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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Details

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.  The quiet camping field, Landpods and Lotus Belle tent are all in different corners of the farm, do have a look at our map to find out more.

Accommodation

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

Blackcap - Camping Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 10 12 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 4 in 2 double beds (bench could sleep small child if needed. 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 4 in 2 double beds (plus single sofa bed suitable for child). 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.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 10 reviews

★★★★★

Magical Weekend

We have just got back from our stay at Coppet Hill. We stayed in Churchay, one of the yurts and we have never experienced anything so magical. We were set in our own corner of a field, the yurt had a clear ceiling which we watched the stars through (there are also shades if you'd prefer), if was furnished beautifully, the outdoor kitchen was perfect and our children (5 and 2) cried when we had to leave the outdoor bath!. We strolled through fields, visited Bridport and spent time chilling at the yurt, with a firepit in the evening. The owners were so welcoming and I honestly cant fault it. Even the 'plopping shed' was fancy! Lovely treat for a special birthday.
Sep 21, 2021 by Sam Mosley Verified Review

Response from Coppet Hill

Hi Sam, Thank you so much for you fabulous review and so pleased you had a good time.  We do hope you will come back another time!  Alll the best Ellen and the Coppet Hill Team
★★★★★

Great find!

Cannot fault the location and warm welcome at Coppet Hill, we had a wonderful 6 night stay here and would highly recommend it. We stayed in the gorgeous Lotus Belle tent - a real treat, total seclusion in the most peaceful and beautiful setting for sunsets and star gazing. We stayed as a family of 4 and our children (9 and 7) absolutely loved the experience, it suits families very well - but I can imagine would be amazing for a couple! It’s close to so many places for exploring the Dorset coast (most within 15-30min drive away) but also has great nature trails and good local pubs all within walking distance - and we were lucky enough to be there for a Sunday night BBQ which was great to meet some of the other guests. A real gem and we hope to return.
Sep 6, 2021 by Louise
★★★★★

Wonderful!

Beautiful family run farm in the perfect location for Jurassic coast beaches and each pitch well situated and spaced away from others. Ellen and her family lovely hosts, very welcoming and helpful. Sunflower maze great fun and lots of wildlife to see and hear. Would love to return next year, kids didn't want to leave. 🤗 Highly recommended!
Aug 28, 2021 by Nicola Mills Verified Review
★★★★★

Lovely place and super friendly hosts

We were met with a genuinely warm welcome which was a really nice way to start. The owners explained the few things we needed to know and we used the trolley provided to go set up. We had 2 pitches for 3 tents (5 adults, 5 kids) which was just right. We did all our cooking on the fire pit provided (logs are available to buy). The space between the pitches is very generous so it feels very private and the whole experience is very quiet and laid back. It's a very outdoors place and the highlight for my kids was the first ever "Owl Prowl". We met at the barn at 8.15 pm and went for a long evening/night time walk looking for anything wildlife and especially owls. We were lucky to see a barn owl and some hares. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the local wildlife. Overall an excellent 4 nights and would highly recommend to anyone who likes it quiet and eco friendly but with good basic facilities
Aug 23, 2021 by Robert Short
★★★★★

Best campsite we've been to

Every detail with this campsite has been carefully thought out - from the pitch size and distance between them, to the compost toilet, tap, picnic bench and firepit on each one. The shower block is lovely and the individual showers roomy, and there's a very welcoming barn you can hang out in during bad weather, as well as some nature trails to explore - and a field of sunflowers. The owners were also friendly and welcoming. We were only there for two days, and the weather wasn't great but it was a really lovely break. We loved it, and would definitely come back.
Aug 23, 2021 by Melanie May Verified Review
★★★★★

Fantastic stay

We stayed in the gorgeous Churchay lotus belle tent for a week in mid-August 2021. The tent is absolutely beautifully fitted out and the bed, which has a memory foam mattress, is very comfortable (I’m someone who dreads uncomfortable holiday beds and can’t go away without my own pillow, so if you’re like me, you’ll love this place). Our kids were really happy on their camp beds too. The shower is hot and the little bathroom fits beautifully into the surroundings. If you’re on your own you can have the blinds up and take a shower with a view. The compost loo doesn’t smell at all as it’s cleared out every day and has plenty of sawdust available. The shower products and washing up liquids supplied are all high-end and biodegradable. There are loads of lovely and useful touches such as fairy lighting, lovely rugs, a cosy blanket and easy chairs, powerful recharchable lamps, a pair of binoculars for wildlife spotting (we saw lots of bunnies hopping about) and a washing line that you can put up if you choose. Ellen and her whole family are incredible hosts. Super friendly, super helpful and keen to do absolutely everything to ensure you have a lovely stay. Don’t forget to look up while you’re there - the stars from the site are incredible. We watched the August meteor shower and saw in excess of 15 shooting stars in one evening. Bridport and the surrounding areas are just lovely - so many amazing shops and places to eat. I have a few suggested small tweaks to go from great to perfect such as storing the coolbox in an easier-to-access place, having a waste paper bin in the tent and some clearer guidance on what to do with rubbish, but as this was the first year of Coppet Hill’s life as a camp and glampsite after the closure of their dairy farm they’re still making improvements and it’s clear it’s just going to get better and better. We would definitely stay again.
Aug 17, 2021 by JM Verified Review
★★★★★

Fantastic stay in a stunning location

Run by a warm welcoming family who make you feel at home in the gorgeous setting of their dramatic rolling landscape. We stayed on Black cap pitch and the whole site provided an idyllic stay with plenty of privacy. Each pitch has its own water tap and private composting loo which is a lovely touch especially if taking little ones. They have a great space in an old dairy building with hot showers and a communal area for washing up and power points for hair dryers/phone chargers etc. Also on site is a little shop providing all the basics and community area with table tennis/pool/table football. A great space for kids to explore and have fun. Whilst the facilities are brilliant the walks and scenery of the 600 acre site really makes Coppet Hill feel special. There is a gorgeous sunflower field and endless walking opportunities that will suit experienced hikers and families with little kids. When you want to explore the local areas the coastlines are a short drive away with plenty of day trip options. Couldn’t recommend it enough. Thank you for having us!

Response from Coppet Hill

Hi Alex, thank you so much for you fantastic review.  It makes all the effort we have put in so worth it.
We look forward to welcoming you back any time!
All the best
Ellen
★★★★★

A little slice of heaven 2

What can I add to the previous sot on review! Well done Coppit Hill family in your new venture, truely a slice of rustic camping heaven. It was a joy to be the first to camp in the Sunflower Patch and to be made so welcome. I look forward to sharing this experience with my family and friends in future years.
Aug 17, 2021 by Jackie Benson

Response from Coppet Hill

Hi Jackie, thank you so much for your fantastic review.  It makes all the effort we have put in so worth it.
We look forward to welcoming you back any time!
All the best
Ellen
★★★★★

Will Definitely be bcak

Everything was perfect and so well thought out. We could not think of anything bad, all just sooooo good. Can't wait to visit again. Thank you
★★★★★

A little slice of heaven

The thought and love that has gone into the campsite and the experience as a whole is just wonderful. You have space and privacy (meaning you can relax without worrying that you are talking too loudly for fellow campers) combined with feeling a part of a lovely little community. Each pitch has enough space for 2 large tents plus you have your own toilet (not having to walk for ages in the dark to do a wee is more calming than I cold have imagined), picnic bench and fire pit. The way the field is divided up means there's a great area in the middle for children to meet up and play. The shower block is just beautiful - 3 massive shower rooms with steaming hot showers, a bench, table, and place to put shampoos etc in easy reach. There's also a kitchen where you can wash dishes. They've also provided a freezer, kettle AND there's a washing machine (I didn't use it, but very comforting to know it was there!). The large barn is a lovely space where you can play pool, table football and table tennis - super useful when it rains or just have a cup of tea and enjoy the most delicious homemade cake. In front of the barn is the stunning sunflower maze and next to it are some chickens, all of whom have their own names - the owners' children will tell you their names and provide lots of information about everything across the site, especially moths, flowers and what to look out for on the range of walks you can do across the vast site. We had the most sensational curry in the barn the first night we were there - I highly recommend trying out any and all of the food. If you're a seasoned camper and don't want lots of amenities this place works as they aren't in your face. But if you want a shower and have a place to sit down and drink a cup of tea out of a mug then it works for you, too. It is beautiful, it is relaxing, it is friendly and it's clearly a place that love, heart and soul have gone into making it a lovely experience for anyone who visits.

Why book with Cool Camping?

  • Coronavirus Booking Guarantee
  • Best Price Guarantee, with no fees
  • Instant booking confirmation
  • Trusted for over 10 years
  • A chance to win prizes in our regular competitions

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