Mount Pleasant Farm Feather Down Farms

UK England South West England Dorset Blandford Forum

  • Extra toilets/showers
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • "We're Good To Go" accredited
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Walking
Family-friendly safari tents with added luxury, set on a working Dorset farm

Don your wellies and get down to Dorset for a good old-fashioned farm stay. A holiday at Mount Pleasant Farm gives you the chance to dip into country life with as much or as little mud as you want. Mount Pleasant, you see, is a Feather Down Farm which means your country life is cushioned but still authentic. You can get stuck in and help with pony grooming and feeding the lambs or simply settle down in your deckchair to read a good book with a soundtrack of mooing cows.

As a Feather Down farm, Mount Pleasant is part of a network of farm stays offering off-grid holidays in roomy safari tents (or ‘tented cottages’ as the Feather Down team likes to call them). Lit only by candles and oil lamps, the rustic but homely accommodation is provided by Feather Down and invariably lovely with log burners and cute kids’ cupboard bedrooms as particular highlights. Here they have en-suite shower rooms and toilets too. And while the well-set up accommodation varies little from place to place, the on-site experience is as unique as the farms with hosting left in the capable hands of Feather Down’s partner farmers.

Here, that’s the Miller Family. They welcome you to the farm and show you to your tent pointing out their ponies, pigs, poultry, cows and sheep along the way. There are just five tents here and while Dorset’s coast bustles in the summer holidays this countryside location offers a peaceful rural retreat. You can still spend days on the fossil-strewn beach of the Jurassic Coast as it’s just a half-hour drive away, but come the evening you’ll be back on the farm, watching wildlife, listening to the farm animals and enjoying the very pleasant surroundings of Mount Pleasant Farm.

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  • A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
  • Balance due 30 days before your holiday
  • Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
  • Due to the flexibility provided we are unable to offer refunds
  • This guarantee supersedes any other policies

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Details

Facilities

Each family-sized safari tent has three rooms: a double bedroom, a bunk room and the main living space within which is a cute cupboard bed suitable for younger children. The living space also has a fully equipped kitchen, a wood-burning stove, dining area and a sofa and just off it, each tent has a private en-suite bathroom with a hot-water shower and a flushing toilet. There is running cold water to both the hand basin and the kitchen sink. There is also a sheltered veranda outside with two deck chairs, a picnic table and outdoor cooking area with a barbecue. The site has a few campsite supplies for sale (charcoal, logs and candles), WiFi is available for an extra charge (ask on site) and there's a communal pizza oven too.

Suitable For

Glampers, families, couples, dogs – yes. Campers, campervans, motorhomes, caravans – no.

Nearby

You can work up an appetite on some glorious walks close to site including a hike to the top of the nearest hill, Bulbarrow, which is 274 metres above sea level, one of the highest points in Dorset and home to Iron Age Hill Fort, Rawlsbury Camp. The closest town is Sturminster Newton, where there's a 17th-century watermill (01258 473760), museum (01258 471878), and weir. The market town Blandford Forum is a 25-minute drive (11 miles from site) and the county town of Dorchester is just over half-an-hour's drive away. If you feel like venturing further, Corfe Castle (01929 481294), Old Wardour Castle (0370 3331181) and the beaches of the Jurassic Coast are all within 25 miles. The closest is Ringstead Bay. Monkey World (01929 462537) is just over 30 minutes' drive away and, for more exotic animals, Longleat Safari Park (01985 844400) is just over an hour away.

Food & Drink

The closest shop is in Sturminster Newton, five miles from site. The village also has a selection of pubs: The Fiddleford Inn (0258 472886), the 15th-century Bull Tavern (01258 472435) and the White Hart Alehouse (01258 472558). A recommended option is The Fox Inn (01258 880328) at Lower Antsy (four miles) and closer to site is The Ibberton (01258 817956), two miles away.

Open

April–October.

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The Owner Says

Located in a timeless patch of English countryside, Mount Pleasant offers a stunning environment for a family glamping trip. The peace and serenity of its surroundings allows for complete escapism from the hustle and bustle of every day life. But in its own way, Mount Pleasant is a hive of activity; home to Hereford and Aberdeen Angus cattle, a flock of ewes, horses, pigs and a collection of poultry. If that isn’t enough to entertain you, the family-run farm is just a half hour from Dorset’s beautiful beaches.

Your host, Mike, grew up at Mount Pleasant and can tell you a story or two about the old days! While you chat, your children can set their imaginations free playing house in the little wooden caravan. There is ample space to relax and take in the country air with your family and friends. There is access to an outdoor pizza oven if you fancy bringing a taste of la dolce vita to this stunning Dorset location.

The surrounding fields are home to a flock of sheep as well as deer, owls and foxes. Which means your Dorset holiday will be surrounded by wildlife! On the farm itself, there are plenty of bouncy lambs from spring to watch and even help out with.

Social Distancing Measures

We have received the official UK certification “We’re Good To Go” to show that we have worked hard to follow the government and industry COVID-19 guidelines to maintain cleanliness and social distancing in our UK locations

Preparation for your stay
  • Our tents will be carefully cleaned, disinfected and ventilated for you prior to your arrival
  • When you arrive at the farm, please send only one person to report to the farmer/host
  • Specific measures, which may vary by farm, will be explained to you on-site
  • During your stay, outside visitors will not be allowed
Change in activities
  • Depending on the farm, the pizza evening has been adapted or canceled

  • Depending on the farm, the farm tour has been adapted or cancelled

  • The farm’s honesty shop will be open, with one person allowed inside at a time

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Accommodation

Five safari-style tents.

Canvas Lodge with en-suite shower

Safari tent Sleeps 6
We believe in simplicity, but rest assured you will not be sacrificing luxury when staying in our canvas lodges. At 45m2, our spacious lodges are placed in stunning locations and will meet your need for modern comfort and craving to be close to nature. The Canvas Lodge is suitable for 6 people, 5 adults and 1 child up to 12 years old.

Canvas Lodge with en-suite shower

Safari tent Sleeps 6
We believe in simplicity, but rest assured you will not be sacrificing luxury when staying in our canvas lodges. At 45m2, our spacious lodges are placed in stunning locations and will meet your need for modern comfort and craving to be close to nature. The Canvas Lodge is suitable for 6 people, 5 adults and 1 child up to 12 years old.

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Location

Contact Mount Pleasant Farm, Woolland, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 0EX

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Getting There

From Blandford Forum, take the A350 north, bypassing Blandford and take the A357 at the traffic lights signposted Sturminster Newton. Go through Shillingstone and about half a mile later, at a crossroads, turn left signposted for Okeford Fitzpaine. Continue through that village and up the hill, through Belchalwell, Ibberton and on to Woolland. When you come to a T-junction, turn right. Go through the village and turn right on the bend coming out of the village. Mount Pleasant will be the second farm you come to on the left.

The closest train station is at Gillingham in Dorset, 13 miles and a 30-minute drive away.  A taxi would be necessary for the onward journey to site and should be booked in advance.

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