We provide a high quality, adult-only luxury glamping experience for our guests. With over 10 years of experience, we take pride in providing everything our guests need to enjoy a unique, peaceful break. Our accommodation is individually hand crafted on site and set in our own uncrowded, quiet private woodland. Our glamping spaces are each in their own woodland clearning with their own private decks and guests can, quite literally, enjoy their stay with us and not see anyone else.

All of our accommodation features king-sized beds provided with linen, towels etc, to ensure an unforgettable - and comfortable - night's sleep. Our guests often comment on how comfortable the beds, pocket sprung mattresses and toppers are. The dual control electric blankets make sure you can fine-tune your sleep to perfection.

Crafty Camping is set in a beautiful woodland that many of our visitors have described as magical - something akin to Avatar in summer and Narnia in winter! 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.

Luxury glamping in private Dorset woods

Prices and Seasons 

The Accommodation

Take your pick between two yurts called Poppet and Coracle and a tipi called Hoppus, or perhaps try our shepherd's hut - called Bodger. These yurts, tipi and shepherd's hut each have their own private shower, washing facilities and flushing toilet.

We also have a luxury bell tent, Twybil. This has a custom-made canvas flysheet to ensure the inner tent is dry whatever the weather, and is built on a deck so it is above ground. It has private, sole use of a wonderful woven willow hot shower, washing-up and proper flushing toilet facilities. (These are not ensuite but are just 20 yards away.)

Please see the left hand menu, above, for more details.

Whichever of our accommodation you opt for, you'll be sleeping in a king-sized bed provided with bed linen, duvets and pillows. With oak head boards, electricity sockets for charging phones etc, lighting and electric blankets - together with heated towel rails and log burners - you'll have everything you need for a cosy stay. It will be a quiet, peaceful time too, in a child-free environment and with your own private, secluded decking or clearing.

Outside each of the tents and the shepherd's hut there is a rustic wooden dining table with camping chairs to sit on. We try to include all you need to enjoy your stay and so each space has for its own use -

  • a Morso wood fired pizza oven
  • a refrigerator with ice box.
  • cold box and ice packs
  • a washing-up sink with hot and cold mains drinking water
  • biodegradable soap, shower gel, shampoo and conditioner
  • a set of crockery, glasses, cutlery, kitchen utensils etc
  • gas cooking rings with kettle
  • a BBQ
  • a BBQ tool kit and pots and pans
  • wood burner
  • lighter
  • starter basket of logs and firelighters
  • hammock
  • electricity point
  • electric blankets
  • fluffy white towels
  • heated towel rails
  • bed linen, duvets and pillows
  • a large parasol for all weather al fresco living.

Camp Site Map

Self Check-In / A Quiet Stay

We aim to offer a magical, peaceful experience from the moment you arrive. Your arrival instructions will tell you all you need to know and you don't need to feel hassled about arriving 'on time'. Even if you arrive at night, our ground-level lights will show you the way, lighting-up as you walk to your new home in the woods. Find your way to us in your own time, explore your accommodation and, well, just relax. We think you'll find everything is just as you hoped.

We are always contactable if there is a problem or emergency and, of course, we're sometimes on site too, but we don't expect you to have to find us to say you've arrived and we're very happy if you prefer to just come and go in quiet anonymity. You can be sure that we certainly won't be bothering you.

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.

Things To Do Links


Access statement: There is a three 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; these are roped off on one side but open on the other where the drop to the marshy ground is small. Please contact us, enquiries@mallinson.co.uk, to discuss any specific requirements.

Important Things To Note

Unfortunately we cannot accommodate dogs in the woods - sorry.

In order to maintain the atmosphere and look of the Woodland Workshop we do not allow additional tents or camper vans in the woods. There is a maximum of two guests in each space.

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.

As Featured ...

We have been featured in: Tatler, Vogue, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Financial Times/ How To Spend It, The Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph,The Mail, The Mail On Sunday, Simple Things, Money Week, The Week, London Metro, The London Evening Standard, Elle, Elle Decoration, Country Living, The Independent, Design Boom, The Guardian, Green Traveller, Conde Nast Traveller.

We have featured on: BBC 1, BBC 2, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5.

Winner - the RIBA South West Award 2017   Visit England - Gold Award winner   Award winning AA glamping 2018   A Visit England glamping award winner!