Canvas Cottage 1
- Sleeps 5 (max 2 adults, 3 children)
- Cooking facilities
- Beds Provided
- Bed Linen Provided
- Towels Provided
- Private Bathroom
- Proper furniture, quality bed linen and en suite facilities give a boutique hotel feel
- Part of a six-cottage Glampotel within a private glade on a larger camping site
- Situated in glorious Dorset countryside on the edge of an ancient woodland
The Owner Says
The word we hear the most when someone first steps into our Canvas Cottages is “WOW” and that’s for good reason.
Each beautiful and romantic Canvas Cottage is like no other glamping experience you have seen before. Features include hardwood floors, custom wooden furniture, a wood burning stove, cooking facilities, full length mirror, clothes rails, blanket chest, en-suite bathroom and much more.
Your king size bed with memory foam mattress and luxurious soft pillows will be made up with luxurious Egyptian cotton sheets, pillow cases and hypo-allergenic duvet. The wood burning stove provides more than enough heat to keep you warm, but the added luxury of a hot water bottle will help take away the chill, even on the coldest of nights.
Stepping into your very own private en-suite bathroom is an experience like no other – features include hardwood flooring, solar lighting, instant hot water shower, hot and cold running water, modern eco-friendly toilet, mirror, and a towel rail. On your arrival you will find luxurious fluffy white bath and hand towels and plenty of biodegradable toiletries for you to use, including soap, shampoo, body wash and conditioner.
Outside on your large private wooden deck are a gas powered BBQ and patio heater, and a bistro dining set with comfy chairs for eating, relaxing and taking in the beautiful surroundings.
A large parasol covers the deck, ensuring you can use all the facilities, regardless of the weather. We provide plenty of throw blankets so you can snuggle up on those colder nights, and solar lighting keeps the deck lit so you can sit and enjoy the outdoor life – Glampotel style – as long as you wish.
Free parking is available right next to your Canvas Cottage for one car.
Inside the kitchenette you will find everything you need to prepare and eat a delicious outdoor meal, including pots and pans, utensils, glasses, crockery and cutlery for the whole family, and of course a kettle for making a fresh cup of tea, coffee, or hot chocolate.
Solar power ensures you have light when you need it, and sufficient USB outlets to charge your electronic devices. A combination safe ensures you can store your valuables and you can also padlock the doors when leave on your adventures.
Tea, coffee, fresh milk, and bottled water will all be in your Canvas Cottage on arrival, and we provide a solar or propane powered refrigerator to keep your food and drinks nicely chilled.
If you can't completely disconnect from the outside world, free WiFi is available in the Reception area of Rowlands Wait site, and 3G/4G on all networks is currently intermittent at best throughout the Glampotel property! However why not switch off those devices and enjoy the unique amenities and beautiful natural surroundings.......
Features & Facilities
6 canvas cottages, each appointed with king-size beds, Egyptian cotton bedding and towels, wooden floors, bespoke handmade wooden furniture and all the equipment you need in your kitchen unit, including cool box. There's also a lockable chest, solar lights with USB outlets for charging your devices and candles for your lanterns. A wood burning stove brings a toasty glow and the first box of wood is complimentary. Outside, your deck is complete with gas BBQ. Cottages have their own outdoor ensuite bathroom with hot shower and composting toilet. While all canvas cottages are off-grid, the Glampotel glade is located within a traditional touring park, so there are facilities on site for laundry, washing up and hair-drying, plus bathroom facilities should you require them. There is also a small on-site shop. Visit in springtime for bluebells and primroses carpeting the surrounding trees or, year round, spot the many birds that live on the site and in the adjacent SSSI woodland – including thrushes, tree creepers, woodpeckers and buzzards.
ActivitiesIt's a short stroll into the village of Bere Regis with two pubs and a quaint old church. The Purbeck Hills and the Jurassic Coast offer scenic walking & cycling with striking natural features like Durdle Door, peaceful Lulworth Cove and rugged Kimmeridge Bay (01929 481044), best for fossil hunting. Join sections of the South West Coast Path for stunning views of the fabulous beaches and coastline. Studland Bay and Shell Bay are particularly recommended beaches, both within a half hour drive. The ancient ruin of Corfe Castle (01929 481294) and its picture-postcard village is nearby, and certainly worth a visit. The historic market towns of Dorchester and Wareham provide interesting days out, as do more modern Poole and Bournemouth, while history lovers should head to Cerne Abbas and Hardy's Cottage (01305 262366) along the way. Those looking for something a little different should try the National Tank Museum (01929 405096) near to the site or, further afield, taking a ferry out to Brownsea Island.
Food & DrinkYou can pre-order one of Glampotel's hampers prior to arrival. Care is taken to source the best produce that Dorset has to offer. Whether it’s local meats for the BBQ, sparkling wine and hand-made chocolates for that special occasion, or even a pamper hamper filled with handmade toiletries, they have something for all. Two village pubs are within walking distance and offer good food. The Drax Arms (01929 471386) is a newly refurbished pub, where the chef offers creative and delicious takes on traditional pub fayre, all freshly prepared on site, although note the ‘traditional’ serving hours. The Royal Oak (01929 471203) also offers good food, serving for longer than its village neighbour. Both have beer gardens. For a pub with more of a focus on food, much of it locally sourced, book a table at The Blue Vinny (01305 848228) in Puddletown, around six miles away.
For SatNav use BH20 7LP.
Wareham or Dorchester are the nearest main stations; buses to Bere Regis are infrequent.