Spend a magical holiday in our Shropshire-made Mongolian yurts, privately situated on our 140 acre organic farm in North Shropshire’s Tern Valley.
Fordhall not only offers a landscape filled with wildlife and adventure, but as England’s first community owned farm, we also have regular events and activities that can entertain the whole family (please see our website for up to date event details).
Our yurts are perfect for a romantic hideaway or a family adventure. Complete with compost toilet, camping shower, beds, wood burner, gas BBQ, bed linen and even a kitchen sink. At the right time of year there is also an edible garden including marigolds, mint, gooseberries and damson trees, meaning you won’t have to go far for that quick snack!
Our two yurts are interconnected, providing the perfect getaway for up to six people. One is used as the bedroom and the other the living space. We only rent this as one unit, so you have complete privacy, peace and quiet.
The wood burner can be used to heat the yurts, boil a kettle or cook an egg; all you need to do is get it going. Our yurts epitomise the glamping offer (glamorous camping). Whilst still providing you with the feeling of camping out with nature, we want you to feel spoilt and inspired. There is a solar powered cool box for example, but nowhere to plug in your hair straighteners or toothbrush! (Also no Wi-Fi)
Our yurts are insulated with sheep’s wool, have cotton sheets on the beds, decking to sit out and admire the views along the Tern Valley, and a book shelf stocked with everything you could ever want.
A holiday in our yurts is about enjoying and feeling part of nature, with that little bit of extra comfort. Plus you have the farm shop and Arthur’s Farm Kitchen not too far away for those essentials, such as a cooked breakfast, Sunday roast or pack of free range Gloucester Old Spot sausages!
Why not bring your telescope with you and watch the stars, or hire one of our bat detectors to listen to the calls as the bats fly overhead at night. Our yurts are here for you to enjoy.
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What is there for children?
We have farm trails to explore, woodlands to hide in, dens to make, tree’s to climb, tyre swings, ropes, chainsaw carvings and lots of wildlife to spot. The farm and nature itself are the best children’s playground you can have. We also provide lots of books filled with ideas for outdoor games.
Plus all visiting children are given the opportunity to help out Farmer Ben by keeping a watchful eye on the livestock, looking out for problems, counting them and reporting back to our young farmer.
What’s in the yurt?
It would only be glamping with a fully equipped kitchen including:
Pots and pans
Cutlery including sharp knives
Gas barbecue and hob situated on the decking just outside the yurts under cover
Indoor sink with large water container
Water – there is no running water at the yurts but there is a large water container. Small containers are there for you to top it up as and when it’s needed. Collect it from by the shop (5 minute walk).
Kettle that can be used either on the wood burner or gas hob
Utensils including a tin opener
40 litre solar-powered cool box
Wine glasses and wine rack
Double bed, bunk beds and a futon
Sheets, pillows, duvets and extra blankets
Drawers for storage
There is no electricity (apart from some solar powered items) or running water in the yurts.
An electric shower is available at certain times of the day in the main building: when the tearoom is not open (before 9am and after 5pm) and any time on a Monday.
Flushing toilets are also available in the main building (both are a 5 minute walk from yurt).
General glamping information
Heat – the yurts are well insulated and there is a wood burner. The initial fuel is included in the cost. More fuel can be bought from the farm shop
Mobile phone signal – good for most networks
General rubbish – leave in bin bags with Arthur’s Farm Kitchen staff
Food waste can be put into our Ridan composter. Please read the instructions provided in the yurts.
Car Parking – there is one designated space in the staff car park. There is a trolley available to move your luggage (5 minute walk down a slope on grass).
Our yurts are generally not suitable for people with mobility problems as there are steps to the toilet, shower and barbecue area.
Pets – unfortunately no pets are allowed in the yurts.
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Facilities on site
Edible garden around the yurts, depending on the season
Farm trails (please note, the ground is wet so please keep to the designated trails) Wildlife hide
Woodland activities for children: stepping stones, rope swing, orienteering, climbing web
Bat detectors available for hire
Arthur’s Farm Kitchen and Fordhall Farm Shop Opening Times:
Sundays & Bank Holidays 10am-4pm
The Farm Shop sells a variety of produce: Milk, butter and bread, seasonal vegetables, cheeses, drinks, jams, chutneys, drinks, sweets, biscuits, cakes, ice cream, pies, cooked meats, butchery counter, beer, cider, wines.
Arthur’s Farm Kitchen serves cooked breakfasts, hot lunches, Sunday Roasts, light bites, cakes and drinks.
Local shops, garage, pub:
Sainsbury’s Local: 203 Shrewsbury Rd, Market Drayton, Shropshire TF9 3EH, tel: 01630 606400 (25 minute walk)
Morrisons Supermarket: Maer Lane, Market Drayton, TF9 3AL, tel: 01630 658842 (43 minute walk)
Cash point: Sainsbury’s Local
Garage: Shell Ternhill, Chester Road, Market Drayton, TF9 2JQ, tel: 01630 639834 (0.97 miles)
Closest pub is the Kings Head (20 minute walk), we recommend the Red Lion (Joules Brewery) (40-45 minute walk)
Market Day in the town centre – every Wednesday there is a lovely street market in Market Drayton.
Please scroll through the dates below to see availability:
Please contact our office in you require any more information by calling 01630 638696 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. There is currently availability most weekdays and some weekends for the Spring.
Weekend, 3 nights (Fri-Mon or 4 nights Mon-Fri)
Week, 7 nights (Fri – Fri or Mon-Mon)
Low season: 1st Nov – 24th March
Mid Season: 25th March – 26th May & Oct
High Season: 27th May – 29th Sept