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Rural Farm Caravans With Views Over The Dorset Hills. Short Breaks & Holidays. - Atlas



Updated: 21-Oct-2016
A Place at Pilsdon, nr. Bridport, West Dorset, England - 6 Miles From The Market Town Of Bridport, 7 Miles From The Sea At Charmouth

Offering so much more than the usual caravan experience, the two bedroom Atlas caravan and 1958 Bluebird caravan have been refurbished to a high standard and are both in fabulous private positions on our 35 acre farm in the Marshwood Vale near Bridport. Ideal for relaxation or spending time your family. Perfect for walkers, cyclists, artists, bookworms, birdwatchers.

Both caravans offer complete privacy separately but are also near each other, making them perfect for friends or family who wish to holiday together.

In Atlas the stylish decor gives a modern and fresh feel, a laminated floor makes the caravan suitable for guests with a dog. With breathtaking views from the wooden deck and enclosed garden which faces South and West and has a gate out onto Purcombe Hill where you are free to walk your dog, run, play or just to sit on the bench on the top and to enjoy the fabulous views over the Marshwood Vale.

Bluebird has been restored to its original vintage condition, it has a secluded courtyard garden with lovely views to the West.

Heating and hot water are provided by our biomass burner which is fuelled by hay from our 35 acre farm. We keep free-range hens and geese and always have fresh eggs available to buy.

The Shaves Cross Inn is less than a mile down the lane and has a lovely garden to sit in on summer evenings, children and dogs welcome too. The Bottle Inn at Marshwood (2.3 miles away) is the CAMRA winner of the 2014 Best Pub in West Dorset and has a good changing selection of real ales and ciders, with a "Curry Bus" on a Friday evening which is well worth a visit. There are numerous and varied restaurants, cafes and bars in Bridport, West Bay and Lyme Regis for eating out during your stay.

The caravans have comfy recliner chairs to sit in to savour the sunsets and a barbecue/firebowl to cook on and keep you warm in the evenings. We also provide a carbon monoxide alarm (in Atlas), fire extinguishers and smoke alarms for peace of mind. Charmouth Beach is 7 miles away, it is a safe beach for swimming and also great for fossil enthusiasts, a visit to the Heritage Coast Centre by the car park is fascinating too.

An ideal location for getting away from the bustle of everyday life. There is little light or noise pollution giving ideal conditions for stargazing and other countryside pursuits - walking, watching wildlife and enjoying the birdsong! The barn owls are regularly spotted hunting at dusk or you may see a hare speeding across the fields! Our meadows are managed to provide a habitat for wildlife and are full of butterflies, insects and wildflowers. You are welcome to walk around the meadows, we provide a map and mow paths around the farm.

More Details

Details for holiday mobile home Atlas, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

Atlas is a spacious and comfortable mobile home with stylish modern decor and is well equipped for a family holiday.

Heating is provided by our biomass burner central heating with a radiator in the bedroom, a heated towel rail and a plinth heater in the living room. In addition there is an electric flame effect wall heater.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Nicholas and Georgina Bailey live at Purcombe Farm, Pilsdon with their three sons. Nicholas was born and brought up near Bridport and has a wealth of local knowledge. The family have lived together in and around Bridport for over 20 years and would be happy to help you during your stay.

"We live in a beautiful, peaceful place and enjoy sharing it with you during your precious time away from the pressures of life. It is important to us that you are comfortable and have a lovely time while your are staying with us. Please ask if there is anything that we can do to make your holiday enjoyable. We hope to see you soon - Georgina"

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"...I would like to say a very big thank you for a lovely weekend, your caravan is lovely and your site is awesome, we had a very relaxed weekend and enjoyed all the sites from the caravan and surrounding areas , all the noises too, lovely really lovely, eggs were fantastic !!"

"What a find! Thank you for delightful caravan, views and eggs! All just what I needed!"

"Loved it! The views are amazing, such a peaceful stay."

"Such a peaceful haven. Very quiet and very dark!"

"The accommodation you have provided here is fantastic....the views, the nearby attractions such as Bridport, Beer etc make this an idyllic holiday and we would not hesitate to recommend it. The caravan itself is a home from home, we have been so relaxed as a family together and escaped the constraints that everyday life can deliver. Thank you for this perfect retreat, we will be back time and time again."
Apr 2012
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9 Reviews

based on 9 holidaymaker reviews


Deepest Dorset

  • 4 of 5

What a lovely part of the world! Once you conquer the narrow lanes you can really appreciate how lucky Georgina is.The spotless caravan is perfectly sited with magnificent views across the valley.Kestrels and Buzzards are everyday visitors.And I saw the Barn Owl! The night sky was like nothing I had seen before, so clear. Georgina is absolutely charming,a lovely lady happy to help.If you love the countryside take a look at Purcombe Farm.You'll love it.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed the countryside and wildlife and that you spotted the Barn Owl. The lanes do take some getting used to; part of the magic of deepest Dorset! Thank you for your review. Georgina
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We loved this caravan!

  • 5 of 5

We were so excited about our stay in Georgina's caravan and it did not disappoint. It's so cosy and comfortable with a lot of thought given to what a family needs - little touches like a pack of paper and colouring pencils were really appreciated. There was loads of hot water, the beds were very comfortable and we thoroughly enjoyed the beaches at Lyme Regis, Charmouth & Burton Bradstock. The aspect of the caravan is wonderful as you can watch the sun set across the valley. Georgina made us very welcome and we are already looking at when we can go back.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect caravan and location, delightful stay.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in the caravan. from the moment we arrived ( to eggs, milk in the fridge, a box of biscuits and fresh cut wildflowers) everything was great. The caravan is in it's own secluded hills with wonderful views and there's plenty of walking space with well cut paths through all of the fields. Birds sing everywhere, whilst bees buzz on the magnificent smelling clematis on the front of the caravan. The location is ideal being only 10 mins from Bridport, 30 to dorchester and 2 mins to the local pub. Georgina was a delight to deal with and made everything easy and stress free. I would highly recommend this holiday caravan and will be returning in the very near future. thank you

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our caravan and the abundance of wildlife that visit us here! We look forward to seeing you again soon. With best wishes, Georgina & family
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Rural Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment of my arrival, and seeing the stunning scenery of this idyllic location for real which was even better than I had anticipated, the lovely welcome touches on entering Atlas of wild flowers, fresh eggs, milk and cookies and even biscuits for my dog Maisy, the warm welcome from Georgina all contributed to the most restful, tranquil and relaxing holiday I have had in years!

The refurbishment of Atlas has been done with obvious great care and attention to detail and is very well equipped. I return in September 2015

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Catherine and Maisy, you were wonderful guests. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and are looking forward to seeing you both again in September. Have a good summer! Georgina
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  • 5 of 5

Very clean, well equipped and a view to die for. I wont forget sitting out on the deck in the evenings and hearing nothing but birdsong and the wind in the trees. Just lovely! Georgina is very welcoming and we liked the eggs so much we took 2 x dozen home!

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Peaceful Place

  • 5 of 5

We have a lovely week in this caravan. Great views all around and so quiet and relaxing. Sitting outside as the sun goes down is a perfect way to wind down. Plenty to see and do within easy reach.

The caravan has been nicely renovated and the welcome gifts of fresh eggs, milk and cookies were very welcome.

Great to stay with such lovely hosts in a lovely area.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased to hear that you had a relaxing holiday staying with us, after all, that's what holidays are all about. Thank you.
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From the Owner

We bought Purcombe Farm in September 2009, moving from another farm near Charmouth. We were attracted to the peace and quiet of Pilsdon and to the fabulous views and open skies. We find that Bridport is easy to get to and we enjoy being away from the busy coast, especially during the summer months. The farm had three caravans sited on it when we bought it, two of which were being rented out for holidays. We have improved and updated the first, Atlas, and our vintage 1959 Sun Regent Bluebird is now also available to rent either on its own or to provide extended accommodation for family and friends holidaying together, both are very private and have wonderful views. We are also renovating our Grade II listed farmhouse which is an on-going, long term project!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Shaves Cross Inn at 0.8 Miles Nearest Golf : Bridport & West Dorset Golf Club at 8.5 Miles Nearest Train : Axminster at 10.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Shaves Cross Inn at 0.8 Miles Nearest Beach : Charmouth at 6 Miles Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

If you would like to plan your holiday activities before you arrive we are happy to provide information on hiring electric bikes, horse riding, fishing trips, places to go with children, leisure centres and swimming pools, beauty treatments and massage etc. Please do get in touch with us by email and we will be happy to give you some more details.


6.5 miles from the Jurassic Coast at Charmouth and the famous Lyme Regis is only 10 miles away.


The nearest railway station is at Crewkerne, just over 9 miles away. The nearest airport is Exeter. A car is essential since there is no public transport in the immediate area.


We are 6 miles from the market town of Bridport, 6.5 miles from the Jurassic Coast at Charmouth and Lyme Regis is only 10 miles away.

Further Details:

Less than a mile down the lane is the Shaves Cross Inn which serves local beers and great food including delicious Carribean-style dishes.  Bridport, West Bay, Beaminster, Charmouth and Lyme Regis all provide a varied selection of restaurants, good pubs and fish and chip shops!

For food lovers, there are a few celebrity chefs who have restaurants locally including Mark Hix at Lyme Regis and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall at River Cottage Canteen in Axminster and his River Cottage Headquarters at Trinity Hill. Matt Follas (winner of Masterchef 2009) has a restaurant in Dorchester at the Casterbridge Hotel.

There are many public footpaths nearby and along the coast for walkers to enjoy. It is possible to rent electric bikes locally to explore the local area without the need to be very fit!. Boats are available to hire for fishing and sailing trips from Lyme Regis, Bridport and Weymouth.

If you would like to book a massage or beauty treatments during your stay we are happy to recommend good local therapists.

This is a fabulous holiday location for getting away-from-it-all, walking, painting, bird watching or just relaxing in the peace and beauty of the Marshwood Vale.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
24 Mar 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
17 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May Bank Holiday
26 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer
5 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
14 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
4 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 Sep 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10

Booking Notes:
If you are booking more than 6 weeks in advance we require a payment of one third of the rental cost, if less than six weeks in advance we require payment in full please.

Please let us know details of your party (how many adults or children) so that we can make up beds/provide bedding for an extra bed for your arrival (Atlas £20 extra for 5th person). Please bring your own beach towels.

One dog (or 2 small dogs) welcome, please advise us when you book, an additional £20 charge will be made to cover extra cleaning

Changeover days are Tuesday and Friday for short breadks, Friday changeover for weekly bookings.
Arrival after 4pm and departure by 10.30am, please ask if you would like to arrive or leave at other times, we may be able to be flexible.
Our minimum stay is for 3 nights in Atlas and 2 nights in Bluebird.

Notes on prices:
Atlas - An extra charge applies for a dog or a 5th guest - £20 each.

Bluebird - An extra charge applies for a dog - £20 each.

Please phone to let us know at the earliest opportunity and follow up with an email. If you do need to cancel it will still be your responsibility to pay the full balance for the holiday but we will attempt to re-sell the holiday on your behalf in order that you get some of your money back. A charge of £25 will be made to cover the extra administration involved in re-booking. Holiday insurance is recommended to cover your cancellation costs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

The rural location of the caravan allows you to enjoy the peace and quiet of the Dorset countryside whilst still being only a short drive from Bridport and the coast. There are many things to do nearby...walking, flying a kite, collecting fossils, building sandcastles and rock-pooling, enjoying live shows and art in Bridport, horse riding, fishing or just eating fish and chips on the beach and watching the world go by...

Property Type

  • mobile home


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ceramic shower tray, Grohe shower, ceramic low level cistern and basin with Grohe taps.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Child Bed
  • The double bed is 4x6ft The twin bunks are 2x6ft A bed can be made up in the sitting room, please request.


  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: We provide a fire extinguisher and a smoke alarm in Atlas caravan for your peace of mind. 1 (or 2 small) well-behaved dog welcome, the garden gate leads out to our field for walks. In Bluebird there is a fire extinguisher and a smoke alarm for your peace of mind. During the Spring and Autumn heating is provided and run by our bio-mass "Dragon" burner fueled with hay from our farm. An electric blanket is fitted to the double beds and hot water bottles and extra blankets are provided. The radiator, fan-assisted plinth heater and towel rail provide a background heat during the Spring and Autumn months. In the Atlas sitting room there is a flame effect electric fire and a Dimplex heater in Bluebird. A torch is a good idea since there is no outside lighting, great starry nights! Please note that these are non-smoking properties, you are welcome to smoke outside. Outside: Atlas and Bluebird are set apart from each other, offering complete privacy yet are close enough for guests holidaying with friends or extended family to stay together. Atlas has a private enclosed garden which faces South and West. A large wooden picnic bench and the storage bench on the wooden decking provide seating to admire the stunning views over three ancient hill forts and the Marshwood Vale. Two comfortable recliner chairs are provided for enjoying the glorious sunsets and a sun parasol for hot days. From the garden there is a gate leading onto Purcombe Hill where you are free to walk, fly a kite, have a picnic, walk your dog and admire the 360 degree views. Bluebird has a secluded terraced woodland-style garden with a wooden bench and table to enjoy meals outside with beautiful views over to the West. From the parking area there is a gateway which leads onto Purcombe Hill which you are free to use for running about, flying kites, throwing frisbees and picnics!

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