The Straw Lodge

30 Guests


Toilets & showers

Private Kitchen

Built by the community for the community, our welcoming eco-building provides an inspiring base for guests to immerse themselves in low-impact, organic farming. We have all your catering needs covered too!

The common room boasts beautiful panoramic views out over our fields, while bunk rooms overlook the pig pens – sometimes guests are lucky enough to wake up to a new litter of piglets!

With accommodation for 30 or room hire for 50 (or a field for 150), we look forward to welcoming school groups, Scouts, Guides, wellness retreats, corporate away days, families and other organised community groups.



per night

Straw lodge exterior

Why bring your group to The Straw Lodge?

We are delighted to accommodate guests to the farm, encouraging people to get immersed in nature and enjoy our wonderful landscape.

Download our brochure for more details.

Enjoy fun and engaging sessions

Led by our experienced team, or you can simply use the space to run your own activities (self-catering kitchen also available), or hire it for a private family party or wedding.

Beautiful surroundings

You and your group or can immerse yourselves in our beautiful organic landscape, learning about our farming methods and principles.

Immersed in nature

You'll enjoy a back-to-nature experience on a working farm, to be enjoyed by you and your guests

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Straw lodge interior hall
Bunkbeds area
Straw lodge kitchen
Private bedroom
View from a window
Private bathroom

Wellness retreats, workshops and corporate away-days

In addition to providing residential accommodation in Shropshire for school groups, Scouts, Guides and other community and organised groups, The Straw Lodge can also be hired out as a space for instructor-led/public access day retreats, workshops and corporate away-days.

Surrounded by fresh air and stunning scenery, it is the perfect place to escape to.

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Wellness retreats

A place to explore for art and walking groups and a relaxing source of rejuvenation

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Family Parties

With access to quality, locally-sourced food for your catering needs and a wonderful landscape on your doorstep

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Corporate away-days

Away from the office stresses, you can think clearly, build relationships and generate creative ideas

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Use our venue for your next event and enjoy an eco-friendly venue with a difference

Things to do during your stay


You will be left to your own devices during your stay, and are free to explore our picturesque organic farm. We have farm trails weaving around the farm, which will take you around our pastures, woodland and along the river. Why not say hello to some of our friendly animals as you explore?

Our organic Farm Shop is a short walk away, where you can purchase delicious local produce to prepare in the yurts. We can also provide you with a hamper of your favourite goodies to make your stay stress- and decision-free – just let us know when you book.

Our yurts are designed to help you reconnect with nature, your loved ones and yourself. They are well and truly off-grid. For this reason we have no Wi-Fi facilities at the yurts. There are electricity sockets available for use at the farm in the main building, but with the Shropshire Hills as your playground, this is the perfect place to switch off!

The nature of our yurts and surroundings lends itself perfectly to families that home educate; there are so many new experiences you can enjoy with your children whilst they learn about the natural world first hand.

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Functions and catering

Fordhall Farm is passionate about great quality, locally-sourced food, so whatever catering needs you have, we can provide the very best for your group.

We also welcome private parties, functions and weddings to our volunteer built eco-building. This space is available for both day and evening hire.

Functions and parties
Wedding packages
Download Straw Lodge residentials and functions brochure

Interested in staying with us? Leave an enquiry today