Get away from it all to our area of outstanding natural beauty, and stay in one of our two fully furnished bell tents. They are sited separately in their own individual secluded, peaceful little field offering privacy, peace and quiet, on our working farm at Knighton-On-Teme.
This is a new venture and right from the start our vision was to create a wonderful get away with as low a carbon footprint as possible. The accommodation is off grid apart from mains water. Other features include solar powered lights and both hot water and cooking are heated by propane gas. The shower, toilet and washing up facilities are provided in Emma’s converted Rice horse box, this has been lovingly restored to create a quirky but practical, and we like to think luxurious shower and composting toilet.
There is a parking located near but not next to the tents. This leads over a small bridge between the trees to the first of our tents called Evelyn. Just a short walk between the hedge row and our living wall (created to provide privacy to visitors staying in Evelyn) is the second tent called Lillian.
The converted Rice horse trailer provides a quirky yet luxury composting toilet, basin and
shower. Walk ways have been cut into the meadow grass whilst maintaining a natural
habitat for the wildlife. Each tent is furnished with a comfortable double bed and for children
bed rolls can be provided. To keep warm on those chilly nights there is a log burner, and hot
water bottles are available.
The kitchen pods at each tent contain a gas double burner, cutlery, cooking utensils, and dining sets, along with China teapots, milk jugs, sugar bowls, cups and saucers. BBQs are also provided.
The washing facilities and information/dining pod and recycling are located in the same field as Lillian, This field has a more open aspect, looking up towards the farm and the Clee Hill, with established hedges to 3 sides the long side is fenced.
Evelyn is in the first field, this has a more woodland feel, with the woods behind you, and established hedgerows to 3 sides the short side is fenced. We love where we live and we want to share it. Nestled in view of Clee Hill on the edge of the Teme Valley the scenery and wildlife are both diverse and beautiful. Bird song is the back ground during the day, just see how many species you can spot, look out for the
butterflies too, and listen out for the hooting owl, fox, muntjac and badger at night whilst star gazing at the unspoilt skys.
Up-cycled items create the right feel that supports our environmentally friendly ethos. We want our little project to take as little as possible from the Earth’s resources and alongside this, we are a Red Tractor approved farm which endeavours to farm as responsibly as possible. We are also on a Mid Tier Countryside stewardship and taking part in this year’s Prince’s Countryside Trust Resilience Group. Bird song will be the background to your stay with often big star lit skies at night.
There is a small wildlife pool in the adjacent field where the dragon fly is a constant visitor. The Information pod with a Welsh dresser contains local produce including apple juice, honey, jams, and locally made jewellery. We hope to increase the diversity in time. We also run our own honesty shop with eggs and garden produce for sale. This is located outside our house. You will also find a wildlife book, maps of the local area and a table and chairs for rainy days. The recycling point is located outside the pod.
Ian and Emma farm sheep, beef and on a much smaller scale, rare breed Berkshire Pigs which live an outdoor life, we can now offer our own sausages, bacon, eggs and when available garden produce such as tomatoes and courgettes, so that when you arrive BBQ’s can be fired straight up.
We are passionate about farming and are happy to share this farming life with you, we offer a warm welcome, please feel free to ask any questions, and we can show you around. We want your stay to be as good as it can possibly be so please just ask !
There will be free range children along with the cattle, sheep, pigs, chickens, horses and dogs, but
don’t worry your fields are well fenced and this should keep unwanted visitors out !!!