Private glamping near Bournemouth

Dorset’s largest town has sandy beaches, idyllic gardens, and a buzzing nightlife.

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Bells at Cleavel Point

3 units · Glamping3 acres · Wareham, England
Allow us to introduce you to Bells at Cleavel Point. It's the only campsite with direct access to Poole Harbour and offers panoramic views over Brownsea Island and the small peninsula of Sandbanks. Tucked in a private woodland, down a no-through road, it would be easy to overlook this waters-edge glamping site but, trust us, you won't want to. This basic-but-beautiful bell tent site is ideally situated for exploring Dorset. Not only does it offer the chance to launch paddleboards and kayaks in to Poole's famous harbour only a five-minute walk from your tent, but it's also within reach of many of the county's iconic treasures from Corfe Castle to the Jurassic Coast. The bell tents are located within the woodland of a private estate, ensuring privacy by way of a key code provided to visitors for entry. The set-up here offers just what you need for a good night's sleep and an easy morning — tents equipped with inflatable beds for four, portaloos and a hot shower. All this means that you can leave the tents at home in favour of a pre-pitched setup. If you want things even easier, how about booking bed linen (for an extra charge) so you don't need to bring that either? And you might need that extra room in the car to take full advantage of the location. Bring swimsuits, paddleboards and kayaks for Poole Harbour, the largest natural harbour in Europe and a dream for watersports enthusiasts, and your bike to pedal around the Isle of Purbeck. There are on and off road routes providing stunning views of your surroundings from the towering chalk formation of Old Harry Rocks to Corfe Castle. Speaking of the castle, a brief drive will get you down to these millennia-old ruins, with pub gardens at The Greyhound and The Fox Inn providing a drink and a bite to eat with tremendous views of this former Saxon stronghold. But you needn't venture far out to be well-fed and watered, thanks to the on-site pop-up bar and shop, where you can pick up some barbecue bits to then cook on one of the tripods available to hire. Or, if you don't fancy cooking yourself, you can order some stone-baked pizzas and breakfast baps to be delivered right to your bell tent from owner Jon and his friendly team. It all makes for an easy getaway in one of the UK's most scenic regions, and you don't get a better combo for a glamping site than that. Communal Marquee Breakfast baps Goal post
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Cottage Orne

1 unit · Glamping180 acres · Dorchester, England
A cabin with views on a private country estate in Dorchester
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Beautiful hideaway, panoramic views

1 unit · Glamping5 acres · Rake, England
The Shepherd's Hut at Coombe Farm Glamping is only an hour or so from London and within easy reach of Goodwood, Cowdray and the south coast; yet once you're here, you'll feel as if you've stepped through the back of the wardrobe. With it's unimpeded views over the South Downs and barely another soul around. It is the only hut in the field, so you can enjoy the peace and space to yourself.
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Feltham’s Farm Cheese Barn

1 unit · Glamping22 acres · Shepton Mallet, England
Feltham’s Farm is a certified organic farm where we make award winning cheese. We aim to be as sustainable as possible, harvesting all our rainwater, using 40kw of solar panels, ground source heat pumps, electric vans to deliver our cheeses, growing as much of our fruit and veg ourselves. Situated in the heart of Somerset’s Blackmore vale.
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Private Yurt Retreat Ashmead Meadow

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Somerset, South West England
Year-round yurt stays in a private meadow on the Somerset Levels
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At Goathill Farm

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Dorset, South West England
A lovely lakeside shepherd’s hut on a working farm in Dorset
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Toghill House Farm

1 unit · Glamping64 acres · Bristol , England
A pair of exclusive-hire bell tents on the edge of the Cotswolds, near Bath
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Hazelbank Farm

1 unit · Glamping17 acres · Liphook, England
Our 17 acre Farm is set deep within the beautiful South Downs National Park on the outskirts of the quiet village of Milland (near Liphook) in rural West Sussex (close to its border with Hampshire and Surrey). We have direct access to an excellent bridleway and footpath network through peaceful open countryside and quiet lanes as well as being on the Serpent Tail and close to the South Downs Way.​ Our Glamping Pod and Shepherd's Hut are available to book all year round. We also offer stabling if you would like to take your horses or ponies on holiday with you! Milland village (0.8 miles) has the Rising Sun pub, serving great food and drink, and Milland Stores, which stocks all your essential fresh and local produce as well as having a small cafe.
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The Hazel Hide

1 unit · Glamping7 acres · Horsham, West Sussex, South East England
A modern, eco-friendly, A-frame hideaway on the edge of the South Downs
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Little Firs

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Seaton, England
A private and spacious handcrafted shepherd's hut on the edge of a woodland near Axminster and Lyme Regis
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Camp Hillcrest

1 unit · Glamping2 acres · Lydney, Gloucestershire, South West England
Camp Hillcrest is a small holding in the Wye Valley with a difference. Stunning views of the Wye Valley, totally rural but with added bonus of fun activities. Indoor skatepark, tree nets and hot tub. Pets welcome. Two friendly dogs on site along with pigs and chickens. Workshops and catering available.
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Yurt in the Orchard

1 unit · Glamping2 acres · Tiverton, England
A Yurt set alone in a 2 acre orchard down a mile long oak lined track on the edge of Exmoor. A private hot tub, as well as a private shepherds hut kitchen, shower and toilet. An idyllic and peaceful location in North Devon with 4G! The Yurt has a double bed for up to 2 adults, and a camp beds can be added if you bring up to 2 children. An additional bell tent can also be placed next to the yurt if the kids feel adventurous. Please contact us through Hipcamp following your booking if you would like to bring children.
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Private glamping near Bournemouth guide

Overview

Life is all about the beach in Bournemouth, and with seven miles of sandy shores, it’s easy to see why. Hit the beach to swim, stroll along the seafront promenade, or hire one of the traditional beach huts, then stick around after sundown to experience the renowned nightlife. Adrenaline junkies have their pick of water sports—surfing, wakeboarding, and stand-up paddleboarding are popular choices—or if you prefer more leisurely pursuits, there are more than 2,000 acres of parks and gardens to explore. Touring caravan parks and holiday parks dot the Dorset coast, or escape inland to camp around the New Forest.

Where to go

Isle of Purbeck

The rocky peninsula known as the Isle of Purbeck juts out south of Poole Harbour and is part of Dorset’s UNESCO-listed Jurassic Coast. A hike along part of the South West Coast Path is the best way to discover the coast, passing landmarks such as the Durdle Door, Old Harry’s Rocks, and Kimmeridge Bay. Afterwards, ride the Swanage steam railway to Corfe Castle, stop at a country pub to sample Dorset’s local ale, or spot wildlife on a cruise to Brownsea Island.

East Dorset

Dorset’s rural landscapes are dotted with ancient woodlands, magnificent castles, and Victorian gardens. Picnic on the grounds of Highcliffe Castle, explore miles of hiking and cycling trails in the Cranborne Chase AONB, and camp on rural farms far from the crowds. Further north, the verdant Salisbury Plains are home to one of the UK’s most famous landmarks—the ancient stone circle of Stonehenge.

Hampshire

East of Bournemouth, the pretty coastal towns of Barton on Sea and Milford on Sea are popular destinations for summer campers, and lie on the southern edge of the New Forest National Park. Head into the park to enjoy woodland walks and scenic bike rides, stopping to explore traditional villages and dine at country pubs along the way. For a change of pace, ferries set sail to the Isle of Wight, where you can enjoy sea-cliff walks, blue flag beaches, and ocean-view camping.

When to go

Bournemouth’s coastal micro-climate has long been its unique selling point—the city has one of the warmest and driest climates in the UK. Beachgoers arrive en masse in peak season (July-August), but waters are often warm enough to swim in spring and autumn, which is the best time to avoid the crowds. Temperatures rarely drop below freezing even in winter and the city’s holiday festivities are worth a winter caravan trip.

Know before you go

  • Bournemouth has several camping and outdoors stores where you can pick up supplies for your camping trip. 
  • Bournemouth has public transport links to many of the surrounding towns and attractions, but it is handy to have your own transport, especially if staying at rural campsites.
  • Most campsites require advance booking, and many ask for the full payment in advance. Be sure to check opening dates, as some campsites close in the winter months.
  • Wild camping is illegal throughout Dorset.

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