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, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Chris M.Joined in February 2016
54 Ratings · 91 reviews
August 3, 2022
Beautiful views of the hillsides. There definitely is a slight slope, but it's manageable. I liked the recycling facilities- that's definitely better than average. Composting toilets were better than they sound. Showers were ok. Short walk to toilet block or shower block, but the upside to this is that it was really quiet. No music allowed.
Just the kind of back to basics camping I like.
July 28, 2022
Peaceful well kept campsite
Really lovely quiet campsite with clean facilities. Showers were lovely warm, compost toilets were better than I've seen at festivals! Brilliant location, close to Charmouth and Ly.e Regis so perfect for fossil hunting
July 25, 2022
Lovely chilled out site with an eco friendly ethos. This site is good vibes, low impact proper camping. Please empty your recycling bins at the end of your stay and enjoy the pizza's.
Anne Marie B.recommends
July 24, 2022
Great location, clean & tidy site. Not too busy. Toilets were clean and the showers were fantastic- hot & powerful.
Pizzas on Friday night were really tasty.
July 18, 2022
Family of four with a tent and awning. Great view and plenty of space between pitches. Composting toilets took getting used to but got there in the end! Definitely coming again!
July 17, 2022
Beautiful countryside camping
Great, well priced off grid campsite set in beautiful Dorset countryside with gorgeous views - I loved the big space, the smaller number of pitches, the focus on recycling/ sustainability and quietness. Compost loos were fine and I had good hot showers while I was there.
I had a great stay and would come again. Thanks so much
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.