Glamping in style, your luxury safari tents awaits you.
Dine inside or outside, there's plenty of space.
Plenty of space for all the family - the bedrooms are between the open plan living area and the cloak-room and shower-room.
Murciano has great views across the farm and the surrounding countryside.
Welcome to Murciano!
A fully fitted gorgeous kitchen-area with wood-fired range, two ring gas hob and fridge/freezer for your glamping holiday luxuries.
The cosy seating area, kept toasty warm on a cooler evening by the wood- fired range.
What a lovely spot to enjoy the sunshine.
So much thought and care has been put into this luxury tent.
The cabin bed is a little den, where you can read by torchlight under the bedclothes and maybe even have a midnight feast!
Your super comfy double bed awaits you after a day of fresh air and exploring.
The bedrooms are reached through the living area.
The twin room has comfy 3 foot beds.
The twin room has gorgeous bedding too, hot water bottles are available for super warm cosy feet.
The cloak-room is at the back of the tent and catches the morning sunshine.
The shower-room has a glass screen and a heated towel rail for warm fluffy towels.
Murciano is the higher of the two luxury safari tents with fabulous views from the deck over the Blackmore Vale.
These magnificent tents ae built upon an insulated base, so stay warm and snug.
Cook up a storm and dine al fresco.
What a lovely spot to relax with a book.
The double bedroom is just gorgeous!
There are even thoughtfully-provided hot water bottles and blankets for the cooler months.
The wonderful twin bedroom.
Children will love being in this cabin bed with the curtains drawn.
The kitchen area is well-equipped for your glamping needs.
Dine inside or out, the choice is yours!
The wood-fired range is great for cooking and heating, but there is a two ring gas hob as well.
There are nods to the theme of this gorgeous retreat throughout.
So much space for any amount of fun; picking buttercups, flying a kite or simply seeing how many types of insect you can spot.
A great chance to show off your barbecue skills.
Countryside bliss.
What a fabulous setting, the wild flower meadow is your to enjoy.
Welcome to Murciano!
This is a magical setting at night.
Mukota shares its meadow with The Bothy - a delightful building made from straw bales.
Here you can see Mukota and The Bothy in the foreground and Murciano and Gascon in the meadow beyond.
The Bothy is a delightful building, ideal for family gatherings, communal activities or classes - it is available if you have booked the whole site.
There is seating for 20 in The Bothy, perfect for gatherings.
A large wood-burner keeps the building nice and cosy.
There is a chuck wagon located across this pretty bridge from The Bothy.
Available if you have booked the whole site along with The Bothy, the Chuck Wagon contains a WC and separate small kitchen.
The Bothy is made from straw bales, created to be organic and authentic in both design and intention.
There are a variety of animals on the farm (separate from your glamping meadow).
Horses and sheep graze the surrounding land.
Which animals will you encounter?
There is an equestrian facility at the farm.
One of the owner's lovely horses.
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 has local produce and holiday treats.
The Coppleridge Inn in the village is a 30 minute walk along lanes and tracks.
Take a walking trail around this historic market town.
Gold Hill, this iconic shot proves that Shaftesbury really is a hilltop town.
Tour the beautiful historic buildings in Shaftesbury.
Plenty of pubs to visit in Shaftesbury.
The brilliant Black Pig Retreats, with Mukota in the foreground and Murciano and Gascon in the meadow beyond.

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 Coppleridge Inn (1 ¼ miles)

A traditional country pub set within fifteen acres of lush meadows and woodland. With four separate dining areas, including al fresco dining in summer, you'll be spoilt for choice. Dogs are welcome in the bar area.

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)

Visit the world-famous gardens at Stourhead and sit amongst tranquil scenes. Described as ‘a living work of art’, the gardens lead visitors on a breath-taking journey. Spend a while in the 18th Century Palladian villa and Hoare family home, before wending your way around the grounds, falling in love with the beautifully thought out landscapes and classical architecture.

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.

The Green Rock Cafe (1 ½ miles)

Lots of organic, wholefood dishes with a Mediterranean influence.

Shaftesbury Cycle Hire (1 ½ miles)

Recycled bike hire. No room in the car to bring your bike on holiday? The child and adult bikes here are available on a daily or weekly tariff. Free delivery and collection within a 15 mile radius of Shaftesbury.

Gold Hill Museum and Garden (1 ½ miles)

This museum is quite unusual as it lies within a tradtional sandstone cottage! It is brimming with local history and has a stunning garden with fabulous views. Usually open April until October, please check to avoid disappointment.

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