Glamping at Black Pig Retreats allows you to escape the everyday, park your car, load up your wheelbarrow and enjoy a fabulous holiday with a difference, where you can cook with fire, collect logs, listen to birdsong and immerse yourself in an outdoor lifestyle. Facing towards the amazing view over the Blackmore Vale, Gascon has been stylishly furnished with a French theme, named after an ancient breed of black pig from the mountainous Midi-Pyrenees region of France. You can choose to relax and admire the surrounding countryside from your deck or for the more energetic there is plenty of space for football or flying a kite. Inside you will find a cosy wood-fired range for cooking and heating, two-ring gas hob, all the kitchen utensils you could need when glamping, a fridge for chilling all those important holiday ingredients and a sink with lots of hot water. The super comfy beds include a king-size bed, twin beds and a double cabin bed, perfect as a holiday den for little and not so little ones. At the back of this luxury tent is an en suite shower-room with double-size shower tray and across from this is a cloakroom with flushing WC, wash-basin and heated towel rail. This calm and peaceful environment invites you to stay and enjoy all things natural, or do nothing and finish that book. This spacious safari tent sits in the large wildflower meadow below Murciano and in an adjoining lower meadow is Mukota, an African themed tent that sleeps four, and a games-room housed in a fabulous straw bale eco-building (shared by all three tents). The star attraction of this small holding is Beauty the Large Black pig, although she thinks she's a dog, who inspired the name of the site, all three of the beautifully styled tents are named after breeds of black pig. Bittles Brook Farm has an equestrian facility and in addition to Beauty and the horses; you will encounter the Owners' chickens sheep and dogs, although they are all separate from your glamping meadow. Your dogs are welcome to join you in this 'away from it all holiday', but please keep them under control. As the farm name suggests there is a brook and a pond to explore, so please supervise children at all times. The village shop and pub are a fifteen to twenty minute walk along footpaths and lanes.
When you are ready to explore farther afield, Black Pig Retreats is in a very central location; the hilltop town of Shaftesbury is a five minute drive and has an array of independent shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs. The Jurassic Coast is one hour away, with the geological icons of Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, or the sandy beaches at Weymouth or Sandbanks are a similar distance. Longleat is just over half an hour away, home to the world's longest maze, not to mention lions, tigers and monkeys, or mysterious Stonehenge is half an hour in the opposite direction. The Georgian City of Bath with its historic spas and the Cathedral City of Salisbury are just under an hour away. If you've brought bicycles with you, the New Forest National Park has miles of tracks through ancient woodland, or you can hire bikes in the forest at Burley or Brockenhurst. The ethos of Black Pig Retreats is to tread gently upon the landscape, this is an opportunity to leave technology behind and embrace the natural beauty that surrounds you, minimising your impact upon the countryside. Electricity is limited to lighting, running the fridge and charging a mobile phone. Mobile phone reception is limited, although EE 4G is available at the top of the farm. Lakemead Boarding Kennels are near to Black Pig Retreats in Frog Lane; you may be able to arrange day care if you wanted a dog-free day out during your holiday.
Open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and bedroom areas. Double den bed, wood-fired range, 2 ring hob and fridge.
Bedroom 1 with double bed.
Bedroom 2 with twin beds.
Shower-room with double shower.
Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin.
Arrive at Black Pig Retreats and your escape to the country has begun; unwind in this fabulous landscape in your very own luxury themed tent with en suite facilities. Pitched in a south-facing wildflower meadow, the tents have en suite facilities, which include a flushing toilet, hot s... Read More »