Escape, unwind and recharge in a stunning West Country woodland. Choose from award-winning treehouses, hand-crafted yurts, tipis and shepherd’s huts, each one a self-contained nest for two with its own facilities (and no kids!).

The Woodland Retreat is the result of years of evolution and craft, building each of our unique spaces by hand. With your own private deck, en suite flushing loo, tree shower and wood-fired pizza oven, enjoy the perfect back-to-nature break with all the creature comforts.

For over ten years, we’ve been welcoming guests to our magical world in the woods, known as Crafty Camping by many returning guests, from the days when we hosted traditional wood craft courses with camping. Founder Guy Mallinson was the “wood mentor” on BBC2’s Mastercrafts series (which was filmed here in the woods) and whose traditional craft skills have been used to create our spaces.

The Woodsman’s Treehouse won the RIBA South West award and was named the ‘Small Project of the Year’. It has also featured on George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces and Grand Designs House of the Year.

The Woodsman's Treehouse

The ultimate retreat: a luxury treetop stay, perched in the branches of an ancient oak.

Pinwheel Treehouse

A brand new treetop chalet

Twybil the Bell Tent

A king-sized hideaway for two.

Hoppus The Tipi

With a woodburner, tree shower and more.

Coracle the Yurt

Luxury glamping with an outdoor kitchen.



With stunning scenery on our doorstep, see what else Dorset has to offer. We’re based in an AONB where Dorset, Devon and Somerset meet, 10 miles from the Jurassic coastal town of Lyme Regis and 16 miles Bridport. Hugh-Fearnley Whittingstall’s River Cottage is nearby and the famous Forde Abbey just down the road, as well as lots of farm shops and fantastic places to eat and drink.