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The perfect balance between Camping and Glamping
Old Bidlake Farm is a smallholding situated in West Dorset, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty known as the Marshwood Vale, three miles from the dramatic Jurassic Coast.
Since 2011 we have been offering the chance of sleeping under canvas, close to nature, free from the stresses of modern life. This is ‘Hassle Free Camping’, and over the years we have lovingly enhanced the uniqueness of our little campsite to ensure your stay with us is truly comfortable whilst still retaining all the vital elements of a real camping experience.
Four tradtional canvas bell tents, sit sheltered by hedgerows and wildflowers in a one acre section of pasture field, sharing their space with roedeer, a barn owl, rabbits and other wildlife and with enchanting backdrop views of Pilsdon Pen, Colmers and Lewesdon Hills. In the adjacent pretty orchard a couple of classic caravans are pitched perfectly for peaceful romantic get aways. To preserve the tranquility of the campsite we have a maximum of thirty guests but when numbers allow there is also space on the orchard for a Bring Your Own tent or campervan pitch. A one minute stroll through the orchard leads you to the Barn where you will find a fully equipped kitchen, flushing toilets and electric showers, and a large communal area to socialise and dine together.
There is plenty of space for children to run free, ride bikes or go pony trekking at the riding stables next door (link to Bidlake Riding Stables) whilst you sit back, watch the sunset and unwind.
Explore West Dorset and the Jurassic Coast
Don’t worry that the price to pay for this rural idyll will be a scarcity of culture and activity. We are two miles from the vibrant Market Town of Bridport, a hub for art, music and food lovers and just a ten minute drive to the beach.
Great for Families, Couples, Events and Exclusive Hire
Camping at Old Bidlake provides a great base for cycling and walking holidays; a perfect weekend retreat from the rat race; a traditional family summer holiday or a memorable location to gather with friends and loved ones to celebrate a special occasion.
At the heart of our plans for the campsite is the desire to tread lightly on the landscape and our approach is eco-friendly and sustainable.
Beneath the starry skies
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