House Manual

Welcome to Rushmere Farm, we really hope you enjoy being here. Please do get in touch with me if you need anything, or are interested in learning more about the farm. Click below for information on your specific accommodation or read on below for general information and things to do. 


Farmyard Yurt

Shepherd's Hut

Woodland Yurt



Useful contacts
Farmer/Caretaker: George Crossley 07832 535 933

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

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

Local Doctors
The Denmead Practice
The Health Centre
Hambledon Road
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
St Peter's Vets, 67 Portsmouth Rd, Waterlooville PO8 9LH
Monday- Friday 9am–6pm
Phone: 023 9259 2526
Local chemist
BOOTS, Hambledon Rd, Denmead, Waterlooville PO7 6NU. 023 9225 5937 closes at 6pm

Local shops
In Hambledon there is a small shop called The Peoples Market (Londis) just 15 mins walk along footpaths and/or country lanes 1/2 miles. 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. You can also buy locally produced food including TOATS MYLK, Meon Chalk Stream Smoked Trout and Bowmans Ales

Denmead has a Coop with Cashpoint and Post Office, bakery, chemist, hardware store, fish and chips, garage and several others.

Clanfield has a very good butcher and green grocers 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 Elizabeth Country Park.

Petersfield has a mainline station (Waterloo approx. 1 hr), wonderful deli and bakehouse for treats - Madeleine's Kitchen, amongst other good quality shops, restaurants and coffee shops, markets every Wednesday and Saturday, and a farmers market on the first Sunday of the month. 

For more shopping and things to do see: What to do nearby.

Larger Supermarkets:

There is a Sainsbury’s, Lidl, and M&S Food in Waterlooville, or Waitrose and Tesco in Petersfield.

Local Pubs, Cafes and Restaurants

What to do nearby


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, please contact George.