WELCOME TO DORSET VALLEY GLAMPING
The perfect glamping experience.
Situated in the heart of Powerstock, Dorset. Our three Huts The Warren, The Nest and The Shepherds Snug are hidden away on our smallholding at Rabbit Catchers Farm. A peaceful location surrounded by our animals and wildlife. Perfect for those wanting to explore West Dorset, with miles of footpaths surrounding us, finish the day with a soak in your private hot tub with the firepit roaring and making the most of the peace and quiet.
Quietly hidden away in a valley in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Stunning scenery, calming river in front and horses grazing peacefully behind your hut, birds singing, owls hooting and deers roaming Rabbit Catchers provides a soothing and pleasant ambiance. Located 5 miles from the bustling town of Bridport, a vibrant town that hosts a twice weekly street market. West Bay is just 5.5 miles away and the location of Broadchurch an idillic little harbour. Of course we should mention the World Heritage Jurassic coast. Simply stunning scenery stretching 95 miles of Devon and Dorset Coastline, it simply is a must see to believe it’s beauty. Lyme Regis is just 10 miles away and one to visit. The ‘Pearl of Dorset’ is an historic seaside town and fishing port and the Cobb Harbour. Also home to Mary Anning the famous palaeontologist and fossil collector
ON OUR DOORSTEP
We are lucky enough to have 2 wonderful Pubs just a couple of minutes walk from your Hut.
The Marques of Lorne in Nettlecombe is open 7 days a week, the menu is full of locally sourced produce with plenty of choice. Always a warm welcome from Tracey and Steve in this delightful pub.
The Three Horseshoes Inn in Powerstock has a delightful terrace with a wonderful view, a good menu, proper pub grub. Ian and Emma are wonderful hosts and the locals will make you feel very welcome. The Spyway Inn is a 45 minute walk mostly off road. Booking is advised.
If you enjoy exploring whether is dog walks, hiking or cycling you have plenty of options. Eggerdon Hill has some spectacular views, King Johns Castle, Powerstock Common, miles of old railway line are all walking distance from your hut. Or simply relax in the hot tub.
THE STORY OF RABBIT CATCHERS FARM
A little about our farm.
Owned by Matthew and Natalie we are a small holding with around 18acres. We were given the opportunity to purchase the land from our friends Mr & Mrs Parker, we already had our horses here on livery and we fell in love with it. Since purchasing the plot we’ve worked hard to bring the farm back to life, laying hedges and sowing wild flower seeds, the work is endless, however, we’ve never seen so much wildlife enjoying the land. From bees and butterflies to the regularly seen buck deer who we have nicknamed BuckyDoo. We see him almost daily he is so use to us now he just carries on grazing.
We now have a yard full of liveries. From retired racehorses to laminitic ponies that require constant round the clock care, we treat them as if they are our own and do our best to provide them with a natural environment. Our sheep you’ll see around, they are usually left to free range, Shadow, Treacle, William, Jack and Jill (yes they all have names!) will make you feel very loved, have you ever experienced a sheep hug? They are unbelievably affectionate! The pygmy goats are in the paddock by the main gates. They aren’t allowed to free range.. they just cause absolute mayhem!! Harry, Ronald, Nelly, Tina Tom and Tim you can waste hours just watching these ratbags play! And yes they really do bounce on the trampoline!!! Also our Kunekune pigs Binky and Bonnie, they are hilarious and happy to show you their party tricks! If you’d like to meet the animals just let us know, we will let you know if we have lambs to bottle feed! We are a certified Freedom Camping Site open to members and non members, if you’d like to become a member let us know. We have also teamed up with Dorset Hideaways. The Warren and The Nest are spacious with everything you need for your stay, our location unbeatable and will do our best to make your stay easy and satisfying. Check us out on Instagram or Facebook for the latest updates.
The Shepherds Snug
A home away
All totally different but all are warm and comfortable.
The accommodation comes complete with a well-equipped kitchenette, a cosy bedroom area with comfortable king size bed and a TV.
The Warren has underfloor heating, The Nest has central heating, The Shepherds Snug has a log burner and a electric radiator. All three have En-suites have a rainfall shower head. Outside a hot tub each, seating and firepit. Our hope is for you to have a relaxing and comfortable stay.
Each hut has its own fire pit for you to snuggle in front of and unwind the by the gentle flames while you watch the sunset. Each fire pit has a grill plate perfect for cooking!
Allocated parking just follow the signs. Please drive slowly our sheep often graze the drive!
Each hut has shower with a rainfall shower head, wash basin and WC. Towels & Faith in Nature Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Wash are all provided.
We love dogs and the area is perfect for walking your pups! There is an additional charge of £20 for dogs.
KING SIZE BED
Dive in to the comfortable king size bed with the most incredible view.
A spacious well equipped kitchen, electric hob and a Combi Microwave/Oven.
You'll find a nice welcome hamper with some local goodies!
A luxurious hot tub, jets, lights and Bluetooth speakers. We will heat the tub so it’s ready for you to dive in and relax! We can’t promise you won’t have nosey ponies peering down at you! For an extra £25 the hot tub is for you to use as much as you like for your entire stay! No pre heating required!!!
Moore Than Tea is a popular cafe in Bridport. Provide our guests with cream teas, celebration cakes, cheesecakes and cupcakes. All food is prepared daily by Sarah & Jess in their cafe and delivered to your hut ready for you when you arrive. Please note if you wish to treat yourself you must order with us when you book! We must warn you the cheesecakes are addictive!!!
Meet The Animals.
For an extra £10 you can have a guided tour to meet the menagerie! Pig, Ponies, Pygmy Goats and Sheep. All ridiculously friendly!!! Don't wear your best clothes we can't promise you won't get filthy and covered in slobber!!!
For further enquiries please fill out our contact form. We aim to reply within an hour. You can always call the number provided if you'd prefer a chat. 07837394314 or 07803257674
Rabbit Catchers Farm, Powerstock, Bridport DORSET DT6 3TF