Stay in The Straw Lodge at Fordhall Farm
Constructed from straw bales, wood, sheep’s wool and car tyres, our eco-friendly Straw Lodge is one of the largest volunteer-built straw bale buildings in England.
Built by the community for the community, our welcoming building provides an inspiring base for people to learn about low-impact, organic farming. It also show cases environmentally-friendly and traditional architectural techniques.
With accommodation for 25, we look forward to welcoming school groups, Scouts, Guides and other community groups, as well as businesses.
In the autumn of 2020 whilst we navigate the challenges and restrictions of Covid-19 we are unable to take large mixed groups so have decided to open up this beautiful space to leisure bookers. We are offering this special building for private family holidays (up to 12 people/2 household bubbles) please click here for more information. Alternatively, we are offering as a venue for a unique family celebration in the evening teaming up with a renowned local personal chef – please click here for more information.
See more on how this beautiful building was built by following our video link
Click Here to see the Straw Bale Lodge in construction
Why bring your group to The Straw Lodge?
- We offer a variety of fun and engaging sessions led by our experienced team or you can simply use the space to run your own activities
- You and your group can immerse yourselves in our beautiful organic landscape, learning about our farming methods and principles
- You’ll enjoy a back to nature experience on a working farm
Want to learn more about our education programmes and activity sessions?
Retreats, workshops and 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 retreats, workshops and corporate away days.
Surrounded by fresh air and stunning scenery, it is the perfect place to escape to.
An eco-friendly venue with a difference
A welcoming, natural space, The Straw Lodge offers the ideal place for your wellbeing retreat, workshop or group meeting.
The surrounding landscape offers plenty of inspiration – a place to explore for art and walking groups, a source of rejuvenation for those relaxing on wellbeing breaks.
For corporate parties, The Straw Lodge is a meeting place with a difference. Somewhere away from the stresses of the office where you can think clearly, build relationships and generate creative ideas.
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.
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