Fernwood Glamping

UK England South East England Hampshire Ringwood

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Staggered showering times
  • Contactless check in
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Campfires allowed
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Good walks nearby
Secluded, peaceful glamping on the western edge of the New Forest, ideal for a romantic getaway.

On the western edge of the New Forest, near the historic market town of Ringwood, this romantically rustic shepherd's hut is one for solitude seekers. It’s through a wooden gate and down at the end of a large garden that the shepherd’s hut at Fernwood is eventually found, it’s wood-lined interior rustic and warm. Inside, it sleeps up to four people in a double bed and two pull-out singles, perfect for both a romantic break for couples or a family getaway. At one end an all-important wood-burning stove provides heating throughout the year with a free supply of logs included. It’s also cleverly backed by a strip of shiny, corrugated metal, reflecting the heat and filling the place with warmth in seconds.

They also have a beautifully painted gypsy caravan. Snuggled into a woodland area in the garden, this cosy caravan was built on an original 1930's dray base overlooking fields where deer and rabbits are frequently seen. The cool caravan arrived here in 2016 and is ideally booked alongside the shepherd's hut for a family with older children or two couples going away together.

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The Owner Says

Around the garden there are other structures to complete the experience. A campfire pit outside works nicely as a BBQ (and is ideal for late night marshmallow toasting) and a quaint little summerhouse overlooks the garden pond. An old treehouse also works nicely as a deer and bird-spotting hide, while toilets and a shower are found over in the main house itself.

You needn’t go far to find activities and if you bring a bike with you it’s quite possible to stay here and never use the car. Pedal further into the New Forest for the chance to spot the famous wild ponies or simply cycle down to the local pub – it’s a 1-minute ride to The London Tavern, famed for it's quiz nights and live music.

What’s special about our place?

Glamping only. The shepherd's hut and gypsy caravan sleep 2 adults and up to 2 children (4-10 ideal because of bed length). Sorry, no dogs permitted. No pup tents or additional camping possible. We ask guests not to play music outside and for quiet after 10pm. Ideal for a short break to visit the New Forest. Many guests use Fernwood as a base to explore the New Forest, making the most of opportunities for walking and cycling across the many tracks and footpaths in the area.

What’s special about our area?

On the edge of the New Forest National Park, Fernwood has plenty on the doorstep, including a wealth of cycling and walking trails – stay quiet to spot wild ponies and deer. If you struggle to find them on your bike though, try heading to the New Forest Safari in Burley or the deer feeding station in Bolderwood – both a short drive away. Lyndhurst (02380 282269) is seen as the central town for the New Forest, with extra tourist info if you need. Alternatively, it's a very easy drive through Ringwood to Bournemouth and the coast. Passing Go Ape! (08456 439215) en route – a good, organised family day out – or continue to the beaches and the magnificent sandbanks peninsula. A favourite recommendation from Fernwood is to visit Hengistbury Head (01202 451618), with a visitors centre, ferry boat across to Medeford Quay (great for crabbing!) and a land train which can take you back at the end of the day. Younger guests especially enjoy Peppa Pig World at Paulton's Park (20 mins) or a visit to one of the beaches. Older children and 'young at heart' parents love the New Forest Water Park and their many activities on offer (worth booking in advance).

Best local places to eat and drink?

There are some great pubs in more rural locations which make a fantastic point to start or finish a walk such as The Alice Lisle (01425 474700), The Red Shoot Inn (01425 475792) or The High Corner Inn (01425 473973). Within half a mile and easy walking distance there is a Tesco local (0345 026 9408), a fish and chip shop (01425 478310), a fantastic bakery with take away pizzas Friday and Saturday nights (01425 480666) and The London Tavern (01425 473819) – well known for its quiz nights and live bands. There are several local cafes in the town worth exploring which can serve coffee, breakfasts or brunches. Alternatively, a continental breakfast hamper can be ordered in advance by e- mail or text. It includes cereals, bread, jam, a muffin or a pastry, fresh fruit and yoghurt, milk and juice.

Why stay with us?

The shepherd's hut overlooking the field has a 5-ft bed.  Room for two children (sleeping bags and pillows provided) using a pull out bench and a pull down bunk over the bed. It is so cosy inside with fairy lights (double plug socket). The hut also has tea / coffee making facilities with a mini-fridge (fresh milk provided). Guests may use the electric kettle or be more adventurous and boil their own water on the stove! Hot water bottles are provided. The shepherd's hut guests have use their own compost toilet (lit with fairy lights). our glamping season is longer for the hut as it is slightly larger and has a bigger woodturner.

The locally made gypsy caravan is in a wooded area and has a pretty rose fabric interior. It is a fabulous place to hide away in those hot summer months as it is sited in dappled shade. It has a 4-ft wide double bed, reached by climbing onto the bench seats, and a small double underneath for two children. It has a double plug socket, a low- level heater and a wood burner. The guests in the van also have use of the summer house overlooking the pond with an electric kettle (tea/coffee provided) and a mini fridge (fresh milk provided). The gypsy van guests have their own toilet outside the main house close to the shared shower.

The shower will be available with staggered times available. Both the shepherds hut and gypsy van have their own basic outdoor solar shower where guests can warm up water in solar bags to use in the porta-shower. We can also help out with additional hot water should the sun not shine enough! (Great fun- yes I have tried it!).

Campfires are allowed (fire pit provided) and guests can buy wood for this on site (£5 charge) and enjoy an evening with the sunset or the stars, toasting marshmallows (provided). Many guests bring a small camp stove / disposable bbq to make the most of their outdoor adventure.

The tree house platform looks out over the field. Most guests see deer, sometimes rabbits and foxes. Great excitement when there was a badger in the ditch below! Not guaranteed but, because we are surrounded by mature oak trees, you will almost certainly hear owls hooting and may see bats swooping over the pond. In the daytime, it is common to see buzzards circling overhead.

Bedding, towels, bathrobes, tea/coffee, biscuits, wood for the wood burner indoors, marshmallows, matches and firelighters all included.

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Accommodation

One shepherd's hut and one gypsy caravan.

Shepherd’s Hut

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 4
The single, lightly painted structure has an agricultural feel that fits among the surroundings, where foxes and deer can be spotted.

Gypsy Caravan

Gypsy caravan Sleeps 4
This unique and beautifully painted gypsy caravan will offer you the quirky clamping experience you and your partner or family are looking for. Snuggled into a woodland area in our garden, overlooking the fields behind where deer and rabbits are frequently seen, it is hard to believe you are only minutes from the friendly market town of Ringwood, on the edge of the New Forest. Ideal for booking alongside our shepherd's hut by a family with older children or two couples who want their own space too.

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Price

£75 per night, minimum 2-night stay. Children (maximum 2, aged 4-10) £15 each. Optional continental breakfast hamper, £15 for two/ £20 for a family of four.

Opening Times

All year.

Location

Contact Website  07730 586 601  Fernwood Glamping, Fernwood, Ringwood, New Forest, Hampshire BH24 3JN

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Getting There

From Salisbury direction (on A338): When the A338 meets the A31 Ringwood roundabout take the first exit onto the A31 dual carriageway towards Southampton / Winchester. Ignore the first exit to Poulner and continue up Poulner Hill. At the top of the hill, take the exit off the dual carriageway to Hangersley by the In Excess Garden Centre. Continue down the hill, ignoring the first turning on your right sign posted to Hangersley Hill. Look out for "Fernwood" on the left hand side, which has a sign on the fence. It is the house after “Woodpeckers”, which has a circular reversing mirror on their brick entrance. Ringwood has a bus station with regular coaches from London and other cities. From there it takes just over half an hour to walk, so it's best to grab a taxi, though your hosts can collect you if they're around so ring in advance. Local buses also run to and from the centre of Ringwood to Poulner (at the bottom of the nearest hill – 10 minutes walk from the site). The X3 runs from the centre of Ringwood into Bournemouth every thirty minutes.

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