15% Discount for 2 or more continuous mini breaks.
*Mini break is either: Three nights Friday, Saturday & Sunday or two nights mid week Monday &Tuesday nights or Wednesday & Thursday nights.
This truly peaceful and private site is designed to take advantage of the stunning views in all directions. Sleeping 2/4.
The main living space is the Sawpit Wagon, which has been sympathetically fitted out to give a double bed, comfortable seating and dining area alongside the kitchen. The west facing elevated platform allows you to enjoy uninterrupted views over the adjoining farm land and wooded countryside.
A restored shepherd’s hut which was regularly used during the 1920’s and 30’s has been fitted out as a cosy bedroom for two people - in bunk beds.
Facilities include compost loo, gas shower and camp fire with barbeque. There is also a wooden picnic table and seating.
The site is ideal for couples or families of up to four. For a family of four we will make up the bunkbeds in the Shepherds Hut at an extra cost of £100 per booking as outlined below in our calendar. One dog is welcome.
There are excellent train links nearby at Sherborne, from which 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.
The Sawpit Wagon and Shepherds Hut are approached via the Deer Park and past some ancient Oaks before crossing a field (car friendly!) to its private and secluded location.
WHAT WE PROVIDE
WHAT WE DO NOT PROVIDE
|Mains Water.||Electricity for charging mobile telephones & other devices.|
All bedding for Double & single beds.
|Solar lighting & torches.||Extra torches & reading lights (only battery or solar, no paraffin or oil lamps please).|
|Small gas camping fridge .||Extra cold box.|
|Starter pack tea & coffee.||Food & drink.|
|Starter loo paper..||Shower Gel|
|All cooking pans & utensils, cutlery, crockery, glasses etc.
Including bbq tools.
|Wet weather clothing & wellies (just in case!)|
|Natural History books & guides.||Binoculars.|
|Jigsaw puzzles & games.||Extra games.|
|Campfire with seating.|
|Solar Shower & hot water from wood fired hot water tank.|
Gas hob in Sawpit Wagon, Camp fire with cooking grill over.
For more information about the holidays, prices or availability:
Telephone: 01963 23511
Dear Andy, Thank you for making us feel at home straight away! For taking us out and showing us around this amazing estate. It's just incredible.
We have enjoyed every morning, evening and night beside the fire! The chorus at dusk and dawn here is amazing! We even saw a pole cat!
We explored the woodland, parkland oaks, the church but would really need more than 3 nights to see more! But dont worry...we will be back!
To anyone staying, BEWARE you will never want to leave!!!
Untill next time! I hope time is kind to your and your beautiful wifeand we will keep in touch I'm sure!
P.S. Thanks for the scrumotious cake
19/04/2018 - Char & Andy
We had a fantastic time in spite of the rain! A little bit of paradise to get away from it all. Well equipped, comfortable, loved the outdoor shower and having camp fires. Nobody near us - idyllic.
28/07/2017 - Elizabeth
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay - it was restful and comfortable. The walks around the estate were beautiful.
14/07/2017 - Michael
We had a great time at Sawpit Wagon Camp. It is wonderfully peaceful and feels remote, yet a welcome part of the Stock Gaylard Estate, who are very friendly.
28/04/2017 - Robert
Fabulous little place and a real gem. We had a wonderful weekend away from it all at Sawpit Wagon Camp. The accommodation is super comfortable - the bed was the comfiest I had ever slept in! The wagon is really well equipped - much more than I had expected and we all loved the outdoor shower and having a campfire / BBQ every evening. The children loved the freedom and would take the dog out for short walks by themselves which they could never do at home (they are 9 and 7). The hosts were brilliant and were on hand to help if needed but also left us to it once we were settled. I would highly recommend this place for anyone who likes being outdoors but also likes a comfy bed and a hot shower. But don't expect to be able to charge any devices as it is an electricity free zone. Utter bliss!
19/08/2016 - Louise
A lovely relaxing break that made us feel as though we had been away for days instead of just 2 nights. Andy and Josie were so welcoming and friendly, Andy took time to engage with the children as well as showing us the essentials of Sawpit Wagon Camp - the compost loo was a hit! The location of Sawpit and Andy's reassurance that this was our break to relax and enjoy ensured we all laughed, screeched, ran around and played pranks on each other - it sounds awful but I can't remember the last time all four of us were so in tune and focused on one another - that was the beauty of the Sawpit Wagon Camp; oh and the chocolate cake was divine!! Very sad to pack up and leave yesterday - the adults wanted an efficient and brief goodbye, the children wanted to linger and to drink it in a bit more.
29/07/2016 - Ellie
A little piece of paradise. Very tastefully done - everything has been thought of - yet it has been kept simple. Mod cons of hot water and fridge were great. Beautiful setting and lots to do if you want to. Hosts were lovely. Highly recommend.
15/07/2016 - Victoria
Stock Gaylard Estate Office, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 2BG
Tel: 01963 23511