Vintage glamping set above Hardy’s Emminster…

Tracy and James bought land in 1998 to pursue their dreams of holistic farming with their growing family.  Since then they have observed and developed the land into the beautiful small farm it is today, working in harmony with nature.

The farm looks out on stunning far reaching views over rolling Dorset countryside (designated an area of outstanding natural beauty).  Very much the same sort of views that Hardy would have seen when writing about Tess of the d’Urbervilles well over 100 years ago.

Tracy and James wanted to share this spot with others who would appreciate the peace and beauty of this wonderful part of West Dorset.  With its song birds and wildlife, glorious night skies, quaint villages, Jurassic coast, and delicious local food they wanted to create something in keeping with their downland farm, and its heritage.  From this, vintage style glamping in off grid shepherd’s huts was born.

Though based on the huts from which shepherds would have tended their flocks centuries earlier, Dorset Forest Garden huts are about a bit of low impact luxury.  Each hut includes en-suite facilities, with shower and flushing loo, together with a log burning stove with a free, unlimited supply of wood, and a generous kingsize bed with feather duvet and pillows. This makes for super comfortable and cosy nights!