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3 nights (Sep 25 - Sep 28)
2 adults

Hobby Farm Camping

4.8 (299 reviews)
Whitchurch Canonicorum
Tel: 07793633297
Peaceful Hobby Farm Campsite is set in the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with an abundance of footpaths for walking. There is a lake in the grounds in which you can fish or, if you prefer, you can just relax in the adults-only site with a low-key atmosphere, or walk the 500 yards to the nearest pub just up the country lane. The site’s also a 10-minute drive to the famous fossil beach in Charmouth (for fossil hunting) and footpaths connecting to the coast from here mean you can roam on down through the green countryside to the beach at Charmouth in about an hour and a quarter. You can bring your dog too as well behaved ones are always 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. A supermarket’s less than a 15-minute drive for alfresco cooking and a farm shop within a mile so excellent for a working up an appetite to get your breakfast provisions.

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Otter's Nest Shepherd's Hut

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Private facilities

Otter's Nest Shepherd's Hut with heating, kitchen area, and shared toilet and... more >

Otter's Nest Shepherd's Hut with heating, kitchen area, and shared toilet and shower facilities. Bring your own bedding or opt for our 'extra' to have the bed made up for you.Room Facilities:

  • Kingsize Bed
  • Kettle
  • Heater
  • Crockery and Glasses
  • Shared toilet and shower
  • Gas Hob
  • Bring Own Bedlinen/Towls
  • Utensils

The Fox's Den Shepherd's Hut

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Private facilities

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The Fox's Den Shepherd's Hut with kitchen area and shared toilet and shower facilities. Bring your own bedding or opt for our 'extra' to have the bed made up for you.Room Facilities:

  • Bring Own Bed Linen/Towels
  • Double Bed
  • Kettle
  • Heater
  • Gas Hob
  • Crockery and Glasses
  • Shared Toilet and Shower
  • Utensils

Badgers Retreat Shepherd's Hut

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En suite

Badger's Reatreat Shepherd's Hut with kitchen area and ensuite toilet and sh... more >

Badger's Reatreat Shepherd's Hut with kitchen area and ensuite toilet and shower facilities. Bring your own bedding or opt for our 'extra' to have the bed made up for you.

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Non electric grass pitch

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Shared facilities

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Non-electric grass pitch for tents, small campervan a or trailer tents only. Adults only.
Pets Welcome

Facilities

  • Bar (nearby)
  • Fishing

Policies

Check In: Between 13:30 and 20:00
Check Out: Between 10:00 and 10:00
Wi-fi: There is no wireless internet available.
Smoking: There is no smoking permitted anywhere within the property.
Parking: Parking for all guests is available on site and is free of charge.

Children: All guests must be 18 or over, no children are allowed.
Pets: Pets are allowed at a charge of £2.00 per day.
Groups: Groups are accepted up to a maximum of 2 people. No stag and hen groups.

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4.8
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299 reviews

100% recommend

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5
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19th September 2021:

Lovely, peaceful place to stay. Loved staying in the shepherd's hut.

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The Five Bells pub is a good place to walk to for a drink or food.

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4.8
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18th September 2021:

Beautiful site, excellent views down the valley. Toilets and showers are totally fine, the showers are very tricky to get to a good temperature but plenty of hot water once you do. We loved being able to have campfires and being able to buy wood on site was very handy. Very peaceful site.

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The left shower was easier to get to a good temperature than the right.

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5
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15th September 2021:

A beautiful, peaceful site. We hope to return.

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The Five Bells pub is only 5 minutes walk away and serves simple but good food. The walk down the river to Charmouth is lovely but very overgrown towards the end.

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5
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13th September 2021:

We had a really relaxing weekend. The site is spacious, peaceful and in a beautiful setting. The perfect place to chill.

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The walk across to Chideock is lovely (described on Hobby Farm website). Next time we visit, we’d do this walk again but continue on to Seatown.

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5
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13th September 2021:

Very nice and picture perfect settings in rolling green hills of dorset,. Spotless toilet & showers. Well done 10 out of 10. 👍🏿

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Plenty of space to pitch up in this peaceful site that provides large waste bins, The toilets and Showers have plenty of hot water plus washing up sinks and a couple of refrigerators to put your butter and milk in. There’s a pub close bye The Five Bells that provides food n drink, Bridport about 15 mins by car offers a large street market come booty on a Saturday also West bay and Lyme Regis are easy to get to.

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5
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12th September 2021:

Such a beautiful night stay in the Otters Shepards hut. Fired up the bbq for Dinner set alongside the lake. So quiet and peaceful. We were toasty warm in the hut with the wood burner. Comfortable large bed. Had our own toilet and shower in a shed a short walk up the path. Gorgeous location. Exactly what we needed, we will be back!

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We spent all day fossil hunting down at Charmouth and walks. We went into Lyme Regis for a mooch.

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5
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11th September 2021:

A very nice quiet place to be

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Seatown could do with cafe . Over a pub

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5
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10th September 2021:

Lovely, peaceful site with well maintained facilities. The stars were incredible! Pitches are nicely spread out so it didn't feel like you were on top of other campers.

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4.8
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7th September 2021:

The hosts communication was prompt, polite and helpful. They were most accommodating and the shepherds hut is beautiful and situated in gorgeous country side. Conditions were clean and it’s clear time has been spent thinking about what’s needed and judging by the new timber decking maintenance/developments are certainly made here. The only slight Niggle was campers set up right behind us, some won’t mind this and there are two other huts available for those who might want a little more separation from others. This is a very minor point and our stay was still highly enjoyable and definitely recommended.

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Most of our time was spent at a family event, however we did spend an afternoon at west bay (hardly a hidden gem- as it’s very well known) which was enjoyable as always.

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5
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6th September 2021:

Great campsite, very clean, well kept and pretty. And loads of (very well behaved) dogs! Recommended :)

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6th September 2021:

A lively spot to spend a few days for myself and my dog. Friendly and helpful staff.

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5th September 2021:

Couldn't fault anything. The shepherd's hut was comfortable and well equipped (maybe a wooden spoon and splatter guard for the frying pan could be added). Excellent location. Perfect place in which to relax. Booking easy and staff very helpful and friendly. Maybe a sign in the hedge as we missed the entrance initially as the gate was open, so we couldn't see the name on the gate.

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Would recommend the walks in the immediate vicinity. The village church. The Five Bells. Just sitting and relaxing by the pond, enjoying the tranquility and wildlife.

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4.8
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3rd September 2021:

Hobby farm is set in an idyllic location. It was very tranquil and peaceful. Would highly recommend for couples and families.

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Village pub within walking distance, serves food :)

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5
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2nd September 2021:

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4.3
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2nd September 2021:

Lovely little quiet campsite. Simple but fabulous.

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5
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1st September 2021:

Brilliant camp site. Owners extremely helpful and friendly. We have already rebooked for next year.

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Excellent base for visiting Bridport, Charmouth, Westbay Beach. We cycled to these places through the country lanes. If you enjoy walking than your love the country lanes and views.

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5
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31st August 2021:

What a wonderful campsite! Such a beautiful and peaceful location. Facilities were very clean and lots of hot water in the shower. We would happily stay here again :)

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5
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31st August 2021:

Just what we were looking for... a peaceful, well maintained site where we could kick back, have a camp fire and look up at the stars. Highly recommended.

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5
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30th August 2021:

Lovely quiet campsite, beautiful setting :) Great facilities- clean toilets and so nice to have a proper hot shower! When we saw staff they were friendly. Loved it :)

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The walk to Charmouth was a bit overgrown so be careful of nettles and brambles. Prebook and taxis - not sure if it was extraordinarily busy as we stayed over bank holiday weekend - Floyd was great (Floyd’s Taxis) and the other local company was Causley Cars. The chip shop in Charmouth was also very busy - you can preorder this so worth consoldering :) The George Pub in Charmouth was friendly and we had a lovely relax in the beer garden.

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5
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30th August 2021:

Very nice quiet site very clean

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5
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29th August 2021:

Just back from a brilliant 13 night stay. So relaxed and peaceful. This campsite really is a haven to take time to unwind. It was really easy to reach Bridport by foot bike or car and also head off a little further along the coast. We had some great days out taking in the amazing scenery. Returning to the campsite to sit under the stars by the fire pit. The toilets and showers were kept well cleaned and the size of the site meant it never felt busy or noisy. Would highly recommend.

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The Aroma cafe in Bridport is excellent for vegetarians like us their food was all local and delicious with friendly service. Seatown beach is a little gem within walking distance of the site and Durdle Door was a must see in our books.

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5
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28th August 2021:

Wonderful site in a beautiful location. The pitches are a good size and having a fire is always a bonus. I like that this is a small site, the facilities are kept clean and are very good. Excellent communication regarding our stay and directions to the campsite. I can't say anything negative. We did have fabulous weather and that always helps. Thank you for having us.

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Although this campsite is tucked away, there is easy access to all beaches etc.

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5
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28th August 2021:

Friendly, hands-on owners who aren’t overbearing and just let their guests get on with their holiday. Well run with excellent facilities which are far from basic- cleaned thoroughly twice daily. Two showers, two toilets and two fridges; even a couple of electrical sockets where phones can queue to charge up! The ponds on site are delightful and the reflection of the sun in lower pond as it sets is quite lovely. The rowing boat is an added extra touch of perfection. If this is what heaven is like, it’s perfect!

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Such a beautiful camp site in a stunning location. Everything about our stay was magical; the peace and quiet away from families with children and loud groups; hearing the sounds of nature throughout the day and night; the convenient location close to beaches which are a short drive away; endless miles of serene country lanes to walk through and vistas to stop to admire. The pub up the lane was closed temporarily due to a bit of ‘pindemic’ but rumour has it that it’s fabulous! We visited the sunflower fields a couple of miles up the Lane to the right as you leave the campsite- stunning! The Jurassic coastline is full of interest and we found (but did not remove) plenty of fossils. The local Spar a couple of miles along the main road offers most groceries you might need with courtesy and friendliness included in the price - however we found the local big ‘farm shop’ on the main road opposite the turning leading to the campsite very much overpriced.

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4.8
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28th August 2021:

Really relaxing experience, beautiful location run by lovely friendly people. The directions in the walks on the website were spot on.

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4.5
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28th August 2021:

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4.5
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27th August 2021:

Low key friendly service, in a lovely setting. Individual fire pits that you can use on your pitch.

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We couldn't try the local pub as it was unfortunately closed whilst we were there due to Covid. It would have been within an easy walking distance. We walked down into Lyme Regis one day and got a taxi back. The next day we walked into Bridport ate at the Watch Cafe on the beach - really quite pleasant and took the bus most of the way back.

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5
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27th August 2021:

Our last holiday without children (but with a dog) and it was perfect. Lovely big pitches with stunning views. Clean and well-maintained. A butchers delivery and fire pits available.

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The local farm shop (Felicities) has wood fired pizza on Thursdays, and fresh fish on Friday and Saturday mornings. The Anchor Inn (Seatown) does wonderful fish, but it you want the best scallops then go to Herbies in Lyme Regis: it’s worth the queue.

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5
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27th August 2021:

Lovely stay could do with a plug point extension otherwise perfect

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4.5
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26th August 2021:

Lovely setting, and good modern facilities hiding in a wooden shed. Loved the opportunity for a safe campfire.

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Near to the Jurassic Coast for fossil hunters. Bridport is great for antiques and bric a brac

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5
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26th August 2021:

We think your doing a great job well done

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Local Bakery at Charmouth is very good and friendly

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5
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25th August 2021:

Tranquil, peaceful best place to destress, Tom and Heather couldn't do enough to make your stay just what you wanted. Would recommend it to anyone and everyone. Thank you

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5
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25th August 2021:

Peaceful site in a wonderful location deep in the heart of the Dorset countryside. Lovely walking area, perfect for unwinding and enjoying the wildlife. Facilities spotless. Can’t wait to return.

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5
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24th August 2021:

Great location to use as a base to explore the the local area. The site is rural and very quiet. The facilities are basic but clean. Definitely worth staying at Hobby Farm the views are nice and you'll have a peaceful stay

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5
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23rd August 2021:

Hooby Farm is amazing a peaceful adult only campsite, very clean, easy walking distance to a pub and right next to footpaths. Very dog friendly and a lovely adult only break.

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5
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23rd August 2021:

Thoroughly enjoyed our 2 night stay. Beautiful quiet site very close to stunning scenic walks. Facilities were spotless.

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Visit Golden Cap and the surrounding areas.

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5
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22nd August 2021:

This is our second time at hobby farm. We had a beautiful stay. The views are amazing. Will definitely be going back again. It is so relaxing. The owners are friendly. The showers and toilets are clean. The lake is pretty. We just love this site. The dog loved it he sulked when we had to go home.

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5
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21st August 2021:

Really impressed with our stay. The site was clean and had everything we needed, yet still felt very in keeping with the surroundings. We especially liked the wood for sale, the firepits available and the butcher visits. Loved the open space in the middle of the field. Meant that our puppy wasn't always barking at people walking around and it doesn't feel like other people are on your doorstep.

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Fecilties farm shop down the road is a must for pasties and coffees.

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5
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21st August 2021:

First time at an adult only site , what a great experience. The site is so peaceful, Facilities were cleaned twice a day , staff very friendly and helpful. Pitches spacious and well kept. Would camp here again .

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5
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20th August 2021:

Simple but good facilities. Very clean. Quiet location perfect for a relaxing retreat.

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4.8
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20th August 2021:

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20th August 2021:

Beautiful, peaceful and private space.

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5
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19th August 2021:

We had an absolutely lovely stay and feel so luck to have managed to book in for a night away. The views and location were incredible and the hut had everything needed, was clean and homely. We unfortunately did not own a king size sheet that would fit the bed so used a flat sheet which made so for one night, if a king size sheet was available to borrow we would have loved this option. Overall fantastic stay!

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Local pub was lovely, fantastic walks available and we loved bird watching from our hut.

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5
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18th August 2021:

Fantastic camp site for the quieter, less busy camping trips. 3 nights was a dream. Beautiful site, fantastic facilities including 2 communal half fridge freezers, power sockets, fire drums, all available at the shower/toilet facilities. Showers and toilets were immaculate and all individual. Highly recommend, will be back again.

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5
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17th August 2021:

Great site, lovely views nice pub 10minutes away

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4
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16th August 2021:

You guys were fantastic. We were just unlucky that people decided to camp right behind our Shepard’s hut.

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The 5 bells pub down the road was fantastic! It couldn’t be run by nicer people!

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4.8
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16th August 2021:

Lovely location and I found my stay very peaceful would love to go back some time in the future

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5
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16th August 2021:

Lovely site with plenty of space and large pitches. Facilities were excellent and very clean.

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We enjoyed the walk across the fields to Charmouth - a bit muddy in places but lovely walk and only takes just over an hour each way. West Bay and Bridport are only a short drive away and worth a visit. Seatown is a nice beach, smaller and less busy than Charmouth and Lyme Regis and a good place to hunt for fossils. It has a large car park, pub, coffee and icecream for sale and paddle board hire.

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4.5
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16th August 2021:

Lovely site , perfect base for seeing West Dorset.Quiet and peaceful

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Walks from the site to Shave Cross Inn and Coppets Hill trails Little Bredy walled garden Olive tree restaurant Bridport

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4.8
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16th August 2021:

Such a beautiful, natural campsite with quiet but friendly like minded campers. A great retreat from the hustle and bustle and nice walks directly from your tent 😃

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4.3
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13th August 2021:

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5
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12th August 2021:

Lovely peaceful location, with good facilities.

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The Five Bells Inn is great for a nice pint and decent food. Lots of picturesque walks on the doorstep too.

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4.3
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11th August 2021:

Simple, friendly and relaxing. Exactly what was needed for a holiday. Been twice before and will definitely come back.

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Definitely check out the five bells as they do good food and beer. However they are not open on Monday so don’t plan a visit then. Also found a lovely hike up to Harndown Hill. Definitely worth a walk as long as you don’t mind a bit of uphill. Fantastic views when you reach the top

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5
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10th August 2021:

It was our first time camping in a van and you were our first stop. We’ve since been to 2 other sites after your stay and they do not compare. The facilities, cleanliness and location are amazing. The service was superb and something I’ve not seen in other sites.

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Lovely food at the 5 bells, the walk to the coast was lovely which is on the website,

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5
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10th August 2021:

Lovely site, very clean and tidy. Great views and in a perfect location.

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9th August 2021:

Can’t really comment on staff/service as didn’t see anyone or need to contact for assistance. However, all email correspondence was prompt and efficient. We have assumed staff are good judging by cleanliness and comments written in the guest book.

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We would highly recommend the Ilchester Arms in Symondsbury.

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4.5
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9th August 2021:

Very clean and well presented site. The amenities are to a high standard if not a little on the small side as I found the showers a bit cramped but still perfectly usable. The owners/staff were very polite, helpful and came on site twice a day to clean etc. The entrance track is a little uneven meaning we grounded in places whilst laden entering site but was OK once we unloaded.

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5
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8th August 2021:

We had a really lovely stay in the Foxes Den shepherds hut. Staff were very accommodating and due to the rain and wet pitches, my mum and her friend were able to come and pitch their tents next to our hut which made our experience as a family camping together even better. The hut was perfect. Very comfy bed which makes all the difference! There was everything we needed to make it a comfortable stay. Love the area. Loved how quiet the site is and not over crowded at all. We had a campfire each night and really enjoyed sitting around looking at the stars! Just perfect!

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Felicity’s Farm shop is really lovely, just 5 mins drive and had everything we needed to make lovely meals. The view from outside the shop is beautiful and you can grab an ice cream from the van there and take a seat outside. Seatown was a short drive away and very pretty beach, lovely ice cream hut that’s joined to the pub, does coffees and beer/cider too, very friendly lady who runs it! A lovely walk to the Golden Cap, we parked in the national trust car park and walked up. Worth the hike for the views at the top! Drove to Lyme Regis - busy beach, not for us but would suit families who want a typical British seaside town - shops, water sports, amusements etc.

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6th August 2021:

Would be useful to know how to get wood for the fire pit.

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Went to the local pub which had a nice atmosphere and great food

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6th August 2021:

Hobby Farm and the shepherds hut was a dream, the facilities were excellent providing everything you need for a relaxing break. The location is excellent for a quiet getaway with nothing but views of the lake and surrounding hills to distract you. Very close to Bridport for dinners and distractions if needed!

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The olive tree restaurant in Bridport for excellent seafood Pats cabs for local transportation - but book in advance Catch of the Day in West Bay for fish and chips

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6th August 2021:

If you want peace and quiet it doesn’t get any better than hobby farm,Myself,my husband loved it and even our 2 dogs where really chilled out.

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Only here for the weekend but went to char mouth and Lyme Regis which were lovely places

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5th August 2021:

Very peaceful and spacious. Will definitely come back for a relaxing weekend.

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Felicity’s farm shop doesn’t open on Sundays, so don’t trek out there in torrential rain 😂

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5th August 2021:

We absolutely loved staying at the Fox's Den, as did our dog Gustavo. The shepherd's hut was just right and particularly useful is the fence arae to keep the dog in as he likes to investigate.Lovely to see the horses near by too. Wishing you all the best.

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We visited a few places, of note was Sidmouth, a relatively unspoilt victorian coastal town with attractive gardens and shopping. Also I would always recommend the Donkey Sanctuary to anyone. For walks the coastal trek from Seatown which was completely picturesque to West Bay was well worth a go with pubs either end.

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5th August 2021:

We loved the peace and tranquility of the camp site. Badger's Retreat is a fabulous shepherd's hut. So clean and with all we needed. We really enjoyed cooking on the BBQ and relaxing outside in the quiet of the beautiful countryside.

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We enjoyed fossil hunting on Charmouth beach. There are also great walks to do in the area and Abbotsbury was a lovely place to visit too!

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4th August 2021:

A lovely, cozy, cute place to stay. We absolutely loved it and felt incredibly relaxed and at home here. Nice and warm at night and we enjoyed being able to cook our own food and eat it out on the deck with a few drinks in the evenings. Was lovely to stay in a beautiful alternative to the typical hotel.

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Restaurant wise The Bells inn is a short walk away, good pub food and friendly staff. Things to see and do. Golden Cap is only a 10 minute drive away, which has stunning views. Other things we did which we throughly enjoyed was Corfe Castle, Lulworth Cove to Durdle Door, Weymouth, Chesil beach and portland bill which were a bit further a feild about an hour or so away. But was worth the drive to be able to stay such a good accommodation

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4.5
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3rd August 2021:

Beautiful relaxing location. Easy to park and pitch up, lots of space and our dog was welcomed. Doesn't feel busy even when "full". Showers lovely and warm, just a teensy bit snug size wise!! Third time we have stayed. Will definitely return :)

Tips:

Friendly local pub 5 mins walk, very well stocked farm shop 25 mins walk. Beaches short drive.

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4.8
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3rd August 2021:

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5
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2nd August 2021:

A beautiful, quiet site in the stunning Dorset countryside. Pitches were clearly marked and well-spaced. We are frequent campers and this site was the best we’ve been on.

Tips:

Very handy for Charmouth and the beach and the lovely town of Bridport is not too far away (supermarket, petrol station etc) very well situated.

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5
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27th July 2021:

Excellent communication, clear instructions about the site and directions. Wonderfully quiet at night.Nice space between pitches. The washing up area was very useful (and clean) and the water was lovely and hot. The toilets and showers were very clean too (though we didn't use the shower during our short stay). Great to have fridges and a powerpoint for phones. If I'm going to get just a tiny bit picky (you did ask for feedback!) it would have been helpful to have a hook on the wall/door of the toilets to hang a towel and maybe a small shelf as stuff didn't stay on the edge of the small handbasin but this isn't so crucial as a hook. Only one of the toilets had a mirror. The mirror that had been in the toilet near the electric points/fridges was missing.

Tips:

It was great to be able to walk to the local pub. Friendly staff with a good range of local beers and a decent menu too. Short drive to Charmouth and Lyme Regis, both busy as everybody was enjoying their freedom after months of lockdown. Some nice litte places to eat in Lyme Regis and lots of independent shops too. Parking spaces were dificult to find but it was extra busy so an early arrival might be best.

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4.8
out of 5

25th July 2021:

Very happy with the campsite, we had a very peaceful stay. Very friendly and helpful staff. We had to use the fridge provided and it was very full at times! The freezer part wasn't managing to freeze the ice-packs. We managed fine, though, it wasn't a major problem.

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5
out of 5

25th July 2021:

One of the best campsites we’ve been on recently. Wonderfully quiet, great views and very pleasant owners.

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5
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24th July 2021:

Everything you need for true camping with very clean well maintained modern facilities. So peaceful and relaxing with beautiful views. Plenty of space.

Tips:

So close to the sea, visit small local beaches.

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4.8
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24th July 2021:

Very relaxed and friendly. The dog had a great time too. I appreciated the quiet and the simplicity. Facilities are very basic but well maintained.

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4.3
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24th July 2021:

Very relaxed, adult only camping.

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5
out of 5

22nd July 2021:

Great price, very peaceful site that allows you to pick your own pitch on arrival. Pitches were spacious. Clean facilities with a fridge and plug sockets to charge phones. Staff members were around throughout the day ensuring the site was kept to a high standard. Have booked to visit again next month.

Tips:

Local pub with beer garden close by and a short drive from charmouth and Lyme Regis beaches.

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5
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21st July 2021:

An amazingly peaceful place to stay. I loved my shepherd’s hut by the pond which enabled me to sit and watch the wildlife. I had my own shower and loo which, surprisingly, made a big difference. I would definitely return and would thoroughly recommend the site.

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5
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21st July 2021:

A beautiful and carefully maintained site , in a lovely position. Great facilities - showers and toilets very clean and supplied with soap, toilet roll etc. Very friendly and approachable staff who visited the site twice a day.

Tips:

The site itself is very quiet with no noise permitted late at night. However, be aware that the noise from the local pub travels. On the Saturday night of our stay the camp site was silent but there was very loud music playing until the early hours (2AM) from the village pub .

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5
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21st July 2021:

We had very enjoyable stay in the Shepard’s hut. We had everything we wanted. The hut was cosy and clean with excellent facilities. Our shower block and toilet were also very clean. The site itself was peaceful in an idyllic setting. Look forward to returning.

Tips:

Good beer at the local pub that is just a short walk away.

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4.8
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20th July 2021:

A lovely small and quiet camp site. The toilet and shower block were in a convenient location on the site and were kept very clean. The presence of a small fridge was an added bonus that we were not expecting. The site is good for accessing Lyme Regis and West Bay, and the very excellent Hive Beach at Burton Bradstock. We will definitely be coming again.

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5
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20th July 2021:

It was a wonderful stay. Low key, tranquil - and beautiful sunsets. Even a little fridge to store some milk etc. Friendly campers and friendly staff. I very much want to return and hope that the quiet and relaxed atmosphere will remain. It is not that easy to find low-key campsites. Very much appreciated. Many thanks. ⛺️🌹

Tips:

Not far to the coast - Golden Cap, beaches, Westbay, coastal path, Bridport, and if you want something for children- various activities and places to visit in the Weymouth area.

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5
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19th July 2021:

A little bit of peace of heaven on Earth, Tranquil beautiful setting, so relaxing and quite. Second visit & was great to find the huts have been updated and now have their own little enclosed gardens making it safe and secure for your dogs. The huts have their own showers & Toilets now, which was welcomed in the times we find ourselves in. It was also brilliant that shepherds huts are located in a field on their own overlooking the pond and the campers have their own field and facilities separate and in the next field. Thank you so much Tom & Gabby for sharing your beautiful home surroundings.

Tips:

Felicity Farm shop is a must to visit, and the ice cream parlour is amazing and they even sell organic Healthy dogs Ice cream which my dogs loved. Landlady of the five bells pub was so friendly & welcoming and it is a short stroll from the site, West Bay Hotel is dog friendly and Staff were amazing and food was lovely when we visited.

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5
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19th July 2021:

Lovely peaceful campsite. We found a great flat area of grass and had loads of space for our large tent. It was very tranquil with mostly other couples and no groups. The new facilities are perfect. Hot water, showers, place to charge phones. My only ask would be for a better freezer. In hot weather my ice pack remained cold but not frozen.

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4.3
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19th July 2021:

If you are looking for a basic site, set within the rolling hills of Dorset, then this is the site for you.

Tips:

It's a 7 minUte walk to the Five Bells. It's a 50 minute walk to the Shaves Cross Inn. Bridport has a market on Wednesday and Saturday.

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5
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18th July 2021:

Fantastic site, great location, friendly stall. Can’t fault it.

Tips:

Down load the walks from their website great walks and the inn is only a 10 minute walk.

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5
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18th July 2021:

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5
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16th July 2021:

Wonderful, quiet campsite. Beautiful views, very clean facilities and friendly staff. Will be back.

Tips:

Try the lovely Baboo Gelati at the Farm Shop.... yummy.

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5
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16th July 2021:

Such a lovely campsite, perfect facilities and great location for walking with great views everywhere! Perfect for a quiet night away!

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5
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15th July 2021:

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4.3
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13th July 2021:

We enjoyed our time and have booked to stay again this September in a shepherds hut because it was lovely and peaceful

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Pilsdon Pen hill fort is worth a visit as the views are fantastic

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5
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12th July 2021:

Very beautiful, quiet & friendly. The amount of facilities are just right. Very easy going. Good value for money.

Tips:

Lovely area. Lots of local gardens. Coastal path. Church in village of Whitchurch Canonicorum is amazing. Very good local farm shop. Recommend Sherbourne Abbey, castles, gardens & shops.

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5
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12th July 2021:

We had a wonderful stay at badger's retreat - beautiful quiet setting. The shepherd's hut was perfect. We loved it and will be back :)

Tips:

We had a lovely meal the the Shave Cross Inn - very friendly host and good food

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5
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12th July 2021:

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5
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11th July 2021:

Another great stay at Hobby Farm. Only minor detractor was the "fogged" double glazing in Badgers hut compromising the lovely view from inside the hut.

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Ford Abbey is well worth a visit for house and gardens.

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5
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10th July 2021:

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5
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10th July 2021:

Beautiful, tranquil location and lovely well equipped Shepherd's Hut overlooking a lake. The hut had its own fenced off garden so didn't need to tie the dog up. A bonus to have a digital radio in the hut to listen to the football!

Tips:

5 minutes walk to the pub. Open Tues to Sun evenings. Lots of footpaths nearby although some rather overgrown and difficult to spot. If you don't want to cross the A35 to get to the Coast, there is a quiet lane to Charmouth over a bridge. Leaflet of local walks available from Tourist Info shop at Charmouth beach. Charmouth forest is large and unspoilt.

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4.3
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10th July 2021:

Campsite accurately described on website. We did count 14 units camping on night 8th (website states 10 max) so a little busier than expected. Little touches like loo roll holders, a hook in toilet, mirror needed replacing in one toilet could improve the facilities. We enjoyed camping at your site and would love to return.

Tips:

Shave Cross Inn - very welcoming Publican/partner and run a minibus service that can be booked, good food selection, including cream teas in afternoons. Good local beer (Gyle 59). Plenty of walks from campsite and coastal paths, Colmer’s Hill, Golden Cap etc. Lovely cafe garden Downhouse Farm.

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4.8
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9th July 2021:

Great site, lovely view/location and spacious plots. Just the right atmosphere & really couldn’t fault our 2 night stay. Toilet paper running out on both days was a bit of a thing, so maybe leaving some spares when all pitches are booked? But a very small niggle in an overall perfect picture. Thanks.

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Bridport and local beaches or just chill out back at the camp,

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4.8
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8th July 2021:

A nice quiet site, peaceful location and convenient for the coast and countryside.

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There is a nice pub just a five minute walk from the site, good food and welcoming staff

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4.8
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6th July 2021:

We were only there for the one night but will definitely be back. Lovely quiet campsite with plenty of space between pitches. Shower cubicles were a bit snug but water pressure and temperature were excellent. Getting the doors to lock was a bit tricky - had we been there longer I would have mentioned it to the owner. The shepherds huts look really inviting - we might try those next time.

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As we were just there for one night after an event we can’t really comment. Lyme Regis is definitely worth a visit tho.

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4
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5th July 2021:

Great, adult only site. Lovely, rural location. Spacious pitch. Lovely views.

Tips:

Great walking location. Be sure to visit Felicity’s Farm shop at Morecombe Lake. Shave Cross pub pleasant 2mile walk and lovely food in garden.

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4.5
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4th July 2021:

I didn’t meet any staff, but the communication was good, the facilities were basic but clean, the site was well looked after with spacious pitches and super views, peace and quiet. Lovely!

Tips:

Plenty to see and do. Great walks direct from the site to Charmouth, Lyme Regis and Seatown where you can hike up Golden Cap the highest point in the South. Local pub serving great ales and basic pub food just 5 mins walk away. For a more gourmet pub treat try the George in Chideock, superb food.

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4
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4th July 2021:

We had a lovely stay, very pleasant looking out over the hills and watching the swallows. Facilities are basic but completely sufficient (would have appreciated a hook in the toilet cubicles). Nice, quiet and well maintained site.

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4.8
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3rd July 2021:

Lovely stay in Badgers Retreat... very comfortable & well equipped , en suite was a treat, bracing shower ... Beautiful location, peaceful site ...would definitely stay again... Thank you

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5
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3rd July 2021:

Clean quiet site. No hassle. Clean toilets and showers. Great hot water for washing up.

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Went to the George Pub. Excellent service, excellent food. Used the Spar shop again very helpful. Morrison’s close by in the car for main groceries and petrol. Went out everyday to see the sights. Great stay, really enjoyed our weeks holiday.

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5
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2nd July 2021:

Beautiful little campsite! Small and quaint and quiet. Perfect for what we were looking for.

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5
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2nd July 2021:

Absolutely loved our stay at Hobby Farm in the Badgers Retreat shepherd's hut. Brilliant location. Enjoyed dinner at the local pub. Only downside was not staying longer!

Tips:

We drove 8 minutes to Langdon Hill Car Park to do the walk up to The Golden Cap which was lovely. Highly recommend the Five Bells Inn down the road for dinner.

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4.8
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1st July 2021:

Lovely, friendly site with lots to do within a short drive. A little more fridge/freezer space would be perfect

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We loved Seatown Beach and Tunnel Treetops high ropes course

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4
out of 5

30th June 2021:

nice location and site bit rural tho

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quite rural

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5
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30th June 2021:

A lovely, peaceful site, with plenty of space between pitches. Flushing loos and shower on site was a bonus, all very clean with good lighting. Loved our stay here, hope to return :)

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Worth the short walk to the village, we went down to the church and then cut back through the public footpath to form a little loop back.

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5
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29th June 2021:

A great little campsite. The owners have put a lot of thought, time and effort into creating a near-perfect place for pitching up; very generously sized plots are marked out with little mounds of earth to separate them (the mounds are planted with saplings, which in a few years will also provide even more privacy and seclusion). The toilets are functional, flushing, clean at all times, with hot and cold water and a shower cubicle included. A large pond attracts wildlife and creates a lovely atmosphere. Beautiful, quiet, relaxed, well thought-out and perfect for grown-ups who want to get away for a while.

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5
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27th June 2021:

This is the 3rd time we have visited Hobby Farm. Camping last July and this June. We also stayed in one of the Shepherds huts In October. We hope we can come back again this autumn. Tom and team are very friendly and welcoming and helpful. Looks really nice on the field, nice new block of showers and toilets.

Tips:

5 Bells pub is literally 500 yards away from Hobby Farm. Very nice food, friendly staff. They don't open Mondays. Nice fish and chip shop in Charmouth (again doesn't open Mondays)

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4.8
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27th June 2021:

Thank you for providing such a lovely campsite. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Facilities were very well thought of and kept very clean. Campsite was really nice and peaceful. Really liked how it was dog friendly too. We will definitely be visiting again :)

Tips:

Very close to West Bay and Lime Regis where you will find various different things to do :)

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5
out of 5

27th June 2021:

Very good location and well arranged shepherds huts.

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Farm shop at Morecombelake has a very wide stock.

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5
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27th June 2021:

Lovely campsite.

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4.8
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26th June 2021:

Thank you! We really enjoyed being on your beautiful, tranquil site. So very pretty and peaceful, the stream burbling behind our van and even dragonflies. Dave could not have been more helpful with firewood and sorting out gas canisters. Our only minor niggle was an unclear section on the guided walk to Charmouth. Other than that, perfect.

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Owner Response:

We'll revisit the Charmouth walk and update it as soon as we can. Thanks for your helpful comments.

5
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23rd June 2021:

This was our second year staying at Hobby Farm and it's still as delightful as ever. Perfect quiet location, definitely not for party animals. Just beautiful. Thank you for looking after the site so well and not over crowding or increasing the number of pitches.

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5
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23rd June 2021:

Such a beautiful site. The pond was bursting with life - loads of fish, mallard and moorhen chicks, dragonflies, swallows and wagtails. Also tawny owls, buzzards and kestrels. Highly recommended for wildlife enthusiasts. Great to see the newly planted hedges too. Thank you!

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5
out of 5

23rd June 2021:

We stayed in a shepherds hut last September so this was the first time in the camping field. Fantastic location for walking, spotless facilities and really friendly owners.

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Leave the car at the campsite and explore the coast on foot. It's a beautiful part of the country

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4.8
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23rd June 2021:

Peaceful, scenic, friendly, spacious pitches, no crowding, beautiful

Tips:

Walking distance to pub, rural location, good for walking, lovely seaside villages & towns nearby e.g Charmouth & lyme Regis

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5
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22nd June 2021:

Fantastic location. We needed a private, peaceful place where we could enjoy looking at the beautiful nature and we found it in Hobby Farm’s accommodation (Otter’s nest).

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4.5
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16th June 2021:

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4.3
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16th June 2021:

Loved our stay was avsolutely perfect for us two and our two dogs, loved that there was a secure aspect to arou d the hut which meant we could relax more with the dogs. The quiet nature and the lovely surroundings was just what we needed. We csnt wait to return, gutted we csnt return again this summer!

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5
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16th June 2021:

Absolutely loved it. So peaceful, only the birds could be heard. Will definitly be back. Thank you

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4.5
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16th June 2021:

Peaceful and simple little site with clean facilties and relaxing atmosphere. No electric hook up but there is a freezer onside for your freezer packs. Sloping site so motorhome/campers need leveling blocks. Enjoyed 2 nights here with dog and took a walk to Charmouth along the back lanes for lunch and provisions. The Five Bells Inn is within 10 mins walk from the site serving food and with a good garden, open Wed. to Sun, lovely, helpful staff. I will be going back.

Tips:

Five Bells Inn. 10 mins walk. Felicity's Farm Shop. Morecambelake. 10 min drive. Charmouth, 10 min drive for a couple small shops and pubs.

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5
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14th June 2021:

Fantastic site with no sound but the birds and a trickling stream. Will definitely be back.

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Great walks and very good real ale at the pub 5 minutes walk away.

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4.5
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14th June 2021:

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5
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13th June 2021:

The most peaceful and tranquil campsite anyone could wish for. Plots spacious and well distanced from other campers. Facilities scrupulously clean. Despite being so close to lovely local pubs etc…was actually so perfect just sitting on the campsite listening to the bird song, babbling brook and admiring the view while enjoying a glass of wine beside the fire they encourage you to light and enjoy.

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5
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13th June 2021:

Beautifully rural location which gives a sense of isolation and peace and quiet! A very well thought out site which provides all that you need but keeps it's unique simplicity in tact. Perfect to get away from it all but close enough to the coast and it's wonderful beaches! Wouldn't hesitate to recommend but part of me would like to keep it a secret!!

Tips:

Beaches at Eype, West Bay and Charmouth all within a short distance and Lyme Regis just a little further down the road. Wonderful walking country around Stonebarrow Hill and Golden Cap.

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5
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7th June 2021:

Lovely campsite. The location is great to explore the beaches.The pitches are big. Really nice place to relax and unwind. We will be back!

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5
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7th June 2021:

Lovely 24 hour break, will definitely be back!

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Nice little pub a couple minutes walk away!

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5
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2nd June 2021:

Clean and quiet camping site, ideal as adult only site, would recommend

Tips:

Camp at top or bottom of the field if you want early sun

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5
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2nd June 2021:

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5
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2nd June 2021:

Lovely campsite.. Peaceful.. Lovely views and walks.. Lovely pub 5 bells which is only a 5 minute walk.. And taxi into Lyme is only 10 minutes.. Would definitely recommend

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4.8
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31st May 2021:

This campsite is a little gem. Tucked away in rolling hills through narrow little lanes, this site delivers exactly what we needed for our getaway. The facilities are basic, but perfectly formed. The showers are hot, the toilets clean and welcoming. We pitched up at the rear of the field and we’re delighted to find a tiny stream which babbled nicely, helping us to drift off at night!

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This site is within a short drive of many of the local towns and places of interest, with a pub a short walk away that looked inviting, but we didn’t go there so couldn’t comment further.

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4
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27th May 2021:

Nice location - Not too far from Durdle Door. Small cosy stay that is perfect for a night or 2. We were unlucky with the rain so would of loved to make more use of the bbq/firepit facilities. Maybe next time! Overall we very much enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend.

Tips:

Local Pub very friendly/welcoming. Good atmosphere and nice food/drinks.

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5
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25th May 2021:

Lovely little campsite by the lake. The facilities were clean and all you needed, although we didn't use the showers. Lots of lovely walks all around. The pitches themselves were not sloped but it was really muddy but the owner suggested bringing some anti-slip mats which saved the day

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The five bell pub just a 5-minute walk was lovely.

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4.5
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21st May 2021:

Very quiet and pretty location. Ideally situated when using as a base for other places in the area. The shepherd's hut was clean, tidy and a step up from camping. Just what I needed. Would happily book again.

Tips:

Easy to find if you follow the guidance on the Web site. Good location for other places 8n the area such as Lyme Regis.

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5
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21st May 2021:

Had a brilliant holiday. Glorious area, and the shepherds hut was more than we had expected. Only comments I had was to include a note to bring a lighter for the gas hob and a dust pan and brush. Just a thought to have a under cover boot rack outside to avoid trailing in mud? But loved it and will be back. Thank you to the team.

Tips:

Seatown was lovely to go for a walk from/to, and had a great pub, ‘The Anchor’ great staff and good service. Felicity’s farm shop was also a must and we went daily to get milk, bread and meat for the bbq!.

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5
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20th May 2021:

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Great location, 10 minute drive to Charmouth Beach and 1 hour drive from Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. Facilities are good, the showers are warm and the toilets are clean. Would definitely go back!

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5
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20th May 2021:

Friendly and helpful staff

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Lovely walking from campsite

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4.8
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18th May 2021:

We loved our stay, thank you so much - two tiny suggestions: 1) Clearer signage for shepherd's hut parking 2) It would be lovely for there to be some basic provisions (tea bags, salt, pepper etc.) but understand that there might not have been because of the pandemic.

Tips:

The crab sandwich at The Royal Standard in Lyme Regis!

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5
out of 5

12th May 2021:

Hobby Farm is a truly special place - we loved our stay so much that we ended up spending hours there instead of visiting other places. Waking up there was just magical. Can't wait to go again.

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5
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10th May 2021:

A lovely peaceful and ideally placed location. Plenty of private space when staying in the Sheperds Huts.The camping site not over crowded either.

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4.5
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3rd May 2021:

What a fantastic place. This great camping retreat is prefect for anyone who wants a quite get away from loud town or city life. Great facilities with a really warm shower and comfy bed. For some people, you may struggle to fit in the shower but for us two being six foot, we just about managed! The entire hut was so toasty and warm thanks to the electric radiator and the gas hob definitely added to the heat of the place! A lovely location surrounded by wildlife and would definitely want to visit again!

Tips:

The best place to pick up food and also fire supplies is Bridport where we went to a large morrisons but there is also a lidl and waitrose nearby too. Charmouth beach was the most successful spot for finding fossils (the right hand side when facing the sea). And Lyme Regis was only 5 minutes further down down the road for a lovely seaside town.

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4.8
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27th April 2021:

This is a lovely adult only site in shepherd huts. We have visited before and have not been disappointed and have already booked again. Cleanliness is maintained and huts are sanitised.

Tips:

Once everything is open there are good restaurants in Bridport and a local pub five minutes walk from site which does good food but you need to book. You are not far from many well known places to visit like West Bay. Walks are a bit hilly and it can be a bit steep.

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4.3
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25th April 2021:

We had a lovely stay in a wonderful spot overlooking the lake. The owners were helpful and friendly and we hope to be back.

Tips:

There are some lovely walks. Two pubs within walking distance. One about 10 mins, although closed until 17th May and the other about 40 mins, which was very good with food and friendly staff. A farm shop about 30 mins walk where you can catch the bus to Lyme Regis.Lots of other places to visit with a short drive.

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5
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20th April 2021:

We came to Hobby Farm as a little one night escape and we were so unbelievably impressed! I cannot recommend it enough. We’re already working out when we can get another day off and visit again!! If you’re considering booking - do it! X

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5
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18th April 2021:

Lovely clean accommodation, in a wonderful field with great views. Shower block clean and nice to have your own facilities. Off the beaten track but good access to points of interest.

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4.8
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24th December 2020:

The badgers den was excellent with our own shower and toilet. This was my wifes first experience of this type of camping. She loved the privacy and although space is limited we were warm and slept well - lovely bed,

Tips:

The local which was five mins walk away The Five Bells is excellent. You need to book but they are so friendly and welcoming. Weather was not good enough for a fire pit which was a shame. Went into Lyme Regis and Sidmouth which has good shops. Take a couple of fold up chairs to sit on in the hut if unable to use table outside.

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5
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29th October 2020:

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4.5
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28th October 2020:

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5
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19th October 2020:

Fantastic location, peaceful, calming and beautiful.Tom is friendly at the end of the phone if there is a problem and sorts it quickly. Facilities are spotlessly clean and fresh smelling.

Tips:

Highly recommend the fish and chip restaurant called Longs in Bridport. There is an Indian takeaway that will deliver to the campsite if you don't fancy going out. West bay is about a 10 min drive away. A really good farm shop is also nearby.

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5
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15th October 2020:

Thank you we absolutely loved the Otter's Nest Shepherds hut. It was the perfect place to recharge our batteries. Shepherds hut had everything we needed. Woodburner heated hut up very quickly, was perfect on a very wet, cold, miserable day.. We will definitely be coming back in the Spring 2021.

Tips:

Five Bells pub is 500 yards away from the Shepherds hut. We ate there on the Sunday and Tuesday. Staff are so welcoming and friendly. Food absolutely delicious. Charmouth nice walks, beach. West Bay beautiful place.

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5
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10th October 2020:

Had an absolutely amazing stay! Definitely recommend to anyone needing to get away from life for a bit. Just perfect.

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4.5
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8th October 2020:

A quiet campsite with some basic facilities. Well positioned to see the sunset over the hills.

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4.5
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2nd October 2020:

Great location and beautiful quiet setting. Very friendly owner.

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Good local pub.

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5
out of 5

28th September 2020:

Very friendly staff and other campers staying on sight. Beautiful location, off the beaten track. Toilets/showers/kitchen sink all kept very clean. Will 100% stay again!

Tips:

If you’re there for walking, walk from the campsite all the way along the south west coast path via the golden cap / west bay/ bird port / sea town / end up having fish and chips at the Hive Cafe. Very good! We don’t recommend the The Five Bells pub - perfectly nice landlady and waitresses but food v poor.

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5
out of 5

26th September 2020:

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5
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25th September 2020:

This is a lovely peaceful site, with gorgeous views. The loos and shower were spotlessly clean. We would definitely visit again.

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This is a beautiful area, with a fabulous coast line and great places to visit such as Lyme Regis.

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4.5
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24th September 2020:

Really lovely hut with everything you need. Seriously comfortable bed! Great to have the fire pit available to use and logs to buy. Toilet/shower doors need some attention as they have a gap when closed, some private moments need to be private! I think the place could do with a little TLC but having said that I'm really not bothered by the odd bit of peeling paint. Other campers are not very good at keeping their dogs on lead or under control, could be an issue if, like ours, your dog likes his own space. We will definitely be back!

Tips:

Very handy spot for walking the South West Coast path. Bring comfortable chairs for sitting by the fire pit and plenty of gin! A great place for some R&R and if you like to be left in peace its really perfect!

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5
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23rd September 2020:

Loved it here

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Great Sunday lunch at 5 Bells. Loads of fabulous blackberries.

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5
out of 5

22nd September 2020:

Great location, lovely hut, beautiful grounds, Friendly host, very helpful

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5
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22nd September 2020:

Lovely host. Spotlessly clean. Nothing was too much trouble for Tom. Great touches like charging points. Best shower on a site for a long while. Can’t wait to go back. The best nights sleep on a site for a long while. Enjoyed it being so peaceful.

Tips:

We did not go too far out as pretty local but lovely walks and a great day spent in Lyme Regis . We wanted to be on our own due to virus so this was perfect for us.

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4.8
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20th September 2020:

We had a fabulous few days at Hobby Farm. The site is delightful with lots of room. The facilities are basic but very clean and the shower in the top field was lovely and hot. Tom and the team are helpful. We will definitely be returning.

Tips:

We had a lovely walk to Charmouth (about 6.5 miles round trip) where it’s safe to swim. Charmouth is quite small but there are a couple of pubs, cafes and a nisa local where you can get provisions. They even sell ice. Great way to spend a day out without the car.

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4
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19th September 2020:

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4.5
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19th September 2020:

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5
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18th September 2020:

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5
out of 5

18th September 2020:

A lovely peaceful and super-clean site. We enjoyed the view and the stars and the kingfisher on the wildlife pond. The owners are friendly and helpful, keep shower and toilet spotless and provide high strength hand gel in toilet and on the gate to the campsite. Good spacing between tents.

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We took the back route to Charmouth through Wootton Fitzpaine, thereby avoiding crossing the busy A35. Worth having an Exporer map for the local walks.

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5
out of 5

17th September 2020:

Really, really lovely! This is probably the nicest campsite I've ever been to. If you like nature, you're in for a treat - there's a real farm pond with kingfishers and moorhen living on it. Loads of other birds, including hooting tawny owls. Simple but fine facilities - great having a fridge and freezer as it was so hot! V quiet and our fellow campers were lovely as well. Highly recommended for people who like semi-back-to-nature camping.

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5 Bells pub good. Great swimming everywhere. The Bakery at Charmouth sells excellent fresh crab sarnies! Local beer - Palmers - v good too.

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5
out of 5

17th September 2020:

Always immaculately clean and so friendly, my favourite site

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5
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16th September 2020:

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5
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16th September 2020:

An amazing place to recharge, it is very peaceful and tranquil. Ideal place to have as a base to explore the Jurassic Coast. Tom is very attentive and nothing is to much for him to make your stay extra special. Lovely alms with the dog.

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Bridport for the market on a Saturday. Lovely fish and chips from Charmouth Fish Bar. Idilic harbour at West-bay. Lovely walk along the promenade at Lyme Regis.

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4.8
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15th September 2020:

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4.8
out of 5

14th September 2020:

Tom was very helpful accommodating our camper so that we could enjoy a weekend with our son and daughter and their partners all socially distanced. It was a great weekend. Thankyou

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5
out of 5

13th September 2020:

We loved staying in the Badgers Retreat! A beautiful shepherd's hut, very cosy and private, and everything you need including your own fire pit. Highly recommended in all weather.

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5
out of 5

13th September 2020:

We had a lovely week stay. Clean facilities and helpful friendly staff.

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5
out of 5

12th September 2020:

Great stay very peaceful loved every minute being there very clean toilets and shower rooms

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Nice friendly pub down the road from campsite Nice food

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4
out of 5

12th September 2020:

Great location brill view! Perfect site. Toilets shower great

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Morning coffee and bacon roll at felicity’s farm shop!

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5
out of 5

11th September 2020:

Well hidden little paradise with stunning views, walks and easy drive to small surrounding towns to enjoy the seaside and good food. We recommend and will return

Tips:

Lyme Regis is only a few min away and definitely worth a look at sun downers

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5
out of 5

11th September 2020:

Just had a week in Badgers Retreat Shepherds hut. What a fantastic location and the hut was equipped with everything you could need. Great views of the sunset from the hut. A lovely campsite run by incredibly helpful Tom. Thank you, we’ll be back!!

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Don’t forget your marshmallows to toast over the fire pit!!

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5
out of 5

9th September 2020:

So friendly and accommodating - couldn't do enough for us Excellent - would give you five stars easily! Love the quiteness of the site - keep it small and simple and emphasis that rowdiness is unacceptable - nothing against children and entertaining but this is not the site for that

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Very friendly pub down the road but no nearby shops and the road is not suitable for lots of to-ing and fro-ing - make sure you bring adequate supplies with you. A quiet site not suitable for noisy children or loud entertaining - nothing against that but choose somewhere else if that is what you want! Shepherd Huts are brilliant - look after them for the owners!

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4.8
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7th September 2020:

I only put 4 about facilities as there was only one bin, but minor issue. Fantastic place, love everything about it but especially that it is quiet and not too crowded with pitches.

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Beaches

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5
out of 5

6th September 2020:

Rural, quiet, relaxing place to camp with all the basic facilities you need. Perfect.

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Lots of walks and not too far to the coast.

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4.5
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6th September 2020:

A wonderfully peaceful spot with lovely walks nearby. Clean facilities and well thought out with communal fridge freezer and phone charging station. Recycling but no compost or food waste facility, took it home which was fine.

Tips:

Lovely walk to church and beyond to Charmouth although some parts tricky, had to climb under fences, but manageable. Pubs in Charmouth open and good choices of food and local pub looked good, but we enjoyed making fire and cooking on site in the evenings.

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5
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4th September 2020:

Very friendly. Site was lovely and quiet with stunning views.

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5
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4th September 2020:

We had a lovely peaceful stay

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5
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4th September 2020:

Excellent site, quiet, peaceful and relaxing. Owner always on hand if needed. Highly recommended for either a short stay or long vacation. Short drive to West Bay, Lyme Regis and Charmouth.

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Fish and Chips in West Bay. Museum in Lyme Regis.

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5
out of 5

3rd September 2020:

Lovely stay at Hobby Farm.Great location for walking.

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4.3
out of 5

3rd September 2020:

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Local pub offers limited food choices and with current Covid measures only serving outside. They offered takeaway service for our food which was a good option as it’s so close. Great location.

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5
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3rd September 2020:

First visit to this site and we will definitely be returning its hidden gem in the countryside

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4.3
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3rd September 2020:

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4.8
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2nd September 2020:

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5
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2nd September 2020:

Beautiful quiet site & lovely setting. Toilet and shower facilities were set out very well and spotless. Would 100% go again.

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4.8
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2nd September 2020:

We stayed in Foxes Den and really enjoyed our stay. The balcony is a brilliant addition which adds an outdoor sitting area without the need to go down the steps. However, it would be nice to also have 2 comfortable chairs to sit on, the ones at the bottom of the steps were too heavy to carry up. The hut would benefit from a taller fridge as there is space for it, it’s a bit of a squeeze when staying for more than 2 days and we do enjoy cooking, so storing fresh produce and cold drinks in there for this length was a bit tricky as we like to stay for 4/5 days at a time. The underneath of the bed was a bit dusty and so could do with also cleaning those hard to reach areas, otherwise this would have been a 5 rating on cleanliness. Storing underneath the bed is great, but difficult to reach bags afterwards and so could benefit from something like wooden trays on wheels for large bags which could be pulled out easily. A few hooks over the tea coffee area would be good to hang tea towels to dry as the others were used for damp coats as it rained for the first 2 days. The path to the hut and the stone path to the facilities are great as they prevent dirt on shoes being taken into the toilet and shower rooms. There were some really big weeks growing in the path from the hut, some of which I pulled up but others had strong roots so could do with being removed. Really liked the lights on the lake which lit up beautifully at night and the facilities were spotless every time I went in. Thank you for a wonderful stay and I look forward to returning.

Tips:

For walkers, going to Portland and parking by the prison is free and there are lots of walks and coastal paths in both directions plus can also get down to the chisel beach. This a a better option when it is too busy at Portand Bill. Great walk to Seatown going past the farm shop, it takes about an hour each way and a nice walk along the beach once there with plenty of options for food and drinks.

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Owner Response:

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time at Fox's Den and thank you so much for your helpful points which we will certainly address. We hope to see you again another time. All the best, Hobby Farm

4.5
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31st August 2020:

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5
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31st August 2020:

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5
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27th August 2020:

Lovely location. Facilities really clean. Definitely recommended.

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4.8
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26th August 2020:

It's a lovely campsite, so relaxing and Tom is really friendly and helpful

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a brilliant area for walking

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5
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25th August 2020:

Lovely and clean, friendly staff, great location!

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4.5
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25th August 2020:

Amazing place to stay with excellent views. Quiet well maintained place.

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5
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25th August 2020:

A lovely, peaceful campsite with a good pub down the road. Tom is really helpful and you can buy wood for fires during the evening if you want.

Tips:

Did a good walk to St Gabriels and Golden Cap from the site and also walked to Charmouth .It would be useful to bring some maps of the local area with you.

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4
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23rd August 2020:

Lovely small campsite, very peaceful. If fully booked would feel crowded. Only two toilets/two showers for campers and shepherd huts.Tom is very enthusiastic, helpful and friendly.

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Due to COVID-19 restrictions local pub had a marquee in garden. Didnt visit.

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4.5
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21st August 2020:

A great location close to lots of amazing beaches. The camp site itself is very pretty and didn’t feel too crowded. The facilities were cleaned regularly and Tom was very friendly.

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West Bay is a beautiful beach in a lovely town.

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4.8
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19th August 2020:

We loved our stay at Hobby Farm in August! Tom your campsite was fab, thank you. Great that you let us pick our own pitch and that you clean the bathrooms twice a day. Also the fridge is invaluable. Please don't ever increase the number of pitches, 15x is just perfect! I would perhaps recommend one more toilet onsite though. And it would be great if there were printed off walking routes in the white information hut. You told us about the walk to Seatown which was just brilliant (particularly with the footpath behind Felicity's Farm Shop). Also, a massive plus is that we didn't have to check out until midday on our last day. So good. Thanks again, and we'll be back!

Tips:

On arrival we could pick anywhere we wanted to pitch up, the site is only made up of two fields, so really lovely size and they only allow 15 pitches, so plenty of space. There are two bathroom/shower blocks, one in each field. The bathroom block in the first field (with the lake) is much nicer and definitely my preference. Tom, the owner, visits the field at 9am each morning and 6pm each night to clean the bathrooms and also to sell firewood. He was really helpful and very relaxed. We walked from the campsite to Seatown Beach, which is an hours walk and the walk was fantastic - such beautiful views. Also well worth stopping off at Felicity's Farm Shop during the walk for refreshments with unbeatable views.

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5
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19th August 2020:

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4.8
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19th August 2020:

Stayed in Fox's den. Very comfortable Loved our stay

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4.8
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18th August 2020:

We loved the chilled out vibe - no need to check into a reception, no rules and regulations. The shepherd's hut was lovely - very cosy and clean (except for the curtain on the door which was a bit grubby). It had everything we needed for cooking. We liked the fire pit. Sitting outside the hut, watching the moorhens on the lake by the fire was relaxing. A real get away from it holiday.

Tips:

The Five Bells pub is a short stroll away and provides a very friendly welcome. Food there is good basic, filling pub food. We spent a lovely chilled afternoon at Charmouth. Lyme Regis is beautiful for a day out with lovely shops, restaurants and plenty of space on the beach. We had fantastic food at The Harbour Inn.

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4.8
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18th August 2020:

The site was exactly as stated very quiet small and peaceful. Communal fridge / freezer ideal on the warmer day. Tom site manager was very happy, friendly and eager to please. Any issues he dealt with them as soon as possible. Facilities were cleaned twice a day but could get grubby during the day but this was only to be expected, hence scoring a 4. We will definitely be heading back soon to unwind some more.

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Food in the Five Bells was delicious and the local farm shop (Felicity's I think) is full of different essentials and goodies alike.

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5
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17th August 2020:

It was such a lovely stay. Great location, with cleanest campsite toilets I'd ever seen. Well stocked cabin to include basics of sugar, salt and tea. Just wish we could have stayed longer!

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Book a bag of wood in advance - unless it's raining heavily, sitting by your own campfire if the ideal way to pass an evening.

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5
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16th August 2020:

This was our second trip back to Hobby Farm and we stayed in the Foxes Den shepherds hut. It was immaculate and clean throughout. The bed was comfy and the hut was fully equipped with everything you could possibly want for a stay. The toilets and showers are spotless and cleaned thoroughly several times a day. The setting is amazing, our hut was next to a lake and it was so tranquil. We can’t wait to come back to try out the new shepherds hut ‘Badgers Retreat’ in September! Thanks to Tom and his wife for a wonderful break away, we had the best time.

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4.8
out of 5

16th August 2020:

Lovely site in a beautiful rural location. Toilets and showers kept very clean , could do with an extra toilet when site is full but during the day when people were out and about not a problem.

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Lots to see , great walks around the site , didn’t eat out as lovely in the evening to enjoy a meal with such great views and sunset . Rise in West Bay , good for breakfast, Felicity’s farmshop good choice of local produce

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4.5
out of 5

16th August 2020:

Very well run site, any problems sorted immediately Toilets and showers cleaned twice a day and hand sanitiser in all necessary areas on the site. Really enjoyed our stay

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5
out of 5

14th August 2020:

Beautiful setting, Tom is a lovely chap, perfect mix of wild camping with essential facilities. Very peaceful and tranquil offering - we loved it.

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A perfect mix of wild camping with bare minimum facilities. Suits those looking for a tranquil and peaceful stay, NOT for those who want maximum facilities and formal camping.

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5
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14th August 2020:

lovely location, friendly ,peaceful

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soulshine in bridport:lovely cafe

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5
out of 5

12th August 2020:

Had a lovely time at Hobby Farm. It had everything that we required; a good shower, toilet, washing up area, fridge/freezer and best of all, peace and quiet. It’s set in a lovely rural area close to a lot of places, so we never had to travel too far. We will definitely be back.

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The village pub is just down the road and we went there on the Sunday night. The food was extremely good value for money.

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5
out of 5

11th August 2020:

Relaxed site with beautiful sunset views. Great to have a fridge and freezer for use especially as it was so hot when we stayed. When we asked about location of quiet beaches to visit we were given helpful advice and directions.

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4.8
out of 5

11th August 2020:

Lovely little spot, quiet and unspoilt. No fuss, no formality and no kids. Basic but fully adequate facilities, meticulously maintained by the affable Tom. We tented, but camper vans are allowed and there are two Shepherd's huts to hire. Also, when the conditions are right you get stunning sunsets. Oh, and did I mention, no kids!!!

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Ideally located for the very close by Seatown, Charmouth (try the chippie on the main road - very good) and Lyme Regis plus, of course, the rest that the Jurrasic Coast has to offer.

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5
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11th August 2020:

Lovely campsite, very relaxed, lots of space, great walks from the campsites and really friendly. Beautiful part of the world.

Tips:

Really friendly local pub, The Five Bells

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5
out of 5

9th August 2020:

Had a lovely stay at hobby farm, Tom was very friendly and the facilities were great with the extra hygiene precautions. Very relaxed and friendly

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We enjoyed going to the beach at Charmouth and searching for ammonite fossils in Lyme Regis. The local pub the Five Bells does great fish and chips

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5
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9th August 2020:

We had a lovely stay in Fox’s Den with our dog. Tom and the people at Hobby farm ensure the facilities are well equipped and clean. There is a little visitor’s book in the hut and every suggestion that someone had made, had then been carried out. We were initially concerned that there might be queues for the shower or toilet, but we didn’t have a wait at all, as there are never too many people camping there. Thank you for a lovely stay.

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4.8
out of 5

9th August 2020:

Toilets, shower, fridge/freezer, mobile charging point, washing up facilities. What more do you need. Camping at Hobby Farm was a delight. Watching the kingfisher and family of Moorhens on the lake whilst dancing dragonflies buzzed about. Truly an idyllic location. Tom, was brilliant. Friendly and accommodating and yet not overbearing. It meant that I could properly relax. Thank you.

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Jurassic coast was just over an hours walk through lovely Dorset countryside. Stacy, Pat and Willow also made my trips to the Five Bells enjoyable and welcoming. Possibly my favourite pub in the world!

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4.8
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8th August 2020:

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5
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8th August 2020:

We had a very comfortable and peaceful stay at Hobby Farm. Great views, clean facilities, friendly owners and no road noise.

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We had a pleasant ~12 mile hike along the coast path from Seatown to Burton Bradstock and back. Best to start early to avoid the crowds of families in flip flops hobbling along the path around West Bay. We'd highly recommend the Seaside Boarding House at Hive Beach for a meal. The food at Hive Beach Cafe was pleasant but less impressive. We tried the Five Bells Inn down the road from Hobby Farm for dinner. Sadly, despite its very convenient location and friendly staff, we cannot recommend the food. It was bland and beige.

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5
out of 5

7th August 2020:

Very organised and clean site... Tom very helpful

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A visit to Beer is worth and apparently the caves but we did not get chance to visit them

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4.8
out of 5

6th August 2020:

Great location, really friendly staff, quite and respectful campers. Would recommend a few more toilets/showers but apart from that perfect

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5
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6th August 2020:

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Hobby Farm. Tom could not have been more helpful and accommodating . The websit was good, booking easy and directions clear. The site was well laid out with good facilities in a very picturesque setting. Definitely one of my best camping experiences. I look forward to returning.

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The pub is in walking distance and serves good food with very friendly staff. The site is a short drive from both Charnmouth and Lime Regis.

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5
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5th August 2020:

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5
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5th August 2020:

Beautiful , peaceful spot to just be in and enjoy the countryside. A kingfisher was spotted doing some fishing on the pond. Clean showers and toilets and a very uncluttered campsite make this a very pleasant place to stay. Away from the crowds and plenty of nice walks and bike rides around the area.

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The bridleways / paths were great for the mountain bikes which loop back onto the minor roads.

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5
out of 5

5th August 2020:

My wife and I had a wonderful stay at Hobby Farm, it was our first time and certainly won't be our last. The location is fantastic, the site is clean, peaceful and simple but in a good way. Tom came around at least twice a day, he smiled and waved at every single pitch. Our only negative is that we didn't book up for more nights.

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We loved walking around the village of Whitchurch Canonicorum, it's an idillic place with lots of lovely houses. One of our highlights was stopping at The Five Bells Inn pub which only about a 5 minute walk away, the pub atmosphere was great, the locals, staff and owner were all so friendly and welcoming, which is not like we get a home. There are many walks and cross country paths you can take.

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4.8
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4th August 2020:

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4.8
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3rd August 2020:

Nice quiet site that made for a great base location. Having a pub 500 yds down the road was very convenient. Nice to be on an adult only site.

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4.8
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3rd August 2020:

Perfect stay, lovely site, nice and peaceful, we thoroughly enjoyed our weekend stay at Hobby Farm. Only rated 4 on location as it is a little secluded, however this is what makes it a peaceful and relaxing stay.

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5
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2nd August 2020:

Idyllic surrounds, cute and comfy Shepherds hut. Ideal getaway.

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4.3
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1st August 2020:

Really relaxed site, great facilities for the price. Really great location

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5
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31st July 2020:

This was our second year, and if anything it's even nicer. The site works well because numbers are kept deliberately low, so it is quiet, scenic, and scrupulously clean. I really appreciate the fact that its adults only, no large groups or motor homes, and you choose your own pitch. The information cupboard is a good idea too. Great work, Tom!

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Lovely walks around Golden Cap, Charmouth, and Bridport to West Bay and back .

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5
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31st July 2020:

If ur looking for peace and quiet, surrounded by picturesque views and country walks this is the place to go. A gem of a place, will definitely be returning.

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I’d only booked two days before going. If I’d had more time I would of got a map of coastal footpaths. I will be more organised next time.

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4.5
out of 5

30th July 2020:

Excellent small site great view and very quiet. Toilets cleaned regularly. You have all you need for self contained brake. Very friendly owner on site. Local pub good food and beer (all outside in marquee at moment dew to C-19) not on Mondays.

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5
out of 5

27th July 2020:

Very quiet which is what we wanted,we felt very safe with everything going on. Everything was very clean, dog was happy.very relaxing, peace and quiet.

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Beaches and walks for the dog and ourselves.we cooked ourselves,but did enjoy fish and chips. Very basic campsite but it was what we needed to relax and would come back again.

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5
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27th July 2020:

The site is in a lovely setting. Tom is a friendly chap who along with his wife and children keep their site in excellent condition. There's a toilet and shower in both fields which for the time we were there were clean and well looked after by both Tom and the campers. They are soon to get a 3rd shepherd's hut which look nice and add to the pleasant feel of the site even if you're in a tent. There's a large pond in the lower field where you can fish. We were told a sizeable pike lurks there and we saw the occasional serious splashing break the surface. There is a rowing boat but you may need a bigger one.

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The Five Bells pub is just 500 metres down the road and during our stay during the Covid-19 period has a large tent in the garden serving good pub food. I had excellent fish & chips. A 7 mile there and back walk leads leads from the site and with the aid of an OS map you'll find your way to Seatown where the Anchor pub, I was told, does great food. Lyme Regis is 7 miles away.

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5
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25th July 2020:

Lovely peaceful site and location. Can walk to the beach at Seatown and Charmouth. Tom is very friendly and this sets the atmosphere of the site.

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5
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23rd July 2020:

Lovely quiet campsite, in beautiful countryside. Facilities simple but perfect for the setting. Will definitely visit again.

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Beautiful country lanes nearby for nice walks. Plenty of wildlife. Local pub with outside area open.

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5
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21st July 2020:

Brilliant stay! Thank you so much! It is a wonderful shepherds hut in beautiful surroundings. We would recommend to all!

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We popped to west bay on as we needed a petrol station and honestly it was had the most beautiful views. Make sure you walk up the cliff edge, it is worth it for the stunning view!! Charmouth was a lovely beach, much quieter Than west bay and Lyme Regis but had a lovely fish and chip shop and again a must see. Lyme Regis was beautiful too, we went mackerel fishing which was a great experience! £15 per person for an hour and it was brilliant.

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4.5
out of 5

21st July 2020:

The staff are very nice and it’s nice and peaceful. Not too busy and not pitched too close to others which is great. And beautiful scenery

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Gold cap is a beautiful walk and the views are beautiful

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4.8
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20th July 2020:

The site was wonderful. They keep it to a very small number of pitches to ensure it is not crowded. We enjoyed a lovely spot at the top of the hill overlooking the fabulous view which offers a stunning sunset. Toilets and showers and kept clean and the staff couldn’t do more for you! Highly recommended. We will be back!

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10 mins drive to Lyme Regis - lovely bustling seaside town. Beautiful Seatown 5 min drive away (possibly walking distance but being heavily pregnant it wasn’t for me!). Lovely locals pub 5 min walk down the lane.

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4.5
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18th July 2020:

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5
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18th July 2020:

We loved our camping trip at Hobby Farm. The setting was beautiful, and the campsite itself was quiet, clean and had plenty of space. The thoughtful additions of charging points, a fridge, picnic benches and a fire pit made it even better! The location was a great base for to be able to explore the local area - Lyme Regis, Charmouth, West Bay, Seatown, Golden Cap, Colmer’s Hill and many other great spots are a short drive away.

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Felicity’s Farm Shop which is a few minutes drive from the campsite is great for picking up local produce for a picnic.

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4.5
out of 5

16th July 2020:

Helpful and friendly. Simple, peaceful site.

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Lovely location. Peaceful, beautiful dog walks on your door step, 10 mins drive to the beach and a short drive to food shops.

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4.5
out of 5

16th July 2020:

If wild-ish camping is your thing. This is an extremely pleasant place to stay.

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Get there as near to 12 as possible to get a level pitch. Be aware of very narrow roads approaching the site for some distance. Really enjoyed our stay and would visit again if in the area.

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5
out of 5

16th July 2020:

Great stay. Enjoyable fishing. Nice pub a short walk away. Peaceful.

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4.3
out of 5

15th July 2020:

I would recommend you but I don't really want too many people to find you so am reluctant, liking instead to keep you a secret for special friends only!

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4
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14th July 2020:

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5
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13th July 2020:

Great place to stay in the heart of the Dorset countryside and only a stones throw from the incredible sea. Very peaceful setting and also only a short walk to the village pub.

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The farm shop on the a35 is great for all your needs.

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5
out of 5

13th July 2020:

Lovely well maintained campsite. I really enjoyed the fact that it wasn't too busy and you clearly put the guests first

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The local pub the 5 bells was also really welcoming

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5
out of 5

11th July 2020:

Absolutely fantastic stay, the site is in a great location with everything you need and on the doorstep of the most amazing country side. Tom is brilliant, cannot do enough for you!

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West bay, Lyme Regis and bearminster were our favourites

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4.5
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7th July 2020:

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4.5
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9th March 2020:

Excellent, Shepard’s Hut. The little stove kept us toasty warm. Thank you

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Lots of walks straight from site. Good food and friendly service at the Five Bells.

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4.8
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21st February 2020:

Peaceful and beautiful spot. The hut was so cosy and the perfect hidey hole, we really didn’t want to leave. Friendly horses in the neighbouring field, ducks, geese and moor hens strutting around were all a joy to watch and listening to the dawn chorus every morning as the moon still twinkled was very life affirming. This little escape was exactly what we needed, thank you!

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5
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19th February 2020:

We had the most amazing stay at Hobby farm, I loved the feild and lake, the bathroom is clean and fresh. The hut itself is perfect, with the fire on its so warm and cosy. It was well equipped out and has everything you need, We are going to stay again and again as we loved everything about it. Although we stayed there in storm Dennis we still felt safe and happy.

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The local pub down the road is nice, food is great and very welcoming.

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4.8
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18th February 2020:

Over and above service.

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5
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27th January 2020:

Fantastic location and facilities. Cosy hut but not too small, space for bags under the bed. Handy woodburning stove and electric heaters so not at all cold (we turned heaters down to 1/3).

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No need to bring wood - it's provided. We didn't mind bringing our own sheets and towels etc since this helps keep the price down.

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4.5
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23rd January 2020:

Everything was great, very clean, good shower, comfortable bed, so much peace and quiet. Free coffee and tea. Just one little detail I missed: a tea towel would have been handy. Would definitely come back here!

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4.8
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8th January 2020:

Shepherd hut was very nice, everything we could want was available.

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4.5
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3rd January 2020:

If you fancy a basic down to earth remote getaway for peace and quiet away from it all, then this does it perfectly.

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Walks from the hut with great views.

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4.5
out of 5

16th December 2019:

Had a lovely stay at the shephereds hut, location was good if you wanted to be away from the city life. We didn't actually meet any of the staff at hobby farm so we assumed it was because it's winter. Would recommend a tea towel and maybe some lights/lantens leading to the toilet for when it's dark.

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We ate at the pub five bells was very nice and only a 5 minuyears walk away. There are beaches and the city of bridport only a 20 minute drive also.

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Owner Response:

Thank you for taking the time to review our site and sorry we did not get to meet you in person. We take on board your comments about the lights/lanterns leading to the toilet. No linen at all is supplied during the winter months as we offer the Shepherd's Hut on a 'bring your own bedding and towels' basis only but we should perhaps also mention to bring tea towels too. We hope to see you again.

4.3
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2nd December 2019:

Really lovely stay! Had such a great time and want to come back again. Couldn’t recommend it enough.

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Bring a tea towel, tea, coffee and salt and pepper.

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5
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29th November 2019:

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4.8
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25th November 2019:

The only reason I gave a 4 for facilities was because it would probably be good to have an extra toilet. Also a small stool in the shower would be very helpful, particularly for older and or infirm people, in order to make it easier to sit and dry feet, put socks and shoes on etc. Other than that, the facilites are amazing. It was great to have so many hooks plus the towel rail in the shower and toilet (there so often aren't enough places to hang things at campsites. The Otters Den was brilliant. Bed was comfortable, wood stove great. We loved the homely, cosy feel of it. There were all the utensils one might need (except, potentially, a small measuring jug could be handy). Plus the lamps, egg cups, breadbin and canisters were very pretty. The decorative windows also were lovely. The field and pond are lovely. Very peaceful. In summer it would be beautiful. We would also like to thank Tom very much for his advice when we phoned before booking, to go for Otters Den as it was easier for my husband who is disabled, to use. Also closer to the toilets. He was very helpful.

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If you are staying in the shepherd's hut, it would be a good idea to bring torches/lamp, as it can be quite dark to walk to toilets/shower and also car park, at night. Lyme Regis, Charmouth, Bridport, West Bay are not far to drive to. I believe there are walks and footpaths around, but as we came in November and it was raining and muddy virtually the whole time, I didn't avail myself of these. But in spring/summer/early Autumn the countryside would be lovely. The local pub (Five Bells) is very friendly and also does food. The church in Whitchurch Canicorum is also interesting to visit. There is a shrine to a verified saint there, plus a few well-known people buried in the churchyard.

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4.8
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19th November 2019:

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5
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4th November 2019:

We had such a wonderful stay. We loved how warm and cosy the shepherds hut was, and how clean the facilities were! It was in a perfect location with beautiful views and the hosts were so accommodating (we were very grateful for the duvet they brought us, having forgot ours!). The whole stay was a wonderful experience.

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We walked from Charmouth into lyme regis for a pasty which was lovely and also from the donkey sanctuary down into Sidmouth,which had stunning views.

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5
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1st November 2019:

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Tom was so nice and helpful. Great place.

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5
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1st November 2019:

The shepherds hut was beautifully clean and surprisingly well kitted out. The bed was really comfortable and despite horrendous weather we were really snug and warm and enjoyed a great nights sleep! Toilet and shower also very clean.

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If there has been heavy rain then boots/wellies are a must for crossing the field from the hut we were in!! Unfortunately we were only in the vicinity for one night so didn't get too much of a chance to explore the area well.

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5
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26th October 2019:

We stayed for 2 nights, the site was lovely and big, lovely little lake. We took 3 dogs with us, so dog friendly! The toilet and shower was absolutely spotless, cleaned every morning, there was a little fridge and place to charge phones! Would 100% recommend to stay here

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4.3
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24th October 2019:

Perfect little place for what we needed it for, the shepherd's hut was very charming, the bed was very comfortable and massive! Once the heater was on the hut was soo lovely and warm which made it hard to leave in the early mornings! Loved the little kettle that was provided. The bathroom facilities were great seeing as we were staying in a field and both bathroom and shower were very clean and the shower was lovely and hot which was a surprise! the only downside being they were sooo far away from out hut and there was no path, so had to prepare for soggy feet with every visit. The hut just needed a few finishing touches to make it complete, there was no tea towel so hard to dry dishes, no mat near the front door so wet footprints were everywhere, there was also no outside lighting and the steps were pretty steep and no real storage space or hooks to put any clothes or belongings and we really wanted to leave a little message in the book but there wasn't a pen. Like I said it was perfect for our 2 night stay but if we were to stay longer we would need some more storage space and a few more simple little items to make it an easier stay. but these were only minor issues and we enjoyed our stay very much. The only reason that I gave the service/staff such a low mark was because we didn't see anyone, no note or number left either. But we arrived at 8pm the first night and left at 7am a couple of days later so understandable.

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If you're going for more than a couple of nights then definitely pack a tea towel/bath mat and a torch! We didn't massively explore the local area, but went to Swanage and visited Corfe Castle! Also went to Knoll beach, Old Harry Rocks in Swanage are definitely worth a visit! We drove up Stonebarrow Hill and walked to the Golden Cap which was amazing and definitely worth a visit, And I'm sure there are some lovely little places just on the doorstep if we had explored further.

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5
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18th October 2019:

Lovely location, hut had every thing we needed.Hosts met us and were very friendly and helpful.

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Pub not far and bring a fishing rod.

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5
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8th October 2019:

Fantastic campsite in a gorgeous setting! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay (and so did our dog!) and hope to return soon...

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The pub down the road is very welcoming and serves great food - including takeaway!

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4.8
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7th October 2019:

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5
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27th September 2019:

Lovely campsite. Clean facilities. Great host.

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4.8
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25th September 2019:

Easy booking on Hobby Farm website. Tom was great and really friendly and helpful. The shepherd's hut Foxes Den was just what we wanted and overlooking the pond. We look forward to coming back when Tom's done the deck and other things we chatted about. We had a bbq and fire pit supplied for chilly evenings. Beautiful tranquil countryside for a get away break from the world but with everything a short car ride away or a 10mins walk to the nice local pub. Must see places Lyme Regis, Bridport on market day Wednesday and Charmouth. West Bay also has a fabulous array of little eating places overlooking the fishing boats. The local farm shop on the A35 just as you turn down to Hobby Farm has the most amazing view to the sea whilst you eat ice cream from a big selection of flavours.

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4.3
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25th September 2019:

Lovely site with good walks and not far from dramatic coastline.

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Excellent walk via Hell Lane to the Illchester Arms is well worth the effort as the food is great. The nearby Shaved Cross also serve fantastic food . If you are walking, be warned that some local footpaths are very overgrown; advice is to stick to the bridleways and byways.

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4.8
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15th September 2019:

This campsite is a slice of heaven and we loved it so much upon our first visit in July that we returned in September and will do so again next year. The setting is so idyllic that rather than just using the site as a base from which to explore we actually enjoyed just being on the site itself and the local walks. Tom is incredibly helpful and accommodating and a source of great local knowledge. The five bells pub within walking distance is perfect and serves great value for money food. The only thing I would change is the location of the washing up facilities so that they are not adjoining the toilet and a freezer for ice blocks would be useful. All in all one of the best sites we have stayed at.

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This site is perfectly located for exploring not only Dorset but Somerset and Devon too. Local walks are well signposted and the local pub is great value for money for really good pub grub. The beaches at Seatown and Eype are wonderful. At Eype (if driving, park at the first car park encountered by the shop and holiday park as much cheaper than the sea front car park and only a 3 min walk to the beach. Walking up the headland is a must not only for the views but also to watch the parasailers taking off and landing.

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4.8
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10th September 2019:

Nice Clean Peaceful Pub nearby

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Lyme Regis Charmouth Salisbury cathedral on way back

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4.3
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7th September 2019:

Very clean site with brilliant staff. Really enjoyable stay.

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4.8
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7th September 2019:

Great hosts. Made sure we had all we needed but left us to to it. Location is beautiful and so quiet. Just what we needed. The dogs loved it too. Just that the steps to the shepherds hut could do with looking at as very steep but I know they said they were moving it soon so that may be the intention. Had a lovely stay and would definitely return and recommend. Thank you

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Seatown is lovely for the beach and a walk. The local pub The Five Bells was warm and welcoming to us and the dogs. Food was basic but tasty.

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5
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3rd September 2019:

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5
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3rd September 2019:

We had our BEST ever camping experience at Hobby Farm, the beauty and tranquility is outstanding and we loved our 5 night stay so much, that we booked to go back again in 2 weeks time, thank you Tom, you have created an amazing space, we felt so welcome and relaxed, and really enjoyed being able to see the amazing stars while sitting around the campfire.

Tips:

The village fete on the last bank holiday in Aug is a must, had lots of fun playing splat the rat and drinking beer. For deep sea fishing, book with Harry May at Lyme Regis, as there is too much seaweed in Aug fishing on the beaches nearby and so hooks tend to snag and tackle gets lost. Seatown is the place to go for great sunbathing, swimming in the sea with a fabulous pub that serve great food and an amazing range of drinks with outdoor seating near to and overlooking the sea and beach, there is also a grassed area to sit if you don’t like sand and the river which runs into the sea is perfect for paddle boarding and canoeing. For walks I recommend buying an ordnance survey map of the area as amazing walks are in abundance, there is so much to do in the area, so need to pick out what you prefer from tourist information

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5
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2nd September 2019:

Lovely setting and so peaceful even on a bank holiday weekend the only sounds came from owls hooting and acorns landing on our tent.

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5
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29th August 2019:

This is a wonderful quiet calming adult only site. Huge pitches, with awesome views of the Dorset hills. Spotless facilities. Tom the owner is so friendly and helpful. There is nothing negative to say about this site.

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4.5
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20th August 2019:

This small campsite is perfectly located to walk the beautiful Dorset area. The hosts were very helpfull and friendly.

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4.8
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14th August 2019:

Tom was really friendly and helpful. The site was spacious and peaceful with beautiful views and nature. Would definitely recommend this.

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You need a car to get around. There is a good pub in walking distance but you need to drive to get provisions.

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5
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7th August 2019:

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5
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2nd August 2019:

Wonderful camp site, so peaceful. Easy to find and lovely surroundings.

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5
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23rd July 2019:

We really loved Hobby farm. We had a relaxing and enjoyable stay, it was quiet and yet not far from the coast and towns to go for walks/activities. The bathroom and shower were always clean and stocked. It was useful to have the charging point though there is only 1 to share between campers. The mini fridge was also useful. Overall we would definitely recommend Hobby farm and hope to be back!

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5
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20th July 2019:

Great location, great facilities and the owners are really nice, we had an amazing time and will definitely come back!

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4.8
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17th July 2019:

Beautiful tranquil spot with stunning views. A pond to float on (or fish in) and a warm welcome from Tom. Facilities are spotless and work well. A little bit of Dorset heaven.

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4.8
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15th July 2019:

Beautiful place, only improv ment to be made would be better signage as when you're towing, it can be tricky to turn around if you go round.

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5
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12th July 2019:

Wonderful site. Perfect for us.

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The beach at Cogden was gorgeous. A lovely walk through the nature reserve and only small numbers of people. We loved it.

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5
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5th July 2019:

Had a fantastic stay nice and clean staff very helpful

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Local pub is good camel site is relaxed loads of space between each other

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4.8
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5th July 2019:

The Shepherds Hut is lovely and clean. The bed is comfortable. There is a small fridge two rings and cutlery and plates. Great outside area and picnic table. Very peaceful site.

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Pub five minutes walk away.In the evening food is only served until 20.15.

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4.5
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2nd July 2019:

All basic facilities provided, good value, quiet site lots of space and no silly rules and regulations. Just what I wanted.

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5
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27th June 2019:

We went to Hobby Farm for a weekend away from London and wanted something tranquil and picturesque, and that was definitely what we found. We opened the door to the shepherd's hut the first morning and the view was stunning and the surroundings were incredible. We used the BBQ and the burner in the hut when it got chilly at night, and the whole experience was idyllic. The hut was brilliantly done and quite cottage-y inside which added a really nice touch, too. We'll stay again!

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Stop into the farm shop just along the road. Try Seatown for the pub by the water (great food), and pick up some coal/wood for the burner for a perfect evening chilling at the hut!

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