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Explorers Carriage sits at the entrance to the paddock
Be welcomed by the sun and moon mural!
view from the double bed
an adventurers den
pop the kettle on!
view from the Chesterfield sofa
the carriage has double size bunk beds
hand painted door mural
the shower hut - shared with other huts
shower hut
views down the padock
a glimpse of Hope Gypsy wagon down the paddock
2 compost loos on site

Explorers Carriage, Dorset.


2 Double 4 persons FRIDAY changeover

An adventurers delight in Dorset - this old railway carriage has been cleverly transformed by Bryony and oozes Victorian explorer charm!

Set in a small paddock with 3 other glamping huts the Explorers carriage is just a few miles from the coast - a great spot for some exploration of your own. Light the lamps, pop the kettle on the log stove and plan your expeditions, were will you go? fossil hunting on the Jurassic coast, paddle boarding, kayaking, take a speed boat tour? Or perhaps a more leisurely trail through cafes and shops in nearby coastal towns.

Chill out in the evenings by the camp fire, toast a proverbial marshmallow and soak up starry skies... maybe even share a glass of wine with your glamping neighbours. Relax on a comfy chesterfield by the log stove, couples can cosy up on the double bed and the double bunk above is great for kids or adventurous grownups!

The land and fields are part of a private retreat site where you can treat yourself to a yoga (£30) or massage (£45) session with Bryony, or a meditation session (£30), foraging walk (£30), surfing (£35) and spoon carving lessons (£30).

Dorset is a stunning county, with verdant countryside and three-quarters of the coastline classed as a World Heritage Site featuring prominent landforms such as Lulworth Cove, the Isle of Portland, Chesil Beach and Durdle Door. This Jurassic coastline is famous worldwide for fossils and dramatic scenery and is the location for the filming of 'Broadchurch'. A 30 minute walk gets you to Charmouth with its lush beach, fish & chips, or take a 10 minute drive to Lyme Regis and its mini aquarium, go crabbing or admire the famous cob.

You're also in one of the best 'foodie' places in the UK! Bridport holds a Sunday food market, check out Lyme Bay winery for local wines and cider, and the Felicities Farm Shop 5 minutes away. For eating out try the River Cottage Canteen in Axminister which is excellent, Hix Restaurant overlooking the Lyme Regis bay serves delicious seafood. There are so many beautiful places to eat whilst gazing over the stunning coastline - Bryony says let her know the occasion and budget and she will recommend somewhere!

As you can see, there's plenty to do and see on this glamping holiday near the gorgeous Dorset coast.

Arrival  between 3pm - 9pm   Departure 10am


Sleeping Arrangements

up to 4, on 2 double beds, bunk style, one above the other

Cooking facilities

Kettle provided for use on campfire or log stove in carriage.

Bathroom facilities

Shower is in a separate hut approx 20 meters away, compost loos are in another hut to the left of the carriage, both are shared with 3 other glamping huts.

Heating & Lighting

Log burning stove, initial supply of wood provided, additional at £7 per basket


Approx 10 meters


Campfire, garden chairs, paddock with 3 other glamping huts

Pet Policy

Sorry, pets cannot be accommodated

Public Transport

Axminster Train Station has buses to Morcombelake (20 minutes walk away). Axminster Taxis or BJ's - book in advance.

If you would like any help please call:

01348 830922