|Dorset Forest Garden|
|Far From the Madding Crowd – based in the middle of beautiful Thomas Hardy country, the stunning far-reaching views from either hut or our brand new bell tent are similar to the views Hardy would have been inspired by whilst writing his novels back in the 19th century. They are in our peaceful food forest – orchard trees, fruiting shrubs and herbs. There is a small family of ducks that spend their daytime in the forest garden and will often visit each hut to say hello! The main farm is to the NW of the huts, close enough to make it convenient to reach the hut, but far enough not to feel disturbed.|
Back then farmers would have stayed in shepherd’s huts intended as a home away from home on the hills grazed by their sheep. They were cosy, warm and equipped so the shepherd could cook and sleep in relative comfort.
Part of our philosophy is to live lightly upon the planet, so all the farm’s electricity is from renewable sources and the shepherd’s huts are lit by candle light (plus some solar fairy lights), and cooking is by wood fire! However Dorset Forest Garden Shepherd’s Huts do have many nods to the 21st century when it comes to luxuries. You sleep under a king size feather duvet on a sprung mattress, and there’s no need to go outside at night as your private ensuite has drinkable water, flushing loo and a hot shower! The huts are well equipped and include some essential goodies.
New for 2019 is Bella our Bell tent. Set on its own deck supported by staddle stones (like traditional granaries) Bella has fantastic views and privacy. You sleep in a double bed with feather duvet with a traditional knotted rug on the floor. You have your own private facilities with mains water and a hot shower! Outside there is a hammock from where you can soak up the views.
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