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Noah himself would be charmed by Honeybuns' 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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The Owner Says

Honeybuns is located in Dorset, the corner of south-west England near one of the countries favourite market towns, Sherborne. The owner is famous for producing a wide range of delicious, hand-made cakes. With a beautiful garden, swing benches, and far reaching panoramic views - does glamping get any better? We think not.


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Perfect weekend escape

Perfect weekend escape, everything was perfect, the views, the ark, the service , the atmosphere. Wish you could rent it for longer than 2 nights.
Jul 15, 2018 by Bernardo Aragao

Great stay, great location, lovely people.

Cosy caravan from a bygone age, tucked away in a quiet part of Dorset. A relaxing stay for my wife and myself. Sitting with a glass of wine listening to nature whilst tending the barbecue, with the added bonus of terrific weather, what could be better? Friendly and welcoming staff, on email, upon reception and in the pop up shop. Highly recommended, thanks to all at Honeybuns.
May 8, 2018 by Mark Jefferis

Truly perfect spot

I bought this weekend as a birthday surprise for my other half. I honestly cannot speak highly enough of the experience- fantastic customer service, lovely location and the Arc itself was very cute and well stocked. The owner Emma really went out of her way for us. If in doubt, book it.
May 30, 2017 by Laura

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