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Whitemead Caravan Park
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Wool
Certificate of Excellence
Leeds
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Planes, Trains & Automobiles”
Reviewed August 6, 2012

Good points 1st - Shower & Toilet facilities always clean and never had to wait, Free Wi-fi (Slow, but more than you get on most sites), Nice park for the Kids, Decent size pitches and site generally well maintained. On this basis 4/5 for the site however...am I the only person who has visited this site recently that isn't deaf or was everybody else advised to take ear muffs?

Close to the station an earlier reviewer said? It sounds like the train is going to get into bed with you you're that close! 3 cross over points close to the camp site which means that the regular trains have to HONK as they approach each crossing point. The trains run till around 23.00 and the regular HONKS turn into HOOONNKKS the later it gets. Whether this is something to do with the tracks being dark or just the drivers way of having a bit of fun I'm not sure?

When the trains stop the helicopters begin doing night excersizes. Almost every night during my stay they seemed to take off and hover in the air at around 23.00 and 03.00 for around 30 - 40 minutes each time. Just when you are back into the land of nod the trains start again at 06.00, HOOONNKK!!!

The people who reviewed this site as 'Lovely and relaxed' are either family friends or hard of hearing!? I'm not a light sleep at all and I found this to be the most unrelaxing site I've ever stayed on.

I feel sorry for the owners as the site is nice (although I found the snooping cycling owner a bit weird as other have commented on) and my above complaints are all beyond the owners control however in terms of would I stay hear again, I'd have to say No Chance, HONK!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2012

Beautiful sie clean and friendly. Good surply of leaflet information for whats going on in and around dorset. Reasonable site fees.sheltered pitches nice and flat all facilities nice and close don,t have to walk far.plenty of nice walks. well located for trains buses.local shop central good price ideal for all your needs.Will be going back again.

  • Stayed July 2012
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redditch
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2012

i found this site after going to weymorth for many years and this year they put up sites prices
iv been camping for 30 years and this is the best site iv been on the people who run it were
very helpful the toilets were always clean shop prices were good ice block hire the cheapest
iv had railway close by and two pubs in walking the trains hoot for crossing but stop at 1100pm
and dont hoot till after 7.00am fish and chip shop sells super chips local shop open 6.00am
till 10.00pm will be stopping here next year 10 out 10 gerald hunt from redditch

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 23, 2012

I would highly recommend this campsite, the pitches are level and well maintained and the site is crossed by several rows of trees that reduce the wind speed if it gets blustery. The toilet block is truly immaculate; the on-site shop appeared to be well stocked and the owners were very friendly and helpful.

The site was very quiet and relaxing and is an ideal base if you are visiting the nearby Bovington Tank Museum or Lulworth cove. There is a local chip shop, a Chinese take-away and a pub all within 5 minutes walking distance of the gate.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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doetinchem
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2012

Very good camping, nice helpfull people. Close to the railway though, but also near to the station. A very good place to explore the Jurrassic coast and visit Weymouth.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2012

We found the campsite to be very clean, with excellent toilet facilities. The campsite offered free wifi, although very slow and a nightmare to connect to. The grass on the pitches is in pretty good condition and the pitches themselves are quite flat. Unfortunately when we stayed, the local pub was closed for refurb and the weather was a complete wash out, raining everyday so we ended our trip early but would definitely return to this campsite if i could guarantee the weather a little more.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2012

We stayed in the week up to Easter and for Easter weekend. The site was quiet and fairly empty until Thursday and then almost full. At all times it was quiet and had space for children to play safely throughout the site. The marked pitches were of good size.

The owners were friendly, attentive and very helpful. The grounds were meticulously kept with refuse removed daily and the facilities very clean and warm at all times, amongst the best we have experienced in the UK.
Free wi-fi internet across the site is new and whilst there were a few teething problems the owners were quick to resolve these and let customers know the progress personally.

I would have no hesitation in recommending this site to anyone, with or without children. It's also well located to be in easy reach of many of the excellent attractions and facilities in Dorset.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Whitemead Caravan Park
Address: East Burton Road, Wool BH20 6HG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Wool
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Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Wool
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Hotel Class:4 star — Whitemead Caravan Park 4*
Number of rooms: 95
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