Hartland Stud

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Signage for Camp Hartland, near Wareham

Historically a horse stud, Hartland is now a thriving centre for a unique range of local businesses offering classes and services to both locals and visitors, located just between Corfe Castle and Wareham.

If you’re camping here at Camp Hartland in the summer, have a browse at what’s on offer on your doorstep to make your stay a truly holistic holiday – book a massage for after a long day’s walking along the Purbeck coast, join the kids for some arty fun, or wake up to an Ashtanga yoga session in the studio, or outside if the weather’s warm.

Signage for Camp Hartland, near Wareham

Hartland Stud & Camp Hartland

Businesses at Hartland Stud

Corfe Beauty

Book a pamper session with an experienced beauty therapist. A range of treatments are offered, including Dermalogica skincare and massage.

Email or call to enquire:

  • 📥 therapists@corfebeauty.com
  • 📞 07885 589 581

Yoga & Pilates

The yoga studio at Hartland Stud holds small classes as well as private sessions with beautiful countryside views. If the weather is warm, classes are often held outside.

Yoga class being held outside

Outdoor yoga class (picture courtesy of Sunbeam Yoga)

Currently Sunbeam Yoga & Homeopathy holds sessions three times a week here:

  • Wednesday – Ashtanga, 6pm – 7pm
  • Friday – Ashtanga, 10am -11am
  • Friday – Therapeutic/trauma-informed yoga, 11.30am -12.30pm
  • Private Yoga classes – You can also book a private, 1:1 yoga session with Mia. Simply give her a call to arrange at time that works for both of you

Mia at Sunbeam Yoga offers Hatha and Ashtanga yoga and meditation at Hartland Stud as well as across Poole and Dorset.

Find out more on Mia’s website or Facebook page, or give her a call to book onto a class:

Helen Biles Studio

Book yourself and/or your kids onto one of Helen Biles’ inspiring art workshops. There’s screen printing, graffiti art, poster art, creative journalling, sculpture, eco leaf printing and much more.

Helen has an extensive background in Art, having exhibited both locally and internationally, and is heavily inspired by the natural world and landscape around her.

Whether you live here or are just visiting, these classes are a great way to get creative and learn a new skill with friends or family.

Helen Biles' prints and paintings on display at Hartland Stud
Helen Biles artwork at Hartland Stud
Advert for graffiti painting and print-making classes at the Helen Biles Studio at Hartland Stud
Learn the art of graffiti or try your hand at screen printing (credit: Helen Biles Studio)
Examples of natural dyeing artwork created at the Helen Biles Studio, Hartland Stud
Classes include indigo dipping and natural dyeing techniques (credit: Helen Biles Studio)
Screen-printed cushions and cards, Hartland Stud
Cards, cushions & prints for sale

Check Helen’s website for current projects and workshops. She’s also very happy to fit in an extra class here and there to work around visitors’ schedules so drop her an email or give her a call before arriving or while you’re there.

Alternatively, you can pop in to her studio at Hartland Stud at the following times:

  • Summer (31 May 31 –  31 August ) – 11am – 8pm, Thursday to Sunday
  • Winter (December – 31 May) – 12pm – 4pm, Thursday to Saturday

Wareham Physiotherapy

Wareham Physiotherapy offers comprehensive physiotherapy treatment and advice for a range of injury, and musculoskeletal problems.

Physiotherapy at Hartland Stud takes a holistic approach – looking at the patient’s lifestyle and general health, and the highly experienced physiotherapists will create a treatment package tailored to your personal needs.

For further information, visit Wareham Physiotherapy’s website or call to make an initial appointment:

Counselling

Jane Zoega is an experienced and qualified psychotherapist, counsellor and supervisor, who also works out of Swanage and London.

Find her full details and therapeutic methods, visit her website www.purbeckcounselling.co.uk or get in touch for a friendly, confidential chat:

  • 📥 jane@purbeckcounselling.co.uk
  • 📞 07778 515599

Swanage Sea Treasures

Local artist Lesley creates jewellery using repurposed sea glass from Swanage Beach, along with other natural materials and sterling silver.

Lesley is also happy to take on commissions.

Check out her creations and pick up a memento of your stay at her Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SwanageSeaTreasures 

SE glass and pebble pendants by Swanage Sea Treasures, Hartland Stud
Handmade sea glass & pebble pendants
Lesley working on her Swanage Sea Treasures designs at Hartland Stud
Ceramic fragments waiting to be turned into art
Selection of sea glass jewellery for sale at Hartland Stud Christmas Craft Fair
Lesley finds most of her sea treasures beachcombing in Swanage

Christmas craft and food fair

2021 saw Hartland Stud’s inaugural Christmas fair – which was a great success, so look out for next year’s, which is likely to be even bigger and better.

Expect a great range of stalls from artisan makers both locally in Purbeck and also further afield in Dorset – perfect for finding that elusive, unique Christmas present.

When you’ve finished browsing the artwork, jewellery and handmade gifts, kick back with a mulled cider around the bonfire and grab some freshly-cooked hot food and festive treats.

Christmas-scented candle at Hartland Stud by Purbeck Candles
Christmas feels in a tin - Purbeck Candles
Decorated Yule log at Hartland Stud
Temptingly good Yule log by The Hartland Pie Company
Evening outside Hartland Stud during Christmas Craft Fair
The Stud lit up and looking pretty for Christmas
Robin in a Christmas hat, Hartland Stud fair
Intricate and whimsical cards
Cups painted with birds and flowers, Hartland Stud Craft Fair
A burst of colour - mugs designed by Jo Burnell
Local cards for sale at Hartland Stud
This card reminds us of Swanage Bay
'Forest in a cone' sculpture by Eilidh Middleton
'Forest in a cone', by local artist and sculptor Eilidh Middleton
Repurposed saris by Zins, at Hartland Stud
Beautiful up-cycled vintage saris by Zins
People browsing stalls at the Hartland Stud Christmas Fair
Visitors browsing the stalls
Shell-shaped silver jewellery for sale at Hartland's Chrismtas craft fair
Dorset coast & countryside-inspired jewellery - from Elly Harvey Silver
Flamingo and deer purses for sale at Hartland's craft fair
Handmade purses in a range of nature-inspired fabric
Christmas pud and mittens decorated biscuits
Christmas cookies in the horse box café
Artwork made with tree bark, Hartland Stud craft fair
Unique tree bark art
Lit wooden Christmas tree sculpture with pine cones, Hartland Stud
Eilidh Middleton's Cone sculpture lit from within
Purbeck chocolates make the perfect Christmas gift
Illustrated animals greetings cards for sale at a craft fair at Hartland Stud
Fun cards and festive candles
A range of hot food to fuel the Christmas shopping, with vegan options
Handmade mince pies with holly and berry decoration, Hartland Stud Christmas Fair
Mince pies packaged and ready for a gift...or eating yourself!
Art, craft & jewellery stall, Hartland Stud Christmas fair
Colourful art and crafts
One of the Hartland Pie Company's decorated chocolate Yule logs
Surprise reindeer hidden inside the Hartland Pie Company's Yule logs
Silver jewellery inspired by the Dorset Coast, at Hartland Stud fair
Shell-themed silver jewellery
Upcycled sari craft for sale at the Hartland Stud Christmas Fair
Baby blankets and wraps made with repurposed vintage sari fabric
Person browsing jewellery stall at the Christmas Craft Fair at Hartland Stud
Elly Harvey's striking jewellery display

Location and how to get there

Postcode for directions: BH20 5DU 

Signage for Camp Hartland and businesses at Hartland Stud, near Corfe Castle

Camping at Hartland Stud, near Corfe Castle

Hartland Stud’s located just off the A351 between Wareham and Corfe Castle – almost directly opposite the Halfway Inn pub.

Turn into Soldier’s Road, where you’ll pass Lenctenbury Farm on your left (which is an excellent spot for fruit-picking in the Sumer, its pumpkin patch at Halloween, and high-quality, non-drop Christmas tree in late November/early December).

Hartland’s heathland with fantastic walking routes flank the road either side, and the entrance to both Hartland Stud and Camp Hartland is just a few hundred metres down Soldier’s Road on your left.

You can also approach from the opposite direction via Arne Road.

Contact details

Call or fill in a contact form on Hartland Stud’s website for further information and campsite booking:

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