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Meadow pitch

UK England South West England Dorset Wimborne Minster Farrs Meadow

  • Sleeps 8 (max 8 adults, 7 children)
This pitch is to accommodate a 6 berth tent or more. Our site is perched on a hill surrounded by woodland, we are only a few minutes away from the River Stour where campers can swim and fish. The meadow field is in a secluded and peaceful setting.

The Owner Says

The site is perched on a hill and surrounded by woodland, Farrs Meadow looks out across the Stour Valley. The site is a only few minutes walk by footpath to the River Stour where campers can swim and fish. The pretty Vine pub, in the thatched hamlet of Pamphill, is a short stroll across the fields and it is only a 15-minute walk to Wimborne Town centre, with all its facilities and visitor attractions.
The Meadow is largely ‘tents-only’ to preserve the experience of being close to nature in a secluded and peaceful setting. This pitch is for a 6 berth tent or more, the cost includes 2 campers with a single tent. Don't worry about hauling your tent up the hill, we can take it up for you, just ask! We have Eco Loos and hot showers which are housed in upcycled horse boxes.
The campsite also lies on the National Cycle Network, Route 25. A selection of great routes can be followed by those wishing to explore the area by bicycle.
We can also arrange fly fishing on one of Dorset's finest and most private chalk streams, the River Allen, on the Deans Court's beat.  Course fishing can be arranged on the River Stour, again on the private banks of Deans Court Estate.

About Farrs Meadow

Suitable For

Tents, dogs – yes. Campervans, caravans – no. No cars beyond the carpark, but a quad bike helps bring stuff into the meadow.

Nearby

The campsite overlooks the Stour Valley and the river is a mere 5 minutes walk from Farr's Meadow. The Stour offers some of the best wild swimming in England, perfect for whiling a day away. Farr's Meadow offer fly fishing and course fishing on the Stour and the River Allen (guides optional). Some of the best beaches in Dorset are within 20 minutes drive. There are plenty of great marked bicycle routes nearby and National Trust walking routes border the campsite. For the rainy days Wimborne, with its famous Minster (01202 884753), is a 10 minute walk away, while Kingston Lacy (01202 883402) and Badbury Rings are a 10 minute drive. Further afield Bournemouth and Poole make for popular day trips, while the Jurassic Coast is just over 45 minutes in the car.

Food & Drink

A much loved favourite pub for lunch or supper is The Anchor in Shapwick a ten minute drive  (01258 857269) booking is advised. On the way to The Anchor you pass Barford Farm where they make the most delicious ice cream which is well worth the visit. The most local pub, The Vine Inn (01202 882259), is less than a 10 minute walk across the fields and is owned by the National Trust, supposedly boasting the smallest public bar in the country. Pamphill Dairy is a twenty minute walk away, there you will find a lovely cafe serving delicious food and a well stocked shop for groceries. In Wimborne, you'll find a good selection of restaurants and pubs including the child-friendly Olive Branch (01202 884686), Number 9 (01202 887557) and The Tickled Pig (01202 886778). There's also a Waitrose and Co-op supermarket.

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Location

Farrs Meadow is located at Cowgrove Road, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, BH214EL

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Getting There

Wimborne Minster to Farrs Meadow is just 1.5 miles. From Wimborne head out towards Blanford Forum on Victoria Road (B3082). Turn left on to Cowgrove Road at the Hospital. Keep going past the Football club and Farrs House (big White house on your right). Farrs Meadow is the 2nd drive, 30 metres, on your right after Farrs House. It is signposted Farrs Lodge and Farrs Meadow. Drive slowly if its your first time as its easy to miss!

There are two bus companies operating regular services to and from Wimborne Minster. There are several taxi companies to choose from in Wimborne Minster but we highly recommend and work closely with Apollo Taxis 01202 887766. Taxi ranks are in High Street and West Borough, both central to the town. The nearest train station is Poole (0845 748 4950). There are regular services from London and Weymouth, amongst others. Taxis or buses are regularly available for the 8 mile journey.

International Airports at both Bournemouth & Southampton.