A UNIQUE Indian tipi village has opened in Dorset for this month only offering a holiday destination with a difference.

Camp Cleavel is part of Burnbake Forest Lodges located between Corfe Castle and Studland on the Isle of Purbeck with views of Brownsea Island.

It comprises ten tipis, five ridge tents and a big communal wigwam.

Reservations manager, Zoe Pattison said: “It’s an absolutely wonderful spot and we thought it was somewhere people would love to come and escape from it all this summer. So far it has been a huge success.

“It really adds something unique to the tourism offering in this part of Dorset.”

Breakfast and evening meals are available courtesy of local outside events firm Cumulus and Charlotte Ford from Purbeck Retreats offers massages and other treatments on site by appointment.

Pippa Yates who runs the mobile Prosecco Boutique was on hand for the opening night to hand out glasses of fizz.

Zoe added: “Although we have guests from different parts of the country, it’s a wonderful, relaxing retreat for anyone living across the water in the busy Poole and Bournemouth conurbation, just half an hour away to what feels like the middle of nowhere.”

Guests Verity Pamphlett from Kent who spent the weekend at Camp Cleavel with three other families including seven children said: “It’s an amazing place. We had a stressful journey getting here but when we arrived we realised it was worth every minute being stuck in traffic on the M25.

“The water, the views and the peace. What more could you want from a holiday getaway?”

Brownsea Island was named as number five in the top ten places in the UK with the ‘happiest view’ in a survey published this summer.

Burnbake was awarded the accolade of best self catering accommodation in the Bournemouth and Poole Tourism Awards 2018.

There is still some availability to book tipis and tents until the end of August

For more information, please contact Zoe at Burnbake on 01929 480570 or email zoe@burnbake.com