Dorset Farm Camping at Dewflock Farm

UK England South West England Dorset Dorchester

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Distance markers in shared facilities
  • Contactless check in
  • Extra toilets/showers
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Campfires allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Games room
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
Luxury camping on the farm with a prime location on the doorstep of historic Dorchester

Considering how close it is to the country town of Dorchester, Dewflock Farm has a wonderfully rural feel. Just two miles from the charming old town centre, this 28-day campsite offers a true townie’s alternative – a working farm and views across the rolling Dorset downs.

The camping itself is of the luxurious variety, with pre-pitched bell tents for rent. If you want to bring your own equipment, then you can plucked for one of the unfurnished tents that has only inflatable mattresses inside, while the more plush, furnished option includes bed linen and towels, rugs, furniture and an entrance awning to provide some additional covered space.

Dewflock Farm is a particular hit with families. The 7-acre meadow in which the tents are pitched provides plenty of space for children to fly kites and kick a ball around, while, in the mornings, kids are also invited to follow farmer Tom as he checks and feeds the animals – lambs, pigs, cows and chickens. On rainy days an old farm barn has been converted into all-weather family space too. It has a television and jukebox, a lounge area and Wi-Fi, plus there’s also a handy ‘campers kitchen’ with a fridge, freezer, toaster, and kettle.

The real benefit of the place, though, for families and couples alike, is its position between town and seaside. For those who don’t mind a good stroll, Dorchester is within walking distance and has enough to occupy you for a day or more, while, just to the east of the campsite, the vast Maiden Castle is one of Europe’s best-preserved Iron Age hill forts and well worth a visit. South, meanwhile, a short drive leads you to the famous Jurassic Coast and it’s popular combination of beaches, cliffs and coves.

So whether it’s a rainy day in the museums or a sunny one down on the beach, Dewflock Farm has got you covered.



Important Note: Covid-19. Due to the continuing fight to control this virus, Dewflock Farm has implemented some changes to facilities for our campers. Please go to to see the Covid Update Sheet by clicking on the link.

The Bell tents are laid out over a 7-acre field with two set of toilets and showers within a short walk. There is a field barn equipped with a freezer, fridge, kettle, toaster, cups, plates, cutlery, tea, coffee, etc as well as each bell tent being supplied with its own fire pit and bales. Wood can be purchased on site. An open sided barn houses table tennis, table football,  tables and chairs and lounging area. Plenty of space on site for flying kites and kicking a ball around. In the morning, children are invited to help Farmer Tom feed the various animals. Guests have access to the onsite showers and toilets, a field kitchen.
Last year, smaller visitors have the opportunity to drive our Mini Landies.  Ideal for 4 - 10 years olds and perfectly safe with remote cut off switches. have a go at driving using co-orindation, focus and skill!  Available to campers mid week and some weekends during July and August.

Suitable For

Glamping and camping. Families, couples, quiet groups – yes. Stag and hen parties – no. No dogs on site.


The campsite is a stone's throw from Dorchester town centre, offering independent shops, eateries, 2 cinemas, parks and a slew of eclectic museums. With cycle paths to Dorchester as well as a bus stop at the end of the farm drive, accessibility is not a problem. Dewflock is also 8 minutes' drive from Weymouth and the coast. Enjoy the beach or get up close to seals, seahorses and starfish at The Sea Life Centre (01202 666900). 

Food & Drink

There are numerous pubs and restaurants in and around Dorchester. If you want to really treat yourself there's even a Michelin-starred spot in the centre of town – Sienna (01305 250022).


2018:  Friday, 3 August to Monday, 27 August

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The Owner Says

Dewflock Farm is ideally placed to offer families a chance to explore the Dorset countryside and the Jurassic Coast whilst having a base that offers a safe and interesting environment.
With cattle and sheep in neighbouring fields and the farm orphan lambs on the loose, children will really love the place.  We offer 17 bell tents generously spaced out and four  shepherd's huts for rent as well as wild camping over the May Bank Holiday weekend.
Home to Mini Landies, we invite our smaller visitor to test their driving skills and have a go as an included treat.

Social Distancing Measures

As a small campsite, social distancing around accommodation is easy.

We have a ten acre field with just 12 tent pitches and 3 huts so a lot of space will be allocated around each pitch.

We have introduced minimum stays arriving only on Monday and Friday so fewer guests coming and going and our time on the site can be used cleaning and making sure we are all safe.

Notices and sanitiser dispensers are now installed at any point where guest need to spend time such as toilets and showers and also where children might congregate.

No Indoor space and indoor activities have been moved to outdoor open sided barns with natural ventilation.

The field kitchen usually shared  will no longer have fridges and freezers for general use. Cool boxes and utensils will be supplied for furnished a accommodation.  Outside washing space will also be provided


15 pre-erected bell tents (with the option of furnished or unfurnished). 2 shepherds huts and 50 grass tent pitches for the late May Bank Holiday only. 

Furnished Bell Tent

Bell tent Sleeps 5 5 Available
A beautiful 5m Bell tent fully-furnished with bed linen, towels, entrance awning, fire pit, and all the usual bits plus a hot brekkie roll delivered in the morning.

Unfurnished Bell Tent

Bell tent Sleeps 5 6 Available
5m bell tent unfurnished with fire pit, bales, bunting and fairy lights.

Rufus, The Shepherd's Hut

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 3 3 Available
Fitted with a double bed and a bunk bed, Rufus can sleep 3 adults or 2 adults and two small children. Great fun and guaranteed to keep you dry if it rains. Rufus comes with bales and fire pit for evenings outside and a cosy interior for snug nights.

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Contact Dorset Farm Camping at Dewflock Farm, Dorset Farm Camping at Dewflock Farm, Winterborne Monkton, Dorset DT2 8NP

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Getting There

From Dorchester town centre, head for Weymouth on the A354 and take the first left, signposted 'Winterborne Herringstone'. Go round the bend, under the bridge and we are located immediately on your right. Dorchester town has two railway stations - one mainline and the other servicing the West Country.  There are also bus services covering the Jurassic coastline as well as inland.  Dorchester, which is just over a mile away, also has various taxi firms located there.


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