Camping in Dorset

Are you looking to go camping in Dorset? Then treat yourself to a camping experience with Stock Gaylard. We offer luxurious camping holidays in picturesque settings in the heart of the countryside. We’re a small estate located just over four miles from Sturminster Newton and eight miles from Sherborne. And we have a lot to offer.

Discover 1800 acres and around 300 acres of oak woodland, 80 acres of common land, and an enclosed 80-acre deer park with a small lake. Immerse yourself in nature and disconnect as you unwind, relax, and reflect in peaceful tranquillity. Enquire further by calling Stock Gaylard today on 01963 23511.

The No.1 Place for Camping in Dorset

Whether you’re planning a birthday weekend away, a cosy getaway with your partner, or a trip with friends, camping is a popular choice, especially when the accommodation is provided by Stock Gaylard. We have Glamping Dorset options and holiday homes to suit everyone, either along the stunning Jurassic Coast or on our gorgeous country estate.

Our glamping sites are located throughout our country estate, and each one is unique. Plus, you have exclusive use of the site during your stay – you won’t be sharing amenities with the other camps, which are all around five to ten minutes’ walk away. That means you won’t be disturbed and will be free to enjoy your stay in peace and quiet.

And if glamping is not your style and you’re more into holiday homes, then we have a lovely chalet located by the coast. The Siesta Chalet is just metres from the Jurassic Coast and a short distance from the Dorset village of Eype.

Why Come to Us for Your Camping in Dorset 

Here at Stock Gaylard, we’re committed to ensuring that your experience is a memorable one. Our staff are friendly and will always make you feel welcome.

As for your camping experience, we offer what is commonly referred to as ‘Glamourous Camping’ or glamping. This an option that gives you the experience of staying outdoors but with many of the creature comforts of home.

Beautiful public right of way path through this gorgeous estate. Owners very friendly too.

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What to Expect When You Camp with Stock Gaylard

When you choose to camp in Dorset at one of our glamping sites, you can be assured that we’ll see that we provide everything you’ll need to make your stay enjoyable.

What we provide includes:

  • Mains Water
  • All Bedding for Single and Double Beds
  • Tea Towels
  • Solar Lighting and Torches
  • Small Gas Camping Fridge
  • Starter Pack Tea and Coffee
  • Starter Loo Paper
  • BBQ Tools
  • Natural History Books and Guides
  • Jigsaw Puzzles and Games
  • Umbrellas
  • Campfire with Seating
  • Gas Shower
  • Camp Fire with Cooking Grill Over

Please note that we do not provide electricity for charging devices, towels, extra torches and reading lights, extra cold boxes, food & drink, shower gel, wet weather clothing, binoculars, or extra games.

What Is There to Do in Dorset During Your Visit?

Dorset is not short of things to do and see, so you’ll have plenty to keep you busy. Take a trip to Durdle Door, easily one of the famous attractions in Dorset. Explore the ruins of Corfe Castle, perched on a low peak amidst the rolling hills on the Isle of Purbeck. Travel back in time onboard Swanage Railway. Visit Old Harry Rocks by land or sea.

You could choose to wander along Weymouth Harbour, go fossil hunting at Lyme Regis, discover Thomas Hardy’s in Dorchester, or get windswept at Portland Bill. Or why not escape to Brownsea Island, soak up the views from Gold Hill, voted one of the prettiest streets in England, discover the art collection at Kingston Lacy, visit the Cerne Giant, or do what most other tourists do and hit the beach!

What Is There to Do in Dorset During Your Visit?

At Stock Gaylard, we offer a wide range of holiday options with various sites tailored to provide different experiences. These options include:

camping in dorset
camping in dorset

Withybed Yurts

Our Withybed Yurts are located beside a farm track near to the Deer Park. They face west, so expect stunning sunsets, and Roe deer often graze between the wood and the field edges. You’ll also hear Tawny and Barn owls at night, and Nightingales in May and June, too.

The Withybed camp has three sleeping yurts, all of which are equipped with a double bed, two single beds, and a pull-out futon. There’s also one yurt with four single futons and a large safari tent with a living area, a dresser, tables, and seating.

Brickles Yurts

Brickles Yurts is located on the edge of the 60-acre Brickles Wood. The yurts face southeast towards Blackmore Vale, and there is a beautiful mixed wood with mature oaks, hazel coppice, and stands of pine and beech, creating a superb habitat for wildlife to thrive, including owls and foxes.

Parsons Camp 

Parsons Camp is located near to Brickles Wood and Parsons Copse. It offers views across the Dorset countryside, and the exclusive camping site features rather unique accommodation – a converted double-decker bus. This site can comfortably sleep up to ten people between the bus (4), bunkhouse (4), and a shepherd’s hut (2).

Sawpit Wagon

The Sawpit Wagon takes advantage of stunning views in all directions. This private accommodation sleeps two and comes with a double bed, comfortable seating, and a dining area alongside the kitchen. There’s a west-facing elevated platform that’s perfect for sitting out during the evening.

Siesta Chalet 

If holiday homes are more your thing, book the Siesta Chalet. The chalet is located just a stone’s throw from the Jurassic Coast and sits at the highest point, offering unspoilt views of the coastline. The village of Eype is just a few miles away, where there’s a delightful little pub for you to enjoy.

The Gardens

The gardens comprise an expanse of gravel leading onto a small lawn with a central path that has an iron gate through which the Deer Park can be accessed. The church lies to the south of this area, and the garden is made up of a series of lawns with box hedging, herbaceous borders, and mature trees. You’ll find the Dovecote to the north.

The Estate 

Here at Stock Gaylard, we’re thrilled to provide you with an unforgettable camping experience. The centrepiece is Stock Gaylard House, which is a small Georgian Grade II listed country house believed to have been built around 1714.

Tours of the house are available but must be booked in advance as they occur only on selected dates throughout the year.

The estate itself spans 1800 acres and includes a large deer park and heavily forested areas left untouched. While staying on one of our camping pitches, you’re mere metres from where various, often rare, species of birds, animals, and insects make their home.

The Blackmore Vale

The Blackmore Vale forms part of an old English forest that covered much of North Dorset. This was known as the Forest of Gillingham. The area takes its name either from the dark aspect of its woods and its moist and Moorish situation or from the nature of its soil, a deep, strong and black clay.

Stock Gaylard House


We host a range of events throughout the year, so why not book your stay to coincide with one? Events include concerts, tours of the house, The Dorset Mud Run, and The Oak Fair.


See for yourself the splendour of our gorgeous estate by clicking on our gallery page, where you’ll find plenty of stunning images of the house, gardens, various campsites, and more.

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Contact Us

So, if you’re planning an escape to the countryside and would like to learn more about our incredible camping holidays, you need only get in touch. The team at Stock Gaylard are always happy to answer questions and provide information about our campsite in Dorset, our wonderful accommodation options, and our luxurious glamping experience.

To get in touch, the quickest way is to pick up the phone and call Stock Gaylard on 01963 23511. You can also get in touch using a written method. Fill out our online contact form or drop us an email at, and we’ll reply as soon as possible.