Sleeps 4 dogs allowed

Mukota Safari Tent

1.4 miles N of Shaftesbury

From £14 per person per night

Sleeps 4 people dogs allowed

Glamping in Dorset: Time for an amazing escape! Chill out in the great outdoors with loads to do and luxury en suite facilities. You can even get acquainted with a friendly black pig. What's not to like?

General

Nestling in a wildflower meadow beside a little brook, Mukota Safari Tent is the perfect place to escape and unwind, absorbing the tranquility of rural Dorset while glamping in style. The rolling countryside unfolds in front of you as you wheel your luggage from the car park to your canvas home-from-home, and beyond the south-facing deck - ideal for a glass of bubbly while watching the stars come out and listening for the owls - there's plenty of space to run around, fly kites, exercise the dog and set the kids off on a game of rounders (do keep an eye on them at all times, though!). Why Mukota? The name comes from a breed of pig in northern Zimbabwe. Well, this is Black Pig Retreats, after all. It's all part of Bittles Brook Farm, an equestrian facility and, if you wish, you can meet the Owners' dogs, horses, chickens and sheep, too. Behind it all is Beauty, the Large Black pig who thinks she's a dog and has inspired the friendly, laid-back nature of this delightful place.

Inside your roomy, South-African-themed tent there's space to sleep four in king-sized plus twin beds, while in the living area there's a comfy sofa, a dining table and a kitted-out kitchen featuring a two-ring gas hob, fridge/freezer and sink. Cosy toes are guaranteed, thanks to a roasty-toasty wood burner (you can try cooking on it, too). The en suite facilities? A quirky surprise - a converted horsebox, fully insulated and accessed off the bedroom, with a double shower, wash-basin, heated towel rail and properly flushing loo. Another surprise: in the meadow with Mukota is an eco-built straw games room, shared with the two other luxury safari tents on the site. Fun for all! As befits this back-to-nature place, just leave the tech behind - you can tread lightly on the land here, minimising your carbon footprint. Electricity is limited to powering the fridge, lights and a mobile phone charger; speaking of which, phone reception is limited, with EE 4G available at the top of the farm. Switch off and do nothing: it's time to get back to yourself.

Out and About

Can you bear to tear yourself away from this blissful spot? If so, you've picked a great base for exploring. A gentle 20-minute stroll will take you along a woodland trail to the village shop and pub, or you can expend some energy cycling through the woodlands of the nearby New Forest National Park (bring your own bikes or hire them nearby). A five-minute drive gets you to the hilltop town of Shaftesbury, with its great shops, cafés, pubs and restaurants, while half an hour or so behind the wheel takes you to mystical Stonehenge, Longleat Safari Park, the Cathedral City of Salisbury or the National Trust's historic Stourhead House. Venture just a little further and you'll reach the lovely Georgian city of Bath (shops, shops and more shops), the sandy beaches of Weymouth and Sandbanks, and the fascinating Jurassic Coast, where you can go all geological at Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. Brilliant!

Layout

Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas with wood-fired range, 2 ring hob and fridge/freezer. Bedroom 1 with double bed (5'). Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Outside access to trailer with shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin.

Availability, reservations and pricing : £406 to £933 per week Powered by Classic Cottages

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Pricing

All prices are £ per week per cottage. Where applicable the prices are inclusive of VAT. The prices are specified for Saturday changeover dates.

For weekly holidays or short breaks beginning on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday the price for the following Saturday applies. For those beginning on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday the price for the previous week applies.

Bed linen and towels are included in the price. In addition, many cottages also include electricity and central heating within the price and this should be taken into consideration when comparing prices. There are no extra charges for cots or high chairs where they are listed in the property description on the Web site.

There is a charge of £25 per pet per week or short break.

A non-refundable booking fee of £24 is payable per booking.

Seasons Book Now

Dates 2017 Price Band (£406 to £933 )
1 Jan - 11 Feb : 406
11 Feb - 25 Feb : 457
25 Feb - 1 Apr : 406
1 Apr - 8 Apr : 513
8 Apr - 22 Apr : 532
22 Apr - 29 Apr : 443
29 Apr - 6 May : 462
6 May - 13 May : 499
13 May - 27 May : 546
27 May - 3 Jun : 737
3 Jun - 17 Jun : 606
17 Jun - 24 Jun : 639
24 Jun - 1 Jul : 709
1 Jul - 8 Jul : 751
8 Jul - 15 Jul : 793
15 Jul - 22 Jul : 840
22 Jul - 26 Aug : 933
26 Aug - 2 Sep : 784
2 Sep - 9 Sep : 620
9 Sep - 16 Sep : 550
16 Sep - 23 Sep : 490
23 Sep - 21 Oct : 462
21 Oct - 28 Oct : 592
28 Oct - 16 Dec : 429
16 Dec - 31 Dec : 746

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Located 1.4 miles N of Shaftesbury powered by the classic guide

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