St Gabriel's Campsite Golden Cap

Muddyford Lane, Morcombelake, nr Bridport, Dorset DT6 6EP
The view of Golden Cap near St Gabriel's Campsite, nr Bridport, Dorset
A caravan at St Gabriel's Campsite, nr Bridport, Dorset
Summer wildflowers in the grass at St Gabriel's campsite, Golden Cap
A rope swing on a tree in the field at St Gabriel's Campsite
A close up of the water tap at St Gabriel's Campsite
The view of Golden Cap near St Gabriel's Campsite, nr Bridport, Dorset A caravan at St Gabriel's Campsite, nr Bridport, Dorset Summer wildflowers in the grass at St Gabriel's campsite, Golden Cap A rope swing on a tree in the field at St Gabriel's Campsite A close up of the water tap at St Gabriel's Campsite

At-a-glance details

  • Type of accommodation Tents Caravans Campervans Motorhomes
  • No of places / pitches15
  • Seasons
    1 May 2018 - 31 August 2018
  • Minimum stay1 night(s)
  • Dogs welcome per pitch2

About St Gabriel's Campsite Golden Cap

A simple campsite in a spectacular setting on the Golden Cap estate.

St Gabriel's Campsite is a great choice for those looking for a rural camping experience with a difference. The two camping fields are a haven for wildlife and with views of the Jurassic Coast, the campsite is the perfect escape from modern life.

Regular visitors include wildlife enthusiasts, artists, young families and keen walkers. The site has easy access to all the paths and walks around the estate including the South West Coast Path, and very steep steps lead down to the secluded St Gabriel's Beach, please check these are open before your visit. Even at night there is plenty to do - simply lie back and enjoy the dark skies and stargazing.

Types of Accommodation

Features and facilities

  • Chemical disposal available

Additional Information

Notes for guests

    Customers: In order to stay at the site you need to be a National Trust member or Camping and Caravanning Club member. 

    Facilities: There are no toilets or showers so you'll need to bring your own toilet facilities (this is a stipulation of the National Trust). There is a chemical disposal point and fresh running water available on site.

    Restricted numbers: The site is a SSSI site (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and therefore pitches are limited. The grass is kept long in the centre of the fields to provide hay for the local farmer. We mow a margin around the edge of the field for campers. By mid-July the hay is cut and taken off site and the whole field is available for campers.

    Phones: depending on your network, mobile phone signal can be patchy or even non existent at this very rural site, which might be a concern for solo campers.

    Access: Due to the narrow access route, only smaller caravans will be able to use the site.

    Fires: Due to the unprecendented hot weather and dry countryside camp fires and BBQs are NOT allowed.

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 Acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level through to 5 Acorns at the highest level. Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose, safe and clean. Running water and a WC are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities (details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage). Bedding, linen and towels are supplied (with a few exceptions, which is again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. Generally a 1 acorn cottage does not have wifi. Examples of a 1 acorn offer include Cartref, Wales and Rosedene, Worcestershire.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high sleeps to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 acorn cottages have wifi and, similar to a 1 Acorn cottage, the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic in their offer. All 2 (and higher) Acorn cottages supply bedding, linen and towels. Examples of a 2 acorn offer include Engine Cottage, Cornwall and High Hallgarth, Cumbria.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small sized kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage. Examples of a 3 acorn cottage include the Mustard Pot Cottage, Norfolk and Rose Cottage, Isle of Wight.

4 Acorn: these cottage have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally it is likely to have added comfort extras. The ratio of bathrooms to guests will be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers as opposed to over bath showers. Examples of a 4 Acorn offer include Portland House, Dorset and Stepper View, Cornwall.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage. This is the highest offer available. The furniture is of high standard, and has real comfort for modern living. Examples of a 5 Acorn cottage include The Old Rectory, South Wales and West Gate Lodge, Yorkshire.

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