The Straw Lodge

Stay in The Straw Lodge at Fordhall Farm

Built by the community for the community, our welcoming eco-building provides an inspiring base for people to learn about low-impact, organic farming. It also showcases  environmentally-friendly and traditional architectural techniques.

With accommodation for 25 or room hire for 50, we look forward to welcoming school groups, Scouts, Guides, wellness retreats, corporate away days and other organised community groups.

See more on how this beautiful building was built by following our video link
Click Here to see the Straw Bale Lodge in construction

Summer Leisure Break Offer: 

We are delighted to be able to offer our beautiful Straw Lodge to you and your family / friends on selected summer dates.

The Straw Lodge is not normally available for private leisure hire, so this is a great opportunity for this summer. You have farm trails on your doorstep and the farm shop a hop and skip away, or you may decide to order a prepared meal from our chef!

With this beautiful eco-build to yourselves and places such as UNESCO World Heritage Site Ironbridge and the Shropshire Hills on your doorstep, this is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the farm and share it with your nearest and dearest.

Current availability is midweek (Mon-Thurs) July, August and September and the first 3 weekends of August.   Email or call us on 01630 638696 to enquire.

Why bring your group to The Straw Lodge?

  1. 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 (self-catering kitchen also available).
  2. You and your group can immerse yourselves in our beautiful organic landscape, learning about our farming methods and principles.
  3. You’ll enjoy a back-to-nature experience on a working farm

Want to learn more about our education programmes and activity sessions? 

Ask about our Residential Educational Pack

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.

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.

Download our brochure and information pack on The Straw Lodge for functions or residentials 

To book or make an enquiry, fill in the form below.  

Straw Lodge Enquiry