South Dorset Storage is based at Manor Farm, East Stoke, Wareham, Dorset, situated just 20 minutes from Bournemouth, Poole, Weymouth, Swanage or Dorchester, and only 10 minutes from Lulworth Cove.

The store is owned and run by Malcolm and Karen Barnes. We provide undercover storage in large, dry, ex. agricultural buildings with plenty of air flowing through them. Some outdoor storage is available in the same compound, at a reduced storage rate. All caravans, boats or motor-homes are stored on 'hard standings', the majority are stored on concrete.

We live on site, right next door to the store, and the farm is still a "working farm", therefore, we are on site most of the time. All of the gates around the store are locked by heavy-duty padlocks and chains. THE MAJORITY OF THE STORAGE AREA IS ALARMED + CCTV (installed 2005). For SECURITY REASONS none of our customers have keys, and so whenever you need your boat or caravan, we will get it out for you and return it to the store again when you have finished using it. Because of this, we ask wherever possible for 48 hours notice to remove your goods from the store, HOWEVER, I will always do my best to move your boat, caravan or motor-home out of the store, even at short notice if required.

South Dorset Storage is insured against negligent damage to goods in its custody or control, subject to the overall common law responsibility of the owner of those goods. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND ALL OWNERS INSURE THEIR OWN GOODS.

The store is easily accessible and we are open most of the year. You can store for as long or short a period as you need, BUT the longer you store i.e. 6 months (26 weeks) you will be charged at our cheapest rate (see rates). The cost of storage all depends on the OVERALL SHIPPING LENGTH (including drawbar) or your goods/vehicle. There is no difference in the summer and winter storage price, and for those customers storing all year, you will receive an invoice twice a year, on the 1st April and the 1st October.
If you want to store for less than 6 months i.e. 'short-term storage', no problem, but the charge per week is more expensive.

At the end of the Winter storage period your caravan or motor-home will receive a FREE WASH-DOWN, so it is nice and clean for your collection. If you would like your caravan or motor home to be serviced, we can put you in touch with a fully trained engineer, who will service your vehicle 'in store'. We also offer to check your tyre pressures, and can charge any flat batteries. My sister runs a small quiet caravan site, "Manor Farm Caravan Park" situated next to the store. Any customers wishing to stay on her site are offered 1 FREE MOVEMENT ON AND OFF THE SITE PER YEAR.

With the cost of fuel constantly rising and roads becoming more and more congested, by storing your caravan, boat or motor-home at SOUTH DORSET STORAGE we will provide you with an ideal, all year round base to travel around Dorset and surrounding counties without the HIGH COST of a permanent Summer pitch or mooring. We also offer a flexible collection & delivery service to suit your requirements, delivering your Boat or Caravan to the destination of your choice.

Our aim is to provide a secure store for your goods, and for YOU the customer a friendly and personal service, ensuring you of our full attention at all times.


For more information contact Malcolm or Karen Barnes
Manor Farm, East Stoke,
Wareham, Dorset. BH20 6AW

TEL/FAX 01929 462462
Mobile: 07836 369969