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Thorncombe Farm, Dorchester

Caravans acceptedTents acceptedMotor homes acceptedTrailer tentsacceptedBell TentsOther - See description x45
1st March - 31st Oct
From £14

Higher Bockhampton

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We are now affiliated with the Freedom Camping Club and continue to offer 5 grass hook ups for visiting caravans, campers, motor homes and trailer tents. The remainder of the campsite is given over to campers and our own bell tents complete with tented dining area. You can book via the Freedom Camping Club website just click on the name.
Showers are on a pre-paid card system; please see staff to purchase cards.
We allow fires and Barbecues. All we ask is the barbecue or fire pit is off the ground and does not burn the grass of the campsite. We do have some fire pits for hire on a first come first serve basis. There is a limited supply of firewood available but due to the scarcity of wood we cannot guarantee we will have bagged wood for sale. A fire pit rental would be 5 for the duration of your stay.
The site has 4 bell tents each with a separate dining area complete with seating and table, they are unfurnished. For those that want to take the hassle out of camping on arrival or departure, less baggage in the vehicle or for those that want to try camping under canvas for the first time.

Waste Policy. We will provide facilities for recycling clean glass, paper, cardboard, metal cans and plastic bottles/containers. We do not have facilities for disposing of BBQs and any camping equipment and will not accept it; we ask you take this home.

No gas canisters under any circumstances.

Grass Pitch - 14 per night (2 adults, 2 children (3-16) plus 1 car)
Grass Pitch Hook up - 17 per night (2 adults, 2 children (3-16) plus 1 car)
Additional Adult in Tent/Caravan/Campervan/ Trailer Tent or Motor Home 2 per night.
Additional Child in Family Tent/Caravan/Campervan/ Trailer Tent or Motor Home 1 per night.
Awning - 1 per day
Gazebo - 1 per day
Additonal Car - 3 per day
Small Adult Tent (One Adult only- Cyclist or Walker without car) 12 per night

Minimum 2 night bookings on Bank Holiday weekends.

Dogs allowed . Max 2. Under control or on lead at all times, remember there are other guests who may not like your dog. Clear up all mess and no exercise area on the campsite or farm due to our livestock, local woods less than 5 minutes.

Bell Tents 2017
Per night . max 6 persons , 2 cars , second car not on campsite.
Additional Tents at Grass pitch price.

1st April 30th June 2017 - 40
1st July 30 September - 50
1st October 30th October - 30
Minimum 2 night bookings on Bank Holiday weekends.

Things to do

Next to the farm are the open woods of Thorncombe and Puddletown with miles of trails for walking , cycling and riding.

The county town of Dorchester is 2miles away with the museums , restaurants , shops, cafes to enjoy.

Weymouth and the Jurassic Coast is a short drive from the farm with a long sandy beach at Weymouth, marina and harbour , the Castle at Portland and the famous Chesil beach stetching for some 18 miles West towards Lyme Regis.

Fishing , sailing , golf are all available locally.

Bovington Tank Museum.
Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre.
Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door.
Maiden Castle
Abbotsbury Gardens and the Swannery

Places to eat.

Yalbury Cottage Restaurant- Bockhampton
Pine Lodge Farm - Bockhampton
The Wise Man Public House - West Stafford
The Blue Vinny Public House - Puddletown

Toilets Toilets
Showers Showers
Electric hook up Electric hook ups
Chemical toilet disposal point Chemical toilet disposal point
Local taxi's Local taxi's
Local shops Local shops
Nearby sporting facilities Near to sports facilities
Local pubs Local pub
Contact : Felix and Vanessa Hughes
01305260574 or 07730942627

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4 Feedback score 4.3/5 : 3 Reviews     


4/5 4/5
Great couple of nights stay. Clean toilet/shower facilities. Bell tent very spacious with own Covered picnic dining area. Very helpful and friendly owner.

4/5 4/5
Great location to access Thomas Hardy's birthplace and walk the Dorset countryside. A quiet, clean Campsite. I'd be happy to recommend to other campers.

5/5 5/5
lovely location, easy access - level site with great facilities. Family run by really nice people and great to see the farm working and animals. Fresh eggs and local meat available. Very happy and enjoyed our stay.

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