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Set in beautiful rural Dorset in the heart of Hardy country, Dorset Country Holidays offers a respite from the rat race with glamping accommodation set around the common.
Guests can choose whether they wish to come glamping in a yurt, bell tent, vintage caravan, tipi, shepherd's hut or the UK's first Stargazer wooden Unidome.
Most glamping accommodation includes an electric light, cooler/fridge, double bed, electric sockets, carpet/rugs, cutlery and crockery, gas stove, chimenea, barbecue and picnic bench.
Located on a three-star AA park, guests have full access to amenities such as showers and toilets.
We welcome couples, families, same sex groups and dogs. We can even help plan that special celebration, stag or hen break offering a wide range of activities and catering.
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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.
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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
Tents for hire
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Lake and/or mountain
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Small (11-25 pitches)
Tipis, yurts, or wigwams
- Coach stations
Shaftesbury Coach Stop — 1.8 miles
1.8 miles Henstridge (Somerset): Virginia Ash Coach Stop — 7.3 miles
7.3 miles Wincanton: Memorial Hall Coach Stop — 8.0 miles
- Train stations
Gillingham (Dorset) Rail Station — 2.2 miles
2.2 miles Tisbury Rail Station — 7.8 miles
7.8 miles Templecombe Rail Station — 7.8 miles
- Ferry ports
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 23.4 miles
23.4 miles Poole Ferry Terminal — 23.4 miles
23.4 miles Brownsea Island Ferry Landing — 25.4 miles
Bournemouth International Airport — 23.9 miles
Dorset Country Holidays is easily accessible by both road and train. We are located two miles west of Shaftesbury on the A30.
Gillingham (Dorset) train station is located only three miles away. This station has direct hourly services to Salisbury, London Waterloo and Exeter St Davids.
Take the M3 until you reach the A303. Stay on the A303 until you pass the signpost indicating Hindon. Come off the A303 on to the A350 signposted Longleat, Shaftesbury and Warminster. Follow the road signposted to Shaftesbury (7 miles). When you reach the large roundabout take the fourth exit signposted Sherborne/Yeovil (A30). We are located two miles down the road on your right.
From the Midlands
Travelling from the M4, take the A34 exit towards Winchester until you reach the A303 on to the A350 signposted Longleat, Shaftesbury and Warminster. Follow the road signposted to Shaftesbury (7 miles). When you reach the large roundabout take the fourth exit signposted Sherborne/Yeovil A30. We are located two miles down the road on your right.
From the south-west
Take the A38 heading towards the M5 at junction 29, exit onto the A30/Honiton road. Continue on the A303 (signposts for Ilminster), and take the exit toward Penselwood/A350/B3081. Head towards Gillingham, turn right at the B3081/Le Neuborg Way. Continue to follow the B3081, go through two roundabouts and turn right at Lox Lane. Turn left at A30/Sherborne Causeway. We are located ¼ mile on your left.
Foraging (advance booking required)
Paintballing (advance booking required)
Longleat Safari Park
Bournemouth and Poole beaches
- Stourhead House and Garden (7.6 miles)
- Longleat (12.3 miles)
- Haynes International Motor Museum (14.1 miles)
- Stourhead (7.5 miles)
- Philipps House and Dinton Park (12.1 miles)
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