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Higher Lewell Farmhouse

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Higher Lewell Farmhouse: The 7 bell tents, you may park next to your tent

General

  • Peaceful paddock surrounded by fields on the edge of a quiet village
  • Central to the Jurassic Coast and 15 minutes' drive from the sea
  • Lots of space for kids to play; three-minute walk to the local pub

A pretty paddock surrounded by fields on the edge of a village is the name of the game here: behind a greystone farmhouse in Dorset, the bell tents at Higher Lewell Farmhouse are settled comfortably away from the action.

The site is central to the Jurassic Coast's spectacular seas and cliffs, 20 minutes from Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door and under 40 minutes from Burton Bradstock, Charmouth, Lyme Regis, Chesil beach, Studland, Sandbanks, Swanage and Kimmeridge. It's also 20 minutes from Monkey World and the Tank Museum.

The exceptionally roomy field at Higher Lewell has plenty of parking space, heaps of room for kids to play in (using some of the treats in the site's box full of toys) and more than enough space for your outdoor furniture, barbecue and whatever else you decide to bring to furnish your new home.

In the field close to the pitches is a camping kitchen with a fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle and charging points for phones; crockery and cutlery are provided, along with tea, coffee and sugar. Two toilets and two showers (both plumbed into the mains) are up here too.

Friendly dogs are more than welcome, but the site owners require that visiting dogs are completely comfortable and happy with cats, chickens and other people and dogs.

If you're partial to a pint or want to know where you can relieve yourself of barbecue duties and tuck into some tasty pub grub, then you're in luck: Higher Lewell is a very handy three-minute walk from its nearest local inn, where you can enjoy a tipple or two alongside good meals, all while taking in some smashing sunset views out on the terrace. The pub can cook you breakfast if you want to tuck in before a day of Dorset sightseeing.

Slightly further afield, there are also heaps of good eats to be had around central Dorchester, with lots of popular big eateries around Brewery Square and takeaways aplenty. Several more restaurants and pubs are at Weymouth harbour, 15 minutes' drive away, and several more pubs serving food are within a 15-minute drive at most.

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


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9.9

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Excellent site with clean facilities11/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdommingjie l.Confirmed

  • Kimmeridge bell tent (2 adults and 3 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Safe, clean and fun environment. Convenience to many viewpoint. Worth to go again.

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Very enjoyable stay05/06/2022

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

  • Durdle Door bell tent (2 adults and 3 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Cleanliness, facilties and location. Fire pits were great fun, showers were excellent and very clean and tidy, as were the toilets. The outdoor sinks were excellent and the shared kitchen was fantastic. Made keeping drinks cool very handy.

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Fantastic location with thoughtful, stylish and practical facilities01/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCharlie H.Confirmed

  • Kimmeridge bell tent (2 adults and 3 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    We were staying with two other families (our friends) and their teens. We all had a really lovely stay. The location is perfectly located and the other guests were all really friendly. There is a decent pub a few minutes walk away. We were really lucky with the weather too. Facilities clean and practical, especially the kitchen with fridge, access to plugs and microwave. Wifi is decent too. It is all well lit so if you need a late night visit to the loos you can get there safely. Sophia was especially lovely to us all. There were games and a football net around the site for children and a washing line too.

    Disliked: 

    If you are a light sleeper recommend ear plugs as the cows are pretty vocal. The outdoor wash station could do with a cover should the weather be unpleasant.

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Fabulous stay, Owners are so lovely and welcoming. Couldn't fault …29/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLeena R.Confirmed

  • Ringstead bell tent (2 adults and 3 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Fabulous stay, Owners are so lovely and welcoming. Couldn't fault it.

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Lovely site23/08/2021

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  • Kimmeridge bell tent (2 adults and 3 children)
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    Lovely site

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Fantastic site, well suited to young children and excellent facilities23/08/2021

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

  • Ringstead bell tent (2 adults and 3 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The games for the children, the facilities were lovely and very clean, the site was spacious and well thought out.
    All in all, a wonderful site with very friendly owners.

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Lovely atmosphere at the site with clean facilities.21/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSam G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Kimmeridge bell tent (2 adults and 3 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Great site well maintained and looked after. Tent was great with fairy lights and fire pit which gave a lovely atmosphere in the evenings as everyone sat outside with their fires.

    Big area in the middle for children to play with games provided and a football goal.

    Facilities were always very clean and kitchen with everything you need (fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle). 2 BBQs provided as well.

    We look forward to coming back in the future.

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Lovely relaxed site20/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDavid I.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Weymouth bell tent (2 adults and 3 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Lovely relaxed site

    Disliked: 

    Toilets too close to dining area

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Lovely small friendly site, with lots of space, very clean …18/08/2021

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

  • Studland bell tent (2 adults and 3 children)
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    Lovely small friendly site, with lots of space, very clean hot showers and toilets. The kitchen was nicely equipped with cutlery, mugs, plates , kettle etc. The bell tent was spotless, they provided bbqs and firebird. There was a great atmosphere. We will be back

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Spacious bell tent with a very comfy double mattress for …14/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAmy F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Kimmeridge bell tent (2 adults and 3 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Spacious bell tent with a very comfy double mattress for the grownups. The facilities were clean and really well maintained and the whole place had a lovely, charming feel to it. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to others!

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Features

Coronavirus

Hand sanitising stations

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

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Themes

Luxury

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing 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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  • Hardys Row, West Knighton, Dorchester, Dorset, England, DT2 8PF
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.6874°N 2.3769°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
South Station — 3.1 miles
Marks and Spencer — 6.3 miles
Post Office — 11.7 miles
Train stations
Moreton (Dorset) Rail Station — 2.9 miles
Dorchester South Rail Station — 3.1 miles
Dorchester West Rail Station — 3.3 miles
Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal — 6.3 miles
Poole Ferry Terminal — 16.9 miles
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 17.3 miles
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 24.7 miles

Directions


Please note that the postcode DT2 8PF will only take you to the village. Once in West Knighton, turn up Hardys Row by the red post box. At the end, turn left and please drive very slowly past the house and into the field, looking out for children and animals, and park next to your bell tent.

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

Your hosts are more than happy to plan days out for you before and during your visit – they're big fans of Dorset and are keen for you to see as many of the best bits as you can during your stay, so have stocked up on plenty of maps, leaflets and even created their own sightseeing itineraries to help their guests get the most out of the their stay. Particularly recommended in the area are Monkey World, the steam train to Swanage, Weymouth beach, Bovington Tank Museum, Kingston Maurward animal park, Farmer Palmers, Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens and Bridport's famous street markets.

Buckets and spades of seaside opps are within easy reach of the site too: a 15-minute drive away, Ringstead is your nearest beach, and you're less than 30 minutes away from several other seaside towns and award-winning beaches such as Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Weymouth, Chesil Beach and Kimmeridge. Within an hour are Studland, Swanage, Sandbanks, West Bay, Charmouth and Lyme Regis; sea fishing trips can be arranged from Weymouth, Lyme Regis and West Bay.

For a spot of history, Dorset County Museum in Dorchester centre regales visitors with the history of the area's iconic Jurassic coast, and Dorset and Devon Military Museum provides smashing views over the landscape from the top of its keep. The stately home of Athelhampton House and Gardens is five miles from base, and the ruins of Corfe Castle lie a 20-minute drive away.

Other options are the biggest Iron Age hill fort in Europe, Maiden Castle two miles away; Thomas Hardy’s cottage and Max Gate (Thomas Hardy’s permanent home) both within five miles, and the Keep Military Museum in Dorchester, with spectacular views over the surrounding countryside.

Must see

  • Hardy's Birthplace (3.0 miles)
  • Weymouth Sea Life Park and Marine Sanctuary (5.2 miles)
  • The Tank Museum (5.9 miles)

National Trust

  • Max Gate (2.5 miles)
  • Hardy's Cottage (3.0 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

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Higher Lewell Farmhouse cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

Bookings cannot be amended within 1 day(s) of arrival.

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.

The remainder is payable direct to Higher Lewell Farmhouse on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Higher Lewell Farmhouse have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Higher Lewell Farmhouse dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Higher Lewell Farmhouse? Your hosts are more than happy to plan days out for you before and during your visit – they're big fans of Dorset and are keen for you to see as many … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Higher Lewell Farmhouse?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Higher Lewell Farmhouse? From £95 (for 1 night, 5 people) - 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
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.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 1 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

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

Additional terms

Tea, coffee, sugar and milk are provided for guests.

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