This unique campsite on the outskirts of Swanage offers clamping with a difference – with its five fully-equipped safari tents being ideal for families or larger groups.

The large tents sleep up to six people and include a king-sized bed, comfy double and twin, along with a rustic kitchen area, complete with dining table, chairs, sofa and a wood-burning stove.

Each tent has its own private loo and shower facilities, as well as seating on an outside decked area – a BBQ with coal is supplied.

Towels and bedding are provided and there are also electric points for charging your phone, so all you need to bring is yourselves.

Knaveswell is a working farm, and visitors are welcome to watch the cows being milked in the afternoon and meet any resident animals such as piglets and lambs, and help with bottle-feeding. It’s perfectly-located for exploring Swanage, Corfe Castle, Studland and the Purbeck Ridgeway.

Glamping is open from Easter to the end of the October school half term

🐾 Knaveswell is dog-friendly (up to two dogs per tent (£25 each))

Knaveswell Farm Cottage

Living room and dining area of Knaveswell Farm holiday cottage, near Swanage

Cosy dining and living room with wood-burning stove (picture credit: Knaveswell Farm)

There’s also a two-bedroom self-catering cottage on-site that can be booked separately or in addition to your glamping adventure.

It comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, its own garden and plenty of creature comforts such as a large TV and selection of DVDs, board games and books for a home-from-home experience.

The log burner comes with an initial supply of logs – you can buy further bundles for £5 (colder months only)

🛏️ Sleeps six (one king room and one family room (one double and two singles)

🐾 Up to two dogs may stay in the cottage free-of-charge

🐾 Please keep paws off sofas and from straying upstairs. Dogs also shouldn’t left unattended

Get in touch

You can book online or by dropping the farm an email or by phoning – note that larger groups, such as stag and hen parties are welcome to book all five safari tents exclusively.

Check availability and prices on Knaveswell Farm’s website:

  • ℹ️ www.knaveswellfarm.co.uk
  • 📞 01929 422918 or 07884 054585
  • 📥 info@knaveswellfarm.co.uk
  • 📍 Knitson Lane, postcode BH20 5JB (situated between Corfe Castle and Swanage)