Luxurious, sophisticated and totally ingenious - the perfect way to describe Crafty Camping's sensational glamping accommodation.
This totally unique, adult-only ‘glampsite', nestled in West Dorset woodland, affords total seclusion and an unforgettable experience for couples seeking a retreat to nature like no other.
From exquisite yurts and bell tents to a wonderful tipi and shepherd's hut, every option has been beautifully hand-crafted using time-honoured techniques, and is furnished with your ultimate comfort in mind. Each comes complete with a sumptuous king-size bed, fresh linen, proper flushing toilets, electricity, hammocks in the trees for the sunny afternoon chill-outs, and Crafty Camping's famous tree showers (an outdoor shower, surrounded by woodland, and with all the hot water you'll need!). Each one also enjoys its own secluded location, guaranteeing maximum privacy for you and your loved one wherever you stay.
Crafty Camping has two stunning Mongolian-inspired yurts on offer - Poppet and Coracle. Each of these 18ft beauties, hand-crafted from coppiced sweet chestnut, is a cosy haven of loveliness, complete with a log burner, reindeer skins, a comfy sofa and chairs. Outside, you'll find a BBQ and utensils, as well as relaxing camping chairs. Both yurts overlook a fishpond, yet are completely separate - with Poppet in a clearing at the top of the woods, and Coracle in an elevated position at the end of its own boardwalk.
Hoppus the Tipi sits in its own clearing in the woods, at the end of a boardwalk below the fishpond. You may not expect to find a four-poster king-size bed in a tipi, but that's certainly what you can look forward to here! You'll also discover a cosy log burner, tree-stump bedside tables, a snuggly sofa and reindeer skin rugs in Hoppus' impressive 24ft frame. The circular deck is home to outdoor seating and a BBQ - the perfect place to enjoy 360-degree immersion in this stunning woodland!
The Shepherd's Hut
Nestled under oak trees overlooking the fishpond, Bodger the Shepherd's Hut is a beautiful delight on wheels, featuring all you and your partner need to cosy up in hand-crafted luxury. You'll feel miles from the world with woodland on either side, as you sit on your deck with the BBQ sizzling away. Behind the stable door, find a toasty log burner, a reindeer skin rug and the cutest, cosiest bespoke bed for sweet dreams together. What could be more perfect?
The Bell Tent
You'll find a luxurious 5m bell tent at Crafty Camping, custom-made and built upon decking, with clever specially-made flysheets to keep the inner bell tent dry and snug for adventurous glampers. Twybil is surrounded by trees with a clearing overlooking the pond, complete with a gorgeous oak table and brazier. The bell tent shares a clever grass-topped and wood-clad toilet block, as well as a woven willow hot shower (just raise the white flag to show others you're in there!).
Crafty Camping also has a fantastic ‘Out of Africa Kitchen' for all guests to use, fully equipped with crockery, utensils and a wood-fired pizza oven. Enjoy complimentary Dorset Cereals, as well as supplies of Dorset tea, coffee and hot chocolate. The Communal Yurt is where you'll discover a map with local points of interest (there's lots to explore in gorgeous West Dorset, as well as nearby South Somerset and East Devon!), as well as board games, sofas, a cosy fire and a small honesty shop. There's even a Sauna-In-A-Yurt to help you take your relaxation to the next level.
If your visit to Crafty Camping is for that very special, once-in-a-lifetime kind of romantic retreat, you might want to check out the luxurious Woodman's Treehouse. Or, to learn some awe-inspiring woodcraft yourself, why not take a course at the onsite Woodland Workshop during your visit?
However you fill your stay at Crafty Camping, and whichever gorgeous accommodation you choose, you'll no doubt be ready to return time and again for the secluded luxury and woodland tranquillity that set this place apart.
Things to note
No dogs permitted, additional tents or camper vans not permitted, first log basket is provided free, more may be purchased onsite, some of the site is unsuitable terrain for wheelchair users, whole site bookings are possible for up to 16 guests in total.
Please click here to download a PDF containing information on Crafty Camping's policy regarding safe stays during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Tried and tested
"I can't think of anything you could do to make our break more wonderful - you've thought of everything from towel rails to electric blanket! LOVED the shower. So peaceful, fabulous view and gorgeous birdsong. I know I should recommend it but we kind of want to keep Twybil to ourselves! Very happy."
Kevin and Penny
"We have had such a wonderful time here staying in Bodger and it has exceeded our expectations. Thank you to all you lovely people we have met here for being part of our experience - we leave much calmer, grounded people and look forward to returning one day. Fantastic memories."
Adam and Hazel
"What an incredible place - it really is magical! Hoppus is amazing with great extra touches like the electric blanket, wow! Really peaceful and serene and we loved the fact that no one is around and bothers you. Thanks and see you again!"
Liz and Toby
Region: Holditch, Dorset
Cost (from): £80 per night
Sleeps: 2 per unit
Bedrooms: 1 per unit
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Property ref: 425
FacilitiesHoppus (tipi) sleeps 2, king-size bed, bedding & towels provided, private hot 'tree shower', toilet, wash basin, log burner, dressing table, sofa, chairs, glass candle lanterns, BBQ, pots, pans, kitchen equipment & utensils, kettle, camping chairs, hammock.
Bodger (shepherd's hut) sleeps 2, king-size bed, bedding & towels provided, private hot 'tree shower', toilet, wash basin, bathroom amenities, lights, electricity sockets, electric blankets, chair, glass candle lanterns, BBQ, pots, pans, kitchen equipment & utensils, kettle, camping chairs, hammock.
Poppet & Coracle (yurts) sleep 2, king-size bed, 2, king-size bed, bedding & towels provided, private hot 'tree shower', toilet, wash basin, bathroom amenities, lights, electricity sockets, electric blankets, chair, glass candle lanterns, BBQ, pots, pans, kitchen equipment & utensils, kettle, camping chairs, hammock.
Twybil sleeps 2, king-size bed, 2, king-size bed, bedding & towels provided, lights, electricity sockets, electric blankets, chair, glass candle lanterns, BBQ, pots, pans, kitchen equipment & utensils, kettle, camping chairs, hammock. Shared bathroom facilities are located nearby.
Communal site facilities include a kitchen, sauna, communal yurt and small shop. Camps beds are possible to add in larger tents.
Electric bikes, abbeys, horse riding, swimming, cycling, beaches, coastal walks, fossil hunting, fishing, boat trips, markets, galleries, caves, tennis, cinema.
At a glance
- Luxurious adult-only glampsite in West Dorset woodland, with seven bespoke glamping options for couples
- Poppet and Coracle the Yurts
- Hoppus the Tipi
- Bodger the Shepherd's Hut
- Twybil the Bell Tent
- All come with king-size beds, electricity, flushing loos, tree showers, and beautiful luxurious touches (Bell Tent shares washing and toilet facilities)
- Each sited for ultimate privacy
- Shared kitchen (with pizza oven), communal yurt and sauna-in-a-yurt
- 4.2m from Axminster; 10m from Lyme Regis; 16m from Bridport