Priory Meadow

from £12.00 to £15.00 Family + unit
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Overview

This is a Certificated Site (CS). These select sites are small, privately run campsites that operates under the Club’s jurisdiction and can only accommodate up to 5 caravans or motorhomes and up to 10 trailer tents or tents, unless express permission has been given by the Club to accommodate more. They range from secluded Hideaways to fully facilitated family friendly sites, and are often found in locations where larger commercial sites are prohibited so you could be camping close to a beach or in the National Park, for example.

Site Details

Big Sites Book Reference: 195/119

This site was last visited by a Site Officer in 2015.

1 acre, level. Bkg ess. Small caravans/motor homes only.

Directions

Directions to this site are available to members when logged in.

Facilities

Priory Meadow has the following facilities on or around the site.

  • Touring Caravans

  • Trailer Tents

  • Hardstanding with electric hook-up

  • Grass only pitch (no electric)

  • A well-sheltered site

  • Boating

  • Pets welcome

  • Hideaway

  • Motorhomes

  • Tents

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up

  • Open site

  • Chemical toilet disposal point

  • Fishing (licence may be required)

  • Electric hook-up

  • Coastal

Reviews

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5

situated on the edge of the reed beds fringing the river, the birdsong and sound of wind in...

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situated on the edge of the reed beds fringing the river, the birdsong and sound of wind in the reeds was magic! very easy access to Wareham town and also to the riverbank footpath.

  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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4.7

Jeff is a good guy. We loved the site. Two issues.

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Jeff is a good guy. We loved the site. Two issues. 1) narrow entry exit - we had to unhitch van and use motor mover to get past a badly parked car on leaving. 2) Don't go past the rope markings or you will sink as happened to two motor homes when we were there! Still its a good site if you can get past these.

  • Towing: Difficult
  • Location: Town,Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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3

This site is hard to access in a caravan without a motor mover , and if it wasn't for the...

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This site is hard to access in a caravan without a motor mover , and if it wasn't for the other people on site who helped us physically turn the caravan we would have struggled to get out. The location is the biggest plus with a short walk to Sainsburys and local pubs , and a stroll to the river, this was not visible from the site however and the access was used by people that had boats moored up but not staying on the site. There was a padlock on the gate for security, the owner was friendly enough and when we arrived told us where to pitch as it was unclear. The chemical disposal wasn't a pleasant experience , but we had hot weather so this could of accounted for the smell . Bins were available, no recycling. Water and electric were at every pitch and this was very handy, the pitches were well maintained with nice short grass. It felt overcrowded when there were , at one point 7 caravans on the site , but the people were friendly and this made for a good stay as we helped each other move the caravans , this truly was a god send for us as we have no motor mover. All in all a good site for a campervan or a small caravan, unfortunately we will not be visiting again as we feel our caravan is too big at 21ft

  • Towing: Difficult
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 3
  • Cleanliness: 3
  • Facilities: 3
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3.7

Good points - The owner is very nice, he was very flexible when we needed to change dates etc.

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Good points - The owner is very nice, he was very flexible when we needed to change dates etc. The site is in an excellent location within easy, flat walking distance (not on the river bank)from shops, pubs, vets and Wareham quay where boat trips are available on the river. Lots to do in the surrounding area. The site is secured by large gates with coded entry so is safe and it is very peaceful. Not so good points - The approach to the site is very narrow and overgrown, the track passes some houses so if cars are parked it is a challenge to say the least. It is not suitable for large caravans and needs an experienced caravanner to get through. The owner also has 5 or 6 moorings which he leases out consequently the owners of the boats also use the track to drive down to their boats. This leads to a couple of problems 1) They pass directly past the caravans on pitches 3 4 & 5 and some of them drive far too fast. 2) It restricts how the caravan can be positioned. The land where the pitches are marked out is between the track shared with the boaters and a huge area of weeds and reeds which are up to approx 12ft tall meaning there is no view of the river from the pitches. There is also no access to the river bank past the few moorings mentioned. Half of the land between the track and the weeds is unsuitable for a wheeled vehicle as it is very soft. This means the caravans have to be parallel parked! When we arrived the pitches either side of us were taken, we parked with the aid of our motor mover however when we left the grass was wet and as the land slopes we had to hitch to the car which was a struggle due to the tight turning area. If you are in a small unit want peace and quiet in a secure site and you are not bothered about a view, a toilet or shower it is perfect.

  • Towing: Difficult
  • Location: Town,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 4
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 3

Pricing

The fees for Priory Meadow were last updated in 2014.

The following fees are just given as a guide, so please always check with the site.

The fee for staying on site for one night is :
£12.00 - £15.00 for 2 Adults, 2 Children, 1 Unit including Hook-up

* Please note the site open dates are 01 January 2015 - 31 December 2015