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A warm welcome awaits you at our small family run farm, perfect for a romantic retreat or family holiday, Mountain Cottage offers an idyllic location set in 50 acres of pasture land adjacent to a beautiful woodland where you can spot creatures such as Badgers and Nightjars!
Within a few minutes walk you can explore the Castleman Trailway, stroll along this old railway to Wimborne and the river Stour and even Poole and the sea!
From the tranquillity of your Yurt or Tipi you can also indulge in a holistic treatment performed by Anna Petrarca, why not de-stress from everyday life and enjoy one or more of her numerous therapies.
Come and experience Dorset’s countryside, relax, unwind and enjoy the sound of the dawn chorus and the clear stary skies from your very own Mongolian style Yurt.
Our yurts are also available for hire, a possibility for your next festival, party or Wedding!
Nearby attractions and activities
Abbotsbury, Dorset DT3 4JG
Abbotsbury offers a great day out only 40 minutes from Poole for young families. The world famous Swannery is a unique place where you can help feed up to 600 swans at 12 and 4pm each day.The giant swan maze, audio visual show, and the hatching in May June are not to be missed.Whilst at Abbotsbury you should also visit The Subtropical Gardens and the Children's Farm.
Furzebrook, Wareham BH20 5AR
This unique beauty spot is set in the midst of the Purbeck Hills. Sandy paths lead up to views of the hills or down steps to the waters edge.This magical pool is an escape from the world outside.The Tea House serves morning coffee, delicious lunches and cream teas.Gift Shop, Children's play area, Squirrel hunt.Dogs on leads welcome.
Grounds open daily Mar-November.
Teahouse and Giftshop open from Easter-October.
Brownsea Island - National Trust
Via Ferry from Poole Quay BH15 1HJ
Brownsea Island is situated in Europe's largest natural harbour and has been owned by the National Trust since 1962.In 2012 the National Trust celebrates the 50th anniversary of owning Brownsea Island. Take a short boat trip from Poole Quay or Sandbanks to discover and island rich in history and wildlife.Enjoy peace and tranquility, breathtaking coastal views, walks and family trails. Famous for being the birthplace of the Scouting and Guiding movement, which celebrated its Cenentary in 2007. The Baden Powell Outdoor Education Centre on the island is open to youth and educational groups.
Home to BBC's Autumnwatch in 2008 and described by presenter, Bill Oddie as "the best place for seeing wildlife in Dorset". Look out for Sika deer, wading birds and the elusive red squirrel.
Discover the rich variety of habitats - woodland, Heathland, wetland and shoreline.
Offering many special events throughout the year including the popular Open Air Theatre, activity weekends and guided walks, see website for further details. Boat Service from Poole Quay and Sandbanks Jetty, boat trips from Bournemouth Pier. The Island is open daily to the public from 24th March - 4th November 2012.
Winter weekend openings 11th Feb - 18th March - National Trust Boat from Sandbanks only.
Please note non National Trust Members have to pay admission fee.
The Square, Corfe Castle BH20 5EZ
A favourite haunt for adults and children alike, you can’t fail to be captivated by these romantic castle ruins with breathtaking views.
In the village square, our shop offers a range of products from pocket money treats to luxury locally made gifts. Indulge in a homemade Dorset cream tea in our delightful eighteenth century tea rooms. Enjoy the summer garden with unrivalled castle views or the glowing open log fire in winter.
Offering many special events throughout the year including open air theatre and cinema, living history, and family activities, see website for further details.
1 Mar - 31 Mar 10am - 5pm
1 Apr - 30 Sept 10am - 6pm
1 Oct - 31 Oct 10am - 5pm
1 Nov - 28 Feb 10am - 4pm
Please note non National Trust Members have to pay admission fee.
See website for full details and forthcoming events.
Farmer Palmers Farm Park, Wareham Road, Organford BH16 6EU
Farmer Palmers, Organford - 4 miles from Poole, just off the A35 at Organford.
Go Ape! High Wire Forest Adventure
Moors Valley Country Park, Ashley Heath BH24 2ET
0845 643 9274
Bring out your inner Ape! Think you, your friends and family can handle 3 hours of tree top adventure taking on zip wires, Tarzan swings, rope ladders and a variety of high-wire crossings?
Wild enough to climb 30ft up a rope ladder, zip wire through trees, tackle tunnels and high wire rope bridges?
If the answer's yes, you're ready to Go Ape!
Min Age 10 yrs. Min Height 1.4m.No younger, no shorter! Pre-booking essential. Under 18's must be accompanied by a participating adult.
Check website for full details.
Try a corporate day with a real swing - motivate the team, reward your staff. Go Ape! as a team
Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre
Nr Wool, Wareham BH20 6HH
01929 462537/ Free Info Line 0800 456600
The internationally acclaimed ape rescue centre, set within 65 acres of beautiful woodland, and
home to over 240 primates of 16 different species.
Now a sanctuary for monkeys and apes from all over the world - Monkey World is the largest ape and monkey rescue centre in the World!
Combining fun with conservation and animal education.
'Monkey around' in the south's largest Great Ape Play Area for children.
Just minutes off the A31, Monkey World includes a woodland walk, half-hourly keeper talks, cafes, a gift shop and several picnic and play areas.
Check website for opening times and events.
(Situated one mile north of Wool on the Bere Regis Road)
Station House, Swanage BH19 1HB
Look out for the special days, or treat yourself to an evening meal out with a difference - visit the website for latest information.
Always dreamed of being a train driver - give it a try on their unique driver days .
For details ring the reservations office on 01929 425207.
Upton Country Park
Poole BH17 7BJ
Upton Country Park in Poole has over 100 acres of award-winning gardens, open parkland, woodland and shoreline – together with its centre piece, Upton House, a Grade II listed Georgian mansion. Free Parking, Tea Rooms, Art Gallery, Outdoor Events, Free Access to Grounds & Garden Tours by arrangement.
The Park is open seven days a week from 7am-7pm (winter timetable)
How to Find Us: By Car : 3 miles north-west of Poole town centre (signposted from the A3049 and A35). Free Parking for 250 cars.
By Bus : Wilts & Dorset 128 to the Park’s car park
By Bike/On Foot : Cycleway routes from Broadstone, Hamworthy & Poole town centre.
Tower Park Leisure Complex
Yarrow Road, Poole BH12 4NY
Tower Park in Poole is the south coast's largest entertainment centre, offering activities for all the family all year round. Just three miles from the centre of Poole & five miles from Bournemouth. Parking is FREE!
Attractions near Mountain Cottage Yurts
- Kingston Lacy House and Gardens (2.4 miles)
- Brownsea Island (7.1 miles)
- The Bournemouth Balloon (8.4 miles)
- White Mill (2.1 miles)
- Kingston Lacy (2.3 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Activities near Mountain Cottage Yurts
Pamphill - Eye Bridge - Lambs Green - Wimborne (2.3 miles) Walking
Poole Harbour Rockley Sands (2.4 miles) Beach - Excellent Water Quality Beaches
Canford Heath (2.9 miles) Walking
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Tents for hire
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Mountain biking nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
Tipis, yurts, or wigwams
Ordnance Survey maps (GB and Northern Ireland only) are available at lower levels via the drop-down menu.
- Coach stations
Poole: Dolphin Centre Bus Station — 4.9mi
Parkstone: Ashley Road Coach Stop — 5.6mi
Branksome: Poole Rd Coach Stop — 6.3mi
- Train stations
Hamworthy Rail Station — 3.7mi
Poole Rail Station — 4.8mi
Holton Heath Rail Station — 4.9mi
- Ferry ports
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 5.2mi
Poole Ferry Terminal — 5.2mi
Brownsea Island Ferry Landing — 7.2mi
Bournemouth International Airport — 9.2mi
London - 1h 33mins (from M25 J12)
Bournemouth - 25 mins
Southampton - 49mins
Brighton - 2h 7mins
Bristol - 1h 38mins
Birmingham - 2h 58mins
Poole Station is 7 miles
Bournemouth Station is 13.4 miles
The Castleman Trailway runs from Ashley Heath (Nr Ringwood) to Upton (Nr Poole) and passes near to mountain Cottage Yurts
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