I have stayed at many caravan parks in Weymouth but this was the first time at Osmington.Due to a mess up with our booking we were upgraded from a Pine Caravan (2 bedroom) to a 3 bedroom Lodge no 4. The lodge was very spacious compared to a caravan., separate toilet, 3 generous sized bedrooms, bathroom with bath and shower over- which was a problem as we had my elderly father-in-law who couldn't lift his leg over the bath, small kitchen-with good sized fridge/freezer, gas cooker was a little bit old and it was a problem to light the main oven, the cutlery was really old and falling to pieces, I can only assume the previous occupants complained as mid week someone came and replaced all the cutlery. Dining/lounge area again spacious. The outside wooden decking needed some attention it was rotten in places and grubby with cobwebs, leaves and broken slates from roof and rotten pieces of wood. i did attempt to clean it up but the varnish just kept flaking off so i gave up. It was a shame because the lodges are really nice but this one needed some attention and made needed modernising.
Very little lighting from the club house to the lodges- there are some vacant concrete plots so i can only assume this is still a working progress- make sure you take a torch with you.
The Country club was lovely decorated but is split into two by a wall so depending where you sat you could not see the entertainment. It had quite a extensive menu but we didn't actually eat there so wouldn't be able to comment. The entertainment was good but not many people actually turned up so the atmosphere was poor, one night I felt sorry for the entertainers as only two people ( I was one of them) clapped out of a room of 10-12 people. The one snooker table was out of action all week- was told it was going to be fixed middle of the week but that didnt happen. Dart board and a couple of one arm bandits is the only other things in the country club.
The outside heated swimming pool was nice but very busy and as previously stated not nearly enough sunloungers (6 ), there was lots of picnic benches but no good if you want to sunbathe.
The location of this park is ideal for some lovely coastal paths so take your walking boots. Walk to the bottom of the road that the caravan park is on and you will find the Smugglers Inn pub, again didnt eat here but did see other peoples meals and they looked lovely. You can walk down to the pebble beach but is very steep and uneven so be careful.
You can also go horse riding at Rosehill Stables, my 14 daughter loved this £27.00 1 hour (half hour walk in enclosure and half hour walk out down a country road).
This is a smaller park to what we are used to (have visited Osmington sister parks Waterside and Chesil Beach) but it is set in a lovely location but it did mean that we had to keep using the car to go anywhere as the other parks do have buses. The bus does come to the end of the road but it is quite a walk -to long for an elderly person.
- Also Known As:
- Osmington Holiday Park Osmington Mills, Dorset