Walnut Farm Glamping

UK England South West England Dorset Bridport

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Contactless check in
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Laundry
  • Campfires allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Hot Tubs
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Games room
  • Hot tubs
  • Laundry
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
  • Beaches
  • Short walk to the pub
Cosy private yurts, a wood-fired hot tub and acres of space all to yourself

There’s a constant fight going on at Walnut Farm and, try as we might, we can never quite pick the winner. It’s a two-way tussle between the yurts (in the red corner) and the surroundings (in the blue corner). Both are battling it out to impress you.

On first arrival, it’s the yurts (Russet and Pippin) that have you won. Situated in their own separate, private paddocks (the former in a meadow above the farm; the latter by the cherry orchard), the light canvas structures sit upon larch decking with wonderful views across the valley. Inside, each cosy abode features exposed wooden latticework criss-crossing its way to the ceiling, crowned in the centre with a traditional circular window that pools in natural light and allows indoor stargazing at bedtime. The furnishings are in keeping with the style – Moroccan-style rugs, a cosy wood-burning stove, hand-carved bedside tables crafted from an alder felled just yards away. But Walnut Farm isn't lacking on modern comforts, like a Nespresso coffee machine and electricity throughout. Then there’s the fancy en-suite bathrooms each yurt boasts, with an excellent shower, proper flushing loo and all the toiletries and towels provided. The whole place is a cocoon of glamping comfort.

You haven’t settled in for long, however, before the view from your yurts open doorway draws you out. The surroundings are next to win you over. Set within 12-acres of farmland – a maze of fruit trees, streams and paddocks – guests have plenty of space to roam, with several footpaths leading directly from the farm. The nearby cherry orchard is home to the Walnut Kitchen, a third yurt which houses a shared kitchen, with a sink, stove, cabinets and cooking utensils to use, plus a clearing space for evening campfires and a clay pizza oven you can use. Then there's the ultimate luxury of a wood-fired hot tub beneath the stars, the perfect place to end your evening.

The landscape beyond provides countless options – this isn’t a place for indecisive campers. To the east, you walk through meadows and stroll over bridges to Loscombe Nature Reserve, a haven for birdlife, while to the west there’s the Half Moon pub, an equally short wander away. South, meanwhile, Dorset’s famous Jurassic Coast unfurls before you – it’s around a 10-minute drive in the car – and then there’s the vibrant town of Bridport that stops you along the way (a particularly nice spot to explore if you want shops to hide in during a rain shower).

Options abound and there may be endless choices but at least Walnut Farm solves one decision for you. Where to stay next time you go glamping in Dorset. Ahh, problem solved. Nespresso anyone?



The yurts features a king-sized bed (all bedding and linen supplied), bedside tables, chairs, a sofa, a wood-burning stove and an Indian tea table with tea, coffee, kettle and cups. There is usually milk available to buy in the supplies barn if you need. The yurt has a well-lit en suite, with hot shower, proper flushing loo and basin with mirror. Electricity throughout with bedside sockets and USB chargers. A separate fully equipped Yurt Kitchen has a fridge freezer, gas range cooker, sink, units and all the utensils and crockery you will need, plus a clay pizza oven outside. There is a huge copper fire bowl for barbecuing and sitting around outside the Yurt Kitchen, together with a smaller fire bowl at your 'bedroom' yurt. The hot tub is in the orchard by the kitchen and available for private use by occupants of either yurt – there is an extra charge (per day) for use of the hot tub.

Suitable For

Glamping only. Tents, campervans, caravans, dogs – no.


Walnut Farm is less than 5 minutes drive to the vibrant market town of Bridport and pretty harbour of West Bay, part of the impressive Jurassic coastline, a ‘World Heritage Site’. There is a scenic coast road running along the back of Chesil Beach that connects Bridport to Weymouth (through Burton Breadstick and the lovely village of Abbotsbury – the Swannary (01305 871858) there is a must-visit.). In the opposite direction past Charmouth (fantastic for fossil hunting) is the small, elegant seaside town of Lyme Regis with its impressive cobb.

Food & Drink

There are plenty of independent food shops in both Bridport and Beaminster and a lovely farm shop at Washingpool Farm (01454 632529). There are also some top fresh fish merchants, including Davy’s Locker (01308 456131) in Bridport and Samways Fish merchants (01308 422201). If you fancy an extravagant meal, try the Hix Oyster and Fish House (01297 446910), the Bull Hotel and Stable (01308 422878), the Bridgehouse Hotel (01308 423371) or, on a sunny day, the Crab House Cafe (01305 788867). For a less formal meal, then check out the Hive Cafe (01308 897070) at Burton Bradstock and the Watch House cafe (01308 459330) at West Bay. The Half Moon pub (01308 488321) is the nearest – within walking distance of the campsite. On a Sunday, the roast at The Three Horseshoes (01308 897259) in Burton Bradstock is tough to top.



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The Owner Says

At Walnut Farm we invite you to slow down, relax and enjoy our luxurious glamping experience. We are situated in a truly secluded and tranquil spot in West Dorset on the edge of a nature reserve, where you are guaranteed a unique and peaceful break with spectacular views.

Russet is a spacious yurt with a hand crafted en-suite bathroom, which is tucked away in its own paddock on the side of a hill with fabulous views. The yurt has a superbly comfortable vi-spring superking bed made up with the finest linen and downs for an unforgetable nights sleep. Rustic log bedside tables, beautiful rugs and individual vintage furniture make for a unique stay. The en-suite bathroom has a proper flushing loo, sink and a piping hot shower – we also provide you with an abundance of fresh cotton towels.

We have a wood fired hot tub that you are welcome to use during your stay. It costs £35 per day and we can get it ready for you. We can host a pizza evening in our wood fired pizza oven for you using local ingredients for £15 for adults and £7.50 for children. Both the Hot Tub and Pizza Oven can be booked in advance or once you have arrived.

There is something truly magical about sleeping under canvas and being able to watch the stars come out from your bed. Despite being tucked away in beautiful countryside, our farm is less than 5 minutes drive to the vibrant market town of Bridport and pretty harbour of West Bay, part of the impressive Jurrassic coastline, a 'World Heritage Site', making us perfectly situated to explore this spectacular area.

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Two luxury, en suite yurts sleeping 2 in a huge super king bed (travel cot or extra bed possible by arrangement).


Yurt or Ger Sleeps 6
Russet Yurt is a luxury en-suite yurt set on a large raised sawn larch deck on a beautiful secluded farm in West Dorset. With a super king vi-spring bed, a luxurious en-suite with a piping hot shower, a proper flushing loo and a sink with a backlit light above, Russet offers you a truly luxurious glamping experience you won't forget.


Yurt or Ger Sleeps 6
Pippin is a luxury en-suite yurt set on a large raised sawn larch deck on a beautiful secluded farm in West Dorset. With a sumptuous super king bed, a luxurious en-suite with a piping hot shower, a proper flushing loo and a sink with a backlit light above, Pippin offers you a truly luxurious glamping experience you won't forget.


Yurt or Ger Sleeps 6
A luxurious en-suite yurt nestled amongst rolling Dorset hills and just a stones throw from Bridport and the Jurassic Coast


Yurt or Ger Sleeps 6
A beautiful and accessible yurt with a large ensuite with a wet room shower, a private kitchen and views over the natural swimming lake and West Dorset hills beyond.


Yurt or Ger Sleeps 6
Willow is a luxury en-suite yurt set on a large raised sawn larch deck on a beautiful secluded farm in West Dorset. With a sumptuous super king bed, a luxurious en-suite with a piping hot shower, a proper flushing loo and a sink with a backlit light above, Willow offers you a truly luxurious glamping experience you won't forget.

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Contact Walnut Farm Glamping, Walnut Farm, Melplash, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3WB

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Getting There

Coming from Bridport you travel along the A3066, past Bingham Grange Farm on your left. As the road bends to the left there is a small right hand turn that it not sign posted (if you reach the Half Moon at Melplah, you have gone too far). Take this road and follow it for one mile. Go past the orchards on your left and then the farm track is immediately on the left with a sweeping row of trees up the right hand side. There is a placard on the right hand side of the entrance that reads 'Walnut Farm'.

Coming from Beaminster you travel along the A3066, past the Half Moon pub in Melplash on the right hand side. After you have left Melplash, take the first left signposted to West Milton and Powerstock. Take this road and follow it for one mile, following the directions as above.


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Rated ★★★★★ over 25 reviews


Magical , beautiful, such amazing positive vibes

We were welcomed and made to feel at home by the owners , the place it’s self it’s truly amazing! We had coffee outside to the sun rise and hot tub drinks in the evening. We also had a night walk around the little lake and corn field . I will be going again ! Even this time of year wasn’t to cold! Log fire and fire pit was eough! Lots of wood left for us and very clean and just all round the best place yert wise I ever stayed in ! Thank you ! It’s a must see place

Magical, beautiful and exiting

Myself and partner Lewis stayed in the skylark yurt. We stayed one night for my birthday and it exceeded my expectations it was so beautiful we had a row in the swimming hole, then went for dinner in a pizzeria in town. Then popped a bottle of bubbly in the hot tub it was magical! The log burner and heated blankets made for a super comfortable nights sleep. Would highly recommend it to anyone wanting a little getaway. It would be perfect for a surprise weekend, for family’s partners no matter what age ! Can’t wait to book and come back next year!

Cannot recommend this place enough!

We stayed in the Russet Yurt which was the perfect location for us up on the hill and tucked out the way WITH a private kitchen. The surroundings are absolutely beautiful and everything you might need on the site for a relaxing getaway. Kitchen had everything we needed to rustle up a couple of easy meals (tea/coffee/sugar included was a nice touch). The bed is like a cloud and had the best sleeps there. The ensuite is perfect with a great shower. Loved it and would definitely stay there again. Thank you Molly :o)
Nov 16, 2021 by Farah Nain Verified Review

Think this is going to be a yearly tradition!!! Don't even think about it, just book it!!!

The most unbelievable, and unforgetting weekend ever. My boyfriend suprised me with it for my birthday, and I didn't know what to expect! We live in London, I'm very attached to my make up and electronics etc and didn't know how I would find it! WELL It was incredible! Friday we got there, I was blown away by the views, the glamping tent itself THE FACILITIES! We used the hottub on the first night (an absolute must) and cooked a lovely meal in our private kitchen. Then on Saturday we went for walks in the apple fields, had a picnic, met the pigs on site, played with Heebie the lab and then had a night with the pizza oven (again an absolute must). On the Sunday we went to the beach a short drive away and had the most amazing walk there, then came back to go over to the local pub The Half Moon for the biggest and bestest roast I have ever had. Then we played beer pong on the tennis table and made a fire and had an early night. On the drive home on the Monday we were already looking at availability for the next year. Best holiday ever! Book it!
Oct 20, 2021 by Amanda & Stef

So relaxing!!!

We recently stayed in Pippin, the Yurt was beautiful inside with everything you could possibly need and very clean. Pippin now has it's own separate kitchen, so no need to share. Molly and Nick were great. Molly was very helpful, giving us information on the best walks and some great places to eat. Pizza night is a must, as is hiring the log burner Hot Tub...bliss! We will definitely return!! 5 Star Glamping.


What a lovely tranquil place to stay. A place to switch off from the rat race. Such a warm welcome from Jazz in Mollys abscence. We stayed in Russet so much space, lovely kitchen. Hot tub for the Friday night was great, Full English Sat morning, walk to the Half Moon Sat night for a lovely meal. We saw pheasants, partridges, pigs, buzzards, stoats, Rabbits and deer.
Sep 14, 2021 by rebscardy Verified Review

An absolute must!!

Seriously where can we start. Tranquil, Peaceful, private. The yurts and grounds are just beautiful! Spotlessly clean. The most beautiful town to visit and so much to do. Lovely atmosphere with added touches such as a pizza night for those who wish to join. This was a lovely way to have a relaxed evenings entertainment and it had a real little community feel to it with the other guests. Our little one LOVED it, he made lovely friends there and enjoyed playing with them and seeing the Animals. I just hope we get to visit again one day. Well worth the journey. Thanks again guys x
Aug 24, 2021 by Amy Pariser Verified Review

Perfect getaway

Amazing 4 days in Pippin Beautiful views great attention to detail Recommend the hot tub and pizza night Molly and Nick the perfect hosts The half moon pub a 10 min walk which serves great food Would highly recommend for a relaxing get away Had some lovely evenings barbecuing on the fire pit Had your own privacy a great place to unwind relax and enjoy the views Plenty of lovely villages and towns to explore close by Hope to visit again 😊

A naturally peaceful escape

This site is like a little oasis, I loved it here. I was greeted by Molly upon arriving at her farm and that night happened to be home-made pizza night which was a telling introduction as to what Walnut Farm is like. I beautiful Yurt kitted out with all the amenities you could need, the separate kitchen yurt was idyllic (not to mention the addition of a tea station in the sleeping yurt is stroke of genius). I had everything I could possibly need, the hot tub was glorious on a slightly chilly evening as the sun goes down. The wood burning stove enhanced the warm and comforting atmosphere. I hiked up the nearby hill for sunrise and was not disappointed with a stunning view over the Dorset hills as the red sun appeared. The beaches are close by which was a bonus for me and my wild swimming habit! This place is incredible and I could not have wished for a better couple of nights to take my mind away from day to day work life! THANK YOU!

Completely awesome campsite.

Walnut farm glamping was perfect! We stayed 3 nights with our 3 children (4yr, 2yr and 1yr) and loved it. The campsite is so beautiful and incredible peaceful, set in rolling hills with stunning views. Our yurt, Pippin, was beautifully set-up with beds for the two boys and we had our 1 year old in a travel cot. Outside temperature was cold at night but with the log burner going and the electric blanket on the bed we were all toasty, just had to get the log burner going as soon as we woke up! The hot tub was immense and the surroundings were completely stunning. Really easy to drive to local fossil beaches and some fantastic walks and great local pubs. Molly and Nick and their girls were so welcoming and helpful and we will definitely be back. If you're reading this I'd just go ahead and book, now.
Apr 20, 2021 by Janey Burr Verified Review

A great way to enjoy the great Autumn outdoors

We had a lovely few days. Skylark was lovely - the en-suite and electric blankets making a massive difference during wet, windy weather! Highly recommend the pizza and hot tub (with a view!) too. Great location, great way to escape en famille. Some excellent tips from Billy too - we really enjoyed a walk over to Mapperton for lunch and a Halloween trail.

Absolutely lovely

My husband and I have never been glamping before and chose this place for a short getaway. I had high expectations from the photos and in real life it is even more amazing! The grounds were perfectly manicured and the yurt was beautiful! The views are spectacular on the farm and at nearby sights. Molly was so sweet from the beginning to the end. I highly recommend this special little place. It was a bit chilly in late October, so wrap up warm!

Shushhh, don’t tell anyone

Never been glamping before, but after our experience of Walnut Farm, we’ll definitely go again. The photos are lovely, but do not do the setting justice in the rolling hills of the Dorset countryside. The hosts, Nick and Molly couldn’t be anymore helpful. Yurt, bed, bedding, electric blanket, en-suite, shower, towels, kitchen and hot-tub are all of excellent quality. If I could find a fault, it would be the weather during our two day stay, who knew that it might rain at the end of September. Ha, it was brilliant.
Oct 3, 2019 by Niall

Super find # beautiful place

Excellent venue for glamping. Set in beautiful countryside surroundings and so close to so much nature. Fantastic cooking facilities in a kitchen yurt and an amazing wood fired hot tub to relax in. Lovely hosts who really care about their guests. We look forward to visiting again next year.

Tranquil, relaxing and charming.

We were welcomed by Nick as soon as we arrived at Walnut Farm, we were shown around the farm and to our yurt- which was beautiful and such a charming space. The amenities provided were great, and access to the hot tub made our stay. Very child friendly and close to beaches/country parks/heritage sites. Would highly recommend walnut farm to anyone that wishes to have a relaxing break away with or without children.
Jul 17, 2019 by Ali Rose

Fantastic First Experience of Glamping

Totally agree with all the reviews, we had a wonderful 2 night stay and enjoyed the comforts of the en suite yurt, comfy bed and mattresses (thank you for the electric blankets!); marshmallow toasting on the outside wood burner; pizzas from the oven; hot tub; accommodating and friendly hosts, but most of all those incredible views from Pippin over tranquil countryside. All delightful, we'd love to come again.

Fantastic relaxation at a beautiful spot

We had a wonderful weekend at Walnut Farm. Yurts are gorgeous, super comfy huge beds and loads of space, lovely views, nature and of course the hot tub! Nick and Molly are really friendly and genial hosts i hope we will be back and maybe even bring the kids next time..
Jul 8, 2019 by Dave

Total relaxation in the countryside!

From the moment we arrived at Walnut Farm it felt good. The place is beautiful and reminded me of what it must have been like years ago before the world went crazy and before we started to polute our beautiful planet. Walnut Farm could be the setting of an Agatha Christie TV show in olden times in the English Countryside. It is our second experience of glamping and we both loved it. The bed was so comfy, warm and snug. It was pure bliss eating breakfast outside the kitchen yurt. The two dogs, Dotty and Betsy are such characters, great fun. The en-suite is a perfect addition to the yurt, our first glamping experience was brilliant, but no en-suite. I guess if the yurt could be improved, a very small fridge would be good for keeping the milk cold, but it is just a short and very pleasant walk to the yurt kitchen to get the milk! I would highly recommend Bridport Market on Saturday morning - fantastic! Molly, Nick and Jane were all very lovely. Good luck with the flower crop Jane - you certainly work hard and deserve the rewards!

Fabulous few days

A wonderful spot for some rest a relaxation. Highly recommended. Enjoyed equally by adults and our two daughters. We will definitely try to return
May 7, 2019 by John Verified Review

Amazing experience for the whole family

It is hard to add anything new to all the reviews before. Everything has already been said about this truely amazing spot among the old orchards - wonderful hosts, great bed, fantastic yurt, gorgeous and unique site. Maybe one more thing: Molly's and Nick's place is also a perfect location to come to with kids! We came all the way from Germany for our summer vacation and stopped for 3 nights at the Walnut Farm and our kids loved it: lots of space to run free, a hammock, table tennis, and the pizza making and baking in Molly's self-made pizza oven! Our boys also loved sleeping in the yurt (always magical) on comfy mattresses on the wooden floor - still enough room for everybody! Thank you, Molly and Nick, for making us feel so at home and welcome. We will definitely come back!
Sep 7, 2018 by Karen

Truly a lovely retreat!

My partner and I stayed here not long ago and we had a great time. Molly and her husband could not have been more accommodating and welcoming. The yurt itself was just amazing and so well built. One night we made our own pizzas in their homemade wood fire pizza oven and afterwards we bathed in their wood fire hot tub! Truly a lovely retreat.
Aug 21, 2018 by Harry Ward

Rest and fun in perfect nature

We had the most amazing week staying in the Russet yurt at Walnut Farm. The place makes our previous 'glamping' experiences seem like roughing it: the yurt was so well thought-out and well put together, and equipped with a bed that oh my god we had the most restful sleep in. And we were made to feel like we were staying with old friends by Molly and Nick - such a wonderful and inspiring couple! All this in the most beautiful surroundings, a short trip from the coast and a short walk to the most delicious cider on earth. Just book and go. It's amazing.
Jun 10, 2018 by JP and Annie

Such a gorgeous spot

We absolutely loved glamping at Walnut Farm. Having only hardcore camped this was utter luxury and encompassed all the best bits of camping without the hassle. Our yurt was peaceful, relaxing and extremely comfortable with a divinely comfortable bed, White Company linen and an ensuite bathroom with fabulous shower. The discovery of the electric blanket was the icing on the otherwise amazing cake and we did light the wood burning stove, even at the beginning of June, for a truly cosy nights sleep. We cooked every evening on the huge fire pit outside our yurt and the children toasted as many marshmallows as they could get away with! The kitchen yurt was just a short walk down the hill through a pretty cherry orchard and was so well equipped, we wanted for nothing. The location of Walnut Tree Farm is idyllic set in rolling Dorset countryside yet a hop skip and a jump from the stunning Jurassic coast with oodles going on. We were planning to walk over the field to the local pub one evening for dinner but didn't really want to leave our gorgeous temporarily home and private fire pit. Nick and Molly are lovely and the most brilliant hosts - they have put so much thought into the detail to ensure that everyone's stay at Walnut Farm exceeeds their expectations - it certainly did ours. We all returned home so relaxed and we can't wait for our next stay at Walnut Farm. Thank you Nick and Molly!
Jun 4, 2017 by Emma Macfarlame

Magical - Heaven is Yurt shaped

Definitely the most amazing place we have ever stayed!!! the yurt is stunningly furnished. Imagine a 5* hotel room but better and yurt shaped. Although it was the end of October the weather was beautiful , so we managed to have a BBQ outside the yurt on the first night using the fire pit. The en- suite was perfect, everything just like in the yurt is finished to perfection. The bed is the comfiest we have ever slept in- it was heavenly and the electric blanket made it very cosy. The lovely wood burner which we were provided with plenty or logs and kindling for and fairy lights made our stay even more magical . Then there is the kitchen yurt with everything you need to cook your gorgeous homemade/ local produce breakfast Molly can provide you with. It was gorgeous and sitting outside in the morning sunshine was very special. Molly and Nick ( and there family ) are literally the kindest most obliging people you will ever meet and they couldn't do more for you. They were so lovely at all times. The short walk over the fields to the Half Moon pub for a really yummy meal was fun and we were very pleasantly surprised by what a lovely pub it was -the food we can highly recommend. If you want to getaway from it all and have a really magical experience in a beautiful location this is the place for you . Molly and Nick thank you for everything . X X X
Oct 23, 2016 by Em

What a little gem!

What a little gem we found! Booked the day before very last minute and were thrilled to find out we were the first ever guests to stay at Walnut Farm, and what a great decision it was.. Molly and Nick were so welcoming and couldn't do enough for us, from the very minute we walked on to the Farm we were made to feel at home. It is in such a beautiful setting surrounded by rolling green hills and lots of trees; it really is a stunning place. The kitchen yurt has everything you need and more and we liked that it was in another small yurt which carried on with the glamping feel. Russet Yurt itself is gorgeous, and huge!! Filled with the highest quality furniture, the bed is the comfiest I have ever slept in (quite literally like sleeping on a cloud!), the Ensuite bathroom is like a luxury bathroom you would find in a hotel but still feels rustic and smells like a sauna! My boyfriend especially liked the nespresso machine in the yurt. We were lucky enough to have a BBQ and eat al fresco on the decking, then toasted marshmallows on the firepit after, what more could you want when glamping? The stove in the yurt was pretty impressive looking and kept us warm and cosy, this was my boyfriends job as men love making fire right? We loved that all you can hear is sheep and cows during the day and owls at night which is so tranquil. We decided to get the extra continental breakfast one day and the English breakfast with local produce another and everything provided was delicious so would definitely recommend doing this. The location is great, minutes from the beach (the one on Broadchurch!) And we also went to Monkey world (would definitely recommend) and Weymouth. We had planned to go kayaking in Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door but unfortunately we did have some rain so got cancelled, but that gives us a reason to return to Walnut Farm! We walked over the field to the local pub The Half Moon and had an amazing meal and would highly recommend going here, the walk through the field with torches was fun in itself! We have stayed in yurts before but the feel of Walnut Farm and Russet Yurt and having lovely hosts will definitely be bringing us back here. Thanks to Molly and Nick, we will see you soon! Charlotte and Ollie x
Sep 12, 2016 by Charlotte Watts

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