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, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Mark R.Joined in October 2016
8 Ratings · 13 reviews
March 3, 2022
This is the 2nd time we have been to Caalm Camping in 4 months, we loved it so much last time we had to go back. The Yurts are beautiful and have everything you need. The facilities are brilliant and our girls love the barn with the pool table, ping pong and most of all the trio of goats! We cannot recommend this place enough, it's in beautiful surroundings and has everything you need for a relaxing getaway. Our girls are 6 & 9 and absolutely love it too, we can't wait to go back!
August 15, 2021
First time glamping with the kids and we were not disappointed. A beautifully maintained site where everything little touch has been thought of, from coat hooks in the yurts to your own personal fridge and bathroom. The yurts are beautiful and well maintained, I was worried about being cold but they are so cosy even without the wood burner lit. Beds are super comfy, my kids slept for hours! Lots to do in the nearby areas too. Would highly recommend!
July 17, 2021
My partner and I spent four nights in Buttercup yurt and could not have enjoyed it more. The location is great, only a short drive to Shaftsbury and amenities, but far enough into the country that you can see a million stars at night. The facilities are great - having your own lockable bathroom is the dream, and the kitchen had everything we needed to make scrummy dinners to sit by the campfire with. I would thoroughly recommend Caalm Camp to couples looking for a chilled out escape.
May 25, 2021
Enjoyed my stay in one of their beautiful yurts very much! Everything is thought out for your comfort and independance. Very much appreciated having my own bathroom for the duration of the stay, really makes a difference! I stayed alone that time, but will come back for sure with some friends as I am sure this is how the bbq and the beautiful surroundings are best appreciated!
May 4, 2021
Wonderful weekend at Caalm camping in beautiful peaceful Dorset countryside. Facilities perfect for a family with small children, kids loved the freedom of playing safely wherever they wanted. Yurts are warm and comfortable perfectly spacious for a family of 5. Each yurt has their own allotted bathroom and kitchen space in the main building with fridge and cooking facilities as well as alfresco bbq and fire pit. Mark was incredibly helpful, nothing phases him! He even directed us to his pond where the kids were beyond excited to catch their first fish. Highly recommend a visit.
May 1, 2021
After a year we were soo looking forward to get out from our house and book a holiday. I am glad that I found Caalm Camp in a beautiful Dorset, where ever you go you find a foot path to follow or if you like fishing there is a fishing lakes about 5 minute away! Beautiful yurts, nice and warm very calming! We will definitely come back. The owners are very nice and helpful!
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.