December 8, 2022

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TOP 13 Places To Go Glamping in Dorset

Planning a trip and looking to do some Glamping in Dorset? Well we think that’s an excellent idea!

There is no best time to explore this county’s spectacular natural beauty, experience fun, and create holiday memories because Dorset is always at its best, no matter the season! Located in South West England, Dorset offers the best of both worlds. It’s a destination where tradition, culture, and beauty coexist. 

This stunning county is famous for its sandy beaches, a prehistoric coastline with great fossil heritage, fairy tale castles, fun attractions, and seasonal events. There are a variety of places to see and do in Dorset that you just have to add to your checklist. Make your way to Jurassic Coast, Bournemouth beach, Durdle Door, Corfe Castle, Shaftesbury, Tyneham village, and Studland Nature Reserve. The adventure doesn’t stop there! Don’t miss an opportunity to experience Dorset’s great outdoors. Enjoy a summer glamping holiday under the starry skies in luxury and comfort. We have a list of amazing glamping sites and properties that offer the best experience and the best views. 

I’ve also written a ton of other guides, so be sure to check out my articles on Glamping Cornwall, Glamping England, Glamping Scotland, Glamping Ireland, and Glamping Wales for more incredible glamping getaways in the area!

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Quick Breakdown Of Dorset Glamping

Glamping is a way of camping, only better. Can’t decide where to stay? I already went ahead and picked some of the “best” glamping spots in Dorset. Check it out:

Overall Best Glamping in Dorset —Mallison’s Woodland Retreat

Best Romantic Glamping in Dorset —Idyllic Hideaway nr Jurassic Coast

Best Family Friendly Glamping Dorset —Glorious, Private, Dorset Retreat 

Best Unique Glamping in Dorset —High Cross Camping Coach

Best Luxury Glamping in Dorset —Murgatroyd in Ash Farm


The 13 Best Places for Glamping in Dorset, England

The choice of where to stay in Dorset is endless, so we thought we’d make it easy for you to find the perfect place to enjoy your glamping holiday. 


1) Mallison’s Woodland Retreat 

Where: Holditch, Dorset

Price: $131+ per night 

https://mallinson.co.uk/ 

Immerse yourself in a magical woodland and breathtaking space in Mallison’s Woodland Retreat. The Woodland Retreat will let you experience what “glamping” truly means. They have set the standard for glamping in Dorset. 

Mallison’s Woodland Retreat offers 9 unique spaces, each promising a different experience.  The list of accommodation options gives you an idea of how you want to camp in comfort  – from treehouses, yurts, tipi’s, and shepherd’s huts. Each accommodation is particularly designed for couples which makes it the perfect place to reconnect with your special someone and with nature. Rent a bike to explore the nature that surrounds Woodland Retreat, or reserve a table for two at The Tytherleigh Arms and enjoy a mug of Otter Ale. Visit Forde Abbey or go on mackerel fishing and deep sea fishing trips. 

Mallison’s Woodland Retreat - Dorset Glamping

Credit: Mallison’s Woodland Retreat


2) Black Pig Retreats | Luxury Glamping in Dorset

Where: Shaftesbury, Dorset

Price: $131+ per night 

https://www.blackpigretreats.com/ 

Black Pig Retreats is the perfect destination to disconnect from technology and reconnect with nature. This camping site offers 3 luxurious safari tents, a bothy, and a charming yurt, each one offers a different experience. Black Pig Retreats welcomes couples (and families), groups of friends, or even solo travelers who are looking for that special place to get relax and unwind.

Set in the heart of Dorset countryside, you can experience country life, have a memorable encounter with wildlife, and enjoy lovely views across the Blackmore Vale. Children will love the spacious grounds of the camp where they can play or go on a picnic. At the same time, couples can spend a special time while enjoying a cozy evening with a glass of champagne around the campfire. You can also celebrate an event or get-together with family or friends at Black Pig Retreats, just book the entire camp! 

Black Pig Retreats | Luxury Glamping in Dorset

Credit: Black Pig Retreats


3) Farmstead Glamping

Where: Sturminster Newton, Dorset

Price: $160+ per night 

https://www.farmsteadglamping.com/ 

“A luxury glamping stay awaits in one of our artisan shepherds huts. Nestled on the Hannam Family’s idyllic dairy farm; reminiscent of the rambling Thomas Hardy Country in which they reside.”

Set in a beautiful Dorset countryside, Farmstead Glamping in Colber Farm provides glamping accommodation within a dairy farm. Secluded, peaceful, and beautiful. Farmstead Glamping offers 2 shepherd’s huts and a “tiny” barn, each having its own unique feature. All 3 rooms highlight a fire pit and fire bowl, an outdoor woodfired oven, gas powered shower with an en suite toilet, and a hot tub. Spend your day exploring the town then cap your night with an evening soak in the tub under the starry skies.

Farmstead Glamping is committed to making a sustainable experience. They have been awarded Green Tourism Gold Award. They reduce, reuse, and recycle; each hut uses solar panel energy and they encourage the conservation of energy. 

Farmstead Glamping Dorset

Credit: Farmstead Glamping Dorset


4) Bracken Glamping 

Where: Melcombe Bingham, Dorset

Price: $257+ per night 

https://www.vrbo.com/10780377ha  

Bracken is designed for you to enjoy time with your family and create wonderful memories together. This unique eco-retreat is set on a working farm, north of Dorset. Imagine soaking in the wood-fired hot tub, grilling a BBQ, relaxing by the terrace looking out the breathtaking rural views while children are happily running around.

Bracken features a spacious, open-plan space with 3 bedrooms (two with king-size beds and a third with twin single beds), a kitchen, sitting and dining room. Other luxury highlights: washing machine, under-floor heating, and wood-burning stove. Experience family-friendly attractions and activities, a charming farm shop, and a good local pub when you explore Antsy. 

Bracken Glamping in Dorset

Credit: VRBO


5) Dorset Shepherds Huts Glamping with Private Hot Tub

Where: Moreton, Dorset

Price: $145+ per night 

https://www.vrbo.com/en-gb/p10575832 

This shepherd hut perfectly showcases the beautiful landscape of Dorset. It offers everything you could ever want from a holiday, from the secluded and luxurious interior to the outdoor space that’s as charming as it is relaxing. The Langham Wine Estate has a vineyard tour available for guests of the Shepherd hut.

The hut offers everything you need for a comfortable stay. It also highlights luxury amenities: a foot massage, steam maker, rainfall shower, and two other shower heads, plus massage jets. Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the deck or end the day with a relaxing dip in the outdoor hot tub.

Dorset Shepherds Huts Glamping with Private Hot Tub

Credit: VRBO


6) Idyllic Glamping Hideaway near Jurassic Coast 

Where: Netherbury, Dorset

Price: $147+ per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/41278507 

Dreaming of an intimate getaway with your loved one in beautiful Dorset? The Pond House is the ideal destination to experience a romantic getaway and enjoy the wonders of nature, at the same time. With rustic charm and modern comforts, the Pond House promises a relaxing retreat. The Pond House is nestled in a secluded spot and still conveniently accessible to attractions like the famously beautiful World Heritage Site of The Jurassic Coast.   

At night, the glow from the wood burner adds a magical glow and romantic ambiance to the entire room. Fall asleep to the sound of crackling timber and awaken to a beautiful view of the gardens. 

Idyllic Glamping Hideaway near Jurassic Coast 

Credit: Airbnb


7) High Cross Camping Coach 

Where: Netherbury, Dorset

Price: $134+ per night 

https://www.vrbo.com/1943547ha

The Carriage brings you to another level of a glamping experience. Hop onboard and get on an unforgettable adventure in Dorset! 

Set in a private garden in Nethebury, The Carriage offers a beautiful view of the meadow fields and rolling hills; sunset views from the carriage are especially breathtaking. Inside, it features the original details of the carriage: chunky carriage handles, brass lamps, window straps, and sliding sash windows, and combined with good quality modern comfort – a double bed, a cozy dining area, and a full kitchen. Explore the area, visit Bridport’s antique shops, Mapperton House and garden, Abbotsbury children’s farm, and the weekly market. 

High Cross Camping Coach 

Credit: VRBO


8) Murgatroyd in Ash Farm

Where: Ash Farm, Dorset

Price: $170+ per night 

https://www.canopyandstars.co.uk/britain/england/dorset/ash-farm/murgatroyd 

Murgatroyd shepherd’s hut in Ash Farm lets you experience paradise. You can’t help but fall in love with the wonderful views, endless wildlife, and beautiful, luxurious comforts that the shepherd’s hut offers. Apart from Murgatroyd, there are 2 other shepherd huts that you can choose to stay in. Each hut has its own character and unique interior, yet equally provides the best experience. 

Grab a rug and plump pillows, lay it down on the ground, and enjoy a picnic with your special someone, while being surrounded by nature. End the day with a relaxing dip in the wood-fired hot tub. It’s the perfect glamping experience you can get in Dorset!  

Murgatroyd in Ash Farm

Credit: Canopy & Stars


9) Buck’s Coppice 

Where: Dorset

Price: $165+ per night 

https://www.canopyandstars.co.uk/britain/england/dorset/buck-s-coppice/buck-s-coppice 

Hidden in the depths of Dorset countryside, you’ll find Buck’s Coppice – an off-grid lakeside cabin. Buck’s Coppice is ideal for 2, but can also accommodate up to 4. The cabin features an open plan living space, a lakeside dining table, sofa bed (suitable for 2 children), and a king-size bed. 

Buck’s Coppice is surrounded with tall trees and has access to the lake directly from the deck. The large deck highlights the beautiful lakeside; it’s a great spot to have a meal, play, sunbathe, or watch the wildlife like deer, wild boar and maybe otters. 

Buck's Coppice - Glamping Dorset

Credit: Canopy & Stars


10) The Greenhouse Spa Retreat

Where: Cornwall, Dorset

Price: $109+ per night 

https://www.vrbo.com/en-gb/p6855128 

Escape to Dorset and experience a wonderful Cornish getaway while staying in The Greenhouse Spa Retreat. This is the best spot when you are looking to camp and relax all together. More than the cozy and luxury comforts, this adult-only cabin also offers access to the fitness center and a spa tub. Enjoy spa treatments from your own spa cabin or explore the stunning 1-acre garden.

Read a book or just enjoy a quiet time in one of the many sitting areas around the property. You can also experience their other services (with an extra fee) like the ‘Aqua Spa’ and Pool at China Fleet Country Club, Fitness Suite / Classes, and Onsite Outdoor Barrel Sauna. 

The Greenhouse Spa Retreat

Credit: VRBO


11) The Cowshed – Washing Pool Barns

Where: Middlemarsh, Dorset

Price: $171+ per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/36977321 

Spend a wonderful weekend getaway with your special someone in The Cowshed. Located in the most beautiful area in Dorset, The Cowshed gives you easy access to visit attractions like Maiden Castle and Hardy’s Monument. Just outside the village, you can explore the Jurassic Coast,  Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Prince Charles’ Poundbury model town, and many more. 

This self-contained, ground-floor suite cabin features a modern-traditional interior. It is equipped with modern comforts: a spacious kitchen, a cozy bedroom, an indoor fireplace, and a beautiful bathroom. 

The Cowshed - Washing Pool Barns

Credit: Airbnb


12) Silent Owl Glamping

Where: Wild Cherry Lodges, Dorset

Price: $185+ per night 

https://www.canopyandstars.co.uk/britain/england/dorset/wild-cherry-lodges/silent-owl 

You’ll find peace and tranquility in Silent Owl, Wild Cherry Lodges. This cabin offers breathtaking views of Dorset. You can even spot wildlife like foxes, buzzards, red kites, and kestrels! The Silent Owl features large French doors that open to the living area and a well-equipped kitchen. The bedroom is raised on a platform, with a king-size bed. At the far end of the cabin is a stunning walk-in rainfall shower.

The covered, illuminated deck features a pizza oven and lounging chairs. Toast marshmallows under the clear nights of Cranborne Chase Dark Skies Reserve. Of course, you can’t miss a chance to experience a relaxing outdoor soak with romantic views. With this luxurious comforts and the beautiful views, you wouldn’t want to leave. 

Silent Owl Glamping Dorset

Credit: Canopy & Stars


13) Woodpecker Cabin Glamping

Where: Middlemarsh, Dorset

Price: $147+ per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/51751198 

If you’re looking for that perfect little hideaway, then look no further. Woodpecker Cabin makes you feel like you are miles away from civilization. Built between two oak trees and surrounded by woods, your stay in Woodpecker Cabin will feel like a safe haven.

You lose a sense of time here; it gives you peace and will help you relax. The cabin sleeps 2 – it is ideal for couples on a holiday. Inside, the open space features a bed, a kitchenette, bar dining, and an en-suite bathroom. Other amenities: a fridge & freezer, WiFi, oven, and underfloor heating. You can also access the fire pit with a grill attachment. Follow the trail and take an adventure deeper into the forest.

Woodpecker Cabin Glamping Dorset Airbnb

Credit: Airbnb


Am I Missing Any Incredible Glamping Dorset Destinations?

This list could honestly go for so much longer with dozens of epic glamping destinations across Dorset! 

I’d love to hear from you if there is a specific glamping pod, bell tent, luxury treehouse, yurt, or whatever else you think should be added to my list of the best glamping in Dorset! 


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