Dorset Farm Camping at Dewflock Farm

UK England South West England Dorset Dorchester

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Distance markers in shared facilities
  • Contactless check in
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Campfires allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Games room
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
Luxury camping on the farm with a prime location on the doorstep of historic Dorchester

Considering how close it is to the country town of Dorchester, Dewflock Farm has a wonderfully rural feel. Just two miles from the charming old town centre, this 28-day campsite offers a true townie’s alternative – a working farm and views across the rolling Dorset downs.

The camping itself is of the luxurious variety, with pre-pitched bell tents for rent. If you want to bring your own equipment, then you can plucked for one of the unfurnished tents that has only inflatable mattresses inside, while the more plush, furnished option includes bed linen and towels, rugs, furniture and an entrance awning to provide some additional covered space.

Dewflock Farm is a particular hit with families. The 7-acre meadow in which the tents are pitched provides plenty of space for children to fly kites and kick a ball around, while, in the mornings, kids are also invited to follow farmer Tom as he checks and feeds the animals – lambs, pigs, cows and chickens. On rainy days an old farm barn has been converted into all-weather family space too. It has a television and jukebox, a lounge area and Wi-Fi, plus there’s also a handy ‘campers kitchen’ with a fridge, freezer, toaster, and kettle.

The real benefit of the place, though, for families and couples alike, is its position between town and seaside. For those who don’t mind a good stroll, Dorchester is within walking distance and has enough to occupy you for a day or more, while, just to the east of the campsite, the vast Maiden Castle is one of Europe’s best-preserved Iron Age hill forts and well worth a visit. South, meanwhile, a short drive leads you to the famous Jurassic Coast and it’s popular combination of beaches, cliffs and coves.

So whether it’s a rainy day in the museums or a sunny one down on the beach, Dewflock Farm has got you covered.



Important Note: Covid-19. Due to the continuing fight to control this virus, Dewflock Farm has implemented some changes to facilities for our campers. Please go to to see the Covid Update Sheet by clicking on the link.

The Bell tents are laid out over a 10-acre field with easy access to toilets and showers. There is a field barn equipped with a freezers, fridges, kettle, toaster, cups, plates, cutlery and BBQ tools. Each bell tent is supplied with its own fire pit for an easy cooking option and bales to sit out on. Wood can be purchased on site or you may prefer cooking over coals -  we do not allow open fires in our fields. An open sided barn houses table tennis, table football,  tables and chairs and lounging area. Plenty of space on site for flying kites and kicking a ball around.  Guests have access to the onsite showers and toilets, a field kitchen.
The Pig Shed Cafe is open for breakfasts from 7.30 to 9.30 serving breakfast rolls and Barista coffee to enjoy inhouse or take back to the tent to enjoy.
In the morning, children can normally be found feeding the lambs and goats in the next door plot or chasing the chickens in the yard trying to find their eggs!  After breakfast, smaller visitors have the opportunity to drive our Mini Landies - really popular and great fun!
The farm's oven pizzas are available on Wednesday and Sunday evenings - made to order and an easy option.

Suitable For

During August, we only accommodate guests in our bell tents and do not allow any pitch your own. Perfect for  families, couples and quiet groups.  If possible, groups will be accommodated in neighbouring bells - please mention when booking if in a group.
Stag and hen parties are a no-go.
No dogs on site as we have livestock in most fields and small children staying.


We are incredibly lucky to located just outside Dorset County town of Dorchester and a quick drive form Weymouth.
Dorchester is a market town with markets still held in the centre on Wednesdays and Sundays.  There is mix of different shops as you expect as well as an array of places to eat.  It is also home to two cinemas for those rainy holiday days.
Dorchester was once a Roman settlement and its past can still be found aFround the town.  There are also some Iron Age forts which are great fun to explore.  With cycle paths to Dorchester from the farm, as well as a bus stop at the end of the farm drive, accessibility is not a problem.
Dewflock is also 8 minutes' drive from Weymouth and the coast. The main beach at Weymouth is stunning. Fabulous for families as the sandy beach slopes gently and the promenade offers refreshments.  Enjoy the beach or get up close to seals, seahorses and starfish at The Sea Life Centre (01202 666900) just a short walk along the front.
The Jurassic Coastline stretches for 94 miles along Dorset and the Devon Coastline and provides a wonderfully varied landscape.  This UNESCO World Heritage site is one of the most popular attractions in the country and gives the visitors the opportunity to enjoy jaw-dropping rock formations and tiny, tucked away bays and hidden beaches.   Fossil hunting is a must and probably the best place to go is Lyme Regis, the home of Mary Anning, around a 40 minute drive away.
The towns of Sherborne, Blandford, Poole and Bournemouth are also great places to visit.

Food & Drink

Being so close to Dorchester, there are the usual chain restaurants like Nandos and Zizzi as well as independent restaurants.  We are in the countryside so expect to find some great pubs with large gardens suitable for children.  Deliveries are also very popular at Dewflock!


2018:  Friday, 3 August to Monday, 27 August

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The Owner Says

Dewflock Farm is ideally placed to offer families a chance to explore the Dorset countryside and the Jurassic Coast whilst having a base that offers a safe and interesting environment.
With cattle and sheep in neighbouring fields and the farm orphan lambs on the loose, children will really love the place.  Our bell tents are spaciously set up in 10 acres of pasture all with easy access to toilets and showers.
Dewflock is also home to Dorset Mini Landies and we invite our smaller visitor to test their driving skills and have a go as an included treat.  Available most mornings and totally loved!

Social Distancing Measures

As a small campsite, social distancing around accommodation is easy.

We have a ten acre field for just our bells and 3 huts so a lot of space will be allocated around each pitch.

We have introduced minimum stays arriving only on Monday and Friday so fewer guests coming and going and our time on the site can be used cleaning and making sure we are all safe.

Notices and sanitiser dispensers are now installed at any point where guest need to spend time such as toilets and showers and also where children might congregate.


15 pre-erected bell tents (with the option of furnished or unfurnished). 2 shepherds huts and 50 grass tent pitches for the late May Bank Holiday only. 

Furnished Bell Tent

Bell tent Sleeps 5 5 Available
A beautiful 5m Bell tent fully-furnished with bed linen, towels, entrance awning, fire pit, and all the usual bits plus a hot brekkie roll delivered in the morning.

Unfurnished Bell Tent

Bell tent Sleeps 5 6 Available
5m bell tent unfurnished with fire pit, bales, bunting and fairy lights.

5m Part furnished bell tent

Bell tent Sleeps 6 3 Available
5m bell tent which already comes with double bed, flooring, fire pit and bales for outside dining.

The Copse

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 2
A shepherds hut tucked away from the rest of the guests in a beautiful location on the farm.

Rufus, The Shepherd's Hut

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 3 3 Available
Fitted with a double bed and a bunk bed, Rufus can sleep 3 adults or 2 adults and two small children. Great fun and guaranteed to keep you dry if it rains. Rufus comes with bales and fire pit for evenings outside and a cosy interior for snug nights.

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Contact Dorset Farm Camping at Dewflock Farm, Dorset Farm Camping at Dewflock Farm, Winterborne Monkton, Dorset DT2 8NP

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Getting There

From the Dorchester Bypass (A35), take the Weymouth road (A354) and proceed towards Weymouth. Take the first left, signposted 'Winterborne Herringstone', and the farm will appear on the right hand side after 300ms.   Dorchester town has two railway stations - one mainline and the other servicing the West Country.  There are also bus services covering the Jurassic coastline as well as inland.  Dorchester, which is just over a mile away, also has various taxi firms located there.


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Rated ★★★★★ over 23 reviews


Amazing family holiday

Such a lovely friendly campsite. Well laid out and everything was clean and well organised. Friendly owner, nice touch to have breakfast in the mornings, and mini landies for the kids to drive. Had all we needed, it was a great base for our holiday. Would recommend this site.
Aug 28, 2021 by Ellen Barker Verified Review

Fun on the farm!

We had such a lovely week on this quirky, rustic farm. The hosts were extremely friendly and the special touch of bacon sandwiches every morning and home made pizza midweek, was just perfect. We had two shepherd's huts which were comfy and cosy. Beds were comfortable and it was nice to have bedding and towels included. One hut has steps and the other is slightly 'on the wonk' so may not be suitable for people with mobility issues. The grass is also quite long in the field so may not be suitable for wheelchairs. It was so lovely to wake up each morning listening to the cows and donkeys and my daughter loved being able to go and see and feed the lambs whenever she wanted. The mini landies were also great fun. The showers are very basic but do the job they're intended for. The farm is situated in a great position for visiting lots of different beaches and areas of interest. We would definitely recommend Dewflock Farm to anyone looking for a relaxed, scenic and friendly glamping experience and would happily return!
Aug 16, 2021 by Julie Lee Verified Review


We had a wonderful time camping at Dewflock Farm. The set-up is amazing, not too crowded and absolutely everything you could need is provided with lots of thoughtful touches. It was our first camping experience and even with two young kids, it was relaxing and largely stress-free! The area is beautiful and surrounded by loads of places to explore. Lastly the team is super welcoming and friendly - nothing is too much trouble. Thank you again! Would highly recommend a stay!

Chilled, gorgeous stay

Had a fantastic week at Dewflock Farm in a furnished Bell tent which was perfect for our family of 4. Great site and location near loads of beaches, amazing hosts, toilets are clean, showers are hot and strong. Bacon butties each morning a great touch. Pizza night was great too and the Biltong is some of the best we’ve had! Nothing negative to say, we’ll be back for sure.
Jul 24, 2021 by Scott Roberton

Response from Dorset Farm Camping at Dewflock Farm

Our absolute pleasure.  We love what we do and when our guests love what we do, we love it even more! Thank you for coming to join us. Hopefully see you again one day. Verity

Fantastic camping weekend

We stayed in the Copse which is separate to the main site located, a few minutes walk away, in its own woodland. It's a great location; you can sit, with a coffee, on the bench facing the east to watch the sunrise in the morning and switch to the other bench facing west in the evening to watch the sunset with something a little stronger. The shepherds hut is super comfortable and the shower and toilet facilities are first class. You can cook using the provided stoves or over the fire pit but another option I can recommend are the homemade pizzas in the barn by the farmhouse. You can even have a pint while you're waiting. We came back totally relaxed from our weekend break and look forward to going back soon.
Jun 2, 2021 by JolyonH

Bear Grylls eat your heart out.

Excellent location safe distancing in these times. We stayed in the hut at the Copse away from man or beast. We had 2 days and night of cooking for ourselves, collecting firewood for the fire, great fun. Bed really comfy, hut nice and snug, a storm on the last night, made it quite exciting for the hubby, not me. 🤣
Sep 1, 2020 by ANGELA LODGE

Wonderful stay at this happy well run farm

We had a wonderful 3 night stay at Dewflock Farm. Very comfortable stay at Rufus. Slept very well and we enjoyed having BBQ’s every night. The mini Land Rover’s were amazing and the bacon and egg rolls were also very good. The animals were very friendly and liked to be stroked. The showers were very warm and it was fun to run across the field to get to them. Host was very friendly and told us about the farm. I would Highly recommend and are coming back next year. Angelina age 9

Absolutely amazing!!

Loved our stay here! My friend and I decided to do a mom/kids trip on our own and we were very nervous about camping with young kids. We had a 2.5, 6, and 7 year old. It turned out so great. We were able to sit back and relax after adventuring all day while the kids ran free and played. One of my favourite holidays I’ve had with my son. The mini land rovers, farm animals, and bacon rolls were amazing. Owners are so kind, even washed a sleeping bag for us after an accident. Great experience!
Aug 16, 2020 by Kaitlin

Fantastic family time

It was the first time as a family that we tried camping with our 6 year old daughter. The open space the security of the farm being enclosed from the passers by and the beautiful setting, was just perfect. We had a furnished Bell tent which was really comfy and made for a little adventure. We loved sitting out each evening having BBQ while all the kids ran around playing it was really idyllic. We loved the outside showers(enclosed) we had a lovely time as a family. If your looking for a simple idyllic holiday this is ideal and great spot to go off for days out to explore Dorset. The bacon rolls that where delivered each morning where a great touch too
Aug 8, 2020 by Laura Wilson

Lovely relaxing hideaway

This was booked at the last minute as an antidote to a suddenly cancelled holiday abroad and how lovely it was. The Copse sits atop the hills on the farm and has stunning views across the valleys, a great little hideaway. The path through the copse to the Shepherds Hut is lit by solar PIR lights and around the camping area fairy lights have been wrapped around the trees. The toilet and shower facilities (exclusive to the Copse) are excellent and thought has gone into providing other seating and cosy areas. The Hut itself is lovely and cosy with its own fire. Lovely added touch of putting marshmallows and sticks for the fire pit in the hut on our arrival too. A very relaxing few days and nights in a lovely countryside setting. Many thanks.

Just right

It was the first camping experience for our 5 yr old granddaughter and this was just right - lots of space to run for the children. The bell tents are very spacious for 2 adults and a child. Us oldies are experienced wild campers but - I must say - that a little bit of luxury is certainly appreciated once you get into the later years!!!! Showers with hot water (most of the time), flushing toilets and a field kitchen to do the washing up!!! The children had straw bales to climb on and play, Landies brought out on 2 mornings for the kids to have a go at driving and orphaned lambs to pet and feed. The field behind had cows and donkeys in so there was the odd farmyard noise in the mornings. The only downside is the train line that runs from Dorchester to Weymouth alongside the field but the trains were a long way up the hill and didnt run that often. Solar fairy lights, a couple of straw bales to sit on by the fire pit to cook on at night - did the job. Would recommend for anyone with younger children who want to experience camping for the first time. But we will also be back.
Aug 4, 2020 by Kim Verified Review


It was our first time glaming and loved it, This place is amazing so chilled and great for kid to run around safely, everything is really clean, and the bacon roll in the morning was a treat, definitely going to book again.

Quality Glamping

Wonderful weekend stay in July, lovely site with excellent facilities. All the good social distancing and hygiene you'd want is in place. Super friendly owners and farm animals too : ) For an excellent local pub we can recommend the Brewers Arms in Martinstown with great food and again well set-up.

Relaxing, great for animal-lovers, family friendly, good location

From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome and were introduced to our surroundings. The bell tent was spacious and lovely. The washing facilities were clean and cleaned regularly with oodles of hand sanitiser at key points. The kitchen is a godsend with freezer and kettle and even an oven! The animals on the farm are friendly and accessible, except the bulls which we admired from a safe distance! Our children aged 10 and 13 were allowed to feed the sheep, many of whom had been hand reared and were super friendly. The donkey family kept us all amused with their comedy routines and there were lots of farm dogs and cats. We love a beach and found many within a 45 minute drive. Chapman's Pool and Studland were lovely. You can be on the beach in Weymouth in 15 minutes. Loved the hill fort Maiden Castle just 10 minutes by car and the history of the Tolpuddle Martyrs just minutes away. Supermarket nearby and Dorchester is well equipped for most things. The only top tip for this site is earplugs! Not for the noise from fellow campers (all beautifully behaved), but some nights the noise from the local A Road disturbed us adults (but not the children!). Oh and the bacon rolls outside our tent were really appreciated.

Just works in some many ways

We had a stunning 4 days at Dewflock Farm in August this year. We decided last minute to go for a glamping rather than camping experience our decision meant that we had a very relaxing few days in a beautiful location. Host that were attentive but not too fussy, a structured but relaxed camping field, a few but not too many other families to interact with, so all in all just right in so many ways. Dewflock Farm offers offers a great introduction to family camping for those that have not experienced a night under canvas yet. You have thoughtful hosts, a safe but inspiring space for kids to explore, really well equipped communal areas, and loads of great beaches locally. Would highly recommend
Sep 2, 2019 by Nick Verified Review

Glorious Glamping!

We visited the farm over the August Bank Holiday weekend. My husband and I stayed in Rufus and our daughter and her young family stayed in an unfurnished bell tent. We had a simply marvellous time. Our eldest grandson made a couple of friends and they had an absolutely great time charging around in a very safe and free environment. An especial favourite were the mini-landies that were made available every morning and evening. The children also really enjoyed spotting the passing trains! Verity was really friendly, helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The kitchen was very well equipped and our hut was cosy and comfortable. A nice hi-light for us adults was sitting around the brazier each evening, logs blazing and stars twinkling above us. We would definitely recommend Dewflock Farm and hope to return next year.
Aug 27, 2019 by Sue Merry Verified Review

Super weekend break

Had a lovely weekend at the farm. We stayed in one of the lovely shepherds huts. Tom and Verity went out of there way to make us feel at home. Also gave us great advise on where to visit and beaches etc. Thank you.
Aug 15, 2019 by Tim

Stunning position and very attentive hosts

We spent a wonderful weekend at Dewflock which is set in stunning Dorset countryside! Verity and Tom are fab hosts and nothing is too much trouble. The bell tents are beautiful and the games barn is such a great space for the kids to play! We'll definitely be returning!!
Aug 8, 2019 by Fiona


Great location, with a quick drive into Weymouth or Dorchester, kids can run free and safe and plenty of room to do so, bacon butties in the morning NICE.
Aug 7, 2019 by Russ

Absolutely Amazing with great hosts, so friendly

I stayed here with my son and some friends and we had such an amazing time. Verity was so helpful and would tell us all the best local places to go and we had such fun in the evenings with the easily assessed bar whilst the kids played in the open air ( got them away from tech too). Thanks and see you again soon :)
Aug 7, 2019 by Emma

Love love love the extra touches

Stayed with my grandchildren. Space to run. Safety foremost in the campsite layout. Lambs to pet, bacon rolls for breakfast delivered to the tents by the farmers children and mini landrovers for the children to drive. No hidden costs.
Aug 6, 2019 by Annie

Cosy shepherd's hut in beautiful space

Shepherd's hut Rufus is well-equipped, comfortable and atmospheric. We loved sitting outside with a fire during the evenings. Campsite is well-placed for Weymouth and Dorchester and surrounding beaches/countryside. Kitchen facilities good, showers and toilets were temperamental. Owners are friendly and helpful and farm/wildlife cute. Only problems were the constant background-hum from the A354 and a train whizzing past every 20 minutes or so - some are used to this, but don't stay here if you're easily woken!
Aug 20, 2018 by Laura

Response from Dorset Farm Camping at Dewflock Farm

Thank you for the feedback.
Glad to see you made the most of your stay here going into town for the cider festival and exploring the local area. I’m thrilled you sampled one of our hog roasts!
We think Rufus is great too so glad he hit the mark!
The road on the other side of the bank is busy but we find the bank shelters us. At this time of year it is hectic as there are lots of lovely visitors exploring!
Thank you for the feedback. Good to know expectations vs reality!

Premium price for average experience - not cool

Good bacon roll each morning, but a coffee would have been appreciated. The hot food each evening that the website promised wasn’t on offer. The children enjoyed feeding the animals, and the owners were friendly. The location within Dorset is great but the site is noisy, right next to a railway line and very busy road. The facilities (kitchen, showers, toilets) are only just adequate when the site is virtually empty. We felt that the price we paid was double what the site justified.
Aug 18, 2018 by Lobster

Response from Dorset Farm Camping at Dewflock Farm

Many thanks for your feedback and we are sorry you did not enjoy your stay.
We endeavour to make your life here at Dewflock as simple as possible by providing breakfast rolls and tea/coffee/sugar/sauces in pots in a fully kitted kitchen for self use. I was surprised you found the toilets and showers inadequate when quiet but we have additional when full.
Again, thanks - it always good to know both positive and negative views to keep us thinking about improvements.

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