Holidays give us often much-needed, precious time to switch off, relax, recharge our batteries and spend quality time with loved ones.
Spending just a night or a few days in the yurt at Fordhall is a special place to do all these things. Nestled in peaceful, secluded farmland, your only neighbours are the surrounding sheep, cows and abundant wildlife.
Imagine waking up just to the sound of birdsong, or the gentle noise of farm animals munching on the lush grassland around you. The yurt is well and truly off grid – there is no WiFi signal, no electricity sockets, so there is nothing to distract you from immersing yourself in the natural world around you and the company you are with.
Unwind in nature
All around the yurt there are beautiful landscapes to explore around the farm. Grasslands buzzing with insects, the gently meandering River Tern, a dappled woodland. Grab a trail map from the nearby Farm Shop or download one and learn the story of the farm as you walk.
Fordhall is a working organic farm, so you’re likely to see our pasture-fed farm animals during your stay. Pop over to see the free-range Gloucester Old Spot pigs in their enclosures too – often they have (very sweet!) piglets.
A holiday in a yurt is quite different to a traditional camping holiday. While you get to enjoy all the benefits of being close to the natural world, you also get to enjoy some home comforts. Inside there’s a comfy double bed and bunks, plus a fold out futon for parties of six.
There’s a woodburner, sink, tables, books, board games and seating, plus a lovely see through ceiling hole where you can gaze up at the stars at night.
Real food straight from the farm
Cooking can be done on the undercover gas BBQ just next to the yurt (there’s also a gas fridge for keeping things cool). Provisions can be bought from the well-stocked Farm Shop, where you can buy pasture-fed meats straight from the farm, fruit and veg, cheeses and deli goods, breads and bakery fare and storecupboard essentials sourced from local supplies.
There’s also an on-site cafe (Arthur’s Farm Kitchen), although this is currently closed due to the current Government guidelines on Coronavirus.
Low impact holiday
If you’re keen on making your break away as eco-friendly as possible, holidaying in a yurt is an excellent choice. Built from natural, sustainable materials, the yurt has been furnished carefully with low impact, upcycled and recycled furnishings.
By staying in the yurt at Fordhall Farm, you’ll also be supporting the Fordhall Community Land Initiative, which managed the community-owned farm here to promote organic farming, sustainable living and real, locally-sourced food.