Do you provide bedding? - We provide bedding for the double bed, with a feather duvet and pillows. There is also a quilt and a throw although you are unlikely to need them with our wood burner! If it is too warm in the summer, we can provide you with a flat sheet to use with the throw instead of the duvet. If you are bringing children, we can provide sleeping bags with integral pillows.
Do you provide towels and toiletries? - We provide towels for adults and children. There are also toweling
robes and crocks for that trip to the shower, which can be found in the baskets under the bed. We also provide
basic toiletries (toilet roll, shower gel, shampoo and conditioner). We are not on mains drainage so we need
to ask for your help with this - please do not put anything other than toilet roll in the toilet or compost toilet. Sanitary
bags and bins are provided in all toilet areas.
Am I able to have a shower? - We have a shared shower available for guests.
Do you provide tea and coffee and how do I heat the water? - Tea and coffee is provided both in the shepherd’s
hut and the summer house. You can enter into the spirit of glamping by boiling your own water in the hut or walk across
the lawn to the summer house to boil the kettle and make a quick cuppa. There is a mini fridge with fresh milk for you.
Do you have wi-fi? - Sadly, we are unable to offer our guests wi-fi and we hope that this is less of an inconvenience
and more of an excuse to be on holiday away from all those messages! Mobile phone reception can be erratic here.
We find it easier to send a message if we stand in our front driveway! Guests are welcome to recharge phones and
other electronic equipment in the summer house.
Can I cook my own food? - Guests may use disposable barbecues (bricks to raise them up off the ground can
be found behind the compost toilet). If you bring your own equipment, please cook outside the hut. The wood
burner should only be used for heating the hut or water in the kettle provided.
Can I have a camp fire? - We have provided a fire pit for a small camp fire. Please keep to modest
proportions as this will be enough to toast marshmallows and keep any midges away!
Do you provide any meals? - We can provide a continental breakfast hamper at a cost of £5.00 per person,
with a warm bread roll, cereal, milk, juice, muffin or muesli bar, yogurt and fresh fruit. We will bring it out to the
hut, together with a thermos of hot water for your hot drinks. If it is a day when we are working, we will leave
the hamper in the summer house for you to collect when you are ready. Please leave it in the shepherd’s hut
when you leave, or in the summer house if you are staying longer.
Are there places to eat out nearby? - There is a pub called The London Tavern half a mile away, which
does food during the day and is well known locally for its live music and quiz nights. For a large garden and
lake view we would recommend The Alice Lyle, which is less than two miles away. For an old fashioned
beamed pub. The Elm Tree serves lovely food and has a restaurant / dining area (still only a couple of miles
There are other pubs we could recommend if you want to combine eating with a walk in the forest, such as The
Foresters, The High Corner Inn and The Red Shoot, all of which may well have forest animals grazing outside.
At the bottom of our hill, we have a bakery (with takeaway pizzas twice a week), fish and chip shop,
an off-licence and a Tesco Local. About two miles further along the dual carriageway towards Southampton,
there is a McDonalds!
We are spoilt for choice here, as in the Ringwood town centre, there are more pubs, five Indian restaurants,
a Thai restaurant and pizzerias. In the daytime you will also find a range of coffee shops and cafes, which
serve light snacks and meals.