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We have three grown up children and lots of animals to look after! In our spare time we love to do gardening and there are always new projects. One of our greatest achievements was when we moved here, lived in a mobile home and built this house.
We have lived at Fernwood since 2005 and in Ringwood since 1990 so we are really happy to help with places to visit. We also love to hear about your days out and meals out you have enjoyed as this will enable us to share this with other guests. We enjoy walking and cycling in the New Forest and can show you places to visit on the Ordnance Survey map.
We are both from the New Forest and have found it a fantastic place to bring up our own children. Ringwood seems to have the best of both worlds, with town facilities and yet having beaches and the New Forest on our doorstep.
A few years ago, Rachel finished walking the South West Coastal Path with her friend Jo - 630 miles of sea views, cream teas and nights away in Bed & Breakfast accommodation. In fact, it was the nights in a gypsy caravan and a yurt (with compost toilet) that really got Rachel started on setting up Fernwood Glamping.
Our children are becoming more independent and we are now enjoying going to music festivals. Jonathan also has a few chameleons. He is a member of a local drama group where he can be seen in a variety of characters and roles!
We have always valued holidays as a family and spent many years in tents in Devon, Cornwall and France. As our children have got older, we have travelled further to Australia, Malaysia, Equador and Namibia. Nothing beats the open space and freedom of a camping / glamping holiday!
Jonathan and I love to meet visitors from other countries and other parts of England. We enjoy travelling a lot ourselves and still feel there is a lot of the world to explore.
Rachel & Jonathan
Fernwood Glamping is a very 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 snuggle 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.