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Haddon Copse Farm: The Retreat hut from outside

General

  • Peaceful car-free site on an organic farm in the Blackmore Vale
  • Within an hour of Jurassic Coast beaches, Stonehenge and Longleat
  • Farm produce sold on site; 10 minutes from fishing and indoor pool

Hankering for the heaths, and desperate for the downs? Have a look at Haddon Copse Farm in Dorset, a small and peaceful site with views across Blackmore Vale.

Although quietly rural, this scenic site is well set: a 10-minute drive from shops, pubs and supermarkets in the small town of Sturminster Newton, and at the centre of an area of castles and ancient monuments, clifftop heaths and secluded beaches. Indoor heated pool antics and coarse fishing on the lakes are at The Victorian Barn, 10 minutes' drive away.

Haddon Copse is part of a working organic farm and the shop sells home-reared chicken, lamb and pork, as well as eggs, milk, butter and locally baked bread. You'll have your own private firepit whichever accommodation option you go for here… so there's dinner (and breakfast, and second breakfast) easily sorted...

Nor will you need to worry about cars as parking is off-site here, meaning bags of safe space for everyone to stretch out and run about, savouring the fresh air and the views over the Dorset downs. This is a seriously pretty spot to settle down in overall: even the toilets and shower are tastefully surrounded by a newly planted orchard.

Please note

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 31/12/2021.

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Bookings must not consist of more than 2 different households.

Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.

Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Minimum spacing of 10 metres between pitches.


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9.8

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Excellent value, simple serene site with excellent basic facilities20/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSimon I.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything!

    - Peace and quiet with good views
    - Well thought out pitches with firepits
    - Reasonably priced firewood on site (£7 for firewood and kindling which will last 2 nights)
    - Clean, private and spacious toilet/shower rooms
    - Clearly 'eco-focussed' (water is solar heated, recycling encouraged and bees kept on site)
    - Freezer for icepacks which was a godsend on the hottest day of the year!
    - Friendly owner :)
    - Good value; paid per-person which is ideal for a solo traveller like me :)

    Disliked: 

    Nothing! If I was being *really* nit-picky some space for charging mobile phones might be handy for some, but that doesn't bother me as I'm used to travelling with a power bank and keep it charged on my motorcycle

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bell tent, location, friendly owner,19/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent
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    bell tent, location, friendly owner,

    Disliked: 

    nothing we disliked

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Great place to get away from the world!17/08/2020

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

  • Bell tent
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  • Liked: 

    It’s a lovely site, children can run in a car free environment and the tents are lovely too! Second visit for us.

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A great site in a beautiful spot with excellent facilities.17/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent
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  • Liked: 

    Great bell tent. Lovely spacious field with amazing views. Good toilet and shower facilities. Eco friendly and well maintained.

    Disliked: 

    Details of what to do on arrival could have been clearer - very small text in an A4 page could have been more visible. Eg a big sign saying “just arrived? Read this now”

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Very peaceful, good facilities17/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPatricia H.Confirmed

  • Cabin (adults only)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Excellent facilities. Great break.

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Stunning Retreat Hut Experience with excellent facilities!02/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomVanessa d.Confirmed

  • Cabin (adults only)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    My partner and I stayed in the Retreat Hut for 2 nights. We loved everything about it from the moment we arrived at Haddon Copse Farm. The facilities were nice and clean and had enough information around the shared area (toilets and washing up facility) for any enquiries you have regarding the surrounding activities, local shops, nearby beach etc... The Retreat Hut itself was stunning! it's set amongst a lovely orchard and it had pretty much everything we needed to have a comfortable stay ( of course we brought out own food to cook! ) Our stay was made extra special as we got to enjoy the Farm's own produce which includes eggs, fresh milk, homemade bread, butter and marmalade- and these were all included in the package with The Retreat Hut. Our overall experience was great and we can't thank Tom and Mark enough for making our stay comfortable. We'll be back again for sure!

    Disliked: 

    Noisey kids from the neighbouring campsite (same campsite, just different area) - This was only one of two evenings we stayed. Tom had dropped by the following day to apologise for the noise the night before, which he didn't have to but was nice of him. He even tried to politely speak with the kids to try and minimise the noise. The parents should have really been more aware of their kids and the time noise restrictions. But hey! it's the summer holidays and it didn't ruin our stay at all!

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff.28/07/2020

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

  • Cabin (adults only)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Loved being back in nature. Friendly hosts

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The open space and amazing views20/07/2020

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

  • Bell tent
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    The open space and amazing views

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Everything, it’s our second visit here. This time with friends. …01/09/2019

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

  • Bell tent
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    Everything, it’s our second visit here. This time with friends. Clean and well equipped campsite with stunning views and lovely hosts.

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Beautiful site, everything you need, wonderful!01/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent
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    We have stayed before and came back again because we loved it so much. Lovely big tents with comfortable mattresses, beautiful views, very well maintained private sites, excellent facilities, perfect! We will definitely be back again :)

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Hand sanitising stations

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

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

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Gastronomic delight

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

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

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • Woodrow, Fifehead Neville, Dorchester, Dorset, England, DT10 2AQ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.8942°N 2.3448°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Henstridge (Somerset): Virginia Ash Coach Stop — 6.4 miles
Milborne Port: Coach Stop — 7.1 miles
Sherborne Coach Stop — 8.5 miles
Train stations
Templecombe Rail Station — 8.1 miles
Sherborne Rail Station — 8.1 miles
Yetminster Rail Station — 10.0 miles
Ferry ports
Poole Ferry Terminal — 20.0 miles
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 20.2 miles
Weymouth Ferry Terminal — 20.3 miles
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 23.8 miles

Directions


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

For further cracking countryside views, take a short hike up Hambledon Hill (20 minutes's drive) and have a ramble round the remains of the Iron Age fort.

If it’s castles you’re craving, Sherborne (25 minutes) has two: one 12th-century ruin and one lavish Tudor pile where Sir Walter Raleigh spent his retirement (by a lake where walks and fishing remain the pastimes of choice these days too). Further off, Corfe and Lulworth castles (both 50 minutes) make a contrasting pair of medieval ruins and 17th-century showmanship, and it’s an hour’s drive to ancient and spectacular Stonehenge.

Beach days? Sample the surfing action and cliff kayaking at Lulworth Cove (50 minutes), or go for peace and seclusion at Winspit Sands, where there's a walking path from Worth Matravers (an hour from the site).

Also an hour away, Kimmeridge beach and the surrounding Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve are top spots for rockpooling, and if you want to take your wildlife wanders deeper, there are underwater nature trails for snorkellers and divers. Or hit the heaths: purple heather-covered Studland and Godlingston Heath National Nature Reserve is home to all six native British reptile species, as well as nightjars and egrets.

For wildlife on a bigger scale, meet the hairy charmers at Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre, or motor your way through the lions, tigers and elephants of Longleat Safari Park (35 and 50 minutes).

Must see

  • Hardy's Birthplace (11.5 miles)
  • Haynes International Motor Museum (13.8 miles)
  • The Tank Museum (14.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Hardy's Cottage (11.5 miles)
  • Clouds Hill (12.9 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:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.

Haddon Copse Farm cancellation policy

No refunds within 10 days of arrival date.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 31/12/2021.

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. Haddon Copse Farm will debit the balance from your card 10 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 10 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.

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

Cash

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Can bookings for Haddon Copse Farm be amended free of charge? Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 31/12/2021. Read more
  • Does Haddon Copse Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Haddon Copse Farm dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Haddon Copse Farm? For further cracking countryside views, take a short hike up Hambledon Hill (20 minutes's drive) and have a ramble round the remains of the Iron Age fort. If it’s castles you’re craving, … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Haddon Copse Farm?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Haddon Copse 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
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Please pick any available pitch on arrival.

Coronavirus
Bookings must not consist of more than 2 different households.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 31/12/2021.
Minimum spacing of 10 metres between pitches.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.
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.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.

Hired accommodation
No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
No vehicle movement between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 9 p.m..

Additional terms

Please do not go into the farmyard unless there is an emergency. This is for your own safety as staff may be working with livestock or machinery.

Although you are allowed to play in the woods, this is entirely at your own risk. The site cannot accept responsibility for any accidents or injuries that occur if you choose to play in these wild places.

Please do not feed, chase or stroke the animals without permission.

Sorry but no recorded music (including radios) to be played on the site at any time.

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