About Us

The Silent Woman Parks was started by Dennis and Peggy Stainer when they took over the Silent Woman Inn Nr Wareham in 1957.

At that time, the area behind the Inn was used by 4 caravans serviced by a standpipe for water and little else. Dennis planned to increase the number of homes to 10 and thereby pay for the rent on the pub and land. The rent was 10 shillings a week (50p in today’s money) for the pub and land surrounding it. Many locals still fondly remember Dennis and Peggy - they proved to be a very popular couple in the pub world.

Fast forward to today, and the Park, provided with full utility services in the early 1960s, has grown into the footprint you see in the aerial photograph. Now licensed for 50+ homes, there are currently 35+ homes in the park with plenty of room for expansion without losing the “woodland feel” of the location.

Dennis and Peggy passed away in the 1990s, leaving Vicky and Ian to take over the reins. They have gradually replaced some of the older homes in the park and, in 2005, added the park near Tavistock to complement Wareham.

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Coldharbour, Wareham. BH20 7PE.

Situated on the edge of Wareham Forest and tucked behind a popular country inn, our park has access to miles of walking, cycling and horse riding! If that is not enough, the Isle of Purbeck and the Jurassic Coast are a short drive away.

Set in its own woodland setting and surrounded by fields on three sides, the park provides a quiet location with the security of a community lifestyle. The market town of Wareham, a picturesque and ancient Saxon walled town on the banks of the River Frome is 2 miles away with the nearest shops, mainline train station to London Waterloo and bus links to Swanage and Poole just 1 ½  miles away.

Moorshop, Tavistock. PL19 9LQ.

Our Park at Moorshop, some two miles from Tavistock, is tucked into the side of Cox Tor and inside the National Park boundary. A short walk finds you on the expanse of Dartmoor and all its glory.

Originally part of a holiday complex it is now a community in its own entity with only a shared access to alert you to the existence of your neighbours. The park is set back from the road with fields and sheep, an indication that you have a farm nearby.

Tavistock's attractive and busy market town is set on the western edge of the Dartmoor National Park and provides numerous leisure amenities, including a theatre and swimming pool. A regular bus service stopping at the Park entrance gives onward links to Cornwall and the cities of Plymouth and Exeter with their mainline train services from Penzance to Edinburgh!