Camping at Moonfleet Farm

(first year 2012)

In 2016 our campsite opens 24th March and closes 11th September with bookings through the website.
You can also rent a Shepherds’ Hut or a Mongolian Yurt.
(you can do this by using the enquiry form on our
contact page)

Situated at the west end of the village of Higher Ansty, our 14 pitch campsite offers long distance sunset views of the Blackmore Vale. The site is small and intimate and there are many beautiful scenic walks in the area. There is a network of public footpaths which lead to other hidden gems within the heart of the Dorset countryside, often leading to remote and quaint villages, churchyards (and invariably a real ale pub).

The village of Higher Ansty is the home of the Hall and Woodhouse Brewery established in 1777, since moved to Blandford Forum. The local & busy Fox Inn remains and dispenses the H&W range of real ales and well priced quality food. (click here to visit the site)

The "Smugglers" public footpath takes you from the campsite directly to the Fox Inn and a well stocked local village store. (300 metres).

Quiet and well behaved family dogs are welcome at Moonfleet Farm provided they are tethered, (dogs can free roam in the dog exercise area under supervision). Moonfleet Farm is a working sheep farm with camping pitches rather than a commercial campsite.

Fishing day and weekly tickets can be purchased at the farm (Rudd, Roach, Barbell, Crucian Carp, Tench and Perch). The farm's Orchard Ponds cover about 2.5 acres.

  • The Site
  • Local Area
  • Facilities
  • Tariff
  • Special Offers
  • Location
  • Camping Sales

The Local Area

The local walks and leafy lanes will lead you to historical places of interest, Milton Abbey, Milton Abbas, Athelhampton House, Cerne Abbas  & the Cerne Giant etc.
Corfe CastleCerne GiantMilton AbbeyMilton Abbas
Dorset's Jurassic Coast is only 20 to 45 minutes away by car, with its outstanding beaches you can choose between fine sand at Shell Bay and Pebbles at Chesil Beach. There are many fishing opportunities around the Poole and Weymouth harbour areas. The towns of Wareham, Swanage, Weymouth, Lyme Regis, Salisbury are all within easy reach by car .

Lulworth CoveWeymouth HarbourSalisbury CathedralBluepoolLyme Regis


  • 7m x 22m average touring pitches for tents, caravans and campers
  • 8 and 16 amp electric hookups available
  • Washing machines and dryers on site
  • Modern family size shower and washroom block with under floor heating on site
  • Drinking water on tap
  • Fire baskets supplied free
  • Good value dry fire wood sold in large netted bags
  • Free Wi-Fi available
  • Mobile phone signal available on most networks
  • Designated areas for dog walking
  • Plenty of field space to wear out those energetic children with ball games allowed in allocated areas.
  • Tree swings 
  • Chemical disposal point
  • Fishing at farm’s “Orchard Ponds” available on day and weekly tickets (Rudd, Roach, Bream, Grass Carp, Barbel and Perch)
  • Countryside cycling and walking paradise
  • The famous Fox Inn and adjacent countryside shop, both with 300m of the farm
  • Open air music and arts venue

Moonfleet Farm Camping Tariff 2016

Pitch price includes and is suitable for a family of up to 6 + 1 extra car and small child’s tent per pitch
Low    Season
24th March to
30th April
Mid Season
1st May to
7th July
High Season
8th July to
11th Sept
Small tent (child’s tent free on pitch when with family tent)
Medium /*Large Tent1
Electric Hookup
Per Dog
Extra Car on pitch 
Fire baskets
Wood for the fire
£6.00 per netted bag3
Oversize group tents/marquees etc 30m2 or larger
£2.00 per night (or by prior agreement)
Laundry, washing machine
Coin meter
Fishing day ticket; (Chubb, Rudd, Roach, Grass Carp, Bream)
£6.00 (7 day £22.00) children free with when fishing with an adult, no children fishing unaccompanied).

Notes :-
1. Seventh nights are free.
2. 50% deposit in advance paid by BACS or cheque made out to Moonfleet Farm secures a pitch.
3. Tent pitches, yurts and shepherds' huts subject to availability.
4. Should the ground or weather conditions be unsuitable for a caravan on the day we reserve the right to relocate to an alternative area on the farm.
5. Each pitch accommodates one family tent, a child's pup tent plus car.

On-site Shepherds’ Hut, sleeps max two persons, pre-booking only. 7th night is free

£85.00 per night, included: electricity, firewood, fire basket, wood, (2 nights minimum)

On site Yurt sleeps four

£120.00 per night, 7th nights are free (2 nights minimum), electricity included. Bedding, picnic table, outside fire basket and gas cooking facilities all included. Fishing day ticket included.

1 means standard ordinary "*Tents"

Polite Note: Firewood

Campers please do not bring your own wood for fires, because of the experience we have had of nails and staples ending up in the grass and in animals/childrens' feet and tractor tyres

3 nights for 2 in our shepherds huts  July, August and September. In a semi wooded area with lovely views across the Hardy countryside.

In the 6’ x 12’ “BATHSHEBA” Shepherds’ Hut for a rate of £85.00 per night, all inclusive of V.A.T., bed linen etc. (minimum 2/3 nights).

Or the,

7’ x 14’ “HARDY” shepherds’ hut for a rate of £100.00 per night, all inclusive of V.A.T., bed linen etc. (minimum 2/3 nights).


  1. For “BATHSHEBA”

           The bed is 6' x 4'-6". There is a mini-kitchen with microwave, fridge and wash basin, H & C water, plus, radio, wardrobe and log-burner, balcony, picnic table, outside fire grate.

  1. For “HARDY”

           The king size bed is 6' x 5' with storage, there is a mini-kitchen with microwave, fridge and wash basin, H & C water, plus, radio and log-burner, picnic table, outside fire grate.
           (further enquiries and availability through this website only).

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Moonfleet Farm
Higher Ansty
Blandford Forum

 For sale. £1,700.00 ....Our green and white Tipi 18ft. which has done three summers 2013‐2015 (stored dry winter). Comes complete with ground sheet, liner, coconut floor matting, door flap, rain catcher, pegs and Ozan. Some very minor mouse damage and marks. cost £3,500.00 new. (Interior furnishings not included. Could deliver within 75 miles. £75.00).


For sale.  £1,900.00.   Our black and white Tipi 21ft. which has done two summers 2014-2015 (stored dry winter). The Tipi comes complete liner, coconut floor matting, door flap, pegs and Ozan. There are some very minor mouse damage and marks. cost £4,000.00 new. (Interior furnishings not included.: could deliver within 75 miles. £75.00).