Coppet Hill

UK England South West England Dorset Bridport

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Individual toilets per camping pitch
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Hot Tubs
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Hot tubs
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
  • Beaches
  • Walking
Wildlife-friendly camping and glamping with private loos at each pitch, 15 minutes' drive from the coast

Coppet Hill Farm has been tended by Ellen’s family for 70 years and counting, established first by her grandfather back in the 1950s, the love of the land was born into each generation of the Streatfield family. Run in partnership with her parents, George and Amanda, the farm, once a dairy enterprise, has recently turned a new leaf, working with local organisations like the Dorset Wildlife Trust to prioritise the environment and biodiversity. The result is a sustainably farmed and responsibly managed campsite that's a relaxing retreat for campers and glampers and a permanent home to an ever-growing amount of wildlife.

For campers who like a little peace and quiet, the outcome of it all is heavenly. To ensure ample room for wildlife and habitats, the layout of the 10-acre camping meadow is wild and largely untouched. Pitches are spread out, with over 50 metres between each, and mown pathways lead into a small, central mown area where kids can play games. Facilities, meanwhile, include electric showers and drinking water taps, while each pitch has its own private composting loo nearby, as well as a firepit for that all-important campfire.

If you want a little luxury, Ellen has introduced a couple of glamping options, too, set in separate quiet meadows on the farm. There's a Lotus Belle Tent with a king-sized bed inside, a hot tub and its own kitchen and washing facilities, while a couple of 'Land Pods' – structures half way between a tent and a timber cabin – also have their own meadow space, with private ablutions and kitchen facilities.

While the quirky glamping options add intrigue and the wildlife-friendly camping has obvious appeal, it's really the location that makes the campsite stand out. Tucked in a fold down a narrow country road, views are of the hill that gives the farm its name, reached by following a bridleway that cuts through the land and runs up to the hilltop, a part of the long-distance Monarch's Way. Follow it another five miles and you'd ultimately end up in Bridport or change tack on the other side of the hill and you could potentially walk to Seatown or Charmouth Beach, though that, too, would take at least an hour and a half on foot. Hop in the car, though, and it's 15 minutes to either beach and 20 minutes to West Bay and Lyme Regis, where fossil hunting and ice-creams await.

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Facilities

Each of the grass camping pitches has its own firepit (logs available to buy) and its own private composting loo nearby. Access to hot, electric-powered showers. Every pitch is around 50m from its nearest neighbour, so you're guaranteed a quiet time. The Lotus Belle Tent (a bulbous bell-tent-like structure) features a king-size bed (and optional children's camp beds if required), sofa, table and chairs. It has its own compost loo and LPG shower, an alfresco kitchen with gas hob and a cool box, as well as a woodfired hot tub and a firepit. The Landpods (curved bedrooms on stilts) each have a double bunk bed and comfy seating area, in addition to their own compost loo and shower, an outdoor kitchen area with a gas hob and a firepit.

Suitable For

Camping, glamping, tents, families, couples – yes. Campervans, caravans, dogs – no.

Nearby

The site is situated in a Dorset area of natural beauty, with almost eight miles of nature trails, footpaths and bridleways on the farm, offering a fantastic chance to explore the hills and enjoy the sea views. A short climb up the neighbouring hill will give you amazing views of Lyme Bay and the Jurassic Coast, from Portland Bill in the east to Lyme Regis in the west. If a view of Lyme Regis isn’t enough for you, it’s only a 20-minute trip to the beach and seaside town itself. To explore the history of the town or arrange a fossil walk, you can take a trip to Lyme Regis Museum, but between the 13th-century harbour, known as the Cobb, and the rest of the historic town setting, there are plenty of things to keep you busy.

Food & Drink

Drive the ten minutes to Symondsbury Kitchen (01308 424116) for breakfasts, light lunches, hot drinks and sweet treats, best enjoyed out on their terrace, dotted with plants and budding trees with umbrellas to shade you from the sun. The Shave Cross (01308 868358) pub is a 20-minute walk from the site. Set in a 14th-century thatched-roof inn, the pub serves a selection of local specialty beers, fresh, organic and award-winning artisan ciders and any cocktail you’re in the mood for if you just ask for Tom. Around 10 minutes' drive is The George Inn (01297 489419), a friendly local with a good outdoor seating area as well as a smaller 'snug' area indoors.

Open

July–September.

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The Owner Says

Just two miles from the Jurassic Coast, our 600-acre family farm is a peaceful haven for walking, wildlife and watching the world go by.  We offer our visitors the opportunity to stay in individual secluded corners of the farm, all off grid, but with the luxury of individual compost loos, picnic benches and firepits

Accommodation

12 camping pitches, plus a glamping bell tent and two 'land pods'.

Blackcap - Camping Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 10 11 Available
10m diameter grass pitch, maximum of 2 tents per pitch.

Two Hoots Landpod

Pod Sleeps 5
This Landpod is nestled beside one of our beautiful wildlife ponds. It sleeps 5 adults in 2 double beds and 1 single. There is a separate bathroom shed with an LPG shower and compost loo. There is an alfresco kitchen which includes a gas hob, large cool box, pots, pans, utensils and crockery and cutlery. A firepit is also supplied

Little Coppet Landpod

Pod Sleeps 5
This Landpod is perched on the side of Coppet Hill with views over the Marshwood Vale. It sleeps 5 adults in 2 double beds and a single. There is a separate bathroom shed with an LPG shower and compost loo. There is an alfresco kitchen which includes a gas hob, cool box, utensils and crockery and cutlery. A firepit is also supplied

Churchay

Bell tent Sleeps 4
Sleeps 4 (2 adults and 2 children). Private compost loo and LPG Shower. Hikki Wood Fired Hot Tub. Solar Power hub that has 4 USB sockets, used to charge phones, laptops and the LED lighting.

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Location

Contact Coppet Hill, Purcombe Farm, Whitchurch Canonicorum, Bridport, Dorset DT6 6RL

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Getting There

From Bridport, drive north on the B3162 towards Broadwindsor. After a mile, turn left towards Broadoak. Once in the village of Broadoak, turn left at the Coppet Hill Camping signpost and you're there.

The nearest train stations are at Crewkerne, Dorchester or Axminster all about 15 miles away.

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