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5 Holiday Homes for Camp Bestival, Dorset, UK

When attending Camp Bestival you need the perfect accommodation, so look no further. These homes are the best of the best

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If you’re heading to Dorset in July for Camp Bestival, then we’ve got the perfect accommodation for you. When enjoying an event as incredible as this, your home has to match the standards, so heed our expert advice and book one of these gems to truly complete the experience.

Where to reside near Camp Bestival

Take a look at 5 of the very best holiday homes in our Dorset collection. If these don’t meet your high expectations, then nothing will.

The Hayloft

The Hayloft, Plum Guide home in Dorset

The Hayloft, Plum Guide home in Dorset

Click to book The Hayloft now: from £115 per night The original details of this converted hayloft hark back to bygone times, and its farming heritage is still very much evident. But what was home to farming tools and animal feed has been cleverly converted to make what can only be described as a love nest. Step inside the larger barn structure and head up your own staircase to the front door. It's a modest space, perfect for two, with a mix of character features and modern comforts. It's bright, with windows built into the walls at a low level, and skylights in the roof. If you manage to drag yourself away from your well-deserved morning lie-ins, the local pub and village shop are just a short walk away and provide excellent food. Dorchester is only ten minutes away by car, and you'll reach the stunning beaches and coastal walks of the Jurassic Coast in around fifteen. Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

The Manor Lodge

The Manor Lodge, Plum Guide home in Dorset

The Manor Lodge, Plum Guide home in Dorset

Click to book The Manor Lodge now: from £170 per night Always fantasised about being Lord or Lady of the Manor? Well, now you can be, sort of. This historic gatehouse (built in 1900) is part of a family estate, located in the Dorset village of Hinton St Mary. Recently refurbished by the owners in a modern but classic style (along with the estate’s stables, also available on Plum Guide), it's been opened up to outsiders for the very first time. We loved the balance between period features, such as the original windows, fireplace and kitchen floor, and brand new additions, like the shiny bathroom. Everything is finished in the best possible taste, with some lovely personal touches. The kitchen worktop is made from cedar from the estate, for example. The owners clearly want their new guests to feel at home, as they’re happy to accommodate needs, whims and fancies, from arranging a paid-for chef or babysitter, to offering a choice of seasonal duvets, luggage storage, locally sourced ingredients in the welcome pack and everything you’d need to bring your baby (high chair, cot, dinnerware, pram, potty, etc). The home’s location is another definite selling point. At the end of a small village lane near a cricket green and traditional pub, it’s picturesque and quaint. The nearest town is Sturminster Newton where there are shops and cafes, a great deli and butchers. This home makes a great base to explore the famous Dorset coast and countryside or simply settle back and relax by the wood-burning stove and imagine your servants are just out of sight. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom

The Manor Stables

The Manor Stables, Plum Guide home in Dorset

The Manor Stables, Plum Guide home in Dorset

Click to book The Manor Stables now: from £170 per night Always fantasized about being Lord or Lady of the Manor? Well, now you can be, sort of. This historic stable building (dating back to 1900) is part of a family estate located in the Dorset village of Hinton St Mary. Along with the estate’s gatehouse (also available on Plum Guide), it's been recently refurbished and is accessible to outsiders for the first time. We loved the balance between period features and brand new additions, like the shiny bathroom and kitchen gadgets. Everything is finished in the best possible taste, with some lovely personal touches. The owners clearly want their new guests to feel at home, as they’re happy to accommodate needs, whims and fancies, from arranging a paid-for chef or babysitter, to offering a choice of seasonal duvets, luggage storage, locally sourced ingredients in the welcome pack and everything you’d need to bring your baby (high chair, cot, dinnerware, pram, potty, etc). The home’s location is another definite selling point. At the end of a small village lane, near a cricket green and traditional pub, it’s picturesque and quaint. The nearest town is Sturminster Newton where there are plenty of shops and cafes, a great deli and butchers. This home makes a great base to explore the famous Dorset coast and countryside or simply settle back and relax by the wood-burning stove and imagine your servants are just out of sight. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom

Sweet Vintage

Sweet Vintage, Plum Guide home in Dorset, UK

Sweet Vintage, Plum Guide home in Dorset, UK

Click to book Sweet Vintage now: from £270 per night This home in the quaint town of Sherborne is like an enormous hug. Right from the off, the beautifully restored period house with its deep blue front door, oozes warmth. Heading inside feels like coming home thanks to the thought and detail that has gone into creating this joyful space. We’re talking trendy vintage furniture (we love the mid-century drinks trolley almost as much as we love the complimentary gin that comes with it), freshly cut flowers and pillows with personality. And the light, fully-equipped kitchen, has a pantry, laden with luxury edible treats and essentials. Upstairs, beds are big and comfy. The tall shuttered picture windows come with cool vintage chairs so you can take in the view with your morning coffee. The master bathroom comes with a luxury, freestanding bathtub and newly tiled shower. Outside, the sunny courtyard garden is equally well-loved – sit among the flowers and enjoy that gin and tonic in the sunshine while planning an adventure in the nearby Dorset countryside. Sleeps up to 6 | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Wild Orchid

Wild Orchid, Plum Guide home in Dorset, UK

Wild Orchid, Plum Guide home in Dorset, UK

Click to book Wild Orchid now: from £500 per night Modern and minimal, this home delivers contemporary countryside chic. In the light-filled living room, you can open up the French doors to fresh countryside air and idyllic vistas of Dorset’s rolling hills. This home is located within an Area of Outstanding Beauty and nature can be found right on your doorstep. Enjoy a tranquil sunset amble around the seventy acres of private family estate. There’s a wildflower meadow, tumbling woodland streams and a spot for a campfire. With no light pollution, you’ll witness the night sky light up with stars. Once you’ve exhausted exploring your immediate surroundings venture out to the nearby Jurassic Coast. A cosy super king-size bed awaits your return with startling lake views at dawn. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

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