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Review of Rowlands Wait

Rowlands Wait
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Rowlands Wait
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“outstanding site”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

We have just got back from here and want to share our wonderful experience.

firstly stevie and ivor are so welcoming and gave us a very warm welcome, 2 very nice people. Rowlands wait is a little site of heaven with beautiful views and and wonderfully layed out.

the shower block and cleaning facilities are so clean and there is nothing to complain about.

we would recommend rowlands wait to anyone who wants a campsite which is beautiful, quiet and has the most warm welcoming and personal touch.

Loved it so much we have booked it every fortnight till the end of the season.

lee and steve farmer

Lee & steve farmer

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

Just got back from a weekend break here , lovely friendly staff, nice clean facilities, a dog friendly site with plenty of walks and glorious views, secure area for the kids to play safely in.

would highly recommend.
G&L

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gary B
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Westbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

Have just returned from a very short stay..Have camped here before and found everything to be fine..However this time the owners were rude,sarcastic and made us feel unwelcome.The owners should really take a good long look at themselves and decide if this is the right business for them!! they most certainly are NOT people friendly!!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Bridgend, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013

We try and stay in Rowlands Wait every year, weather permitting.!!!!!!....It is a lovely campsite and the owners are fab....The shower blocks and toilets are always clean, and always seem to be available, never waited.....We always stay in the bottom field, which seems to attract the couples and groups, which is why we always choose it....We have been going there for the last 5years or more and will continue to book Rowlands Wait....Love it...love it...

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2012

Great place to stay. When it gets muddy it is really sticky (the type of soil). Fantastic showers. Handy laundry facility on site. Children thrilled to see glow worms and loads of toads. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Claire B
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2011

We stayed here with a group of friends for the May Bank Holiday weekend (end of May). We usually avoid going anywhere on Bank Holidays, so was expecting it to be hideously busy, but were pleasantly surprised...the power pitches were fully booked, but the owners had the good sense not to overbook, so it didn't feel cramped and busy.

The site is split into several smaller areas, so a group of you can easily congregate in one area away from everyone else, and for the really noisy party people there is a big field at the far end away from everyone else! We were pitched halfway along beyond a small area of woodland, and the kids loved walking to the shower block through the woods every morning...armed with sticks and on a bear hunt!!

There is a little playground suitable for 2-6yr old, but bigger kids seemed to be perfectly happy riding bikes etc around the campsite, and I spotted a rope swing down the far field as well, so something for all ages. I gather there is also a games room, but we didn't look at this.

The pitches were all pretty level, grassy and not boggy, and with an average amount of stones/tree roots to manouver tent pegs around! Most areas were quite sheltered from wind etc as surrounded by woodland, but this did also mean quite a lot of bugs etc in an evening...also watch out for ticks in the bracken which my children inevitably managed to find!

The shower blocks were adequate, with five toilets and showers, and ten washbasins each (male/female)...I never had to wait for a shower over the whole weekend, but I guess I may have just been lucky. They also had two family/disabled bathrooms available for a key deposit, which were brilliant for bathing small children...they are essentially large wetrooms, with toilet, basin, shower, and a heat lamp so no-one gets cold...and come equipped with baby bath. The only comment about the showers is that they were only cleaned mid-morning, and on a busy weekend, they could have done with a quick mop over at 9/10pm as well so they weren't too grotty for the early morning users.

The washing-up facilities were at the back of the shower block, again were clean and tidy with plenty of hot water, and never had to wait. They also had a large selection here of leaflets about local attractions, which was a big help. The shop was fantastic, stocking not only the essentials of bread and milk etc, but also a selection of camping accessories, and even penny sweets and bits and pieces the kids could spend their pocket money on.

The location was perfect...a short drive from Monkey World, and a bit further afield to Lulworth Cove, and the steam train from Corfe Castle into Swanage. Plenty still to do in the area, and we plan to return later in the summer if we get chance, and in the meantime have recommended to everyone!

Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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St Austell, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2010

Wonderful people running this place, fantastic location. the facilities for a site within a conservation area are good and always spotless. Loads of wildlife and birdsong, a variety of pitches in sun or shade near the woodland or out in the fields. This site is not lit at night so if you find a problem with that, easy, take a torch. The shop is well stocked and the knowledge of the proprietors of both the local area and wildlife within the site is extensive.
Everyone I've met here is relaxed and very friendly and seem to be enjoying themselves. I've stayed here for several years in a row and everyone I've introduced to this site think it's a lovely place to stay. It's rural and it's quiet but one thing it definitely isn't is a holiday camp so don't go there if you want everything on site like bright lights and entertainment laid on but if you want to relax and explore and enjoy views and wildlife and be near a lot of Dorset's attractions then you will love this place.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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Property: Rowlands Wait
Address: Rye Hill, Bere Regis BH20 7LP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bere Regis
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Bere Regis
Hotel Class:3 star — Rowlands Wait 3*
Also Known As:
Rowlands Wait Dorset/Bere Regis

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