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.
Details for holiday mobile home Bluebird, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Separate WC
Bluebird is a 1959 vintage caravan now restored to its former glory whilst carefully retaining its charm.
The original sunny yellow kitchen is well-equipped with a Baby Belling electric cooker and a fridge.
The living area provides plenty of comfortable seating with a table for eating meals whilst enjoying the views to the West.
A fold down bed (4 ft x 6 ft) provides a cosy sleeping area at night and can be folded back during the day. Two additional beds (2 ft 3" x 6 ft) can be made up on the upholstered cushions in the seating area for children.
A television/dvd player is discreetly positioned in the living area.
Heating is provided by our biomass burner central heatingby a plinth heater and an additional dimplex electric fan heater.
Adjacent to the caravan is a shower wetroom with loo and basin, fitted with high quality fittings, to provide bathroom standards of the modern day! This is for the exclusive use of Bluebird guests.
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"
4.9 based on 8 holidaymaker reviews
Wonderful stay in the Blue Bird Vintage Caravan. Lovely fresh flowers on arrival with milk and eggs in the fridge, biscuits by the kettle and even some dog treats for our Irish Terrier. Very pretty, clean and comfy with stunning views of the countryside. Our stayed was thoroughly enjoyed but parents and children. Would definitely stay again.
Peaceful and breathtaking views
We had an absolutely lovely stay in the caravan. It was very clean and quirky with beautiful personal touches added.
A bowl of the eggs from the farm and a bottle of milk was in the fridge. Tea and biscuits were in the kitchen.
I took my 8yr old son and two nieces aged 8 & 10 away for the 3 nights. We absolutely loved the country side and it was lovely to have the children running around, enjoying their freedom.
Georgina who owns the caravan is so lovely, she is very helpful and patient. She showed the children the chickens which were on the farm and allowed my son to take one of the eggs.
There is so much to do in the area. Everything is within a 25minutes drive, we did so much during our stay.
I would, without a doubt, stay there again.
a place at pilsdon
Lovely vintage caravan sympathetically restored.very warm welcome from Georgina and family and my daughter lover feeding the hens!very comfortable and cosy -everything you need!
Happy Vintage Holiday!
My girls and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Purcombe Farm. I would recommend staying in Bluebird wholeheartedly. It has been very sympathetically restored, maintaining most of its original features. The milk, biscuits and flowers were a lovely touch. We had mixed weather with rain on the first night but Bluebird kept us cosy and dry! The location is idyllic and the views beautiful. The facilities were clean, functional and private. This is Dorset at its best. We loved it and will definitely be returning.
Wonderful host, wonderful place!
My mum and I had a wonderful stay in Bluebird! at Purcombe Farm. Lovely cosy accommodation surrounded by beautiful rural Dorset rolling hills.
We had unpredictable weather during our stay, including sunshine, rain showers, hail and Storm Katie! but Bluebird stood strong and sturdy against the howling gales!! There's an electric fire to keep you snug too, on chillier nights. Cosiness to the extreme!
Georgina made us feel extremely welcome during our stay and on arrival we found fresh milk and eggs, tea, coffee and Easter biscuits, which was wonderful after sitting in the bank holiday traffic for hours on end.
I would highly recommend this holiday and hope to visit again one day with my partner, who loves bird watching. It is a wonderful spot for birders!
Thank you Georgina! from Jane and Mel :)
A relaxing break in a beautiful location
After a long journey we were very pleased to find milk, tea, coffee and cookies waiting for us in the Bluebird so we could unwind and start our holiday straight away. It was lovely to be able to stay in a caravan which has been lovingly restored to it's 1950s glory and the children loved having the freedom to explore the countryside around us. Sunset walks were particularly memorable and we used the firebowl to barbecue delicious local produce from Felicity's Farm Shop. We were all sad to leave this beautiful place and hope to return again soon. Thanks for making our stay such a happy one.
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
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.
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 Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
3 Oct 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Additional pricing information
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£100|
Please let us know details of your party 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 Tuesdays and Fridays, you are welcome to stay for a week or for a short break. Our minimum stay is for 3 nights in Atlas and 2 nights in Bluebird. Arrival after 4pm and departure by 10.30am please.
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.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
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...”
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- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered ...
- wheelchair inaccessible
- near the sea
- winery tours
- bird watching
- horse riding
- scenic drives
Sports & Adventure Activities
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- bay fishing
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- The modern shower room is a step away from the caravan and is exclusively for your use. It contains a Grohe shower, basin and loo. There is a heated towel rail and a fan heater.
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1
- There is a fold away double bed (4ft x 6ft) and two single beds can be made up either side of the table (2ft x 6ft). All have comfortable sprung mattresses.
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Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: We provide a carbon monoxide alarm, 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 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 fuelled 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 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!