Shepherd's Hut 10 minutes' from the Jurassic Coast
- Kitchen area with a sink, hob, fridge, and kettle so you feel right at home
- Comfy bed means you’ll sleep soundly and wake up to birdsong and distant church bells.
- Surrounded by wildlife, and footpath walks – it’s perfect for a relaxing getaway
The Owner Says
Slightly bigger than Otter’s Nest is The Fox’s Den Shepherd’s Hut. It measures 8 ft x 14 ft and is situated away from Otter’s Nest on the other side of the fishing pond. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside in this luxury glamping shepherd’s hut situated by a fishing pond at Hobby Farm. Surrounded by wildlife, footpath walks, it’s perfect for a completely relaxing getaway break. Situated on the edge of our small adult-only campsite, the hut is warm and cosy with heating as well as kitchen area with sink, hob, fridge, and kettle so you feel right at home. ** Please note that the price is based on your bringing your own bed linen, towels and pillows. Size is double bed. Mattress protector provided. ** You can fish in the lake, just sit and relax or walk the 500 yards to the local country pub.
Features & Facilities
Shared toilet and showering facilities. Covered washing up area. Fridge and freezer for communal use. Phone charging points. No electric hook-ups. BBQs and campfires allowed but must be raised off the grass. Fishing in the pond is permitted and there is a boat for shared use. Livery yard available for those bringing horses.
You're a matter of minutes from the Jurassic Coast: Head south-west for Charmouth, one of the best places for fossil-hunting, and south-east for the small fishing town of West Bay, where you can join family-friendly mackerel-fishing trips with West Bay Charters (01308 421800). Bustling and historic Lyme Regis is a few miles further than Charmouth with The Cobb, the 13th century harbour arm, a Dorset must-see. Lyme Regis is also home to Dinosaurland Fossil Museum (01297 443541), which helps you dip into the history of the coastline, explaining its geology and why it is now so famous. Back inland, the market town of Bridport is just under six miles from Hobby Farm Campsite, with a regular market on Wednesdays and Saturdays, a leisure centre, cinema and its own brewery, Palmers, which offers tours (01308 422396). The former Cistercian monastery, Forde Abbey, is around seven miles (a 20-minute drive), meanwhile, with beautiful gardens to explore.
Food & Drink
It's a 10-minute walk to The Five Bells (01297 489262), with an excellent beer garden in summer and Palmers Ales on tap. Further afield, The Anchor (01297 489215), overlooking the sea at Seatown is a 10-minute drive, while West Bay’s Rise (01308 422011) café/bar is a recommended all-rounder with harbour views. For seafood, you might like to try The Watch House Café, which is right on the beach (01308 459330). Bridport has a wide range of good quality eateries to choose from and there’s also a farmers’ market in the town on the second Saturday of the month. At Beaminster, Brassica (01308 538100) and Ollerod (01308 862200) are particular highlights.
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Hobby Farm Campsite is near the village of Whitchurch Canonicorum in Marshwood vale. From the A35 in Morecombelake, turn into Ryall village and continue through, heading for Whitchurch Canonicorum. At the Five Bells pub, take the right turn into Blunts Road and continue 500 yards along this road going past Hobby Farm (equestrian stables). The next turning on the right is Hobby Farm Campsite. Go through the gate, a short distance straight ahead, and then turn right into the lakeside field.
The nearest railway station is in Axminster, seven miles away.