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The Hut and bell tent are situated in a 22 acre woodland at the heart of our family farm. Surrounded by nature, sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds of our local wildlife.

The perfect escape, come and enjoy the private facilities in an idyllic location. On sunny evenings relax on the veranda overlooking the pond or snuggle up in front of the wood burner after a day of exploring. With spectacular local wildlife including deer, hares and kingfisher all being spotted within the vicinity the hut and bell tent are both fabulous places to enjoy the peace and unwind. Both sites are entirely off grid meaning no 240 volt (3 pin plug) charging is available. In the hut, USB sockets provide our guests with charging facilities also powering LED lights inside and out.

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If mains charging is essential we can facilitate this in our accommodation on the farm. We provide washing up liquid, hand soap, shower gel, shampoo and conditioner – all of these products are biodegradable, and we encourage their use due to our wastewater handling.

During the summer and when dry, vehicles are parked a short walk from the hut and bell tent. During the winter months cars are parked in our farm buildings which is a 10 minute walk. On your arrival and departure we will drop off and collect you and your bags, any additional items during your stay will be your own responsibility. When wet, wellies or appropriate outdoor footwear and clothing is required to get to and from the hut.

You will be sharing the woodland with a range of wildlife with foxes and deer frequently moving through the area and therefore do not accept dogs. Mallard ducks and moorhens raise their young on the pond through the summer months. The woodland is filled with elderflower, wild raspberries and blackberries during spring and summer.

Please note check in is between 4pm - 8pm. Late check ins may be possible by prior arrangement but must be no later than 10pm. We do not live on site so appreciate if you can keep us updated on your arrival time.

The nearest amenities are 3 miles away in the village of Maiden Newton, there is a village shop providing local produce, a well-stocked Spar and petrol station. Bridport is our nearest town, large supermarkets and a range of shops are available. There is a great local market on Saturday mornings.

We currently do not accept bookings more than 6 months in advance.


 

Additional Information

  • Deposit: 10.00%
  • Check In Time: 16:00
  • Check Out Time: 10:00

Woodland Retreat

Private Lakeside Hut

Sleeps: 2

The perfect escape, come and enjoy the private facilities in an idyllic location. The hut is situated in a 22 acre woodland at the heart of our... Read More

The perfect escape, come and enjoy the private facilities in an idyllic location. The hut is situated in a 22 acre woodland at the heart of our family farm. Surrounded by nature, sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds of our local wildlife. On sunny evenings relax on the veranda overlooking the pond or snuggle up in front of the wood burner after a day of exploring.

King size double bed with views overlooking the pond, all bedding and towels are provided. Although running water is available it is not suitable for drinking; potable water is provided. The kitchen is fitted with a double gas burner and fridge/freezer. Please note there is no oven, however outside there is a double gas BBQ with gas provided. 

If you don't fancy cooking there are a number of local pubs and restaurants a short drive away. Do ask for recommendations. 

There is a small log burner inside to warm up and dry off on any wet cold days, easily heating the small space. Outside there is a fire pit with locally sourced timber seating. On your arrival you will be provided with a bag of either small (for the wood burner) or large logs (for the fire pit). Additional bags are available for £5 each. 

The spacious en-suite bathroom has gas heated shower and a composting toilet. The hut is powered by solar panels with 12volt USB charging ports available. We ask that guests are conscious of their use of power, particularly when daylight hours are reduced and remember to switch lights off.

During the summer and when dry, vehicles are parked a short walk from the hut. During the winter months or when wet cars are parked in our farm buildings which is a 10 minute walk to the hut. On your arrival and departure we will drop off and collect you and your bags. When wet, wellies or appropriate outdoor footwear and clothing is required to get too and from the hut.

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Facilities

  • Ensuite/Private Bathroom
  • Ground Floor Bedroom
  • Open Fires / Woodburners

Activities & Experiences

  • Animal Feeding Activities
  • Beach Nearby
  • Farm Tours
  • Lambing
  • Dark Sky Area
  • Eco-Friendly
  • National Park or AONB
  • Romantic Breaks and Holidays
  • Working Farm

Pets

  • Pets Not Accepted

£80 - £95

Per night

Availability

Woodland Retreat

Private Woodland Belltent

Sleeps: 2

Five meter belltent set in private woodland with shower, compost loo and kitchen
This beautiful cotton canvas bell tent provides your own private get away. Containing a double mattress and bottom sheet, you will need to bring your... Read More

This beautiful cotton canvas bell tent provides your own private get away. Containing a double mattress and bottom sheet, you will need to bring your own pillows and bedding. 

Your own private facilities are situated metres from the entrance to the tent and include a gas heated outdoor shower and composting toilet. A spacious outdoor kitchen is also situated here with a double gas burner and plenty of space for preparing meals. Please note there is no cooking equipment provided, guests are required to bring their own pots, pans and utensils. 

If you don't fancy cooking there are a number of local pubs and restaurants a short drive away. Do ask for recommendations. 

An outdoor picnic bench is perfectly situated to soak up the evening sun. Outside there is a fire pit with seating around. On your arrival you will be provided with a bag of logs, additional bags are available for £5 each. 

The whole site is off grid, solar lighting is provided to guide you around the site however no Wi-Fi or power is available. Mobile signal is good in the area.

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Facilities

  • Open Fires / Woodburners

Activities & Experiences

  • Animal Feeding Activities
  • Farm Tours
  • Dark Sky Area
  • Eco-Friendly
  • National Park or AONB
  • Working Farm

Pets

  • Pets Not Accepted

£55 - £75

Per night

Availability
Directions

Additional Directions Information

National Grid Reference SY 556971

Directions:

From Dorchester; eleven miles.
Take the A37 Yeovil road. After Grimstone, turn left onto the A356 to Maiden Newton.Go through Maiden Newton , after 1.5 miles , at the top of the hill , turn left to Toller Porcorum. Go through the village, 400 yards past the last house Colesmoor Farm is clearly marked on the left.

From Sherborne; eighteen miles.
Take the A352 Dorchester road. After passing the Cerne Giant, at Cerne Abbas, turn right to Maiden Newton. Go left and immediately right over the A37, and down the hill to Maiden Newton. Turn right onto the A356. After 1.5 miles, at the top of the hill, turn left to Toller Porcorum. Go through the village, 400 yards past the last house Colesmoor Farm is clearly marked on the left .

From Bridport; seven miles.
Take the A35 Dorchester road, after about 3 miles turn left to Maiden Newton. Follow this road to the top of Eggardon Hill, don’t turn off to Maiden Newton but go straight on for a further 1.5 miles and take the next right turn to Toller Porcorum. After 0.5 miles the entrance to Colesmoor Farm is on the right at the bottom of a steep hill just outside Toller Porcorum.

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Colesmoor Farm
Rachael Geddes
Toller Porcorum
Dorchester
Dorset
DT2 0DU

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