Burnbake Lodges Dorset

Twenty-two bespoke, low environmental impact lodges within a site of special scientific interest.


We were commissioned to create 22 bespoke lodges with a design led approach and with low environmental impact. This very special site in the Dorset Purbeck countryside is nestled in between multiple SSSI’s and with sensitive wildlife habitats. It was essential to tread lightly on this location and we had to prove this as part of a lengthy planning process. 

Phase 1&2 of the project are now completed and opened May 2016. The lodges have been well received by local residents and business’ alike. We even have examples of locals coming to the lodges for a break! Local businesses have also benefited from the year round use of the site for tourism visitors, previously limited to the summer fair weather period.

The site has been designed with the bare bones of site amenity provision and the lodges are self-catered. This is a recognition that visitors come to explore the wider setting – the days of all-inclusive holiday parks are surely numbered when locations can offer such diversity and richness in one’s vacation experience?

Nowadays all tourism and leisure developments are scrutinised through the internet with a wealth of websites offering ‘insight’ to customers, happily the Burnbake Campsite enjoys high ratings on all:

Tripadvisor – 5/5

Reevoo – 9.1/10

EnjoyEngland.com – 4 star self-catered accommodation

Hoseasons Diamond Award Winner 2015

Client  Burnbake Campsite
Category  Leisure, hospitality and tourism
Value  £3M
Area  1.3ha