Groups & Events
Ivy Grange Farm Events:
Full Moon Walks - we've been running an annual Full Moon Walk each September led by author and travel writer Dixe Wills. These have been a great success and so we've decided to run the walks through the year on a more informal basis. Each Full Moon we set out on a walk with other people from the area on a favourite route that works well by moonlight! The walks are generally 5-6 miles and take between 2 to 3 hours to complete. Start time will depend on the time of year; we'll set off at dusk which is when the moon starts to rise so that we get the benefit of good moonlight throughout the walk. Even if we get cloud cover, it's remarkable how much light finds its way through and torches are only needed if we meet a car (most of the walk will be off-road but not all) or want to check the map. The walks should be fine for anyone of reasonable fitness, including older responsible children (10 upwards) and you'll need a good pair of walking boots or shoes and a torch (head torch is ideal). If you'd like to join us for the walk and it's out of yurt-season (October-March), contact firstname.lastname@example.org for info about staying in our farmhouse for the night. We have two double rooms (one of which is en-suite) each available for £75, including a light supper before the walk and Nick's home-made Bircher muesli for breakfast!
Next Full Moon event - keep an eye on our FaceBook page for details or email us email@example.com
Group Bookings, Retreats and Celebrations: Please contact us if you wish to book the whole site as we don't generally take whole site bookings in high season. We welcome groups and family parties to stay and are happy to work with you to create a special and memorable occasion. We are a small site and aim to be a "quiet site" after 10pm; we are not a party venue for groups wishing to have music or alcohol after 10pm. We ask groups to leave the site, including the barn, as they find it and are best able to accommodate those who want to enjoy what we have to offer - a quiet rural location with communal campfires and dark starry skies as well as great walks and cycling. For exclusive use of the site, the yurts offer good accommodation and the barn has everything you need for group meals and activities. We limit the number of groups per year. We are happy to take bookings for 3 or 5 yurts from families and guests wishing to come together but regret that we cannot let just 4 yurts to a group.
We've hosted several successful retreats here - the barn offers a great space both for communal eating and for group activities; we would be happy to discuss your requirements.
Accommodation: our site accommodates a maximum of 21 people (family groups) or 15 (adults) as follows:
Swallow (one double, one adult single); Shepherd's Hut (one double, one child single) Barn Owl (one double, one adult single, one child under 10 single); Lapwing (one double, one adult single, one child single); Yellowhammer (one double, three singles (2 adult, one under 10 child, comprising a single futon, a zedbed and a roll-out mattress); en-suite in house (one double)
The en-suite in our house is available for group bookings; it has its own independent access across the lawn direct to the barn and yurt-site - the bedroom has a 4-poster bed and the adjoining bathroom has toilet, basin and walk-in shower with grab rail, with plenty of hanging and storage space. It's not offered as B&B - guests staying here use the kitchen and barn facilities for eating. It's a good space for older guests or those not keen on sleeping under canvas or for group leaders.
Arrival and check-out: arrival is noramlly 3pm onwards and check-out by 11am on the day of departure. For groups wishing to book for a full weekend (making use of the barn and facilities for the whole of Sunday) we may be able to accommodate a late check-out for an additional charge depending on the time of year.
Booking: if you are interested in making a group booking, please call us or email.