Whether you are with us for a short break or a longer holiday we try to provide everything you need to enable you to relax, unwind and soak up the beautiful natural surroundings.
Nick and Molly bought the farm in August 2015 and live in the farmhouse, which dates back to the 16th century. The farm land extends to 12 acres and includes a designated ancient orchard called 'Gore Orchard', which is the oldest in the area and dates back to 1930. There is ongoing work to regenerate the ancient orchard, which is bursting with wild animals and flowers (and of course, apple trees!) There are various springs on the farm and they plan to regenerate the land as organically as is practicable.
They have planted wild flower meadows below the yurts and would like to add to the already bustling ecology and biodiversity that exists on the farm. You are almost certain to hear the owls, buzzards and woodpeckers that all live in trees surrounding the yurts. It is truly magical - the birdsong can be almost deafening!
At Walnut Farm we invite you to slow down, relax and enjoy our luxurious glamping experience. We are situated in a truly secluded and tranquil spot in West Dorset on the edge of a nature reserve, where you are guaranteed a unique and peaceful break with spectacular views. West Dorset is an area of amazing contrasts, where you can lose yourself in breathtaking scenery, absorb its heritage and history or simply relax in one of the most stunningly beautiful and diverse parts of England.
Despite being tucked away in beautiful countryside, our farm is less than 5 minutes drive to the vibrant market town of Bridport and pretty harbour of West Bay, part of the impressive Jurrassic coastline, a 'World Heratige Site', making us perfectly situated to explore this spectacular area.
Surrounded by the most idyllic network of footpaths, you can walk directly from the farm for miles. Whether you prefer hiking up hills, sauntering alongside brooks and streams or through nature reserves, there are miles of paths to choose from. There is a meadow at the bottom of the orchard with a gently flowing stream with a sandy bottom which is the perfect spot for picnics and paddling.
If food is your passion, then you have struck gold with Dorset. Every taste and budget is covered from fish and chips on the beach to top end restaurants including Hix and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. Check out our THINGS TO DO page for our favourites.
If you want to get out and about there is always something going on, from local markets to fishing trips, or if speed is your thing then we can highly recommend the Lyme Bay RIB Charter which which will take you for a thrilling blast - the views of the cliffs from the sea are spectacular. For more ideas have a look at our THINGS TO DO page.