Recognised not only as one of the best campsites in Dorset but in fact the whole UK, South Lytchett Manor offers all modern facilities and is set in an idyllic location. South Lytchett Manor was named best Caravan and Camping Park in the South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2020-21.
Nestled in over 20 acres of tranquil parkland on the former Lytchett Manor estate, this top quality tent, caravan and motorhome park is a firm favourite with many.
If you're looking for a Bournemouth camping option then the town is only a 20 minute drive and Poole is only 3 miles away. Located in pretty Dorset countryside, South Lytchett Manor is an ideal base for exploring outstanding local beauty spots, places of historic interest and a wide variety of nearby family attractions.
Superbly maintained and continually improved, South Lytchett Manor has long been a firm favourite with caravanners and campers alike, many of who return year after year to enjoy the friendly and relaxed atmosphere on this family-run campsite. It is also known as one of the best dog-friendly campsites in Dorset.
The holiday park is known for its clean and modern facilities, achieving the Platinum Loo of the Year accolade three years in a row. Great examples are the new shower rooms, luxurious, heated yet sustainable amenities of the highest standard. The site also offers a wide range of walks through manicured parkland, a two and a half acre mown lead dog walking field with access to the village pub. We also have new dog washing facilities to give your four legged friends a clean after a muddy adventure.
There's even a regular bus service which stops right outside the park gates. This is particularly useful for our motorhome guests who can leave their vehicle on site and hop straight on public transport to explore the local area. Even the buses are dog friendly too!
This combination of excellent facilities and ideal location makes South Lytchett Manor one of the top holiday campsites - not only in Dorset but in the whole UK, as numerous awards have testified.
The park has been voted Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome overall UK Winner for Best Campsite 2018. The park claimed 3 national awards for Best Site for Camping, Best Site for Motorhomes and Best Site for Caravans. The park was also awarded the overall winner of campsite of the year 2016 by the AA and has won the Dorset Tourism Gold Award two years in a row. This year, visitors to the site will be treated to even better facilities, including the paddock offering a variety of pitches sited in full sunshine - some boasting stunning views of Burdens Park. These spacious, deluxe pitches have their own water, drainage, TV hook-up and even their own picnic benches. There is also brand new children's play park equipment.
Don't forget to visit the brand new cafe and bakery onsite, serving fresh baked goods in the morning, with barista level coffee, tea and yummy homemade cakes. Food Vans are also a regular fixture in high season, with fish and chips, wood fire pizza and burgers being amongst the offerings.
Opening dates:1st March 2021 - 1st January 2022
Wonderfully well managed site. Very good facilities with plenty to see and do locally, made even more enjoyable by the helpful and very friendly staff.
Reviewed by Robin Gabriel
The best site to visit in Dorset, plenty to see and enjoy. The facilities excellent and spotlessly clean. All the staff are very friendly and helpful, nothing is too much trouble. A great shop with loads of choice, especially their bread, rolls, fresh eggs and wine selection! The dog field especially good, our dog loves it, even doggie bags and bin are provided. Wouldn't stay anywhere else.
Reviewed by Linda Chadwick
Best site we have been on in 20 years of motorhoming. Bus outside the gate to Poole and opposite to Swanage. This is the first site I have seen with a hand sanitizer pump at the grey water/ toilet emptying point. A brilliant idea that all sites should have. The toilets/showers are the best we have used in our 20 years of motorhoming.
Reviewed by Tony Fearn
Lovely pitches all well cared for. Very very nice staff who were always there with help and information. Spotless facilities. 5 minute walk from nearest village Lytchett Minster and a very nice restaurant/pub. Geographical position. ie. close to Poole, Corfe, Wareham and Swanage.
Reviewed by Steve Moffatt
Lovely site, well organised and clean. Best toilet block we've seen in years. Electric hook ups well placed. Didn't use aerial but great idea. Wifi excellent. Great field for the dog. Very friendly. Will definitely return.
Reviewed by G Stevenson
Have been coming for the last 7 years and always feel welcome. Site peaceful place, clean and well looked after. The only site we have ever been to more than once.
Reviewed by Jeffrey Pollard
My husband and I were impressed with the dog walk as it was safe, clean and lots of space to play with them. I also really liked the music in the shower block and the fresh flowers. Additionally, the shower block is very clean and smells lovely and fresh. The campsite is well laid out giving a lovely spacious feel to it.
Reviewed by Beverley and Tim Harwood
Fantastic site, very thoughtfully equipped and very clean. The staff were extremely friendly and welcoming, nothing was too much trouble. Thoroughly recommend this site and would love to come back again.
Reviewed by Steve Tickner
A well kept, beautiful and clean site, the pitches are spacious, light and airy. The ladies washrooms were pristine and warm too, which was gratefully appreciated on a chilly Spring morning. Thoughtful touches are provided with fresh flowers and soft music. The staff were friendly and helpful, the little shop was well stocked and there is a nearby cafe too. I loved the country feel to the site, with its mature trees and pretty flower borders. The bird song filled the air of a morning, how uplifting is that! I'll be pleased to recommend the site and can't wait to visit again.
Reviewed by Louise Marie Green
Every single member of your team was always so friendly and cheerful whether it was early morning popping into the shop or late at night as they closed up for the day they genuinely were just so nice and happy to start up a conversation, which just reflected in everyone's friendliness. Even though we were abit unsure when the site started to fill up being half term it just never changed which was amazing :) A motor home gentleman came over to us to tell us how amazed he was by the friendliness and that he had never experience this before and I had to say it made us feel quite proud as we have now become a regular caravanner. The grounds staff worked so hard making everything look tidy, there were never any litter around. The new amazing Romany caravans wow they add to the charm of the site ….I feel a Dorset glamping treat is needed for us. My most enjoyable moment was every night walking through the camping field with the sounds of so many families just totally enjoying their camping experience. The laughter, whispering, playing games and of course the smells of the many BBQ's highlighted with the twinkling lights is priceless.
Reviewed by Mrs Woolley
Wonderful site. Beautiful aspect, lovely grounds, super-clean facilities and lovely communal buildings. And this was in November!! Must be paradise in Summer.
Reviewed by Mark Willcock
Fantastic site very clean. Staff very helpful and would go out of their way to help. The whole staff and site are a credit. Great.
Reviewed by Paul Stonestreet
Little touches such as pooh bags by dog walks, Location perfect for the majority of attractions in Dorset and further afield, Well stocked shop, bench seats on deluxe pitches. A superlative touring park.
Reviewed by David Evans
If there ever was a friendly site this is it. Nothing was ever too much trouble no matter how small or large. The welcome you are given is kind and with a smile which is all you ever want! But to top it all the site is a credit to the owners and all their staff. Neat tidy and very well presented and we've seen a few! A great dog walking area that is safe and enclosed lovely for anyone who likes to play ball with your dog. The pub is within walking distance a pleasant stroll through the site and down the road way. A rare addition along with immaculate facilities is the super shop with many things that campers either forget to bring or find the ultimately need and it's not over expensive. Well done South Lytchett you are highly recommended. Good point to remember too you are not too far for the ferry at Poole being a useful stopover.
Reviewed by Guest
Really nice site with very friendly staff. The facilities were very clean and our pitch was nice and big with a picnic table which proved very handy. The nearby pub (walkable) was very good and the bus stop at the gates meant we could leave the car behind on occasions. The whole park had a lovely relaxed feel about it and made our stay an absolute pleasure.
Reviewed by Sandra and Craig McCarthy
Second visit to site within 6 weeks and we enjoyed our second visit just as much as the first. The site is ideally placed to visit Poole, Wimborne, Corfe Castle and Swanage. The staff are very friendly and the site well maintained. This takes a lot of hard work especially in the autumn months.
Reviewed by Bob Wheeler