Glamping in style, your luxury safari tents awaits you.
Plenty of space for all the family, taken from the bedrooms which are between the open plan living area and the cloak-room and shower-room.
The cosy seating area, kept toasty warm on a cooler evening by the wood- fired range.
Dine inside or outside, there's plenty of space.
A fully fitted gorgeous kitchen-area with wood-fired range, two ring gas hob and fridge/freezer for your glamping holiday luxuries.
The wood-fired range is great for cooking and heating, but there is a two ring gas hob as well.
Your super comfy double bed awaits you after a day of fresh air and exploring.
The twin room has gorgeous bedding too, hot water bottles are available for super warm cosy feet.
The twin room has comfy 3 foot beds.
The cabin bed is a little den, where you can read by torchlight under the bedclothes and maybe even have a midnight feast!
Children will love being in this cabin bed with the curtains drawn.
Plenty of space for all the family, taken from the bedrooms which are between the open plan living area and the cloak-room and shower-room.
The cloak-room is at the back of the tent and catches the morning sunshine.
There is a flushing loo and also a heated towel rail to keep you snug.
The shower-room has a glass screen and a heated towel rail for warm fluffy towels.
So much thought and care has been put into this luxury tent.
You may wish that time would stand still during your escape to the country.
Welcome to Murciano!
The decking area is perfect for al fresco dining and to catch the evening sun.
What better way to relax after a hard day of being on holiday.
Murciano is the higher of the two luxury safari tents with fabulous views from the deck over the Blackmore Vale.
What a fabulous setting, the wild flower meadow is your to play in.
Murciano has great views across the farm and the surrounding countryside.
A great chance to show off your barbecue skills.
So much space for any amount of fun; picking buttercups, flying a kite or simply siing how many types of insect you can spot.
These magnificent tents ae built upon an insulated base, so stay warm and snug.
What a wonderful setting.
This cute little chap was just 4 days old, born on the farm.
The local pub in Motcombe, The Coppleridge Inn is a twenty minute walk along footpaths and lanes.
The village shop and post office in Motcombe is well stocked with local produce and a short walk from Black Pig Retreats.
The historic Saxon town of Shaftesbury is a 5 minute drive, with a great selection of independent shops, cafes and restaurants.
The New Forest has miles of footpaths and cycle tracks through ancient woodland.
Murciano snuggles into the hill side with far reaching views across the farm and the Blackmore Vale.

Murciano Safari Tent


1.4 miles N of Shaftesbury / Sleeps 6 + cot

7 Nights from £555 - £1275

The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Benett Arms Semley (2 ½ miles)

Dating back to the seventeenth century, this pub is centrally located in the village in beautiful countryside. Food is traditional pub grub and reasonably priced with outside seating on the village green opposite.

Nearest beach

Rockley Sands Beach (23 miles)

Rockley Sands beach in Poole is a small sand and mud beach, with facilities including a cafe, shop, toilets, equipment hire and parking. There is also disabled access and the beach is dog-friendly all year. Swimming at low tide should not be attempted due to strong currents.

Nearest walk

Shaftesbury Round Walk (1 ½ miles)

Courtesy of the website this walk starts in Shaftesbury and takes in the ancient woodland site of Kingsettle Wood. This particular walk is about seven and a half miles long and medium difficulty.

Nearest town

Shaftesbury (1 ½ miles)

Another famous haunt of the novelist Thomas Hardy, Shaftesbury has some of England’s most fascinating architecture, including the famous cobbled street of Gold’s Hill and the ruins of the abbey which date back to 888AD. The town sits at the top of a hill with panoramic views in every direction over Dorset and Wiltshire. Despite its glorious position and the beauty of its buildings and streets, Shaftesbury remains unspoilt by tourism.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Hill October 2013

Really worth a visit

We thought this would be more 'touristy' with the attraction of the Gold Hill. We stayed nearby and could have enjoyed pottering into Shaftesbury everyday. Turnbulls Deli and Cheese shop is amazing. (bring deep pockets). There are lots of cafes and independent clothes, gift shops and galleries to dip into. We didn't even get time to go to the Abbey but there are some fantastic views across the vale in the park area next to the Abbey entrance. A really friendly small market town, which even has an excellent curry house (Chutneys) which was an unexpected bonus.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Vesey-Wells November 2011

Shaftesbury is a lovely little town with an excellant bakery and nearby Hovis hill (Gold Hill)

Also nearby

Stourhead (7 ½ miles)

World famous landscaped gardens with a magnificent lake as centrepiece. Certainly worth a visit to see the classical temples, mystical grottoes and rare, exotic trees. Why not combine a walk around the garden with a visit to the house, restaurant and shop with opening time information available on their Web site.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pascoe October 2014


This is the most beautiful place you can imagine - the walk around the lake, dropping into the various buildings and grottoes, is breathtaking. All I can say is you really must visit.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Merriman September 2013


A wonderful must in Dorset. Great gardens and interesting house. Well worth a visit.

Chutney's Restaurant (1 ½ miles)

A well established Indian restaurant serving both traditional and contemporary cuisine. A take-away service is available and booking is recommended.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Hicks August 2014

Hidden gem

Definitely worth a visit, gets very busy at weekends so go early! Plenty of choice on the menu, beautifully cooked chef's specials, polite service, just what you need. My husband ordered 'off menu' and they were happy to oblige.

Gillingham & Shaftesbury Agricultural Show (1 mile)

An action packed day for all from 8.30am when the doors open until 6.30pm. All the usual traditional show shenanigans plus loads of additional events. See their Website for location and dates.

The Heavy Horse Show and Country Fair (1 mile)

This annual show normally takes place on the last weekend of September and is host to the West of England in Hand and Harness Championships plus lots of trade stands, crafts, activities and displays. Check their Website for dates and times.

The Artisans Bakery (1 ¼ miles)

A real gem of a find, set in the heart of Shaftesbury, just off the high street. A beautiful old building with stone floors and huge fireplace with a great range of bread and a cafe. The loaves look amazing - perfect for sitting around with cheese and wine and pulling off chunks.

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