We provide a high quality, adult-only luxury glamping experience for our guests. With over 10 years of experience, we take pride in providing everything our guests need to enjoy a unique, peaceful break. Our accommodation is individually hand crafted on site and set in our own uncrowded, quiet private woodland of about 10 acres.

All of our accommodation features king-sized beds provided with linen, towels etc, to ensure an unforgettable - and comfortable - night's sleep. Our guests often comment on how comfortable the beds, mattresses and toppers are. The dual control electric blankets make sure you can fine-tune your sleep to perfection.

Each tent has its own private clearing or deck, ensuring privacy and seclusion. We are always working to ensure all the site's facilities are of similarly high quality too - from private, proper flushing loos to our famous piping hot 'tree showers' and our sauna-in-a-yurt.

Crafty Camping is set in a beautiful woodland that many of our visitors have described as magical - something akin to Avatar in summer and Narnia in winter! It's tranquil and uncrowded and very near to the Jurassic Coast 'World Heritage Site'. We're nestling in the glorious West Dorset countryside and just a stone's throw from East Devon and South Somerset too.

Luxury glamping in private Dorset woods

Prices and Seasons 

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The Accommodation

Take your pick between two yurts called Poppet and Coracle and a tipi called Hoppus, or perhaps try our shepherd's hut - called Bodger. These yurts, tipi and shepherd's hut each have their own private shower, washing facilities and flushing toilet.

We also have a luxury bell tent, Twybil. This has a custom-made canvas flysheet to ensure the inner tent is dry whatever the weather, and is built on a deck so it is above ground. It shares a wonderful woven willow hot shower, washing and proper flushing toilet facilities (his and hers).

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Whichever of our accommodation you opt for, you'll be sleeping in a king-sized bed provided with bed linen, duvets and pillows. With oak head boards, electricity sockets for charging phones etc, lighting and electric blankets - together with heated towel rails and log burners - you'll have everything you need for a cosy stay. It will be a quiet, peaceful time too, in a child-free environment and with your own private, secluded decking or clearing.

Outside each of the tents and the shepherd's hut, there is a fire pit and BBQ, Kelly Kettle for boiling water and rustic wooden dining table with camping chairs to sit on. Also included:

  • cold box and ice packs, and there is also a shared fridge in the field kitchen
  • biodegradable soap, shower gel, shampoo and conditioner
  • BBQ tool kit
  • lighter
  • reindeer skins
  • hammock
  • electricity point
  • wood burner
  • electric blankets
  • towels
  • heated towel rails
  • bed linen, duvets and pillows
  • starter basket of logs and firelighters
  • pots and pans for your private BBQ

Camp Site Map

Self Check-In / A Quiet Stay

We aim to offer a magical, peaceful experience from the moment you arrive. Your arrival instructions will tell you all you need to know and you don't need to feel hassled about arriving 'on time'. Even if you arrive at night, our ground-level lights will show you the way, lighting-up as you walk to your new home in the woods. Find your way to us in your own time, explore your accommodation, discover all the site has to offer and, well, just relax. We think you'll find everything is just as you hoped.

We are always contactable if there is a problem or emergency and, of course, we're sometimes on site too, but we don't expect you to have to find us to say you've arrived and we're very happy if you prefer to just come and go in quiet anonymity. You can be sure that we certainly won't be bothering you.

Things To Do

We are very close to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and there is no shortage of things to do in the area. We are also very well provided-for with excellent places to dine. Please see our 'Things To Do' links for some suggestions and further links - and do remember to book up in advance for many of the things we mention as places are often limited and do sell-out.

Things To Do Links


Access statement: There is a five minute walk down from the car park to the Woodland Workshop and Crafty Camping facilities. This path is well drained, lit at night and made of stone scalpings and wood-chip but is not suitable for wheelchair or limited mobility access. There are also boardwalks within the woods to some of the tents and to the shared sauna yurt; these are roped off on one side but open on the other where the drop to the marshy ground is small. Visitors with limited mobility and wheelchair users can be driven to the main workshop area by special arrangement by 4x4. The shared flushing loos have ramps and space for wheelchair users, however the rest of the site is by its nature not suitable for wheelchairs. Please contact us, enquiries@mallinson.co.uk, to discuss any specific requirements.

Important Things To Note

Unfortunately we cannot accommodate dogs in the woods - sorry.

In order to maintain the atmosphere and look of the Woodland Workshop we do not allow additional tents or camper vans in the woods. There is a maximum of two guests in each space.

Our guests, neighbours and the team here all value the magical, peaceful atmosphere in the woods and therefore we have a strict 'no noise' policy. The site is not suitable for parties with music and shouting and amplified music is strictly prohibited. Sitting round the campfire very gently strumming on a guitar and chatting with friends over a few drinks is more like it!

As Featured ...

We have been featured in: Tatler, Vogue, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Financial Times/ How To Spend It, The Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph,The Mail, The Mail On Sunday, Simple Things, Money Week, The Week, London Metro, The London Evening Standard, Elle, Elle Decoration, Country Living, The Independent, Design Boom, The Guardian, Green Traveller, Conde Nast Traveller.

We have featured on: BBC 1, BBC 2, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5.

Winner - the RIBA South West Award 2017   Visit England - Gold Award winner   Award winning AA glamping 2018   A Visit England glamping award winner!