Shepherd’s Hut at Fernwood Glamping

Shepherd’s Hut at Fernwood Glamping Shepherd’s Hut at Fernwood Glamping Shepherd’s Hut at Fernwood Glamping Shepherd’s Hut at Fernwood Glamping Shepherd’s Hut at Fernwood Glamping Shepherd’s Hut at Fernwood Glamping Shepherd’s Hut at Fernwood Glamping Shepherd’s Hut at Fernwood Glamping Shepherd’s Hut at Fernwood Glamping Shepherd’s Hut at Fernwood Glamping
Bed + Breakfast, Self-Catering
2 to 4 people
No Dogs
Not Accessible
No WiFi

Field view where deer are often seen

Relax in a beautiful garden close to the New Forest

Quiet evenings by the fire pit with stargazing opportunities

Venue Overview:

Fernwood Glamping is a small family run site in Ringwood on the edge of the New Forest, with a gypsy van and a shepherd’s hut at the bottom of a beautiful garden overlooking a field, where guests often see deer.

Both the hut and the gypsy van are lit with fairy lights and have a wood burner inside.

They sleep two adults and can also accommodate a family of four (if the children are under 10/12 years old – shorter bed length).

All bedding and towels are provided, including sleeping bags with integral pillows for the children. There are tea/coffee making facilities and lots of extras such as toasting forks and marshmallows for the fire pit outside, towelling robes and two ponchos for keeping warm by the fire pit. Each one has a double plug socket.

The shepherd’s hut has a large picnic bench and overlooks the field behind. This is the sunniest spot in the whole garden for breakfast!

The gypsy caravan guests also have use of the beautiful octagonal thatched summer-house with decking over the pond, an additional place to sit and relax.

Both the hut and the van have their own compost toilet. There is a shared use shower and flush toilet up by the house for guests to use.

There is an old tree house- now a platform, at the end of the garden, just ideal for looking for wildlife. Sitting outside, you are likely to see deer and will almost certainly see bats swooping over the pond, hear owls in the trees and sometimes buzzards lazily circling overhead.

As an optional extra, it is also possible to order a breakfast hamper to be delivered to your door in the morning, with warm bread rolls and homemade muffins, cereals, juice, yoghurt and a fruit plate- more than enough to help you enjoy a relaxed breakfast in the garden before setting off to explore the New Forest or the local beaches.

Fernwood Glamping is a great place for couples or families, or two groups who wish to go away together and have the place to themselves.

With 3G (but no wi-fi), board games and fire pits, a beautiful garden with space for children to run around and lots of walk / cycle routes nearby, it’s easy to switch off from normal everyday life, slow down the pace and enjoy spending some time together.

What To Bring:

If you are self catering, you will need to bring your own camp stove or barbecue, crockery and cutlery

keep it simple as there is no dedicated washing up area- kitchen roll and toasting works, lots of takeaways, pizza and fish and chips locally

No street lights and it does get dark so worth bringing an extra torch

The New Forest is a fabulous area for walking and cycling so worth bringing walking boots / trainers and /or bikes

Onsite Activities:

A lot of our guests enjoy using the fire-pit. Logs can be bought using our honesty box or bring your own. Marshmallows and toasting forks provided.

Its such a relaxing place to come back to after a day out- perhaps a good book!

Nearby Activities:

Within half a mile, there are two pubs, a Tesco local, Off Licence, Fish and Chip Shop and Belinda’s Bakery which has pizza takeaway on Friday and Saturday night. There are plenty more pubs and cafes in the New Forest villages or in Ringwood town centre.

Popular with families (younger children): Peppa Pig World at Paulton’s Park, Romsey; New Forest Wildlife Centre, Ashurst; Longdown Dairy Farm, Ashhusrt; Romsey Rapids, Moors Valley Country Park Play Trail and Treetop Trail

Popular with families (children all ages): Go Ape (Moors Valley), Cycling in the New Forest (bike hire available in Burley, Brockenhurst and Moors Valley Country Park), Furzy Gardens with treehouses, Raptor and Reptile Centre, Ringwood; Bournemouth Aquarium, Dorset Heavy Horse Centre, Verwood

Popular with families (older children): New Forest Waterpark

National Trust within 1 hour: Mottisfont (stunning rose gardens); Kingston Lacy (extensive walking trails); Corfe Castle (ruins and great cream teas in the village), Stourhead (particularly good azaleas and rhododendrons around the lakes) and Brownsea Island. Also a walk from Keyhaven to Hurst Castle (English Heritage), catching the ferry boat back if you prefer.

Other well known gardens to visit within 1 hour: Sculptures by the Lake, Furzy Gardens, Exbury

Lots of walking trails from the New Forest carparks or explore the New Forest villages (great pubs and cafes for a cream tea). An open top bus runs three routes over the summer two months with hop on/ hop off stops

Local beaches within 30-45 mins – Southbourne, Bournemouth, Hengistbury Head (ferry across to Mudeford Quay), Studland or Poole Harbour (water sports centres run wind surfing and paddle boarding lessons)

Dorset World Heritage Coastline (1 hour)- Durdle Door, Old Harry Rocks and Lulworth Cove

Onsite Facilities: Enclosed Garden, Fire Pit, Parking, Wood Burner
Eco-Features: Compost Toilets, Recycling
Getaway Style: Cosy, Quirky, Romantic, Rustic
Scenic Escapes: Country Glamping

Maximum of 2 adults and 2 children per unit (comfortable for two and cosy for four)
No parties / single sex groups max 2
No pup tents / additional camping
No dogs or other pets
Quiet after 10pm
No music to be played outside
50% refund if cancelled over 30 days before
No refund if cancelled with less than seven days notice.

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