Access Statement

Wood Farm Access Statement

Wood Farm offers touring and camping pitches as well as three caravan holiday homes and one, two bedroomed self catering flat for hire.  There are also privately owned holiday homes.

Caravan Holiday Homes

All of our caravan holiday homes have steps leading up to a small walkway and one further step into the van. The holiday homes are most suited to those with reasonable mobility.

The Poplars

The Poplars, is our self catering flat.  The Poplars has ramp access to the front and rear of the property and a private car parking space to the rear.  There is a small patio area at the rear with table and chairs and another at the front with two chairs. The kitchen is large with a table and 4 chairs for dining. The bathroom has bath, toilet, sink and a separate wheel-in shower complete with fold down shower seat. The lounge has patio doors with a step access to the front patio. One twin bedded and one double bedroom, both bedrooms are spacious and comfortable.

Touring and Camping

All of our Touring Pitches are hard standing.  We have two separate disabled rooms on the park, which provide a shower complete with shower seat, basin and toilet.  They can be accessed by using a Radar Key.  A key is available from Reception (a refundable deposit is required) for those not having their own.

We offer a variety of pitches with excellent hillside and surrounding countryside views.  All of the Touring and Camping Pitches have parking alongside the pitch for your convenience.  If you would prefer a pitch close to a toilet block, please inform our staff when making your reservation and we will endeavour to honour any requests.  Some of our pitches are sloping and you may need  blocks and wedges to level (we both sell and hire these in our shop).

The Park

Our park is set on a hillside and there is considerable up and down walking due to the terrain.  We take the safety of our customers very seriously and therefore there is a 10mph speed limit throughout the Park with clearly marked speed bumps in several locations.

Reception is accessible via a ramp which also leads into the shop.  The shop provides basic convenience goods and the nearby supermarkets have a wider selection.

Dogs are welcome on the Park and there is a designated dog walking area at the bottom of the park.

We have resident Park assistants who are contactable throughout the week and in an emergency.

The park has good coverage on Vodafone, EE, T Mobile, O2 and Orange networks.

The park has good Wi-Fi provision, access codes are available to purchase at reception or online.

The Facilities

Offshore swimming pool and café are accessible via a ramped access from the car park. The swimming pool is accessible to people with reasonable mobility, but is inaccessible to wheelchair users due to the varying levels.   The public pool in Axminster has good wheelchair access.

The Lighthouse games room and telephone booth are both accessible via a ramp and our Information Room is on level ground.  We have two course fishing Lakes on the park, which are stocked with Carp, Roach, Rudd, Perch and Tench.  There is no vehicular access to the lakes; we do however offer a drop off and collection service for customers with mobility problems.  Please inform our Reception Staff when purchasing your ticket if this service is required.

Access to the Local Area

The local taxi company, Matts Cabs – Telephone 01297 442222 have a specially adapted vehicle for those who need assistance.  Please advise them of your needs when booking a taxi.

There is a regular bus service from Charmouth Church (X53 Service) which is a coastal route, stopping at many villages and towns including Poole, Wareham, Weymouth, Abbotsbury, Lyme Regis, Seaton and Exeter.  There is also a regular Bus service from Charmouth Church or outside The Fernhill Hotel (X31 Service) which connects to both Dorchester and Axminster train Stations.  Both of these services vary throughout the year, please ask in reception for bus times or for further information on transport please call the Local Tourist Information Centre on 01297 442138, National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 or Traveline (Public Transport Info) on 0871 200 22 33.

Wood Farm is set on a hillside and there is a fairly steep walk to both Charmouth village and the beach.  There is however a large pay and display car park at the beach.  Wheelchairs and other mobility vehicles are available for hire from Active Mobility on 01305 21 31 41 or Bridport Mobility 01308 42 42 66, all are subject to availability so please book in advance.  Alternatively the British Red Cross may be of assistance and they can be contacted on 01305 215951.

Here to Help

Our staff would be delighted to discuss any personal accessibility requirements you may have.

If you require any assistance at any time during your stay with us, please contact our reception staff who will be more than happy to help.  In addition we have a long term plan to improve our accessibility and any comments would be gratefully received on our contact form.

 

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Phone: 01297 560697

Visitor Feedback

The AA Inspector commented in his report - "Wood Farm was looking outstanding in every respect with well cared for grass and grounds. The very well appointed toilet and shower blocks were fresh and exceptionally clean" he stated that "this is one of the top parks in the UK and with its location is a perfect place to stay"

 

"The indoor pool and café complex was the best I have experienced in 20 years of caravanning in Britain.  Definitely a “Best of British” Park. "

 

"An excellent park! So many pluses ... too numerous to mention "

 

"Staff so friendly, we loved it!  We struck gold when we found Wood Farm!"

 

"The fishing lakes are just beautiful"

 

"We are regular Wood Farm customers and each time we visit there is something new "

 

"Everyone was smiley and helpful – the Park was top notch!!!!"

 

"We had a lovely time, everything was perfect, even the all day breakfast we had on our last morning!"

 

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