Tiny houses in Bournemouth

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

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9 top tiny homes sites near Bournemouth

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Wild Offgrid Cabin w/ Unspoilt View

2 units · Glamping8 acres · Weymouth, Dorset, South West England
In The Guardians Top 10 Best UK Off-Grid Retreats *Dog Friendly* Is it time for an escape from too much concrete and too many commitments? Escape Off The Grid will give you just that: this totally off-grid experience in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty is so peaceful that it’s hard to believe you’re just one-two hours from London. So what’s on offer here? A cool, sustainably made wooden cabin with a woodburner to keep you cosy, simple but comfy furniture, and best of all, a double bed set next to vast glass windows looking out on a wonderfully quiet landscape. Chances are you’ll want to stay there all day looking down the valley… breakfast in bed may well become a necessity. Everything is ready for you (bedding, cooking stuff, a fridge, kindling for the firepit and woodburner) so all you need to bring with you is food – pick up supplies from local farm shops – or eat at the rural pubs in the quaint local villages. With no phone signal and no wifi connection to distract you, you’ll have all the time in the world to chill out, read a book, write a journal, hike the unknown, or meditate in nature.
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North End Farm

2 units · Glamping1 acre · Bridport, England
North End Farm is situated in the spectacular Dorset countryside, yet only a couple of miles from the Jurassic Coast, beaches, pubs, restaurants. Wonderful walks are available on and beyond the farm. The Pavilion is a great place to rest and strike out from. The beach is 1.5 miles away. It is on a network of footpaths in the middle of it's own organic farmland. Bridport and Lyme Regis offer plenty of art and culture and are reknown for food, River Cottage and the Jurassic Coast. There is nothing better than being warm and cosy around the wood burner looking out at the great views. The Pavilion is good for couples, solo adventurers, art lovers, foodies and furry friends (pets)..
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The Hobbit House

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Ilminster, Somerset, South West England
Your own private space with cosy furnished Hobbit House with quirky features set in your own large private gardens. You have an outdoor sink and gas hob, campfire with grill and flushing loo. Showers are in the camping field. You have your own entrance to the garden. The house is approx 3x3m. We provide cutlery, cooking utensils and wood for the log burner and campfire. There is an electric socket in the house next to the bed suitable for charging purposes. Arrival 3pm and vacate by noon. The surrounding Somerset Levels aren’t just out in the sticks – they also produce them. Willow cane has been cultivated the traditional way in this part of the county for hundreds of years and can be seen growing within a mile of 5 Acres. The Levels are also a wildlife haven, making them an all-round top choice for country walks along the many trails nearby. And while this may be a rural retreat, it's also one that's easy to get to as it's just off the A378 (no winding country lanes to negotiate for this one…) Taunton town centre, with its wide range of shops and supermarkets, is a 15-minute drive away. The closest pub and coffee shop are five minutes away by road.
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South Downs Offgrid Cabin

1 unit · Glamping10 acres · Petersfield, England
Escape to a truly romantic off-grid getaway, offering views over the South Downs National Park that will leave you breathless. Experience absolute serenity as the twinkling stars illuminate the night sky, creating a mesmerizing ambiance with the warmth of a crackling wood fireplace. Nestled within the South Downs National Park our secluded retreat provides pure tranquility close to historic picturesque towns. In The Guardian's list of the Top 10 Best UK Off-Grid Retreats (Dog Friendly)
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Riding Gate Lodge

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Shepton Mallet, Somerset, South West England
Riding Gate Lodge is a large luxurious 2 bedroomed holiday home in the beautiful rural Somerset countryside. It is your own private space set in 1/4 acre of land, overlooking our stunning countryside view with a quaint local church perched high upon the hill. You will be able to enjoy the large decked area and BBQ and relax in your own private hot tub. The Lodge has a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, fridge freezer, hob and oven. You will also have a private bathroom with shower and heated towel rail. It has a television, a sound system & Wi-Fi throughout. Outside you will find your own private decked patio area overlooking rolling green fields as well as the added luxury of your own secluded hot tub area adjoining the lodge to relax and enjoy. You will have access to your own private parking area which leads onto a small meandering path leading to the freedom of your own ¼ acre of green space to barbeque, play games or simply sit back and relax in your own pasture land. You may also wish to complete your day enjoying the use of the fire pit, toasting marshmallows and enjoying the view of the stars.
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Cowleaze Farm

1 unit · Glamping15 acres · Faringdon, England
A unique glamping pod with a hot tub and views of the Uffington White Horse
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South Downs Hideaway

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Arundel, West Sussex, South East England
A stylish oak-beamed bolthole for two – just off the South Downs Way
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Gatcombe Park Farm Glamping

13 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents3 acres · Littlehempston, England
Adult-only camping and glamping within striking distance of Totnes and the South Devon coast.
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Little Dunley Cottages

1 unit · Glamping2 acres · Newton Abbot, England
The Tiny House is a delightful, bijou holiday accommodation for adults only, and as its name suggests, is a compact house – however, you will be astounded to see what we have managed to fit inside! If you are looking for a romantic holiday for two, or simply wish to escape the hustle and bustle of life and enjoy some peace and quiet in a serene countryside location in Devon, this house is the ideal choice.
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Tiny houses in 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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