Brig's Farm

UK England South West England Dorset Lyme Regis

  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
Can’t decide between seaside and countryside? Have the best of both worlds in this beautifully located back-to-basics campsite with quirky glamping lorry boasting sea views.

Tucked away along winding, hidden country lanes, Brig’s Farm offers real back-to-nature, wild camping at its simplest. Little more than a beautifully-located field dotted with apple trees and surrounded by woodland, the campsite has stunning southward views over rolling countryside towards the Jurassic coast, just a few miles away.

There are no marked pitches or electrical hook-ups here – you just pick your favourite spot and set up camp. Most people head up to the top of the sloping field, where they can tuck in beside the woodland and enjoy the best of the views.

The latest addition to this 12 acre West Dorset small holding is the Bedford MJ – a re-purposed army lorry that now provides a cosy glamping experience for couples. This year-round retreat comes insulated with wool and a wood-burning stove (wood provided). There's a comfy double bed with all bedding provided, plus a kitchen with full-size gas cooker, sink and all the utensils you're likely to need as well as basic provisions (tea bags, salt, sugar, oil, etc). Fires are permitted outside, with seating provided and stunning views overlooking the valley below and the sea beyond.

It’s a relaxed and informal site, run by the laid-back Mew, who farms the 12-acre small-holding according to organic principals and is building his own eco-friendly house in one corner of the site. The campsite’s eco-footprint is low, with compost toilets and its own running spring water. There’s also a wooden swing and a trampoline for the kids.

Campfires and families are welcome and on Friday nights the brick-built wood-fired pizza oven is fired-up for Mew’s home-made pizza and salad nights. However the real joy of this site is its location, with fantastic footpaths on its doorstep, winding through bucolic landscapes and quiet, hilly country lanes for cyclists to explore. Approaching the site, you feel like you are zig-zagging uphill into the middle-of-nowhere. But it’s actually only a short drive or cycle (though the route back is steeply uphill!) down to the beach at Charmouth where fossil-hunting and swimming on the beach are popular activities. The arty and foodie town of Lyme Regis is also nearby. Seasoned campers and children will particularly enjoy the get-away-from-it-all atmosphere here. With few facilities, Brig’s Farm is a calm, tranquil spot with a slow pace of life. It's the perfect escape from the tyranny of the x-box and internet, where the kids can climb trees, build campfires and roam free.

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Facilities

Campfires allowed. The free portable showers are clean and high-pressure and there are 4 compost toilets. No marked pitches or electrical hook-ups. Facilities are few: there’s no shop or café, but you can buy firewood for campfires and home-grown veg and eggs when available. The fully-insulated Bedford MJ sleeps 2 adults on a luxury wool-topped double bed. The duvet and and pillows are all made from British wool and the bedding is made from 100% cotton. Kitchen includes proper gas cooker, sink and a comprehensive set of utensils and crockery. Basics such as salt, sugar, oil, vinegar and tea are provided. There is an electric cool box under the lorry which can be plugged in when required or cool blocks can be put in it. The kitchen has a table and 2 chairs. There is a comfy sofa next to the wood-burning stove. Wood is provided for the stove. There is a 12v solar electrical system that that powers lights in both the kitchen and bedroom and a usb/cigarette lighter wall socket. The site can get very muddy when it rains so bring your wellies.

Suitable For

Tents, campervans and dogs – Yes. Caravans, motor homes and parties – No.

Nearby

Fossil-hunting in nearby Charmouth is a great activity for children and adults alike. Book onto one the fascinating and informative two-hour tours led by the wardens at The Charmouth Heritage Centre on Charmouth beach and you’ll be amazed by what you can find lying around you (adults £7, children £3; 01297 560772).

Food & Drink

Wood-fired pizzas are available on site on Fridays (weather permitting) and BBQs, hog roasts and more are available by prior arrangement.

Eating Out:

The fourteenth-century Shave Cross Inn in Shave Cross (01308 868358): it’s got a pretty beer garden, Britain’s oldest thatched skittle alley and good food.

The Tytherleigh Arms  (01460 220214) is the best pub around for food. It’s not cheap but a proper treat. It does a handsome roast (medium rare sirloin is always on) and amazing puds.

Opening Times

Good Friday – Halloween.

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The Owner Says

Brigs Farm is a 12 acre small-holding nestled in the hills 2 miles from the Jurassic Coast in the far corner of West Dorset. It is a truly beautiful area full of winding hedge-rowed lanes and public footpaths. Charmouth, famous for its fossils, is only 2 miles away and Lyme Regis is close too.

I aim to provide a less formal campsite where well-behaved dogs are welcome and you can enjoy a campfire and sea views. There are compost toilets and free showers.

The campsite is for the sole use of tents and small campervans ( VW T series, Transits etc.). I'm afraid I do not allow caravans or motorhomes.

Accommodation

20 camping pitches and a unique re-purposed retro army lorry, the Bedford MJ. 

Grass Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 20 Available
Can accommodate 1 tent and 1 vehicle for up to 6 people. Back-to-nature, environmentally-friendly camping with great views over countryside to the sea

The Old Army Truck

Quirky Sleeps 2
Cosy accommodation in old Bedford army lorry. This lorry is fully equipped accommodation for 2 people. It is sited at the top of the field with stunning views of the sea and opposite valley . It is is completely insulated with wool and has a wood burning stove making it suitable for use all year round.

The 1970s Bedford TK

Quirky Sleeps 2
Cosy accommodation in a hand-built wooden living box on a beautiful 1970 Bedford lorry . This lorry is fully equipped accommodation for 2 people. It is sited at the top of the field with stunning views of the sea and opposite valley . It is is completely insulated with wool and has a wood burning stove making it suitable for use all year round.

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Location

Contact Brig's Farm, Brig's Farm, Wootton Fitzpaine, Bridport, Dorset DT6 6DF

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Getting There

Turn off the A35 at Charmouth, then head back under the A35 towards Wootton Fitzpaine. In Wootton Fitzpaine, turn left onto Meerhay Lane, then carry on into Champernhayes Lane. Look out for the campsite sign on your left. For a small fee, the campsite owner will pick you up from the nearest train station Axminster, which is on the main line to Waterloo.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 54 reviews

★★★★★

Cosy, relaxing stay

We stayed in the Bedford TK and absolutely loved it. We had a beautiful view across the hill down to the sea, a toasty fire and a warm comfy bed. It felt like such a treat to be there and would love to return one day.
★★★☆☆

Mixed feelings!

The windy lanes that take you to Brigs really make you feel like you're in the back of beyond which is a good thing! I was so looking forward to fires looking over vistas here and just really enjoying some back to basics nature for a few days. When I arrived there was only one other tent there - it was at the end of the season so the field was empty otherwise. I pitched up and went to check out the site - the apples trees were a great touch and the vista is stunning. However, the toilets were in really poor condition - I'd just come from another campsite with long drop toilets and perhaps I was spoiled there as they were so well kept but I had to wipe down the front area 'for the pee' here and there was no toilet roll in the loos near where I was pitched. The showers are tiny - not great for anyone above a size 10 and with the water coming from over head you have no choice but to get your hair wet as you can't get out of the way of it. Then the washing up area was pretty grim with old food in the plug holes. Never mind - basics it is and that's fine but then the couple in the other tent started blasting out dance music. I stuck with it until 10pm when I went across and mentioned that it was a no music campsite and they turned it off. I thought that would be it but every other night the music went on - dance music until at least midnight that I could hear over earplugs. I really think some notices or reminders would be useful as I purposely booked this site as I was writing an article about silence in nature. I did meet Mew at some point and he didn't seem very interested in acknowledging me which was a shame - of course no-one expects special treatment but as a solo woman camper arriving on an almost empty campsite I felt he could have been a bit more welcoming. It is clear Mew works hard on the site but it missed the mark for me - this campsite is perhaps recommended if you're in a group or family but I didn't feel accommodated here as a solo camper.
Oct 4, 2020 by Emma @ Tide
★★★★★

Perfect getaway in peaceful Dorset; seaside, cliffs, rolling hills and fairytale woodland

I almost don't want to say how lovely this place is because I'd like to keep it secret! It's peaceful, calm and has just wonderful views towards the sea and over the Dorset hillscapes, close to loads of gorgeous walks and fossil-mad Charmouth beach. I only met the owner, Mew, for a few moments but he had a great vibe and you can tell from the quality of the facilities (all super-eco) how much he cares about this place. Whether you're camping or glamping, you'll be well looked-after here - and hopefully you'll get to meet the beautiful dogs, too, who were so gentle and friendly. Thanks, Mew - you'll see us again :)
Sep 25, 2020 by Rosy Hawkins Verified Review
★★★★☆

Ok site, some improvements needed

There’s a slope to the site which could be problematic and the grass isn’t cut so it’s a bit rough. No-one checked us in so we could have been next to people who stayed for free! The toilets are composting so a bit rustic - the dishwashing area was dirty and not regularly cleaned. Given the COVID ruling of restricting parties of more than six, there were some serious rules being broken!! And they were a bit noisy until 2am which didn’t make for a great night’s sleep. We didn’t use the showers. The site is in a lovely location, approached by quiet, single track, country roads. Recycling facilities were excellent. Camp fires are allowed and logs are provided for £5 a bag (you might need firefighters if you’re planning a campfire). It was a bit Bohemian for us but I would still recommend it if you like that kind of camping!
Sep 21, 2020 by Caroline
★★★★☆

Great stay for a couple of nights!

Brig’s Farm is a great campsite with eco friendly facilities and lots of space. The campfire spots were great and the compost loos were good! The Friday night pizza was delicious although our pre order email didn’t make it to Mew, he did his best and we still had some great pizzas. I would say if you don’t get an email back about your preorder then get in touch just to make sure you’re on the list for food. All in all a relaxing and peaceful campsite.
★★★★★

Perfect couple of nights in an idyllic setting!

Brig’s Farm was just what we were looking for - rural, back to nature, eco friendly, beautiful and laid back. Mew’s coffee and pizzas were insane and we can’t wait to go back!
Sep 20, 2020 by Sophie
★★★★★

Great quite site Lovey setting

Great small site with good eco credentials, hot showers and large pitches and a good supply of fire wood . Freezer for blocks and washing up point .
★★★★☆

Great view

It was our first camping trip and pleasantly surprised How enjoyable it was. The location is great and campfire log was provided with a small fee. The facilities are quite basic but that’s what we were expecting anyway. Definitely recommend it.
★★★★★

Great find relaxing and quiet

We booked this site as we tend to prefer more wild camping. The site is set in a beautiful countryside. Great walks and great clean site. You can even text the owner and he will make you coffee. Highly recommend this site if you are looking for peace and quiet. So quiet in the mornings too.
Sep 9, 2020 by Jason & Claire
★★★★★

Stunning view and ambience

This has to be my favourite campsite so far on our camper van journey, it’s eco , has a Glamping feel, it’s super friendly and has the most beautiful views and walks . I highly recommend this very lovely place and we will definitely be back . Mew the owner is very helpful and friendly too.
Sep 6, 2020 by Sam
★★★★★

Off the beaten track heaven.

We stayed in the Bedford MJ, it was cosy and rustic with great views across the valley to the sea. The facilities are good with great showers and if you stay in a lorry it has a cool box and log burner. Mew made us feel really welcome, there are logs for the fire pit and Friday night pizza is not to be missed. It is close enough to the beaches but small enough to not be touristy.
Sep 5, 2020 by t.price
★★★★☆

Independent Experience

Friendly campsite perfect for our group of 4 young adults. The farmer doesn't interfere much leaving you to your own devices which is nice. It is a good place for first time travellers. And when our car battery died the farmer lent us jump leads to get it moving again.
★★★★☆

Independent Experience

Friendly campsite, good for your first time away with friends. The Farmer let us do our own thing and rarely meddled. However when our car's battery died the farmer gladly lent us his jump leads. For our group of 4 young adults it suited our needs perfectly.
★★★★★

Mew has created a wonderful haven in the Dorset countryside

Mew has created a wonderful haven in the Dorset countryside. My girlfriend, my dog and I thoroughly enjoyed spending long evenings cooking over our open fire with a view over the brilliant valley below us. The campsite is pretty eco-friendly and it's obvious Mew puts love, care and environmental consideration into everything he does. The pizzas, although a little on the pricey side, were absolutely delicious and I can thoroughly recommend. The coffee shack is also not to be missed! Locally, there are plenty of footpaths including one that starts from the campsite and heads up towards Charmouth Forest - a small area of forestry commission managed woodland with good trails to follow - perfect for walking the dog. There are plenty of tourist hot spots nearby and along the coast too.
Sep 4, 2020 by jaypeagi Verified Review
★★★★★

Homely

Nice to cook a meal while looking out at the views. Mews was so helpful and very friendly. I highly recomended to use the truck. Me and my partner will definitely love to use the truck again. X
★★★★★

The perfect balance

We had a blissful week at Brigs, Mew has created a perfect mix of solid facilities and a whimsical campsite without trying to cram too many families into the space available. The location is perfect and not far from London. Seatown would be our pic of local beaches. We’ll definitely be back next year, I just hope we get the weather.
★★★★★

Stunning views, clean and charming

Hot showers, clean toilets and stunning views of rolling countryside. Just perfect!
Aug 10, 2020 by Sophie Read
★★★★★

A perfect camping holiday

Mew has the most gorgeous spot at Brig's Farm. Great view down the valley to the distant sea. So much space between pitches, lots of running around room for the kids. All the facilities were really well thought out and kept clean and well stocked. And the coffee in the morning is the icing on the cake. Thanks for a great holiday, can't wait to return next year
★★★★☆

Spectacular views and very eco friendly

We only stayed on Brigs farm for the one night but the views of the countryside with the sea peeking between two hills blew us away!! The site is fully eco, which i was nervous about the composting loos were absolutely fine. My husband said the showers were nice and hot too. In the morning we had flapjacks and coffee from a little hut which was a nice touch. The site was quiet and nicely spaced. Unfortunately it’s on a bit of a slope and we made the error of not bringing chocks with us for the camper. Would definitely stay again but this time with chocks and also on a night they do pizza!
Aug 5, 2020 by Jess Smith Verified Review
★★★★★

Relaxed and peaceful site

Our three nights here were great, Mew has judged the virus prevention standards well with lots of hand sanitiser and antibac spray in all the toilet and shower areas. The site itself is lovely with gorgeous views across the valley and plenty of space for everyone to feel comfortable and have fun. It is also really great to see such a site with a clear commitment to recycling and having a low environmental impact. We'd love to come back.
★★★★★

Peaceful

Very relaxed experience. Great view from the site, very close to the beaches. I particularly liked how the whole site runs itself with the trust of the campers but yet it is very accommodating and well organised. I thought the cleanliness and organisation during covid time was just spot on. Thank you for letting us stay. See you soon.
Jul 23, 2020 by Anna
★★★★★

Rural, clean and peaceful

Brig's camping site is a clean and well run site in rural Dorset. The owner is attentive but unobtrusive and happy to help with enquiries. The campsite has regularly cleaned composting toilets, hot water showers and washing up facilities, as well as a coffee bar for a couple of hours in the morning. Fire pits and recycling facilities accompany each pitch. At approximately 15 minutes drive from the nearest beaches and walking spots, it's ideally situated to experience rural Dorset whilst still having local tourist attractions within easy reach. Highly recommended!
Jul 21, 2020 by Alex Morley Verified Review
★★★★★

Relaxing

The camp site is basic and rural which is exactly what we wanted. We were able to walk to the beach at Lyme (just under 4 miles) but the route was quite over grown and involved main roads so I would suggest you need to be prepared to drive yourself around. The facilities were clean and safe. We felt really comfortable.
Jul 18, 2020 by Clair
★★★★★

Wonderfully tranquil experience.

The farm was very ‘back to nature’. Was sleeping on a slope, but that was fine after moving the bedding to accommodate it. Am going back again soon.
Jul 17, 2020 by Janet Monk Verified Review
★★★★★

Chilled right out

Just returned from a 3 night break very relaxed, seemed to have forgotten all of my troubles in such a short space of time. 10 minute drive from nearest beach. Wonderful views of the valley and sea if your camped at the top of the slope. Enjoyed the campfires each night, stargazing on the first clear night, it’s been a long time. The owner seems to take sustainability seriously. Liked having the various caddies to separate waste. Hot, clean showers and compostable toilets, managed ok, but not to everyone’s liking I’m sure. Plenty of sanitiser, loo roll and blue roll to clean seat after use... which made it much better to know it’s clean. Facilities clean, very back to basics camping, just as I fondly remember from my childhood in the 70,s. This was my 8 year olds first time camping, a great place for a first timer.
Jul 16, 2020 by Becky0
★★★★★

Beautiful spot for camping

The campsite is quiet and has a wonderful view all the way to the sea. The plots are well spaced out, so it felt private. The compost toilets aren't for the faint-hearted, but are clean and there was never a queue. Showers were lovely and hot - also never needed to queue. We had a great coffee from the coffee shack in the morning before we left, it was delicious! Would really recommend this campsite.
Jul 16, 2020 by Anna Fowler Verified Review
★★★★☆

Charming, quiet, well appointed campsite

Loved out stay at Brig's Farm. Well spaced pitches with fire pits, easy to keep an eye on the children. Compost loos will not be to everyones taste but, y'know... much better than chemical flushes or similar. And they were clean and well kempt. Not at all offensive. Showers are compact but hot, powerful and free. Other facilities include a couple of stand pipes, freezer and a couple of washing up stations. Really everything you'd want and/or need for the size of site. There's a laudable commitment to recycling, composting and reusing. The restored Bedford looks great, and is somewhat removed from the rest of the pitches so offers a degree of privacy. Pizza and salads on Friday night were really good and there was a lovely communal atmosphere. Also, excellent value. All in all, a great campsite.
Aug 31, 2019 by aljwoods Verified Review
★★★★★

Refreshing welcoming natural

The sky is big here, well laid out pitches on a big site. Very rural setting but only a couple of miles to Charmouth. Excellent walks and friendly locals. Ace Friday Pizza and morning coffee by the owner. I wanted to stay longer and lie in front of my fire pit with red wine.
Aug 30, 2019 by Peter
★★★★★

Perfect Pitch

A great campsite, in a great location just minutes from the Jurassic coast. The camping field slopes down to the wonderfully hot shower block at the bottom. There's a couple of sets of composting loos on site (which are a bit draughty, but not at all smelly!). From the top of the field it's possible to see the sea; perfect in the evening by the campfire or at breakfast time whilst deciding on your itinerary for the day! There's a limited number of pitches, so it never feels too busy. The only downside is that the pitches felt a little crowded together especially as everyone had big family tents. Overall, one of the most lovely campsites we've stayed at.
Jul 30, 2019 by Jamie
★★★★★

Beautiful spot- Great campsite

Perfect campsite, great views, campfires, spacious pitches, lovely hot showers. Out the way and quiet. Good walks from the campsite. Doing a great job on the compost loos and recycling. Loved it. Will be back with the family this summer to try the pizza 😁👍🌳🔥🏕
Jun 16, 2019 by Hetty
★★★★★

Beautiful surroundings, really relaxing

My family and I had a wonderful 4 days. It’s peaceful and in a beautiful spot, with lovely facilities.. the showers were so warm .
Jun 3, 2019 by Lucy Verified Review
★★★★★

Perfect weekend getaway

We turned up on Friday to home made pizza, then the children put their forest school learning to practice by building a camp fire and making hot chocolate. The site was idyllic, the views stunning and Mew was the perfect host. Lovely site, per effect location - highly recommended
★★★★★

Peaceful & beautiful

This has just jumped in at joint top on our list of favourite campsites. It's a beautiful spot with great views, close to the sea, the woods, walks, everything you could want. We especially loved that they didn't try to crowd in the pitches so the tents set up around the edge of the field, leaving lots of great safe space for the kids to play. We didn't find the trampoline or swing, I'm guessing they've been decommissioned, but our lot were more than happy doing their own thing. Friday night pizza & salad was excellent, we loved that it was communal rather than just boxing them up & taking them away. The site is relaxed but we felt confident that, had there been a problem, Mew was on hand. Showers were tiny (& we were a bit disconcerted at first that there weren't any locks!) but lovely & hot & the toilets were the cleanest composting toilets I've ever used. Really useful to have a freezer to refresh ice blocks & a charging point for phones. The rubbish separation system is the best of any campsite I've been to & we made the most of the fire pit spots. We really enjoyed our stay & will definitely be booking again next year. One thing we've seen at other sites that might work well here would be a few straw bales in the centre of the field for the kids to play on. It provides a central spot for the kids to mix with other families & it's helpful for parents to keep an eye on their little wanderers!
May 28, 2019 by Caroline Howes
★★★★☆

Simple, chilled fun

We had a great weekend - it is a small campsite with basic facilities which does what it says on the tin. Having a firepit per pitch is perfect as who can resist a toasted marshmallow and a chat around the campfire. The children loved climbing the trees and generally running about. We never had to queue for loo or shower, both of which were clean and tidy. We didn't find the promised swing and trampoline, and hot water would be very nice for doing the washing up, but otherwise no complaints!
Aug 28, 2018 by Elizabeth
★★★★★

Excellent eco credentials and super chilled

This is a super chilled campsite set in the roaming hills of Dorest with beautiful views of the fossil filled coastline. It is only a short distance to many of Dorsets key attractions and locations but far enough away to enjoy a peaceful time by the firepit and a bit of star gazing. It has some of the best eco credentials ive seen in a long while with ace rubbish dividers provided for each plot. The showers are hot and the toilets are crafted by the clearly talented carpenter host. We had a lovely family camping weekend with my brother and sisters families. Despite the rain the kids loved running free around the site and roaming along the Dorest coast. We even found a fossil.
Aug 14, 2018 by Helen
★★★★★

Back to Basics

The location is stunning, set on a hill overlooking the sea. The campsite is quiet, quite secluded from the busy coast. Great shower facilities, compost toilets and the owner is always available if anything is needed. You can purchase organic sausages, wood for the fire, and fresh fruit and veg by paying in the honesty box. Really love that. Friendly atmosphere, chilled, back to basics and nature. The crowd going there is friendly too, loads of families but not loud. There's no much shade on the field, so if it's hot bring a parasol or a gazebo. I'll be back, the area is superb!
Aug 6, 2018 by Elena
★★★★★

Great

It has showers & toilets & it's close to the seaside & it has 2 inches of earth then a layer of granite so be prepared to peg at 90 degrees. Loved it. Great place. Did what it said on the tin.
Jul 23, 2018 by Mike Reeves
★★★★★

Beautiful views, near to the beach, brilliant pizzas!

Loved our stay at Brig's Farm. Delicious pizzas on Friday night cooked in cob oven. Owners seemed lovely. Clean compost loos, good warm showers. Firepit was great to have, logs are £5 per bag which lasted us 2 nights. Bring your own kindling. Stars are amazing, as are views over hills opposite and the sea! Plenty of space for everyone. Only 10 min drive to Charmouth beach and 15 mins to Lyme Regis. My only negative is that the 11pm noise restriction isn't enforced and a couple of groups were really loud, which kind of ruined the peace and quiet of the place. Other than that this place is awesome!
Jul 2, 2018 by Emma
★★★★☆

Back to basics camping with great stargazing opportunities

We stayed at Briggs farm at the end of August 2017 with 4 kids (aged 12 - 3) in tow. The campsite is small but for us that was good because we could let the kids explore and wonder about safe in the knowledge that we could still see and keep an eye on them. The shower block was clean and there was plenty of hot water. While we were there the water tank behind the shower block did fall down and it did take some time for Mew to get it back up and running again but we could see that he was really trying his best to sort it out has fast as he could. Unfortunately, it needed a new pipe connector and it was too late in the evening to get one from the shop. He did manage to sort it out the next day and we all had a lovely hot shower. There is a utility room next to the showers to wash your dishes and a freezer for your ice blocks which was very useful. Homemade sausages and logs for the fire pits are for sale on site via a honestly box. The composting loos were clean whenever we used them despite the fact they can get blocked easily by children. We had to supervise our youngest child, otherwise she would not sit back far enough on the toilet seat and have an accident and block the pipe at the front where the urine goes. The site had lovely views and the late night sky was dark enough to see the Andromeda galaxy which was magical. Pizza night was on Saturdays but fully booked when we stayed however, Mew brought over to our tent a free left over pizza at the end of the evening to the delight of our children to make up for having to wait for the showers to be fixed. There was a very comprehensive recycling system in place at the campsite - different bins for recycling and even food waste. The campsite is a back to basic site but for us and our kids that was what we were after, toasting marshmallows over a camp fire, star gazing and trying to find the toilet in the dark!
Apr 13, 2018 by OrientalHero
★★★★★

A great find

We had a fantastic time at Brig's Farm back in July. There's lots of space for children to run about, a really nice relaxed and informal feel to the campsite, a firepit for each pitch, really clean showers with plenty of hot water, and first campsite I've stayed at with compost loos, which I thought were excellent, and kept in very good order. The surrounding countryside is really beautiful, and Charmouth is very close. Worth walking down the beach a bit when it's busy, as lots more space. If you're lucky, you'll have clear nights when you're there, as it is a great spot for stargazing. I hope to stay again next year.
Oct 9, 2017 by Charles Hill
★★★★★

Stunning Location

Saturday 17th June 2017 by Kirby's We had the most amazing Father's Day weekend at Brig's Farm. The location is stunning we really enjoyed our stay. Its great having an open camp fire, a real selling point for us when researching places to stay. Sadly we missed out on the pizzas because we did not arrive until the Saturday, maybe next time!
Aug 9, 2017 by alex appleton
★☆☆☆☆

Disappointing

Whilst previous reviews suggest a charming and well organised site, we came to the sad conclusion that there is little being currently done to manage this site.

We've used some delightful composting loos in previous years, but these were little short of revolting, an opinion that appeared to be shared by other families camping at the same time.

The overall feel of the site is slightly sad and neglected, a washing up sink discharging immediately on to the ground, an old plastic swimming pool with stagnant water lying at the bottom. Lots of weeds and a haphazard electric fence.

The site could be delightful again. There are lovely views as mentioned before, and of course the area has lots to offer. The showers are hot which was appreciated, if rather cramped. But, again, locks were broken and it would be so useful and not a big job to put a hook on the back of the shower doors.

Even a basic no-frills site needs a little management.

Aug 1, 2017 by montana

Response from Brig's Farm

Thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate feedback as its the only way we can can know when we're getting things right or wrong. I am sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay at Brig's Farm. The compost toilets are serviced 3–4 times a day but it only takes one accident to cause a problem. There are instructions in them to try and prevent errors and my number is provided in case there are problems so I can come and sort them out. Some campers have commented at how good & the compost loos are. Having built a new shower block with a utility room this year, I'm planning to build new, more sophisticated toilets, this winter. They will include a new system of urine separation which can't get blocked by sawdust etc. I don't manicure the grass as I prefer people to feel that they are still in a field and I leave areas of scrubbier grass outside the camping area for wildlife. The grass may have been a bit longer than usual during your stay as it has not slowed down at all due to the amount of rain we've had and I was waiting for a window when there were less campers to cut the grass. I've now invested in a small manoeuvrable mower that can get round the tents so I don't have to wait for a gap in the camping to cut the grass.Thanks again for your feedback.

★★★★★

Beautiful views

I stayed for six days and wish it could have been longer. Mew, the owner, is a very affable chap and a mine of local information, not to mention his great pizzas which have to be sampled! The views from the campsite are stunning, and other great plusses include being able to park next to your tent, (so no lugging piles of kit from a remote car park), and being able to have a campfire in the evenings. If you have a dog and it's well behaved you don't have to have it pegged down all day, another plus. Charmouth is five minutes away by car or around a half hour if you're walking. There's a great Fish and Chip shop and it's usually pretty busy and just down the road from that, the beach complete with fossil hunters, and lyme Regis is around 20 mins away by car. Back on site, the compost loos work really well and the solar showers very welcome after a long day's exploring. All in all, Brigs Farm ticks all the boxes for me and was well worth the visit to a unique location.
Aug 15, 2016 by lyonedes
★★★★☆

Beautiful spot

A special spot nestled in rolling hills, with a sea view (not mentioned in description really). Mew does fab pizzas from his home made oven and the treat of having a proper campfire every night is great (he had run out of logs so stock up!)

Facilities are basic but the composting toilet works really well is a posh version and showers are good too.

Sep 4, 2015 by Chilli van
★★★★☆

Lovely Campsite

We stayed here 17th-19th July. We pitched up under the apple trees with views across the beautiful rolling Dorset hills. Simply lovely!

Sep 3, 2015 by Rebecca Mays
★☆☆☆☆

No running water

I booked this campsite having read such positive reviews. However, when we arrived after a 2 hour drive to get there, we were informed that there was no running water. Therefore, no showers, nor toothbrushing or hand washing facilities. It does say that the campsite is basic and we are used to basic but one night was enough because of this. I tried to find Mew, the owner, but had no luck.  If families have booked their summer holidays here, I do feel sorry for them. 

Campsite Owners Response:

My apologies that there was a problem with the water and the inconvenience it caused. My supply is from a spring on a neighbouring farm. Very occasionally there is a leak on one of the holdings that are on the same supply and the reservoir dries up. The water was back on the next morning. Unfortunately I was away for a night but my workers did visit  everyone on the campsite to tell them what had happened. My phone number is on my website and in the toilets if anyone has a problem.
Once again I apologise for the inconvenience

Aug 11, 2015 by Coco
★★★★★

Great campsite

Fantastic campsite, went in July and just booked again for September! Highly recommend if you want a bit of nature and rustic camping with no fuss. Fab views too.

Jul 19, 2015 by steph
★★★★★

Lovely campsite

Just spent a lovely weekend at Brig's Farm.  Beautiful spot, clean compost loos and lovely hot showers.  Mew cooked us great wood fired pizzas one night and was very helpful and friendly.  Our son loved the piglets and trampoline.  Will definitely be back!

May 17, 2015 by franfran
★★★★★

Brilliant Campsite!

We stayed here for the May bank holiday 2014 with a group of friends and kids for a birthday weekend! Mew was really friendly and accommodating the site was well organised and the composting loos and shower blocks were a bonus! Very relaxed atmosphere and nice and close to lyme regis for a nice day out and fish and chips. Will definitely come back here next year!

Sep 14, 2014 by Charlie07
★★★★★

Thanks Mew & Team

Hello to whoever reads this.

My friends and I stayed over the August bank holiday 2014 and had a brilliant time.  In fact we very very rarely say that we'd happily go somewhere again to camp as we like to try new sites - however Brigs Farm was that good.

Its a basic, well run and most importantly welcoming site.  It's for people who want a genuine camping experience with a small number of people - i.e. not a field full of chavs and idiots - its communal - the stone baked pizza and Sunday roast were superb.  Mew (who runs the farm) was very welcoming and genuinely enjoyed helping his guests have a great time.  It's a lovely walk down into Charmouth by the sea and offers stunning views over the skyline.

Camp fires are allowed for this who are responsible..  One of the best sites we've been to - and we've been to many!!

Aug 27, 2014 by DavidF15
★★★★★

Worth a visit

Spent weekend 27-29 June 2014 here.  No mess, no fuss, peaceful, awesome showers, close to Lyme Regis and an easy going owner, Mew, where nothing appears too much trouble.  Give it a go. 

Jun 30, 2014 by JackieH
★★★★★

fantastic, eco-friendly campsite

We stayed 2 nights at Brig's Farm in Dorset. Located on a large, sloping field it is surrounded by hills and has views of the sea towards Bridport. Facilities are basic, but clean and completely adequate for a weekend -- long-drop loos and hot showers. It's a very relaxed place and Chris's homemade pizza is definitely worth having. Be sure to pack bin-bags, as you need to take all your rubbish away. Thoroughly recommended for anyone who enjoys nature, cooking over campfires and getting away from it all!

Aug 27, 2013 by Jellytot
★★★★☆

So Relaxed

We love this place! Our first ever camping trip and we couldn't have found a more relaxed site. The owner Mew was very helpful as well as providing great food (pizza Fri night and Sunday roast at the local pub). We weren't sure what to expect with the compost toilets but they were fine and not too smelly, however there was no hot water to wash your hands and the shower and wash facilities are very basic. The real bonus for us was we could leave the car next to the tent there are no boundaries or rules and the dogs could roam free to play.  We all had a wonderful time would highly recommend.

Aug 27, 2013 by LOUISE
★★★★★

Brig’s Farm

We had a fantastic few days this May bank holiday 2013 (we were 18), the weather was absolutely amazing, the setting was stunning and we loved watching all the kids spending hours on the trampoline in the sunset.
Huge campfire every night, logs were provided by Mew the very friendly owner. Couldn't have found a better and very cool campsite.


May 8, 2013 by bo

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