Frome Meadow Campsite

UK England South West England Dorset Dorchester

  • Distance markers in shared facilities
  • Extra toilets/showers
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
  • Beaches
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking
A magical riverside retreat near Dorset’s Jurassic Coast.

Few outdoors experiences satisfy our appetite for adventure like a spot of wild swimming. On a balmy summer’s day, there’s nothing quite like a cooling dip in a tranquil lake or sun-dappled swimming hole. Waterside campsites – amongst the most magical of settings for a night under canvas – are rarer than you might expect in the UK. So on hearing about a brand new East Dorset campsite in 2018, right beside a river, we knew we had to dive straight in. A few years on it’s become a go-to destination for a summer camp and ‘dip-nic’.

Set on a dairy farm just outside the historic village of Moreton, Frome Meadow Campsite is five spectacular acres bordered by wildlife-rich woodland. Like all things beautifully ephemeral, it only pops-up for the month of August, so be sure to book well in advance. Campers lucky enough to secure one of the privileged pitches in this sprawling space enjoy unparalleled access to the River Frome. Exclusively accessed by patrons of the campsite, this private stretch of river is perfect for paddling and swimming for the more able (and more cold-hardy). The current can be quite strong in places and campers are reminded to take the usual common-sense precautions (particularly in the deeper areas), with children needing to be supervised at all times. But with a bit of food packed and jelly shoes on feet, the little ones will be content for hours splashing about and spotting minnows and frogs beneath the surface.

The camping experience, itself, is what you may expect of a rural site that only opens for one month each year. It’s simple, off-grid and off-the-beaten-track but highly suited to the sort of character that likes swimming in rivers rather than swimming pools. Facilities-wise, you’ll find eco-friendly compost loos, hot showers and a washing-up area but little else besides. For those who like to travel light, though, there’s a couple of family-sized bell tents, too, kitted out with comfy mattresses, lanterns and deckchairs.

Owner Catherine’s encouraging attitude to wild swimming extends to her general outlook on camping. Campfires are more than allowed, so you can spend evenings toasting marshmallows over the flames while regaling your friends with tales from the riverbank, and there’s a relaxed ‘pitch-where-you-like’ policy. She does, however, draw the line at around 25 tents, avoiding any danger of overcrowding. There’s more than ample room for a game of rounders and novice naturalists can spot all manner of flora and fauna, including, occasionally, sika deer, which were first brought to the UK from Japan in 1896 and settled on nearby Brownsea Island, only to swim across Poole Harbour and begin populating the rest of Dorset.

Follow one of the many bridleways emanating from the campsite and you’ll soon end up at Moreton. This charming village is steeped in history, with its most famous son T.E. Lawrence (more commonly known as Lawrence of Arabia) commemorated in the heritage trail that takes in his rural retreat and grave at St Nicholas’ church. And if you haven’t sated your watery desires back at camp, the Jurassic Coast – including Lulworth Cove and iconic Durdle Door – is just 20 minutes’ away by car.

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Facilities

3 hot showers, 4 eco loos and a washing-up sink. Campfires permitted and wild swimming access to the River Frome.

Suitable For

Tents, trailer tents – yes. Caravans or camper vans – no. Large groups can be accommodated in a separate field to avoid disturbing others. Dogs are permitted on camping pitches but not in the bell tents.

Nearby

Moreton village is 15 mins walk way. This charming village is synonymous with T.E. Lawrence, more commonly know as Lawrence of Arabia. Visit his rural cottage Clouds Hill (01929 405616), now maintained by the National Trust, and his grave at St Nicholas’ Church where you can also view the ornately stencilled windows. The churchyard backs on to The Walled Garden (01929 462243) a lovely spot for a stroll or a spot of afternoon tea. Also nearby, Sculpture by the Lakes (07720637808) is a tranquil art-filled haven that hosts regular events and courses. For a day out with the kids, Bovington Tank Museum (01929 462359) and Monkey World (01929 462537) are both within 3 miles of the campsite. For a day at the beach, Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and the Jurassic Coast are about 6 miles away, while Weymouth is a little further along.

Food & Drink

There are plenty of pubs within easy reach of camp. The nearest local is The Frampton Arms (01305 852253) a 2-minute drive away. The Countryman Inn (01305 852666) at East Knighton is famed locally for its Sunday carvery, while The Blue Vinny (01305 848228) serves an array of dishes including wood-fired pizzas. The Wise Man (01305 261970) serves an inventive menu of locally sourced dishes, and for a slice of a cream tea or a spot of lunch head to The Dovecote Café (01929 462243) in Moreton’s Walled Garden.

Open

August only.

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The Owner Says

We invite you to camp in the meadows alongside the beautiful River Frome, where you can go wild swimming in this private stretch of the river and cook over a campfire in a peaceful green space normally only enjoyed by local wildlife and the cows.

​There is plenty of  room to choose your own pitch or you can hire one of three furnished bell tents - take the hassle out of camping and stay in one of our gorgeous tents with comfy beds, colourful rugs and blankets, solar lights and an up-cycled fire pit.

 The site has eco loos, hot showers and a washing up area.

​Moreton, a popular destination for visitors, is a 15 minute walk from the meadow, from here there are miles of walks and cycle paths. There are many local attractions including Lulworth Cove, only 6 miles way, and lots of pretty Dorset villages to explore.

​Although when you are settled in this quiet field in the middle of our family run dairy farm, you may not want to leave.

Social Distancing Measures

Pitch at least 6 meters from other groups
Practice social distancing on site
Avoid socialising with other groups
Wash your hands when using the shared facilities
Be responsible for your children and ensure they understand and follow safety procedures
Use contactless payments
Avoid having day visitors on site
Leave the facilities and your pitch clean and tidy
Inform us and return home immediately if you develop Covid-19 symptoms

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Accommodation

30 tent pitches plus 2 furnished bell tents.

Grass Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 64 Available
Pitch where you like in our camping meadow, alongside the beautiful River Frome. There are woods and hedges all around so you can choose a pitch in the sun or shade - but we advise you to pitch for the best sunset views!

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Location

Contact Frome Meadow Campsite, Frome Meadow Campsite, Moreton, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8RA

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Getting There

From Wimborne take the A31 west to Bere Regis. At the roundabout take the 3rd exit for A35 west towards Dorchester. Take the first exit off the dual carriageway for Tolpuddle. Turn left and after 200m turn right onto the B3390 towards Crossways. Continue for 3 miles (traveling over 3 bridges) then take the next left, signposted to Moreton. Turn immediately left onto a gravel track. The campsite will be clearly signposted.

Moreton station is one mile away and there are hourly trains between London Waterloo and Weymouth. Catherine is happy to collect campers arriving by train by pre arrangement.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 91 reviews

★★★★☆

Amazing weekend away

A really nice weekend away. Relaxing campsite and lots of room for kids to run around. The river was brilliant. The kids enjoyed going down the river. So close to everything, beach and countryside. A really nice walk into Moreton. The recommendation of the pub Sailor's Return was good. Had a lovely lunch outside relaxing in the sun.
Aug 31, 2021 by Jane Tingay Verified Review
★★★☆☆

Great location

As other reviewers have stated the campsite is in a great location, close to great attractions. The Kids loved playing in the river, I’d recommend bringing wetsuits as the river was a lot colder than the sea (in August). The site is very rustic, fires even on the ground. As other reviewers have commented the toilets are smelly, On the surface, they were cleaned each day, however they are just a hole in the ground with a toilet seat over the long drop. They do provide some bark chips to throw in after use, however often the scoop was missing or the bark run out. Other camp sites I’ve been to, use composting loos that are a large composting bag and you add saw dust, wee was into a separate receptacle, those toilets were clean with no smell. Perhaps they could try them at this site, as most of the poor reviews were due to the loos. Washing up facility is also very basic with two sinks and cold water only, and quite muddy around them. There are no freezers to refreeze ice blocks. The site says “ draw the line at around 25 tents” there were more like 75 tents there. Admittedly they had increased the toilets from 4 to 7, however that is not enough for 210 odd people. There are 4 showers, however one is cold water only. Be warned the drive is a long over grown shingle track and low slung cars will ground out. All in all It was a good site, just needs a few changes.
Aug 28, 2021 by Fraser Verified Review
★★★★★

Amazing

We really enjoyed the campsite it was so relaxing the kids enjoyed it ! We had campfires and sat watching the sun set. The river had really shallow sections really safe for kids to play / paddle and float. Close to walled garden and the local Ford. We had bbqs and went back to basics! Showers were great crowd wash off the kids after river time. We are looking forward to booking next year!!
★★★★★

Back to nature

Fantastic campsite ,everything you need .Freedom to pitch up where you choose and campfires allowed .very relaxing break .Even got my teenage daughter in the river for a dip !
★★★★★

What a gem of a Campsite 😊

We had such a fantastic stay at the campsite, lovely relaxed and friendly site with everything you need for a perfect stay, Great to have fire's in the evening, lovely (if a little bracing ) dips in the river, good hot showers and tidy compost loo's. Washing up facilities saved our aged backs from crouching on the floor to do it and to top it all off even a unexpected hog roast by the hosts on the Saturday night. Very happy campers we shall be back thank you 10 out of 10 from us 👍
Aug 27, 2021 by sxxx Verified Review
★★★★☆

A lovely campsite

A lovely campsite, off the beaten track with a friendly welcome. Didn't mind the toilets and showers were hot and easy to use. We were there for 2 days and the campsite was well-populated but didn't feel crowded. Our only suggestion would be to add recycling facilities, as the toilets are marketed as 'eco friendly' but the waste disposal is not! Great location for nearby Monkey World and a drive to Durdle Door.
Aug 25, 2021 by hansharks Verified Review
★★★☆☆

Lovely site-needs more attention

We stayed here for most of the first two weeks of August and enjoyed it a lot. Lovely area, nice walk to village, river for swimming though only a small area for actual swimming. Shallows good for children and fun with swooshing on rings. Beautiful fields and views. Lacking- cold block exchange - attention to condition of long drop toilets - no hot water for washing up - mud around hand wash sink and at entrance especially after rain. Could have used pallets, straw, wood chip .. In general the organisers could have paid more attention. Otherwise good!
Aug 24, 2021 by Jacqueline Buckley
★★★★★

If you love quiet and natural this will work for you

Loved the stream swimming, outdoor showers and hog roast. Would have been nice to have some solar lights by outdoor toilets. We had a great stay - thank you
★★★★☆

Perfect location

We had a lovely 4 nights at Frome Meadow. Plenty of space for tents and for children to run around, catch grasshoppers and make new friends. The children LOVED the river. Only downside is the toilets. Very rustic and pungent!!!!!
★★★★★

Low impact Eco camping with a river to swim in and friendly fellow campers - paradise for kids

Spacious simple campsite with relaxed families and happy kids making their own fun in the timeless way. The farming family who run the campsite could not have been kinder or more helpful - just sorry we could not stay for the Saturday night hog roast. We had marvellous conversation with the campers next to us who invited us to join them around their campfire. The river is a clear chalk stream with a pool big and deep enough for adults to swim in and fast flowing shallows for kids to tube down. The nearby (1 1/2 miles on foot) village of Moreton has a church with engraved glass windows done post WWII by Laurence Whistler - marvellous and unique in our experience (look from outside as well for one extra window not visible from inside...).
Aug 21, 2021 by Mark Allan Verified Review
★★★★☆

Lovely campsite

It was my kind of campsite. Back to basic- compost toilet, creative shower blocks and lovely river near by. It was great swimming in the lovely river with my son who is just learning swimming. We enjoyed both shallow end to medium depth. Discovering Delightful walk to the village was the highlight. Camped nxt to the maze field watching sun setting. It was great summer holiday!!
Aug 19, 2021 by T O’reilly
★★★★★

Just back from an awesome weekend camping. Site was great in the field by a river which we tubed down. Kids and dogs had a ball. Excellant camp site.

Being in the wild. Being near a river. The freedom
Aug 17, 2021 by Ann Woodward Verified Review
★★☆☆☆

Lots of potential but sadly lacking

Sadly we were disappointed with this site. Firstly one of the primary reasons for booking is that it states on the Cool Camping website that there are approximately 30 pitches here, we counted at least 70. These are spread across three fields so there is plenty of space between the campers, however the facilities just didn’t cope under the strain of the number of people. We have camped at a variety of sites with composting toilets and these ones really were the worst. Very smelly, not cleaned well, no scoops provided to throw the wood chips down the long drop (some had some yoghurt pots in as makeshift scoops but they didn’t do the trick), locks not working properly and generally not in a good state. Whilst we were there they had to dig a new pit for the toilets which helped a little. Also really not enough toilets for the number of people. On to the showers, only 2 had hot water - again not well looked after and nowhere near enough of them. Finally the washing up sinks - just 2 for three fields of campers!! And no hot water to wash your dishes. This area was a squelchy mess and also had no bins. This led to people leaving food scrapings in the sinks. Disgusting for the next user but not surprising given there was nowhere to scrape your waste in to. This site has bags of potential. I just think the owners have taken lots more bookings than usual and also being open for an additional month has put added pressure onto the facilities. Another draw had been the river but we didn’t get the chance to go in it as the weather wasn’t great whilst we were here. Although we knew you couldn’t camp by the river, this site really is just a field so you can’t see or hear the it at all. I’m sure it’s lovely to go in but as you can never guarantee the weather in the UK I wouldn’t place too much emphasis on the river. With some thought & care this place would be lovely. As it stands I wouldn’t recommend it.
Aug 16, 2021 by Heather Verified Review
★★★★☆

Beautiful and laid back, could do with some care

The campsite is in a stunning area, with lots of space for kids to play and for each group camping to spread out a bit. The river is beautiful and perfect for a cold swim- it has a strong current, but is also shallow, so is safe up to the boundary marker. The owners were very hands off and we loved the laid back feel of the place- you were very much trusted to use your judgement on all things. There were some areas that could have used a little love (such as the compost loos, which needed to be cleaned a bit more I felt as on hot days there were lots of flies, and I couldn't find a hot shower, although apparently there were one or two which gave hot water. Recycling bins would have also been great). Overall, we thought it was a great base to explore Dorset! :)
★★★★☆

Nice site

Pretty area with lots of space - we were there mid week, so it was probably less busy. Long drops were stinky, but I'm used to that working at festivals. I managed to get hot showers, but not everyone I was with did. Surrounding areas have lots of really pretty things to do.
Aug 14, 2021 by Amber
★★☆☆☆

I wanted it to be wonderful, but

... as previous reviewers have said it was lacking in details. Check-in was casual, not enough dish washing sta tions, toilets began to smell rank, some of the doors didn't close, soap at the washing stands was hit and miss. We left a day early as a huge party descended right next to us, with some poor language and noise. It was not the quiet family idyll that it was supposed to be. To be fair, our children enjoyed swimming in the river - this was a highlight of our short stay. It's a chance for the farm owners to make some money for a month and one can't begrudge them that. But the giant group who arrived and set up right next to us spoiled it. I know people can get around the 'no large groups' rule (if there was one) but as no one once walked around to check then nothing will be done for the comfort of others. I felt for the people next to us who were going to be there next to the giant party for another week and a half. As I said, we left early. We shan't return, which is a pity as it is a pretty setting and the kids could swim in the river. However, that can't make up for negatives. I really wanted it to be as it was sold in the Cool Camping guide, but sadly it wasn't.
Aug 13, 2021 by Jeff
★★★★★

Great find !

What a great find. Kids spent the whole time bobbing down the river on an inflatable inner tube and body boards. Toilets and showers clean and good. A lovely walk away from Morton and the walked gardens. The Hog Roast on site was delicious. Will definitely be back next year!
Aug 13, 2021 by Ursula Taxis Verified Review
★★★☆☆

Beautiful setting, lacking some care

We found the campsite to be extremely beautiful and tranquil, but felt a few small touches would have elevated it to a great experience. For example, the long drop toilets at our end of the site were constructed poorly with a shelf meaning they weren’t very long in the drop (a bit too close for comfort), the hand sanitiser was frequently empty or missing. Some simple solar powered lighting at the toilets would have been great, as would the addition of a freezer block exchange system (though block rental signs were up by the end of our stay). Finally, there was hot water for the shower block but not for the washing up, which was a shame, and there was no provision for recycling - which seemed strange. I think the site could be brilliant if some of these changes were made.
★★★☆☆

A nice field by a nice river

This is a very basic pop-up campsite, but in a beautiful place. Due to the rain, some parts of the ‘tracks’ into and across the fields became difficult to negotiate, due to the mud. There were lots of groups of campers gathered around a central gazebo, so it’s a very roomy place for a social camp. The website says no campervans, which may be due to the need to drive over the fields, but there was one on site. There are long-drop toilets, which attract the inevitable flies and have their own unique aroma. There were no scoops to put in the damp bark chips after using the toilet and it was a choice of make a mess picking up the container, use your hands or don’t bother. The shower units are very basic and not all have somewhere to put your soap etc. or enough hooks. Other campers had warned me about the temperamental nature of the hot water, due to the pilot light going out in the wind. Only three of the showers had hot water not due to the wind/pilot light. This meant there were ques for showers in the morning. The basins for the toilets ran out of soap often. There was only one tap for drinking water for two fields, which is not enough. The washing up point was a small unit under corrugated plastic, with cold water and only able to accommodate two people facing each other; it afforded little shelter from the elements. The ground around the basins, tap and washing-up area would benefit from some pallets or similar to cover the inevitable mud. The river is lovely, but there isn’t a decent swimming area, it’s brilliant for young children though. There was a ‘shop’, but it is only open 17:00-19:00, when someone is on-site. It was good to be able to set up and take down at a time suitable for us. There were refuse bins, but no recycling point. The walk to the village was an unexpected bonus, with the Walled Garden (dog friendly), the church with its beautiful windows and the largest ford in Dorset.
★★★☆☆

Doesn’t match the description

Was a bit disappointed after staying here, it is essentially a field with some makeshift toilets which are long drop and not particularly great. There was very limited facilities and although on the river, you can’t camp near the river and the swimming area was not particularly nice. The owners watered down the soap at one point which considering the amount being paid and little expenditure on the facilities felt quite cheap. Won’t stay here again as there are better alternatives close to the sea.
★★☆☆☆

Very WILD camping!

Me and my partner have been camping for a around 4/5 years and enjoy choosing unique “wild” campsites. We were greeted with rows of bins and a guy telling us we can pitch up wherever, have fires on the grass (which really surprised me!) and that we were free to swim in the river. We got pitched up on relatively flat ground and was free to take up as much space as we wanted which was a bonus. We then went to find the facilities which is where it went a little down hill for me. There were 2 composting toilets (a wooden shack in a field) that were allocated to the whole of our field (maybe around 50 people) the smell was unbearable. I had to sit on the toilet holding my nose! The dirty toilet paper drifted and blew around the field and you could see poo on the ground! There was a filthy bucket in the toilet that everyone used to throw bark to help compost the toilet. There was one sink that everyone used to wash their hands after using the toilet AND use as their drinking water to fill up containers.This really bothered me as I also saw someone use this one to sink to wash their children’s swimming shorts! These toilets were the worst I’ve ever used in all the wild camping sites I’ve been to. The smell, the look of them and the lack of thought regarding the amount of people using them. The showers were a little better but they had no mirrors, sink or area to get ready. Just a wooden hut with a shower in. If it was windy the flame on the showers blew out so you had a cold shower.There was one area for washing up that had no bin, was very muddy and was miles away from out tent. The facilities on this campsite seem thrown together and not thought through. They are not practical for the amount of people using them and really let the potential of this campsite down.
Aug 9, 2021 by Katie Verified Review
★★★★★

A great stay for the whole family

We stayed for the 1st week of August 2021. There were 11 of us, including 3 generations. We liked that we could arrive and leave at a time that suited us and chose our own pitch. We had plenty of room for 2 large tents and a gazebo, pitching around the outer edge of the field left plenty of room for the children to run freely whilst staying within view. The children enjoyed playing on the large hay bails placed for their enjoyment. The river was a lovely place to spend time, with both parts deep enough for swimming and shallower parts ideal for paddling. we were very grateful for the tyres provided for use on the river. The showers were hot and none of us needed to queue. Toilets were clean with both hand gel and soap / sink available. Staff were friendly and knowledgable about the local area, although the small shop on site, mainly selling equipment for making fires, was only open for a limited time each day, but we didn’t find this was an issue. Over all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be looking to return next year. I would recommend this site if you want time away, enjoying nature and spending time with friends or family.
★★☆☆☆

Disappointing and poorly managed

The descriptions of Frome Meadow Campsite sounded idyllic but our experience was quite different. One of the reasons we chose to stay was because we wanted a small site. It says that they limit it to 25 pitches but there were 3 fields in use and there were 18 tents in our field alone. We ended up pitched next to a large group made up of about 7 or 8 tents. They played music and made noise until well after midnight and there was no one on site to enforce the 'quiet after 11pm' rules. The toilets were regularly dirty. In the four days we stayed, the bottles of sanitiser remained empty. And out of the 5 showers, only 2 ever seemed to have hot water. We guessed that there were around 50 tents on site so you can imagine the state of the two hot showers! There was a small shed shop which was manned from 5-7pm but it seemed to only ever be sold out of all it's stock. Essentially the people manning it, friendly as they were, were there just to tell us what they didn't have. We felt really sad that out holiday wasn't the rural idyll it had been described as. The river was lovely. Our son loved playing on the few hay bales in the middle field with the other children. But in all other respects, it felt like a bit of an endurance test.
★☆☆☆☆

just disappointed

okay so on the first day when we arrived it seemed great, we went down to the river and paddled and all was good. the owner came down and spoke to us and seemed very nice. however, the people next to us were drinking all night, music until 5am and none of the campsite owners came to ask them to stop. you would think that maybe if you have a rule that people should be quiet at night you would enforce that, however after our first day the owners were nowhere to be seen. we woke up and there were piles of sick everywhere, which other campers eventually cleaned up themselves. the soap ran out at the toilets and it took them 2-3 days to replace it, and that was only after another camper had replaced it out of their own money. the toilets were dirty, they said they were deep cleaned 2 time a day? 2 times a year maybe but the floor was constantly covered in wet tissue and what could easily be urine. there were 2 sinks to wash hands near us and there was nothing around them so when it was windy the water just blew away. the showers were alright, nothing particularly bad about them. the washing up sinks had only cold water and there were only 2 sinks for 2 massive fields, meaning that people had to que and wait for bigger groups to finish all their washing up before they could start. the hay bales were great fun at the start, you could climb on them and jump across them however someone pushed them over and then it was just 3 on the floor. on our last full day we came back from the beach to find about 10 tents pitched right into ours, i’m not joking they had their guy ropes crossed over ours and it was like a maze trying to get to our tent. i realise this isn’t the campsites fault however we had gotten a complaint from the owner that we were too close to another camper while being a good 6 or 7 metres away but there was still no owners to be seen. overall this could easily have been amazing but it just felt like a money grab from a farmer who got bored.
Aug 4, 2021 by someone
★☆☆☆☆

Lazy campsite management

We have camped at places like this many times but this was not good. There is a lack of thought put in to how this place is organised and a lack of presence from the people who run it. Toilets looked promising on arrival but were rarely cleaned and certainly not properly. Loo roll and sanitiser wasn't replenished frequently enough. Many locks didn't work. Just needed some twice-daily effort and a screw driver. But no. Only 2, possibly 3, showers had hot water. They were nicely done though. There were a huge amount of people on site and because of the lack of hot water there were queues. The sinks were rubbish. No shelter, too high, no surface or hooks. The floor was muddy because the water blew everywhere. The washing up sinks had no hot water, no bin and there were hardly any of them (2). The floor here and around the water tap was muddy too. This wasn't to do with the weather. It was because nobody had bothered to think about how it would work. The worst bit was the fact that the people running the site were so distant. We were visited a couple of afternoons but no one was on site later so people ignored any noise restrictions. After an all-nighter by a group next to us there was sick on the ground. This remained there until we left. It makes me cross that people are happy to take our money and make claims on the website and just don't bother doing anything. That was my summer holiday.
Aug 4, 2021 by Vick Verified Review
★★★★★

Perfect escape

This is a great campsite in a superb location but the highlight for us was definitely the river. The stretch of river within the campsite was ideal for children (and adults) of any age with the choice of shallow bits for paddling and deeper section for swimming. The campsite has loads of space making it a very relaxed atmosphere and not crowded. With tents only it is what I consider to be true camping and the perfect place to escape to nature.
★★★★★

A great place to get away to with friends

We stayed a long weekend here with friends at the start of the school holidays. The kids loved it - they all gathered and gossiped at the hay bales. Ground is flat but watch out for exploding flint with your fires! Toilets are long drops but cleaned and restocked daily (better than portaloos anyway). Showers were nice and hot (gas fired) and washing up / drinking water stations dotted around. There was a little shop for fire wood & marshmallows that opened 5-7pm. The kids also loved playing in the stream (both little ones & bigger ones). Location is perfect - 20-30 mins and you are at any point on the Jurassic Coast. Monkey World & the Tank Museum are also next door.
Jul 27, 2021 by Ben Hoyle Verified Review
★★★★★

Worth every penny

Brilliant place with really friendly staff. The composting toilets are 10x better than a porta loo and the showers run perfectly. It was over 30 when we stayed so we spent a lot of time in the river. We taught our dog (who is a bit nervous in water) how to swim in the river, it has variations in depth so really great for all swimming abilities. Making a campfire at night is one of the biggest joys of camping for us and this is the ideal place to do so. Definitely recommend.
Jul 26, 2021 by Anna O'Hagan Verified Review
★★★★★

Lovely campsite

This is a lovely campsite. The compost loos are clean, the showers are hot, and there is plenty of space. The river is really the best thing, the kids loved it and we couldn’t get them out! It is field camping, so as we were there in the hottest week of the year, a shelter was super important, as was the cool box/camp fridge. Even so, the ground gets wet with condensation over night quickly so wellies or flip flops are a must. Fires being allowed was a total bonus If you have kids, definitely pack nets and buckets for the river, and they also loved inflatables for going down the rapids in the river.
★★★★★

Great location.

A simple campsite, first time camping for us, great for kids to play and make friends, a little shop open for a few hours let us borrow some tent pegs. The river is lovely, must take shoes to wear in the river! Showers/toilets as expected. Brilliant for getting to Jurassic coast and more attractions!
Jul 25, 2021 by Kate Lyford Verified Review
★★★★★

Back to basics beauty & river fun!

My daughter (5yrs) and I booked 2 nights and loved it so much we booked to stay and extra night! 5 fab composting toilets & hot showers in beautiful barley field. Camping is in 2 fields and you can drive straight in and choose your own pitch - I found it great to have car next to tent. Quiet at night ~ lots of families, kiddies playing on some stacked straw bales the farmer dropped off which offered hours of fun! Open air sinks and water tap. Super basic, so ideal for folk who love to get back to simplicity. THE RIVER!!! Floating along in inflated tractor inner tubes (left by the farmers), looking up at the trees overhead with my little girl was idyllic! There's a deeper natural pool for a proper swim and then knee-to-thigh deep along the river so ideal for safe kids play. The current in places is swift, but as my daughter discovered, just put your feet down and stand up and you'll be fine! Great for midday shade and refreshing dips in the summer heat. Beach 15 min drive away. Local co-op shop 10 min drive away. Dorset is full of coves, pubs and gorgeous walking. I would recommend this place to anyone who loves simple, friendly camping and adores river swimming and play 😃
Jul 25, 2021 by RHIANA LAWS Verified Review
★★★★★

Amazing space

Loved every minute of our stay here. Plenty of space to pitch tents, no defined area which meant you could spread out. Very clean long drop toilets and impressed to see eco sustainable toilet paper - nice touch. Showers impressive, clean and hot with a dry area to leave clothes. Also great to be able to have campfires. Small point, it might be useful to have duckboards by the water tap. We stayed when the weather was stunning and it was still muddy, wet weather might become a quagmire. The star of the show has to be access to the river! Every morning we’d go for a dip in the large deep pool and then after a hot day out, to know the river was waiting was a great feeling. Quite a current but great fun going the length of the river in an inner tube! Good central location, easy to get to beaches and also enjoyed the cycle routes near by and we went on a kayak trip from Studland Bay which was brilliant. Thanks Frome Meadow!
★★★★★

Absolutely incredible!

This campsite is absolutely amazing! Loads of space, beautiful surroundings, and lovely staff. The river running through is gorgeous and cold, and there is an amazing village nearby. The showers and toilets are super eco, and for the price you literally couldn’t do better. Dog friendly, easy to find, and secluded area. Really lovely. We stopped here for a night on the way to Cornwall, and are stopping on the way back in a week’s time - we can’t wait! Can’t recommend highly enough!
Jul 24, 2021 by Joe Jones Verified Review
★★★★★

Fantastic

Best campsite ever! The river is the main attraction - my dog and I went wild swimming every day. Lots of fun. The showers were always hot, the eco loos clean. Everything very well run. Campfires allowed which was wonderful. Lots of space, although in the weekend it was busy. Short walk to Moreton through the field - the Walled Garden cafe situated there is worth a visit. Thank you to the very friendly and helpful site manager Jonny for helping to make this trip amazing. He's around daily to help with anything, also sells wood/firelighters/gas etc and some local produce as well, honey/cereal/biscuits. Thanks for a great time!
Jul 23, 2021 by Donna Verified Review
★★★★★

Spacious and relaxing

We had a great few days here in gorgeous sunshine. The campsite was in a great location very near to Moreton station and just a short drive to Durdle Door. If camping in the 25-30 degree heat we had, I would recommend getting a decent coolbox and bringing something to create shade as there aren’t many sheltered spots and the heat can be unrelenting! All the staff were very friendly and we always felt we had plenty of space. However, it could be difficult to make the most of the great location without a car as there is very little within walking distance.
Jul 21, 2021 by Maisie Tween Verified Review
★★★★★

Perfect getaway

Just got back from a two night camping trip at Frome Meadow. Turn up, pick your pitch, get your tent up and embrace the great outdoors. Long drop toilets were very clean, the shower was better than my own! No shop within walking distance, but we went prepared with a cool box full of food and drink, and cooked over a stove. Everything described was everything we got. Left feeling very zen 🧘‍♀️
Jul 19, 2021 by Grace Giles Verified Review
★★★★★

Lovely simple camping

Glorious weather meant the river swimming was very welcomed by all. Never felt too busy in the water. Lots of fun for everyone. There were a few large inflatable rings to share on the waterside - kids loved these. Would recommend water shoes as river bed very stony. Showers very good. Fields beautiful. Would be great if the shop was open for a few hours every day to buy cold milk etc.
★★★★☆

A lovely simple site, great for exploring the coast

We stayed here for 3 nights in July and it was a lovely little site. We knew it was going to be basic and it is, so if you need more home comforts just bare that in mind. Having said that, the showers were surprisingly good, powerful and hot considering they are in a shed in a wheat field! My 4yo son was not pleased with the long drop loo but they are again, in very good condition. It was quiet and everyone could spread out and have tons of space. There wasn't much of a presence from the site manager so we just pitched up wherever, and I thought that there would be a shop or the ability to buy things from a land rover as an image suggests. But all in all a good site for simple camping and exploring a really interesting region with bags of things to do for everyone.
Jul 16, 2021 by Gemma Burr Verified Review
★★★★★

Perfect Stay

So good to find a back to basics campsite, like camping use to be. Beautiful location. Great eco-friendly facilities. Being so close to Lulworth & Durdle Door it was easy to get up early and have the place to yourself for a swim before the crowds arrived. Owners very laid back and happily accommodated a change in date due to poor weather (although I was staying during the week for 1 night outside of school hols). Thank you for a lovely break.
★★★★★

Lovely campsite if you like wild swimming

Chosen due to it having its own wild swimming . River on campsite, which was a big highlight . Spotlessly clean showers and Toilets . Great atmosphere. and friendly staff. 20 minutes drive to lovely beach.
Jul 9, 2021 by shazzyb
★★★★★

Lovely campsite!

Amazing experience here, facilitates were kept clean and in order. Lovely spacious camp grounds and getting around was easy as most towns or beaches were about a 20 min drive away. Would 100% recommend to friends and family and will definitely be booking again!
★★★★★

Great campsite

This was a wonderful campsite to end the summer at. The fields are large and allows people to spread out with cars onsite. Being able to have open fires is a great advantage and the little truck selling logs and honey is perfect. Ideal location to bring the bikes and be able to cycle to local attractions and pubs and the stream is so beautiful for a paddle or float in a tyre. The facilities were perfect, the long drop toilets well maintained and the showers powerful and hot from morning to evening. We will defiantly return.
★★★★★

Great campsite

Great campsite with lovely light in the evening and the morning when we were there. Plenty of space. We didn't feel like we were disturbing others and no one disturbed us. Amazing showers. The only disappointment was the lack of recycling or separate food waste - only general waste bins were provided.
Sep 21, 2020 by Colin Rose Verified Review
★★★★★

Pretty site in a fab location and great for kids!

We camped with our two children and some friends and all had a wonderful weekend. The setting of the campsite is beautiful, nestled in the farmers fields surrounded by beautiful wild flowers and maize fields. The best part has to be the lovely stream which you can paddle / float / swim in. Even in September some of our party enjoyed a swim and the kids couldn’t wait to have a paddle each morning!! It really is idyllic. The showers and compost toilets are great, we had no problems at all and loved the natural feel. The only problem we had was that the washing up sinks only had cold water. We will definitely be back next year! Highly recommend!!
Sep 15, 2020 by Kate Carrott Verified Review
★★★★★

Easy to find with the right facilities

Very easy to find and well sign posted. Had just enough facilities to still remain a 'rustic' camping experience. Showers were warm and the long drop toilets were well maintained.
Sep 14, 2020 by Rob Williams Verified Review
★★★★★

Perfect

Really friendly site, great facilities, fantastic showers and really relaxing. Perfect for dogs, river & fields were heavenly for him and there were great walking routes too and only a short drive to dog friendly beaches.
★★★★★

Excellent back to basics camping

Alrhough the headlines are back to basics.. the facilities are not.. hot showers.. clean toilets and good swimming in places... funtimes letting the current take you on a ride over the shallow rapids on a big fat inner tube..
★★★★☆

a lovely, low-key site in a gorgeous setting

I had a lovely early September stay here, and it was just what I was after: a (mainly) quiet, low-key spot in gorgeous countryside, next to a river, easily accessible if you're on two wheels/on foot as I was. Aside from a little wade in the river my highlight was the picnic field next to it, where I enjoyed breakfast and supper every day. Stars, birdsong, bats, wildflowers... all here in abundance. I highly recommend the Walled Garden in Moreton Village, where I'd have spent more time under cover if I'd been unlucky with the weather; and there are lots of lovely walking trails nearby - my favourite was catching the train to Wareham and walking the Wareham Forest trail. My one quibble with the description would be that the pub is within walking distance - it's not really. It's just over five minutes on a bike, but a miserable half-hour walk on a busy road with no pavement. Thanks for a lovely stay, Frome Meadow - I hope to be back!
★★★★☆

Beautiful spot - great for children, friendly owners, great for campfire!

This was a last minute camping trip, first time campers, enjoying last of school holidays! Field was big, the hay bales centre stage provided endless fun for children and the River Frome was pretty and fun to play in with the tyres and walk beside. However, we were disappointed that the access was limited to a 100 metre stretch (private fishing either side of that) as we had picked a riverside site to take our kayak, our neighbours also planning to do the same thing were disappointed too and so would suggest description mentions not suitable for kayaks or paddle boarders (perhaps suggesting another local river that might be ok?) We loved the little shop, buying big bags of wood that burnt exceptionally well in our nightly campfire, plus delicious Dorset honey, fudge and flapjack, also noticed they sold camping gas cannisters aswell. The eco loos worked well, the showers suffered from the wind and kept blowing out, so were a little cool at times, but the washing up area was very useful close to showers, so you could get a hot bowl of water to wash in, with a drinking water tap close by too. A lovely place, close to Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove, Dorchester and Wimborne - we really enjoyed it and would happily come back. Last night was a little spoilt by noisy neighbours playing loud music late but otherwise a very relaxed and peaceful spot.
★★★★★

Hidden gem in the heart of Dorset

Great campsite with a river available for swimming nearby. Plenty of trees to harvest wood for fires in the evening. Nice vibe.
★★★★★

Great vibe

Frome Meadow had a very relaxing atmosphere with a general good vibe about the place. The facilities were basic but just what you need. The river on the site was fun to have a swim in and use the tubes to float around. Great location as well with the jurassic coast just a short drive away. An all round pleasant stay and would definitely come again.
Sep 7, 2020 by Tom Jordan Verified Review
★★★★★

Lovely site, busier than expected

Site facilities (compost loos & hot showers) are great. Site itself is lovely, particularly by the river, the picnic field and the walk through fields to Moreton. I found it busier than I had hoped for early September and people camped too close together which made it too noisy.
★★★★★

Lovely campsite, a perfect spot

We had a lovely time camping at Frome meadow. The kids particularly enjoyed riding down the river in the rubber rings which is a lovely touch and a great idea to provide for everyone to use. It’s a perfect location with lots nearby and a nice little walk through the corn field to the village. We will definitely come back here
★★★★★

Dorset beauty!

Cracking spot, next to a river with lovely sunrise views. Will be back!
Sep 2, 2020 by Harry Doe Verified Review
★★★★★

Beautiful, secluded spot, great as a base to explore Dorset

We stayed for 3 nights over the August bank holiday with friends. There was a lot of space which mean it was easy to socially distance and we didn't have any problems with noise. The toilets were cleaned regularly and the shower I has was really hot. The river and the local area is great for walks and the walled garden and cafe in Moreton (only 15 minute walk away) was great for lunch. Would happily visit again!
Sep 1, 2020 by Sam Betts Verified Review
★★★★★

Quiet, beautiful and relaxed campsite

What a lovely campsite! Quiet, relaxed, beautiful fields, the river to swim in, fire pits and surprisingly good facilities. We had a fantastic few days here and although it was busy it was so quiet and peaceful. Loads of families enjoying themselves. The only improvement would be one additional washing up station.
★★★★★

Chilled and Simplistic

Stayed at Frome Meadow with three other families, all of us with young kids (4-7 yrs) The site is not over crowded, despite being "sold out", which was fantastic as social distancing can be maintained as well as your privacy if you don't like camping on top of each other. Amenities are basic and spotlessly clean thanks to the twice a day clean by the camp owners and courteous other campers leaving it as they found it. The hog roast was a nice night off from cooking and washing up, and also delicious and reasonably priced. The kids loved the hale bales and the amount of space they had to play and run around in without upsetting anyone/stepping on someone else's pitch - an advantage of free pitching. We had lovely days out in Weymouth, and also a fab day by the river. There's plenty to do in and around the area. Kids loved river dipping with a net and splashing in the shallows, whilst the bigger kids enjoyed riding the current along the deeper parts (it is fast in places). A few local farm shops and pubs around if you want to avoid chains and support locals. One family stayed in the campsite owned Bell tents as it was their first camping trip. The bell tents were well equipped and comfortable and the bbq and gazebo supplied were good quality. A relaxed, chilled atmosphere on a simple campsite that ticks all the right boxes.
Aug 24, 2020 by Leah Arkley Verified Review
★★★★☆

Great stay, quite basic but nice setting

Pro’s: Quiet Dog friendly Allows campfires Beautiful setting Con’s: No hot water for washing up Shower temperamental, sometimes scorching hot otherwise cold Could do with more information pre-arrival.
Aug 24, 2020 by Amy Cooper Verified Review
★★★★★

Lush campsite to relax and unwind

Great location to explore the coast but in a secluded spot itself. Brilliant, clean, natural facilities. Plenty of room so you’re not squeezed together. The river Frome runs right through it, absolutely brilliant spot for a water crazed family!!
Aug 22, 2020 by Rebecca Rees Verified Review
★★★★★

Camping as it should be!

We set up our little teardrop camper and tent on the lower field, alongside the river which we heard trickling in the night. Very relaxed campsite, ideal for children as they all tend to group together and clamber over the hay bales and charge up and down the inclines up to the long drop toilets! Great, hot showers - clean each time we used them, as were the loos more or less. Everyone friendly, including the management. We sadly missed out on the Saturday hog roast as we stayed Sunday through Thursday, the 'shop' sells honey, marshmallows, firewood and not much else which is a shame - milk, bread and basics would be a real bonus. So..... great for those who just want to experience camping as it used to be, would not suit the precious contingent who need life's shiny comforts! We'll definitely be back Frome Meadow!
★★★★★

Camping as it should be!

We set up our little teardrop camper and tent on the lower field, alongside the river which we heard trickling in the night. Very relaxed campsite, ideal for children as they all tend to group together and clamber over the hay bales and charge up and down the inclines up to the long drop toilets! Great, hot showers - clean each time we used them, as were the loos more or less. Everyone friendly, including the management. We sadly missed out on the Saturday hog roast as we stayed Sunday through Thursday, the 'shop' sells honey, marshmallows, firewood and not much else which is a shame - milk, bread and basics would be a real bonus. So..... great for those who just want to experience camping as it used to be, would not suit the precious contingent who need life's shiny comforts! We'll definitely be back Frome Meadow!
★★★★★

Lush place to relax and unwind

Beautiful area of the country to explore but the campsite is quiet and secluded. It has great, clean natural facilities and plenty of room so you’re not squeezed in. The river Frome runs straight through it which was bliss for my water mad family. Will definitely be returning!
Aug 22, 2020 by Rebecca Rees Verified Review
★★★★★

A quiet, well secluded campsite

Visited for 3 2 nights camping from Cardiff - easy to drive to and find off the main road. Excellent facilities in the showers and eco toilets - visitors to some of the smaller more family orientated music festivals in the UK will be familiar with the setup of these and are perfect for a more natural camping experience. Easy access and location to Weymouth, Dorchester and the Jurassic coast - nothing more than 30 minutes drive and easy to navigate to. Met up with family friends who hired one of the bell tents - I brought my own for its first ever outing! The sites own looked very comfortable with its setup and included an enclosed gazebo structure - very useful for the unpredictable weather! River was a nice touch for the younger and older river explorers alike! A nice addition to a fantastic setup. Would return again and look forward to doing so in the future!
Aug 21, 2020 by Chris Evans Verified Review
★★★★★

Cool place chill out

We stayed for 1 night here. We were greeted by the owners on arrival and had a quick chat about what to expect from our stay. This included a hog roast!!! We pitched the tent in a quiet corner looking out over a field full of wildlife, blissfully relaxing. The campsite is benefited by being by the river Frome and is easily accessible to get to and has some lovely private sections for campers to swim in. We spent about an hour splashing about and having fun, getting out just in time for the hog roast. After consuming a very healthy portion of pig and apple sauce in a soft white bun we settled in for the evening. You are allowed to light open fires on the ground at this campsite and they also sell logs from the Horse Box Shop on site, marshmallows can also be purchased for the ultimate camp fire experience. Facilities on site are good with running water, clean toilets and warm water showers. All in all a good place to get away even if for only one night. Be sure to stock up on beers!!
Aug 17, 2020 by Jonny Hugill
★★★★★

Fantastic stay

Lovely campsite couldn’t ask for more. The owners were so friendly and helpful, there was plenty of space, the river was beautiful for wild swimming and Weymouth and Dorset beaches within a short drive. We will be back!
Aug 15, 2020 by Sam
★★★★★

What a lovely site !

Super location. Beautiful crystal clear and safe river. Wonderful for a cooling dip on a hot day. Very helpful and friendly staff. Totally chilled. Adequate facilities. Clean and do the job. Proper campers will love this site. Immerse yourself in nature, light a fire and relax !
Aug 15, 2020 by Andy Brewin
★★★★★

Fantastic chilled-out camping

We - my two boys, aged 9 and 6, and I - have had an awesome five days here. It is a very basic, chilled-out place with minimal facilities and a friendly feel. The location is superb - we absolutely loved the the river for paddling and swimming at the end of the hot days, and we also had cracking trips out: Corfe Castle, Kimmeridge beach, Durdle Door, Old Harry’s rocks - all really special places and within very easy reach. The site is set up well for children to make friend- they loved playing on the hay bales - and we all always love a campfire. Fully recommend this site as long as you’re not looking for luxury (toilets are long-drops, for example).
Aug 15, 2020 by Emily
★★★★★

Little haven of tranquility

We spent 6 days at this wonderfully peaceful enclave. The owners were lovely, friendly and accommodating. Great touch to have a hog toast on Saturday nights! We loved that everyone naturally said hello and chatted - testament to the beauty and tranquility of the place. It really felt like a community. The compost toilets and eco-showers are beautifully crafted, hygienic and more than sufficient. And being able to swim minutes from the tent in the lovely cool river is just idyllic. We'll be back!
Aug 14, 2020 by Ed Verified Review
★★★★★

5 Days of pure relaxation and bliss!

Just spent the most relaxed 5day camping experience ever! The whole experience from the warm welcome when we arrived to the totally chilled atmosphere (two main fields near the showers and river and a third field a little more remote with island picnic area) could not be faulted! We chose the third field as didn’t have the kids with us for the first time!! Perfect choice as loads of room to pitch with fantastic views across the countryside for beautiful uninterrupted sunrises and sun sets and total peace and quiet! Eco loos cleaned throughly twice a day so alway spotless and showers the same and lots of hot water at a great pressure so double bonus points there! Loved everything and definitely would go back!
Aug 9, 2020 by Lloyd
★★★★★

Charming Dorset Campsite

A lovely campsite nestled by the river Frome. The campsite spans over 3 fields and we chose to camp at the back as we are a couple and the larger field felt more family orientated. The site had beautiful views with a lovely moonrise and orange sunset. A member of staff came to greet us, let us know what we needed to know such as shop opening hours and location of facilities but otherwise we were left to our own devices. The facilities were kept very clean and well stocked with sustainable toilet roll. The family field was good fun and we had a nice quite spot in the back field and enjoyed hearing the kid's playing from a distance. They were all having a laugh on the hay bale 'fortress' that seemed to be a hub for the young ones! Our 3 night's away camping with Frome Meadow were great. The campsite is in a really good location. We went for day trip to Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove, into Dorchester and Weymouth and walked around Wool. We also picked up the SW Coast path at Bowlease Cove and all these places were easy to get to from the campsite. I'd recommend Frome Meadow to anyone.
★★★★★

Idyllic

We have just returned from a 3 night stay at this lovely campsite. There is lots of space and the river is lots of fun for kids and adults alike. There are options to walk and cycle and we made use of the cafe in Moreton. The facilities are basic but everything we needed was provided including sinks for hand washing and alcohol gel. We stayed in a bell tent which was beautiful and very comfortable.
★★★★☆

Quiet natural campsite

It was our first visit to Frome Meadow. We were a group of 2 families, one of which was there first camping trip. Despite the weather being glorious and it being the August BHol, the field was not crowded and the site quiet, consistently mainly of young families. We enjoyed the refreshing river to swim in most and the ability to have a hot shower. The other facilities are basic- a drop loo and only one washing station with cold water only. We would have liked a separate tap to be able to wash hands next to the loo but this was a minor point. A recommended site for families - esp the river and ability to have a campfire.
★★★★★

Blissful escape in a truly tranquil setting!

We've just returned from 5 nights at From Meadow and really didn't want to leave!! We were blessed with sunshine during the day and clear star-filled skies at night. The showers were hot, composting loos kept clean, hay bales stacked in the middle of the field for the kids to play on, then there was the river to paddle/swim in - our dog loved this almost as much as the kiddy campers did! A lovely little amble through fields to reach the beautiful little village of Moreton, where we found the highly recommended Tea Rooms. A great place that welcomed us and our furry friend. We also found a beautiful walk along the Lawrence Trail through woodland, heather and well maintained paths.The Frampton Arms was just up the road too which was perfect for a pint on the one rainy evening we had. Lulworth Cove and the Jurassic Coast were a 15minute drive. Weymouth was reached in 20. The location couldn't have been much better and the campsite couldn't have offered much more. We LOVED it. Campfires rule!
Aug 31, 2019 by Laura Morley Verified Review
★★★★☆

Simple, relaxing, natural,spacious

A great back to basics campsite set in two large open fields. Good showers and a clean simple toilet block allowed us to relax without the clutter of more formal campsites. The children had a great time playing on the hay bales swimming in the river and running round the fields whilst we relaxed around an open campfire toasting marshmallows. Brilliant and load of things to do nearby.
Aug 31, 2019 by R morgan
★★★★★

A magical place operated with love and care

I stayed in a bell tent and it was beautifully done: comfortable bed and useful furniture decorated with lights and fresh flowers. The campsite is just the right size: busy enough to have an atmosphere but also peaceful and relaxing. Facilities were great: clean toilets always well stocked and lovely hot showers. Great spot by the river, just all round great fun! Will definitely be returning!
Aug 28, 2019 by Laura Smith
★★★★★

Camping like it used to be

We booked this quite late- so glad we did.We haven't been camping for a few years since our daughter grew out of it but this year we wanted a real getaway. We've got fed up with huge sites with marked out pitches too close together and toilet blocks the size of Tesco. This was the exact opposite - small site, plenty of space, no noise (except the sound of happy kids, which is fine by us). The eco loos were a revelation and the hot showers a bonus. Lovely bit of river to paddle/swim in, and campfires allowed. The owners were really friendly and obliging with our cool blocks - taking them to their freezer overnight and bringing them back in the morning. The land rover came every day with wood, matches etc and local honey and eggs. You can choose your spot - shady or sunny. The middle of the field had a few bales and the children had a whale of a time on them. Can't think of a more peaceful way to spend a few days.
Sep 14, 2018 by LS
★★★★☆

Amazing experience!

We're just home but wish we were still at Frome Meadow. The field is beautiful with large hay bales which our children played on for hours on end with their new found friends. We enjoyed looking for kindling and building fires, wandering along the river (was too cold for a swim), and exploring the local area. It's a perfect spot to visit Durdle Door, Lulworth Cover and our favourite, Kimmeridge. Thank you for a fab stay, we'll definitely be back!
Aug 31, 2018 by Vicky
★★★★★

Home from Home Glamping

What a rare treat to stay at a 'back to basics' campsite, yes you have eco loos and wooden showers with privacy but everyone we met was beaming smiles and wanted to stay longer and visit again. The children loved the river, the marshmallows on the camp fire and the fact the Dog could get involved too!! Wind down in the evening with a glass of wine by the fire with the tranquil surroundings, this is my kind of heaven! Well done and will see you next year!
Aug 31, 2018 by Alan
★★★★★

Lovely, quiet, great location

The owners were helpful and friendly. The location is super - close to so many great places to explore. The 'pop-up' facilities worked well. We enjoyed the rustic but effective style.
Aug 27, 2018 by Martin
★★★★★

What a beautiful get-away-from-it-all!!

First time camping in over 35 years and was not disappointed. Such a beautiful spot and so peaceful and regenerating. The field is huge so you don’t feel overwhelmed by others campers. The river right on the doorstep is beautiful -perfect for paddling and swimming and there are blow-up rings for anyone to use. Squirrels, hares, rabbits, birds of prey all about. The owners have put a lot of thought into this and it shows. From the spotless drop toilets (toilet paper and hand gel supplied) to the gas powered eco showers, seperate bins for recycling, a washing up area, drinking water tap, firepits dotted around and a teatime visit every day to stock up on logs, kindling, honey etc - they really have done an excellent job. Very nostalgic watching the kids playing every day on the hay bale towers in the middle of the field. Genius and took me back to my own childhood!! The village is a lovely 15 minute walk away across the fields (signposted) and the walled garden and ford are well worth a visit. Had the dog with us and she absolutely loved it!! Some great walks 🐶 We had to unfortunately cut our trip short to 3 days instead of the 4 booked, but would definitely go back next year. Well done and thank you Frome Meadow - you did a great job!! 😀😀
Aug 26, 2018 by Wendy
★★★★★

Quiet and relaxing

We had a lovely stay for two nights with our 18 month old. The site is very basic - the facilities consist 3 long-drop loos, two showers, a washing-up sink and a drinking water tap. The toilets were always clean and the showers were nice and hot. There is a beautiful stretch of river just off the main camping field, suitable for padding or swimming, and in the middle of the field are some hay stacks for the children to jump around on. It's a perfect place to get back to nature, and enjoy some quiet relaxation time. There's loads of space for the kids to run around safely. There are also plenty of places to go for days out in the area, the nearest beaches are less than 20 minutes' drive away. I'm already looking forward to coming back next year!
Aug 23, 2018 by Caz
★★★★★

Such a lovely location and great experience

Campsite was great wish I could have stayed longer, I will definitely go back.
Aug 19, 2018 by Christina Kirkland
★★★★★

Close to nature

We loved this well set up and well run campsite. Plenty of space and a nice atmosphere. We swam in the river, watched shooting stars, saw buzzards overhead and an owl flew over our heads as we sat round the campfire. The walk to Moreton through wild flowered lanes is very pleasant. A real delight.
Aug 18, 2018 by Jackie Verified Review
★★★★★

Great campsite and river was fab

Great set-up with clean long-drop loos, hot showers. The best bit is the riverside location. My girls loved getting into the two huge inner tubes (put there by the owner for guests' fun) and floating down the river. The water is clear and not too deep but real fun for kids that are allowed an adventure. My girls loved the experience so much that getting them to leave the campsite and go to the beach was a challenge. There's also some haystacks where the kids play and jump about. Overall, a simple and lovely site that gets you back to nature and what life is all about. Good luck with the venture - you have made a great start!
Aug 14, 2018 by Rob
★★★★★

Totally beautiful

Being a total novice we booked a bell tent and it was delightful. V comfortable and everything you could wish for. Definitely coming again next year!
Aug 12, 2018 by Kim
★★★★★

Idyllic

Booked Frome Meadow on a whim, and was not disappointed. Lovely owners and a lovely flat site. Loads of space for everyone, and of course the river. Toilets and showers both excellent - don't be put off by the "composting" - we were there during the hottest part of August and they were still smell-free. Return visit next year? Definitely.
Aug 12, 2018 by Dan Verified Review
★★★★☆

Very quiet and peaceful

Access to river is fab
Aug 11, 2018 by mark
★★★★★

Ticks all the boxes

Had a fantastic 3 night stay at Fromme meadow . Location is great, close enough to all the main Dorset sites. The owners were friendly and welcoming. The camping area is perfect, lots of space for our dogs to run around . The fire pits on site are a great touch. The river is beautiful, deep enough in places to swim and shallow enough if you just want to paddle. Hope to return again next year
Aug 10, 2018 by Lou
★★★★★

Fantastic peaceful meadow

We stayed for 2 nights on the meadow, it's beautiful and peaceful with plenty of space and a great atmosphere. The kids loved the red toilets and warm showers and the hay bales to climb on. The river was great for paddling and there were great beaches to visit close by. The walkable village of Moreton has some lovely gardens and tea rooms. Highly recommended and we hope to come again.
Aug 8, 2018 by Hilary
★★★★★

Peaceful and beautiful, camping at its best!

My boyfriend and I booked this as a 3 night getaway. I am so, so pleased we did! The family run campsite is beautiful right next to a stunning river, the meadow wasn't packed full of tents, there was enough room so you felt like you had your own space and the showers and loos next to the cornfield were great. Firepits were provided and you were able to buy logs on entry. Amazing value for money and we will definitely be back next year. Thank you so much for a fantastic trip. (The site is within 20 minute drive of all the main sights of Dorset but we found most evenings we actually just wanted to be back by the meadow). Can't thank you enough!
Aug 7, 2018 by clarice burton
★★★★★

Amazing campsite, fantastic location

We have just spent two nights in one of the lovely bell tents, and could not have wished for a more peaceful and relaxing weekend. The tent was beautifully presented and had very comfy beds; the river at the bottom of the site was amazing fun for children, adults and dog. Toilets and showers etc. all immaculately clean. The owner Christine and her son Matt are really friendly and helpful, with regular delivery of logs and excellent local knowledge! We will definitely be staying again next year. Thank you!
Aug 6, 2018 by cat_woods

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