Our aim is to provide a high quality adult only luxury 'glamping' experience for people simply looking for a peaceful break in a hand-crafted environment set in uncrowded, quiet woodland, whether or not they are guests on one of our courses.
All of our accommodation features king sized beds provided with linen, towels etc, to ensure an unforgettable - and comfortable - night's sleep. We strive to make all the associated facilities a similarly high quality too - from our sauna-in-a-yurt to having wi-fi in the kitchen and communal yurt.
The Woodland Workshop is a unique private woodland area that many of our visitors have described as idyllic. It's tranquil and uncrowded and very near to the Jurassic Coast 'World Heritage Site'. We're nestling in the glorious West Dorset countryside and just a stone's throw from East Devon and South Somerset too!
We hope our web site will contain all the information you need but don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
We have three bell tents, Bodkin, Fipple and Twybil. These share our wonderful woven willow hot shower, washing and (flushing) toilet facilities. There are also two yurts called Poppet and Coracle and a tipi called Hoppus, along with a shepherd's hut called Bodger. These yurts, tipi and shepherd's hut each have their own private shower, washing facilities and flushing toilet.
All our accommodation features a king-sized bed provided with bed linen, duvets, pillows and towels.
Outside each of the tents and the shepherd's hut, there is a fire pit and BBQ, Kelly Kettle for boiling water and rustic wooden dining table with camping chairs to sit on. Also included:
- cold box and ice packs
- biodegradable soap, shower gel, shampoo and conditioner
- BBQ tool kit
- reindeer skins
- electricity point
- wood burner
- hot water bottles
- starter basket of logs and firelighters
- pots and pans for your private BBQ
Things To Do
We are very close to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and there is no shortage of things to do in the area. We are also very well provided-for with excellent places to dine. Please see our 'Things To Do' links for some suggestions and further links - and do remember to book up in advance for many of the things we mention as places are often limited and do sell-out.
Do be aware that on the chair-making course days, Sept 30th-4th October, 9-5, up to 8 guests will be attending a course in the Woodland Workshop. Lunch for the course attendees will be being prepared all morning on site and therefore the kitchen will be unavailable from 10 to 3 each course day. Non camping course attendees leave the site in the evenings, others will be staying.
Access statement: There is a five minute walk down from the car park to the Woodland Workshop and Crafty Camping facilities. This path is well drained, lit at night and made of stone scalpings and wood-chip but is not suitable for wheelchair or limited mobility access. There are also boardwalks within the woods to some of the tents and to the communal sauna yurt; these are roped off on one side but open on the other where the drop to the marshy ground is small. Visitors with limited mobility and wheelchair users can be driven to the main workshop area by special arrangement by 4x4. The communal flushing loos have ramps and space for wheelchair users, however the rest of the site is by its nature not suitable for wheelchairs. Please call us, 01460 221 102, to discuss any specific circumstances.
Important Things To Note
Unfortunately we cannot accept dogs with campers or course guests - sorry. The woods are full of pheasants and deer!
In order to maintain the atmosphere and look of the Woodland Workshop we do not allow additional tents or camper vans in the woods.
Our guests, neighbours and the team here all value the magical, peaceful atmosphere in the woods and therefore we have a strict 'no noise' policy. The site is not suitable for parties with music and shouting and amplified music is strictly prohibited. Sitting round the campfire very gently strumming on a guitar and chatting with friends over a few drinks is more like it!
Chalk and Cheese
This project is part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for European Development 2007-2013: Europe investing in rural areas, and is being delivered through the Chalk & Cheese Local Action Group, with Defra as the Managing Authority.