Camping

We now run three separate campsites in the Osmington area. The opening dates are shown in yellow below. Where dates at Eweleaze become full Shortlake Farm may still have availability.

May

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Sat

Sun

-

-

-

-

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

1Jun

July

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Sat

Sun

-

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21
22
23
24
25
26
27

28

29

30

31

-

-

-

Adults from £5/night

Campsites
Eweleaze
July

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Sat

Sun

-

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21
22
23
24
25
26
27

28

29

30

31

-

-

-

August

-

-

-

-

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
Adults from £7.50/night
July

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Sat

Sun

-

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21
22
23
24
25
26
27

28

29

30

31

-

-

-

August

-

-

-

-

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
Adults from £6/night


 YELLOW  = dates the sites are open




CAMPING AT EWELEAZE

Around every August we open Eweleaze Farm for tent camping for just 4 weeks.The campsite is located 1km off the road down a farm track, in an area of outstanding natural beauty, making it quiet and secluded, and safe for children. There are extensive sea views from most parts of the site, and guests have the use of the of the private beach, which forms part of the farm.





NEWS FOR 2014

Following a successful season in 2013, we are opening Eweleaze for along similar lines to last year. We will have the usual range of facilities. New for this year will be an updated heating system for the Turkish Bath House. Also we are providing hot water to all the sinks this year, and gas back-up to the solar heated units.



THE SITE
 

solar roof tiles, solar heating, solar slates, solar tiles, solar panel, solar panels, solar water heating, solar roof, solar pv

The site covers several fields so it doesn't feel crowded, even on busy weekends, and it is usually possible to choose your own pitch. Friends and families can camp in groups as they please, and parking by your tent is allowed on most of the fields. There is loads of room for kids to run around, fly kites, play ball games and the like.

Campfires are allowed, adding to the atmosphere. Firewood is available bagged in the shop, as well as from a free wood pile near the farmyard.
solar heating roof, solar heating tiles, renewable energy suppliers, solar thermal, renewable, energy, solar collector, uk, solex, roof, tile, slate, energy


 


FACILITIES

Toilets - every field has toilets
Showers
- there are free hot showers at four locations around the campsite
Turkish Bath House
- located in the woodland area - somewhere to unwind
Solar showers
- in addition to the main showers, we have outside solar wash-off showers by the beach
Washing up
- washing up sinks are available around the site

Recycling facilities
- these are available around the site - as an 'eco' site we try hard to recycle
Pets - are welcome both on-site and on the beach
Camp Fires - these are allowed
Ice pack exchange - this is available in the farmyard

Animals
- we have tame goats, sheep, pigs, dogs, chickens, geese etc for the children to see and touch
Play areas
- there are a few hay bale play areas for the kids around the farm
Pony rides [TBC]
- we have miniature ponies for the children. For longer rides see the activities guide
Bicycles
- the site covers a fairly large area, so you may like to bring bicycles to get around the site
Bicycle Hire - see the activities guide
Kayak Tours - see the activities guide
Minibus service - this runs everyday from the site to Weymouth and back
Boat Trips - from the beach to Weymouth, Portland and around the bay


Bell Tents - these are available through Honeybells tent hire




FARMSHOP AND CATERING

In the farmyard we have a range of shops and catering outlets, selling almost entirely organic produce:


Farm Shop - beef and lamb from the farm, pork, eggs, milk, cheese, bread, vegetables, beers, ciders and wines, as well as gas cylinders, bbqs, charcoal, camping accessories etc etc. See the shop page.

Log Shop - firewood, kindling, hay bales, charcoal, large gas exchange

Bakery - a range of organic breads, rolls, baguettes and pittas

Patisserie - croissants, cakes, flapjacks, savouries, donuts and hot drinks

Pizza Van - fresh made-to-order stone baked wood fired pizzas

Hot Food - Breakfasts, chips, pies, pasties, kebabs, burgers, toasties, salads

Ice Cream Parlour - Ice creams, sorbets, ice, ice pack exchange




BEACH
The beach is a quiet, shingly cove running along side the site and out to a rocky headland. The headland forms a sheltered area with rockpools which is good for snorkelling. The beach is clean and good for swimming. Fires and barbeques are allowed on the beach - some campers have been known to catch their own supper!










LOCAL AREA AND ACTIVITIES - print the guide

The South West Coast path runs along the edge of the fields above the beach, with walks to Osmington Mills, Ringstead, Durdle Door and Lulworth to the east and Weymouth and the Isle of Portland to the west.

Weymouth is 7km by car (walking 4.5km), and has a sandy beach, a harbour and very good nightlife. Dorchester with its museums, market and other attractions is about 10km. There are loads of attractions in the surrounding area, although many people find they never get around to leaving the site!

This coastline forms part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, so fossil hunting is one more activity for the kids (and adults).

Sports
Dorset BikeXperience hires out bikes and will deliver/collect from the campsite.
Secondwind at Overcombe (15mins walk along the coastpath) have a range of activities to offer including:
Kayak hire, Surfboard / Bodyboard / Paddleboard / Wakeboard / Waterski hire, Jurassic kayak tours, Kiteboarding tuition
, Sailing activities
Hillside Riding Stables are accessed just 200m from the back of Flat Field, and provide a range of pony riding and trekking.





SHOPS, PUBS AND CAFES - print the guide
The nearest shops are the Spar and Co-op located 2km down the road towards Weymouth. In Weymouth itself there is a large range of shops, supermarkets and restaurants. Dorchester is less hectic in the summer, and has more upmarket shops for crafts, gifts and antiques.

We have a number of good pubs and cafes within walking distance (1-3km) of the site. Of note are the Smugglers Inn at Osmington Mills, and the Oasis Cafe just west of Bowleaze Cove.

Pubs / Cafes
East along the coast path - Smugglers Inn, Osmington Mills
West along the coast path - Oasis Cafe, Spyglass Inn
Preston via path from Flat Field - Spice Ship, Bridge Inn, and a little further the Springhead, Sutton Poyntz
Weymouth - Floods, Galley Bistro, Dining Room, Mallams, Enzos (Italian), Balti House and many others
Dorchester - Brewery Square, La Caverna (Italian), Rajpoot (Indian) and others

Shops
Preston 1.5km - via path from Flat Field - Spar with Post Office, Co-op (small)
Overcombe Corner 2.5 km - Charlbury Wine Store, Chemist
Littlemore 5km - Co-op (large), Chemist, Hardware Shop, Martins Newagents, Chinese takeaway
Dorchester Road, Weymouth 8km - Morrisons, Lidl, Tesco Express, Laundrette, Takeaways
Weymouth 8km - Asda, Iceland, Aldi, Tesco Express, Outdoor Store, main town centre
Dorchester 10km - Tesco superstore, Halfords, Waitrose, Somerfield, Great Western Camping etc

For local food and drink the West Dorset website is very comprehensive






CAMPING DATES FOR 2014
28th July to 24th August (leaving on 25th)

Current real-time availability is shown when you login to the booking system.






FEES FOR 2014
Adults
£7.50/night Sunday to Thursday nights, and
£15/night for Friday and Saturday nights (and Sunday of the bank holiday weekend)

Children, 3-14 inclusive
£3.75/night Sunday to Thursday nights, and
£7.50/night for Friday and Saturday nights (and Sunday of the bank holiday weekend)

Vehicles
Flat fee of £10 for each vehicle brought onto site for the stay

No charge for: Infants under 3, pets, extra tents, gazebos etc etc





BOOKING PROCEDURE
Bookings are taken exclusively by debit/credit card on the online booking system (link below). No bookings can be taken by phone or email. Note there is a 2% fee for using credit cards - no fee for debit cards..

A 10% non-refundable deposit is payable immediately on booking.

After paying the deposit, you may log back into your booking at any time using your booking reference number, and change the dates, numbers of people and other details, subject to dates still being available.

You must pay the balance of your booking at least 2 weeks before your stay otherwise it will automatically cancel. We do not store card details - you must log back into the system to do this. We send reminders three weeks before your stay.

Note that your booking cannot be changed after it is fully paid.

Booking system login


 



TRAVEL AND DIRECTIONS - print the guide

By Car
Sat-nav DT3 6ED takes you most of the way – but we are south/seaward of the main road

From the West (Weymouth)
proceed through Preston and up the hill to Osmington. At the sign for Osmington turn right onto a farm track. Drive for 1km over the hill and down to the farm.


From the East (A35) take the B3390 and A353 to Osmington. Drive through the village and on exiting turn left at the sign, onto a farm track. Drive for 1km over the hill and down to the farm.


Image produced from the Ordnance Survey Get-a-map service. Image reproduced with kind permission of Ordnance Survey and Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland

By train
National Rail to Weymouth, from Bournemouth/Southampton/Waterloo, Bristol/Bath and other locations

By coach
National Express to Weymouth, from Bournemouth and other locations

X53 Jurassic Coastline bus which runs from Poole to Exeter. Get off at The Spice Ship, Preston (see On Foot directions below) £7.70/adult - £5.70/child, single for any distance on this service. This ticket also allows travel on the Bournemouth-Poole local bus for connections.

By local bus from Weymouth

503 Weymouth to Waterside Holiday Park, £1.70/adult - £1.20/child, single, walk from here
4A Weymouth to The Spice Ship, Preston, £1.90/adult - £1.40/child, single, walk from here
X43 Weymouth to The Spice Ship, Preston, £2.30/adult - £1.60/child, single, walk from here
X53
Weymouth to The Spice Ship, Preston, £2.50/adult - £1.70/child, single, walk from here

By taxi from Weymouth
Weyline 01305 777777, Weytax 01305 773636, Bee Cars 01305 761321, Fleetline 01305 777333.
Should be around £9.00 from Weymouth train station or bus terminal. Make sure you get a driver who is prepared to drop you right down to reception, not just at the top of the hill (some will; some won't).

On foot
• From Weymouth, east along the coast path until you find the site (4.5km)
• From Bowleaze, east along the coast path until you find the site (700m)
• From Waterside Holiday Park bus drop off, following the public footpath through the tourers area and out onto a footpath running past pony paddocks, then following the signs across the pony paddocks and into the back of the campsite (400m)
• From The Spice Ship, Preston, along Church Lane to the end, then following the signs across the pony paddocks and into the back of the campsite (1300m)
• From Osmington, along the main road (caution), west to the site entrance. There is also a footpath from the main road through Osmington, signposted from next to Osmington Hill farm (700m)

Walkers
If you are walking this stretch of the SW Coast Path, you may like to know that you can get your luggage forwarded on from your last stay, and on to the next site when you leave. Please see www.luggagetransfers.co.uk / 0800 043 7927 for more details.

Arrival
There are no time limits for arrival and departure. Please go to reception on arrival




- Enjoy -



ESSENTIAL LINKS

Booking system login
Terms and Conditions
Travel and Directions

Activities and Foraging guide


 

   

  home      camping      cottages      bell tents      farmshop      for sale      gallery      contact

 




Eweleaze farm - SAILING OLYMPICS 2012 - Views from thecampsite over Weymouth Bay, Dorset
                                osmington weymouth dorset sailing olympics 2012 accomodation
organic aberdeen angus beef burgers lamb tent camping campsite south coast holiday cottage self catering seaside sea views fossil beach campfires