Cottages Manual

Cottage information


Welcome to Rushmere Farm, an organic farm with an emphasis on conservation and sustainability. Please have a look on our website and ask us about or farming system and produce, if you are interested!

Motley, Spot and Curly were the names of our three favourite pigs, who used to live here before there was underfloor heating and sofas. We hope that you have a wonderful holiday in the newly converted former Pig Shed, and in the beautiful South Downs.

If you enjoyed your stay, we would be extremely grateful if you could leave us a review on Reevoo, the link to do this will be emailed to you within 24 hours of check-out. Thank you!

Parking
On the Tarmac area behind the game/mess building which is approached from the lane. No Parking in front of the cottages although you may drive into the main yard to deliver your cases. The driveway is quite narrow, so we recommend entering the driveway facing forwards with a sharp right turn and then exiting by reversing along the length of the house and then driving forwards out of the drive with a sharp right turn
Parking is only permitted within the driveway of the cottage, which provides space for 2-3 cars. If additional spaces are required, then additional parking can be found in Church Road.

Useful contacts
Farmer/Caretaker: George Crossley 07832 535 933

Internet
The Wi-Fi code is ‘Pig'.
The internet hub is located in the small cupboard above the wardrobe.

Fire safety
Do not attempt to tackle anything other than a very small fire. Evacuating the premises is the safest thing to do.
In the event of a fire, please leave immediately via the front door or any other exterior door and call 999 from outside of the house, and call the caretaker.
We would advise leaving the front door keys on the key hook by the front door so that the door can be quickly unlocked. We would also advise leaving the keys for the utility room side door, kitchen patio doors and living room patio doors in the internal side keyholes so that these doors can be quickly unlocked if a swift exit is needed.
The following fire extinguishers are provided (with signs providing clear usage instructions):
− Living Area Kitchen: ??xxxx fire blanket located on the side of the cupboard above the kettle and toaster. To be used for covering burning material on the hob or other kitchen surface. Covering the burning material will remove the oxygen to put the fire out
− Kitchen: powder fire extinguisher located on the wall to the right of the oven. To be used for any type of fire (wood, paper and textiles / flammable liquids / gaseous fires / live electrical equipment)
− Ground floor hallway: foam extinguisher to be used for flammable liquids and wood, paper and textiles only
− Ground floor hallway: CO2 extinguisher to be used for flammable liquids and live electrical equipment only
− First floor landing: Water extinguisher to be used for wood, paper and textiles only
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− Games Area Games room: powder fire extinguisher located on the wall to the left of the doorway as you face the door. To To be used for any type of fire (wood, paper and textiles / flammable liquids / gaseous fires / live electrical equipment)

You will also note that we have a mains-wired (with battery back-up???) smoke alarm on throughout each property floor, and we regularly test them, and log these dates to ensure they are working correctly.
By law we are provided to carry out an annual fire risk assessment. A copy of this is provided as an appendix to this guide.
Carbon monoxide detectors are also provided in the utility room (above the boiler) and the living room (on ceiling to the right of the wood burning stove).

Local hospitals
Queen Alexandra Hospital Emergency Department
Emergency department
Portsmouth · 023 9228 6000
Open 24 hours

Petersfield Community Hospital
Hospital
Petersfield · 023 8231 9000
Open ⋅ Closes 5:45PM

Local Doctors
The Denmead Practice
The Health Centre
Hambledon Road
Denmead
Waterlooville PO7 6NR Out of hours call 111

Medical emergency
NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day if you have a medical problem and you’re not sure what to do. DIAL 111.
Dial 999 for more life threatening emergencies - for ambulance or fire brigade.

Local vet
Nearest Address: Hambledon Rd, Denmead, Waterlooville PO7 6NU.
Monday- Friday 8am–6:30pm
Saturday 8:30am–1pm
Sunday Closed

Phone: 023 9223 2121
Appointments: downlandvets.co.uk
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Local chemist
There is a BOOTS pharmacy in Hambledon Rd, Denmead, Waterlooville PO7 6NU 023 9225 5937 closes at 6pm
Please note all distances quoted are by road unless otherwise stated.

Local shops
In Hambledon There is a small village shop called The Peoples Market (Londis) in the middle of our pretty village (10 mins pretty walk across the fields and country lanes)/1/2miles . Open 7 - 8pm (6pm Sundays), selling a good variety of veg/fresh bread, meat, coffee and sandwiches, and groceries including high quality frozen meals from COOK and if you don’t fancy cooking, try Toats Mylk, Chalk Stream Smoked Trout and Bowmans Ales , etc. See Below for The Old Forge Tea Rooms, Hambledon Vineyard (tours and tasting, cream teas restaurant opening soon), Broadhalf Penny Down Cricket Pitch and memorial stone for first game of cricket played here and local pubs.
Denmead has a Coop with Cashpoint and Post Office, baker, chemist, hardware and several others .
Clanfield has a very good butcher and green grocers (PO8 0JL) both selling some locally produced products worth a visit on your way to the coast or to further South Downs Walks. See Butser Ancient Farm and Queen Eliza beth Country Park.
Further afield and perhaps part of a @jaunt to explore by bike/foot and or car there is the brilliant farm Shop at Durley Marsh and then visit The Deer Park at Sky Park West Harting (GU31 5PT approx. 14 miles) deer to view,breakfast /coffee lunch, (supper on Friday) deli and gift shop.You cross the county boundary into West Sussex and will see the change in the countryside, then head for the Tea Rooms at Compton, on your way back - plan a drive or walk/bike.

Petersfield has a wonderful deli and Bakehouse for a treats- Madelines Kitchen. Amongst its other good quality shops and the mainline station (Waterloo approx. 1 hr) street restaurants and coffee shops.

Larger Supermarkets: There is a Sainsbury’s, Lidl, M&S Food in Waterlooville, a Waitrose in Petersfield, or.

We are spoilt for attractive Local Market Towns:-
Wickham is full of intriguing local and individual shops set around its historic and very attractive market square. Particularly an excellent Butcher, gift and antique shops. It has the Meon River passing through and is the start of access to the Old Railway which is a great way to walk/cycle up the Meon Valley with various stopping points with river glimpses(be sure to take OS Explorer Map OL3.

Similarly with Bishops Waltham with its great coffee shops, Alresford situated on the famous chalk river of The Itchen with dress shops, cafes, a Pizza Resturant among others, home to the Twisted Nose Watercress Gin and The Water Cress line, where Thomas The Tank Engine is a frequent visitor.

Useful things to know about the cottage

Electrics box is located in the cabinet next to the front door.
Stopcock for the water supply is located under the kitchen sink.
Manuals for all appliances are located in the drawers to the right of the oven.
There is a torch in the cottage which automatically turn on in the event of a powercut and also act as a nightlight – the torches are located in the kitchen in electrical sockets by the sink and on the first floor landing.
???The bath in the cottage is very large so drains a lot of the hot water tank when filled. Please bear this in mind and leave some time if showers are needed during or after a bath has been drawn.
??The underfloor heating and hot water is via an air source heat pump with the aid of solar panels .

Please do not put sanitary towels, nappies cotton buds down the toilets or drains, as the sewers are part of a klagester system and we wish to be environmentally friendly.

A fridge-freezer is provided in the games room (please use this fridge for drinks and ice only – no food????).
A washing machine is provided in the Plant Room. ???


???The Cottages are adjacent to paddocks for Rushmere Farm Livery Stables - please do not enter the paddocks in person or particularly allow children or dogs to do so. This is not only a hazard for yourselves but also the horses. Please do not feed the horses.

Pets
If you have brought your pet, please do not allow them to jump on the sofas/beds . We have left a couple of throws for you if this is difficult to administer!
Dogs are not allowed upstairs.
Please ensure you poop-a-scoop after your pet.
Please ensure that dogs are not left unattended at the property at any time, as this could cause distress to your pet, and damage to the property could be caused.

No-smoking policy
We operate a no-smoking policy in and around this property. Please respect this as we sometimes have guests who have allergies and in dry weather there is considerable fire hazard to dry fields etc. However, do feel free to smoke on the terrace, we have supplied an ashtray for use outside ??.

Housekeeping requests
Cleaning - Please could you leave the property clean, neat and tidy on departure.
Rubbish - Please separate into recycling (paper, card, plastic, glass, tins) and other waste and leave in the bins in the driveway. Rubbish will be collected after your departure.
Breakages -Please report any breakages or damage to the caretaker so that we can replace or repair items as soon as we can to ensure your stay and the next guests stay is as pleasant as possible.
Departure – Please note that departure is at 10am. It is very important that this is adhered too as we have guests arriving later today and we also need to ensure we are ready for their arrival. Thank you for your understanding.
Linen change - If you are staying for two or more weeks, there will be a change of bed linen and towels at the end of each week.

Wood burning stove
Please feel free to use the open fire/wood burner. There is kindling and logs to start you off and more can be bought, please message George .
Please ensure you close the glass door, and warn children of the dangers. It is a rather small fire so you will only fit maybe two logs at a time.
In case you are not familiar with lighting wood burning stoves: layer a few sticks of kindling with a piece of firefighter underneath and a log on top, light the fire lighter (which will catch alight immediately so beware!) and let it burn gradually. You will need to empty the dead ash the next day before lighting another fire. There is a spade provided to scoop the ash out and place it in the grey tin box provided (which is confusingly named ‘BirdSeed’!). If this gets full, please take outside and tip it into a bin bag and into the outside bin.

Skylights please be sure these are left closed when you are away from the building. Rain penetration damage will be chargeable.

Garden furniture ??and BBQ Pizza oven
Please feel free to make use of the teak garden furniture.
A parasol, seat cushions and two deckchairs are stored in the games room. Please put these back in the games room when not in use.
There is also a gas-fired BBQ for your enjoyment located outside the kitchen patio doors but please ensure it is kept clean after use.

BBQs

Games room
The garage has been set up as a games room which you are welcome to use. The room contains a darts board and a ‘3-in-1’ games table which can be used for pool, air hockey and table tennis.
Instructions on how to use the games table and all required equipment is provided on the shelving unit in the games room.
A second fridge-freezer is also provided in the games room. Please use this fridge for drinks and ice only – no food.

Entertainment / device instructions
A selection of DVDs and board games are provided in office/snug, located in the cupboards underneath the TV.
Instructions for using the electronic devices provided in the cottage:
Portable Bose speaker:
You can connect to the Bose speaker via Bluetooth by pressing the bluetooth button on the speaker. The button then flashes with a blue pulsing light to indicate that it can be discovered and paired with your smartphone/other device.
TV in living room:
This TV is connected to Sky TV (signature package provided) and offers access to various apps (Netflix, Amazon Prime, BBC iPlayer etc).
Two Samsung remotes are available – the smaller remote can be used as a wand by holding your thumb on the large touch-sensitive area in the middle of the remote and then pointing the remote at the desired area of the screen before pushing down on this button to select.
To access Sky, please press the power on button on the Samsung remote, then press the power on button on the Sky remote.
To access apps, please press the ‘Smart Hub’ button.
The only way to watch TV channels is via sky (no terrestrial/freeview connection).
TV in snug/office:
This TV is connected to the DVD player. It is also connected to various apps via an Amazon Fire stick.
It is not possible to watch TV channels on this TV (no terrestrial/freeview/sky connection).
A separate remote is provided for each of the TV, the DVD player and the Amazon Fire Stick.
Once the TV is turned on, pressing the ‘on’ button on either of the DVD player remote or the Amazon Fire stick remote will bring that device onto the screen. If not, please press the source button on the Samsung TV remote and select the required source for the device.
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Local area guide
Welcome to Rushmere Farm Hambledon in the South Downs National park
Photo view across the village from National Trust Downland near our fields
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Rushmere Farm it’s own little oasis just outside the picturesque village of Hambledon and it will may surprise you with the number of fun things there are to do for families on their holidays or for adults on a relaxing retreat. Or you may just want to stay put and absorb the beautiful countryside and thenature around you.

Where will you start?


Are you wanting to walk or to bicycle for an Outing for Children, or in the car, to absorb some of the local history or see difference of the landscape of Hampshire to that of West Sussex. or History, or visit the sea and beach.

Please find below a list of our favourite things to do and see in and around West Lulworth for some inspiration.
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1. Admire the iconic Durdle Door
A must-visit on any holiday to Dorset!
Durdle Door is probably the world’s most famous rock arch and Dorset’s most photographed landmark. If you have children - driving may be the easiest option - you can drive down our village to the first junction at the bottom, take a right up the hill and you will see the turn off left to Durdle door at the top of the hill. Park up, walk down the steep path from Durdle Door car park and then the steps to the shingle beach, and spend the day soaking up the views.
It is a 25 min walk from here to Durdle Door. If you walk down towards Lulworth Cove, you will see a public footpath that cuts across the fields on the right before you reach the carpark.
This is a great route if you fancy a longer walk or run as you can carry on past Durdle Door and follow the cliff tops along the Jurassic Coast. We suggest finishing your walk or run with a quick dip at Lulworth Cove before walking back to the cottage for a shower! We usually take a bag, pack some drinks, a towel and you can go out for as long as you like. SUNSETS are incredible at Durdle Door!
When the tide is out you are able to stroll along the beach past Scratchy Bottom and onto Bat’s Head with its small rock arch at the far end of the beach.
While you're there...
− Go snorkelling in the rock reef at Man O’War Beach
− Follow the steep walk down to the secret beach of St Oswald's Bay

2. Meet the apes at Monkey World
Monkey World is an ape rescue centre set in 65 acres of Dorset countryside. It is home to 250 rescued or endangered primates. There are 20 different species to see! Not to mention, picnic areas and cafes dotted around for when you are ready for a break and a bite to eat.
Many have been abused in their past life and brought here to live out their days. They are all stars of the hugely successful TV series Monkey Life, which chronicles life at the centre, so why not check it out before you go?
While you're there...

− Book a personal tour of the centre
− Listen to talks from keepers who work with the primates daily
− Let children loose in the Great Ape Play Area among climbing frames, cargo nets, swings & slides

3. Enjoy 'The Biggest Day Out in HISTORY!' at Bovington Tank Museum
The Tank Museum has two of the best advertising tag lines that scream 'a great day out for the family': “The biggest day out in history” and “Not all museums are QUIET." The museum charts the rise of the tank and its role in warfare since its first use in World War I.
There are nine indoor exhibitions displaying over 300 vehicles. But, the most fun is the outdoor arena, with explosions and tanks rolling into action (always check the events calendar). There are regular events all year, the highlights of which being Tank Fest and Tiger Day; plus, various personal experiences can be booked.
While you're there...
− Track Vehicle Rides!
− Check out an exhibition or one of their other regular special events

4. Explore Lulworth Castle and grounds
Originally built as a hunting lodge in the 18th century then destroyed by a fire in 1929, this impressive castle is not by Lulworth Cove (like many assume) but over in the neighbouring village of East Lulworth. In more recent years, it has been partially restored by the Weld Estate and English Heritage.
The 18th-century Catholic Chapel that sits in the grounds has an amazing ceiling mural to view. There is also a children’s playground and tea rooms that you can visit. In the village itself, the Weld Arms offers a great thatched country pub experience and boasts a massive pub garden. Next door is Past and Presents, a treasure trove of a gift shop and café.
While you're there...
− Check out exhibitions of times past at the castle
− Follow footpaths through the scenic parkland
− Climb the tower for a panoramic view

5. Visit Lawrence of Arabia's home at Clouds Hill
Everyone loves a good story, and this ever-impressive T.E Lawrence’s life story is a fantastic one, unfortunately with a tragic end. He was discharged in February 1935 from the RAF and then tragically died riding his motorbike on local roads in May the same year. Discover more at Clouds Hill which was once his rural retreat.
Made world-famous in the David Lean film, Lawrence of Arabia, which depicts his exploits in the Sinai Desert during the First World War, he used this tiny cottage as an escape from army camp life. Here he could relax and entertain a select group of friends, whilst still living at the nearby camp. Step back in time and view how he lived his spartan life.
While you're there...
− Children (and grown-ups!) can take part in the Brass Rubbing Trail
− See the book room, music room and motorcycle shed
− Any motorcyclists may wish to follow his 'wheels' with a drive around these quaint country roads

6. Swim and picnic at Mupe Bay in the Lulworth Ranges
Mupe Bay is probably Lulworth’s best-kept secret. It is a secluded bay with a nice beach for relaxing and swimming which can be reached by a beautiful scenic coastal walk through the Lulworth Ranges. Whilst the world and his wife are walking from Lulworth Cove to Durdle Door, you just need to head along the coast in the opposite direction to reach it. Most days, even in the peak of summer, you will find very few people on the beach and only a few moored boats in the cove with their owners having lunch. On a good day, you would think you were on a deserted Greek Island rather than a short walk from Lulworth Cove.
The only catch is that the Lulworth ranges are not accessible on weekdays and some weekends. However the ranges are open most weekends and during the school holidays. There is a sign down by Lulworth Cove convenience stores that will tell you when the range is open, or you can check at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/lulworth-firing-notice
From our cottage, walk down the road and turn left up the hill opposite the road leading to Durdle Door called Bindon Road, you will see a gate further up on your right that leads the way to Mupe Bay through the fields. Follow the path to the right around the hill and you will eventually come to some steps that will lead you down to Lulworth Cove OR walk up the hill to the top and you will see a gate entrance to the fire range which will be open unless the red flag is up.

While you're there...
− Paddle from Lulworth Cove to Mupe Bay in a sea kayak
− Climb rock stacks, investigate rock pools and go snorkelling
− Challenge yourself with one of the steep walks that lead to and from this unique spot

7. Discover the abandoned Tyneham Village and Worbarrow Bay
Also located in the Lulworth Ranges is Worbarrow Bay which faces Mupe Bay. Via Tyneham village the drive is very scenic with panoramic views across rolling countryside and out to sea. You then drop down off the ridge into a bowl with abandoned Tyneham village at the bottom.
Worbarrow Bay is an easy, flat, mile-long walk from Tyneham village and the beach is shelving shingle with crystal-clear water on a good day. This is another beach to escape the crowds of Lulworth Cove or Studland’s beaches – just don’t tell everyone!
Worbarrow Bay is also a fun place to go snorkelling.
While you're there...
− Explore the mysterious Tyneham village and see the schoolhouse and church which are still standing
− Climb Worbarrow Tout for fantastic views along the coast to Portland
− It's dog-friendly so take the pup along for a walk along the shingle beach

8. Sea Kayaking Tours and Coasteering at Lulworth Cove
Both the sea kayaking tours and coasteering are operated out of the main Lulworth Cove car park by Jurassic Coast Activities. They are a fun way to get a unique view of the iconic landmarks of Lulworth Cove and/or Durdle Door. You can book a full or half-day option and then just be prepared to get wet and have some fun.
While you're there...
− Take in unforgettable views of the coast and the peace and quiet of the sea
− Get a photo of yourself paddling past the iconic Durdle Door!

9. Walk across the Fossil Forest
This unusual site is home to the remains of an ancient forest which grew 150 million years ago when there was a drop in sea levels. Sea levels rose during the Earth's last warm period, around 125 million years ago, and the forest was flooded, killing the trees and plants that had colonised this stretch of coast. While the trees died, their trunks and roots where preserved in the rock and today, you can see bowl shapes where the trees once stood. You can get to this by walking across the cliffs towards Mupe Bay (left at Lulworth)
While you're there...
− Take in the excellent coastal views
− Stretch your legs with a walk along the South West Coast Path
− Take a picnic and eat surrounded by this ancient landscape

10. Drink in the view at The Sailors Return
A quintessential thatched English pub, The Sailors Return is surrounded by rolling hills in a quiet rural village, tucked away in the tiny village of East Chaldon. The pub is long and narrow with a bustling bar at one end, which is always filled with a mix of locals and visitors – dogs are welcome in the bar too.
There is an extensive range of beers and wines available and the staff are always able to make knowledgeable recommendations if you don’t recognise any of the local ales or gins. The menu is sourced as locally as possible with an ever-changing daily specials board - just remember to book in advance as this pub has a 'cosy' layout.
While you're there...
− Follow a quiet village walk or challenge yourself with a hill climb up to the South West Coast Path - the perfect way to work up an appetite!
− Enjoy a sundowner in the beer garden as you watch the world pass by.


Fishing Science at Winchester, so much History in the area, wealth of Ham created by the Napolionic Wars and the wealth of the wool trade on the South Downs.
I suggest tomorrow you might go to Butser Ancient farm, perhaps have a walk short walk on Old Winchester Hill with its Hill fort and fantastic and views to the Isle of White and Chichester to the south and to Newbury to the north.
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Local pubs and restaurants:

Here are some The most local and eating and drinking options are listed below. It is recommended to book in advance as places can get very busy, particularly during peak season.

The White Horse at Soberton - 4 miles by road or a beautiful scenic walk across the downs via the Wafarers Wal Rustic pub/restaurant in a 17th-century inn with local fresh produce on the menu and a lovely pub, and great beers, friendly and cosy welcoming open fire in winter, dog friendly http://www.thewhitelionsoberton.com/menu/ 01489 877346

The Vine, Hambledon - .5 mile by country lane/ footpath
16th Century, oak beamed village pub, dog friendly idyllic, pizza on menu Marstons 023 9263 2799


Red Lion Charlton - 7 miles by car.a country gastro pub with centuries of history gastropub with an Inglenook fireplace, rural views and a British/European comfort food menu. 023 9259 2246 redlionchalton.co.uk

Red Lion Denmead – you can walk across the fields mainly on the Wayfares Walk, or drive


The Shoe and Hampshire Pantry at Exton- approx4.5 miles, good food, changing menu, dog friendly with garden running alongside the famous chalk stream River Meon. Delicious home baked bread, Coffee with Hampshire Pantry coffee beans. Situated on the Wayfarers Walk between the incredible vantage points of Old Winchester Hill and Beacon Hill, or a short walk around the picturesque village. Booking maybe necessary for in the cosy pub with its welcoming bar.
https://www.theshoeexton.co.uk
01489 877526



The Izaak Walton, East Meon – 6miles by road, with good footpaths over the downs too. A welcoming family-run pub, cafe and tearoom in the picturesque village of East Meon with River Meon running past, in the heart of the South Downs National Park, close to the South Downs Way. Home-cooked food and cakes and pub classics on the menu, and a wide range of draught beers, with large beer garden Special diets catered for. Children's play area. Dog friendly. 01730 823252 hello@theizaakwalton.com
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The old Forge Tea Rooms
Bakers Arms Droxford Our charming Hampshire pub serves award-winning food and craft ales. Cosy up indoors by the open fire or enjoy our heated outdoor dining area. This is relaxed informal pub in the beautiful village of Droxford. Set in the Meon Valley which runs through the village, which has beautiful walks through the water meadows over the river where locals even have a dip.

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The Old Forge Tea Rooms, serving coffee , breakfast, lunch, with great cakes at the café or to take away.
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Appendix: fire risk assessment form
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WHAT TO BRING

- Torch

- Warm clothing

- Sturdy shoes / wellies

- Food

- Cash for extra firewood 

 

SLEEPING

A double bed is inside the yurt with bedding provided, there are also 2 single foam mattresses (no bedding provided/not for dogs) 

 

EATING & DRINKING

Cutlery, crockery, pots and pans are provided in the farmyard kitchen area. A gas stove can be used for cooking, and the log burner will also boil water. The village has a well-stocked shop (The Peoples Market) and a pub (The Vine) serving decent pub grub. If you are willing to drive a bit further, The White Lion in Soberton or The Bakers Arms in Droxford have very good food, wine and beer. 

 

CLOTHING

Check the weather and bring appropriate clothing. Outside of the summer season you will almost certainly need wellies/boots and a coat. Warm clothing, even in summer, will be useful. The grass can be wet in the mornings even during summer. 

 

SHOWER/TOILETS

The shower and toilets are in a block near to the yurt in the farmyard. Two electricity sockets are on the outside of the block if required. Towels are provided. 

 

WASHING

There is a large washing up area in the farmyard by the showers/toilet. 

 

FIRE.

There is a fire pit outside the yurt, and a log burner inside the yurt. Enough logs, kindling and tinder are provided for the log burner for 1 night. Additional wood is charged at £5 per basket. Please consider the environment when burning wood, and use only what is necessary. 

 

DOGS

Their impact on the yurt and the surrounding area is equal to, if not greater than a human's. You will see less wildlife with a dog present, nevertheless dogs are welcome if they are well behaved, and all their poos are tidied up and disposed of. Fines will be payable for poos and poo bags found in the area, or for dogs discovered off a lead. It is essential for dogs to be kept on a lead at all times whilst on the farm, as it is a working farm with livestock and protected conservation areas. 

 

GETTING TO THE YURT

Google Maps link to parking for Farmyard Yurt at Rushmere Farm Workshops: The pin drop will lead you to the approximate parking location. 

 

If at the address, 'Rushmere Farm, Rushmere Lane, PO7 4SG', leave Rushmere Farm on your right as you head north on Rushmere Lane. Pass the pond on your right and turn right at the fork. Pass a flint wall and barn on your right and turn right towards Pithill on Pithill Lane. After approximately 200m, before the pin, you will see on your right an entrance into a tarmac car park. Park here and walk through the wooden gate. Ahead is the yurt and to your left are the facilities. DO NOT drive in. 

 

We operate a self-check-in. We would recommend arriving in the light (from 2pm onwards), so that you have time to familiarise yourself with your surroundings. 

 

If you think of anything during your stay that could be improved upon please let us know, and if you have any queries at any point don’t hesitate to ask. If you have any problems during your stay, you can contact George on 07832 535933.