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Edwards Farm: Stunning views. (photo added by abigail_h267673 on 05/06/2021)

General

  • Secluded and simple site on a farm in scenic rural surrounds
  • A mile's walk to Shaftesbury and a five-minute drive to Duncliffe Wood
  • A 35-minute drive from Stonehenge and 50 minutes from the coast

If a secluded stay is what you’re seeking for an upcoming hol, escape to Edwards Farm in dreamy Dorset and settle in at a site on a quiet field with oodles of space.

Numbers are limited here to boost the peaceful vibes – and to make sure the whole experience feels as private as possible – plus barbecues are allowed as well. Wood is available on request for campfires, so you can also amp up the outdoorsy atmosphere by building a blaze too.

If you’re after ingredients to assemble alfresco bites, set off on a short uphill walk to the centre of Shaftesbury (15 minutes) and scour the local shops (or just jump in the car for the five-minute journey). As for adventures, the park is at the base of the well-known Foyle Hill cycling route, with sublime scenery luring in bikers and hikers.

With Duncliffe Woods (five minutes’ drive), Melbury Abbas (10 minutes), Hambledon Hills (15 minutes) and Hod Hill (20 minutes) all in close proximity, stunning strolls are in fact accessible in all directions.

Back on base, amenities are of the basic variety and include a field shelter with dry toilets and cold-water taps.

Edwards Farm is a prime pick for convenience as parking is permitted next to pitches and it’s a 20-minute drive from the Warminster exit off the A303. At the moment, the site asks that you take any rubbish away with you.

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Single-sex bookings of 6 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

There is no reception on-site: on arrival please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.


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A gem of a site. Peaceful with amazing views , clean and tidy.24/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomClare h.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent (wood-burning stove)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We stayed for 3 nights in the 6 man Bell tent with a wood burner. It was great not having to worry about pitching and striking a tent.
    Lovely site, tucked away in a corner of Dorset with amazing views across the countryside.
    Facilities are basic but kept clean and tidy.
    Alex is a great host providing extra information before we areived to help us find the site and popping over during out stay to make sure everything was OK.
    We'd planned to use the site as a base to do other things, but ended up changing plans so we could spend more time there to enjoy the views and some stargazing.
    Lots to do in the surrounding area, spent an afternoon in Shaftesbury visiting the Abbey and Gold Hill, its a steep hill to get there but not very far and plenty of pubs and cafes to reward yourself when you get there.
    We didn't have children with us so havent provided a rating and there is no WiFi, but data signal was fine when I needed it.

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From the manager...

Thanks for the lovely review and for being so speedy with it! Very much appreciated. You managed to pick the weather perfectly, arrived just after a storm and left before one. I could do with you booking every week, as a guarantee for others.
Hopefully see you again.
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Alex

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Book it! You won't regret it.17/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSam L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    I loved the location and the layout of the camp.
    I absolutely loved the outdoor showers, I had 3 showers during our 2 night stay!! So perfect.

    The washing up area was nice and clean and I loved all the little touches, like the welcome leaflet, the firepit wall, the jars and tealights.

    The communication with Alex prior to arrival was amazing & so, so helpful. Thank you!

    Also the town if Shaftesbury is a 20 min walk and such a gorgeous town. Can't wait to stay again!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Thanks so much for the review, and great artwork! I am getting a good collection from the season, as someone who can't even draw a stickman properly, I am always amazed at drawing and painting.
Really glad you had a good time.
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Beautifull little campsite with the best host ever!02/09/2023

Reviewer's country: NetherlandsKaat S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We had a wonderfull stay at Edwards Farm! It is small with beautifull view and you find there everything you need, simple and clean. The shower runs on sunlight so you might need to take a cold shower....;).
    Alex is a wonderfull host, very helpfull, friendly, fulltime of story's and a perfect guide to help you find the most beautiful sides and pubs and restaurants.

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    Cannot think of anything...

From the manager...

Thank you for the review. It was great to meet you both, and your lovely dogs. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip to the UK. Obviously Dorset is the best County, but I might be biased!
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Beautiful, peaceful site29/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • No. 7 bell tent (six person, wood-burning stove)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful, peaceful setting with lots of space. Everything well thought-through, from location and spacing of pitches to the showers and other facilities. We had a lovely couple of days here.

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From the manager...

Thank you, it was lovely to see the children having a good time, and I hope the birthday went well. I never did find out whose it was.
Thank you for great ratings.
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Alex

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Excellent site, beautiful surroundings29/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful location, great camping field with traditional set up - not commercial!

    Lovely sunsets which can be viewed from the bench at the top of the hill behind the camping field

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From the manager...

So glad you enjoyed your stay, thanks for the great review.
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Alex

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Perfect nook in the countryside29/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomVictoria I.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Fantastic place for a family camping trip! Plenty of space on the pitch and surrounding. Great facilties - clean toilets, even hot water from the solar heating to save time washing up. Beautiful walks and parks nearby. Stunning night sky
    4G accessible from the bench at the top of the field for any last mintue downloads, whole enjoying the view :) Friendly, helpful owners too.
    Thank you

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From the manager...

It is a bit of a nook in the countryside, I like that. Thanks for pointing out that there is 4G around but that sometimes you need to find it. Some people love being off grid, others can not live with out it. But having choice is great.
Thanks so much for the positive comments and great review.
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spacious back to nature camping with added extras16/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomhaelie w.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • No. 7 bell tent (six person, wood-burning stove)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful rural campsite with amenities needed, plenty of space for the children to run and play securely. We stayed in Bell tent no.7 and loved the tent decking and log fire

    Disliked: 

    None

From the manager...

Thanks for the review, much appreciated. Apologies I only caught up with you on the last day, but I am so glad you had a good time.
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Quiet location, lovely views, good as a base, easy camping!18/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent (three person)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great location, site really well looked after and great comms from the owner.
    Quiet place, with lovely views and a nice walk to Shaftesbury for shops, cafes etc. (though uphill on the way there!).
    Bell tent was lovely, spacious and clean and tidy.
    At the entrance to the site there are 2 sinks, one for washing up etc. in the small wooden building and 3 clean and stocked portaloos nearby. The solar showers are a nice touch too.
    There aren’t any houses etc. close to the field, so it’s quiet (and dark!) at night and you might see some bats.
    I took my 2 boys (7 & 10) while the site was quiet, we walked to town one day, up to the bench in the adjacent field for the view and bought logs and cooked burgers on the fire pit. Not sure there was much else we could do there, plenty of room for frisbee and a football but good as a base for local and other attractions and we spent a day at the beach (Sandbanks) which was about 50 minutes away.
    All in all a really nice site (our thanks to Alex) and we’ll be back!

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Thanks, this is a great review and will help others. We aim for a quiet campsite but this year has seen far fewer visitors than the last two. Probably down to the weather, and economics. Shame there were not more children on site that weekend. I am looking forward to seeing a few more campers in the next few weeks, which always gives a bit more atmosphere.
Interesting you mention the dark - I only just found out that the Cranborne Chase (just up the road) is renowned for its dark skies and Stargazing. People come from miles to watch the constellations and meteor showers. Long may we avoid light pollution!
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Alex

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Perfect base for a family holiday to Dorset!!10/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHayley P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • No. 7 bell tent (six person, wood-burning stove)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We stayed as a friends/family, 3 young children (6, 6 & 5) and a 3 month old puppy and it was perfect. We stayed in number 7 and had the decking which was perfect to sit on in the evening (even in the rain) and became a natural foot bath before entering the yurt because of the crappy weather we experienced during our stay.
    Alex is very friendly, we only stayed for 3 nights but I’m pretty confident we saw him at least 3 times. He just pops over to say hi and to ask how everything is going. We stayed during a storm and Alex came round morning and night to let us know the forecast and to make sure all was okay. Nothing was too much.
    We had an amazing stay, there is a lot to do around Edwards Farm, we stayed 3 nights but next time I think we’ll be there for the week.

    Disliked: 

    It’s a little difficult to find if you only have one pair of adult eyes to look.

    Phone service is hit and miss so it makes sorting sat navs/google maps out a little challenging. But it’s nice to have to break from electronics also.

From the manager...

Thank you so much for the great review and photos. You are such a positive person, an example to all of us. Despite a miserable few days of weather, you completely made the best of your stay. Not only that but when I expected a soggy tent to clear up, I found an immaculate clean and tidy one instead. I know I have thanked you already, but please accept a formal public thank you on pitch up! Welcome back any time.
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Alex

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Clean facilities good pitches and a welcoming owner.02/07/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMike W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • No. 7 bell tent (six person, wood-burning stove)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Amazing setting with a very welcoming and friendly owner, stayed in the yurt with a group of 6 children and adults. Good facilities and lots of room for the kids to play in as well. Shops within 5 minutes as well for those last minute things. Great weekend had by all.

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From the manager...

Thank you so much for all the positive comments, it was a pleasure to see all your youngsters having a great time.
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Alex

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Distance markers in shared facilities

Hand sanitising stations

No cash accepted on site

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Remote location

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • Foyle Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, England, SP7 0PT
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.9995°N 2.2151°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
The Town Hall — 0.9 miles
The Town Hall — 0.9 miles
Virginia Ash — 8.1 miles
Train stations
Gillingham (Dorset) Rail Station — 3.5 miles
Tisbury Rail Station — 7.3 miles
Templecombe Rail Station — 8.8 miles
Ferry ports
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 22.3 miles
Poole Ferry Terminal — 22.3 miles
Brownsea Island Ferry Landing — 24.3 miles
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 22.7 miles

Directions


The campsite is located at the bottom of Foyle Hill. The entrance is by a field gate and not the farmhouse. The field gate is located two gates up on the right from the farmhouse entrance in the direction of Shaftesbury.

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

A visit to Shaftesbury is sure to be on the cards when staying at this site – the historic town is a mere mile away, so you can easily go off on a wander around the shops or get up to Gold Hill in the centre for views across the vale.

If stretching the legs isn’t really for you, admire animals instead at Longleat House (half an hour’s drive) and Monkey World (40 minutes). Those more culturally curious can navigate their way towards National Trust attractions like Stourhead (20 minutes), King Alfred's Tower (half an hour) and Montacute House (45 minutes) or skedaddle to the ancient site of Stonehenge (35 minutes) to gaze at the granddaddy of all things historical.

Keen for the coast? Peruse the seaside around Poole (50 minutes) and Bournemouth (an hour), perhaps heading off on an amble between the two; urban explores are to be had around Bath’s Roman ruins (55 minutes), at Salisbury’s high-spired cathedral (50 minutes) or closer by at the abbey in the pretty settlement of Sherborne (half an hour).

Must see

  • Stourhead House and Garden (8.7 miles)
  • Longleat (13.2 miles)
  • Kingston Lacy House and Gardens (15.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Stourhead (8.6 miles)
  • Philipps House and Dinton Park (11.5 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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  10 a.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  2 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Edwards Farm cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.

Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Edwards Farm will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Edwards Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Edwards Farm dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Edwards Farm? A visit to Shaftesbury is sure to be on the cards when staying at this site – the historic town is a mere mile away, so you can easily go off on … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Edwards Farm?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  10 a.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  2 p.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more

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