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Mount Pleasant Farm

Dorset, Blandford Forum

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Rated with 9.3

(161 Reviews)

Escape to a simpler life with Anna and Mike

Located in a timeless patch of English countryside, you will escape the hustle and bustle of city life and discover the stunning peace of Mount Pleasant in Dorset. 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 a Crazy Monsters indoor soft-play centre for the little ones. 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 is walking and cycling possibilities aplenty – just ask Mike or Anna and they’ll tailor something to your needs.

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 little wooden caravan he has set up. There is no set farm tour but he is happy to put on a farm walk for those interested in learning more about farming in this country. 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 whether it’s sheep, deers, owls or foxes. Round off the day by firing up the outdoor pizza oven on-site and just 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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    Dogs allowed

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    Honesty shop

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    Pizza oven

What animals with you find on this farm?

Sheep

Chickens

Lambs

Ponies

Pigs

Horses

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What our guests like

  • ✓ Close to the coast
  • ✓ Horses and/ or ponies
  • ✓ Animal menagerie

Our canvas hideaways

Tenthuisje binnen douche

Canvas hideaway with en-suite shower

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    6 persons

Tenthuisje farm douche

Canvas hideaway with farm-house shower

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    6 persons

Tenthuisje buiten douche

Canvas hideaway with private outdoor shower

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    6 persons

Check A unique experience
Check Back to basics
Check Live in nature
Check Have adventures together
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    Including wood for the wood-burning stove

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

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Going without electricity is our greatest luxury

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

Ask the farmer

The farm tour is a must if it’s on offer. But you don’t wait till then. The farmer will be delighted to tell you more about what goes on at the farm at any time.

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.

Meet your hosts

Mike, Anna, Maisy and Josie

We are the Miller family and we run our farm with a little help from Paddy 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.
Mountpleasant

Nearby

Lulworth Cove

Corfe Castle

Dorchester

Swanage

What do our guests think?

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9.3

mrs Drinkwater-Stancombe

10/09/2021

Wonderful but too short!!

8.8

Mrs Gray

27/08/2021

Very relaxing, beautiful setting

10

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

Mr. Devereux

13/08/2021

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

10

Mrs North

26/07/2021

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

8.8

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!

10

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

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 !

10

Mr Beacham

24/08/2020

Perfect

10

Mrs Fallon

24/08/2020

Amazing few days with great hosts & everything we needed!

10

Mr Barnes

17/08/2020

Get away from it all and relax

10

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 :)

10

Mr bull

07/08/2020

Tranquil.

8.8

Mrs Lynch

03/08/2020

Glorious family time

10

Mrs Parmiter

27/07/2020

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

10

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

ms webb

06/07/2020

Blissful

10

Mrs Atkinson

30/08/2019

Great relaxing break in beautiful countryside

10

Mrs Hawkins

16/08/2019

Great location and excellent facilities

8.8

Mrs Eaden

05/08/2019

Tranquil, welcoming and extremely comfortable. A sheer delight.

10

Mrs Kethro

01/08/2019

Relaxing!

10

Mr. Buck

29/07/2019

Relaxing, beautiful location.

8.8

Miss kingham

22/07/2019

Absolutely fantastic and so relaxing

10

Mrs Hayhoe

17/07/2019

A lovely glamping tent but lacked the atmosphere and welcome suggested via pictures and text on the website

7.5

Mrs Freeman-Day

12/07/2019

Fantastic. Anna and Mike were exceptional hosts and the standard of accommodation was brilliant. Our toddler loved the animals. We will definitely be back!

10

Mr. Cooper

21/06/2019

Enjoyable

7.5

Mr Hanson

27/05/2019

Generally very positive

8.8

Mr Woods

10/05/2019

A family weekend away

8.8

Mr Parsons

26/04/2019

Relaxing

10

Mrs Best

08/04/2019

The whole holiday was perfect, Mike and Anna were lovely and the setting was so peaceful. The tent far surpassed our expectations and looked exactly like the pictures.

10

Mrs. Stratton

03/08/2018

Peaceful, relaxing a thousand miles away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life

10

Mrs Allen

23/07/2018

Fabulous holiday and the most glorious weather. Lovely views from our tent and not too far from the car and the farm and shop. Anna always on hand to help. Kids loved looking after the hens and have fallen in love with Waffle and Kiwi the farm dogs. So much to do round here.... we very much hope to come back and explore more. We took advantage of the sun and went twice to Studland beach and to Kingston Lacy NT for a shaded woodland walk round the glorious grounds.

10

Mr Bijum

22/06/2018

Superb views and the family were lovely

10

Mrs. Dye

04/05/2018

This farm is in a fabulous location and we got an insight into farm life.

8.8

Mr Corr

30/03/2018

Really unique experience and one the kids greatly enjoyed, the terrible cold and wet weather and muddy conditions didn’t detract from a lovely Easter break. Anna and Mike were great hosts and very attentive and accommodating to all requests. Only negatives were the small size of the wood burning stove compared to other locations which didn’t provide as much heat as we would’ve liked, but then April isn’t meant to be freezing! All in all a terrific experience

7.5

Miss Hulbert

27/10/2017

Great Family Holiday- Anna and Mike couldn’t have been nicer. Would love to go back. Location is great for Coast.

8.8

Mrs Thackeray

27/10/2017

We had a fantastic break

10

Mrs Lagan

23/10/2017

Perfect family holiday, fresh air, great facilities, a warn welcome....it was fab!

10

Mr White

29/09/2017

Perfect

10

Mr Chowdhri

21/09/2017

Overall disappointing. The reason being we did not get what we actually were expecting based on the information on the website. Hosts were too busy with their day to day chores and did not have time for the guests. We were made to wait for more than an hour In the tent before Mike turned up after 2 phone call requests to his wife Anna. I had booked for pony groom at 4:30 but Anna turned up at 5:45 pm. We did not even bother to stay for the second night although I had paid £369 for two nights as we were so disappointed. The description on the website and what we got were no where matching. I thought I had wasted my money and the main reason for this is that hosts did not have any time for their customers.

3.8

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