Lyme Regis - Hook Farm Or Recommendations

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  1. Jim&jo

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    Hi all,

    Just planning our first proper trip and want to start in the Lyme Regis area.
    I remember from being there in the past that the roads are steep and it is very busy so thought I would look for somewhere to stay within walking distance from the beach and have found Hook farm.
    Has anyone stayed there or can anyone recommend anywhere else where we can leave the van and walk to the town?

    Many thanks
    James
     
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    Hi

    Don't know anything about Hook Farm but if you want to park in Lyme Regis you can use the Holmbush car park which has some dedicated motorhome spaces, easy (but hilly) walk into town.

    Nice town Lyme Regis, we are heading that way in a couple of weeks and are staying at a Britstops location a couple of miles from the town.

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  3. Jim&jo

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    Thanks Paul, that's great.
    I have just seen a post about Britstops and been on the website so think i will join but the only problem is my camper does not have a toilet so it will need to be a pub. not a problem for a night but for a few days would prefer a site with hookup and facilities.

    just out of interest can you remember the rough cost of parking at Holmbush for the day? if it's not too much i may just drive and park there and go to the site later in the day.

    James
     
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    Hi James

    Can't remember how much we paid to park but I always resent paying more than about three quid so I am sure it is reasonable. We were there long enough to have a look round the place. I can recommend the cream tea at the Alexandra Hotel (not far from Holmbush car park), not cheap but very nice sitting in their large garden.

    Last time we stayed at the C&CC Charmouth site, straightforward drive to Lyme Regis. If you do join Britstops there is a pub in the scheme not far away, can't remember what its called now.

    Paul
     
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    Hi
    We stayed 2 weeks ago at Westover farm, a CL site CCC members only at Wootton Fitzpayne. Nice working farm, hot showers and loos. A steep drive in but the farmer works a one way system that works. Easy walk into Charmouth and we went up to the golden cap. Would recommend if you are a member.
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    Ok thanks Paul, will take a look.
    Sorry but what is cc&c?
     
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    Thank you LC will look at this too
    I keep seeing CL in posts, what does this stand for?
     
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    Oh sorry. A CL site is a camping and caravan club certified listed (CL) site that has a maximum of 5 units. Specifications vary a bit, usually nice quiet sites. The down side is you have to be a camping and caravan club (CCC) member. Both the CCC and the separate caravan club (CC) have these small useful sites in their books.
    You may, or may not decide to join these clubs, we are members as they have good sites in various places in the UK you can use.
    All adds to the cost though when you first start you don't know what you want to join, if anything,
    Hope that explains - both clubs have web sites you can look at without being a member- take a look
    Regards
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    Thank you LC
    Sorry for such a newbie question!
    That's great, I will check out the websites and decide which will be worth joining for us
     
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    Hook farm is a great site. A 30 minute pleasant walk into town, pub at the end of the drive. It has a new but unfinished toilet block and the toilets are clean but the showers are not powerful. Very friendly staff. We stayed there last week and it was nicely quiet.
     
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    That sounds perfect, thank you Nirvanauk
     
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    Had a quick look at the parking fees for Holmbush as I had been thinking of going down that way. It may be that they have changed their pricing policy - it looks like cars are £2 a day and 'large vehicles' at £1 an hour 24 hrs a day 7 days a week. Obviously they are not that keen on motorhomers there :(
     
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    Thanks dippingatoe, that is a bit steep as we planned to have a really long walk along the coast with a picnic lunch and then eat when we eventually got back!
    Greedy people
     
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    Hi i think the britstop pub is either the hunters lodge or hunters in about 3 miles fromlyme regards
     
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    he re you are
    Hook Farm Camping and Caravan Park


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    Description of site.


    A tranquil and peaceful setting in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and away from the main roads. The park offers fabulous views of the Lym Valley and is the closest to Lyme Regis (1m via a leafy river walk) - a great base for walking the South West Coastal Footpath or visiting the charming Devon and Dorset villages. Static caravans and camping pitches are available. Dogs are welcome - dog walk area provided. The village pub is only 400 yards away!


    Site Details: Gore Lane, Uplyme, Lyme Regis, Dorset, DT7 3UU


    Onsite Facilities - 100 Tourers/Motorhomes/Tents, (4 Hard standing), 58 Hookups, 17 Statics 5 for Hire, Toilets, Showers, Chemical Disposal Point, Dish-washing, Disabled Facilities, Pets Allowed, Children's Play Area, Food Shop, Gas, Laundrette.

    Offsite Facilities - Bar/Pub 400yds, Restaurant 1m, Takeaway Food 400yds, Indoor Heated Pool 5m, Tennis Courts 500yds, Fishing 1m, Golf Course 2m, Horse Riding 5m, Water Sports 25m, Sandy Beach 2m, Not Sandy Beach 2m.


    Contact and Fees:


    Open Mar to Nov

    Fees from £10.00 to £29.00

    Statics £260 to £595 per week

    Please mention this web site when booking.




    Adrian Morgan

    Tel 01297 442801

    Fax 01297 442801


    Email

    information@hookfarm-uplyme.co.uk

    Website

    www.hookfarm-uplyme.co.uk

    Directions to site:


    From the A35 Dorchester to Honiton trunk road take the turn to UPLYME at Raymonds Hill (at the Hunters Lodge pub). In Uplyme turn right opposite the Talbot Arms pub into Gore Lane.

    From the A3052 Sidmouth to Lyme Regis road take the UPLYME turn into Gore Lane approximately 1 mile west of Lyme Regis.














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    this might be to far
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    A little clarification on the CL and CS sites.
    The Caravan Club call their 5van sites Certificated Locations (cl) but the Camping and Caravanning Club call theirs Certificated Sites (cs).
    Other organisations may also have 5van sites and also refer to them as cl's or cs's
     
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    Please don't refer to the Britstop locations by name.
     
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