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A freshly set-up, exclusive and luxury UK glamping holiday, on an idyllic wooded estate in Somerset and Dorset.
We have placed two safari-style canvas tents in a bucolic cider orchard, surrounded by woodland, ensuring privacy and seclusion.

The tents have a fully plumbed-in kitchen with a four-ring gas hob cooker as well as an ensuite shower and loo providing complete privacy. In front of the two tents are the campfire which you can cook on and sit around deep into the night.

Imagine sitting back on your veranda, in the dappled shade of the old orchard, with your gin and tonic (half litre included) and dreaming of the experiences you are about to have on this glamping trip.

Depart: (2 nights)


Click/tap once to select your first day, and again for your departure day.

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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away


TV room


Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area



Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed





Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby



Camping 2.0

Pre-erected tents


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  • The Orchard, Stalbridge Park, Shaftesbury, Dorset, England, DT10 2RR
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.9599°N 2.3956°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Henstridge (Somerset): Virginia Ash Coach Stop — 1.4 miles
Milborne Port: Coach Stop — 2.8 miles
Sherborne Coach Stop — 5.3 miles
Train stations
Templecombe Rail Station — 3.0 miles
Sherborne Rail Station — 5.2 miles
Gillingham (Dorset) Rail Station — 7.4 miles
Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal — 24.4 miles
Poole Ferry Terminal — 24.7 miles
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 24.8 miles
Bournemouth International Airport — 27.7 miles


From London - take the M3 and then the A303 to Wincanton.

At Wincanton, take the A357 to Stalbridge. Before entering Stalbridge, take a right-hand turn into Stalbridge Park. The lions on the gates are the marker.

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 makes for a perfect family glamping holiday in the UK. For adults, it is stress free, and for the children, an Enid Blyton adventure. You are surrounded by woodland in which children can run free and you can relax in and enjoy at your leisure.

This can be a holiday of contrasts. Relaxing in the hammocks, exploring the woods, cooking on your campfire, living it up in the safari tent with the mini kitchen and ensuite shower and loo.

There are a range of activities that can be done on site. These include cycle hire, riding, shooting, hot air ballooning and a visit to the magnificent Victorian estate gardens which can be arranged after making your booking.

Nearby, there is the Georgian city of Bath with it's operas, galleries, culture and shopping. To the south, there is the Jurassic Coast to explore. For short visits, there is Sherborne Castle, the Abbey and the pretty market town.

Must see

  • Haynes International Motor Museum (9.0 miles)
  • Stourhead House and Garden (10.7 miles)
  • Fleet Air Arm Museum (11.3 miles)

National Trust

  • Stourhead (10.5 miles)
  • Lytes Cary Manor (13.2 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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Terms and conditions

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

Additional terms

1. Your safari tent and surroundings
The safari tents are available from 3pm on the first day of your holiday. Please phone to say your arrival time. On the last day of your holiday, Safari tents should be left clean and tidy by 10am.

We include in the rental price of every safari tent the rental of the specific safari tent, and use of and access to the site tent, the 4-acre cider orchard and the surrounding Park Wood for access, water, and allocated parking. It is important that the land and the habitats are fully respected and so we ask you not to take any flora or fauna. We will provide a good-sized basket of firewood per day for use. If you need anymore, please ask.

Not included is any cleaning, washing-up, or making of beds.

3. Bookings
Safari Glamping only accepts bookings from persons over 20 years of age. We reserve the right to refuse any booking at our own discretion.

4. Prices
Safari Glamping prices vary depending on many factors including time of booking. Only prices stated on the reservation statement are binding. We occasionally offer special offers and discounts these cannot be applied retrospectively after the confirmation has been received from Safari Glamping.

6. Payments & Cancellations
All bookings made within 10 weeks before the start of your stay must be paid in full immediately. Safari Glamping will send you a reminder of payment by email. If balances are outstanding after 10 days has passed then Safari Glamping will be entitled to rescind any agreement.

7. No pets
As you will be in a middle of a wood with an abundance of wildlife in close proximity, we regret that no pets are to be allowed.

8. Making major changes to your holiday.
Whilst we are happy to make adjustment to options required, if you want to make a major change to your holiday then charges may apply. If, after receiving your confirmation of the booking, you would like to make some alterations to the booking, we are not obliged to make any changes to the holiday booked. However we will endeavour to assist when booking are being moved to a more expensive period. Moreover should you wish to move to a less expensive period and/or reduce the number of lodges then cancellation charges will apply.

9. Our cancellation policy
In the event of a cancellation more than 10 weeks before the commencement of the stay, 30% of the rental amount will be payable. In the event of cancellation within 10 weeks before the start of the stay, the entire rental amount will be payable.
In the case of early termination of the stay, the entire booking amount is payable.

10. Arrival and departure
You have access to your lodge from 3pm on the day of arrival. On the day of departure you must vacate the safari lodge by 10 am. Arrival is from 3pm. Please phone two hours before you arrive so that we can be there to guide you in.

11. Site Regulations
In order to make the stay at Safari Glamping as pleasant as possible, all guests must keep to the determined rules of behaviour laid down in the site rules. You can ask for details of the full site rules on arrival, from your host. These particular pertain to not making high levels of noise after 10pm.

Only use the firepits provided in front of your tent.

No firearms, archery equipment, fireworks may be brought onto site.

The safari tents can have one double bed and up to three singles. The third single bed is low.

Safari Glamping should be notified of any visitors to your lodge during your stay. There may be a charge for guests that have not been booked in.

In the event that you break our site rules then we reserve the right to ask any guest to leave the site without compensation for the unspent element of their holiday.

12. Force majeure
Safari Glamping cannot be held liable if through Force Majeure our agreement is entirely or partially, temporarily or permanently, prevented due to circumstances which are beyond the control of Safari Glamping such as, fire, floods, stormy weather, gales, snow, civil disorder, and other interferences or events.

13. Liability
Safari Glamping site accept no liability for:
Theft, loss, or damage, of whatever nature, during or as a result of a stay with us.
The tenant and any accompanying guests will be joint and severally liable for all losses or damage that occurs either directly or indirectly as a result of their stay or the associated activities. By booking you agree that we have the right either during or after your stay to recover from you, whether via the credit/charge or debit card used to pay for the break or otherwise, the costs of:
• any property or accommodation damage, and/or
• any compensation we may pay to others, and/or
• any other costs, fees or levies which we may incur,
resulting from your action or inaction and from any breach of this agreement.

14 Cancelling holiday
If we have to cancel your holiday we will refund your money in full. Reasons that might constitute us to cancel your holiday might be an unforeseen emergency. Safari Glamping cannot accept liability or responsibility for any inconvenience caused by cancellation.
As part of your welcome letter you will be sent an inventory list if on your arrival you find any items or fittings, utensils, crockery or cutlery is broken, damaged or missing, please report it to the site manager. We accept a degree of wear and tear but you will be held responsible for any major breakage or damage that occurs.

15. If you have a complaint.
We want you to have an enjoyable stay with us. In the event that there is something that you are not happy about please notify the manager, as soon as possible during your stay. If you are still not satisfied with how matters have been dealt with then you can write to us within 14 days of departure setting out the details of your complaint.

15. Risks
Safari Glamping sites is located in open countryside with livestock and machinery in close proximity. All livestock and machinery can pose a danger if too close. Children are the responsibility of their parents. If any animal is handled children are to wash their hands afterwards. Children should not climb in sheds, animal enclosures or other structures around the site.

16. Facilities and activities
The facilities and activities must only be undertaken by those with suitable ability.
The activities can be cancelled or altered for whatever reason. In some cases this may be due to the weather or other such variable factors.