Downshay Farm

Welcome to Downshay Farm

Campsite and Caravan Site

Find prices, dates and details of the campsite The campsite is now open until 1st September. A booking system is in place for your peace of mind and to help us manage the site. Please email us or telephone ahead of arrival to reserve a pitch.

Find prices and details of the 12 van caravan site The caravan site is now open. Please check in at the farm office before pitching. Thank you.

Booking now open. Please email us to book.

August Bank holiday bookings 3 nights minimum.

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Email: or call 01929 480316 to book. We aim to respond same day to emails so if you have not had a reply, please check your junk or spam folder.

About us

Downshay Farm is a working farm in the heart of the Isle of Purbeck, ideally located for exploring the stunning World Heritage Site coastline. The Pike family has farmed here since 1956. The farmhouse is largely Victorian although parts of the house and some farm buildings are much older. The farm looks out over the lovely views of Corfe Castle and the Purbeck Hills. The seaside town of Swanage is just over 4 miles away as are the sandy beaches of Studland Bay. Local footpaths and Swanage Steam Railway also make exploring Purbeck easy, and we are a few minutes walk from Harmans Cross Station. Enjoy the sandy beaches of Shell Bay, Studland and Swanage or go rock pooling or fossil hunting at Kimmeridge Bay.  The Coastal Path will take you along the coast to Durlston Country Park, Dancing Ledge and Winspit. The deserted village of Tyneham and its own bay is a short drive away, then follow the scenic road over the Ranges to Lulworth and Durdle Door. Local attractions include Monkey World and Bovington Tank Museum, and a walk through the RSPB bird sanctuary at Arne to Poole Harbour is recommended.

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Information on other websites about our caravan and campsite may not be accurate, e.g. opening times and prices.

Don’t just take our word for it

We have been featured by The Rough Guide to Camping in Britain and the UK press. Find out more: