Bluebell Yurt

UK England South West England Dorset Shaftesbury Caalm Camp

  • Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 5 children)
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Private Bathroom
This hand-painted Mongolian yurt provides a comfortable base for a rural retreat in Dorset.
  • Real beds with bedding for cosy sleeping around the yurt's wood-burning stove
  • Picnic table, BBQ and firepit outside for al fresco cooking and dining
  • The most secluded of the six yurts on this farm site, 65-metre walk to utilities

The Owner Says

This genuine Mongolian yurt is one of six situated in a peaceful field on our former dairy farm. The yurt sleeps up to six, is painted in Mongolian style and comes equipped and furnished for guest stays. It has one double bed and two day beds which are made up with crisp white sheets. An additional two zed beds may be added at a one off cost of £10 per each additional bed and travel cots are available on request. Inside, the yurt has electricity lighting, sockets and a induction plate for heating soup or a kettle. Drinking water, own BBQ, small fire pit and a picnic bench are provided outside of the yurt. It has its own wet room, with a shower and toilet, in the communal Hay Barn. The Hay Barn also features a communal well-equipped kitchen which is for use by all yurt guests.

Features & Facilities

Each yurt has its own dedicated wet room in the The Old Hay Barn, with flushing toilet, shower and a vanity unit for storing your toiletries. Towels provided. Table tennis, pool table and wi-fi are available. The Old Hay Barn houses a well-equipped modern kitchen, with plenty of cooking utensils provided. Each yurt also has its own fridge. Relaxing therapy treatment sessions in your yurt by expert Pauline Elsworth can also be booked in advance. There is plenty of room for football or bike riding along with many fantastic walks in the area (particularly Duncliff Woods in the spring with its famous bluebells). Wild animals range from rabbits to buzzards, along with deer in the neighbouring fields and frogs that like to hop into the lobby.

Activities

Along with the bounty of local walks, there is a 15 mile cycle trail along the old railway line 5 miles from camp. Todber Manor Fishing Lakes (01258 820384) are in the nearest village for keen anglers, while two equestrian centres, Pippin’s Equestrian (01747 822997) and Pevlings Farm (01963 370990) are close at hand for those hoping to hack through rolling countryside. Shaftesbury (01747 853514) is perhaps the most obvious nearby attraction, a delightful town with a small museum (01747 852157) and St Peters Church, a standing reminder of its medieval magnificence when it boasted a castle, twelve churches and four market crosses. Further afield Sherborne in Dorset, is famous for its abbey (01935 812452) and castle (01935 812072), while Stonehenge (08703 331181) and Salisbury offer more culture and history. The fabulous coast of South Dorset is also an hour away.

Food & Drink

The Udder Farm Shop (01747 838899) is 1.5 miles away, while, closer still, The Kings Arms (01747 838325) serves excellent food. The nearest village shop lies a couple miles away in Marnhull. A local independent supermarket and deli, Dike & Son (01963 362204) in Stalbridge, does a home delivery service. Either phone and book delivery in advance, or cycle to the shop.

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Getting There

From London or Exeter, turn off the A303 at Chicklade and follow the A350 to Shaftesbury. At Shaftesbury, take the A30 direction Yeovil and after approx 3 miles, turn left at the Kings Arms. Go to the end of this road and at the T junction turn right. Continue for a third of a mile through a narrow cutting and as it opens up and you will see Goods Farm on the left, opposite a Royal Mail brick post box.

South West Trains (08456 000650) run an hourly service to Gillingham (08457 484950) from London Waterloo (08457 484950) and Exeter (08457 484950).