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Family camping with campfires near Charmouth, with sea views and a couple of quirky glamping lorries
Tucked away along winding, hidden country lanes, Brig’s Farm offers real back-to-nature, wild camping at its simplest. Little more than a beautifully-located field dotted with apple trees and surrounded by woodland, the campsite has stunning southward views over rolling countryside towards the Jurassic coast, just a few miles away.
There are no marked pitches or electrical hook-ups here – you just pick your favourite spot and set up camp. Most people head up to the top of the sloping field, where they can tuck in beside the woodland and enjoy the best of the views.
The latest additions to this 12-acre West Dorset small holding are a couple of antique Bedford lorries, with fitted beds, wood burners and kitchen facilities. One is an ex-army truck with chunky off-road wheels, the other has a huge wooden sun-deck with its very own wood-fired hot tub. Both enjoy the same superb views as the tent campers.
In all, Brig's Farm is a relaxed and informal site, run by the laid-back Mew, who farms the 12-acre small-holding according to organic principals and is building his own eco-friendly house in one corner of the site. The campsite’s eco-footprint is low, with compost toilets and its own running spring water. There’s also a wooden swing and a trampoline for the kids.
Campfires and families are welcome and on Friday nights the brick-built wood-fired pizza oven is fired-up for Mew’s home-made pizza and salad nights. However the real joy of this site is its location, with fantastic footpaths on its doorstep, winding through bucolic landscapes and quiet, hilly country lanes for cyclists to explore. Approaching the site, you feel like you are zig-zagging uphill into the middle-of-nowhere. But it’s actually only a short drive or cycle (though the route back is steeply uphill!) down to the beach at Charmouth where fossil-hunting and swimming on the beach are popular activities.
Bridport, Dorset, England, United KingdomTraditional, ancestral territory of various First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Mew M.Joined in February 2016
91 Ratings · 114 reviews
October 9, 2023
Lovely showers, clean and warm. Lots of apples on the site!
September 19, 2023
A lovely, low-key back to nature campsite in a great location.
September 16, 2023
Lovely views!! Able to see Charmouth Bay and we spotted some paragliders too!
September 15, 2023
Beautiful place to camp, quiet, wonderful views, lovely hot showers, easy drive to Charmouth beach
September 10, 2023
Well worth it!
The Bedford truck was unique and worthwhile experience, a well thought out and designed space, the craftsmanship and attention to detail was top notch. Spacious living area, with a cosy and comfortable bed, the the views from the windows and the truck were so atmospheric, shower facilities where great with equally spectacular reviews, wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again.
September 10, 2023
A beautiful Work In Progress
Very thoughtful and well managed facilities in a convenient location for access to Jurassic Coast.
Loved; fewer number of campers. Hot and powerful showers. Firewood honesty store.
Would be even better; grass cut more recently. A more attractive and landscaped main plot, to feel a little less like a common field.
From the host
Brigs Farm is a 12 acre small-holding nestled in the hills 2 miles from the Jurassic Coast in the far corner of West Dorset. It is a truly beautiful area full of winding hedge-rowed lanes and public footpaths. Charmouth, famous for its fossils, is only 2 miles away and Lyme Regis is close too.
I aim to provide a less formal campsite where well-behaved dogs are welcome and you can enjoy a campfire and sea views. There are compost toilets and free showers.
The campsite is for the sole use of tents and small campervans ( VW T series, Transits etc.). I'm afraid I do not allow caravans or motorhomes.
Fossil-hunting in nearby Charmouth is a great activity for children and adults alike. Book onto one the fascinating and informative two-hour tours led by the wardens at The Charmouth Heritage Centre on Charmouth beach and you’ll be amazed by what you can find lying around you (adults £7, children £3; 01297 560772).
Food and drink
Wood-fired pizzas are available on site on Fridays (weather permitting) and BBQs, hog roasts and more are available by prior arrangement.
The fourteenth-century Shave Cross Inn in Shave Cross (01308 868358): it’s got a pretty beer garden, Britain’s oldest thatched skittle alley and good food.
The Tytherleigh Arms (01460 220214) is the best pub around for food. It’s not cheap but a proper treat. It does a handsome roast (medium rare sirloin is always on) and amazing puds.