Luxurious yurt in the the Dorset hills
- A kingsize bed with luxurious bedding provided makes for comfortable sleeping
- Fire pit outside and wood-burning stove inside
- One of two yurts in the orchards of this farm near Bridport and the Jurassic Coast
Situated in a private paddock by a cherry orchard, Pippin sits upon larch decking with wonderful views across the valley. Inside, gallopers will find exposed wooden latticework criss-crossing its way to the ceiling, crowned in the centre with a circular window that pools in natural light. Moroccan-style rugs, a wood-burning stove, and hand-carved bedside tables are all present, but the yurt isn't lacking on modern comforts – like electricity and a Nespresso machine. Next up, there’s the plush en-suite bathroom, with an excellent shower, proper flushing loo and towels and toiletries provided. Finally, you have the luxury of a wood-fired hot tub beneath the stars.
The nearby landscapes beyond provide countless day-trip options. To the east, you walk through meadows and walk over bridges to Loscombe Nature Reserve, a haven for birdlife, while to the west there’s the Half Moon pub, an equally short wander away. South, meanwhile, Dorset’s epic Jurassic Coast unfurls before you; it’s a 10-minute drive in the car – and then there’s the vibrant town of Bridport that stops you along the way.
The Owner Says
Bracken is a beautiful hand crafted yurt with stunning Dorset countryside views close to the Jurassic Coast.
En-suite bathroom - it has a wet room shower with ample hot water, a proper flushing comfort height toilet and a basin with a backlit mirror. We provide complimentary organic toiletries, toilet rolls and towels.
Private kitchen - accessed form the decked area to the front of the yurt. It has a cooker, sink and fridge and all the utensils and crockery we think you might need. We provide washing up liquid, cloths and tea towels and oven gloves.
Private fire-pit and bbq area - with a kadai firebowl you can spend evenings bbqing or sitting round your own private campfire with stunning views - if its too hot you can stroll down to the lake for a swim!
Bracken bedroom - a brass superking bed with vi-spring mattress is the most luxuriously comfortable centrepiece of the yurt, you can stargaze out through the large central roof light of leave the door open for a view of the lake and orchards form bed! It also has a dining table, chairs, chest of drawers and sofa. If you are staying with friends or children then we put in extra mattresses for this - the yurt can keep up to 4 very comfortably and up to 6 at a squeeze!
Walnut Farm is a tranquil little idyll nestled amongst the Dorset countryside - it is so peaceful - but just a stones throw from the Jurassic Coast and all the beaches, fossils and exploration it has to offer.
On site you can hire the wood fired hot tub, book in for a wood fired pizza evening, swim in the swimming lake or walk the ancient apple orchards down to the Loscombe Nature Reserve. We also have an old grass tennis court with table tennis tables, croquet, swings and other games... or you can hunt out the hammocks and settle in for some serious relaxing!
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Book with complete confidence at Walnut Farm Glamping with the Glampingly Coronavirus Booking Guarantee. We guarantee the following clear policy for your booking:
- A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
- Balance not due until 30 days before your holiday, in case of late changes to Coronavirus guidance
- Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
- In the event of a lack of 2021 availability, switch your dates to 2022
- Due to low deposit and late balance payment, no refunds are offered
Features & FacilitiesThe yurts features a king-sized bed (all bedding and linen supplied), bedside tables, chairs, a sofa, a wood-burning stove and an Indian tea table with tea, coffee, kettle and cups. There is usually milk available to buy in the supplies barn if you need. The yurt has a well-lit en suite, with hot shower, proper flushing loo and basin with mirror. Electricity throughout with bedside sockets and USB chargers. A separate fully equipped Yurt Kitchen has a fridge freezer, gas range cooker, sink, units and all the utensils and crockery you will need, plus a clay pizza oven outside. There is a huge copper fire bowl for barbecuing and sitting around outside the Yurt Kitchen, together with a smaller fire bowl at your 'bedroom' yurt. The hot tub is in the orchard by the kitchen and available for private use by occupants of either yurt – there is an extra charge (per day) for use of the hot tub.
Walnut Farm is less than 5 minutes drive to the vibrant market town of Bridport and pretty harbour of West Bay, part of the impressive Jurassic coastline, a ‘World Heritage Site’. There is a scenic coast road running along the back of Chesil Beach that connects Bridport to Weymouth (through Burton Breadstick and the lovely village of Abbotsbury – the Swannary (01305 871858) there is a must-visit.). In the opposite direction past Charmouth (fantastic for fossil hunting) is the small, elegant seaside town of Lyme Regis with its impressive cobb.
Food & DrinkThere are plenty of independent food shops in both Bridport and Beaminster and a lovely farm shop at Washingpool Farm (01454 632529). There are also some top fresh fish merchants, including Davy’s Locker (01308 456131) in Bridport and Samways Fish merchants (01308 422201). If you fancy an extravagant meal, try the Hix Oyster and Fish House (01297 446910), the Bull Hotel and Stable (01308 422878), the Bridgehouse Hotel (01308 423371) or, on a sunny day, the Crab House Cafe (01305 788867). For a less formal meal, then check out the Hive Cafe (01308 897070) at Burton Bradstock and the Watch House cafe (01308 459330) at West Bay. The Half Moon pub (01308 488321) is the nearest – within walking distance of the campsite.
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Coming from Bridport you travel along the A3066, past Bingham Grange Farm on your left. As the road bends to the left there is a small right hand turn that it not sign posted (if you reach the Half Moon at Melplah, you have gone too far). Take this road and follow it for one mile. Go past the orchards on your left and then the farm track is immediately on the left with a sweeping row of trees up the right hand side. There is a placard on the right hand side of the entrance that reads 'Walnut Farm'.
Coming from Beaminster you travel along the A3066, past the Half Moon pub in Melplash on the right hand side. After you have left Melplash, take the first left signposted to West Milton and Powerstock. Take this road and follow it for one mile, following the directions as above.