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General

  • Dog-friendly, adults-only couples’ country retreat in rural Dorset
  • A 10-minute drive from Charmouth and 15 to Lyme Regis and West Bay
  • Walking paths to the beach from the site; pub a five-minute stroll

Whether your pastime is active or more laidback, Hobby Farm in Marshwood Vale has you covered.

Like a bit of walking? Set in the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this site’s got that in spades. Prefer relaxing? As an adults-only park with a low-key atmosphere, this pretty place is wondrously peaceful…

The site’s also a 10-minute drive to the famous fossil beach in Charmouth (for hunting dino remains) and footpaths connecting to the coast from here mean you can roam on down through the green countryside in about an hour and a quarter. If Fido fancies a break you can bring him as well: dogs are welcome at Hobby Farm.

For beaches with a bit of bustle, West Bay and Lyme Regis’ restaurants, bars and boutiques are less than a 10-minute drive away, and if guests are hankering after eats closer by a pub serving grub is about a five-minute walk up the lane. A supermarket’s less than a 15-minute drive away for supplies if you're aiming for alfresco cooking (and barbecues are allowed back on base).

If legs still have a little life left in them, Stonebarrow Hill (a 10-minute drive) has 25 miles’ worth of trails around Golden Cap. Factor in a stop uphill for vistas of Lyme Bay over to Dartmoor, then keep going to Langdon Hill-Wood via Smugglers’ Trail. Or carry yourself off towards the cliffs for the old Thorncombe Beacon and views of Bridport and Chesil Beach, one of England’s longest shingle shorelines.

Please note

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).

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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


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Reviews

9.6

Overall rating based on 201 reviews

 

98% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

  95% described as Peaceful ?

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Wonderfully peaceful site, lovely clean facilities - hot showers are …20/09/2022

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

  • Unpowered grass tent, trailer tent or campervan site
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    Wonderfully peaceful site, lovely clean facilities - hot showers are a treat in such a rural site and we weren’t expecting a fridge. It’s in a beautiful setting and we loved lying in our tent listening to the owls. We’d definitely recommend it.

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Will certainly be back15/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRoger B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent, trailer tent or campervan site
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    Friendly tidy with good well marked out pitches

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    Nothing to dislike

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I loved this campsite. Clean, quiet, well managed, it had …14/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJulia M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent, trailer tent or campervan site
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    I loved this campsite. Clean, quiet, well managed, it had nice, flat pitches and good facilities.

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Small and wonderfully peaceful 😁05/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomANDERW M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent, trailer tent or campervan site
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    Small and wonderfully peaceful 😁

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Peaceful, quiet, spacious with friendly campers around. Toilet/sink block kept …05/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent, trailer tent or campervan site
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  • Liked: 

    Peaceful, quiet, spacious with friendly campers around. Toilet/sink block kept clean and well stocked with loo roll.

    Disliked: 

    Toilets clean but in a wooden stall, and aren't for those who are shy or want privacy while they do their business!
    The 2 small fridges and their little freezer compartments weren't up for the job. Still - it was nice to have something.

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Nice views and in the middle of the countryside04/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent, trailer tent or campervan site
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    Nice views and in the middle of the countryside

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Had a wonderful stay here, would definitely recommend04/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomVicky B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent, trailer tent or campervan site
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    Beautiful location, very peaceful, clean facilities, great shower, wildlife, lovely sunsets, unbelievable night sky, nice walks nearby, convenient for coast and towns, fabulous stay

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    Small gripe but the track leading to the site was a little hairy for our rickety old car but we got used to it and the car coped just fine

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Beautiful location! Lovely and peaceful!04/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEmma M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent, trailer tent or campervan site
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    Beautiful location! Lovely and peaceful!

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    Showers were a bit temperamental. Scalding hot to freezing cold

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A lovely small site. Adults only so very peaceful. Set …03/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSharon S.Confirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent, trailer tent or campervan site
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    A lovely small site. Adults only so very peaceful. Set in the beautiful countryside with lots of country walks all around and beaches close by.

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A lovely rural campsite for a quiet stay, pub and walks locally01/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSara M.Confirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent, trailer tent or campervan site
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    Love Hobby Farm Campsite. It's a beautiful rural location, with a small number of pitches aimed at the dog friendly adult only market.

    We have stayed a number of times, we love the clean shower and toilet facilities and use of a fridge and washing up facilities if required.

    Logs are available to buy on site. The whole stay is very relaxed, simply turn up and pitch up.

    Plenty of nice walks locally and a pub within 10 mins.

    We cant believe it is that same price all year round!

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Groups welcome

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Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

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Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

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Bar nearby

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Nearby farmers' market

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Location

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  • Whitchurch Canonicorum, Bridport, Dorset, England, DT6 6RJ
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.7555°N 2.8466°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Coach Station — 6.4 kilometres
Yeovil Bus Station — 25.9 kilometres
South Station — 29.3 kilometres
Train stations
Axminster Rail Station — 11.5 kilometres
Crewkerne Rail Station — 14.0 kilometres
Maiden Newton Rail Station — 19.7 kilometres
Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal — 32.5 kilometres
Exmouth Ferry Landing — 43.6 kilometres
Bridgwater Ferry Terminal — 44.3 kilometres
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 40.3 kilometres

Directions


Coming along Blunts Road from Ryall, pass Hobby Farm (the equestrian stables) and look for the next turning on the right to find the site. It's better to use the Google Maps location for Hobby Farm Holidays to find the exact spot rather than using the postcode.

If coming from the A303 and Crewkerne, after Bettiscombe, your satnav may suggest going down a bridleway to Mandeville Stoke Farm. Don't take this turning but carry straight on instead.

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

Book as much time as you can off work, as this area’s brimming with things to do. Quirky times can be had at Lyme Regis’ crazy golf course on the promenade, while boat trips are available from West Bay to see beaches from a watery vantage point. Meanwhile, museums like Dinosaurland Fossil (15 minutes' drive) will school you on what puts the Jurassic into the Jurassic Coast.

For country houses with a twist, former Cistercian monastery Forde Abbey is a 20-minute drive or you can journey an hour into the countryside past Yeovil for Sherborne Castle. Car enthusiasts can have a gander at the Haynes Motor Museum near this 16th-century Tudor mansion, some 50 minutes from Hobby Farm.

Back towards the coast, town times are top in Sidmouth, 40 minutes east by car, with its Regency houses, botanical gardens and donkey sanctuary. Heading in the other direction will take you to the Hardy Monument on Black Down within 35 minutes for views of the West Dorset Heritage Coast from way up high.

Must see

  • Mapperton House & Gardens (10.7 kilometres)
  • Abbotsbury Swannery (20.4 kilometres)
  • Montacute House (23.7 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Shute Barton (15.3 kilometres)
  • Loughwood Meeting House (15.4 kilometres)

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 caravan
Arrive:  noon –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  noon
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  1:30 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Hobby Farm cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

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

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. Hobby 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.

Hired accommodation: £50.00 ($91.51) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

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

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  • Does Hobby Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Hobby Farm dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Hobby Farm? Book as much time as you can off work, as this area’s brimming with things to do. Quirky times can be had at Lyme Regis’ crazy golf course on the promenade, while … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Hobby Farm?
    Camping and caravan
    Arrive:  noon –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  1:30 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Hobby Farm? From $33.36 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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