A DORSET campsite was in the top 10 best-selling campsites in the whole of the UK for 2020, a holiday booking company has revealed – as Dorset saw more than a 50 per cent increase in bookings last year.
Osmington Mills Corner Campsite was ranked as the ninth best-selling campsite in the UK for 2020 on online campsite and holiday booking company pitchup.com
The booking company has also revealed Dorset saw a 59 per cent increase in outdoor holidays booked through the platform in 2020, making it the third most popular UK county behind Devon as second and Cornwall as first.
Osmington Mills Corner Campsite was booked more than 1,250 times on the site last year, despite lockdown restrictions meaning campsites could not reopen until July 4.
The campsite, on the outskirts of Weymouth, is a family-run business, and its owners said they are ‘thrilled’ to have been recognised as a popular destination for campers as they gear up for a busy summer season.
Ross, owner of Osmington Mills Corner Campsite, said: “It is wonderful to be pitchup.com’s best-selling site in Dorset and in its UK top ten for 2002.
“We are absolutely thrilled – we see it as a real testament to the care we take both of the site and our guests.
“We have always been proud of the campsite and, thanks to the service we provide as well as its fantastic location, we have plenty of guests that return to us each camping season.
“With pitchup.com, we’ve not only been able to raise the profile of Osmington Mills Corner Campsite, but also maximise staycation bookings and grow the business further.
“With summer now approaching and plenty of families looking for staycations for the holidays, we cannot wait to welcome campers, new and returning, to the site this season.”
Dan Yates, founder of pitchup.com, said: “Osmington Mills Corner Campsite is a fantastic example of the popular, family-run campsites available across the UK that are not only within easy reach of the great British coast, but also set in picturesque locations.
“Being a family-friendly, well-maintained site that offers spacious pitches, all the necessary facilities and plenty to do in the surrounding area, it is easy to see why so many guests return year after year.”
For more information about the campsite, visit www.osmingtoncampsite.co.uk/ or go to the pitchup.com website.