Stock Gaylard Yurt Holidays Dorset

Parsons Camp

NEW FOR 2017!

Glamping Bus, Horsebox & Bunkhouse

From July you will be able to book your mini glamping break (Fri-Mon/Mon-Fri) or week long glamping holiday at Parson's Camp, our new group glamping site featuring our very own double-decker bus!  The site will be able to sleep 9 comfortably between the bus and a Bunkhouse, built on the Stock Gaylard estate. With the addition of a bell tent the site can sleep 11-12 people.

For a number of years Andrew has toyed with the idea of converting an open topped double decker bus.  The original concept was that people should be able to enjoy the countryside from an elevated position.

Having run their yurt glamping sites, Andrew was aware of the need for accommodating larger groups of people but didn’t want to cram them all into the bus.  So the idea of a bunkhouse to go with the bus was born.  Gordon Rendle had started building a quality shed but didn’t have the time to finish it.  The bunkhouse you see today was roofed by Gordon, walled by Brent Keeble and finished by Kamil Banasiak using Andrews ever changing ideas!

Thus having located and bought the double decker bus which had been used on the Isle of Wight and was known as the Island Breezer before moving to Norfolk and taking tourists around Muckleburgh and Cromer under the guise of the Norfolk Coaster.  Once back to Dorset, there was a lot of mind changing before the final layout evolved.  Initially six beds were built downstairs by Brent Keeble, but after an initial experimental weekend with a hen do organised by Andrew’s daughter Anna, it was decided to give more room downstairs by removing one of the bunks.

Upstairs the seats were turned inward to make an area suitable for inclement weather during the great British summertime! Brent then built the kitchen with a raised roof for more comfortable use.  He then designed and built the seating area on the open top part of the bus that you see today.

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 group glamping site comprises of an open topped double-decker bus with Bunkhouse, Shepherds Hut and Horsebox.

The Bunkhouse contains one double bed and two single bunks above.  This gives the site a total bed capacity of nine people.  Whilst there is only seating for nine undercover in the bus there are plates and cutlery for twelve. Thus for a small extra cost the site could accommodate 12 people with the addition of a bell tent.

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.

AVAILABILITY FOR  - 2017
Change over days Fridays & Mondays. Sleeps 9-11. Mini break is either (Fri-Mon/Mon-Fri) or week long
 Available Booked
04 Aug
Mini break £770 (Fri-Mon/Mon-Fri) or week long
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11 Aug
Mini break £770 (Fri-Mon/Mon-Fri) or week long
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18 Aug
Mini break £770 (Fri-Mon/Mon-Fri) or week long
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25 Aug
Mini break £770 (Fri-Mon/Mon-Fri) or week long
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01 Sep
Mini break £770 (Fri-Mon/Mon-Fri) or week long
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08 Sep
Mini break £510 (Fri-Mon/Mon-Fri) or week long
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15 Sep
Mini break £510 (Fri-Mon/Mon-Fri) or week long
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22 Sep
Mini break £510 (Fri-Mon/Mon-Fri) or week long
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29 Sep
Mini break £510 (Fri-Mon/Mon-Fri) or week long
F S S M T W T

Testimonials

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

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Contact Us

Stock Gaylard Estate Office, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 2BG

Tel: 01963 23511
Email: office@stockgaylard.com

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