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General

  • Dorset glamping in luxury yurts
  • Proper beds, linen, electricity and woodburning stove in each
  • Dedicated wetroom in each with underfloor heating and flushing toilet

Hardy types go camping in all sorts of weather, and good on them too.

But, while you might be filled with admiration at those who pitch a canvas home on the side of a mountain in the depths of winter, there’s a lot to be said for luxury camping too. A lot of luxury. Which is where Caalm Camp comes in, where owners Mark and Caryl have thoughtfully tested their toasty yurts in temperatures as low as -6, and found themselves with not a shiver in sight.

The Mongolian yurts here are in deepest Dorset but just an hour from the M4 and M5 and have every little touch you could think of for a very caalm camping trip at any time of year: proper beds and crisp bed linen for starters, along with fluffy towels, woodburning stoves (with logs provided), electricity to charge up the gadgets (essential), and a hob for first-thing cuppas before getting out of your PJs (also essential).

Yurts sleep up to six with a double bed and two day beds in each one; two extra beds can easily be added if you need them by saying so on the ‘special requests’ form when booking. A picnic table and barbecue are outside each.

Each yurt comes with its own private and lockable shower room in The Old Hay Barn steps away, with underfloor heating, flushing hand driers and storage units for all your toiletry bits and bobs – no going across a campsite with your sponge bag around your neck here.

The Hay Barn also has a big and plentifully-equipped communal kitchen where each yurt has its own fridge, cupboards and stacks of room to prepare food: make the mother of all fryups then settle down in the comfy seats in the day room with its TV and children’s area…talk to other yurt-dwellers or just sit dreamily and gaze over the Dorset countryside; the choice is yours…

Elsewhere on the site there are chickens to feed on the farm, a wooded play area for little yurters, and a communal firepit to gather around with other guests at night to toast marshmallows, have a singsong or raise a glass to the spiffing surroundings. Fishing is available at Caalm Camp’s own lake or in the seven lakes at the neighbouring fishery, and for foodie supplies there’s a farm shop and the Kings Arms with top pub grub nearby.

As Caalm Camp is a farm site, dogs are not allowed.


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Features

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

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Luxury

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Location

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  • Goods Farm, Stour Row Shaftesbury, Dorset, England, SP7 0QH
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.9845°N 2.2676°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Shaftesbury Coach Stop — 3.4 miles
Henstridge (Somerset): Virginia Ash Coach Stop — 5.7 miles
Wincanton: Memorial Hall Coach Stop — 7.9 miles
Train stations
Gillingham (Dorset) Rail Station — 3.4 miles
Templecombe Rail Station — 6.7 miles
Tisbury Rail Station — 9.8 miles
Ferry ports
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 22.5 miles
Poole Ferry Terminal — 22.5 miles
Brownsea Island Ferry Landing — 24.6 miles
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 23.8 miles

Directions


From London or Exeter, turn off the A303 at Chicklade and follow the A350 to Shaftesbury. At Shaftesbury, take the A30 direction Yeovil and after approx three miles, turn left at the Kings Arms. Go to the end of this road and at the T junction turn right. Continue for a third of a mile through a narrow cutting and as it opens up and you will see Goods Farm on the left, opposite a Royal Mail brick post box.

Some satnavs may not bring you to our door, so please follow the directions above.

The nearest train station is Gillingham, around five miles from the site. We are happy to pick up and drop off.

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

This area of Dorset is bursting with things to do from wildlife spotting to cycling to sunbathing on sandy beaches: start off with a walk to Duncliffe Wood, an ancient woodland a mile away from Caalm Camp and known for its carpets of bluebells in April and May, or clamber up to the prehistoric hill fort Hambledon Hill or to Bulbarrow, one of the highest hills in Dorset.

Two equestrian centres are nearby for lessons or a canter through the countryside, and several golf courses are within half an hour’s drive.

Local town and city trips include Shaftesbury, where the famous Hovis ad with the poor baker’s boy pushing his bike to the top of a very high hill was filmed at Gold Hill and where there’s a Thursday market, pool, tearooms and restaurants; Sherborne, with its abbey and castle; Wincanton for the racecourse, and Salisbury with its medieval cathedral, award-winning museums and outdoor market twice a week. Stonehenge is also within easy reach.

For attractions, the Haynes International Car Museum and the Beaulieu Motor Museum are within reach for petrolheads, Corfe Castle and Old Wardour Castle for time travellers, and Longleat Safari Park, Monkey World and the Abbotsbury Swannery for mini zoologists.

Also easily accessible is the World Heritage Site the Jurassic Coast, about an hour’s drive away and packed with active options: try the cliff walks at Durdle Door, mackerel fishing, Punch and Judy and sand modelling at Weymouth, the sandy beaches at Studland or fossil hunting at Charmouth.

Must see

  • Stourhead House and Garden (8.8 miles)
  • Haynes International Motor Museum (13.2 miles)
  • Longleat (14.0 miles)

National Trust

  • Stourhead (8.6 miles)
  • Philipps House and Dinton Park (14.0 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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Full payment is due within 6 weeks of arrival or as soon as possible if booking within 6 weeks. If final payment is not received on time we reserve the right to re-let without notice.

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