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Hobby Farm Camping

General

  • Dog-friendly, adults-only couples’ country retreat with a fishing pond
  • 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

Whatever pastime you're into, Hobby Farm in Marshwood Vale’s got you covered.

Like a bit of walking? Set in the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this site’s got that in spades. Want to go fishing? A pond in the grounds ensures you can have a go at reeling in a couple of edible creatures. 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 dinosaur bone hunting) 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, 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 for alfresco cooking on hol as 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 caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

This is an adults-only site. Children 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.

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.


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9.8

Overall rating based on 48 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

100% would stay here again.

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great place to stay for a get away from it all and reboot.02/02/2020

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  • Fox's Den shepherd's hut
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    A lovely quiet place with a really friendly owner who made us feel welcome. The fox den shepherds hut was really cozy and comfy, everything we needed was at hand and we just brought our bedding and clothes. We enjoyed a low key and relaxing couple of nights recharging ourselves. The local pub is great, felt right at home with the staff and locals, the food is good, simple fare done well and presented in a nice dining area.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike.

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Lovely little getaway20/01/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomApril H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fox's Den shepherd's hut
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    So peaceful had a lovely stay, a great little hideaway, has all you need to enjoy tranquility

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike just west boots to go across field to fox's den

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Lovely quiet and secluded.08/01/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDonna R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Otter's Nest shepherd's hut
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    Shepherd hut had everything we needed and more! Beautiful quiet spot! Its a shame we were just crashing there after a long hike and didn't make the most of it really.

    Disliked: 

    The logs for the stove were sat in a bucket of water outside, luckily we had no plans to use them but would have been a bit annoying if we had.

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Beautiful site, the shepherds hut was all you could need18/11/2019

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  • Otter's Nest shepherd's hut
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    Absolutely everything

    Disliked: 

    Nothing at all

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Gloriously peaceful countryside site close to the coast16/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very peaceful and quiet site, surrounded by beautiful countryside. Close enough to Charmouth, Golden Cap and Lyme Regis to walk from campsite for keen walkers. Lots of lovely coastline to explore by car for the less keen walkers! Pub in the village 10 minutes walk from the site. Facilities very clean, plenty of hot water for showering. Friendly staff. Reasonably priced.

    Disliked: 

    Only one shower and toilet - not a problem during my stay but might be an issue during busier times.

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Excellent site, great value for money. Freindly welcome from owners05/10/2019

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  • Otter's Nest shepherd's hut
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    The peace and tranquility, beautiful setting

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A quiet, friendly site with wonderful views and spotlessly clean ...06/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLucia C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    A quiet, friendly site with wonderful views and spotlessly clean bathrooms.

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Highly recommended.... would def return, ideally situated03/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomClaire R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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  • Liked: 

    This site was really lovely.... quiet, beautiful views, beautiful clean facilities

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Very clean facilities, peaceful site with lovely outlook03/09/2019

Reviewer's country: AustraliaKathryne M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    Very clean facilities

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Lovely and peaceful, shower and toilet facilities were extremely clean!02/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAthina C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    Lovely and peaceful, shower and toilet facilities were extremely clean!

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Bar nearby

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Horseback riding nearby

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Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

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Rules

Adults only

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Amenities on park

Bath available

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Camping pods

Jumbo tent sites

Microlodges

Pre-erected tents

Shepherd's huts

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Location

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

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bridport: Coach Park West Street — 6.4 kilometres
Seaton (Devon): Sea Front Bus Stop — 16.8 kilometres
Ilminster: Market Square Coach Stop — 19.5 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.

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 a 15-minute 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 touring
Arrive:  noon –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  noon
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  noon –  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 ($92.49) 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.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site 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 touring
    Arrive:  noon –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  noon –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Hobby Farm? From $29.33 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

Dogs
A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Changes to your holiday
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

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

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £50.00 ($92.49) 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.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

General
Quiet hours must be respected between midnight and 7:30 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

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

Dogs
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Admission
This is an adults-only site. Children under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

Dogs
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

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