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Herston Caravan & Camp Site

Washpond Lane, Swanage, Dorset BH19 3DJ, Swanage, England
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Herston Caravan & Camp Site
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this site last weekend for the first time and were very happy with all of the facilities ,as a seasoned camper we were perfectly satisfied with the shower blocks (we have seen much worse in this region!!!). The site is a ten minute walk from the lovely town Swanage and the weather was warm enough to visit... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are regular visitors to herston and enjoy our short breaks & their hospitality time and again. The weather was gorgeous , the site and facilities were clean and fresh .We are genuine holiday makers and reviewers. We also own a trusty old 4x4 that gets us there!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and i spent last weekend 20thJune-23rd). at our favourite camp site in Swanage. We have been camping there for the last 3 years. Great to meet up with J C again, such a friendly helpful character who runs the show .Thanks also to the bar staff who provided us with superb food and drink. We always camp in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a school group staying at the campsite. We had a brilliant time. The facilities, food and campsite were superb. When we had a medical problem, the camp staff were amazing and very caring. I would totally recommend this campsite.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You may be as puzzled as I was, reading the variety of reviews on this site. We took a chance and stayed there recently, assuming that it couldn`t be THAT bad, surely? Whilst the proximity to the lovely town of Swanage is a plus point, I`m sorry to confirm that the loos and showers in the camping field are un-acceptably... More

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herston, Manager at Herston Caravan & Camp Site, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I would like to address your comments in order: As I am sure you are aware, trip advisor prides itself on filtering its reviews to weed out spurious and self-generated reviews, and so implying that some of our reviews are not genuine is somewhat self defeating. Your assumption that it couldn’t be that bad shows... More

Biel, Switzerland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We had a wonderful stay at the camp site all the staff were fantastic an the facilities were tremendous. We shall come again with my family and friends. I will give this camp site 10 out of 10!! Thomas and Manuela from Switzerland.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

My accommodation had fallen through and Heather & Olli, came to my rescue. Gave me brand new bedding, basically salvaged my trip, Big thank-you's to them both. I regularly use Herston, big enough for last minute trips, different pricing depending on your budget, always lots of space to set up (Never been Sardined). Handy for Swanage & walking up to... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

BY FAR the second most expensive site in Swanage & surrounding areas,& we have been coming to Swanage for 40 yrs now so I think we know the area pretty well. We only tried this site as our usual was full on our first night of arrival we had a quick scout around the site before going to the office.to... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I spent a single night here, catching up with friends. The check-in, pitch and site were perfect, we had a lovely view across the fields towards Swanage. The facilities closest to our pitch were not great, they could definitely do with some updating, and the hot water had run out by the time I went for a shower at about... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Overall the site and facilities are very good but the Yurts are very damp smelling and need a bit of a spring clean. Also, neither the Yurts nor shower/kitchen block has plug sockets. This is the first site I have visited without sockets for hairdryers at the very lease. Also, the yurts have electric lights but not sockets which is... More

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herston, Manager at Herston Caravan & Camp Site, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we appreciate and welcome constructive criticism and will certainly act on any useful comments that reviewers make. Our Yurts are genuine imported Mongolian yurts and have traditional insulation made of yak hair, consequently the odour may be unusual to some guests who have not stayed in one before, this is often mistaken for a damp... More

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Additional Information about Herston Caravan & Camp Site

Address: Washpond Lane, Swanage, Dorset BH19 3DJ, Swanage, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage
Also Known As:
Herston Caravan And Camp Site
Herston Caravan & Camp Site Hotel Swanage
Herston Caravan & Camp Site Swanage, Dorset

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Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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