Kit Tipi (1 at Milton Meadow)
Sleeps 4, self catered, lovely views, secluded location
The Owner Says
1 x Double bed
2 x Single bedsPrivate shower & toilet facility, with gas shower
Kitchenette - gas stove & kettle
BBQ & fire pit
Dining space for 4Carparking space
Rolling hills and walks a plenty
Surrounded by flora & forna, the Kit tipi is situated on a working farm close to the charming thatched cottage village of Milton Abbas. Milton Abbas is famed for its Abbey, which is now an independent school, the grounds of which were designed by Capability Brown. A quite and secluded spot, the tipi is nestled within a woodland clearing and boasts views of rolling hills and grazing cows. In an area of outstanding natural beauty, there are many country walks on offer, of which the Jubilee trail traverses through the farm.
About Milton Meadow
Suitable ForGlampers, couples, friends, families - yes. Campers, caravans, tents, dogs - no.
NearbyMilton Meadow is situated next door to Luccombe Riding Centre (07734 388501) as well as a yoga studio. If either of these activities appeal, Caroline would be happy to provide more information on how you can get involved. To get to the village centre of Milton Abbas, it's a beautiful walk over rolling hills and all off-road, perfect for any youngsters or a post-pub walk when the adults might be a bit tipsy. In Milton Abbas, you'll receive a warm welcome at Steepton Bill Farmshop an outdoor cafe, where you can pick up local meat and groceries for your barbecue back at base. Hambro Arms (01258 880233) is a lovely traditional alehouse, which serves stellar pub grub using local produce, with vegan/gluten-free options also available. A 22-minute drive away from Monkey World (01929 462537), which is a must-visit and suitable for all ages, lets you see up close rehabilitated and rescued chimpanzees and orangutans across a 65-acre sanctuary. A 35-minute drive away, the majestic Lulworth Castle (01929 400352) is worth a visit, once used as a hunting lodge to entertain royalty, the woodland walks and tearoom are now open to the public; pitch up and have a picnic while taking in the glorious view. After your picnic, drive 10 minutes over to Lulworth Cove, one of Britain's worst-kept secrets because it is so breathtakingly beautiful, you could almost fool yourself into thinking you're in Santorini... almost. Caroline would like to personally recommend Bulbarrow Hill, her and Scott's favourite hiking spot, with spectacular views across the Blackmore Vale overlooking Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, and Devon.
Food & DrinkIn Milton Abbas, you'll receive a warm welcome at Steepton Bill Farmshop an outdoor cafe where you can pick up local meat and groceries for your BBQ back at base. Hambro Arms (01258 880233) is a lovely traditional alehouse, which serves stellar pub grub using local produce, and vegan/gluten-free options are also available. A 10-minute drive away is The Good Life Cafe where Vicky and her team serve all-day breakfasts, lunch, and various cakes and nibbles, the perfect place to get your coffee fix. Book a tasting at local Wine Estate Langham Vineyard (012588 39095), only an 11-minute drive away, and treat yourself to a guided tour. If you don't fancy cooking back at base you can choose to add on one of their delicious pre-prepared picnics.
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Rated ★★★★★ over 2 reviews
Exactly what I needed
The hoss; Caroline and Scott were perfect. Very welcoming, accomodating, kind and generous. The tipi camp; it has every you need. Kitchen is well equipe. The surprising power shower was very welcome after long hikes. And the mattress is of good quality for good night sleep guarantee. Location; so well situated. The farm shop is just 5 min away with beautiful quality products. The very near little village of Milton Abbas is as cute as the Xmas postcard. And finally hikes are easily accessible in land (to escape the mass of tourists) or by the coast less than 30 minutes. I will definitely recommend the tipi to my friends.
Lovely quiet location
Brilliant place if you are non campers like us. It’s got everything you would possibly need. Plenty of great walks nearby and the best one is to Milton Abbas as there is a great pub at the end. Close enough to the beach so you can enjoy a swim and then return for a hot shower! Very friendly and accommodating hosts!
Milton Meadow is located at Milton Meadow, Milton Abbas, Blandford Forum, DT11 0DP
If travelling by car, take the turning at the Milton Arms on the A354. Follow this road for approximately two miles and take a left signposted Milton Abbey — this will take you down through the hill past the thatched cottages of Milton Abbas. Continue along this road past the lake for another mile, and you will see a signpost for Milton Meadow on your left. Follow this track until you see the gate into their site on the right-hand side. Here they ask that guests park in the car park provided and walk the 100m to the Tipi site. A luggage trolley is provided. The closest train station is Moreton, a 15-minute taxi ride that will take you to the farm. If you are happy to explore the farm and amazing walking options, the train is a possible route. However, a car will leave you better placed to explore the wider Dorset area including the Jurassic coast.