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Merley Court Holiday Park

The beautiful surroundings offer a peaceful haven for a wonderful break

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Luxurious hot tub accommodation in a secluded area of Dorset, close to the sandy beaches of Bournemouth and the New Forest

Visit Merley Court, perfect for a tranquil escape at any time of year, and you’ll find some of the best scenery, countryside and beaches in the UK right on your doorstep.

Dorset is home to some of the most picturesque locations and prettiest villages in Britain. More than half the county is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With a host of beautiful Dorset beaches nearby, as well as many great attractions such as Monkey World and the Tank Museum, you're never short of fantastic days out and things to do.

Our holiday accommodation is also adjacent to the Castleman Trailway, a famous countryside cycling and walking route through East Dorset.

With plenty to discover in the local area, a stay at Merley Court is the perfect destination for your next break. All of our wonderful Merley Woodland accommodation features online check-in. You no longer have to pick up your key from reception, instead it will be ready and securely waiting for you at your accommodation.

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  • Collection of idyllic lodges with hot tubs
  • Online check-in only arrivals
  • Pet friendly
  • Sublime caravan with no hot tub
  • Free Wi-Fi in accommodation suitable for light browsing
  • Play area
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Discover Our Woodland Lodges

We have everything you need to make your stay at Merley Court Holiday Park the perfect holiday.

Overview

Overview

With beautiful woodland surroundings, Merley Court Holiday Park offers a scenic retreat for a peaceful getaway in one of our luxury lodges or sublime caravan. With so much to do locally, Merley Court makes the perfect place for a peaceful south coast retreat.

  • A tranquil parkland and woodland setting
  • Play park
  • Online check-in only arrivals
Family enjoying their private hot tub

Merley Court Holiday Park features lodges with hot tubs

Our Holiday Homes

Our Holiday Homes

Our luxurious accommodation offers a tranquil place to escape at any time of year.

Our Signature hot tub lodges are situated within a secluded woodland location and provide a relaxing retreat. The majority of our Superior+ lodges are set within a new development within the park. Both our Signature and Superior+ lodges feature a bubbling hot tub which makes the ultimate place to unwind at the end of the day. We also have a 2 bedroomed Sublime Caravan with NO hot tub, that is bright and well-equipped for you next Dorset getaway.

All of our Merley Woodland accommodation features online check-in. You no longer have to pick up your key from reception, instead it will be ready and securely waiting for you at your accommodation.

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  • Online check-in only arrivals
  • Stunning two, three or four bedroom hot tub lodges
  • Signature and Superior+ hot tub lodges in a woodland setting
  • Sublime caravan with no hot tub
  • Luxuriously equipped interiors
  • Gated access
  • Free Wi-Fi in accommodation suitable for light browsing
  • Access to leisure facilities at the sister site
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Hot tub lodges, perfect for the whole family | Merley Court Holiday Park

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Signature hot tub lodges are set in a woodland area within the park | Merley Court Holiday Park

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Sublime caravan with no hot tub

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Spacious kitchens in our Signature lodges | Merley Court Holiday Park

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Newly refurbished interiors in the Superior+ hot tub lodges | Merley Court Holiday Park

Superior Plus Lodge Kitchen

Fully fitted kitchens in Superior+ hot tub lodges | Merley Court Holiday Park

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Signature hot tub lodges in a secluded woodland setting | Merley Court Holiday Park

Park Facilities

Park Facilities

You'll find Merley Court the perfect place for a tranquil getaway.

You won't find a shop or bar facilities on the park, making here an idyllic location for a woodland retreat away from it all and the perfect base to explore all that the Dorset countryside as to offer.

  • Free Wi-Fi in accommodation suitable for light browsing
  • Children's outdoor play park
Merley Woodland Lodges

A secluded collection of woodland lodges

Park Passes

Park Passes

All Merley Court Holiday Park guests are welcome to use the facilities at our sister park, Oakdene Forest Park, which is just a 20-minute drive away.

Our Oakdene facilities are available for all Merley Court guests. Facilities available at the sister site include:

  • Nightly entertainment programme
  • Delicious food with table service
  • Indoor pool with flume
  • Sauna & steam room
  • Pet-friendly dining area
  • Proud to serve Costa coffee
  • Outdoor pool (seasonal and weather dependent)
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Watch live entertainment daily | at nearby Oakdene Forest Park

1 Indoor Flume Swimming

Access to the large indoor swimming pool with flume | at nearby Oakdene Forest Park

4 Fitness Gym At Oakdene

Access to the Gym | at nearby Oakdene Forest Park

2 Cyril Cybil And Pat Our Mascots Have Fun

Meet our mascots! Cyril, Cybil and Pat will be performing (currently unavailable until further notice) | at nearby Oakdene Forest Park

5 Archery Go Active At Oakdene

Book a Go Active+ activity (currently closed until further notice) | at nearby Oakdene Forest Park

Out & About

Out & About

The gorgeous golden sandy beaches of Bournemouth, Sandbanks and Studland are within easy reach, plus the park is next to the famous Castleman Trailway.

The surrounding area of Dorset boasts some of the UK's best scenery, and Bournemouth and Poole are both easily reachable from the park.

  • Cycle or walk the Castleman Trailway along the old Dorchester to Southampton railway line
  • Miles of Blue Flag beaches
  • Discover the scenic market town of Wimborne
  • Visit Monkey World
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1 Sunset At Borunemouth Beach

Take a trip to the gorgeous golden sands of Bournemouth Beach | near Merley Court Holiday Park

3 The Tank Museum At Bovington

Learn all about tanks! Visit the Tank Museum | near Merley Courty Holiday Park

Wimborne Minster

Visit the historic town of Wimborne | near Merley Court Holiday Park

5 Red Squirrel At Brownsea Island

Take a day trip and try to spot a red squirrel at Brownsea Island | near Merley Court Holiday Park

Location

The Shorefield Edit

See the great local attractions and days out that are close to our park.

The New Forest National Park

12 miles away The New Forest is well known for its spectacular heath landscapes, stunning forest trails and free-roaming wildlife. Meet the resident New Forest ponies or, if you're lucky, maybe even some deer!
New Forest Pony In Colourful New Forest Heathland

Upcoming Local Events

Poole Sandfest

Sandfest

Party like never before on the golden shores of the glamorous and internationally famous Sandbanks beach. One of the most anticipated events in the social calendar, SandFest is a boutique beach festival like no other.
3 The Tank Museum At Bovington

Ingenious Inventions at The Tank Museum

Looking for something to do this Summer Holiday? Experience the biggest day out in history this summer holidays with interactive exhibitions, 300 tanks, kids activities, and more at Dorset's largest indoor attraction.
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Poole Summer Fireworks

Get your groove on for the Summer Spectacular Fireworks as fabulous FREE live music, entertainment and fireworks come to Poole Quay this summer!
More local events

ParkLife Blog

Keep up to date with our latest news and stories below, a great read to help with some of the reasons why you should choose to enjoy the park life with us.

Shorefield Summer Festival Guide 2024

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Merley Court Holiday Park

Signature Lodges
Slip into your private hot tub and gaze up at the stars
Online Check-In Only
All of our Merley lodges feature online check-in
Great Days Out
Have fun exploring Dorset and surrounding areas
Hot tub retreats
Self-catering hot tub accommodation available

What our guests have to say

Sad to say goodbye

We have just come back from a lovely woodland lodge holiday, the staff on site where very pleasant and helpful. Merley court was the perfect site for us and we will definitely be back.

Sue W – Sep 2022 Tripadvisor 50
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Great Staff!

I would like to take the opportunity to praise both the site warden and the lady on reception. Both were friendly, engaging, helpful and do a fantastic job. They also keep the site and reception looking immaculate.

Ian Gearing – Aug 2022 10 Out Of 10
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Spotlessly Clean

The lodge was perfect for what we wanted, it was spotlessly clean including the hot tub which was checked daily, had a lovely welcome basket on arrival which was a lovely touch, the staff on site where very pleasant and helpful.

Susan Ward – Aug 2022 Google
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Ideal Spot To Explore Dorset

Peaceful, relaxing, comfortable and an ideal spot from which to explore Dorset.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I check in at Merley Court?

Check-in less and holiday more. We no longer operate a reception at Merley Court Holiday Park. All our wonderful accommodation features online check-in with your keys waiting for you securely upon arrival. Here's what you can expect:

  • Shortly before your holiday starts you will receive our pre-arrival email, where you can register all your details and begin the online check-in process.
  • On the day of your arrival, we’ll send you a text (and an email) when your holiday home is ready and to let you know your accommodation number, as well as details of how to find your accommodation on park.
  • Simply head to our woodland lodges, approach the barrier and use the button to call our team, who will let you in. Your accommodations keys will be waiting for you in our secure key box. Attached to the keys will be a barrier fob, so that you can come and go as you please during your stay.
  • Please do not head to your accommodation until you have received your text confirming that it is all ready for you. Once you have settled in, you will be prompted to check-in via our online portal.
  • In the unlikely event of experiencing any difficulties or something’s not quite right, our onsite Warden is on hand throughout your stay.
Is there wifi? What is the phone reception like?

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available around the parks and inside your accommodation at Swanage Coastal Park, Oakdene Forest Park*, Shorefield Country Park (including Downton Holiday Park), Merley Court Holiday Park and Forest Edge Holiday Park. Complimentary Wi-Fi is also available throughout the main facility buildings across these parks.

There is limited Wi-Fi at Lytton Lawn.

Please be aware that the Wi-Fi service is suitable for light browsing and checking emails, but during peak times may be limited. Streaming/gaming/video conferencing is not guaranteed.

Unfortunately, mobile phone reception and network is dependent on your mobile phone provider and therefore is out of our control. Mobile phone reception in the New Forest area can sometimes be patchy on some networks but is generally improving over time. There is usually no problem at Swanage Coastal Park or Merley Court Holiday Park.

Are your holiday parks pet friendly?

Yes, all our parks are pet friendly and welcome well behaved pets in designated pet-friendly accommodation. Just add your pet(s) to your booking when you search. We do request that dogs are kept on a lead at all times whilst on the park.

Are prices per person or per holiday?

Prices are for the holiday, for the full duration of your stay, but there is a limit (sleeps x) to how many people can stay in each type of accommodation. Please only take into account all people over the age of two when calculating accommodation berths.

If your holiday is more than 4 weeks away you only need to pay a deposit, which is clearly displayed in the bookings process.

Are your holiday homes close together?

Our holiday homes are no closer than 5 metres to each other, meaning there is plenty of open space between you and your neighbour.

Our treehouses are set within a secluded gated area of our Milford on Sea park, exclusive to treehouse guests, meaning you'll feel a million miles away.

What are your check-in and check-out times for self-catering accommodation?

Check-in will vary depending on the accommodation you have booked.

  • All our Signature lodges, Treehouses, Lavender House, Wisteria House and Honeysuckle Cottage have check-in from 2pm
  • All other lodges (Select, Select +, Superior and Superior +) plus The Burrow, Tudor Rose House and Sublime Hot Tub Caravans have check-in from 3pm
  • All remaining accommodation (Forest, Supreme, Serene, Sensation, Seaside and Statement Caravans) have check-in from 4pm

Check-out is by 10am on the day of departure. Note: Sunday departures for two night breaks are by 7pm.

You are welcome to arrive earlier and make use of any of the parks facilities, but please do not head to your accommodation until you have received your text confirming that it is all ready for you.

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