Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Please follow Government guidelines to Stay At Home.
Dorset Country Holidays Glamping is now closed till further notice.
Updated 9th April 2021
In line with Government guidelines Dorset Country Holidays is now closed until further notice.
Government rules state there must be no shared facilities for April stays we are currently assessing how we can open with our toilet and shower blocks in a Covid secure manner.
The earliest we envisage being able to provide a restricted service for one or two accommodations is 26 April.
In order to protect our staff they are on furlough.
Please note it will take some time after the government earliest re-opening date before we are back in the office and initially we may be on short hours.
Please check back on our website for and update.
As a Family Business of four generations we see our staff and guests as members of our larger family and as such their safety and well being is our highest priority. On this basis we have sadly had to close for until further notice.
Under the government rules for furlough our sites are closed. In line with furlough rules our team are not permitted to work, even from home.
We therefore wanted to provide our customers with the summary below to answer your important questions, and reassure you that we are here to help and ensure you can join us once the current situation is over.
As our team are not on site any payments due will be deferred to when we are able to work from the office again.
New enquiries for the 2021 season:
If you wish to make a new booking please send your request via our website. We recommend requesting dates from 17 May onward. We will respond to all enquiries in chronological order when we are back in the office. Please note that with deferred bookings from 2020 and a surge in demand, availability as already very limited for 2021; we recommend being flexible on dates and providing several options in order to increase your chance of availability.
Current Bookings To 26 April 2021:
If you have booked glamping accommodation with a deposit / voucher before 26 April 2021, you merely need to email email@example.com to let us know you wish to defer your booking until the later in 2021. You do not need to call us now to reschedule – we will hold the booking until you are ready to re-book. If you have booked a Date Flexibility option for your booking will automatically remain flexible.
Current Bookings After April 2021:
If you have booked to stay after 26th April 2021 on either a direct booking or a voucher, your booking will remain valid as booked. If your booking is flexible then we will move it to an alternative date, if you wish to do so. Should the current situation extend beyond this date we will of course review and update accordingly. Payments for stays due 4th Jan will be deferred to later in 2021.
We thank you for your understanding and look forward to welcoming you when the current situation is over.
In the meantime Stay Home : Stay Safe. Together we will come through this.
Come Glamping at Dorset Country Holidays on our family run holiday park in the heart of the countryside.
Our resident team look forward to greeting you in person.
Don't worry if you have not been glamping before we provide a personal check-in where we demonstrate all the facilities to help you settle in for a carefree stay.
As our team are on site 24 hours a day we're always on hand if you need us.
We're independently inspected each year, so you can rest safe in the knowledge that your stay is in professional hands.
Our family have been welcoming guests for family holidays on our relaxed rural site for over 50 years.
Our holiday park is set in the heart of the Dorset country side opposite a wooded hill.
At Dorset Country Holidays Glamping we specialise in providing luxury glamping breaks for families, couples and multi-generational family groups. Our accommodation is situated on a family-run holiday park here in Thomas Hardy's rural Dorset. We have been providing countryside holidays for half a century and have provided glamping for over a decade. Dorset Country Holidays is the family glamping site with a warm family welcome for all our guests and personal service. On our families holiday park even has a petite fishing lake in our 20 acre Lakefield, a shop with essential items such as fresh milk and even a health club where guests can have a day membership to the gym. We even have a visiting massage therapist and clay shooting instructor that guests can visit as well as a number of local take-aways that will deliver to the site for those that do not wish to cook!
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Our Deluxe Glamping Packages provide everything you could need for your stay, from towels, gowns, bedding and a coffee machine plus logs & charcoal for your accommodation's fire pit and barbecue.
The BBC weather outlook for Wedenesday 18th March 2020 in Dorset forecasts sunny spells.
New To Glamping?
Before You Book
You may be new to the world of Glamping holidays & staycations, or maybe you are an old hand at camping but have yet to try glamping? For all our guests new or experienced, we have prepared the guidance below which is specially designed to assist you in choosing, booking, packing and preparing for your break.
What are your needs?
To get the most from your stay first you need to know what you and your partner, family or your party want & need from glamping. Then you can discuss with us and we can make recommendations (just like a travel agent used to do!) After all, you know best what your requirements are and we know our accommodation and our site. We’re always happy to provide our knowledge to help guide you. Are team are great at what we do and though some may think we can, we cannot read minds, as such please tell us of any particular requirements you might have so we take advise the most appropriate accommodation.
Know our location
Though it is normal to use a satnav or a mobile phone app to drive somewhere, in rural areas these are not 100% accurate. For this reason please take a moment to look at our how to reach us section & the area nearby. For your convenience we have a Google map, satellite images and images of our entrance along driving directions on the directions page of our website with. Why not go “old school” & print these off prior to your journey. By knowing our location and the surrounding area you will be able to divert if there are any traffic issues and you will know local attractions you can visit or plan activities in the area during your stay.
Be familiar with all the details
Our website is designed to give you easy access to informing. Showing you different accommodation types; with images and videos, listing equipment that comes with each, the things that are included and providing details on additional items that can be order. We also provide google maps, aerial photographs and directions on where we are located. We also provide details on our facilities as well as answers to frequently asked questions on our FAQs page. To help you prepare for your break we also ensure that our emails detail what comes with specific accommodation how to reach us and instructions on how to make a booking. We know reading all the information can be boring but we really do recommend reading all this information carefully for the overall benefit you and your party. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have.
If you are arranging a booking for more than one couple / family don't forget to tell everyone in your party the information we provide you with so that all your guests can pack and prepare, we don't want anyone getting lost or not realising we're on a holiday park.
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