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For inspiration only – if you had a tent like this we could host it for you and it would go something like this.

Once you have settled in at The Tent it is likely that you will not want to stray too far. However if you do decide to explore the local area, you will find plenty to see and do. From the sights of nearby Sherborne to a walk along the ridge to an award winning country pub. Here are just a few of our suggestions.

Sherborne | Dorset

Dorset
DT9 3QD

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Sherborne | Dorset

One of the most beautiful towns in England, Sherborne has an abundance of medieval buildings, a superb Abbey, world famous schools, picturesque Almshouses and two Castles. Yes, two. It has a delightful shopping with a number of boutiques, delis, tearooms and notable Art and Antique dealers. Sherborne is a great base from which to explore this unspoilt area of Dorset and the nearby Jurassic Coast and neighbouring counties of Somerset and Wiltshire.

Hauser & Wirth | Somerset

Durslade Farm
Dropping Lane
Bruton
Somerset
BA10 0NL

+44 [0]1749 814 060
E:somerset@hauserwirth.com

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Hauser & Wirth | Somerset

Hauser & Wirth Somerset is a pioneering world-class gallery and multi-purpose arts centre, which acts as a destination for experiencing art, architecture and the remarkable Somerset landscape through new and innovative exhibitions of contemporary art. A landscaped garden, designed for the gallery by internationally renowned landscape architect Piet Oudolf, includes a 1.5 acre perennial meadow, which sits behind the gallery buildings.

Reads Coffee | Sherborne

Limekiln Farm
Thornford Road
Sherborne
Dorset
DT9 6PS

+44 [0]1935 481 010
E:info@readscoffee.co.uk

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Reads Coffee | Sherborne

Visit Reads Coffee who specialise not only in roasting excellent coffee but in teaching customers about the mechanics of coffee making, choosing the right beans, getting the best from your machine and perfect how coffee should be prepared – be it at home or in the commercial environment. This is a great place to visit for a day out. Look for the next visiting dates.

The Walled Garden | Somerset

Rectory Garden
Selwood Street
Mells 
BA113PN

+44 [0]1373 812 597
E:info@thewalledgardenatmells.co.uk

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The Walled Garden | Somerset

This 17th Century Walled Garden in Mells, Somerset, where they dedicate themselves to British grown cut-flowers, gorgeous garden plants and their Garden Cafe serving delicious homemade light lunches and teas. They also run a very popular wood-fired pizza oven every weekend from 12 noon - 4pm on Saturdays & Sundays (please ring ahead to double-check times). If you would like to book an evening in the garden with pizza for a private party or event on another night give them a call.

Badger Watch | Dorset

Old Henley Farm 
Buckland Newton
Dorchester
Dorset
DT2 7BL

+44 [0]1300 345 293
+44 [0]7860 759 996

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Badger Watch | Dorset

Something for all the family, from the hides, thrill at the sight of badgers emerging from their setts and foraging for food. The area is floodlit for perfect vision and visits from other wildlife such as owls, foxes, rabbits and bats add to the spectacle. The children will love it ... mine did! Worth taking a flask of coffee or soup to keep you warm.

Longleat Safari Park | Wiltshire

Warminster
Wiltshire
BA12 7NW

+44 [0]1985 844 400
E:enquiries@longleat.co.uk

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Longleat Safari Park | Wiltshire

Longleat Safari & Adventure Park has been one of the UK’s best-loved attractions for over 60 years. It features an extensive Safari Park, is home to BBC Animal Park and CBBC Roar and also has over 20 fabulous attractions, including Penguin Island, The Jungle Cruise, Monkey Temple and Longleat House, one of the most stunning stately homes in Britain. The highlights include the Adventure Castle – an amazing kids' adventure playground and castle, the Longleat Hedge Maze – one of the world’s longest labyrinths.

Stonehenge | Wiltshire

Nr Amesbury 
Wiltshire
SP4 7DE

+44 [0]870 333 1181

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Stonehenge | Wiltshire

Why not visit this wonder of the world on your way to THE property or on your return home. Stonehenge is one of the best-known prehistoric monuments in Europe and now has a transformed visitor experience, with a new world-class visitor centre, housing museum-quality permanent and special exhibitions, plus a spacious shop and café.

Stourhead Gardens | Wiltshire

Near Mere
Wiltshire
BA12 6QF

T:01747 841 152
E: stourhead@nationaltrust.org.uk215

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Stourhead Gardens  |  Wiltshire

Palladian mansion and world-famous landscape garden. When Stourhead first opened in the 1740s, a magazine described it as ‘a living work of art’. The world-famous landscape garden has at its centrepiece a magnificent lake reflecting classical temples, mystical grottoes, and rare and exotic trees, and offers a day of fresh air and discovery. Explore the 1,072 hectare (2,650 acre) Stourhead estate where chalk downs, ancient woods and farmland are managed for wildlife.   12 minutes from THE COTTAGE & 15 from THE MILLSTREAM, PAVILION and TENT

Mr B's Emporium | Bath | Somerset

Address:
14/15 John Street
Bath
BA1  2JL
 
Phone: +44 (0)1225 331155

Email: books@mrbsemporium.com

Christmas Opening
Dec 25th-28th - Closed
Tue-Wed 29th/30th - Open 9-6
Thu 31st - Open 9-5
Jan 1st - Closed
Jan 2nd onwards - Open as usual

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Mr B's Emporium | Bath | Somerset

For true bibliophilic escapism nowhere better than Mr B’s. Set up by ex-lawyers Nic and Juliette Bottomley, this bijoux shop has thought of everything. Most significantly, a fantastic, but never predictable selection of books that will keep you browsing for hours and widely-read staff (take note Waterstones) who are always happy to advise without in any way hassling. Housed in a pretty Georgian building Mr Bs  has many quirky touches - a rentable reading booth that comes with leather armchair, coffee and biscuit barrel and regular book readings and author talks with wine and canapes and a brilliant collection of books for children that will inspire the most reluctant reader.  For a perfect present check out their Reading Spa’s where you get one on one time with a well read member of staff who suggests books for you to check out in their comfy “Bibliotherapy Room” with a cake and coffee!

Theatre Royal Bath | Somerset

Sawclose
Bath
Somerset 
BA1 1ET

+44 [0]1225 448 844

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Theatre Royal Bath | Somerset

The Theatre Royal Bath is over 200 years old and one of the most important theatres in the United Kingdom outside London. Worth booking tickets ahead during high season.

Fishing | Somerset

Summerlands Farm
Gunville Lane
Hermitage
Dorset
DT2 7BB

+44 [0]1963 210495

 

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Fishing | Somerset

Exclusive Trout and Carp fishing only 10 miles away at Summerlands Farm offers exclusive fishing and tuition. There is even a specially developed area offering river-like conditions for those who enjoy the extra challenge. Please contact them in advance to check availability. There is a nearby Orvis shop in our local town of Sherborne, where you can stock up on your equipment.

Wincanton Racecourse | Somerset

Wincanton
Somerset
BA9 8BJ

+44 [0]1963 435 840
E:Click here

 

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Wincanton Racecourse  | Somerset

Wincanton Racecourse hosts 17 fixtures of quality jump racing from October through to May including a number of Premier Days and Special Events:

Badger Ales Day - Saturday 8th November 2014
Boxing Day - Friday 26th December 2014

As well as watching the excellent racing there is plenty to see and do with our racecard competition, trade stands and other activities relating to the day's theme.

Saturday racedays provide some of the best racing of the National Hunt season featuring a number of the top horses in the Country. Weekend and Bank Holiday fixtures provide exceptional value for a family day out as children aged 17 and under gain free admission to all Standard and Feature Days.

Mill On The Brue | Somerset

Trendle Farm
Bruton
Somerset
BA10 0BA

+44 [0]1749 812 307
E:info@millonthebrue.co.uk

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Mill On The Brue | Somerset

 Mill on the Brue Outdoor Activity Centre is definitely different from other activity centres! A family run, not for profit, educational and environmental organisation which has been inspiring and educating children and adults since 1982. Provide courses for school, youth, special needs and adult groups, summer camps for unaccompanied children and outdoor activity days for all. Open from the end of January to the beginning of December.

Quad Biking, Clay Shooting & Archery | Somerset

Henley Hillbillies
Old Henley Farm 
Buckland Newton
Dorchester
Dorset
DT2 7BL

+44 [0]1300 345 293
+44 [0]7860 759 996

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Quad Biking, Clay Shooting & Archery | Somerset

Based in the beautiful Piddle Valley, Henley Hillbillies is a family run 180-acre farm offering thrills and adventures, including quad biking, archery and off-roading in Mini Mavriks. Great fun. Contact them in advance to see what is available.

Horse riding | hack | Somerset

Pevlings farm
Cabbage lane
Horsington
Templecombe
Somerset
BA8 0DA

+44 [0]1963 370990
e:atytheridge@hotmail.co.uk

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Horse riding | hack | Somerset

Established in 1985 this riding schools aim is to provide a safe, friendly and informal atmosphere in which to learn to ride and look after a horse/pony. they cater for all ages and abilities and beginners are welcome. However, they are only able to accommodate lightweight riders and a weight limit of 11 stone. The facilities include 2 floodlit all-weather outdoor arenas, showjumps, and a variety of cross country jumps.

The ready2climb Adventure Zone | Somerset

10 Buckland Road
Yeovil
Somerset
BA21 5EA

+44 [0]1935 413 675
E:info@ready2climb.co.uk

 

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The ready2climb Adventure Zone | Somerset

The ready2climb Adventure Zone offers two very different climbing experiences. Clip’n’Go climbing provides all the family with the thrills and excitement of climbing using automatic belays that lower the climber safely to the ground while our Top Rope climbing zone provides experienced and novice climbers alike with a wide selection of routes on a 6m high wall.

Lyme Regis | Dorset

Lyme Regis, Dorset, UK 

Just 20 minutes drive from
THE BEACH HOUSE

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Lyme Regis  | Dorset

Breathtaking scenery and a special mystique, making it a sparkling resort for all seasons. Its historic Cobb and harbour are iconic features, set against moody blue cliffs yielding fossilised evidence of life on earth millions of years ago.

An ancient town featured in the Domesday Book, Lyme Regis is home to a number of historical landmarks and educational attractions. The picturesque and tranquil Lyme Regis is a great place to discover a lot you didn’t know about the UK's heritage.

Whatever your age and whatever the time of year, you can be sure to find something to delight and entertain you. Lyme Regis has it all - the perfect family resort, the home of palaeontology, a world-class creative and cultural community, a bustling harbour, gastronomic delights, an array of shops, a calendar full of events, and plenty for the active.

Walk South West Coast Path

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Walk South West Coast Path

The South West Coast Path National Trail is rated as one of the top walks to be found anywhere in the world by Lonely Planet and voted Britain’s best walking route by the readers of Walk magazine.

Where else can you walk along 630 miles of such superb coastline? The heritage, wildlife, geology and scenery along the way are truly inspirational and every day walking it brings stunning new experiences.Whether you’re looking for an afternoon stroll to take you to a beauty spot, or to embark on the challenge of hiking the entire route from Somerset's Minehead on the edge of Exmoor around to the shores of Poole Harbour in Dorset, or something in between, you’ve come to the right place. On the website you’ll find all the information you need to plan your trip.

Lyme Regis Sailing Club | Dorset

Address:
Lyme Regis Sailing Club Ltd
The Cobb
Lyme Regis
DT7 3Jf

There is no phone contact at the club but you can contact us by email at
E:secretary.lrscltd@gmail.com

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Lyme Regis Sailing Club  | Dorset

Situated next to the harbour at the foot of Cobb Hill. The well equipped clubhouse has a bar, galley, male and female changing facilities with showers, and a sun deck which overlooks the harbour and sea. The small harbour, offering shelter for both yachts and fishing boats. The harbour itself dries out at low water, but it’s shallow and shelving, offering hard standing that is ideal for launching and recovering boats. An extensive slipway grants a wide access to the water.

Roly's fudge | Lyme Regis | Dorset

Address: 62 Broad Street 
Lyme Regis
Dorset DT7 3QF

T: 07896004278

E: rolysfudge@yahoo.co.uk
 

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Roly's fudge   | Lyme Regis  | Dorset

Opened in 2012, Roly’s Fudge in Lyme Regis has quickly become a local favourite, with a warm welcoming atmosphere and, of course, the beautiful Roly’s aroma. Try the Sea Salt Fudge, Fudge Ammonites or the fantastic Fudge-a-Saurus!

Fossil Hunting | Charmouth | Dorset

Address: Lower Sea Lane 
Charmouth Dorset
DT6 6LL, UK

T: +44 (0)1297 560 020 

E: info@charmouthfossils.co.uk

 

 

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Fossil Hunting | Charmouth | Dorset

The Jurassic Coast covers 95 miles of stunning coastline of Dorset and East Devon, with the rocks recording 185 million years of the Earth's history, dating from the early Jurassic period making it easy to find a wide range of spectacular fossils.

Due to cliff erosion, fossil deposits can still be found in large numbers on the beaches of the Charmouth, Lyme Regis, Portland and the world heritage site, including: ichthyosaurs, giant marine reptiles, bones from dinosaurs intricate crinoids and ammonites.

In the shop there are a large selection of fossils for sale along with crystals and gem stones, carvings and many other collectable and gifts. You can also purchase casts which have been reproduced from originals, all are prepared in the workshop at the rear of the shop. You can also hire fossiling hammers to aid your hunting and if you are lucky enough to find a good sample we will prepare it for you.

The Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre | Dorset

Address
Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre
Lower Sea Lane
Charmouth
Dorset. DT6 6LL

T: 01297 560772

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The Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre  | Dorset

A great place to start your hunting T-rexs are thin on the ground, but the centre boasts a life-size cast of the most complete dinosaur skeleton ever found in the UK – a plant-eater called a scelidosaurus. Charmouth beach is also considered the best and safest place for fossil hunting, but visitors need to follow strict rules about collecting fossils – do not pack your pneumatic drill or book a guide to take you fossil hunting!

Sea Fishing Trips | West Bay | Dorset

Address:
West Bay harbour 
DT6 4HE

E: matttoms@hotmail.co.uk

T: 07967944781

 

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Sea Fishing Trips  | West Bay  | Dorset

Matt Toms - Skipper 
Is from a long bloodline of fisherman who have been fishing in the bay for over 200 years [That's local knowledge!].

Fred - Crew
An experienced fisherman local to to the west bay area, is there to help steer the ship, gut fish, teach novices and look pretty.

1hr mackerel fishing for all the family done the traditional way with purpose made hand lines for every one .3hr sea fishing trips for the whole family and those wishing to try and catch something in addition to mackerel. 6hr sea fishing trips are for those family members with more reliable sea legs and regular anglers. 8hr sea fishing trips are available for salty sea dogs and those wishing to have the maximum opportunity to catch a whopper! Help and guidance is available to every one who comes aboard from complete beginners to the more experienced.

Sladers Yard | West Bay | Dorset

Address: West Bay Road 
Bridport
Dorset DT6 4EL

T: 01308 459511

E: gallery@sladersyard.co.uk

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Sladers Yard  |  West Bay  | Dorset

Contemporary British Art, Furniture & Craft Gallery.Licensed Café. Live Evening Events.

Sladers Yard is one of the most ambitious private art galleries in the South West, showing contemporary British art, handmade furniture and designer craft. A consistently high quality changing programme of selling exhibitions by contemporary British artists and craftspeople.  Between their exhibitions they represent artists, often hold their paintings in stock and where appropriate take and orchestrate commissions.

Bridport Golf Club | Dorset

Address:
Burton Rd
Bridport
Dorset DT6 4PS

T: 01308 421095

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Bridport Golf Club  | Dorset

Whilst the Club is the oldest golf club in Dorset being founded in 1891, its modern facilities and contemporary attitude make it very much part of the 21st Century.  Located on the stunning Jurassic coastline, the views stretch across Lyme Bay and along the Chesil Beach to Portland. Our 6213 yard, cliff top links style golf course, is a challenging but fair test for all levels of golfer.  Renowned for its friendliness, the Club offers an excellent restaurant, lounge and spikes bar, as well as a Driving Range and Putting Green.

Jurassic Coast Kayak Tours | Dorset

Cost  
£50 Per Person
£45 Per Person for Groups of 8+
£100 Full Day Activities (Kayaking and Coasteering)
£80 for Go-pro camera man (includes 1 x DVD edited)
£120 for full dayOther group rates and 1:1 rates available on request

Times of tours are: 0900hrs / 1300hrs / 1600hrs

E: mail@jurassiccoastactivities.co.uk

T: (01305) 835301
    (01305) 834951 

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Jurassic Coast Kayak Tours | Dorset

Explore Dorset's World Heritage coastline under the supervision of local qualified guides and you will see the coastline from a different and unique perspective, gaining knowledge of rock formations and marine life.
Kayaks are the only suitable craft to enter caves and arches along the way including the famous 'Durdle Door' and 'Stair Hole'.

The Wildlife Trust Snorkel Trail | Dorset

To check tides, visibility, sea conditions
Contact the Marine Centre 

T: 01929 481044

E: kimmeridge@dorsetwildlife.co.uk 

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The Wildlife Trust Snorkel Trail | Dorset

The Snorkel Trail in the mild, shallow waters of Kimmeridge Bay, leads the snorkeller through a variety of seabed habitats, including sandy seabed, rocky reef and Japanese seaweed garden.

The 5 buoys that mark the trail are attached to the seabed and each reveals a different type of habitat with different marine creatures and colourful seaweeds to look out for. However the trail is only in place from May to September each year.

Corfe Castle | Dorset

Address:
The Square
Corfe Castle
Wareham 
Dorset BH20 5EZ

T: 01929 481294

E: corfecastle@nationaltrust.org.uk

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Corfe Castle | Dorset

Hike to the windy top of the romantic, ruined Corfe Castle now a National Trust monument with its wonderful views across this Hardy country and down over the picturesque village of Corfe then meander back down and reward yourself with an icre cream for the fantastic Purbeck Ice Cream Parlour.

Monkey World | Dorset

Address: Longthorns
Wareham
Dorset BH20 6HH

Hours: 
Open: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

Phone: 01929 462537

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Monkey World | Dorset

Enjoy a fun-filled, fascinating day out for all the family at Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre in Wareham.
 
The 65-acre park is home to the stars of TV’s ‘Monkey Life’ and ‘Monkey Business’, and provides sanctuary for rescued and endangered primates from around the world.

Some are now part of international breeding programmes for endangered species including Europe’s official orang-utan crèche!
 
 

Tank Museum | Dorset

Address: The Tank Museum 
Bovington 
Dorset, BH20 6JG

T: 01929 462359

E: info@tankmuseum.org

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Tank Museum | Dorset

The exhibitions tell the story of armoured warfare from World War One to the present day. As you explore the Museum's six large halls you will come face to face with vehicles that have seen action in all the major wars of the 20th Century and hear first-hand accounts from those who fought in them.

This unique collection of over 300 vehicles is regarded as the best in the world and includes the world's first ever tank - Little Willie, the feared German Tiger tank and the modern Challenger 2.

Studland Beach | Dorset

Studland
near Swanage
Dorset

+44 [0]1929 450 500
E:studlandbeach@nationaltrust.org.uk

OS Grid Ref: 195:SZ035835

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Studland Beach | Dorset

Studland was the inspiration for Toytown in Enid Blyton's Noddy. Vast area of sandy beaches and heathland. A glorious slice of natural coastline in Purbeck featuring a four mile stretch of golden, sandy beach, with gently shelving bathing waters and views of Old Harry Rocks and the Isle of Wight. Ideal for water sports. Designated trails through the sand dunes and woodlands, allow for exploration and spotting of deer, insects and bird life as well as a wealth of wild flowers.

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