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Mount Pleasant Farm

Dorset, Blandford Forum

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Rated with 9.4

(185 Reviews)

Escape to a simpler life with Anna and Mike

Located in a timeless patch of English Southwest countryside, you will escape the hustle and bustle of city life and discover the stunning peace of Mount Pleasant in Dorset for your next family holiday. Close to Bournemouth & Weymouth, Mike and Anna will teach you all about their family-run farm, home to Hereford and Aberdeen Angus cattle, a flock of ewes, horses, pigs and a collection of poultry. Your canvas hideaways are in the middle of a glorious meadow looking out over your beautiful surroundings - the ideal spot for a Dorset family holiday.

Life in rural Dorset

If the farm isn’t enough to keep you occupied, Mount Pleasant is just a half hour from some of Dorset’s most beautiful beaches – Ringstead and Lulworth Cove being two of our guests’ favourites. The market town of Blandford Forum is just 15 minutes away, with lovely villages on the way and visit the Cerne Giant in by the National Trust. If you feel like venturing further afield, the ruins of Corfe and Wardour castles and the Purbeck Heritage Coast are all within 25 miles of the farm. There are walks such as visiting the Jurassic Safari for a stunning view of the coast and cycling possibilities aplenty – just ask Mike or Anna and they’ll point you in the right direction.

What to do at Mount Pleasant

During the day, grab a cuppa and have a chat with Mike about his days growing up on the farm while the kids play around the meadows. There is no set day or time for a farm tour but he is happy to put on a farm walk for those interested in learning more about UK farming and in Dorset. Uniquely, you can also bring your horse to stay with you, with stable accommodation available at the farm too. Breathe in the fresh country air as you take a vigorous walk towards the farm’s nearest hill at Bulbarrow, and breathe in the fantastic view from the tallest point in Dorset. Or you can simply relax by your canvas hideaway and observe the wildlife going by, you may spot a bat or swallow in the evening. Borrow the firepit for toasting marshmallows or round off the day by firing up the outdoor pizza oven on-site and drink in the blissful setting before you retire to your cosy bed, a perfect end to a perfect Dorset family holiday.

What can you expect?

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    Dog-friendly

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    Honesty shop

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    Pizza oven

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    Private shower

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    Close to the coast

What animals will you find on this farm?

Sheep

Chickens

Lambs

Ponies

Pigs

Cows

Horses

Dogs

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What our guests like

  • ✓ 5 canvas hideaways
  • ✓ No electricity
  • ✓ Horses and/ or ponies
  • ✓ Spectacular walks nearby
  • ✓ Spring lambing
  • ✓ Animal menagerie

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    Including wood for the wood-burning stove (1 pack per day)

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    Including welcome package with bed-linen, towels, candles, matches, washing-up liquid and other basic items

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    Private showers

What do our guests think?

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9.4

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Dr Bagg

28/08/2023

A fantastic location with plenty of space between the tents in a lovely big field with glorious views. What we particularly enjoyed about Mount Pleasant was that it is a real working farm, with cows, sheep, chickens, pigs, horses and dogs. It was also truely dog friendly. Anna was quite happy for us to use empty fields for our dog to run round in and gave us local dog walks. She was also relaxed about allowing him to remain off the lead around the tent as long as we were responsible dog owners. Our dog had a ball, like us.Tents were so comfortable and the en suite bathrooms, which we haven’t had before, were a treat. The freshly baked bread each morning was delicious and the pizzas that Anna made for the pizza night were delicious. Despite slightly dodgy weather we had a really great time and will certainly be back to Mount Pleasant. Thank you so much Anna and Mike.

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Miss Meddings

18/08/2023

This was our second visit to Mount Pleasant and just as lovely as the first. A beautiful, peaceful spot with the most amazing views, walks and lots to do nearby. Swallows, birds of prey, bats and owls are all there to see (or hear), along with horses, sheep, pigs and some very picturesque cows! Mike and Anna were incredibly helpful as ever, and always happy to chat to our kids about everything going on at the farm. Absolutely top-notch pizzas, too!

10

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Dhr van Vulpen

14/08/2023

Geweldig!

10

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Mr Wigmore

04/08/2023

Outstanding, loved every minute

10

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Mrs Robertson

31/07/2023

Great to get back to basics in a very peaceful environment

8.8

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Mevrouw Groot

31/07/2023

Heel fijn, echt kleinschalig en in de natuur

10

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Miss Somerset

12/06/2023

Beautiful stay in a beautiful location surrounded by nature and the most glorious sunrises and sunsets

10

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Mrs Jolly

09/06/2023

Anna and Mike were brilliant hosts - they took time out of their day to take us on a tour of their farm which our kids loved. They could have listened to them and their facts for hours! It’s a lovely, quiet site. Perfect for our small group. The tents were in great condition with everything we needed and delicious pizzas ready for us on the first night. Highly recommend for a fun filled weekend.

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Mrs Clyne

26/05/2023

Beautiful farm nestled in the undulating Dorset countryside. Endless views across lush fields and meadows. Very friendly hosts Mike and Anna made us feel welcome, showed us around their farm visiting their sheep, pigs, cows and horses. The location works perfectly for visits to the seaside as well as local National Trust properties. Perfect retreat to switch off and really unwind.

10

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Mrs Letteboer

19/05/2023

It was so peaceful and relaxing. Kids and Dogs had the best time. Perfect family take over experience.

10

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Mrs Layet

05/05/2023

Wonderful break from the normal hectic home life. Our daughter’s friends really enjoyed themselves. Very welcoming hosts and delicious pizza!

10

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Mrs Harper

14/04/2023

Gorgeous

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Mrs Holmes

11/04/2023

A proper escape from our routine. The kids loved all the space to play and we all slept well in the comfy beds.

10

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Ms Brown

07/04/2023

Mount pleasant farm was beautiful and so peaceful and Mike and Anna were so welcoming and friendly. The kids loved being able to feed the baby lambs and help around the farmBut I do have to mention the wood burning stove - we’re stove owners and experienced in general with fires. We had to spend hours every day trying to keep a fire alive in the stove. Even after it had been burning for 3+ hours there wasn’t enough heat being emitted to boil water or warm the room. Every other tent was having similar problems.

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Mr Hucker

03/04/2023

Love the lambs

8.8

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miss Gundlash

03/04/2023

A very chilled family holiday, really felt like we managed to 'get away from it all' The farmers were so kind and despite being very busy running their farm they went above and beyond for us.

10

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Dr Medhurst

19/08/2022

Mount Pleasant is a beautiful, peaceful location with nothing but fields to be seen all around. It was so nice to be able to purchase produce raised on the farm (delicious beef). The family were very welcoming and pizza night in particular was a hit! Great weekend escape.

8.8

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Mrs Rose

05/08/2022

Totally loved Mount Pleasant farm as a getaway with our family and some friends. The location is beautiful, a calm, serene place with lovely views. This was our first time doing a rustic glam ping experience and I was a little worried as we had a 11 week old baby but it didn’t disappoint. The size of the cabins are great, the hot water shower is a perfect luxury and the beds were ever so comfortable! Our 3 year old son absolutely loved it and it was so amazing to be able to let him run around and jump on the hay barrels, visit the farm yard and be able to run free. The honesty shop is an excellent essential for anything you may have forgotten. The wood fire in the evening makes the cabin so cozy and the BBQ’s are brilliant. I would recommend hiring a camping stove or bringing your own to help speed up any cooking as the stove can take sometime. I would definitely do the farm tour as it’s so insightful to hear and see the workings of a true farm. Definitely do the pizzas as they were delicious and a brilliant activity for kids. Farmer Mike and Anna were so helpful and I would totally recommend Mount Pleasant farm. We will definitely come back again!

10

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Mrs Heale

15/07/2022

It's a lovely remote spot with views and plenty of space for wide games

10

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Mr Shakespeare

01/07/2022

The kids loved it!

10

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Mrs Hine

20/05/2022

Rural rustic safari

8.8

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mrs Drinkwater-Stancombe

10/09/2021

Wonderful but too short!!

8.8

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Mrs Gray

27/08/2021

Very relaxing, beautiful setting

10

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Mrs Renaud

20/08/2021

A lovely, friendly, welcoming farm set in idyllic countryside. Peaceful location with plenty in the surrounding area to visit.

10

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Mr. Devereux

13/08/2021

All the joy of camping - without the grind. Comfy beds, running water, private toilet and shower. Perfect!

10

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Mrs North

26/07/2021

I love featherdown because the experience feels like a total escape from normal life!

8.8

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Mrs Glynn

11/06/2021

Absolutely beautiful, secluded location in Dorset. Only 5 tents so feels very quiet with plenty of space for the children to run around, play cricket and football and they were free to visit the chickens, pigs and lambs whenever they wanted. The farmer took them to feed the cows as well. We visited beautiful Lulworth Cove and walked at Bulbarrow Hill, ate at the Lulworth Cove Inn and The Fox Inn at Ansty, both were very good. Would highly recommend Mount Pleasant Farm!

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Mr Gardner

28/05/2021

Fabulous week in a fabulous location - the farm and surrounding villages are beautiful and it was great to connect with nature again after so long in lock down

10

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Mr. Watin-Augouard

30/04/2021

We had a fantastic time in a beautiful place. Anna and Mike were the best host and made us feel at home straight away! Highly recommend it !

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Mr Beacham

24/08/2020

Perfect

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Mrs Fallon

24/08/2020

Amazing few days with great hosts & everything we needed!

10

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Mr Barnes

17/08/2020

Get away from it all and relax

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Miss Scott

14/08/2020

Despite the rain, everything was perfect and we had a wonderful few days! The place was spotless, the kitchen had everything we needed to rustle up a paella on the wood stove. Candles and lamps made for very cosy evenings inside our lodge. The views are also spectacular and my daughter adored the horses (although we had to admire them from afar at this time). I’ve heard lots of great things about this place from friends and it really didn’t disappoint. I noticed a couple of bad reviews from last month and all I will say is, that seems very unfair, given these are extremely tricky times and the hosts are clearly doing everything they can to keep things as normal as possible. They are doing a great job! We will be back :)

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Mr bull

07/08/2020

Tranquil.

8.8

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Mrs Lynch

03/08/2020

Glorious family time

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Mrs Parmiter

27/07/2020

A great holiday, we loved the tent and all the facilities.

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Mrs Holohan

13/07/2020

Fantastic location and amazing hosts. A lovely family farm. Anna and Mike were brilliant, we had a great time. Site was perfect and we had all we needed. Good clean linen and tent was immaculate. Will definitely re-visit!

10

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ms webb

06/07/2020

Blissful

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Mrs Atkinson

30/08/2019

Great relaxing break in beautiful countryside

10

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Mrs Hawkins

16/08/2019

Great location and excellent facilities

8.8

Meet your hosts

Mike, Anna, Maisy and Josie

We are the Miller family and we run our farm with a little help from Spud the sheepdog. Mike was lucky enough to be brought up at Mount Pleasant along with his older brother and sister.

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Looking forward to welcoming you to the Dorset peace and serenity at Mount Pleasant.
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Pizza in pizza oven

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Pizza night

The farmer will usually fire up the pizza oven during your stay. Everyone gathers round to tell their stories of the day’s adventures and invent pizza toppings you’ll never find on the high street

Farmer holding shovel and pointing over the field with two children listening and watching.

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Ask the farmer

The farm tour is a must if it’s on offer during your stay but you don’t have to wait until then. The farmer will be delighted to tell you more about farm life at any time.

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The farm shop

It’s great for the basics and usually even better for local produce and low food miles. And every Feather Down farm shop operates on an honesty basis.

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Group takeover weekend

Take exclusive use of the whole campsite at Mount Pleasant farm for you and your friends & family. Enjoy the freedom to roam and create treasured memories with a group glamping experience.

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