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"Just watched Four in a Bed and would like to commend you both for your honesty and fairness throughout the competition. I would love to stay at your place and will look at the possibility for the future. In my opinion your place is wonderful ! Terry

“Thank you Lisa. Idaho cabin has been a perfect abode for us to escape London for a few days.”

“Your hospitality is as snuggly warm as the Idaho cabin! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for sharing this with us.”
Tamsin, Isobel, Amelie and Alex

“This has to be the most perfect cabin in the world! We are celebrating our ten year wedding anniversary with our two boys aged 5 and 4. Making fires, toasting marshmallows and playing hide and seek is what we all needed!
Michelle, Jim, Frank and George

“‘This is the life’ says Jess (8). 2 adults, 2 sprogs – plenty of room. The wood has been so sensitively managed – enough space while feeling wild. Looking up at the bright blue sky through the leaves – magical.

The girls loved the freedom to roam the woods, Also had mum and brother over for a BBQ, sat at the wonderful picnic table, beautifully level – thanks Charlie, was just dreamy.Can’t wait to come back.”
Korbels of the North! Xx

“We enjoyed riding in the ‘Yurticopter’ and also chasing unicorns over rainbows. And when it was raining frogs we counted six on the way to bathroom and back. And my little brother and dad enjoyed becoming cavemen! Thankyou!”
Hayley, Gary, Emily & Alex

“Many thanks Lisa & Charles for such a wonderful weekend. The yurts are so much fun and really well equipped. And the afternoon tea and beeswax course far exceeded our expectations – we won’t need to eat for a week now! What a memorable, incredible hen weekend, thankyou!”
Morag and her hens

“So lovely to re-connect with nature in such a peaceful place. Well done Lisa and Charles and we wish you every success. Rhoslyn (9) and Dylan (6) made full use of the woods ‘hunting’ for rabbits and going on ‘safari’ (no adults!). Smoked ourselves around the fire pit and then fell into bed to watch the tree tops swaying in the breeze. Ahhh, bliss! We’ll be back.”
Shona, Gavin, Rhoslyn & Dylan

“Was after a little old world feeling to retreat into myself. Thank you so for making it possible on such short notice. Its been empowering actually. Love the yurt especially the fluffy comforter on the bed…..imagined it was a big bear skin J

So good that you are here with your commitment to this little piece of woodland.


“Thank you for creating such a beautiful space to relax in. All just so pretty – particularly the stars overhead through the bare branches + owls a hooting!
Its been gorgeous.”
Polly & Derek

“Lovely peaceful yurt in the middle of the woods. Friendly hoots and wonderful being sat out by the campfire until late when we’re in October!
Had a wonderful time and I’m now going home engaged!

Thank you.”
Anna & Jon

“Such a peaceful toasty cabin! Thanks for a fantastic weekend, a perfect escape from the city”.
Emily and Patrick

“Dear Lisa & Charles

We think the setting is beautiful. Very tranquil and extremely relaxing. Here are just some of the things we like:

  • Grill pan
  • Furry rugs
  • Stove
  • Wooden frame of the yurt
  • Firepit
  • Tea cosy
  • The hot shower
  • The cockrel
  • Simon
  • Freedom to do what we want

Amy & Simon xxx

“Beautiful. Relaxing in the extreme. Great to find a yurt so tucked out the way and in actual woodland! Have loved hearing and seeing all the woodpeckers, nuthatches, rooks et all. We’ve had a fabulous, chilled out honeymoon. Lovely, Thanks.”
Karen & Nic xx

“Thanks you for a fabulous time! Great fun was had by all! The boys loved the woods and the grown ups loved the cosy yurts! Marshmallows roasted by the open fire were fab. We honestly had the best break – despite the rain!”
Jules, Rich, Catch, George, Finn, Ollie & Freddie xxx

“Such a lovely break, three days in the forest – felt so secluded and I don’t think I’ve ever seen my girlfriend so relaxed! Wood burning stove and a million rugs made us so comfy. Many thanks to Lisa & Charles, it’s really amazing here.”
Rob & Rebecca xx

“Ah! The ‘wood life’ – the perfect getaway from townie living. Great walk to the Maypole via pigs, horses, lambs and goat! Lily & Jake just loved it here. We’re coming back! Many thanks.”
Lisa & Wesley

“The most wonderful relaxing stay. Woods, fires, sticks, holly, yew, card games, reading stories – amazing. Thanks! “
Jonathan, Thomas & Joshua

“Huge thanks to Lisa & Charles. We spent a blissful night in a beautiful place. Truly magical and you’ve thought of EVERYTHING! We’ll definitely be back- the selection of courses you have planned for this year looks super enticing.

Thanks for creating this little piece of heaven.”
Melissa, Jez, Jas and Daiz

“Unexpected October getaway. Beautiful weather, beautiful forest, peaceful, relaxing & definitely what we needed. A wonderful adventure!”
Emma & Alex

“Thank you Lisa & Charles for creating the perfect retreat! We had a really relaxing stay with pub lunches, barbeques, sleeping and doing very little… we will definitely return!”
Anthony & Beth

“What a beautiful yurt, very luxurious & comfortable. Thanks you for a great end to the best day of our lives!”
Sarah and Hannah x

“What an amazing place! Really don’t want to leave. Its so peaceful and beautiful & hospitality 2nd to none. Many thanks for such an enjoyable experience. Definitely coming back and telling friends about this little corner of paradise.”
Mandy & Lionel

“Kushti by name, Kushti by nature! Two glorious nights in the most fantastic yurt to celebrate my birthday around the fire in a gorgeous setting. Good food, great camping – Thank you lots. We’ll be back.”
Lucy & Patrick

“MAGICAL PLACE! We came here overworked and stressed and have left happy & relaxed. Lovely walks and plenty to do! Clean shower & loo. Friendly service. Beautiful yurt. Coming back next month we hope!”
Michelle & Kimberley

“Have been searching for somewhere like this for so long. We were delighted to discover Forest Garden! Absolutely magical experience- gorgeous yurts fabulous weather, glorious comfort and such an authentic experience!

Facilities and service first class. We felt truly ‘at home’ in your little corner of paradise – so peaceful and wholesome. Forest Garden = Soul Food. Lisa & Charles we love you! Thank you!”
Lucy & Simon

“What a beautiful, nourishing, soulful place. Done wonders for the spirit, and I feel I have found a little retreat I am able to escape to so close to home. Its definitely touched something inside me and just what was needed. Thanks you and good luck. I’m sure you will go from strength to strength.

Really love this place especially since me lovely Julie agreed to marry me and I got to burn lots of wood!”
Barry & Julie

“Such a wonderful place! A brilliant get away and magic spot to re-coop after cycling from Brighton up amazing hills with crazy big bags….. A great place for dreaming. Thank you! “
Josie x

“What a magical experience. You could stay in a five star hotel and you would get half the value of this. Peaceful, Beautiful, Romantic! Thanks Lisa & Charles for providing the yurt getaway.”

“Had an absolutely FAB weekend green woodworking with Charles. Were very well looked after by Lisa feeding us lunch (very welcome) and cake for tea – marvellous! What a great couple – good company. Fun was had by all. Will definitely be back. Cheers guys”
Kim and Anthony

“Thank you for a really magical weekend. It’s a lovely place you have created for people to get away from it all and wonderful the way you have breathed life back into this wood. Good luck with it all, we’ve had a truly memorable stay and hope to return.”
The Wilsons

“We had a special 3 days in the yurt and are leaving more relaxed and back ‘in tune’ with the world. (Guitar great – thanks!) Many thanks Charles & Lisa for providing this space for us”
Dean & Kath

“So magical & amazing….wish we could live here!”
Rachel & Jamie

“Wow, after having the day of our dreams (our wedding day), we were transported to the place of our dreams!!! The days leading up to our wedding day were so hectic!! We needed to be re-charged and we think this was the only place we could have come to! Thank you so much Lisa and Charles for being beautiful hosts and being there whenever we needed you. Love, peace, tranquillity to you both!”
Darren & Angie

“Honeymooning in the woods couldn’t have been more fun. Thankyou Charles for making us welcome and keeping us cosy…. Also from rescuing me from permanent damage after the ‘bike ride I should have trained for’! Lots of love to Madge – winner by a clear mile of the pub crufts!! My husband and I J have enjoyed a truly magical start to our days together in your beautiful place in the world. Many many thanks. See you soon.”
Max & Heidi xx

“What a fabulous way to spend a girlie retreat! Lazing about, being fire-starters and absorbing the natural peace of the woods. Wonderful time had by all. Thank you Lisa & Charles for making us feel welcome and allowing us to chill out completely in your woodland.”
Lisa, Traci, Amanda, Andrea & Ashley

“Hi Charles, my lovely bowl has lasted a month of drying with no splitting! Thank you so much for a wonderful 2 days, if I could do it every month I would! Hope to see you again soon. “

"My partner, Mark attended your beekeeping course today, we just wanted to say thank you so much. He really enjoyed his day, and learnt a lot. He said the food was amazing too. We will be looking to do a course again in the future with you. "
Sarah and Mark

"This gentle glade of regal swaying ash trees was a beautiful and healing break away from city life, the trees here exude a calm green that I topped up upon to the full. We breathed deep of this woodland world and hoped to take a little of its touch with us. We shall return!"
Tom and Maddy, who stayed in Idaho cabin

"I just wanted to say Thanks again for the Beekeeping experience on Sunday the course, location, information, all good and the company & family interaction is a great touch, gives the overall experience a personal touch."
T Barr

"Just a quick email to say how much I enjoyed the beekeeping course today and to thank you for your hospitality - lunch was lovely and the course itself was great. Please pass on my thanks to Justin as well, he was brilliant at fielding all our questions and it made for a thoroughly enjoyable day. "
M Bloomfield

"What a restful, wonderful weekend! It is truly the best escape from the chaos of London and we would most definitely like to return."
The Woodletts

"Thank you Lisa and Charles for creating the perfect retreat! We had a very relaxing stay with pub lunches, barbeques, sleeping and doing very little ....we will definitely return!"
Anthony and Beth

"What a beautiful yurt, luxurious and comfortable. Thank you for a great end to a perfect day"
Sarah and Hannah