|Property type||mobile home|
|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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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.
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.
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"
Georgina Bailey purchased this mobile home in 2009
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!
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...
"...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."
Changeover days are Tuesday and Friday for short breaks, Friday changeover for weekly bookings.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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!
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.