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- 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.
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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Unpowered grass tent, trailer tent or campervan site
Max. persons: 3 x
One Class B motorhome or Camper trailer or Tent allowed per site
Site size : unlimited
Ground type: Grass
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Wonderfully peaceful site, lovely clean facilities - hot showers are …
Will certainly be back
I loved this campsite. Clean, quiet, well managed, it had …
Small and wonderfully peaceful 😁
Had a wonderful stay here, would definitely recommend
Beautiful location! Lovely and peaceful!
A lovely small site. Adults only so very peaceful. Set …
A lovely rural campsite for a quiet stay, pub and walks locally
Leisure on park
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on park
Car parking by site/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Jumbo tent sites
Tipis, yurts, or wigwams
Lake and/or mountain
Electric car charging point(s)
Propane/gas cylinders available
Convenience store nearby
Dog walk nearby
Nearby farmers' market
Tiny (1-10 sites)
Cycle hire nearby
Horseback riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
- Coach stations
— 6.4 kilometres
6.4 kilometres Yeovil Bus Station — 25.9 kilometres
25.9 kilometres South Station — 29.3 kilometres
- Train stations
Axminster Rail Station
— 11.5 kilometres
11.5 kilometres Crewkerne Rail Station — 14.0 kilometres
14.0 kilometres Maiden Newton Rail Station — 19.7 kilometres
- Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal
— 32.5 kilometres
32.5 kilometres Exmouth Ferry Landing — 43.6 kilometres
43.6 kilometres Bridgwater Ferry Terminal — 44.3 kilometres
Exeter International Airport
— 40.3 kilometres
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.
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.
- Mapperton House & Gardens (10.7 kilometres)
- Abbotsbury Swannery (20.4 kilometres)
- Montacute House (23.7 kilometres)
- Shute Barton (15.3 kilometres)
- Loughwood Meeting House (15.4 kilometres)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and caravan|
|Arrive:||noon –||8 p.m.|
|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.
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 parkVisa
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- 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.
- 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