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- Small family-run farm deep in Hardy country
- Less than ten miles from the Jurassic Coast
- Firepits for hire: wood supplied
If you're a Thomas Hardy fan, you'll know about Dorchester: it was where the Tess dude lived and was his inspiration for the town of Casterbridge. And if you're taking the trail, settle down afterwards in a Cool Haven bell tent at Thorncombe Farm – it might be the perfect setting to reread Tess...?
Thorncombe is a small family-run livestock farm in the heart of Dorset, near the hamlet of Bockhampton where Thomas Hardy was born, and two miles from the county town of Dorchester. Weymouth, Durdle Door, Chesil Beach and the Jurassic Coast are less than ten miles away.
The five-metre bell tents here have been set up for those who want a bit less hassle on hol and who don't want to be faffed with putting up and taking down tents. They come unfurnished and have a separate dining tent area with a dining table and bench seats.
For eats, try Yalbury Cottage Restaurant or Pine Lodge Farm, both in Bockhampton, the Wise Man pub in West Stafford or the Blue Vinny at Puddletown.
The Thorncombe team supplies firepits, wood and charcoal – have The Mayor of Casterbridge along with marshmallows, maybe...?
Check availability at Thorncombe Farm…
Party: 2 adults
Basic bell tent
Max. persons: 6 x
Cool haven tent with separate dining tent area complete with dining table and bench seats. Tent and groundsheet, pre-erected but without furnishings. This option is for campers who have their own kit but want the magic of sleeping under canvas.
|Max. persons||6 x|
|Car||2 included, 2 max.|
|Dog(s) allowed||3 included, 3 max.|
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