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MAJU Glamping
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6 reviews
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Axminster, England
20 acres
17 units
12 Glamping
5 Motorhome
A bell tent site with unique tents and campfire feasts in countryside close to Lyme Regis
It’s no exaggeration to say that we’ve never seen anything like Maju Glamping before. That’s because this boutique site on the Devon-Dorset border is populated with 12 bell tents of the owners’ own design. It’s set up in a field on a farm to welcome glampers for relaxed summer stays in the great outdoors. There's a 300-acre woodland to explore, yoga sessions are available to book and the weekend crowd can join in with campfire-cooked supper clubs. All this, and the place is less than a ten-minute drive from lovely Lyme Regis. This breezy and somewhat bohemian dream of a campsite has been conjured up by young couple, Liberty and Felix. They love this part of the West Country and they want to show it off. If you book in advance, you can enjoy yoga lessons or life-drawing classes with local practitioners on site and, if you’re here for the weekend, you’ve got a treat in store. Long trestle tables are laid up for sociable Saturday supper clubs with the feast prepared on the fire (make sure you book your place in advance for this). Occasionally, there's chilled music from local musicians too. Maju’s bell tent glamping haven is situated in one of the highest points in Devon, offering views across farmland to the sea on a clear day. You can choose an unfurnished bell tent or a luxury one with beds, bedding and furnishings. Either way you’ll notice that these darker bell tents offer a different feel to many; patterned fabrics, scalloped edges and increased headroom are part of their custom-made appeal. Ultimately, though, despite the luxury tag, this is a fairly simple site. There are a couple of flushing loos, a couple of hot water showers, and an outdoor washing-up sink. The real luxury is in the site’s added extras and its extra-special setting. It neighbours Hugh Fearnley-Whittingtall’s River Cottage HQ and shares the same lovely location. If you want to eat (or learn about) sustainable food, you’ll have to book far in advance but it’s not far to Axminster where the more accessible River Cottage Deli serves seasonal, daily deliciousness just right for a picnic to take to the beach. The closest place to reach Dorset’s Jurassic Coast is also one of the best and most popular parts; Lyme Regis with its cobbled streets, historic harbour arm and choice of beaches. If you can’t decide which one to visit; ask your campsite hosts. There’s nothing like local knowledge and there’s plenty of that here.
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Hosted by Liberty B.Joined in April 2021
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Ben A.recommends
August 26, 2021
Boho Bell Tent (Furnished)
Lovely unique campsite with very friendly helpful staff, we had a great stay enjoying wonderful views and sunsets from the comfort of our futon in the porch and food cooked on the fire. The toilets were very clean and cool, the blocks were all homemade out of local logs and there was even a communal kitchen including a fridge and cups, plate, cutlery, etc. Thanks for a lovely relaxing stay!
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Harriet A.recommends
August 24, 2021
Boho Bell Tent (Furnished)
The site is everything. Such fabulous woods and walks a really special place. Majestic. The tents were beautiful spacious and with all the total glamp experience very comfy double bed , clean linens and towels. Lovely and restful. Wonderful band on our Friday night ,lots of dancing and tasty local beer. A wonderful time had by all our large family or 3 families together. Thankyou Libby for your wonderful hosting we all loved it.
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Prabesh G.recommends
August 16, 2021
Classic Bell Tent (Unfurnished)
We were there for weekdays .campsite has these amazing spacious custom bell tent . With most of the essentials provided on demand. Hot shower and clean Toilet with clean towels, toilet rolls. Mirrors too. Amazing communal dining experience with the capacity about 30 or more people. Lyme regis brewery nxt to dining area incase anyone fancy drinks . Logs and fire pits are also available. On a clear night the sky has this amazing view full of stars .all the tents are well spaced so privacy is good. There is cafe into the woods about 5min walk from the campsite. Coffee is great with tented seating area. Sea side is about 10 min drive from the campsite. Libby and felix are so amazing and welcoming. They made this campsite very special with loads of detailing. Thank you libby and felix for being such a very lovely down to earth host .
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Samantha P.recommends
August 15, 2021
Boho Bell Tent (Furnished)
Me and my family had a lovely couple of days at Maju last week. Loads of space, great facilities in terms of washing and also lovely dining and lounge areas. Beds were sooo comfy! Staff were very helpful and friendly too. Super location too with many great beaches and villages to hand. Recommend 🙂
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Anouska M.recommends
August 10, 2021
Classic Bell Tent (Unfurnished)
We were here for two nights and had the forest feast (now on site not in the forest) on the Saturday night. It had rained heavily before we arrived so couldn't actually get up to the site to begin with but there is an alternative less muddy route if it's raining and your car isn't 4x4, which was fine. The hosts were great and doing all they could so rectify the situation. The tents are lovely and there is so much space around them that you can't hear your neighbours. The view is beautiful and there are lambs in the field next door. The forest feast on Saturday was fun, meeting the other campers and having a few drinks from the bar. I think if it had stayed in the forest where it was originally advertised it would have been too muddy so much better (and easier to stumble back to the tent) that it was onsite. There was also a wonderful singer during the meal which was a nice surprise. Showers and toilets all clean and plumbed in like proper bathrooms. There was a fridge and toaster and kettle in the communal marquee along with sofas and places to charge power banks. The only thing that could have made our stay better would have been better weather!
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Izzy L.recommends
August 10, 2021
Boho Bell Tent (Furnished)
We spent a long weekend at Maju celebrating a 30th Birthday. We had a wonderful time, the bell tent was very spacious, the bed ridiculously comfortable, the location was perfect with stunning views and a quick drive to the beach. Liberty and Felix couldn’t have done any more for us and where constantly on the go all day. The toilets and showers where spotless and very cleverly designed. We had a great weekend, thank you both very much!
From the host
MAJU is a scenic glamping site offering an array of rustic hospitality and event experiences, carving the way to pioneer ‘something unique’ for guests to enjoy. The founders conjured up this bohemian haven by finding a gap in the market for block patterned canvas bell tents, which are designed in-house and kitted out with bespoke designer interiors, (soon to be on sale on their website). The site is set upon a farm in Axminster in Devon, opposite the famous River Cottage featuring rolling hills and sea views, surrounded by 300-acres of Trinity Hill Woodland. Only 9 minutes’ drive away from the unapologetically quirky town of Lyme Regis, offering a vast choice of fine dining restaurants to eccentric pubs and an array of stunning coastline beaches at reach. The flagship MAJU glampsite will be welcoming glampers for the second time, after a successful first summer season in 2021, where the site gained 5* google review rating and was fully booked each weekend. The fire-cracker MAJU 3-course feasts are back this year and this time headed up by Masterchef finalist and former River Cottage teacher, Tom Morrell. Initially, Tom trained in a variety of renowned establishments from Michelin star restaurants such as, Raymond Blanc, to fine-dining restaurants, including the award-winning Wensleydale Heifer. Tom made a name for himself, when he battled it out on BBC’s MasterChef and made it to the semi-finals in 2013. This year, Tom has decided to take his cooking talents to the field, focusing on open-fire cooking, using an array of fantastic local produce in the form of an on-site weekend café at MAJU Glamping. Offerings will consist of weekly Friday night take-out, Saturday night 3-course feasts and weekend brunch. The 3-course immersive feast takes place under an Indian canopy at the glampsite, overlooking spectacular views of Devon countryside and the south-coast seascape, where guests dine together. This feast will take you on a nomadic journey, where Tom will showcase his outdoor cooking techniques, creating a melting pot of flavours straight from the local larder. MAJU is hosting its first yoga retreat on the 27th -29th July 2022, fronted by duo Sam Harman (Sam Yoga Bliss) and Fynn McCarthy-Driver (Temple Massage Therapies), offering a magical combination of daily yoga, breathwork workshops, massages and plant-based food by Phoebe Allen from (Apothecary of Earthy Delights). The fun doesn’t stop here, MAJU also promises local live band bookings, workshops, on-site yoga lessons and life drawing classes for guests (and locals), to book in advance. It’s only the lucky few who get to stay here though. If you’re one of them, you can choose an unfurnished bell tent or a luxury one with beds, bedding and furnishings. Either way you’ll notice that these bell tents offer a different feel to many; patterned fabrics, scalloped edges and increased headroom are part of their custom-made appeal. There are a couple of flushing loos, hot water showers, and an outdoor washing-up sink. Co-founder Liberty says, ‘We want to bring the community together, by creating a platform for guests and locals to enjoy’. Running through the months of July and August 2022, MAJU Glamping will be the place to hang out for any guest or local this summer.
Nearby attractions
The cobbled seaside town of Lyme Regis is less than five miles from site. Take a stroll around the Langmoor and Lister Gardens or take in the sea views from the beach or the historic harbour arm, The Cobb. Monmouth beach is a short walk away where you can see an ammonite carpet when the tide is out. Mackerel fishing trips are available from the harbour or, for something more exhilarating, join Lyme Rib Ride (07790 400300). There are fossil-hunting trips from Lyme Regis Museum (01297 443370) or from the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre (01297 560772) a couple of miles down the coast. A little further away, but recommended by your hosts is Seatown Beach which has a good pub (see below) and a strenuous but rewarding walk up to Golden Cap. You can walk over the cap to the unspoiled beach of Eype and catch a bus back to the Seatown (buses are every hour so be sure to check the timetable). Tunnel Tree Tops (07776 508106) award-winning high ropes adventure course is less than five miles from site.
Food and drink
On Saturday nights, you can join the on-site Supper Club events but these must be booked in advance and there's a Camp Kitchen for breakfasts in the mornings at the weekend. River Cottage HQ (01297 630300) is right next door though you'll need to book well ahead if you want to get involved in any of its course or dining events. A little further afield the River Cottage Deli and Kitchen in Axminster (four miles from site) are also great places to try or buy sustainable, fresh produce from the farm or, just outside town, try Millers Farm Shop (01297 35290). For local wine, try Lyme Bay Winery (01297 551355), eight miles from site. There are plenty of recommended options in Lyme Regis including The Cobb Arms, (01297 443242) and The Harbour Inn (01297 442299) while Monmouth Pantry is a good place to stock up supplies. For a real treat and a taste of the sea, book a table at Mark Hix's Oyster & Fish House (01297 446910. Over in Seatown (10 miles away) The Anchor Inn (01297 489215) is a lovely spot for lunch or dinner after a bracing walk on the coast.

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