Each of the luxury yurts and cabin are nestled in their own corner of secluded woodland offering guests privacy and tranquility. Dappled light and abundance of flora and fauna help create the perfect sanctuary.
The perfect setting for your hen party or wedding. An idyllic woodland location for a team building day or a stills/film shoot.
Learning different ways of living more self sufficiently and helping lower your carbon footprint. Preserving our heritage crafts for future generations.
A magical woodland eco-retreat nestled on the edge of Ashdown Forest, home of Winnie the Pooh. A place to escape, unwind, and soak up the forest atmosphere (Shinrin-yoku).
Luxury glamping accommodation in beautifully appointed traditional Yurts and rustic Log Cabins within a secret ancient woodland. Ideal for a romantic getaway, a family holiday or a group break. Woodland craft courses, activities, therapies & treatments are also available.
We are passionate about the natural environment. The site has been designed adopting the principles of Permaculture, and we demonstrate different ways of lowering our carbon footprint and living more self sufficiently. Eco-credentials include rainwater harvesting, solar power and food supplied for the café from our forest and vegetable gardens. Visitors are encouraged to compost their own green waste on site.
Guests enjoy the simple pleasures of cooking over a camp fire under the stars, seeing and hearing the abundant flora and fauna, picnicking in the woods or enjoying the many spectacular walks in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The hot power showers and proper flushing loos are located beside the café, just a short stroll from each yurt & cabin (50-150m).
Our woodland was originally part of a much larger forest known as Anderida, which covered much of Kent and Sussex during Roman times.
In the 16th Century, Henry VIII took down most of the big oak trees to build his warships. There was also a thriving local iron industry, making canons for his ships.
Our woodland was used to grow ash trees which produced charcoal to fuel the iron furnaces. We have several old iron pits in our woodland, which fill up with water, creating ponds during the winter months. In the spring these are surrounded by beautiful bluebells and orchids.
The Project was to construct 3 cabins as additional accommodation for visitors attending
woodland, heritage craft and self-sufficiency courses at Forest Garden Shovelstrode.
It is part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.
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