A unique glamping experience in the New Forest
We are really pleased to have been included in the 2023 Bradt guide for the New Forest.
This is a stand out in the glamping scene, partly because of hostess, Rachel, who embodies the Slow spirit and genuinely cares about her guests. An immacuate shepherd's hut and gypsy caravan are situated in Rachel's large back garden, surrounded by flowers and backing on to an open field. Firepits are available to cook meals.
Rachel has thought of every detail to make a visit special: from marshmallows and forks for evenings around the firepit, to ponchos to keep warm.
A shared shower and toilet are located a short walk away but each unit has its own adjacent compost toilet. The hand-painted caravan is truly special; the flowered, canvas ceiling glowing with fairy lights is a cosy sanctuary. Thanks to a wood-burning stove, the Shepherd’s Hut is open well into winter; the caravan is warm-weather only. Sleeping quarters are small; ideal for couples but you can fit two small children as well. No Wi-Fi; you can count bats instead. A true gem; highly recommended.
Albie 98 - November 2023
Fernwood Glamping is a gem. The location is stunning, nestled in nature. The eco facilities are top-notch, seamlessly blending sustainability with comfort. The host is exceptional, offering a warm welcome and fantastic service. A perfect retreat for nature enthusiasts seeking luxury in harmony with the environment.
Mark - August 2023
We stayed in the Gypsy Caravan for two nights. The caravan was very clean and well appointed and our hosts were very attentive without being over intrusive. The main purpose of our stay was to attend the nearby fairy festival at Burley and Rachel utilised her extensive local knowledge to show us a rural route to walk thereby avoiding some of the main roads that Google maps would send you down! We were also very impressed by the little finishing touches to make our stay even more comfortable for instance robes and crocs to walk to the shower room in the morning, a torch to help move around at night and an optional breakfast hamper prepared by Rachel that was both very fresh and filling for the long walk ahead.
All in all we would definitely recommend staying here if you are looking for a comfortable, clean, cosy and quirky experience.
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01425 476892 / 07730 586601
Fernwood Glamping is a small, family-run business with a rustic shepherd's hut and a beautifully painted gypsy caravan at Fernwood, offering you a friendly welcome and a genuine glamping adventure. With a view over fields, yet only minutes from the friendly market town of Ringwood, it offers easy access into the New Forest National Park - a perfect spot for couples or families who enjoy walking, cycling or wish to visit the local beaches or countryside.
Here you will have a chance to unwind, time to enjoy watching the buzzards making lazy circles in the sky, seeing deer in the field and hearing the many birds in the trees - from woodpeckers in the day to owls at night. It is a memorable place to stay, where you can enjoy sitting by the fire pit, looking up at the stars or snuggling up inside with the wood burner.
Spaced over 25 metres apart, the shepherd's hut and gypsy van are both perfect for two adults, but can also accommodate two young children (up to aged 10). The hut and van can be booked together for two couples or families.