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
A single shepherd's hut 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. Alone in the garden of a family house, it is the only accommodation on site and sleeps up to four people in a double bed and two pull-out singles. The set up is relatively basic – there are no cooking facilities inside the hut – but it fits nicely with the authentic styling of it all, with an exposed wooden interior and a log-burning stove tucked in one corner.

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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.

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 and a train which can take you back at the end of the day.

Best local places to eat and drink?

Order a continental breakfast hamper by e- mail or text in advance. It includes cereals, freshly baked bread, jam, fresh fruit, a muffin or pastry, milk and juice. Alternatively, there are several local cafes in the town worth exploring which can serve breakfasts or brunches. 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 twice a week (01425 480666) and The London Tavern (01425 473819) – well known for its quiz nights and live bands.

Why stay with us?

The shepherd's hut has a double bed (all bedding provided) that folds into bench seats and a table, with storage underneath for bedding. An extra 2 children can sleep in a pull down bed above and a pull out bench by the wood burning stove (sleeping bags and pillows provided).  There is a double plug socket inside and fairy lights and lamps provide lighting. The locally made gypsy caravan is in the wooded area at the end of the garden and has lined curtains, cushions and bedding. It has a 4-ft wide double bed with a mattress which can be reached by climbing onto the bench seats. This also has a double plug socket, a low- level heater and a wood burner. There is also electricity in the summer house overlooking the pond – recharge phones, use the electric kettle (tea/coffee provided) and put drinks in the mini fridge (fresh milk provided). There's a compost toilet with hand washing facilities, a mirror and its own fairy lights. For the faint hearted, there is also a toilet outside the main house too, along with shower facilities. Campfires are allowed in the fire pit / chiminea provided and guests can buy wood for this on site (£5 charge). Towels, bathrobes, wood for the wood burner indoors, marshmallows, matches and firelighters all included.

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1 shepherd's hut and 1 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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£75 per night, minimum 2-night stay. Children (maximum 2, aged 4-10) £10 each. Optional continental breakfast hamper, £15 for two/ £20 for a family of four.

Opening Times

All year.


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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