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Welcome to Guy Mallinson’s Woodland Workshop, home to ‘Crafty Camping’ in a wonderful woodland setting exclusively for adults (except for whole site bookings when children are welcome).
Whether you want somewhere to stay, to come on a green woodworking course or both, visit our beautiful woodland site from January to mid December to experience a unique and unforgettably enjoyable experience.
We call it Crafty Camping – luxury ‘glamping’ in a hand-crafted environment.
Stay with us and our cosy bell tents and beautiful yurts, tipi and shepherds hut can be your home-from-home.
You don’t have to attend a course to enjoy our wonderful ‘glamping’ facilities, which include piping hot woodland showers, a sauna yurt and a communal yurt with games and small shop selling cider, charcoal etc, while the ‘Out of Africa’ kitchen and wood fired pizza oven further help ensure a restful holiday with a difference.
We offer a peaceful woodland setting in West Dorset, near to the Jurassic Coast ‘World Heritage Site’ and perfect for a short break or longer holiday.
We’re close to Devon and Somerset too — so we make a great base for exploring all three counties.
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Many sites set a maximum occupancy of 6/8 people per pitch, so try breaking your booking down into smaller groups to generate more results. For example, if you’re a group of 10, enter 5 people in your initial search and then book 2 pitches.
However, where the pitch or accommodation occupancy allows it, you can make a booking for up to 30 adults and 30 children in one booking.
To book multiple pitches or accommodation, use the 'Special requests' box on the booking page to ask to be sited together. Complete the booking form for the first booking (you can add a password and save your card so that we remember your details). Then click "Make another booking like this" at the top of the confirmation page to make the next booking.
Large groups: check the listing page for any group restrictions set out in the terms and section titled ‘Please note’.
Large tents/caravans: check the restrictions on unit dimensions to ensure your unit is suitable for the space you will be provided with.
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Lake and/or mountain
Leave the car at home
Cycle hire nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
Tipis, yurts, or wigwams
- Coach stations
Ilminster: Market Square Coach Stop
— 7.2 miles
7.2 miles Bridport: Coach Park West Street — 9.5 miles
9.5 miles Seaton (Devon): Sea Front Bus Stop — 10.4 miles
- Train stations
Axminster Rail Station
— 4.5 miles
4.5 miles Crewkerne Rail Station — 7.4 miles
7.4 miles Honiton Rail Station — 11.5 miles
- Ferry ports
Bridgwater Ferry Terminal
— 22.3 miles
22.3 miles Topsham (Turf Lock Ferry) Ferry Landing — 25.5 miles
25.5 miles Topsham Ferry Landing — 25.6 miles
Exeter International Airport
— 22.3 miles
Crafty Camping and the Woodland Workshop car park, Holditch Lane, Holditch, 1st right up Yonder Hill from Chard Junction, then 1st right. Google maps link on the front page of our website and directions in the info section of the website.
River Cottage HQ
River Cottage Canteen
great cycling and walking
- Mapperton House & Gardens (9.9 miles)
- Montacute House (12.9 miles)
- Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (14.6 miles)
- Loughwood Meeting House (6.3 miles)
- Shute Barton (6.9 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.