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Thorncombe Farm, Dorchester

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We are now affiliated with the Freedom Camping Club and continue to offer 5 grass pitches for visiting tents, caravans, campers, motor homes and trailer tents. The remainder of the campsite is given over to 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 now furnished. 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 actual BBQs and any other broken, wet damaged or unwanted camping equipment and will not accept it; we ask you take this home. We also do not accept empty gas canisters at all, please take them home as well.

No empty gas canisters under any circumstances.
Firepits brought in by customers must sit a minimum of 300mm off the ground as the damage to grass is severe due to the heat given. low level patio style firepits not accepted.

Grass Pitch - 20 per night (2 adults, 2 children (3-16) plus 1 car)Max pitch size 6m x 5 inc ropes and pegs and car . Larger pitch fee per night
Pup Tent with booking 12 per night 5 per night.When booked with a standard or Large Pitch.
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 - 5 per day
Gazebo - 5 per day
Additonal Car - 3 per day
Dogs 2 Max per pitch 2 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 2018
Per night . max 4 persons , 2 cars , second car not on campsite.

Additional Tents at Grass pitch price.

From 80 per night.

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, quad biking , clay pigeon shooting and windsurfing 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
Chemical toilet disposal point Chemical toilet disposal point
Local taxi's Local taxi's
Local shops Local shops
Nearby beach Near to beach
Nearby swimming pool Near to swimming pool
Nearby sporting facilities Near to sports facilities
Local pubs Local pub
Contact : Felix and Vanessa Hughes
01305260574 or 07730942627

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3/5 3/5
The campsite was empty when I was there except for one caravan at the entrance. On arrival I couldn't find anyone though a white van arrived whilst I was searching. I didn't see any welcome instructions and I wasn't quite sure if I was at the correct place. When the van pulled in a man driving it told me to go and pitch my tent in the far corner of the camping field. A lady then got out of the passenger seat and greeted me by name so then I felt reassured I was at the correct place. I asked if I could camp nearer the toilet / wash block as the site was empty and it was agreed. Overall I felt the amenities were average.

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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