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Old Bidlake Farm, West Dorset

Hassle-free camping in traditional bell tents set on a farm, just three miles away from the dramatic Jurassic Coast

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Sleeps: 2 adults, or 2 adults & 3 children per tent

Tariff: From £210 for 3 night weekend; or £320 per week in low season

Note: Open April - September

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Hassle-free camping at Old Bidlake Farm in Dorset gives you the back to nature experience of real camping but takes away all the hard work normally associated with such an escape.

Four traditional canvas bell tents, sit sheltered by hedges and wildflowers in a one acre section of pasture field, in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just three miles away from the dramatic Jurassic Coast.

The bell tents are 5 metres in diameter providing generous accommodation for up to a family of five.

It is possible to hire the entire site for exclusive use at a special rate, which it makes it an ideal location for a group of families wanting to holiday together.

Far away from any roads, children are free to run wild, ride bikes or go pony trekking at the riding stables next door, whilst you sit back and unwind.

Don’t worry that the price to pay for this rural idyll will be a scarcity of culture and activity. We are two miles from the vibrant market town of Bridport, a hub for art, music and food lovers and just a ten minute drive to the charming non-commercial pebble beach at Eype’s Mouth.

Elegant Lyme Regis with its famous 13th Century Cobb Harbour, the fossil centre at Charmouth Beach, the Swannery at Abbotsbury or fishing trips at West Bay are all within easy reach.

Weymouth, the venue for the 2012 Olympic Sailing Events is twenty miles away.

There are many opportunities to enjoy fantastic food in the area, from buying local produce at the markets and prizewinning farm shops, to dining out at restaurants with national acclaim, such as The Riverside in West Bay, The Hive Beach Cafe at Burton Bradstock and Mark Hix’s Oyster and Fish House in Lyme Regis.

This is also ‘River Cottage’ territory and we are an ideal base if you are attending a course at the River Cottage HQ.

Features include:

  • 4 bells tents (1/4 acre pitch per tent)
  • Double and single futon beds
  • Picnic table
  • Charcoal and woodburning rocket stove (for outdoor use only)
  • Coolbox
  • All cooking equipment, crockery, cutlery, glasses
  • Two lanterns
  • Storage boxes and picnic baskets
  • Water carrier
  • Shared facilities include:
    • Wooden WC & wash huts on the camping field
    • Toilet and shower block
    • Communal camp kitchen
    • Smallholding produce to buy
    • Riding stables next door at Bidlake Farm

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