Campsite Review – South Lytchett Manor Caravan and Camping Park by Paul and Carole

South Lytchett Manor Caravan and Camping Park

Our Review

One of our favourite things to do is to jump in our camper van and explore somewhere new. We had not visited the south coast of England for a long time so decided it was time to explore Dorset. We travelled with 6 friends and stayed at the South Lytchett Manor Caravan and Camping Park for 4 nights over a bank holiday weekend. Here is a review of our stay.

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Paul and Carole – Road Trip!

Booking the South Lytchett Manor Caravan and Camping Park

We booked over the telephone for a party of eight and the process was very straightforward, we paid a deposit for each unit and the balance was paid 28 days before.

South Lytchett Manor Caravan and Camping Park campsite review poole dorset

The entrance to South Lytchett Manor Caravan and Camping Park

Welcome and checking in at the South Lytchett Manor Caravan and Camping Park

As soon as we pulled up to the waiting area by reception a very friendly guy called Phil came over and booked us in, it was done very efficiently and completed in minutes. Some fun banter followed, the rules of the site were explained and within a couple of minutes we had found our pitch.

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Our Campervan

Pitches at the South Lytchett Manor Caravan and Camping Park

We were allocated pitch 16 which was a decent size and had hook up and a TV connection available. Water points are also set throughout the site, however we were lucky and had the water attached to our hook up point.

There are strict rules that all doors have to face to the left, which we understand enables every pitch to have their allocated sitting area. However, as we were travelling in a group it would of been nice to have the option of parking with our doors facing each other so you step straight out to the communal area. This would not of impeded on any of the other pitches, but was not allowed. The pitches were well maintained with continuous cutting of the lawns whilst we were there.

Sitting outside after 11pm is frowned upon unless you are very quiet, but there is nothing to stop you going back in your camper for a night cap and a chin wag which we did every night!

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Plenty of space between pitches

WiFi at the South Lytchett Manor Caravan and Camping Park

When you book in you are given multiple WiFi code vouchers which last 3 hours, you can have as many as you like. Our pitch was a fair distance from the reception area but we were still able to get a fairly decent signal in the day. However in the evenings it was more difficult, possibly due to the increased traffic, but was not a huge problem.

Facilities at the South Lytchett Manor Caravan and Camping Park

There were two shower blocks on the site. The showers were well maintained, cleaned regularly, with really hot water on a push button system which worked well, hairdryers were also available. Toilets also included disabled facilities. The Alson point was kept clean and very easy to use too.

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Shower and washing block

There was a dish washing area under cover which had lots of room and big sinks, drainers were also provided.

South Lytchett Manor Caravan and Camping Park campsite review poole dorset

Washing up area

This site is very pro recycling, and there were areas throughout the site to segregate waste and these were also maintained regularly.

South Lytchett Manor Caravan and Camping Park campsite review poole dorset

Recycling area

At reception there is a well stocked shop offering all sorts, food, fresh eggs from the chickens on site, wine, papers etc so if you forget any thing they had it covered.

The site is very dog friendly and even has a dog walking field which is something we had never seen before.

Come and have a look around the site –

Location of the South Lytchett Manor Caravan and Camping Park

The location of the campsite is ideal for exploring the Poole and Swanage area. There are two bus stops outside. The bus stop on the opposite side of the campsite is the stop to catch the number 40 to Swanage via Corfe Castle which is a scenic route and takes about an hour. The bus stop on the same side of the campsite goes into Poole and takes about 10 minutes.

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Swanage Beach

We had a lovely wander around Swanage, and as we were at the seaside we shared some fish and chips which we got from the Fish Plaice and must say they were superb!

We then caught the number 50 which took us to Sandbanks on our first chain ferry experience! It was getting quite late in the day so unfortunately we couldn’t get off at Sandbanks as we would of missed the last bus back to Poole but it did look lovely, and obviously missed our opportunity of popping in for a cup of tea with Harry Redknapp!

South Lytchett Manor Caravan and Camping Park campsite review poole dorset

Poole Harbour

Poole Harbour has some lively pubs, the sun decided to come out and we had an excellent afternoon listening to live music. We also had some very good fish and chips here too, no wonder we have cuddly frames!

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Fishermen in Poole Harbour

Getting around the area by bus was so easy, and must say we had the best fun with the bus drivers all good humoured and always made sure we got the best deal.

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Sunset in Poole

This was a really enjoyable trip with our friends, they are great company and full of fun. There was so much to explore in this area and four days was just not enough!

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The Gang

Getting to the South Lytchett Manor Caravan and Camping Park

Verdict

The South Lytchett Manor Caravan and Camping Park is an excellent site in an excellent location. We would thoroughly recommend a stay and we will be back!

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Cosy in the Camper

For more information you can visit the South Lytchett Manor Caravan and Camping Park website here.

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36 Responses to Campsite Review – South Lytchett Manor Caravan and Camping Park by Paul and Carole

  1. jo says:

    I love that part of the , you can’t beat it in the sun! This park sounds like it’s in a great position although they could have let you have your doors facing eachother! You look like you had a lot of fun anyway though. #TheWeeklyPostcard
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  2. Anisa says:

    Looks like a great camping spot. So nice that they have wifi and aren’t stingy with it. And I am also impressed that they have hair dryers! Sounds like you guys had a great time. Thanks for sharing on #TheWeeklyPostcard.

  3. Lyf&Spice says:

    Caravan and Camping – they have been on my bucket list since forever. Great read. Sounds like fun! #TheWeeklyPostcard

  4. Anda says:

    I never camped in a camper, but I used to go camping in a tent for many, many years. From what you are describing, there are a lot of conveniences to staying in an RV park. However, if I were to go camping I’d rather stay in a tent, in a beautiful forest or on a lake shore than in this barren place. #TheWeeklyPostcard

    • These type of sites can be quite clinical and organised however the site was ideally placed for exploring Dorset, which was the purpose of our visit. Wild camping is a great option too and we like to combine both.

  5. Lolo says:

    Very interesting read! We are talking about becoming full time RV travelers. We are thinking of renting one for a few months next summer to see how we like it/how we do before making a big purchase! Thanks for linking up with #TheWeeklyPostcard!

    • We love getting away in our camper van, it is such a great way to travel. Renting one is a smart move as this lifestyle doesn’t suit everyone, but does suit us. Look forward to hearing how you get on!

  6. I would love to have a campervan holiday one day! I would love to do it around England, Europe, America or New Zealand! It looks and sounds like a fun way to holiday 🙂 I hear England has had a bit of a heatwave lately too! Thanks for sharing.

    • You really should it is a great way to holiday. We have had unbelievable weather here but unfortunately the clouds and rain are returning! Thanks for your comment.

  7. SamH Travels says:

    You picked a pretty part of the UK to visit. Dorset is one of my favourite counties as it has such beautiful landscape. Looks like you found a great caravan park which makes for a cheap long weekend.

  8. What a great destination campsite in England to take a motor home or rent on of their camping buildings while there. Great large dish cleaning station. Glad the bus stops are close by to head to town. What a fun experience 🙂 #feetdotravel

  9. Excellent review! Thanks for bringing places like this closer!
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  10. Garth says:

    Love Dorset! I need to persuade Phil to hire a camper van, free wifi might swing it! Looks like you had some great facilities! Not been to Poole for years

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  11. Dorset is a beautiful place! I travelled in a van for a while and loved it. Travelling this way provides you with so much freedom whilst still having the comforts you desire!

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  13. James says:

    I always think about venturing down south, Dorset would be a lovely place to visit. I think the South Lytchett Manor Caravan and Camping Park would be a fun place to take my daughter and disturb the peace!

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  14. Sounds like a good place to be! Never heard of such a rule before (the one about the door facing left) but it seems that you still enjoyed your time as a group! Thanks for sharing this awesome review with us. Keep up the good work guys! Patrick and Cecile

  15. What a great looking campground! We love the idea of having chickens on site – fresh eggs! Can’t beat that. Even more, though, we love that your campervan is named Kon Tiki! 🙂 Awesome post, guys. It’s got us dreaming about a camping trip!
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  17. I can’t wait until the day we get a campervan. I love the idea of being free to just drive and sleep wherever the road takes us. Great review of this camping park! Makes me miss campervanning around New Zealand!
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  18. When there is sun in the UK, we used to love staying on caravan sites, they were always so much fun … we would regularly have night caps (and start them in the afternoon lol). I didn’t know the doors all had to face the same way when pitched which I see makes sense, but as you said, it must be frustrating if you are a group of people wanting to socialise. Love that they are pro-recycling! Thanks for this lovely review #feetdotravel

  19. Mam says:

    Always looking for new things to do during the summer break and this place looks like it ticks all the boxes: Dorset (great location), WiFi, Washing amenities, fresh eggs, shop, games room with pool table, recycling (I am very green), dog friendly, bike hire and not forgetting fish and chips! This is certainly a place I will be recommending for my company and friends to check out. PS your video was extremely helpful.

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