEED their tablet devices to keep the parents sane!

All in all, this was a good site, not the cheapest but you get what you pay for. We will be back!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Neil B, Owner at Monkton Wyld Caravan and Camping Park, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2014

Thank you for your kind review on our holiday park. I do note your comment about the hot water failure in the smaller shower block over Easter. Our gas engineers were struggling to identify the problem over Easter particularly as the manufacturers officers were closed for the holiday break. Notices were posted on the doors advising of this intermittent problem and there was plenty of capacity in the other shower block.

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Reviewed 19 April 2014

Wonderful site! Best we have stayed at so far. Welcoming arrival with friendly staff. Beautifully maintained without being too crowded. Perfect location for visiting all of the top attractions in Dorset. Will definitely be back.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

Just returned from a week with our caravan at this lovely Camping and Caravan Club site. It is immaculately maintained and the showers and toilets are one of the best we have experienced if a little dated. Lovely hot water and large shower cubicles with heating. Pleasant staff . Shame about the cost of wifi - £15 for the week - which was very "hit and miss". The walks that the staff have prepared are excellent - you pay a returnable deposit of £5 per walk - we used 2 which we thoroughly enjoyed. One was a circular walk around Hawkesbury - about 1.75 hours starting at the church and ending with lunch at the Old Inn which is recommended. Loads to do in the area - recommend Hive Beach at Burton Bradstock where there is a lovely cafe. We will return.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank sandy053
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Neil B, Public Relations Manager at Monkton Wyld Caravan and Camping Park, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2015

Dear Sandy

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay with us, we really appreciate your honest feedback and I will make sure to pass your comments on.

I hope to see you again this year :)

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Reviewed 29 December 2013

We stayed in the farmhouse for three nights in mid December and were all thoroughly impressed. Our group comprised of 4 adults, 3 teenagers, 1 toddler and 1 baby.

The house itself is 17th century and is in superb condition. You can clearly tell that a lot of thought has gone into kitting the place out and making it family friendly. For example there are stair gates which proved very useful for our inquisitive toddler. The whole house was really snug which obviously went down well given the chilly weather outside.

The kitchen has all modern appliances with plenty of room to cook a Sunday roast. The main sitting room has a big widescreen telly and the wifi kept the teenagers happy as they could stay connected to their busy social lives! There is loads of room throughout the house so you never felt on top of each other.

There is a patio outside and a really pretty enclosed garden, which would be amazing in the summer for barbeques.

We all really enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Neil B, Public Relations Manager at Monkton Wyld Caravan and Camping Park, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2015

Dear Edlaing,

Thank you very much for your detailed review of your stay in our Farmhouse. I am really glad that you enjoyed your winter stay and hope to welcome you again, so that you can enjoy a summer BBQ this time!

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Reviewed 28 August 2013 via mobile

Great site, lovely pitches, facilities spotless and well looked after and friendly staff....wouldn't go anywhere else when in the area...sshhhh don't tell too many people how good it is though..don't want the secret to get out...:-)

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Address: Scotts Lane | Monkton Wyld, Charmouth, Bridport DT6 6DB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bridport > Charmouth
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #2 of 5 Speciality Lodging in Charmouth
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Monkton Wyld Camping, Caravanning & Static Holiday Caravans offers idyllic Camping and Caravanning in West Dorset. Straddling the Dorset/Devon border only three miles from the coastal village of Charmouth and the historic harbour town of Lyme Regis; centre of the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline. The park lies in 25 acres of beautifully landscaped and carefully maintained grounds; over the last 17 years we have focused on ensuring that the park complements the rich landscape of the West Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Shrubs, trees and flowers abound while mature oaks spread across surrounding farmland that forms the rolling countryside. We have also enhanced the site by the careful planting of native woodland to divide the grounds into several separate small paddocks which add to the general atmosphere of peace and quiet. ... more   less 
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