Craving a rural retreat? Somewhere to escape and get away from it all for a while? A glamping holiday in Dorset could be just the thing. The South West county boasts some of the most stunning coastline and countryside – with clear-blue waters and rolling green hills. Be it a quirky bell tent, a luxurious treehouse or a cosy shepherd’s hut, discover the best glamping spots in Dorset and discover it all for yourself.
Best for: A family-friendly stay
Black Pig Retreats is set in rural Motcombe. The glamping sites luxury safari tents boast en-suite bathrooms, with hot showers and flushing toilets – so no need to worry about trekking to the other side of the campsite! Each one has a fully equipped kitchen and ample living space. Enjoy the stunning surroundings too, with woods, meadows and open fields to explore.
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Best for: Having everything you need on-site
Set in an award-winning holiday park surrounded by enchanting woodland, Burnbake Forest’s luxurious lodges are perfect for a rural escape. On-site you’ll have access to in-lodge spa treatments, a kids’ play area and an eatery. Each lodge is complete with a private hot tub, outdoor furniture and a BBQ for those long summer evenings.
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Best for: Being near a coastal resort
Just a stone’s throw away from the much-loved resort of Weymouth, you’ll be right next to all the best attractions. Waterside Safari’s safari tent-like lodges come equipped with all the creature comforts you could need: open-plan living areas, en suites and lavish bedrooms. And of course – your own hot tub!
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Best for: Exploring the countryside
This romantic bolthole can be found in Dorset’s rolling hills. A luxury shepherd’s hut, step inside the best glamping in Dorset and you’ll find an open-plan area complete with a cosy bedroom, fully-equipped kitchenette and living space. There are plenty of scenic walks right from your doorstep at The Acorn. And a wood-fired hot tub to soothe your aching muscles after a day of exploring!
Location: Wimborne Minster
Best for: Watching wildlife
If you’re craving a rural retreat, look no further than this luxurious lodge. Pheasant Lodge is a one-bedroom holiday home that overlooks the unspoilt countryside in Wimborne Minster. Perfect for an adult-only trip, you’ll have 13 acres of private grounds to wander. Spot deer, pheasants, rabbits and an array of birds here. Enjoy those balmy evenings in your private hot tub too.
Best for: Complete tranquillity
Amberley View is nestled in the panoramic Dorset countryside. Located on an alpaca farm in Beaminster, you’ll have complete tranquillity in this idyllic location. The cabin sleeps four people, with two spacious bedrooms, an open-plan living area and an outdoor hot tub.
Best for: The unspoilt views
This shepherd’s hut is nestled deep in the West Dorset countryside, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You’ll find yourself in the rural farming village of Powerstock, just walking distance from a pub, a shop and plenty of scenic walks. The Warren is the perfect base for exploring the Jurassic Coastline too.
Best for: A mix of countryside and coast
Catch a glimpse of the glorious sea views from Honey Bee. This well-equipped shepherd’s hut in Bridport has everything you need for a memorable getaway. The modern kitchenette, king-size bed and open-plan living space make it a cosy bolthole for a couples retreat – and one of the best glamping in Dorset!
Best for: Escaping off-the-grid
Go “off-grid” at this eco shepherd’s hut. Complete with solar-powered lighting, eco-friendly household products and sustainable interiors, you’ll feel totally at one with nature and be reducing your carbon footprint too! Located near Dorchester, you’ll be just a short drive from the world-renowned sites of Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door.
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