The Straw Lodge

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 showcases  environmentally-friendly and traditional architectural techniques.

With accommodation for 25, we look forward to welcoming school groups, Scouts, Guides and other organised community groups, as well as businesses.

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?

  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.
  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

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 instructor-led/public access 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.  

  • Please note, if this is a booking enquiry, please state what date/s you would like to book The Straw Lodge, what you will be using the building for and for how many people. Please also include details of whether or not you will require catering during your stay with us.