Wildcamping is open April until end Sept 2014. We have refreshed our approach to pricing and opted for seasonless dates (no keeping to school holidays) and a simpler price structure which means it is cheaper than last year! We hope you find it works for you too. If you are unable to pay the full amount then let us know and we’ll try to help out by offering you to trade your time, to work on the land, as part of your payment. Please ask for a booking code if you would like to book with Channel Islands Direct who offer discounted travel.
3 in-situ canvas tents with no option for bringing your own: ‘Barefoot Canvas’ Bell tent – bring all that you need or the ‘Simple Luxury’ Forager Tipi or Seafarer safari style tent to just turn up and let us provide it all equipment for you.
Share our passion for living with the land and sea, with a workshop whilst you’re here (1-3 hr, prices vary): An introduction to WildFood, WildSeashore, Wildswimming or bushcraft (details will be sent out with your booking confirmation, or email if interested). Horse trekking is new for 2014, taking a trek to the land, enjoying wildfood around an open fire and then staying on the land. Or join our ‘Land hand’ scheme: embrace working and living with the land, learn together and from each other, sharing skills and time.
Barefoot Canvas Bell Tent–The rustic, independent option. We have pitched a Bell tent for you, set amongst the mature borders of the westerly field, tucked in and private. No frills wildcamping. You bring all that you need: bedding, something to sleep on and equipment (see FAQ’s for more). We will provide the living space, a canvas bell tent with groundsheet. Communal facilities for washing up, showers and toilets are a short stroll away in the green oak barn. Tariffs: £12 pp/per night for 7 nights or more, £15 pp/per night for 1-6 nights. We can hire equipment to you for an extra charge…let us know what you need.
Simple Luxury tipi and Safari style tent: ‘The Forager’ or ‘The Seafarer’ - The fully equipped option so just turn up. We will have everything ready and waiting for you and your family/friends/guests including comfortable sleeping arrangements (double and single beds) with bedding and pillows, full cooking facilities, space and comfort for relaxing (see FAQ’s for more). Tariffs per tent: Based on 4 people sharing. Stay 1-3 nights and pay £96 per night; Stay 4-6 nights and pay £90 per night; Stay 7+ nights and pay £80 per night. E.G. 7 nights for 4 people is £80 x 7 = £560. Note: the tipi can take 5 but the 5th person needs to be 6yrs or under but remember that you’ll have less space (extra people are charged at a pro-rata rate. 2yrs old and under go free). Some families have rented a ‘Simple Luxury’ tipi for the adults and the ‘Barefoot Canvas’ for the young people. If booking for 7 nights or more, benefit from our 5% early bird discount (more than 20 wks before your arrival date) by paying full payment, without deposit.
Each space has a wooden base to ensure feet stay mud-free. Coir matting inside under foot. Cooking is provided by gas stoves in the horsebox kitchen plus open fire pits. All that you need to prepare your food is there for you, in a unique style reflecting our passion for reclaimed and recycled items. Homely toilets and showers (we have a roll top bath for those who fancy a soak) are communal and close by in the green oak barn. Wind up torches, fairy lights and sunjars provided, no path lighting . Each tipi will be tailored to your needs and requirements.
‘The Forager’ Tipi is surrounded by mature blackthorn trees and old vines, giving a real sense of being amongst nature. The tipi is set up so that you can experience and have the opportunity to learn a little about wild food. It has a self foraging area to pick fruit or herbs for dinner, a gatherers library, foraging basket, WildFood menu suggestions (to cook on your open fire). A traditional 16ft tipi with douglas fir poles sustainably sourced and made in the UK. The impact on you when you walk into the space always takes a moment to adjust to and admire. Classic and simply beautiful.
or opt for ‘The Seafarer’ Safari tent where views out to The Hanois Lighthouse and wild west coast set the nautical scene and inside your space has the taste of the sea with fishing net, seashore guides, Mariners book shelf. This new tent allows for a wood burner to warm your wet feet after exploring on the seashore and a porch for sitting out with more shelter.
Private entrances for all pitches are through hidden ‘doorways’ in blackthorn. A pond with edible plants borders the area, safe for children and wildlife! Secret paths and places to’ be quiet’ are scattered amongst the land, leading to views, personal spaces and bringing you closer to your environment
Extra treats: Choose a hedge veg basket (with foraged food) or food basket from the hamper options in Green living, local food section, or a veggie meal (vegetarian pies, pasties and tartlets). Gather ideas of what to do in the activities to meet the ebb and flow of your day.
Please give us a call or email (see contact us) for available dates and to chat about what you would like. A booking form and details will be sent out to you, with welcome information once your payment/deposit (by cheque or paypal) has been received which will confirm your space.
There are glass houses on the land and potential dangers of blackthorn shrubs, uneven ground, brambles and nettles. We would ask any parent/guardian who is visiting or staying with us to be responsible for any young person in their care. See FAQ’s for more detail.