Yurts at Fordhall Farm
Attraction in Market Drayton, Shropshire
Spend a magical holiday in our Shropshire-made Mongolian yurts. Privately situated on our 140 acre organic farm in North Shropshire’s Tern Valley.
Fordhall not only offers a landscape filled with wildlife and adventure, but as England’s first community owned farm, we also have regular events and activities that can entertain the whole family (please see our website for up to date event details)
Our yurts are perfect for a romantic hideaway or a family adventure. Complete with compost toilet, camping shower, beds, wood burner, gas BBQ, bed linen and even a kitchen sink. At the right time of year there is also an edible garden including marigolds, mint, gooseberries and damson trees, meaning you won’t have to go far for that quick snack!
Our two yurts are interconnected, providing the perfect getaway for up to six people. One is used as the bedroom and the other the living space.
The wood burner can be used to heat the yurts, boil a kettle or cook an egg; all you need to do is get it going. Our yurts epitomise the glamping offer (glamorous camping). Whilst still providing you with the feeling of camping out with nature, we want you to feel spoilt and inspired. There is a solar powered fridge fro example, but nowhere to plug in your hair straighteners or toothbrush!
Our yurts are insulated with sheep’s wool, have cotton sheets on the beds, decking to sit out and admire the views along the Tern Valley, and a book shelf stocked with everything you could ever want.
A holiday in our yurts is about enjoying and feeling part of nature, with that little bit of extra comfort. Plus you have the farm shop and Arthur’s Farm Kitchen not too far away for those essentials, such as a cooked breakfast, Sunday roast or pack of free range Gloucester Old Spot sausages!
Why not bring your telescope with you and watch the stars, or hire one of our bat detectors to listen to the calls as the bats fly overhead at night. Our yurts are here for you to enjoy.
What’s in the yurt?
A fully equipped kitchen including:
- Pots and pans
- Cutlery including sharp knives
- Gas barbecue and hob situated on the decking just outside the yurts under cover
- Indoor sink with large water container
- Water – there is no running water at the yurts but there is a large water container. Small containers are there for you to top it up as and when it’s needed. Collect it from by the shop (5 minute walk).
- Kettle that can be used either on the wood burner or gas hob
- Utensils including a tin opener
- Chopping boards
- 40 litre battery-powered fridge
- Tea towels
- Wine glasses and wine rack
- Double bed, bunk beds and a futon
- Sheets, pillows, duvets and extra blankets
- Drawers for storage
- Dressing table
- Camping shower
- Compost toilet
- Toilet roll
- There is no electricity (apart from some solar powered items) or running water in the yurts.
- An electric shower is available at certain times of the day in the main building: when the tearoom is not open (before 9am and after 5pm) and any time on a Monday.
- Flushing toilets are also available in the main building (both are a 5 minute walk from yurt).
A solar power charger is available for charging small devices like mobile phones.
Heat – the yurts are well insulated and there is a wood burner. The initial fuel is included in the cost. More fuel can be bought from the farm shop
Mobile phone signal – good for most networks
General rubbish – leave in binbags with Arthur’s Farm Kitchen staff
Food waste can be put into our Ridan composter. Please read the instructions provided in the yurts.
Car Parking – there is one designated space in the staff car park. You can drive to the yurt when you arrive to unload your belongings (depending on the weather) and there is also a trolley available (5 minute walk down a slope on grass).
Our yurts are generally not suitable for people with mobility problems as there are steps to the toilet, shower and barbecue area.
Pets – dogs are welcome but they must be kept on leads at all times.
Facilities on site
- Outside seating
- Edible garden around the yurts, depending on the season
- Farm trails (please note, the ground is wet so please keep to the designated trails)
- Wildlife hide
- Woodland activities for children: stepping stones, rope swing, orienteering, climbing web
- Bat detectors available for hire
Arthur’s Farm Kitchen and Fordhall Farm Shop Opening Times:
Sundays & Bank Holidays 10am-4pm
The Farm Shop sells a variety of produce: UHT milk, butter and bread, seasonal vegetables, cheeses, drinks, jams, chutneys, drinks, sweets, biscuits, cakes, ice cream, pies, cooked meats, butchery counter, beer, cider, wines.
Arthur’s Farm Kitchen serves cooked breakfasts, hot lunches, Sunday Roasts, light bites, cakes and drinks.
Local shops, garage, pub:
Sainsbury’s Local: 203 Shrewsbury Rd, Market Drayton, Shropshire TF9 3EH, tel: 01630 606400 (25 minute walk)
Morrisons Supermarket: Maer Lane, Market Drayton, TF9 3AL, tel: 01630 658842 (43 minute walk)
Cash point: Sainsbury’s Local
Garage: Shell Ternhill, Chester Road, Market Drayton, TF9 2JQ, tel: 01630 639834 (0.97 miles)
Closest pub is the Kings Head (20 minute walk) but we recommend the Red Lion (Joules Brewery) (40-45 minute walk)
Market Day in the town centre – every Wednesday there is a lovely street market.
Please go direct to the Fordhall Farm website for up to date price information.
Fordhall Organic Farm is located on the outskirts of Market Drayton in North Shropshire. We are within 16 miles off the M6 J15 (follow signs for Shrewsbury A53) and M6 junction 10A then, M54 J3 (Follow signs for Newport A41 then Market Drayton A53). Approx 35mins from Junction 10A and 20mins from Junction 15. The farm drive is signposted off the A53 between Market Drayton and Tern Hill. We are located adjacent to the Muller Dairy factory.
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