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South Lytchett Manor Online Reviews 2021

Posted on: 14th September 2021

Park News

The summer season is finally drawing to a close and what a couple of months it’s been! We’ve loved seeing the park come back to life and have enjoyed meeting so many new and returning guests.

To celebrate the end of our peak season and recognise the efforts of our hard-working team, we’ve compiled some of our favourite online reviews from the past 12 months. After such a challenging year, it’s been incredibly rewarding to read such wonderful feedback. We feel very privileged to play an important role in peoples holidays. It certainly makes the long hours worth it!


5 Star Facilities

We take great pride in our park and are continually expanding our offering to ensure South Lytchett Manor stands out from the crowd. Every winter we reinvest in our facilities and work hard to uphold the high standards for which we’ve earned a fantastic reputation over the years.

During the lockdown we extended our shop to include a brand-new café and bakery. This has enabled us to serve a range of sweet and savoury pastries and tasty barista style hot drinks. We’ve also expanded the number of hot food vendors that visit the site.

If our wonderful online reviews are anything to go by, our food and drink has gone down a storm with our campers. Our visitors clearly appreciate having such easy access to delicious food and drink. After all, everyone needs a night off cooking – especially on holiday!

south lytchett manor on-site cafe


“Perfect little place. It’s clean tidy and lovely all the way around. Including the chickens. Toilets and showers are the best I’ve ever seen and having music play in them too.. What else can amaze me. The hosts were lovely too. We never booked we just pulled up and he found us a spot to stay in for the night. Will definitely return.”

Sharon Lyons, Google


“Staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful. Shop is well stocked with all useful products and of course they have there freshly baked goods also which is a really nice touch. We booked again as soon as we got home. Can’t recommend enough.”

Chris Manterfield, Google


“One of the best camp sites in the Poole and Bournemouth area if not the South of England. Moderately priced, very clean, well run, loads of staff, lots of additional facilities such as morning freshly cooked pastries, coffees, burger van twice a week, pizzas, dog wash , camping accessories, newspapers, groceries and much much more.”

Mike Marks, Google


“Since the last visit, they have upgraded the shop to sell more freshly baked goods, coffees and bacon butties separate to the checking in desk, which is a wonderful addition. I loved having this option, especially on the day we had to leave, as this allowed us to pack our stove etc. away the night before.”

Amy B, TripAdvisor



We listen to customer feedback and try to meet our guests’ changing expectations wherever possible. Over the past couple of years many of our visitors have expressed an interest in glamping accommodation, so we’ve worked hard to create a varied selection of unique places to stay.

Most recently the team have hand built a range of Camping Pods to accompany our Romany Caravans and Shepherd’s Huts. These have been incredibly well received by our guests, who have commended their bright interior, comfortable beds and quirky design in their online reviews.

We’re already receiving enquiries for next year from guests who can’t wait to return!

a look inside our wooden glamping pods at south lychett manor


“The facilities onsite are fantastic! The showers were lovely and hot and clean. The toilet blocks were the cleanest I have ever seen whilst camping. We were so impressed! My parents also came to stay for one night and stayed in the Shepherd’s Hut. So lovely and well designed and so much thought and detail and hard work has gone Into the making of them.”

Guide352507, TripAdvisor


“We managed to get a last minute glamping pod for 2 nights…. After reading all the online reviews we were really impressed. But even more impressed once we arrived. Staff are so friendly.. The glamping pod was new… Clean and comfortable. The site was fantastic and the bathrooms clean and never seemed busy. What a find.. We will be back!! Thank you for a wonderful couple of nights!!”

Tania M, TripAdvisor


“We arrived with a cheerful friendly reception, the 2 ladies greeting us were helpful and welcoming. We were given all the information we needed and directed to the pods. The pods are excellent, well presented, furnished and comfortable. The bed was perfect and 2 good nights sleep was had. They have underfloor heating, so would be great to stay in all year round. There is a cooker hob, fridge and storage space. 2 chairs and a fold out table comes is very handy to have. Outside is some extra space and a small picnic bench.”

Elise0360, TripAdvisor


“Just back from a fantastic 3 night break in one of the new camping pods and highly recommend them. The pods were spotlessly clean (as were all the communal facilities), very roomy and so comfortable. The little shop on site sells all the essentials you might need and bakes a fantastic pain au chocolate for breakfast. The staff are so friendly and you can clearly see that they really care about the site. Wouldn’t hesitate to return.”

ShortstuffUK, TripAdvisor

Camping & Touring

South Lytchett Manor is one of the best holiday parks in Dorset. We’ve won numerous regional and national awards, including South West Camping and Caravan Park of the year 2020. These awards have been voted for by industry experts and more importantly, previous guests.

The accolades we’ve received are testament to our hardworking team who work tirelessly to ensure our pitches and touring facilities are well-maintained. This clearly hasn’t gone unnoticed by our guests who appreciate the great lengths we go to to meet the high standards we strive to achieve.


“Stunning well managed site very, generous sized pitches, nice shower and toilet block kept immaculately clean, can’t wait to pay another visit”.

Phillip Brunning, Google


“Stayed at Lychett Manor for 8 days in our caravan. Excellent campsite, big pitches, toilets were really clean and looked after, very quick and organised check in , people very friendly, one of the best campsites we have ever stayed on.”

Madge01, TripAdvisor


“Just got back from this beautiful site we would definitely recommend to others the pitches are a really good size the amenities are clean and there are plenty of them. There is a super on-site shop and all of the staff are friendly and helpful cannot fault at all we will definitely be back. We have had a brilliant holiday.”

Carol Watt, Google


Convenient Location

South Lytchett Manor occupies a convenient location, just a short drive from some of Dorset’s most popular towns and villages. Poole, Bournemouth, Swanage and Wareham are all just a short drive away and iconic beauty spots along the Jurassic Coast are within easy reach.

Many guests return to South Lytchett Manor year on year due to our unique semi-rural position. We have bikes available to hire for families looking to explore the network of cycle paths that are easily accessible from our site. There is also a bus stop directly outside the park, which allows you to enjoy a car free stay.

bus route public transport outside of south lytchett manors gates

“This site is perfect if you are looking for a base to explore Poole. The site is clean, quiet and family orientated. I love the fact on this site, staff interact with holiday makers to make it an amazing stay. Brett and Charmaine were so enjoyable to talk to and offered local knowledge of entertainment for all.”

Jeff Manser, Google


“Stayed here for 3 nights recently. A really lovely clean well kept site with very helpful and friendly staff. Ideally located for travelling to surrounding towns and attractions. Will definitely come back.”

Karl J, TripAdvisor


“We loved the location and cycled into Sanbanks for the day and ate lunch at Rick Steins which we would definitely recommend! Visited Durdle Door and ate in the local pubs.”

Victoria C, TripAdvisor


“On the whole this is a great campsite with really friendly staff. It’s location is great and you’re not far from any main destinations, Poole, Sandbanks, Bournemouth.
We also visited splash park which was only ten minutes drive away and the rock reef climbing walls at Bournemouth.”

Clareandmirphy, TripAdvisor


Customer Service

We’re a close-knit team who love what we do. Every day we strive to deliver the highest levels of customer service, to ensure guests have nothing short of a 5-star stay. As an independent, family run park, we’re involved in many aspects of the business. This means we have the privilege of meeting lots of guests as we go about our day. We love nothing more than having a chat and hearing all the things you love about our caravan and camping site.

This year we’ve welcomed plenty of new and returning guests to South Lytchett. It’s always a pleasure to be a part of people’s holidays and the memories we know they’ll cherish for years to come.

“This is the kind of camp site that others should aspire to. It’s our second visit and we’d happily return. Spotless bathrooms with sufficient capacity (it’s a big site), a good shop and lovely staff who make sure that that guests are respectful of others and a decent standard of security is maintained.”

Bigbadtrevsy, TripAdvisor


“Outstanding! I don’t say that very often about campsites but this one deserves it. The pitches are a good size and well kept, the delux ones in the Paddock are definitely the best, the facilities are clean and plentiful and their best asset is without a doubt the staff who are super friendly and helpful. The icing on the cake is the brilliant coffee shop, lovely coffee and amazing tasty pastries and bread, yum yum.”

Gizmo’s Buddy, TripAdvisor


“From the moment we arrived we were welcomed by extremely friendly staff. Nothing was too much trouble. We were shown to our pitched where it was explained how to set up. The lovely Toilet block wasn’t too far away and always clean. The shower block too was clean and well laid out with hot water with excellent pressure. I don’t really want to recommend it, as I want to keep it to myself!! I would definitely return. A lovely campsite, with great facilities including the shop and pop up cafe.”

Toni TripAdvisor


Dog Friendly Facilities

We’re proud to be one of the best dog friendly camping and caravan sites in Dorset. Every year we welcome hundreds of dogs of all shapes and sizes to our award-winning park. As you’ll see from our customer feedback, owners are impressed by our dedicated dog friendly facilities. Our dog shower and off lead exercise are a real hit!

We endeavour to make our guests stay as stress free as possible. Our shower means you don’t have to worry about muddy paws in your caravan!

Dog parlour

“Oh boy. What a great site. Clean toilets, hot water, Hot croissants at 8 in the morning, and to top all of that, the most fantastic off lead dog walking area which my chap loved and if he’s happy we are

all happy. Absolutely top notch and no mistake.”

James Hill, Google


“At the main entrance is the main shop alongside a little coffee counter where you can buy essentials and a nearby playground for the children. On the site also they have a dog washing facility for anyone with a dog which you are allowed to bring with you. A wonderful place to be on your holiday”

Sian, Google


“This is now out second year in a row of visiting South Lytchett. The park staff are very friendly and helpful. The facilities are some of the best I’ve ever seen at a campsite, decent showers, super clean areas, lots of cubicles and individual areas so you can have privacy. We love the dog facilities, with the large off lead dog area and the dog wash. Overall a great experience and will be visiting again next year!”

Alex D, TripAdvisor


If you’ve stayed at South Lytchett Manor this year and would like to give feedback about your stay we’d love to hear from you.  Leave an online review on Google, TripAdvisor of Facebook.

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