Worried about coming alone? Don’t be! Over 80% of our guests travel solo – we guarantee you’ll leave with a whole bunch of new skate mates!
For those looking for a bit more luxury… and a lot more space!
Full size beds and a log burner to get cosy in, our two Yurt Silos sleep 3 and are perfect for small groups of friends or solo travellers looking to make new ones.
Fully insulated and then wood lined, our Silos make a great place for friends to stay. They each have a double bed, a small single and are heated with a french enamel stove. The extra floorspace is due to the round nature of the structure and makes for a great place to gather and connect with friends.
The Silos are situated a little bit further away from the Round House and the Bathroom building, making them lovely and peaceful.
Sleep in the roof of this quirky building which happily sleeps four people in two double beds at either end – making it perfect for groups of two or four friends, or even two couples looking to get away on a double skate date trip.
Definitely one for the more agile among us, as you climb ladders upstairs into the two double beds in the 120 year old upturned boat roof! The Boathouse also features a classic French enamel stove, which makes ‘her’ super toasty and warm on cold nights in the woods, downstairs has a table to sit around and some old theatre seats to watch the woods go by. It’s one of our favourites and we think you’ll love it too.
THE RAILWAY CARRIAGES
Keep warm in our cosy carriages.
Full size beds and a log burner, our three converted Railway carriages sleep 3 and are perfect for small groups of friends or those looking to make new ones!
All featuring solid wood panelling, huge glass windows to spot the visiting wildlife, and classic French enamel stoves to keep you toasty in the night. Our three converted railway carriages are more than 100 years old and were once pulled by shire horses on a nearby estate.
- Carriage 1 sleeps two guests in 1 king size bed
- Carriage 2 sleeps four guests in 1 king and 2 bunk beds
- Carriage 3 sleeps three guests in 1 king and 1 single bed
The simplest, yet most enchanting structures in the forest. Nestled amongst the ferns, our 5 cute and comfortable birdhouses will have you at one with nature and definitely add a bit of magic to your stay. Sleeps 2, perfect for those travelling solo looking to meet their new skate BFF!
All of our Bird Houses feature raised beds and are constructed with a solid wooden roof that extends down the sides of the building, forming 2 of the walls. The other 2 walls are made from canvas providing a bit of warmth on those chillier nights. The Bird Houses are dotted amongst the trees behind the Meeting House – just far enough away from the main hub of the camp to offer peace and quiet, whilst also being close enough to all the amenities. There are no log burners in the birdhouses, obviously…
Hardcore camper? Bring your own tent to pitch up wherever you like in the woodlands. Or, park up your campervan in the dedicated parking area!
OUR COMMUNAL BUILDINGS
The Round House is a big open space that you can lounge about in, play cards and boardgames, shelter from the rain, dance, and socialise!
The Roundhouse is where our off grid kitchen is situated, and as such is where people tend to congregate during the day when they’re not outside skating or exploring the surrounding woodland. It very much forms the hub of our site and makes for a fantastic place to sit and watch the woods go by.
The reciprocal frame, also known as a Mandala roof, has been used since the twelfth century in Chinese and Japanese architecture – although little or no trace of these ancient methods remain. This particular buildings design was based on the one created by the founders of the hippy colony at Findhorn, Scotland in the 1970s.
The main bathroom is made from loads of old doors, this imaginative building looks a little like a fair ground carousel inside and contains 4 proper toilets & 4 power showers – yes, actual power showers!
The second bathroom is a technicolour dream house, complete with outdoor bathtub under the birch trees! There are showers and loos, complete with basins and a super supply of hot water. These facilities, (like everything at the retreat) is solar powered. Water comes from a bore hole drilled specially to feed the site.
Loveliest, most knowledgeable teacher… and the most beautiful place!
— Claire J
So in love with these workshops, they’re a little slice of skating heaven. 🌞 💕
— Meg S