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Dorset Caravan Storage Facility

Should I use caravan sites with storage or a caravan storage facility?

Like many caravan and motorhome owners, during the spring and summer months, caravans are used more often for quick weekend breaks and longer touring holidays. However, as the shorter days and colder months draw in, caravan trips become much less frequent and many owners will be looking for a more long term storage option. Some opt for a caravan site with storage, whilst others will look for a specialist caravan storage facility.

With space at home being valuable, and insurance prices on the rise for owners keeping their caravan or motorhome at home, in this article we’ve outlined the pros and cons of different storage solutions to help make your decision easier. 

Which option is more safe & secure?

You will likely find that due to caravan sites not specialising in the storage of caravans, this is going to be a sideline for them. This isn’t necessarily always a negative thing, but if you are leaving your caravan with them for a long period of time, you will want to ensure that security precautions are taken all year round. 

As a minimum, any motorhome or caravan storage facility should have the following in place, all of which Hogleaze Storage do: 

  • 24/7 security cameras 
  • Regular staff inspections 
  • CaSSOA Gold Award
  • 24/7 access
  • Alarm system 

In many cases, you may also notice that caravan sites with storage will only provide outdoor storage options, with little or no undercover plots. Indoor caravan storage options will protect your caravan from the elements, and increase the security of it too. 

In addition, you should also consider the location as a factor in the security of your caravan, if you are leaving your caravan at a busy site, this may be more prone to attracting thieves or vandalism. Our storage facility is based in a rural location off the A35 near Dorchester, allowing great access from the main routes into Devon, Somerset and the west country. 

Will your chosen storage option provide the facilities you need?

In addition to keeping your caravan safe and secure, many specialist motorhome & caravan storage facilities, such as Hogleaze Storage will also provide you with additional facilities within your fee, such as: 

  • Pressure washer
  • Airline
  • Gas storage
  • Greywater emptying point

These extra facilities are important to consider when choosing your storage option, as when you come to pick up your caravan for your next trip, you will want to be sure that you have everything you need to get straight back on the road, making it a stress-free experience for you and your family.

Check their awards and accreditations

Any caravan site with some extra land could label themselves as a caravan storage facility, however, it’s the awards and accreditations that should provide you with trust in their facility. 

Take a look at their website to see if you can spot the CaSSOA approved logo before making any booking. 

Don’t forget, accredited sites will be tiered at 3 levels, with bronze being entry-level and security not being a priority. 

Hogleaze Storage has been awarded the gold award by CaSSOA, which means we have met the highest standard of security for caravan storage available.

You can learn more about CaSSOA here

Let’s talk about costs…

For many caravan owners, the cost will play a big part in the decision process to choosing a storage option. When weighing up the costs, you will also want to take into consideration the following: 

  • Length of agreement – does the site only offer long term storage?
  • Access to your caravan – can you come and go as you please?
  • Security – as mentioned above, does it have all the security features in place that will give you peace of mind? 

Taking all of this into account, caravan sites with storage in Dorset generally work out at between £15 and £25 per week depending on the site you choose, whilst storage with Hogleaze starts from £57 per month

Ready to book your caravan storage with Hogleaze Storage?

From the ease of access, using your own personal key fob to our CaSSOA gold accredited site, and with over 250 plots available to store your caravan, we hope this article has given you an insight into choosing the storage that’s right for you. 

In addition to all those benefits, our facility also offers: 

  • Number plate recognition 
  • Earth banks and locked barrier entrances
  • Pick up and drop off service from local pitches

If you would like a free quote, get in touch with our team by calling our Dorchester caravan storage facility on 01305 889777 or send us an email via our contact form here.  

Excellent Security and Beautiful Views

I very much appreciate the security (and, by the way, the beautiful

scenery) surrounding Hogleaze.

Claire Gross Dorchester Self Storage
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Hogleaze provides excellent facilities and service

We are emailing you to inform you that we have sold our motorhome and will no longer require the pitch. Should we buy another van, we will of course come back if you have availability.

You provide excellent facilities and service.

Ken and Cordie Tett Dorchester caravan Vehicle Storage
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Really impressed with the service & customer-focused attention

I was really impressed with the service and customer-focused attention I received dealing with you both. Prompt replies to my enquiries and professional standards throughout mean that my first thoughts on needing storage will be towards Hogleaze. Also, as I mentioned when meeting you, my work involves motor homes, camper vans and the occasional ‘shed’ and I have and will continue to recommend you. I took several of your cards for this purpose!

Unfortunately, our house move failed as the buyers pulled out on Christmas Eve (nice) so I’ve put my MX5 back in our double garage but I was happy knowing it was safe and snug at yours!

Guy Henville Dorchester Self Storage
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Fantastic value, easy and secure.

Fantastic value, easy and secure. Would not hesitate to use again if needed.

Alex Davies Weymouth Self Storage
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Having stored motorhomes at Hogleaze over a number of years…

Having stored motorhomes at Hogleaze over a number of years I have seen great improvements made to the facilities. It is a really good storage area offering very secure facilities for whatever your storage needs.
Jan Hankin Dorchester Self Storage
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My second time of using Hogleaze for storage.

My second time of using Hogleaze for storage. Friendly, accommodating and efficient. Easy access and secure. Everything you need. Thank you.

Richard Allen Dorchester Self Storage
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Very pleased with Hogleaze Storage. 

Very pleased with Hogleaze Storage. Clean, bright and modern storage with easy access at any time. Trolleys provided for moving your items. Very reasonable costs.
Bronwen James Dorchester Self Storage
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Found the facility to be safe and secure

I used Hogleaze Storage for many years and found the facility to be safe and secure. My belongings stayed dry; the ambient temperature seemed just right and there was no dampness. Wooden furniture; cardboard boxes and books all survived intact. The staff are also helpful and friendly. I recommend this facility.
Peter Lewis Dorchester Self Storage
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Thank you for your excellent service as I made use of your storage unit 215.

Thank you for your excellent service as I made use of your storage unit 215.

Having never used self storage before your help was much appreciated. I would certainly use your facility again when there is a need. I would also recommend your company to others.

Bob Malone Dorchester Self Storage
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Excellent facilities.

Excellent facilities. Gave us exactly what we were looking for.

Peter Bachrach Dorchester Self Storage
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Very secure.

We used Hogleaze Storage for nearly 1 year excellent faculties and all storage units very secure and high standard. Staff always friendly and happy to help. Would highly recommend them!

Claire Beaumont Self Storage
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Absolutely brilliant service from Hogleaze Storage.

Absolutely brilliant service from Hogleaze Storage. Really good rates, clean and light building with easy access. Can’t rate them highly enough. Thanks Hogleaze Storage!

‎Rob Hodgkinson‎ Self Storage
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I really like the facility and I am very impressed with the setup you have.

It was lovely to meet you last Friday and finally get the Caravan in to secure storage. I really like the facility and I am very impressed with the setup you have. I received your welcome letter yesterday and have set up the standing order for the 1st July and then to continue at the begin of each month thereafter.

Thank you once again.

Kirston Dorchester caravan Vehicle Storage
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I would recommend Hogleaze Storage to anyone thinking of storing their possessions

It has been a most enjoyable experience entrusting Hogleaze Storage Ltd with my furniture, household and personal possessions, since August 2012.

It was good to meet Shelley, her helpful and friendly demeanor, nothing was too much – she even brought along bolt cutters in case I could not open the padlock on the shutter doors. She was happy to show Gentleman Removals and myself the way.

The service has been excellent throughout the seven years, with up-to-date monthly invoices and security information – thoughtful and caring – all my possessions including the ones I did not know I had stored in the unit, were intact and working.

I would recommend Hogleaze Storage Ltd to anyone thinking of storing their household, office and personal possessions, whether short or long-term. The location is worth a visit on its own, the site is safe and secure, clean and accessible 24/7.

Simon Dorchester Self Storage
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The storage facilities are amazing!

Mr Evans caravan Vehicle Storage
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Using Hogleaze again

We are very pleased with the service and will be using Hogleaze again at some point!

Mr Stein Self Storage
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I have been delighted with the facilities provided and I’m sure I’ll be using Hogleaze again!

Mr Walsh Self Storage
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Excellent storage facilities

Hogleaze has excellent storage facilities which are also impressive both from a security and cleanliness point of view

Ms Maskall caravan Vehicle Storage
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A great experience

I have had a great experience with Hogleaze’s storage services and would recommend to anyone

Mr Huxford Self Storage
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A pleasure

It’s been a pleasure using your great facilities

Mr Beaumont Self Storage
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Recommended secure storage

I would recommend you to any people looking for secure strorage

Mr Graff Self Storage
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Thank you

I would like to thank you for the good service we have received whilst storing our caravan with you

Mr Bosley caravan Vehicle Storage
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Enjoyed the services

We have enjoyed the services at your storage facility and will hopefully be returning to you again in the future

Mr and Mrs Marsden Self Storage
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Find Us


Hogleaze Storage
Town Hill Farm
Town Hill
Winterbourne Abbas

phone 01305 889777


Hogleaze Self Storage
12 Cambridge Road
Granby Industrial Estate

phone 01305 830000

Areas we cover

  • Dorchester
  • Bridport
  • Weymouth
  • Bridport