A report on a caravan site in a beautiful part of the country from Wendy & David Perry
Shrubbery Park is a well-run caravan site 3 miles from the famous harbour (The Cobb) in Lyme Regis. It is on the border of Dorset and Devon the beautiful Jurassic Coast.
The site has good open, wide access and is well signed off the A3052 from both directions, in Rousden and is within an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The level 10 acre site is enclosed by mature trees with distant views to the surrounding countryside, providing a relaxing environment in which to enjoy this beautiful tranquil setting by the sea. Generous pitches means there is plenty of space to park next to your van or tent, spread out and enjoy some privacy. Touring caravans, motor caravans, and tents are all welcome.
The Park is owned and run by Margaret and John Godfrey and has been in the family since 1966. (Mainly Margaret; John is older and snoozes a lot while he is looking after the reception and shop) who is extremely helpful).
All the pitches are well-drained with water and disposal points nearby, and all caravan pitches have electric hook up points. There are some sturdy wooden picnic tables in the tent camping area and dotted around the Park.
There are hard standing as well grass pitches on this level 10 acre site beautifully maintained, quiet even though there is a play area, but you can pitch on the opposite side of the site. It has an excellent separate dog walk at the rear of their site, in a field they own with a circular route back.
The site has 3 toilet blocks, with one larger central newly-built block with disabled facilities, full laundry and dish washing facilities. They will take rallies at a very reasonable cost (£14.00 including electric for a 7 day duration outside of the main season. There is a lower rate for rallies with larger numbers attending.
The site shop is open daily (from Easter until early September) where fresh milk and other basic provisions can be obtained along with other camping accessories. The Rousdon Social Club/Bar for evening drinks is just 150 metres, and Shrubbery customers are welcome.
Lyme Regis dates back to the 14th century, is an ideal place to walk and explore the local shops, art galleries, newly replanted gardens with myriad places to stop to eat and drink. Built around the River Lym, Lyme has its own working Water Mill, recently refurbished to include an electricity generator. Lyme Regis is very special in that it is probably the smallest town in the country to boast its own cinema, theatre, and museum.
Nearby there are plenty of walks and there are attractions such as the Seaton Tramway. The Jurassic Coastline stretches 95 miles from Swanage in the east to Exmouth in the West.
As well as Lyme Regis there are the resorts of Seaton and Sidmouth nearby.
Well worth a visit.
The Shrubbery Park website can be found [here]