Canvas Lodge With Farmhouse Shower - sleeps 6

UK England South West England Dorset Weymouth East Shilvinghampton Farm

  • Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 5 children)
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided

The Owner Says

Canvas Lodge with Farmhouse Shower:

We believe in simplicity, but rest assured you will not be sacrificing luxury when staying in our canvas lodges. At 45m2, our spacious lodges are placed in stunning locations and will meet your need for modern comfort and craving to be close to nature. The Canvas Lodge is suitable for 6 people, 5 adults and 1 child up to 12 years old. Our interior features a fully equipped kitchen with a wood-stove, a living/dining area, outdoor area with BBQ, and three sleeping areas with high-quality mattresses, pillows, bedding and fluffy duvets!

The Farmhouse Shower:

Most of our communal showers on the farm integrate perfectly with the farmhouse. What once used to be materials used for farm life, have now been upcycled to our rustic style communal showers. At some farms, drinking troughs serves as a sink, stable doors are now used for the shower doors and the hay racks are used to hang your towels. Know that you will always be able to shower with warm water where electricity is also available to blow-dry your hair. In each of the farm, the farmers have showed their originality by creating unique showers in the spirit of Feather Down.

We are all about getting back to the simpler times away from technology and to reconnect with nature and therefore do not have electricity and wi-fi in any of our farms.

Experience the Feather Down Feeling:

At Feather Down you will get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and experience the simpler times away from technology, getting the family together to reconnect with nature. Enjoy the rhythm of the day as your life in the countryside will be guided by nature. Wake up to the sound of the farm animals, collect eggs in the afternoon, dip into our hot tub, and end the day sharing your farm stories by the candlelights or outside by the campfire while roasting marshmallows. A laid back quality time and a true digital detox for everyone!

Our Coronavirus Booking Guarantee

Book with complete confidence at East Shilvinghampton Farm 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

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Features & Facilities

During your stay,  the abundance of nearby beaches will leave you spoilt for choice.  These include West Bay,  famous home of the Broadchurch TV series,  and Chesil Beach,  part of the impressive Jurassic Coast world heritage site,  Charmouth,  Lyme Regis,  Durdle Door,  Lulworth Cove,  Hive Beach and Ringstead to name but a few!  The stunning RSBP Arne landscape is just 25 miles away and has plenty of family activities.

Finally,  East Shilvinghampton also has a B&B for grandparents who do not want to ‘glamp’ but would still like to join their family during their holiday on the farm,  or a small caravan site if they own a caravan!

Activities

The Jubilee Trail is close by – we'd recommend taking a circular route out along the South Dorset Ridgeway,  which takes in the Hardy Monument and the Hell Stone burial chamber.

Weymouth is just 5 miles away and still has all the charm of an old-fashioned seaside resort.  Its lovely crescent-shaped beach is great for kids and you can hop on a mackerel-fishing trip straight from the harbour.  Weymouth is at the heart of the Jurassic Coast – the beaches along this stretch are great for fossil hunting,  particularly those around Lyme Regis.  You can easily get to Chesil Beach,  a 17-mile stretch of coastline,  renamed ‘Dead Man’s Cove’ by Thomas Hardy as so many ships were lost here.

The very pretty village of Abbotsbury is just four miles from the farm and boasts a 600-swan strong Swannery (01305 871858),  where lucky visitors can see cygnets hatching during May and June.  The village also has a fantastic Subtropical Gardens (01305 871387),  and a children's farm (01305 871817) which has a soft play area.

The historic market town of Dorchester is another highlight and is home to numerous museums including the Dorset County Museum (01305 262735); Tutankhamen Exhibition (01305 269571); Dinosaur Museum (01305 269880) and the Keep Military Museum (01305 264066).

Food & Drink

The King's Arms (01305 871342) in the village of Portesham is a traditional boozer,  with an expansive garden to the rear.  For something a little more indulgent,  satisfy your sweet tooth with a cream tea at Abbotsbury Tea Rooms (01305 871143),  which has a beautiful garden behind the 16th-century thatched cottage.

The award-winning Hive Beach Cafe (01308 897070),  in Burton Bradstock, serves up some of the best seafood in the area,  and guests can enjoy spectacular views across Lyme Bay.

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Getting There

From Dorchester A35 towards Bridport and Yeovil, at the first roundabout take first left towards Martinstown. At the T-junction, turn left towards Upway (B3159) for 4 miles, then turn right on to Friar Waddon Road. Continue for  2 miles, then bear left to Coryates for 1 mile. On a very sharp right bend, go straight up the lane through post and rail fencing. Follow the signs at the top of the lane to the car park.