British Isles Glamping

Introducing Outbuildings Dorset. New glamping and haybale cinema in West Dorset.

Here’s an idea,  with crisp Autumn afternoons well and truly here to stay, why not cosy up in a converted chicken coop, pig sty, cider press or granary store, in front of a roaring fire place, with a glass of warming mulled cider in the Dorset countryside. While away dark evenings in the horsebox cinema in the Hay Barn, or ‘Crank for Champagne’ in the wood fired hot tub in the woods!

Enter, the luxury ‘Farm’otel – Outbuildings Dorset.  This family owned and run, luxury farm’otel (please note it is adult only), in the heart of the West Dorset countryside offers couples, groups of friends and family (including the dog!) the perfect countryside staycation. Seven (soon to be nine) beautifully designed ‘outbuildings’, sleeping between 2-6 people, each with their own charmingly rustic look and feel, with contemporary kitchenettes, elegant bathrooms and plush furnishings means you’ll get the best night sleep. Whilst the on-site Hay Barn Cinema, ‘Bubbles in the Woods’ wood fired hot tub and champagne bar and Cart Shed Baaaaa and supper club, means you really don’t have to leave the farm!

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Outbuildings is not your usual countryside haunt; here, two generations of family have come together to ensure every detail has been considered and implemented into your stay. Offering the most unique accommodation and experiences, with the finest service, guarantees some of the most memorable moments. On arrival, you are greeted by various members of the family and the team, immediately making you feel at home. Forget formalities, this is a place to escape the outside world and enjoy the finer things in life, in the comfort of the very highest quality amenities, furnishings, design and seasonal produce.


A relaxed check in service and a brief tour of the grounds/facilities, eases you into ‘farm’ life and encourages a relaxed state of mind. Take a seat at the outdoor firepit and catch up with friends, ‘Text for a Tipple’ and a drink of your choice, made from locally sourced ingredients, will be delivered to you anywhere on the farm, or simply sit back, relax and unwind in your pre-run bubble bath in the comfort of your room or on the terrace!

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Fancy a bite to eat? Head to The Cart Shed, an intimate barn with farm tables and comfy seating with a fireplace, for a light snack and a curated list of drinks at The Baaaa. On selected nights, join the talented Mark Kick, a former chef at the original Ivy Restaurant in London, for his seasonal menu, featuring ingredients from the farm and local produce.

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…still peckish, or just prefer a ‘night in’? Pre order from the ‘in room dining menu’ which includes homemade shepherds pie, vegetarian lasagne, BBQ hampers, cheese boards and charcuterie (changes seasonally).


If that’s not enough, book a session in The Hay Barn Cinema. Cosy up amongst the hay bales, on a reclined sofa with a heated blanket and catch up on your favourite Netflix show, or the latest blockbuster film on a 3 metre cinema screen with 3,600 lumens HD projector. Order from the specially curated Hay Barn menu, including freshly prepared pizza breads, crisps, popcorn and sweet treats with a wide range of drinks, cocktails, hot chocolate and marshmallows.

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Head into the woods for the ultimate evening activity. One of the Outbuildings most unique experiences is their ‘Bubbles in the Woods’, where guests can soak in a hot tub and “Crank for Champagne!”. A pre heated hot tub is prepared for you and extra wood is supplied to continue feeding the wood burning stove to keep the water at the perfect temperature. A waterproof speaker is provided to play music, fluffy robes are left for you to decant into and of course, a bottle of champagne to enjoy.

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After all that, sink into your kingsize bed and enjoy a long and blissful night’s sleep, before waking, ready for a new day of adventures on the farm!

  • The Haybarn Cinema sessions are available twice daily at 4pm and 7:30pm
  • The Bubbles in the Woods is available to book from 6:30pm-10:30pm
  • Mark Kick offers his seasonal menu every Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening

Nightly rates start from £190 – £400 per night.