Farmstead Glamping sits nestled on Colber Farm in the beautiful Dorset Countryside.
The dairy farm is run by Father and Son team, Paul and Jon, with the milk from the 150 mixed herd going to local cheese makers Barbers. The family have been farming for over 5 generations and have been at Colber Farm for the last 20 years.
In May 2017 Farmstead Glamping was set up and is now run by their wives, Mary and Hannah. Jon and Hannah live on the farm with their young family and will be your point of contact during your stay.
From the very start our aim was clear; to provide a luxury glamping experience that was respectful of its rural heritage and to do so in an environmentally sustainable manner whilst promoting all things Dorset! So what better place to start than with our artisan shepherds huts, built less than 15 miles away by the super talented master crafts people at Plankbridge. Custom made from the ground, Richard and his team have ingeniously managed to kit our huts out with en-suite rooms, bijou kitchens, seating areas and double beds and we’ve still no idea how they did it!! The huts have then been tastefully decorated and furnished with as many local products as we could find. To read more about our local suppliers click here
So if sitting by the fire toasting marshmallows or relaxing in the wood fired hot tub watching the world pass by sound like your sort of stay, then look no further!
We where very fortunate to receive a grant from the European Agricultural Fund of Rural Development aimed at providing support for micro and small businesses and farm diversification which helped with the financing of this project.
Since setting up two years ago we have made a number of improvements, towards a more sustainable future. More details of this can be found here.
We are very proud that our efforts in this area saw us awarded a Green Tourism Silver award at the start of 2019
Many miles of footpaths emanate for the farm, with the charming town of Sturminster Newton being a beautiful 20 minute walk from the huts. There is an abundance of wildlife to be found on the farm, such as the deer that graze the fields around the shepherd huts, along with Pheasants, Rabbits, Hares, Buzzards and other birds such as woodpeckers. The picturesque River Stour meanders through the farm, with Swans and Herons frequently spotted and if your lucky even an Otter. During the spring, summer and autumn months you will see the cows grazing the fields around you.
If you want to explore locally or a little further afield Dorset has plenty to offer and we have shared some of our favourite destinations on the Out and About page.