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Caalm by name, calm by nature. This blissfully chilled-out Dorset hideaway promises a relaxing stay for all
Set in the beautiful countryside of rural
Dorset, Caalm Camp is a family-run retreat that boasts exceptional facilities.
The yurts themselves are surprisingly spacious with ample room to sleep six
people and a toasty log-burning stove in the centre. Smoke from the fire is
piped away through ‘the crown’, a carefully crafted centrepiece in the roof
where a Perspex dome allows you to kick back and watch the stars from the
warmth of your abode. From each yurt it is a short walk to the Old Hay Barn, a
converted barn that stands as a testament to the site's working history as
a dairy farm. Now equipped with a fully-furnished kitchen and cosy living space, it’s difficult to imagine the place stacked with hay bales. The inviting communal lounge complete with games, books and a TV is the perfect rainy day retreat. Not all facilities here are communal, however. Each of the seven yurts onsite have their own fridge in the
kitchen along with their own wet-room that houses a shower, toilet and vanity
unit for storing toiletries.
Caalm Camp boasts plenty of space for kids
to play, as well as a wooden playground, while stepping from the boundaries
there are loads of good walks in the local area. Duncliff Wood is packed with
bluebells during the spring while a wander up Bulbrrow Hill rewards you with
exquisite panoramic views over Dorset and its surrounding counties. Nearby,
beautiful Shaftesbury is a short drive away, its quaint, cobbled streets leading
to and fro from the elegant old church by the market place.
Amid such quintessentially English
surroundings the Mongolian yurts of Caalm Camp could almost feel out of
place. But with so much love and attention put into the site – from the hand
painted lattice work of the yurts to the wheelbarrows waiting by the car park –
this is a place where you can’t help but feel at home. An authentic glamping
getaway in a prime location.
Stour Row, 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 Mark R.Joined in October 2016
16 Ratings · 19 reviews
July 22, 2023
The yurt was so nice and well-furnished. The beds were great, also the private bathroom and the kitchen. We had everything we needed. Much space for the kids and a great indoor play area with table tennis and pool.
May 31, 2023
Mark had thought of everything to make the Glamping experience really special and relaxing. Our children loved the goats that they could stroke and feed at any time and the play equipment.
The private bathroom and well equipped communal kitchen was a real bonus too.
We loved the walks just on the doorstep and the campfire pit was great too.
We’d love to come back again!
April 12, 2023
Marks land was lovely, so peaceful , lovely views across fields with trees and the sound of many varieties of wild life.
October 9, 2022
Beautiful yurts perfect for individual or group stays with their own private bathrooms. Mark is such a friendly host and nothing is too much trouble
August 17, 2022
Glamping with wheelchair
We love the caalm camp this glamping site is very relaxing and clean. We will definitely recommend to our friends and family the place is suitable to all family and also with wheelchair access very happy.
August 9, 2022
This camping site is paradise. We usually go abroad for our holidays but decided on a trip round England. Caalm Camp was our halfway point and I would happily have given up the rest of the trip to stay here. The yurt is spacious and has cooking equipment inside-stove, kettle, pots, pans etc. Each yurt has a private shower room with underfloor heating and the fluffiest towels. The setting is idyllic with nice walks-if you wanted to leave. Hot chocolate round the fire watching the stars was beautiful. Free fire wood. Plenty for the kids too-wooden play area, trampoline, footballs, seperate area with toy cars etc. Lots of space to play. I cannot say enough good things about this place. Plus the owner is welcoming, friendly and available if you need him.
From the host
Tucked away in deepest Dorset, Caalm Camp is a family-run rural retreat offering a very unique glamping experience. Our camp boosts 6 beautifully-painted, hand-crafted, luxuriously-furnished, authentic Mongolian Yurts with exceptional facilities in an idyllic setting. We have taken the very best things about camping in the South West of England (fresh air, lovely views and eating al fresco) and added comfy beds with fresh white linen sheets and electricity in our pretty hand-painted Yurts from Mongolia. You also have your own personal wet room, with underfloor heating for the duration of your stay. Our holidays cater for all levels of glamping experience, so will appeal to all people including disabled people. Amid such quintessentially English surroundings the Mongolian yurts of Caalm Camp could almost feel out of place. But with so much love and attention put into our site, from the hand-painted lattice work of the yurts to the wheelbarrows waiting for you in the car park, this is a place where you cannot help but feel completely at home.
Along with the bounty of local walks, there is a 15 mile cycle trail along the old railway line 5 miles from camp. Todber Manor Fishing Lakes (01258 820384) are in the nearest village for keen anglers, while two equestrian centres, Pippin’s Equestrian (01747 822997) and Pevlings Farm (01963 370990) are close at hand for those hoping to hack through rolling countryside. Shaftesbury (01747 853514) is perhaps the most obvious nearby attraction, a delightful town with a small museum (01747 852157) and St Peters Church, a standing reminder of its medieval magnificence when it boasted a castle, twelve churches and four market crosses. Further afield Sherborne in Dorset, is famous for its abbey (01935 812452) and castle (01935 812072), while Stonehenge (08703 331181) and Salisbury offer more culture and history. The fabulous coast of South Dorset is also an hour away.
Food and drink
The Udder Farm Shop (01747 838899) is 1.5 miles away, while, closer still, The Kings Arms (01747 838325) serves excellent food. The nearest village shop lies a couple miles away in Marnhull. A local independent supermarket and deli, Dike & Son (01963 362204) in Stalbridge, does a home delivery service. Either phone and book delivery in advance, or cycle to the shop.