Welcome to Throop Hollow Farm Campsite
Bere Regis, Dorset
Farmer Philip and son Ben welcome you to Throop Hollow Farm!
This family-run farm in the Piddle Valley opens some of its fields up to a summer campsite welcoming families, couples and dogs. The set up is ‘pitch where you like’ and you can park next to your tents. There are also a few electric pitches located together in one area.
The spacious fields are surrounded by wildlife, as well as the animals on the farm. Bobby will greet you with a waggy tail, and Woody the donkey will always welcome a tickle on the nose!
Facilities on our site include lovely hot showers, clean toilets and a spacious accessible toilet that has a gentle ramp for wheelchair users, or pushchair users as it also has a baby changing facility within it. There is a washing up station with cold water sinks (bring your camping kettle over if you like hot water!) to wash up your camping utensils. There are drinking water taps around the site too.
Each morning Farmer Philip will open a little shop on site selling a few essentials like bread, butter, eggs, bacon, sausages, milk etc. Hot cooked breakfasts are available at the weekends from our new catering wagon, and evening snacks such as burgers, bangers and chips…amongst other culinary delights! See the notice board on site for the days and times.
After the sunsets you may like to take advantage of the low light pollution in the area and stargaze around your campfire. Raised fire pits are available to hire on a first come basis, and Ben has been busy chopping logs and kindling. Look out for his little orange buggy and trailer each evening delivering logs to your pitch.
With lots of countryside and woodland to explore, the River Piddle is a 20 minute stroll where you can paddle and cool off after a day out exploring. Wareham Forest is a 10 minute drive with some lovely woodland walks and trails.
The 95-mile Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site is a short drive with some well-known beauty spots like Lulworth Cove and Castle and the famous Durdle Door, whilst the beaches at Studland and Sandbanks (via the chain ferry) are within easy reach.
The picturesque village of Corfe Castle with its historic 11th century ruins, quaint pubs and a few little shops is a must see and you could hop on the heritage steam railway to the seaside town of Swanage.
The county town of Dorchester is our closest town and has a weekly market every Wednesday, museums, and lots of excellent places to eat in Brewery Square.
The seaside town of Weymouth is just 30 minutes by car and has lots of things to do, with a safe sandy beach, shops and attractions like the revolving Jurassic Skyline viewing tower, the Sea Life Centre and Sand Sculptures.
Further on is Portland with its magnificent coastline and rugged cliffs, and the famous Portland Bill lighthouse. See the Olympic rings at the top of the hill for a great photo opportunity with the vista of Chesil Beach in the background.
Back at Throop Hollow Farm, at the weekend we often have live entertainment, maybe a duo, a live band, or a magician to while away the evening. You may also enjoy a local cider!
Farmer Philip also runs regular tractor and trailer rides around the farm where you can learn about farm life, meet some of the animals and take some beautiful photos. This is offered daily for a donation to our local cancer charity…which last year helped us raise an astonishing £11,000
Campers rated us over 9/10 on Pitch Up!
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