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Thorncombe Farm


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Thorncombe Farm is a small, family-run livestock farm in the heart of Dorset. The village of Bockhampton was the home of our famous author Thomas Hardy and many of the local places are the settings for his books.

Our new venture comes in the form of Cool Haven bell tents for those who want a little more luxury and less hassle but don't really want to do all the packing, unloading, putting up, taking down etc.

We will supply firepits, wood and charcoal on site for you to enjoy an open fire experience that is often missing from camping. Get your marshmallows and get toasting!

Open from 1 Mar to 31 Oct

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Arrive: Mon 1 Jul 2013
Depart: Wed 3 Jul 2013 (2 nights)


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Terms and conditions

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

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Thorncombe Farm accepts no liability for loss or damage to possessions and/or personal injury. By confirming this booking you are accepting full responsibility for your children and others in your care and you are agreeing to abide by our terms and conditions.

All cars, vehicles, motorbikes, bikes or other vehicles are parked at their owners risk. Thorncombe Farm accepts no liability for loss or damage to cars, vehicles, motorbikes, bikes or other vehicles. No boats or other units may be parked on the campsite.

Your safety
Thorncombe Farm campsite landscape includes some slopes, trees, brambles and other natural hazards. Depending on the weather, conditions can be cold, wet, slippery or hot, dry and brittle. We trust that you appreciate we can take no responsibility for the weather conditions at the time of your visit. We recommend that you come prepared with suitable clothing and footwear, so that you can enjoy the charm of the natural environment in all its diversity. Adults are responsible for ensuring their own safety and the safety of any children and others in their care. You must also expect that at certain times of the year creatures such as wasps, mice, spiders or ants may enter the bell tents.

By booking with Thorncombe Farm you are acknowledging that you are aware of the risks, hazards and dangers of entering the farm, campsite and woodland.

Thorncombe Farm reserves the right to close the campsite in extreme or dangerous weather conditions. The decision to do this is entirely at our discretion.

Our campsite is on, adjoining or near to agricultural land used for farming. There is also forestry work on land adjoining the campsite. Campers must be careful when if entering these areas whilst camping with us.

Noise policy: be nice or leave. No refund offered. Silence from 9pm.

We operate a small scale, quiet, relaxed and laid-back campsite. All electronic music and percussion instruments of any kind are banned. Loud noise doesn't fit into the ethos of communal camping and we reserve the right to remove any campers who act inappropriately or do not follow our noise guidelines.

We ask that campers please respect fellow campers and our neighbours. We support the countryside code and ask all our guests to do the same.

Do not attempt to feed or disturb any of the livestock on the farm.

No smoking is allowed inside the bell tents, within campsite facilities, near any drying crops in fields or near any of the farm buildings. Elsewhere is fine.

You must not use any cooking or gas appliances of any kind inside the tent. Naked flames used in or by the tent are entirely at your own risk.

Late arrivals: if you do not contact the site and you have not arrived by noon of the following day, the campsite will treat your booking as a cancellation and you will not be entitled to any refund.

You must keep all furniture, fittings and effects (inside or outside) in the same state of repair and condition as at the start of your booking, and you agree to leave them all clean and tidy. If you break these conditions we may charge an additional cleaning fee and/or make a claim against you for repair or loss as a result of damage caused.

You are expected to show due consideration for other people, including other guests, local residents and our staff. If you abuse the property or display dangerous or offensive behaviour towards the staff, landowners or any third party, we may refuse to allow you access to the bell tents and property or ask you to leave before the end of the holiday. No refund will be offered.

You are in a natural environment and as such you agree to respect all local flora and fauna. Any damage, wilful or negligent, will be taken seriously and may result in you and your party being requested to leave the campsite. No refund will be offered.

You must allow us access to the bell tents at any reasonable time during your stay.

The number of people using the bell tents may not exceed the number agreed when booking.

Please use only firewood or charcoal supplied by Thorncombe Farm or as directed by our staff.

We recommend insurance to cover cancellation, loss, damage or injury.