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Brand new, spacious safari-style tents set amongst woodland within a secluded field on our working dairy farm. Our farm is on a quiet country land exactly halfway between Swanage and Corfe Castle in the beautiful Purbeck countryside. Tents sleep up to 6 and are fully kitted out, including a cabin bed for the kids, a private loo and shower "pod" on the rear porch and a large woodburning stove with oven.

Depart: (2 nights)


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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




Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Shop nearby



Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Pre-erected tents

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams


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  • Knitson Lane, Swanage, Wareham, Dorset, England, BH20 5JB
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.6271°N 1.9989°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Swanage Bus Station — 2.1 miles
Corfe Castle: East Street Coach Stop — 2.6 miles
Poole: Dolphin Centre Bus Station — 6.3 miles
Train stations
Poole Rail Station — 6.4 miles
Holton Heath Rail Station — 6.8 miles
Hamworthy Rail Station — 6.8 miles
Ferry ports
Shell Bay Ferry Terminal — 4.2 miles
Sandbanks Ferry Terminal — 4.5 miles
Brownsea Island Ferry Landing — 4.7 miles
Bournemouth International Airport — 12.7 miles


From Corfe Castle, drive through the village on the A351 towards Swanage. Drive through village of Harmans Cross. Pass BP garage on left. Look for crossroads and take left turn signposted "Knitson". Follow lane to the end and bear left signposted "Corfe Castle". Knaveswell Farm is just around the corner. Park in farm yard on right.

From Sandbanks, take chain ferry across to Studland. Drive through Studand village and turn right before entering Swanage town (at Ulwell Caravan Park). Take first right (lane) and follow to the end. Take another right and stay on this lane for about 2 miles, coming through Knitson Farm and continuing on. At signposts on grass triangle continue on signposted "Corfe Castle". Knaveswell Farm is just around the corner. Park in farm yard on right.

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

Swanage beach is 2.5 miles from the farm, Studland beaches are 10 minutes drive away. Corfe Castle and Swanage Steam Railway are very close by. Our farm nestles underneath Nine Barrow Down which forms part of the South West Coast Path - great for walkers and cyclists. Guests are welcome to watch our herd of dairy cows being milked, helped feed our calves and meet the miniature shetland ponies.

Must see

  • Swanage Railway (2.1 miles)
  • Studland Beach and Nature Reserve (2.7 miles)
  • Corfe Castle (2.8 miles)

National Trust

  • Studland Beach and Nature Reserve (2.4 miles)
  • Corfe Castle (2.7 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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