Gascon sits on the hillside of this gorgeous wild flower meadow.
There are magnificent views from the deck, over the Blackmore Vale.
This spacious safari tent has a French theme.
The open plan interior with dining/cooking/living space has views out over the countryside that surrounds it.
The large deck has amazing views.
These luxury safari tents have a very spacious and sociable open plan interior.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a Smeg gas hob and fridge freezer for holiday goodies.
Dine inside or out, the choice is yours.
Snuggle up around the fire after a day of exploring.
The living area leads through to the two gorgeous bedrooms.
The super-comfy double bed awaits you after a day of being on holiday, the shower room and cloak room are through the door at the back of the tent.
Another shot of the double bedroom looking out towards the kitchen/dining/living space.
Lovely linens go with the fabulous French theme.
Two three foot beds make this a cosy twin room.
This bedroom is gorgeous too.
The cabin bed, the little den that children will remember long after their holiday.
The cabin bed is just delightful!
The owner has thoughtfully provided hot water bottles and blankets for the chillier months.
The cloakroom has a heated towel rail to keep the room snug.
The large shower has plenty of space for sandy or muddy little ones and a heated towel rail, for warm soft towels.
Gascon has these fabulous pink sofas are great to snuggle into after a hard day of holidaying!
The interior of Gascon is just delightful.
The sofas are perfect for relaxing after a day out and about.
Room for all the family to laze on the decking with a leisurely breakfast.
The deck is perfect for relaxing on with a good book, too.
Why not play some games al fresco.
Pitched in such idyllic surroundings, this is how to go Glamping.
A fridge and a freezer, that's Glamping, not camping!
The range will keep you toasty warm in the cooler months.
Plenty of equipment is provided.
So many delighful details catch your eye, the longer you stay, the more you will see.
Basking in this large meadow, with far-reaching rural views.
This is a magical setting at night too.
Who gets to light the BBQ? Please supervise children at all times. around an open fire.
Gascon on the gate, identifies your holiday safari tent and gives a French welcome.
Gascon is the lower of the two safari tents, with great views over the Blackmore Vale from the decking.
The Bothy is a delightful building, ideal for family gatherings, communal activities or classes - it is available if you have booked the whole site.
Here you can see Mukota and The Bothy in the foreground and Murciano and Gascon in the meadow beyond.
A close up of the lovely Bothy.
There is seating for 20 in The Bothy, perfect for gatherings.
A large wood-burner keeps the building nice and cosy.
The Bothy is made from straw bales, created to be organic and authentic in both design and intention.
The Chuck Wagon is across this little bridge.
Available if you have booked the whole site along with The Bothy, the Chuck Wagon contains a WC and separate small kitchen.
There are a variety of animals on the farm (separate from your glamping meadow).
Horses and sheep graze the surrounding fields.
Which animals will you encounter?
There is an equestrian facility at the farm.
One of the owner's lovely horses.
This is Beauty a Great Black pig, she has inspired the name of the retreat.
Some friendly pigs, to fit in with the theme of this wonderful glamping site.
Not forgetting the owner's chickens too.
The village of Motcombe has a community shop and pub.
The community shop in the village has local produce and holiday treats; a 15 minute walk from 'home'.
The Coppleridge Inn is a 30 minute walk from Balck Pig Retreats.
Take the walkng tour of nearby Shaftesbury, the views over The Blackmore Vale are impressive.
Iconic Gold Hill in Shaftesbury.
From the top of Gold Hill the views are spectacular.
Shaftesbury has many historic buildings.
Lots of pubs to choose from.
Prehistoric Stonehenge is a 40 minute drive,(photograph copyright English Heritage).
Visit Shaftesbury Abbey set within a Medieval walled garden.
The brilliant Black Pig Retreats, with Mukota in the foreground and Murciano and Gascon in the meadow beyond.

Gascon Safari Tent


1.4 miles N of Shaftesbury / Sleeps 6 + cot

7 Nights from £555 - £1275

May 2018

The facilities available were exceptional. We went glamping for the first time last year at another site, but Gascon Safari Tent was far better, incomparable to be honest. The setting is simply gorgeous with horses, sheep, the black pigs, dogs, chickens! simply fabulous. Carolyn is amazing, she was so lovely, even giving us some tonic for our Gin on the evening we arrived! Seeing how well she looks after her animals was also wonderful to see.

We have been waxing lyrical to our friends about what a fantastic break we had. Its just perfect and we will DEFINITELY be back!

Loved every bl**dy minute!

April 2018

Such a perfect place, warm and cosy - you almost forget you are in a tent! Beautifully designed, furnished and accessorised so you have everything you need but still feels like an adventure!

May 2017

We had a fantastic break and can't wait to head back for more!

May 2017

The owner was very friendly and easy to talk to. They have thought through everything. We were there with our three young kids and we had everything we needed. the tent is very compfortable and clean. It was our first glamping experience and it was amazing. We strongly recommend the Gascon Safari Tent and we for sure come again. The kids loved the place, the fields they had access to, the bbq and the farm animals.

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