Description of Forest Garden Shovelstrode
Forest Garden Shovelstrode, based in Ashurst Wood in Sussex, offers glamping holidays with a choice of two luxury yurts set in a piece of ancient woodland.
Both yurts are located in a woodland setting allowing guests to observe wildlife first hand and enter into a world of birdsong, peace and quiet.
The yurts are furnished in two different styles
Kushti: A traditional Mongolian yurt furnished with ethnic rugs, original Mongolian wall hangings, and Indian fabrics, creating a warm and cosy atmosphere.
This yurt can sleep a family of 4, including 1 small child, very comfortably.
Savannah: A more spacious feeling with light flooding in from the large crown wheel, the yurt is furnished with sheepskin rugs, cream futons and animal print rugs and throws. It is set further down in the woods and is very secluded with a large decked area outside where guests can really feel at one with nature.
It can sleep a family of five in comfort and style.
Both yurts are equipped with a log burning stove, a 2 ring gas stove and necessary cooking and eating facilities.
There is a shower block on site with a butler sink outside for washing up.
Forest Garden Shovelstrode also offers courses in woodland crafts such as basketry, green wood working, hurdle making, clay oven building, sour dough bread making and bee keeping to name but a few.
We welcome groups such as hen parties at Forest Garden Shovelstrode. Tailor made courses can be laid on and we can also offer traditional tea parties and holistic massage
The first stages of a forest garden have been planted set around a wildlife pond.
- 2 Units
- Sleeps: 4 Persons + 1 extra bed(s)
- Toilets (Shared) , Showers (Shared)
- Towels(No) and Bedding(Yes)
- Self Catering
Kushti Yurt is a traditional Mongolian 'ger' or yurt with painted poles inside and is 5.9 metres in diameter and sleeps 4 people. It is situated within a small ancient woodland and is peaceful and tranquil.
It is furnished with ethnic textiles and furniture and has a wonderful warm and romantic feel about it especially with all the candles alight at night.
The log burner is situated in the centre of Kushti making it toasty warm even on the coldest nights.
Other Accommodation at Forest Garden Shovelstrode
We have a second yurt, which sleeps 5, called Savannah Yurt. It has a log burner inside and is decorated with an Out of Africa feel, with leopard print throws and fur rugs.
It has a large decking area outside that allows guests to have a truly back to nature experience. It is very peaceful and quiet.
- Washing Up
The shower and loo are a shared facility as is the washing up area. The woodland is also shared but it is large enough to feel very private.
- Fruit Trees
We are in the early stages of planting a forest garden around a large wildlife pond. Guests are welcome to wander through the forest garden.
What to bring?
- Basic Provisions
- First Aid Kit
Each yurt has one bed fully furnished with bed linen. You can either bring bedding for the other beds or it can be provided at an additional cost.