Need to know

What’s Provided

Each woodland kitchen has a two-ring gas hob. Ignition is automatic when you push the control in and turn. Under the sink is a large metal box containing ALL the necessary cooking utensils and a small fridge. In the yurt is a trunk with all the crockery and cutlery one needs. There is a stove top coffee maker to use, remove bottom chamber and fill with water, add ground coffee and screw both chambers together. Remove from heat once coffee is finished brewing.

There is an outside fire with a tripod BBQ. Please clean after use with the metal brush hung in the kitchen. Power is limited to 6 amps per yurt, so you cannot use hair straighteners, hair dryers but you can charge your phone.

A rechargeable lantern is also provided.

Washing Ourselves

We provide ethical non-toxic eco products for washing. So, please abstain from using products that aren’t eco-friendly because many products contain micro plastics and chemicals that do not biodegrade, therefore damaging our delicate ecosystem. Please shower before you swim in either of the lakes.

Washing Up

Use the washing up liquid provided. The forest floor is home to a collection of animals and insects and if you leave your plates out you might find in the morning you have a few unexpected visitors.

Rubbish and Recycling

Be mindful of the rubbish and waste, the animals were here first. There’s a large bin in the kitchen, make sure the lid stays on. Loose rubbish can be a problem, especially if it blows into the lake.

Use the recycling container inside the cupboard behind the kitchenette for all cans, cardboard, paper, foil, plastic. Rinse and clean all recycling before throwing it into the bin. There is a large bin store in the car park please drop your bin bags in there and use the bin store for recycling. You can use the bin store at any time throughout your stay.


Our composting toilets are biodegradable and eco-friendly. They are very easy to use. Men, please sit when you pee, or feel free to pee on a tree. With the cup provided throw some sawdust into the loo before you use, then once finished tip a cup or two on top. There will be no nasty smell, our toilets are top of the range and activately ventilated. Please use the bin provided for all sanitary products.


Inside each Yurt is a WindySmithy wood burner and outside a tripod BBQ and fit pit. We will provide you with wood for your stay. If you need more an honesty box is in the Hub and a net of logs costs £5.

Smoking is permitted on site but not in the yurts or in the Shepherds hut. Ashtrays are provided. Candles are a fire hazard, so please do not use them in the Yurts.

House Keeping

Glass breakages can be dangerous in this setting. We have provided limited glass on site however if you do break something please inform housekeeping, Chloe, on 07528522575. Chloe is there to help with any of your house keeping issues.

Check In and Check Out

Our changeover days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Check in is from 14.00 and please leave your accommodation by 11.00, except on Sundays when you can check out at 4pm. If you want to help please strip your bed and leave towels and robes in a pile. At the Hub Stop you will find a map of the site and festival wheelbarrows to help carry your bits and pieces to your accommodation.

Emergency Procedures

Each Yurt has a carbon monoxide smoke alarm and a small fire extinguisher. The kitchenette has a fire blanket.

In case of fire, assemble in the car park. Call 999 and the owners, Mark 07876 245359 or Bronwen 07940 500345.

For other issues text Justin, the grounds manager on 07925 906722 during working hours and after 6pm or on weekends text Mark on 07876 245359


We have invested a lot of time and expense to provide you with a comfortable stay. Please don’t take anything of ours home with you. 


Temple Tent

Temple Tent is for everyone who stays and will be open for all guests. There will be occasional events, workshops, supper clubs, acoustic music nights and more. We want to give our guests a more immersive experience where they can meet other guests if they wish, be with friends, share a larger space or participate in the events we have planned.

Check the Events calendar. 


We welcome you to swim in Calm Waters or the lower lake, Kingfisher. We have provided a ladder at the end of the jetty for access at Calm Waters.

Don’t dive as the bottom of the lake is not flat and there are tree stumps. Swim carefully.

Our insurers notices for swimmers are; that the lake is open 24hours.

That the lake does not have a lifeguard.

No one under 16 is to swim without adult supervision.

Non-swimmers should not bathe alone.

There is a safety ring at the land end of the jetty.

Intoxicated persons shall be prohibited from swimming.

Only resident guests are permitted to swim in the lake.

Swimming does come with risk, so always tell someone when you are going.

The Rowing Boat

Please leave the boat(s) as you find it. Anchor it to the jetty when finished and please be considerate of others. If you are in it for hours others may get jealous!

Paddle Boards

We have two inflatable balanced paddle boards, which you are welcome to hire during your stay. The hire fee is £30 for both boards for a 3-hour session; 9-12, 12-3, 3-6pm.

If you would like to book during your stay, check availability by contacting Justin on 07925 906 722. Once booked and paid for, you will receive the code for ‘The Shed’, which is located next to the car park through the gate. This where the boards are stored.

Remember…always stay on your knees until you are in deeper water and please use the buoyancy aids for safety. DO NOT STAND UP ON THE JETTY AND GET ON THE PADDLE BOARDS FALLING BACK IS DANGEROUS.

Our insurers notices for swimmers and paddle boarders are; that the lake is available for use 8am- 6pm.

The lake does not have a lifeguard.

No one under 16 is to use a paddle board without adult supervision.

Non-swimmers should not paddle alone.

Intoxicated persons shall be prohibited from using the paddle boards.

Only residents are permitted to paddle board in the lake.

Paddle boarding does come with risk, please be careful and put them back after use.

On site Massage by Fully Fit Therapy

Contact Rob Manning 07759689612

75 Minute Sport/ Deep Tissue Massage £70

90 Minute Sport/ Deep Tissue Massage £80

75 Minute Relaxation Swedish Massage £70

90 Minute Relaxation Swedish Massage £80

80 Minute Dry Needling + Massage £80

If possible try to book in advance of your stay.

Animals, insects and reptiles

This ancient woodland and the lakes have a wealth of ecology. You might come across the woodland ants, they shouldn’t be too much of a problem, they are not too interested in us as they go about their tireless daily activity of collecting tree amber to take back to their nests. The morning bird chorus is famous, be prepared! There are also King Fishers on the lakes, they are very shy but can occasionally be seen. Deer call out often, don’t be too alarmed. Door-mice, Reptiles, Bats, Frogs, Carp, Eels, Snakes, Boar, Foxes and Badgers are all living in the woods. Please let us know what you see on your visit.


Food and Drink

The Glass House Inn – We benefit from a great local pub that has a wide variety of ales, ciders and lager, good wholesome food and a large pub garden, 10 min’s walk from site. Need to book for food 01452 830 529 and they are open from Wednesday to Saturday atm…

The Red Lion – Wainlode GL2 9LY, 25-minute drive on-line booking.
Good food next to the River Severn- nice spot for an evening pint.

Butchers Arms – Eldersfield GL19 4NX, 25-minute drive. 01452 840 381.
Fine dining, gourmet delight, must book.

Severn & Wye Smokery – Chax Hill GL14 1QW, 20 min’s away. An award winning artisan family run business – probably the best fish mongers and restaurant (THE BARN) in the west country, with a national reputation, suppliers to Harrods and some of London’s finest restaurants.

Leaf Creative Garden Centre – The Fernery
A great destination for, not only plant lovers but, also food lovers. A wonderfully imaginative place.
Food is varied and delicious, Sunday roasts are a local favourite. They also have a wonderful cake selection for afternoon teas. 01452 830 118

Further afield is The Woolpack Inn GL6 7QA – in the beautiful Slad Valley, Stroud, 35-40Mins. This historic pub of old, oozes atmosphere and quality, made famous by Laurie Lee’s Cider with Rosie…A guaranteed taste of bohemian Cotswold life.


The Forest Bakehouse GL17 0LB, an award-winning cooperative bakery just 2 miles away. Selling artisan bread, pastries and cakes using natural organic ingredients.

Texaco garage, on the A40 just outside Huntley. Also in Huntley, is Woods Butchers, with a good selection of cooked meats.

In Newent there is a Co-op supermarket, a butcher, greengrocer and bakers. Ledbury is worth a visit if you prefer organic products. Handley Organics provide a wide range of veg, meat, bread.

Over Farm Market is also available all week with locally grown veg and meat, on the A40 just outside Gloucester heading towards Ross.

Local Walks

You can also explore the Green Way and climb to the summit of May Hill. There are various stories about the history of this ancient hill, you will come across remains of a settlement fort but more recently there are tales of witches meeting up on moonlit nights to dance around the fire and cast wonderful spells…May Hill is the last place in England that a witch was tried in Parliament and convicted.

Activities slightly further afield include canoeing on the River Wye, set off from Symonds Yat.

Goodrich castle is close to the Wye and if you’re into castles, it’s pretty beautiful.

Hellens Manor in Much Marcle Herefordshire, is a wonderful place to visit. Extensive Boho gardens with magical corners to explore. Delicious cakes and afternoon teas. You can also book a tour of the Jacobean Manor. The history dates back to Norman times.

Pop into Weston Cider also in Much Marcle. A Brewery and Cider Press dating back over a hundred years.

The Forest of Dean is on your doorstop. You simply must take a drive through this wonderful untouched ancient woodland. Spanning 42 square miles reserved for royal hunting from 1066, there are magical walks to be found and some interesting villages like Clearwell and Saint Briavels. Also, look up the Forest of Dean sculpture walk and Puzzle wood.

Tintern Abbey, with its ruins lining the Wye, is a spectacular site at twilight.

Stroud has a great Saturday organic market; some great antique markets too, if you go there make sure to visit the Woolpack in the Slad Valley.

Baileys Home at Whitecross Farm, Bridstow, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6JU. Baileys Home is an interior shop like no other; Repair and Reuse are the guiding principles. They experiment with scale, shape and texture to achieve a visually harmonious look and create a unique approach to home and interiors. We are always inspired by their style, this place it’s a must and one of our favourites!