Badgers Retreat is a comfortable Shepherd's Hut with ensuite in an adjacent field to a small adult-only campsite. The hut is warm and cosy with heating as well as kitchen area with sink, hob, fridge, and kettle so you feel right at home. The comfy kingsize bed means you’ll sleep soundly too.
The Owner Says
Badgers Retreat is a comfortable Shepherd's Hut with ensuite shower and toilet in an adjacent field to a small adult-only campsite. Badgers Retreat is situated around a small pond with 2 other shepherd's huts, Otters Nest and Fox's Den. The hut is warm and cosy with heating as well as kitchen area with sink, hob, fridge, and kettle so you feel right at home. The comfy kingsize bed means you’ll sleep soundly too and wake up to the sound of the countryside with birdsong and distant church bells. ** Please note that the price is based on you bringing your own bed linen, towels and pillows. Mattress protector provided. ** Badgers Retreat is a cosy 6 ft x 12 ft Shepherd’s Hut. Cosy and warm whatever the time of year.
About Hobby Farm
Hobby Farm is an adults-only campsite. Campers, glampers, tents, small campervans, adults, well-behaved dogs – yes. Caravans, large motorhomes and under-16s – no.
You're a matter of minutes from the Jurassic Coast: Head south-west for Charmouth, one of the best places for fossil-hunting, and south-east for the small fishing town of West Bay, where you can join family-friendly mackerel-fishing trips with West Bay Charters (01308 421800). Bustling and historic Lyme Regis is a few miles further than Charmouth with The Cobb, the 13th century harbour arm, a Dorset must-see. Lyme Regis is also home to Dinosaurland Fossil Museum (01297 443541), which helps you dip into the history of the coastline, explaining its geology and why it is now so famous. Back inland, the market town of Bridport is just under six miles from Hobby Farm Campsite, with a regular market on Wednesdays and Saturdays, a leisure centre, cinema and its own brewery, Palmers, which offers tours (01308 422396). The former Cistercian monastery, Forde Abbey, is around seven miles (a 20-minute drive), meanwhile, with beautiful gardens to explore.
Food & Drink
It's a 10-minute walk to The Five Bells (01297 489262), with an excellent beer garden in summer and Palmers Ales on tap. Further afield, The Anchor (01297 489215), overlooking the sea at Seatown is a 10-minute drive, while West Bay’s Rise (01308 422011) café/bar is a recommended all-rounder with harbour views. For seafood, you might like to try The Watch House Café, which is right on the beach (01308 459330). Bridport has a wide range of good quality eateries to choose from and there’s also a farmers’ market in the town on the second Saturday of the month. At Beaminster, Brassica (01308 538100) and Ollerod (01308 862200) are particular highlights.
Adult only site where your treated like an adult. Perfect.
Booked without prior knowledge and found a gem of a camp site. Now, your going to be disappointed if you rock up expecting a glamping experience. This is not boutique. It’s a simple, no frills peace of heaven. The shower and toilet blocks are basic but kept well stocked, clean and well serviced. Hobby farm is a working farm, not a theme park and the family work hard to manage the site and keep visitors happy but they cannot make the ground flat at visitors insistence. It’s a sloping field but there are plenty of places to pitch and the details do say it’s sloping. For the small in inconvenience, of uneven ground, you will be treated to big sky’s, peace and unbelievable views. The family have planted woods behind the site and there is a lovely dog walk to a view point and picnic table. There are two lovely ponds with a resident king fisher And nature surrounds you. It was a blissful 3 day break. There is a freezer for your cool blocks, fire pits, logs on sale, use of a toilet tent and loo if you want. Pick your pitch, put your feet up and enjoy. The staff are on hand to help if you need it but otherwise you are left to relax. It was perfect and we will go back.
Spent 4 nights in this lovely spot. Fridge and charging points were very convenient. Hassle free camping with no bother from anyone. Closely located to plenty of gorgeous beaches. If you’re looking for a quiet camping spot then look no further
I stayed only one night & wished it could have been longer. Beautiful views in lovely location. Close to the coast but away from too many people. It has proper Loos but certainly not a commercial campsite. Carefully looked after in unobtrusive manner. Thank u
Hobby Farm is a lovely peaceful site with good facilities. Very clean shower and toilet - which we never had to queue for. There were definitely a couple of larger groups but they were quiet so it wasn't a problem. I'll be back for sure.
Hobby Farm Campsite is near the village of Whitchurch Canonicorum in Marshwood vale. From the A35 in Morcombelake, take the turning into Ryall village (by Felicities Farm Shop) and continue through, heading for Whitchurch Canonicorum. At the Five Bells pub, take the right turn into Blunts Hay Lane and continue 500 yards along this road going past Hobby Farm (equestrian stables). The next turning on the right is Hobby Farm Campsite (Hobby Farm Holidays). Go through the gate, a short distance straight ahead is Hobby Farm Campsite. When using google maps, use 'Hobby Farm Holidays' rather than the postcode of the campsite as the latter covers a very wide area.
The nearest railway station is in Axminster, seven miles away.