Honeybuns

Honeybuns Naish Farm, Stony Lane, Holwell, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 5LJ
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A well-constructed, cosy 'Ark', tucked away in the sweeping Dorset hills.

Back in 2001, Emma Goss-Custard arrived in Dorset armed with only her mother’s and grandmother’s recipes, and the goal to produce a wide range of delicious, hand-made cakes and biscuits. Fast-forward over a decade and Emma’s cakes have been honoured with an array of prestigious awards, not only for their heavenly taste, but also for her careful use of natural ingredients and low environmental impact. As Honeybuns expanded, Emma decided to share her fabulous corner of south-west England with those wanting to enjoy a romantic, glamping getaway. And as all good bakers do, Emma has risen to the occasion (sorry, couldn’t resist!).

Tucked away amongst sweeping hills is Honeybuns vintage caravan, sleeping two adults*. Don’t let the term ‘caravan’ put you off, this is truly a unique abode as there’s hardly any of these ‘Arks’ available for hire in England. Noah himself would be charmed by the attention to detail of this well-constructed, cosy accommodation that comes furnished with an oversized double bed, fully equipped kitchen area, hot water and sole use of a bathroom with a free standing loo, roll top bath with shower, and a washbasin. Traditional campers (that hire the caravan) are welcome to pack their canvas and pitch up close by, marvelling at the panoramic views towards the unspoiled Bulbarrow Hill.

The nearby historic town of Sherborne (six miles away) is without doubt, one of England’s most beautiful towns. Its cluster of honey-coloured buildings, magnificent eighth century abbey and ranks of independent boutiques makes for a wonderful day out. Winner of the best market town in the south west, Sherborne exudes wealth. Evidence of ‘cash splashing’ lies in the town’s two castles. One, a royalist stronghold during the English Civil War reduced to a picturesque ruin by Oliver Cromwell in 1645. The other, Sherborne New Castle, whose grounds received a makeover from landscape gardening pioneer, Capability Brown. Today, visitors can relax and marvel at the wonderfully serene lake he added.

Back at Honeybuns the attention to detail continues with a small orchard, swing benches, rare breed chickens and Cino, the resident donkey. Does glamping get any better? We think not. But of course you’ll have pay Emma a visit to find out for yourself. And with all that attention to detail, we think a visit is the very least you can do.

*Contact Emma if you'd like to accommodate more.

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Renovating the Ark has been a labour of love involving a local carpenter, seamstress, electrician and painter. It was a lovely project and we really enjoy being able to share her with others. Our Bee Shack is free to make use of too. It is a pop up shop 9 times a year and is also available to glampers to self cater or snuggle with a cup of tea next to the woodburner. We can book restaurants and pubs for meals upon request and we provide a lovely locally sourced breakfast box for all guests. Our little corner of Dorset is quirkily gorgeous and we look forward to welcoming you.

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Noah himself would be charmed by Honeybuns' well-constructed, cosy 'Ark', tucked away in the sweeping Dorset hills

Honeybuns: Noah himself would be charmed by Honeybuns' well-constructed, cosy 'Ark', tucked away in the sweeping Dorset hills

Noah himself would be charmed by Honeybuns' well-constructed, cosy 'Ark', tucked away in the sweeping Dorset hills

Honeybuns: Noah himself would be charmed by Honeybuns' well-constructed, cosy 'Ark', tucked away in the sweeping Dorset hills

Noah himself would be charmed by Honeybuns' well-constructed, cosy 'Ark', tucked away in the sweeping Dorset hills

Honeybuns: Noah himself would be charmed by Honeybuns' well-constructed, cosy 'Ark', tucked away in the sweeping Dorset hills

Noah himself would be charmed by Honeybuns' well-constructed, cosy 'Ark', tucked away in the sweeping Dorset hills

Honeybuns: Noah himself would be charmed by Honeybuns' well-constructed, cosy 'Ark', tucked away in the sweeping Dorset hills

Noah himself would be charmed by Honeybuns' well-constructed, cosy 'Ark', tucked away in the sweeping Dorset hills

Honeybuns: Noah himself would be charmed by Honeybuns' well-constructed, cosy 'Ark', tucked away in the sweeping Dorset hills

Noah himself would be charmed by Honeybuns' well-constructed, cosy 'Ark', tucked away in the sweeping Dorset hills

Honeybuns: Noah himself would be charmed by Honeybuns' well-constructed, cosy 'Ark', tucked away in the sweeping Dorset hills

Noah himself would be charmed by Honeybuns' well-constructed, cosy 'Ark', tucked away in the sweeping Dorset hills

Honeybuns: Noah himself would be charmed by Honeybuns' well-constructed, cosy 'Ark', tucked away in the sweeping Dorset hills

Noah himself would be charmed by Honeybuns' well-constructed, cosy 'Ark', tucked away in the sweeping Dorset hills

Honeybuns: Noah himself would be charmed by Honeybuns' well-constructed, cosy 'Ark', tucked away in the sweeping Dorset hills

Noah himself would be charmed by Honeybuns' well-constructed, cosy 'Ark', tucked away in the sweeping Dorset hills

Honeybuns: Noah himself would be charmed by Honeybuns' well-constructed, cosy 'Ark', tucked away in the sweeping Dorset hills

Noah himself would be charmed by Honeybuns' well-constructed, cosy 'Ark', tucked away in the sweeping Dorset hills

Honeybuns: Noah himself would be charmed by Honeybuns' well-constructed, cosy 'Ark', tucked away in the sweeping Dorset hills

Noah himself would be charmed by Honeybuns' well-constructed, cosy 'Ark', tucked away in the sweeping Dorset hills

Honeybuns: Noah himself would be charmed by Honeybuns' well-constructed, cosy 'Ark', tucked away in the sweeping Dorset hills

Noah himself would be charmed by Honeybuns' well-constructed, cosy 'Ark', tucked away in the sweeping Dorset hills

Honeybuns: Noah himself would be charmed by Honeybuns' well-constructed, cosy 'Ark', tucked away in the sweeping Dorset hills

Noah himself would be charmed by Honeybuns' well-constructed, cosy 'Ark', tucked away in the sweeping Dorset hills

Honeybuns: Noah himself would be charmed by Honeybuns' well-constructed, cosy 'Ark', tucked away in the sweeping Dorset hills

Noah himself would be charmed by Honeybuns' well-constructed, cosy 'Ark', tucked away in the sweeping Dorset hills

Honeybuns: Noah himself would be charmed by Honeybuns' well-constructed, cosy 'Ark', tucked away in the sweeping Dorset hills

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