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Hobby Farm: View across the pitches

General

  • Dog-friendly, adults-only couples’ country retreat in rural Dorset
  • A 10-minute drive from Charmouth and 15 to Lyme Regis and West Bay
  • Walking paths to the beach from the site; pub a five-minute stroll

Whether your pastime is active or more laidback, Hobby Farm in Marshwood Vale has you covered.

Like a bit of walking? Set in the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this site’s got that in spades. Prefer relaxing? As an adults-only park with a low-key atmosphere, this pretty place is wondrously peaceful…

The site’s also a 10-minute drive to the famous fossil beach in Charmouth (for hunting dino remains) and footpaths connecting to the coast from here mean you can roam on down through the green countryside in about an hour and a quarter. If Fido fancies a break you can bring him as well: dogs are welcome at Hobby Farm.

For beaches with a bit of bustle, West Bay and Lyme Regis’ restaurants, bars and boutiques are less than a 10-minute drive away, and if guests are hankering after eats closer by a pub serving grub is about a five-minute walk up the lane. A supermarket’s less than a 15-minute drive away for supplies if you're aiming for alfresco cooking (and barbecues are allowed back on base).

If legs still have a little life left in them, Stonebarrow Hill (a 10-minute drive) has 25 miles’ worth of trails around Golden Cap. Factor in a stop uphill for vistas of Lyme Bay over to Dartmoor, then keep going to Langdon Hill-Wood via Smugglers’ Trail. Or carry yourself off towards the cliffs for the old Thorncombe Beacon and views of Bridport and Chesil Beach, one of England’s longest shingle shorelines.

Please note

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.


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Reviews

9.6

Overall rating based on 136 reviews

 

98% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

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A really beautiful peaceful spot. Very pretty setting with views …27/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomjackie g.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    A really beautiful peaceful spot. Very pretty setting with views to the lake in the field where the shepherds huts were located.
    Pitches defined well and plenty big enough. Fire pits available too.
    Showers good, with plenty of hot water. Good washing up facilities as well as fridges available to store chilled food.
    Plenty of information on the board with regards local beaches, walks etc...

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Our 3rd stay and have booked to go again!!23/05/2022

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  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Lovely peaceful campsite, great location

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    Nothing

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Excellent site, clean facilities, extremely peaceful22/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRachel D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    Originally booked for one night but decided to stay for two and so glad we did…Beautiful site, peaceful and tranquil. Really clean facilities and a fire pit on each pitch. Well planned out pitches and beautiful setting. Close to local beaches and some great walks! Really enjoyed our stay and will be back again soon! Thankyou for a great weekend.

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    Absolutely nothing!

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Left alone to chill couldn’t have found a nicer more peaceful place11/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJulie N.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    Peace and quiet

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    Nothing

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There is absolutely nothing to dislike about Hobby Farm - …05/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSharon C.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    There is absolutely nothing to dislike about Hobby Farm - it's the perfect location, tranquil and so picturesque. Spotlessly clean too

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We stayed for one night in our vw camper. The …03/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHannah S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    We stayed for one night in our vw camper. The site was beautiful, so peaceful and really good sized pitches. The facilities were immaculately clean at all times and the showers were very hot! Washing up area was great aswell :)

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    Nothing!!

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Peace and quiet, beautiful site16/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKelly W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    Peace and quiet, beautiful site

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    Nothing to dislike!

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Quite adult only site.02/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDonna S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    We liked everything about our stay.
    It was peaceful, their were horses and a pond on site. The pitches are mainly level with good spaces between each one. The shower/toilet block is a wooden building but we had plenty of hot water. There were 2 fridges and a charging point for our mobile phones. We went to the local pub called the 5 Bells where we received a warm welcome and lovely food, definitely recommend a visit. The owners of the site don't greet you, so we pitched up and read the information board in the washing up area, very helpful. Toilet rolls and cleaning equipment provided so everyone helps to keep it clean. We really enjoyed our 2 night stay.

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Excellent site with clean facilities and large level pitches01/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGurjeet R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    Toilets are in good condition, as are the showers. There is a sink to wash up and small fridges to store food. Multiple water points and benches.

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Hobby Farm is perfectly placed for exploring Dorset. We will definitel30/04/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomlisa S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    Everything - it was just beautiful!

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Camping pods

Jumbo tent pitches

Microlodges

Pre-erected tents

Shepherd's huts

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Lake and/or mountain

Luxury

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Whitchurch Canonicorum, Bridport, Dorset, England, DT6 6RJ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.7555°N 2.8466°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Coach Station — 4.0 miles
Yeovil Bus Station — 16.1 miles
South Station — 18.2 miles
Train stations
Axminster Rail Station — 7.1 miles
Crewkerne Rail Station — 8.7 miles
Maiden Newton Rail Station — 12.3 miles
Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal — 20.2 miles
Exmouth Ferry Landing — 27.1 miles
Bridgwater Ferry Terminal — 27.5 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 25.0 miles

Directions


Coming along Blunts Road from Ryall, pass Hobby Farm (the equestrian stables) and look for the next turning on the right to find the site. It's better to use the Google Maps location for Hobby Farm Holidays to find the exact spot rather than using the postcode.

If coming from the A303 and Crewkerne, after Bettiscombe, your satnav may suggest going down a bridleway to Mandeville Stoke Farm. Don't take this turning but carry straight on instead.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Book as much time as you can off work, as this area’s brimming with things to do. Quirky times can be had at Lyme Regis’ crazy golf course on the promenade, while boat trips are available from West Bay to see beaches from a watery vantage point. Meanwhile, museums like Dinosaurland Fossil (15 minutes' drive) will school you on what puts the Jurassic into the Jurassic Coast.

For country houses with a twist, former Cistercian monastery Forde Abbey is a 20-minute drive or you can journey an hour into the countryside past Yeovil for Sherborne Castle. Car enthusiasts can have a gander at the Haynes Motor Museum near this 16th-century Tudor mansion, some 50 minutes from Hobby Farm.

Back towards the coast, town times are top in Sidmouth, 40 minutes east by car, with its Regency houses, botanical gardens and donkey sanctuary. Heading in the other direction will take you to the Hardy Monument on Black Down within 35 minutes for views of the West Dorset Heritage Coast from way up high.

Must see

  • Mapperton House & Gardens (6.7 miles)
  • Abbotsbury Swannery (12.7 miles)
  • Montacute House (14.7 miles)

National Trust

  • Shute Barton (9.5 miles)
  • Loughwood Meeting House (9.6 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  1:30 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Hobby Farm cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Hobby Farm will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: £50.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Hobby Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Hobby Farm dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Hobby Farm? Book as much time as you can off work, as this area’s brimming with things to do. Quirky times can be had at Lyme Regis’ crazy golf course on the promenade, while … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Hobby Farm?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  1:30 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Hobby Farm? From £20 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 12 a.m. and 7:30 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £50.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Vehicles
Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

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