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The Courtyard Craft Centre

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If you’re looking for a unique shopping experience during your stay at South Lytchett Manor, we highly recommend a visit to The Courtyard Craft Centre. This free attraction boasts a selection of independent shops and boutiques and is located in the village of Lytchett Minster, just a short drive from our park.

Independent shops

The shops stock a range of gifts, crafts, jewellery, clothing and haberdashery making it the ideal choice for visitors wanting to pick up something special to remind you of your Dorset holiday. Opening times vary between units, so we recommend taking a look online ahead of your trip.

Shops include:

It’s also possible to book a number of workshops, so you can try something different during your stay. This includes pottery and other crafts.

Dylan’s cafe

If you’re feeling peckish during your shopping trip, we recommend stopping at Dylan’s cafe. The country cafe is situated within the courtyard grounds and serve a delicious menu of light bites and refreshments. Reviews commend the friendly staff and warm welcome. The breakfast and lunch menu is all freshly cooked and reasonably priced.

Dog friendly

The Courtyard Craft Centre welcomes well behaved dogs throughout the site, as long as they are kept on lead at all times. There are free dog poo bags on the fence at the entrance to the studios.

Car parking is free.


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What our guests think

quote marks What a fabulous place! Our first outing in our new campervan to try it out, the campsite and facilities are... quote marks thewardrobem, Nov 2023

quote marks The best campsite I've ever stayed at, usually large complexes lose a bit of what camping is about, but not... quote marks Colin, May 2023

quote marks Great stay, very clean excellent facilities. Bus into Poole 15 mins nice shops and great walk by the Quay. Definitely... quote marks Janet, Nov 2023

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