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3 nights (Jun 6 - Jun 9)
2 adults

Hobby Farm Camping

4.8 (45 reviews)
Whitchurch Canonicorum
Tel: 07881 563571
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 in about an hour and a quarter. You an bring your dog too as dogs are welcome at Hobby Farm. For beaches with a bit of bustle, West Bay and Lyme Regis’ restaurants, bars and boutiques are less than a 10-minute drive. 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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Shared 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 facilitiesRoom Facilities:

  • Kingsize Bed
  • Kettle
  • Heater
  • Crockery and Glasses
  • Shared toilet and shower
  • Gas Hob
  • Bring Own Bedlinen/Towls
  • Utensils
  • Fridge
  • Log Fire
  • Radio
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Non electric grass pitch

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Non-electric grass pitch for tents or trailer tents only. Adults only.<br /> Pets... more >

Non-electric grass pitch for tents or trailer tents only. Adults only.
Pets Welcome

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The Fox's Den Shepherd's Hut

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Shared facilities

The Fox's Den Shepherd's Hut with kitchen area and shared toilet and shower... more >

The Fox's Den Shepherd's Hut with kitchen area and shared toilet and shower facilities.Room Facilities:

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

Facilities

  • Bar (nearby)
  • Fishing

Policies

Check In: Between 12:00 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.

Average

4.8
out of 5
45 reviews

100% recommend

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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
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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.

Tips:

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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