About Our Yurts and Glampsite

Caalm Camp

 

About Our Yurts and Glampsite

Meet up with the other glampers around the camp fire

 

About Our Yurts and Glampsite

Perfect For Every Season and all groups of people

 

About Our Yurts and Glampsite

 

About Our Yurts and Glampsite

 

About Our Yurts and Glampsite

Perfect For Every Season and Every Group!

 

About Our Yurts and Glampsite

Perfect For Every Season and Every Group!

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About our Yurts and Glampsite

A unique glamping experience

Tucked away in deepest Dorset, Caalm Camp has six beautifully-painted, hand-crafted, luxuriously-furnished, authentic Mongolian Yurts, along with exceptional facilities, to offer those seeking a unique glamping experience.  Amid such quintessentially English surroundings the Mongolian yurts of Caalm Camp could almost feel out of place.  But with so much love and attention put into our site, from the hand-painted lattice work of the yurts to the wheelbarrows waiting for you in the car park, this is a place where you cannot help but feel at completely at home.

We have suitably named each after British native wildflowers in keeping with the farm location: Daisy (1),  Buttercup (2), Snowdrop (3), Bluebell (4), Cowslip (5) and last but not least, Foxglove (6).  Go to aerial view for their location on the camp and a close-up of each yurt before you choose the one you like to stay in, then book with us.

Home from Home comfort

The yurts may be authentically Mongolian on the outside, but on the inside each yurt benefits from every modern home comfort you can think of, making for a 21st century glamping haven.  Comprising one double wrought iron bed, two Victorian day beds, all sumptuously dressed with fresh luxury linen, the yurts also have their own electricity supply for lighting and charging all of your devices.  They are deceptively spacious so we have also been able to throw in a small stove and Mongolian style kettle so that you can still enjoy your morning or evening cuppa in bed. The piece de resistance has to be a beautiful wood burner which we have positioned right at the heart of the each yurt, allowing the heat to radiate out in all directions.

Yurt and Camp Facilities

We believe we have thought of everything to make your glamping stay with us the best it can be, so our yurt and camp facilities are of an exceptional standard.  Each yurt boasts its very own outdoor picnic and sitting area, comprising table and benches,  parasol, barbecue and private fire pit. You can light up the barbecue anytime of day or night without bothering your fellow glampers, or simply relax and marvel at our breathtaking countryside and spectacular starry sky around the communal fire pit on a chilly night.

Rainy Days

The inviting communal lounge, complete with games, books and TV is the perfect rainy day retreat. Each yurt benefits from its own fridge, drawers and cupboards in the communal kitchen along with their own lockable wet-room that houses a disability-friendly walk-in shower, toilet and vanity unit for toiletries.  Why not cook you favourite meal and watch a good movie on the box.

Ideal for Kids and Adults

Caalm Camp boasts plenty of space for kids, as well as a wooden playground, while stepping from the boundaries there are loads of good walks such as Duncliff Wood, particularly during in bluebell season during the spring.  Right on the doorstep is historic Bullbarrow Hill, where you can enjoy exquisite panoramic views over Dorset and the surrounding counties.  Just a short drive away is beautiful Shaftesbury, where you will find Gold Hill – made famous by the Hovis advert – a steep cobbled street leading up to an old church and ancient market place.

The perfect Setting

The remote location of Caalm Camp is the perfect setting for star-gazing at night, spending hours staring up at the light pollution-free sky whilst sipping on a hot chocolate or crisp glass of wine with your nearest and dearest.  You will notice that the stars appear brighter and more abundant due to the absence of large cities or towns nearby.  Look out for a shooting star or two and make a wish.  It might come true!

What’s included

To guarantee that your glamping experience at Caalm Camp is perfect in every way, we have laid on the following:

  • Crisp white linen sheets and fluffy towels.
  • Free wood for your wood burning stove and the fire pit for the duration of your stay. Wood for the pizza oven will be charged as an extra if used for private hire.
  • The key to your own private shower room in the Old Haybarn, exclusively yours for the whole of your stay. Beautifully tiled, spacious and complete with under-floor heating. It has a spacious shower area, toilet, vanity units with cupboards and hand dryers. The Old Haybarn is a maximum of a one minute walk from any yurt.
  • Your own individual fridge in The Old Haybarn.
  • Use of a spacious modern kitchen with ovens, hobs and microwaves, fully equipped with pots, pans and utensils. Perfect for preparing anything from tea and toast to a hearty breakfast!
  • Communal lounge and dining area in the The Old Haybarn, with toys, games and a TV.
  • Outdoor play areas for the children, with swings, slides, wendy houses and a trampoline.
  • Indoor games room with table tennis and pool.
  • Travel cots and highchairs can be provided on request for a small additional charge. We just ask you to bring your own cot linen.
  • We are able to organise pizza evenings at a very reasonable cost, if you don’t feel like cooking or going out to eat.  Just tell us about your favourite toppings.

See Caalm Camp from above

Pitches

6 cosy, luxury yurts that accommodate up to 6 people each.

Who's In

Glamping only. Well-behaved large groups welcome. Sorry, no dogs.

Glamping only. Well-behaved large groups welcome. Sorry, only guide dogs allowed.

Nearby

Along with the bounty of local walks, there is a 15 mile cycle trail along the old railway line 5 miles from camp. Todber Manor Fishing Lakes (01258 820384) are in the nearest village for keen anglers, while two equestrian centres, Pippin’s Equestrian (01747 822997) and Pevlings Farm (01963 370990) are close at hand for those hoping to hack through rolling countryside. Shaftesbury (01747 853514) is perhaps the most obvious nearby attraction, a delightful town with a small museum (01747 852157) and St Peters Church, a standing reminder of its medieval magnificence when it boasted a castle, twelve churches and four market crosses. Further afield Sherborne in Dorset, is famous for its abbey (01935 812452) and castle (01935 812072), while Stonehenge (08703 331181) and Salisbury offer more culture and history. The fabulous coast of South Dorset is also an hour away.

Facilities

Each yurt has its own dedicated wet room in the The Old Hay Barn, with flushing toilet, shower and a vanity unit for storing your toiletries. Towels provided. Table tennis, pool table and wi-fi are available. The Old Hay Barn houses a well-equipped modern kitchen, with plenty of cooking utensils provided. Each yurt also has its own fridge. Relaxing therapy treatment sessions in your yurt by expert Pauline Elsworth can also be booked in advance. There is plenty of room for football or bike riding along with many fantastic walks in the area (particularly Duncliff Woods in the spring with its famous bluebells). Wild animals range from rabbits to buzzards, along with deer in the neighbouring fields and frogs that like to hop into the lobby.

Food & Drink

The Udder Farm Shop (01747 838899) is 1.5 miles away, while, closer still, The Kings Arms (01747 838325) serves excellent food. The nearest village shop lies a couple miles away in Marnhull. A local independent supermarket and deli, Dike & Son (01963 362204) in Stalbridge, does a home delivery service. Either phone and book delivery in advance, or cycle to the shop.

Open

All year round.

The Price

Weekend breaks from £325. ‘Get-Away’ two night breaks from £225. Midweek breaks from £250. Week long break from £400. 30% deposit required when booking.

Getting There

From London or Exeter, turn off the A303 at Chicklade and follow the A350 to Shaftesbury. At Shaftesbury, take the A30 towards Yeovil and after approx 3 miles, turn left at the Kings Arms. Go to the end of this road and at the T junction turn right. Continue for a third of a mile through a narrow cutting and as it opens up and you will see Goods Farm on the left, opposite a Royal Mail brick post box.

Public Transport

South West Trains (08456 000650) run an hourly service to Gillingham (08457 484950) from London Waterloo (08457 484950) and Exeter (08457 484950).

Book Now

If you would like to ask us some questions before you book, feel free -info@dorsetyurtcampsite.co.uk  Or, call us on 01747 838 565

Facilities

  • Campfires permitted
  • Children’s playground
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Laundry
  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Exclusive Hire
  • Good for kids
  • Groups welcome
  • No pets allowed
  • Showers
  • Wifi

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