The Yurts and Shepherd's Hut are all furnished with a comfy double bed, proper mattresses as well as fold-out singles; there are also easy chairs, table, chest of drawers etc and rechargeable lanterns, solar powered fairy lights (a great hit with the kids), as well as tea lights. On the raised decking there are chairs and a table for eating al fresco, and next to each yurt/hut is a barbecue and calor-gas cooker and utensils. Our 'safari style' kitchen is great if you want to cook under cover with 2 gas hobs (8 rings in all) and plenty of pots, pans and utensils; there are views out across the meadow, so you can still keep an eye on what's happening. You will be able to make anything from an early morning cup of tea to an elegant (or country-style) evening meal, taking advantage of the excellent local produce and speciality food shops and suppliers. And of course, we have fruit and vegetable troughs dotted around the barn so that you can pick or dig your own if you want to - there is no charge for this and we very much hope you'll enjoy the delights of home-grown produce. The strawberries and blueberries have been fantastic and the joy of podding freshly picked broad beans and putting them straight in the saucepan is unbeatable (well, for us at least). And there's always a good selection of herbs for the pot or to add to your wood-fired pizza, fresh from the pizza oven! In the barn there's an electric kettle and toaster as well as armchairs and sofas, table football, full-sized table tennis, books, maps, fridge-freezers, charging points for phones or laptops as well as WiFi. We aim to make your glamping experience the best and we hope you'll find everything you need here! If not, please ask as we're likely to have something stashed away in the house....
"The Old Cowshed" adjacent to the barn houses flushing toilets, showers, basins, mirrors (as well as your own hot water bottle for the cooler ends of the season) and washing up facilities with plenty of hot water from the solar panels on the stable roof (supported by an environmentally friendly wood-pellet boiler and two huge hot water cylinders). And tucked away outside you’ll find the double woodland shower with proper hot water in a wooded area well screened by willow fencing. Take a warm moonlit shower, or a morning refresher whilst the bullfinches whistle away in the ash tree overhead.
We have an honesty shop with basic camping foods (pasta, tinned tomatoes, passata, ground coffee, herb teas, furrow crisps, marmalade, honey, eggs etc as well as pizza dough making ingredients - though no milk, cheeese or bread) so you don't need to bring everything with you. We'd also like to encourage people not to bring lots of single-use plastic - the biggest use seems to be bottled water. All our water is drinking water and in 2018 we're investing in filtered water for those who prefer to drink this. So please, before you leave home, think plastic!
Have a look in our facilities album for more photos and in the yurt albums to see how the yurts and the hut are fitted out inside.
Campfires: each yurt\hut has its own space for an open fire and we’ve provided a cook pot for those who fancy having a go at campfire cooking! Our guests tell us that they really appreciate having their own campfire pit next to their yurts rather than having to go elsewhere for a communal fire; we rather like seeing smoke rising from different parts of the meadow too! We have a good supply of well-seasoned campfire wood at cost price - kindling, firelighters, newspapers etc are all available at no charge. You are welcome to bring your own campfire wood but remember no nails and no painted/treated wood please.
What should you bring?
The yurts are fully equipped with duvets and pillows, tables, chairs, rechargeable lantern and cooking equipment. Definitely bring a torch or two as well as crocs/flip-flops or wellies for walking through the dewy grass in the morning (useful too for the occasional wet day) and slippers or thick socks for wearing inside. Remember to bring sheets, pillow cases and towels if you haven't booked them from us (the doubles are all standard double size) and something warm for sitting out in the evening (it can get quite cool once the sun has gone down) that you won’t mind smelling of wood smoke from sitting round the campfire. Other than that, pretty much what you’d take for a stay in the country. Swimming things if you fancy a trip to Southwold or Walberswick, or any of the nearby wild swimming spots (ask us for advice!) or if you want to retain your modesty in the woodland showers.