Luxurious yurt in the the Dorset hills
- Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 4 children)
- Cooking facilities
- Beds Provided
- Bed Linen Provided
- Towels Provided
- Private Hot Tub
- Private Bathroom
- 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
Pippin sits in its own private paddock above the cherry orchard. You have your own private sawn larch deck with a table and chairs which enjoys the most spectacular views down the valley towards the coast. It is an ever-changing and stunningly beautiful view with low lying mist in the valley at dawn, to golden sunsets illuminating the surrounding Dorset hills. Pippin has its own fire bowl with a barbecue grill for creating the most wonderful barbecued food, or for just setting up a campfire in style!
A beautiful french super king bed will ensure an unforgettable nights sleep - not to mention the lofty White Company duvets, bedlinen and stacks of pillows. An electric blanket will keep you cozy on the chillier nights, with independent controls to ensure that if two people are sharing the bed, you can each choose your warmth! The bedside tables are crafted from an Alder tree that was felled just outside Pippin, the stump of which is now the perfect seat to enjoy the views from! With double sockets, USB chargers, bedside lights and fairy lights, we have provided you with all the little luxuries we hope you could ever want for. There is also a dining table with newly upholstered and very comfortable dining chairs.
There is a supremely comfortable sofa nestled next to the woodburner with the most fabulous array of Moroccan and Indian cushions. If you are bringing children or friends we can make up extra beds for you - just select the number of extra beds you need when booking or give me a call!
There is a little Indian tea table with a kettle, mugs, tea and coffee to ensure you can wake up slowly without having to leave the yurt. And not just any coffee - there is a Nespresso machine for those that need a little pick me up in the morning! We don't provide the milk as we can't leave it sitting in the yurt prior to your arrival, however you can usually buy a pint ot two from the honesty shop in the supplies barn near where you park.
The lovingly crafted en-suite bathroom is nothing short of a masterpiece with beautifully soft strip lighting (you'll see what we mean!) and the most wonderful sleek but rustic feel. With a piping hot shower, proper flushing loo and basin with overhead lit mirror, we don't think you could want for more.
Tucked within the Cherry Orchard below you will find The Walnut Kitchen, which is a fully equipped yurt overlooking our south facing valley, a stones throw from the yurt. The Kitchen includes a fridge/freezer, gas range cooker, sink, cupboard space and all the cooking utensils and crockery we think you will need to make it a delight to use.
We have a wood fired hot tub that you are welcome to use during your stay. It costs £35 per day and we can get it ready for you. We can host a pizza evening in our wood fired pizza oven for you using local ingredients for £15 for adults and £7.50 for children. Both the Hot Tub and Pizza Oven can be booked in advance or once you have arrived.
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.
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.