When people wonder, what is glamping? You can point them in the direction of Explorer’s Carriage; a true adventurer’s delight in the calm tranquil surroundings of Dorset.
This converted old railway carriage has been so very tastefully transformed into a quirky abode that positively oozes Victorian explorer charm!
Beautifully positioned in a small paddock along with three other glamping huts the Explorer’s Carriage offers you not only a haven in the lush green woodland area, but also a short trip to the coast too! Just a few miles, the famous Dorset coast awaits new visitors for exploration and discovery.
Stay in the paddock and while the days away if you wish, who could blame you? This location has that effect! Light the lamps, pop the kettle on the log stove and plan your expeditions, too, if you wish.
Think about fossil hunting on the Jurassic coast, paddle boarding, kayaking, or even taking a speed boat tour if you’re feeling energetic? And for those more leisurely days you can saunter through the trail and enjoy the local cafes and shops situated in the nearby coastal towns.
The evenings here provide visitors with an unsurpassable destination that epitomises relaxation, enabling you to recharge batteries. Chill out in the evenings by the camp fire as you look up to the starry skies, a sight that never ceases to inflict wonder and amazement. If you prefer to unwind under cover you can open the doors up, sink into the comfy chesterfield by the log stove, share a glass of wine and let your spirit free.
Explorer’s Carriage is located on land that is part of a private retreat site. This allows guests to take advantage of several classes on offer at the retreat, including yoga, massage sessions, meditation sessions, foraging walks, surfing trips, and even spoon carving lessons!
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 renowned around the world for its fossils and dramatic scenery, as well as being known as the location for the filming of the popular television series ‘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’s 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.
Fancy dining out?
For eating out try the River Cottage Canteen in Axminster which is excellent, and 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, the owner, says let her know the occasion and budget and she will recommend somewhere!
Whatever your persuasion, there’s something to satisfy and entertain. But most of all this quaint destination is a place where memories and happiness is made, so why not make some of your own?