Adults Only

Country Camping Retreat

West Dorset near to Lyme Regis

Coronavirus update

8/2/2021 Hobby Farm Campsite is currently closed in accordance with government guidelines.

We are currently taking bookings from April onwards.  If your booked stay cannot go ahead due to lockdown or tier restrictions then we will offer to change your dates or give a full refund.  

When booking through this website, any cancellation with more than 7 days’ notice is eligible for full refund.

Adults Only

Country Camping Retreat

West Dorset near to Lyme Regis

Struggling to find Us?


PLEASE DO NOT USE OUR POSTCODE TO FIND US – this covers a very large area and it will take you miles away!

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Is Hobby Farm Campsite For Me?

Camping at Hobby Farm is rustic and rural and is probably more suited for experienced campers.

We know that many of our campers come here to experience simplicity and to be left alone to appreciate our lovely surroundings.  As such, we do not intrude and leave campers alone but we are available by phone if you have any questions or you can always catch Tom, the owner, when he is on site each morning between 8 and 9 am and each evening around 6 pm.  

Our facilities don’t clean themselves. Tom cleans the toilets and showers twice daily and in addition, there is an onus on all campers to clean after use to maintain cleanliness, especially in these unsettling times. We provide cleaning products and disposable towels for this purpose.

Our two fields are not bowling greens!  Both gently slope and because we don’t allocate pitches, you choose your spot on arrival on a ‘first come first served’ basis.  If you are in a camper van, please remember to bring your own chocks.

We are not a campsite for large groups who want to listen to loud music or talk throughout the night keeping others awake.

The peaceful, relaxing atmosphere of Hobby Farm can only be maintained if everyone is willing to contribute and respect others.

Otter's Nest Shepherd's Hut
golden cap seatown



near coast

pet friendly

Looking for a Dorset Rural Retreat or Glamping Holiday ?

Relax and unwind at Hobby Farm, our peaceful, countryside campsite retreat in the heart of the Dorset Marshwood Vale, West Dorset, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are numerous footpaths leading to the nearby coastal beach at Charmouth and it is just a 10 minute drive to the bustling seaside town of Lyme Regis.  There’s also an abundance of wildlife all around the site with otters and ducklings to be found on the pond, horses grazing nearby and even a badgers set on the hill.  There’s also a  lovely country pub serving great food and ale just a 500 yard walk down the lane too!

Choose from our 15 non-electric grass pitches for tents, trailer tents, campervans or, if you are looking for ‘posh camping’ why not try one of our 3 well-equipped glamping Shepherd’s Huts, Otter’s Nest and Fox’s Den both  situated at each end of our fishing pond and, since August 2020, we have added Badger’s Retreat, in its own field and with ensuite toilet and shower.

Whatever you choose, you can be sure of a relaxing stay at Hobby Farm Campsite and wake up to the sound of birdsong or the distant church bells.

Our 3 Shepherds Huts

Take a wander around the campsite...

" Beautiful setting, clean facilities and great shower, the lake/pond was full of nature and the view was incredible. The whole atmosphere is peaceful and very relaxed. Very convenient location for local sights"

Footpaths Galore

West Dorset is teeming with countryside and coastal footpaths and Hobby Farm is the perfect place to begin and end a variety of walks in a network of pathways. Go through fields, narrow lanes, over styles and alongside streams and farmland and watch nature at its best.

Peace and Quiet

Nature surrounds you at Hobby Farm and with that comes a sense of peace and quiet. With like-minded campers nearby (and not right next to you), can can be sure to enjoy space, freedom and tranquility.

Sea and Lyme

The seaside town of Lyme Regis is just a short 10 minute drive from Hobby Farm. Visit the harbour, walk along the promenade, play crazy golf in the beautifully kept gardens overlooking the golden beach or simply sit and enjoy a cream tea or glass of wine on the seafront.

How to Find Us


PLEASE DO NOT USE OUR POSTCODE TO FIND US – this covers a very large area and it will take you miles away!

ON GOOGLE MAPS find us by typing:


You will find us near to the village of Whitchurch Canonicorum in the Marshwood Vale. From the A35 in Morcombelake, turn into Ryall village and continue through following signs for the village of Whitchurch Canonicorum.

At the Five Bells pub, take the right turn into Blunts Hay Lane and continue 500 yards along this road and if you are camping or staying in Fox’s Den or Otter’s Nest, go past Hobby Farm (equestrian stables with tall gates). The next turning on the right you will see the sign for Hobby Farm Holidays on the gate. Open the gate and drive up the track and turn left. The 2 shepherd’s huts and are in the field on the right in the bottom field.   Pitches are to the left in the top field.

Otters Nest is to the right side of the pond and Fox’s Den to the left.  If pitching, then go through to the top field to the left and choose any position that suits you. If the fields are very wet, please do not bring your vehicle into the field but park your vehicle by the entrance gate.

If you are staying at Badger’s Retreat, then you need the equestrian stables entrance.  Open the tall gates and drive in.  Call Tom on 07881 563571 and he will direct you to the nearby field where Badger’s Retreat shepherd’s hut is situated.


Contact Us

For enquiries please email
tel: 07881 563571

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