- Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 5 children)
The Owner Says
About Farrs Meadow
Tents, dogs – yes. Campervans, caravans – no. No cars beyond the carpark, but a quad bike helps bring stuff into the meadow.
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.
Farrs Meadow is located at Cowgrove Road, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, BH214EL
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.