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Sandhurst, Berks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ignore all the previous reviews - this site has been completely revamped and now boasts 57 brand new (opened 30 Dec 16) lodges, some with hot tubs. Run very efficiently by a friendly, chatty team and owned by Darwin Escapes this site is lovely. We stayed for three nights at the start of Feb 17 half term in a Juniper...

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Thank you for your wonderful review, its always lovely to hear guest experiences. All the staff at Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat appreciate your feedback and welcome you back soon!

Windsor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Forget all the old reviews, this place has had a massive, and what I can only imagine was a very expensive transformation. It only just re-opened in 2017 so all new. There are now 50 luxurious lodges nicely spaced around the site and the grounds have been newly landscaped. There are no longer any touring caravans onsite. The reception staff...

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Lucia B, Front Office Manager at Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review, all the staff at Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat appreciate your feedback and are very happy you had a great time, we hope to see you again soon!

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat this weekend for 2 nights. The location of the park was brilliant and the park itself has just had a big renovation so everything is modern and clean. The facilities were great. Would highly recommend

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Lucia B, Front Office Manager at Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback, all of us at Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat are glad you had such a lovely stay, we welcome you back again soon!

Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

For £40 a night this campsite is shocking.... On arrival the receptionist was adamant we had arrive a day early - after me finding an email to prove we had arrived on the correct date there was no apologies offered. The pitch we were given last minute (because another family were still on our pitch due to their mix up)...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 4, 2015

We spent 2 nights here, the arrival and check in was easy and we were directed to our pitch. (we were told that the electic hook up was actually through a hedge so my boyfriend had to climb around to hook up the cable, but we had brought a long cable so it was ok) the pitch was a good...

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Darwin_Escapes, Manager at Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat, responded to this review

Good Morning, We are glad you had a nice stay and found you had plenty of room on your pitch, some of our pitches do have an unusual layout and require longer electricity leads but we can lend you these from reception if your own is not quite long enough. We are a family holiday park and do have lots...

Epsom, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 2, 2015

We liked the quietness of the site during our stay, the barrier to stop unwelcome guests and the cleanliness of all the facilities. The staff were helpful and friendly . The only thing that was little bit anoying was if you forgot your key when you went to the loo, but you can understand why they have them as someone...

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Darwin_Escapes, Manager at Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat, responded to this review

Good Morning, We are glad you had a lovely stay with us and that our staff were able to resolve the issue with the toilets for you. we do have more keys available in reception, however we do require a deposit for extra keys. We hope you will visit us again soon and are glad that you found our staff...

kent
Reviewed August 30, 2015

I thought previous reviewers were being picky- how wrong was I . 1) reception opening times of 10-5 is absolutely ridiculous in peak season. Reason, either too tight to pay more money to staff or too lazy to work the hours. 2) £20 deposit per key for the use of the toilet. To deter the children using it as a...

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Darwin_Escapes, Manager at Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat, responded to this review

Good morning, Firstly reception is only open in the day time which are also the shop hours, this is because we are a small team at pear tree however I have passed this feed back on to the relevant person. Key deposits, we require a returnable key deposit as the keys are cut by a specialist as we use a...

Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Pear Tree Holiday Park for a week and had a nice time! The park its self is fairly nice, but there are a few issues that we weren't happy with! Firstly some of the pitch sizes are so small that with a tent big enough for a family of 5 you walked out of your tent straight...

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Darwin_Escapes, Manager at Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat, responded to this review

In regards to pitch sizes we clearly advertise that our pitches are 6x6 meters and that if you require more space than this you will need to let the reception team know when booking, I am sorry you had to park your car in the main reception, I am sure had another more suitable plot for your size tent were...

Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Would have marked this 3 1/2 if I could. Good location for visiting area and although agree some pitches are small we asked to be re-located and got a good sized pitch at bottom of site (127) and no one pitched next to us so no problem with noise and we found site friendly. Good sized play area for kids...

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Darwin_Escapes, Manager at Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat, responded to this review

We are glad you found our site a great base for the surrounding areas in Dorset and that every one was friendly and helpful. We are due to have maintenance and work done over the winter when we are closed to the public and will be continuing to make improvements throughout the year, we hope you will visit us again...

Blackpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 2, 2015

Size of pitches too small. You get a leaflet stating where to pitch but could do with being shown to your space as when we arrived someone was already pitched over into our space.We pitched next to that not realising that somepne else was booked in to that space. Caused a bit of hostility. Site supposed to be quiet after...

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Darwin_Escapes, Manager at Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat, responded to this review

I am sorry you felt your pitch was on the smaller side majority of our pitches are 6x6m however if more space is needed depending on availability our reception team can book you a larger pitch. I am sorry that some of the other guests were inconsiderate, please reports issues like this to the on call emergency number and a...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This former camping and touring park known as Pear Tree Holiday Park has been completely transformed into a luxury holiday lodge resort offering outstanding self-catered lodge accommodation, many of which have their own private hot tub facilities so you can soak up the outstanding Dorset countryside. Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat is situated just outside Poole and is perfectly located to allow you to explore everything that this breathtaking region has to offer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat

Address: Organford Rd, Holton Heath, Wareham BH16 6LA, England (Formerly Pear Tree Holiday Park)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Wareham > Holton Heath
Number of rooms: 46
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“Lodges with hot tubs offer more privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles smavlo, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Nice little site that's worth knowing about.”
 of 5 bubbles Gmawr, May 27, 2015 | Read review
“pitch-up in the field towards the far end of the site because it is flatter and more shaded there”
 of 5 bubbles GregB439, Jul 30, 2014 | Read review
“Tent Pitch 138 is shaded during the morning, keeping your tent cool, and gets lots of sun during the afternoon and evening, making BBQs and time on the site more enjoyable”
 of 5 bubbles GT293, Jul 2, 2013 | Read review
“if your pitch is boggy just go to reception, they will happily change you if there is another pitch available.”
 of 5 bubbles woodmayamy, Jul 29, 2012 | Read review
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