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Dorset Country Holidays Glamping

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Dorset Country Holidays Glamping is the leading independent glampsite in the country; having offered glamping since '06 and with almost half a centuries worth of experience in providing camping holidays. We offer range of glamping accommodation. Nestled in the Dorset countryside DCHE's glamping site is an AA 4* park with washing amenities, a fishing lake, shop, gym, and massage treatment room. We offer a range of glamping accommodation including bell tents, yurts, glamping pods and vintage caravan. We offer a variety of activities available to book in advance of arrival from clay shooting to lazer warfare. Welcoming families, couples & pets, we're easy to reach, with direct rail connections from Waterloo / Exeter St David & straight off the A30 from Shaftesbury.
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Aimee wrote a review Nov 2019
Bristol, United Kingdom4 contributions3 helpful votes
Me and my friend stayed for one night in a yurt. Rob welcomed us with a warm mulled drink then helped us carry our stuff to our yurt. He explained how to use everything and we were given a bottle of chilled wine, cereal hamper and large glass bottled water. His customer service was amazing and gave us suggestions of places to visit. Nice personal touches including home grown apples, free dvd service, hot water bottle and more. There is a separate shower/toilet for the glamping guests. Can’t wait to go back!!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Margaret w wrote a review Jun 2019
London, United Kingdom36 contributions27 helpful votes
We had a good one night stay, the children did love it. However, the site has an extremely strange and disappointing layout. The accommodation is placed on the smallest plot of land behind a petrol station and busy road. The tents are very close together. This I think, wouldn’t be so bad if the Glamping was positioned in the fields behind rather than in the permanent caravan car park. For what it is, it was ludicrously overpriced. The staff are lovely but the business clearly lacks a love of or understanding of hospitality. A beautiful field with a lake is behind and empty! Very strange. Apparently they moved all of the Glamping to the car park so it was closer to the toilets. Big mistake! If access was really that bad I would have built an additional toilet, but even with 2 small children, I would have much rathered the slightly longer walk to the toilets than Glamping in a car park with your neighbours so close. The website is misleading this should be re-branded as camping. Every little item is extra (even children’s games!) and dated, the bedding, decor and finish are all very cheap feeling, without the cheap price to match. The staff are really great, shout out to Rob who was so welcoming. Unfortunately we would not return on recommend.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jim F wrote a review Aug 2018
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We stayed in one of the Bell tents and it was absolutely brilliant. We have two young girls and they loved every moment of it. Damien and Jo met us from the car and couldn't be more helpful or accommodating. We had loads of space, the beds were comfortable and the shower blocks were absolutely spotless. We can't wait to go back
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Kerry B wrote a review Jul 2018
Portsmouth, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
Just back from a brilliant two night stay in one of the stargazer yurts (even though the clouds prevented any stargazing!). All hosts were friendly, helpful and accommodating and everything we needed was avaliable. Facilities were lovely and clean and dogs were more than welcome! Thanks for a lovely stay, would definitely recommend
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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everybodywelcome1989 wrote a review Jul 2018
Leicester, United Kingdom5 contributions5 helpful votes
We have returned from our stay here in the dome tent which was excellent, all the luxuries of camping! We were so well looked after for our stay and nothing was too much trouble. Would really recommend for something different .
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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93Stone wrote a review Jul 2018
London, United Kingdom33 contributions24 helpful votes
We stayed one night in the Country Kabin and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a couple’s getaway or family holiday. Jo and Damien were absolutely fantastic hosts and made the trip special and one to remember; on arrival we were greeted with glasses of fresh, cold lemon ice tea. We were shown our Kabin and given details of the campsite, how to use all of the equipment in the Kabin and pointing us in the right direction of the local area and points of interest. They we so helpful, friendly and accommodating with plenty of knowledge of the area despite only being there a few months. They even added a few extra special touches like a complimentary bottle of champagne, flowers (although was not sure if they were for us or for decoration, we liked them all the same and didn’t take them in case) and card of congratulations of our first year together as a couple which we thought was so lovely of them! The Kabin itself was so cute and cosy! It was very clean and tidy and had everything we needed. The bed was so comfy and we slept really well. There was a heater in both rooms, although not needed due to the summer heat! And the fire pit was great with plenty of kindling, charcoal and logs, meant we could watch the stars and relax all the evening. The bathrooms we spotless and well maintained, you often saw a Jo or Damien popping their heads in to ensure all was in order, which it was. My only suggestion to other campers, is if you fancy a drink in the evening (and don’t want to drive), make sure you bring plenty with you as there is nowhere local to walk to. We were a little underprepared so had to drive to a local pub to get some dinner and a bottle of wine 😊 All in all, I would highly recommend staying at the Dorset Country Holidays Glamping site! We had a lovely evening away and wished we could’ve stayed a little longer! Thank you again to Jo and Damien!
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Mark H wrote a review Jun 2018
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Had a great night away staying in a yurt. Thanks to Damian and jo who were very friendly and chatty telling us about a nice walk to a lake nearby and other information. They made sure everything was right for us. The yurt was very comfortable and had everything we needed. Double bed was better than some hotels we've been in. A lovely break from work life.
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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juliepask wrote a review Jun 2018
Bracknell, United Kingdom1 contribution2 helpful votes
We were bought this break by our son and daughter and it totally lived up to expectations. We were greated on arrival with a welcome iced lemon tea by our hosts and shown to our bell tent. The tent was clean and very comfortable. The two pairs of site hosts were lovely and nothing was too much trouble. As DIY campers it was a real treat to turn up and have everything in place ready to use. The facilities were clean and we would certainly go back.
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jane M wrote a review Jun 2018
United Kingdom29 contributions18 helpful votes
This was a gift from our daughter and son in law for Christmas Although we had to travel for 7hrs we were not disappointed. Helen and Ian messaged us in the morning to obtain a rough eta and sure enough there she was bang on time with a very welcome drink. Helen told us about the yurt we were staying in and what there was to do in the area. Ian came along later to ensure all was ok. It was. The yurt was furnished very well with everything we would need. There was a fire pit and BBQ area as well as a gas burner and a picnic bench - all outside. However there was an undercover area across from us we could use in case of inclement weather. Daniel and Jo took over the next morning and again made sure we had everything we needed. The toilet and shower facilities were spotlessly clean and warm. Would we come again? Absolutely we had a fabulous stay.
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mrs.P wrote a review Jun 2018
London, United Kingdom83 contributions78 helpful votes
I'll start with the positives first.... I must say first of all that Damien and Jo were great, very helpful and chatty. They welcomed us with cold drinks when we arrived and spent time telling us about the area and things to do. I really liked the shower block, it looked nice on the outside and it was nice on the inside too, very clean and looked after. 2 big showers, 4 sinks and 2 toilets. Everytime I used them, I was the only person in there so I really liked that. I really liked having electric but I don't think you really need it. We didn't have electric at another glamping site we visited and we preferred that. The cooler in the room was good. Negatives..... 1. Please move the camp site back to where it was. The camp site is sat on a tiny patch of grass on a caravan site which is next to the carpark in a petrol station. When we arrived and drove around, we were shocked when we realised where our tent was. It is not glamping at all.... each tent is way too close together too and you are basically on top of eachother. At night we could hear the tv in a yurt which was two tents away. 2. Next to the office you have a shelter area with chairs where campers can sit and chill. Also sitting there is mop buckets, wet floor signs, mops, brooms and I just think that stuff should be hidden if your saying you are luxury. There's a space behind the office round the back where you could hide all the cleaning stuff. Our tent was the first one and when we're eating that's right in our face. 3. The tent kept falling in over the two days. The strings/rope which is fitted to the ground kept snapping in the wind and had to keep getting fixed. It was an issue but just thought I'd mention. 4. The bed sheets we paid for..... I don't mean to sound horrible but they are so ugly. They reminded me of something my grandma would have at her old caravan in Norfolk. They look really old and dated. I took a photo. We stayed at another glamping site and in was the same in a bell tent and we had white luxurious Egyptian cotton bed sheets and we didn't even have to pay for extra. It was just part of package and they were the same price as you. We paid £150 for 2 nights in a bell tent with the other glamping holiday and then we paid £150 for the same 2 night deal in a bell tent but we also paid £42 in extras so I thought we would be having some nice hotel kind of bed sheets but they were awful. 5. The BBQ was so tiny and there was only 2 of us and it took ages to cook our food as we could only fit one thing at a time on it. But the family bell tent next to us and the yurt tent next to that both had the little baby BBQ we had plus a big BBQ with a lid which you can cook so much more on. You can get a decent BBQ with a lid from any supermarket for £19.99 and as you state you are glamious glamping we should have a decent BBQ surely. 6. I think you should hammocks. The other glamping site we stayed at had a private hammock for every tent which was good. It would be nice if you also had a community area like a big fire pit with tree logs around it where families can sit together. Or even a mess tent where people can store their food in fridges and a sink for washing up which is sheltered rather than washing our things up in a MOT garage car park. 7. You should put a fence up around the camp so you can't see the carpark as sitting at out tent we could see half a car park and from the other tents you can be seen from the caravan site and their cars. It's just not very private nor luxury. I think if you made a few changes you could really improve it and everyone would love it. Thank you
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dorset Country Holidays Glamping
Which popular attractions are close to Dorset Country Holidays Glamping?
Nearby attractions include AA Shooting School (6.4 km), Gold Hill Museum (2.9 km), and Shaftesbury Abbey Museum & Garden (2.8 km).
Is parking available at Dorset Country Holidays Glamping?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dorset Country Holidays Glamping?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Fleur de Lys, The Ship Inn Restaurant, and The Salt Cellar.
Are pets allowed at Dorset Country Holidays Glamping?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Dorset Country Holidays Glamping?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Gold Hill (2.9 km).