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Crafty Camping & Treehouse

Holditch, Dorset, England

Adult only site. Luxury glamping including award winning Treehouse. Tree shower, sauna, hot tub. In private woods near Lyme Regis.


In addition to the existing private exclusive facilities (ensuite proper flushing loo, private tree shower, wood burning stove, bbq, hammock etc as before) they each now have the following additions:

Pizza oven / fridge with ice box / sink with hot and cold mains drinking water / gas ring & kettle / large parasol for rainy day al fresco living / own set of crockery, glasses, cutlery & kitchen pans & utensils. Also own set of tea towels & oven gloves that are professionally high temperature washed in-between guests along with linen and towels. Fast & strong 4g signal for zoomers & "home" working... Hand sanitiser in each space and entry exit points. 

We have been running self check in and out for 10 years.

All spaces now have new pocket sprung mattresses.

Risk assessment in review pending government guidelines, hand sanitisers & electrostatic disinfectant fogging machine already in use.

All of our spaces are more than 10M apart in their own woodland clearing.

The communal spaces including the sauna are closed in order to offer an entirely entirely contactless facility.

We no longer supply complimentary cereal but continue to provide tea and ground coffee in sachets.

We will not be running woodland courses.  

Click Check Availability to see availability, and Check Price to get price and book online. There are updated Terms and Conditions to review to reflect the virus situation.



Crafty Camping is an adult-only, luxury glamping site in a peaceful woodland setting in West Dorset close to Lyme Regis. It offers unique, handcrafted accommodation options and several (entirely optional) craft courses. Choose between an architectural design award-winning Treehouse or stylish shepherd's hut, tipi, yurt or luxury bell tent.

The site is located in Holditch, Dorset. It is a private, quiet setting very close to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. It is just south of Somerset and not far from Devon too.

Guests can choose from a secluded Tipi with private outdoor shower, an en-suite Shepherd's Hut, 2 Yurts with private piping hot tree showers and one Bell Tent with a shared woven willow woodland shower. There is also a luxury Treehouse with fantastic facilities as featured on Grand Designs and George Clarkes Amazing Spaces.

All accommodation has private outdoor space with a BBQ/ fire brazier and cooking utensils. They are all heated by a cosy log burner and offer a sumptuous king-size bed with electric blankets, heated towel rails, electric lights and sockets.

The shared facilities include a fully equipped 'Out of Africa' kitchen with fridge, freezer and wood-fired pizza oven, use of the 'sauna-in-a-yurt' and a communal yurt with sofas, games, DVDs and books.

Crafty Camping offers a totally unique experience in their luxurious Woodman's Treehouse nestled in the branches of a veteran oak. It is a completely relaxing and reviving setting with private sauna and hot tub, revolving woodburner, open-air tree shower, double-ended copper bath and a stainless steel slide.

Inside is your own kitchen, living area and king size bed. Guests can enjoy fantastic woodland views plus a window in the floor allows you to see the stream below. On the large, private deck is a pizza oven and BBQ.

There is a strong and fast 4G mobile signal for those who are not seeking a digital detox. No WiFi

Hot water. Electric sockets. No pets. No under 18's. Linen and towels provided.

There is a minimum 2-night stay, 3 on weekends (including Fridays). Prices for 2 nights start at £196 for Bell Tents, £278 in a Yurt, Tipi or Shepherd's Hut and £990 in the Treehouse. The whole site is available to book from £1966 for 2 nights. Changeover days are Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays only.

Room Types

Double Ensuite

Nearest Airport/s

Exeter / Bournemouth