Walnut Farm Glamping

UK England South West England Dorset Bridport

  • Laundry
  • Campfires allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Hot Tubs
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Games room
  • Hot tubs
  • Laundry
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
  • Beaches
  • Short walk to the pub
A pair of cosy private yurts, a wood-fired hot tub and acres of space all to yourself

There’s a constant fight going on at Walnut Farm and, try as we might, we can never quite pick the winner. It’s a two-way tussle between the yurts (in the red corner) and the surroundings (in the blue corner). Both are battling it out to impress you.

On first arrival, it’s the yurts (Russet and Pippin) that have you won. Situated in their own separate, private paddocks (the former in a meadow above the farm; the latter by the cherry orchard), the light canvas structures sit upon larch decking with wonderful views across the valley. Inside, each cosy abode features exposed wooden latticework criss-crossing its way to the ceiling, crowned in the centre with a traditional circular window that pools in natural light and allows indoor stargazing at bedtime. The furnishings are in keeping with the style – Moroccan-style rugs, a cosy wood-burning stove, hand-carved bedside tables crafted from an alder felled just yards away. But Walnut Farm isn't lacking on modern comforts, like a Nespresso coffee machine and electricity throughout. Then there’s the fancy en-suite bathrooms each yurt boasts, with an excellent shower, proper flushing loo and all the toiletries and towels provided. The whole place is a cocoon of glamping comfort.

You haven’t settled in for long, however, before the view from your yurts open doorway draws you out. The surroundings are next to win you over. Set within 12-acres of farmland – a maze of fruit trees, streams and paddocks – guests have plenty of space to roam, with several footpaths leading directly from the farm. The nearby cherry orchard is home to the Walnut Kitchen, a third yurt which houses a shared kitchen, with a sink, stove, cabinets and cooking utensils to use, plus a clearing space for evening campfires and a clay pizza oven you can use. Then there's the ultimate luxury of a wood-fired hot tub beneath the stars, the perfect place to end your evening.

The landscape beyond provides countless options – this isn’t a place for indecisive campers. To the east, you walk through meadows and stroll 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 famous Jurassic Coast unfurls before you – it’s around a 10-minute drive in the car – and then there’s the vibrant town of Bridport that stops you along the way (a particularly nice spot to explore if you want shops to hide in during a rain shower).

Options abound and there may be endless choices but at least Walnut Farm solves one decision for you. Where to stay next time you go glamping in Dorset. Ahh, problem solved. Nespresso anyone?

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Facilities

The 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.

Suitable For

Glamping only. Tents, campervans, caravans, dogs – no.

Nearby

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 & Drink

There 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.

Opening Times

March–October.

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The Owner Says

At Walnut Farm we invite you to slow down, relax and enjoy our luxurious glamping experience. We are situated in a truly secluded and tranquil spot in West Dorset on the edge of a nature reserve, where you are guaranteed a unique and peaceful break with spectacular views.

Russet is a spacious yurt with a hand crafted en-suite bathroom, which is tucked away in its own paddock on the side of a hill with fabulous views. The yurt has a superbly comfortable vi-spring superking bed made up with the finest linen and downs for an unforgetable nights sleep. Rustic log bedside tables, beautiful rugs and individual vintage furniture make for a unique stay. The en-suite bathroom has a proper flushing loo, sink and a piping hot shower – we also provide you with an abundance of fresh cotton towels.

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.

There is something truly magical about sleeping under canvas and being able to watch the stars come out from your bed. Despite being tucked away in beautiful countryside, our farm is less than 5 minutes drive to the vibrant market town of Bridport and pretty harbour of West Bay, part of the impressive Jurrassic coastline, a 'World Heritage Site', making us perfectly situated to explore this spectacular area.

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Accommodation

Two luxury, en suite yurts sleeping 2 in a huge super king bed (travel cot or extra bed possible by arrangement). Check Availability

Location

Contact Walnut Farm Glamping, Walnut Farm, Melplash, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3WB

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Getting There

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.

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