NEW FOR 2018!
Glamping Bus, Horsebox, Bunkhouse & Yurt!
Parsons Camp is situated between the bottom corners of Brickles Wood and Parsons Copse with views across the Dorset countryside looking towards Bulbarrow hill. This new exclusive glamping site featuring our very own double-decker bus! The site can sleep 11 comfortably between the bus (5), bunkhouse (4) and a yurt (2), all built on the Stock Gaylard estate.
The Bus was once the coastal tourist bus starting its life on the Isle of White, then moving to Norfolk before finaly finding its true calling in the glamping world. With most of original seats removed it now boasts five beds on the lower deck while the upper deck houses an undercover seating area and kitchen. The back half of the upper deck has been left open to the skys. We have installed an oak bench that gives seating around three sides of the custom built oak table in the middle. A BBQ is suspended off one side of the bus and a patio heater sits at the end of the table to keep you warm on the cooler days of the year.
Parsons Camp is situated between the bottom corners of Brickles Wood and Parsons Copse with views across the Dorset countryside looking towards Bulbarrow hill. The Bunkhouse contains one double bed and two single bunks above. With the additional two man yurt this gives the site a total bed capacity for eleven people. Whilst there is only seating for nine undercover in the bus there are plates and cutlery for eleven.
There is a towed horsebox that contains a gas heated shower/bath with a table and basin. Beside the horsebox is an original small shepherd's hut which contains a table with basin, urinal and modern compost toilet. The whole site is plumbed with mains water.
The site is child friendly and we welcome up to two dogs on this site. Hen do's are also welcome at Parson's Camp.
There are excellent train links nearby at Sherborne, from there Stock Gaylard is a 10 minute taxi ride, there is a taxi office at the station.
We recommend Dike & Son, our local family run supermarket in Stalbridge for groceries. They sell a range of local produce plus all the well known brands you use everyday.
In addition we can provide Venison from the estate POA.
For more information about Parsons Camp, prices and availability:
Telephone: 01963 23511
It really is a wonderfully surreal experience eating your lunch on the open top deck of a double decker bus, such a man made, city dwelling thing, given a new lease of life and nestled in it’s own patch of countryside with not another soul for miles around. You feel completely at one with nature, enjoying a height and a view usually only accessible to the birds – there is something very thrilling and playful about the whole experience. The bus itself has been lovingly transformed, and as many of the original features preserved, for example the bus seats and various buttons. It really brings out the excited child in you, I defy you to not instantly want to sit in the front seat and pretend to be the driver. The attention to detail is marvelous, and as always with Josie and Andrew’s spaces, the hospitality is second to none.
14/07/2017 - Nina, Canopy and Stars
Stock Gaylard Estate Office, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 2BG
Tel: 01963 23511