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Hobby Farm Camping

General

  • Dog-friendly, adults-only couples’ country retreat with a fishing pond
  • 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

Whatever pastime you're into, Hobby Farm in Marshwood Vale’s got you covered.

Like a bit of walking? Set in the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this site’s got that in spades. Want to go fishing? A pond in the grounds ensures you can have a go at reeling in a couple of edible creatures. 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 dinosaur bone hunting) 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, 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 for alfresco cooking on hol as 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

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

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

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

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

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).

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.


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9.6

Overall rating based on 63 reviews

 

98% would recommend this site to a friend.

98% would stay here again.

  92% described as Peaceful ?

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Excellent location.20/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

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    The Hut is clean, cosy and comfortable. The toilets are well maintained. Lovely location and quiet. Good place as a base to explore Dorset. Fish pond is a bunos. Highly recommended if you want to relax and unwind. Best place specially if you have fur babies too.

    Can't wait to go back again!

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Liked, in fact loved everything about this site.23/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChristine M.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    Liked, in fact loved everything about this site.

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Anonymous user

Perfect stay- excellent clean facilities great host. Lovely location.21/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    Everything

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    Nothing

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Very nice, quiet and relaxing camp site. All camper’s who …20/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTina T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Very nice, quiet and relaxing camp site. All camper’s who brought their dogs were well behaved. It was nice to be able to go where there were no children screaming. Convenient for Lyme Regis, Weymouth, West Bay and Lulworth Cove which were all worth a visit. Great opportunities to have takeaway fish and chips, crab sandwiches and Cornish pasties.

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Great stay18/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAsh L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    Easy to find beautiful location, clean toilets

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    Nothing

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Beautiful natural & relaxed setting, Tom was super friendly & helpful14/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMeredith H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Relaxed atmosphere, beautiful setting and nice walks, plenty of space between pitches, was lovely for getting back to nature. We had car trouble and Tom couldn't have been more friendly or helpful, we would still be stranded in the field without his assistance!

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    Nothing

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Great site with a good pub nearby and a good (not short) walk to beach12/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRobert K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Fridges available to all, showers and toilets excellent, spacious campsite, nearby (good) pub within walking distance lots of wildlife, nice surroundings and you can walk down to the beach (still accessible even if national trust says not!)

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    Nothing not to like

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Great camp site. Plenty of space and very well kept. …03/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKathleen A.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    Great camp site. Plenty of space and very well kept. Toilets and showers immaculate. Would book again.

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Relaxed and peaceful03/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomcharlotte t.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    This was a very relaxed campsite. We rolled in and there are signs on the huts/sheds near the entrance which let you know to just set up where you would like and to relax. Someone came round a couple of times a day to clean and refresh the toilet and shower blocks which was a great added touch and he was very friendly making sure everyone was welcomed and asking if anyone needed anything. During this time they appear to have included extra hand sanitisers for extra protection. There was a phone charging/power socket section in a covered hut which I thought was a great touch and a fridge freezer & 2 smaller fridges.

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    There were only 2 toilets and showers and when it was a little bit busier in the site it was a case of trying to get in before others but other than that nothing.

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Anonymous user

Very chilled atmosphere. Very clean well looked after facilities and …31/08/2020

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  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    Very chilled atmosphere. Very clean well looked after facilities and a free to use fridge which we were very pleased to see!

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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

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

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar 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

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Mountain biking nearby

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Location

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

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bridport: Coach Park West Street — 4.0 miles
Seaton (Devon): Sea Front Bus Stop — 10.5 miles
Ilminster: Market Square Coach Stop — 12.1 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

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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 a 15-minute 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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  12 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:  12 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Hobby Farm? From £14 (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
A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.
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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