LINGER: Crafty Camping, Holditch, West Dorset

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After a busy week or two Mr F and I reunited at heathrow after being in different parts of the country, and with our car packed with all manner of lovely salad, cider, and fresh bread we made our way south to Dorset  crafty camping, run by green woodworking wizz Guy Mallison, and his team and trusty dog, Dudley!

It was our first ‘glamping’ or luxury camping experience.  We were sent brilliant directions, and found our way to the the hidden and magical woodland hideaway, walking through the fields and into the woods,  between the trees a path has been laid, and carved owl signs mark the way into the heart of the campImage

We were welcomed to the camp, by the sight of this amazing ‘Out of Africa’ Kitchen, stocked with Dorset Cereals, Clipper teas, coffee and hot chocolate.

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It even comes complete with it’s very own woodfired pizza oven!

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The kitchen is stocked with an ‘Honesty bar’ of lovely local ciders and charcoal for your BBQ, we love that you are just trusted to write in a little book what you’d taken and pay up before leaving – we enjoyed some of Somersets finest Perry!

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Before we arrived Guy had emailed to say we had been generously upgraded from our bell tent ‘Bodkin’ to the amazing Tipi ‘Hoppus’ – it was AMAZING ( as you can see!)

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It was kitted out with a huuuge bed, a woodburning stove to keep us warm at night and even its own forest shower a

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We enjoyed firepits, and great coffee, lovely Somerset cider, the saunda yurt gin rummy touraments (which I let Mr F win! He’s a bad loser!) hearing the team at work in the the workshop, we ate delicious lunch in the nearby River Cottage Canteen and eating ice cream and browsing second hand book shops in Lyme Regis.  After two nights we felt like we’d been away for a week and can wholeheartily recommend it has a little West Country Adventure.

The Sauna Yurt

Sunny Lyme Regis

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The cherry on top of the cake was that we went to visit the lovely Hanna and Mr B in their new nest in their tiny village of Pucklechurch, on the way home!

 

 

 

 

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