Ruby’s Orchard Camp is available to rent as your exclusive-use rustic rural hideaway between April and early September (exact dates may vary from year to year.
2 night stays are available in May, the first part of June and some of September only. During the rest of the summerthere is a minimum stay of 3 nights.
PLEASE NOTE- all the following prices are for the yurt for 2 people, with extra charges for extra people. Mattresses and bedding included in all prices.
2 night stays are only available as above. Otherwise the minimum is 3 nights.
April,May, first part of June and some of September: £95.00per night (2 people)
Extra people of any age on futon chair-beds ( most suitable for children or small adults) :£10 per night each.
Rest of the summer: £105.00 (2 people) per night.
Extra people of any age on futon chair-beds: £10 each per night.
A 50% deposit is payable upon booking, to secure your dates. The balance is payable not less than 2 weeks prior to your arrival date. If your booking is made 2 weeks or less before your arrival date, the full fee is payable upon booking.
If you wish to bring a slightly larger party of guests, there is the option to bring your own extra tent, and bedding. Futon floor mattresses may be available. This way you can add up to 4 more guests. The cost is £25.00 for the tent per night. If you wish to use this option, please contact Lynne to discuss.
Please be aware that when you book, you confirm that you have read, understand and accept the “Important Points” page.
Please email Lynne at firstname.lastname@example.org leave a voicemail message or text on 07795 073966 (where there is also a message about acupuncture) and I will get back to you.
What you Need To Bring and what is provided.
Head torches are extremely strongly recommended, as it gets very dark with no streetlights for couple of miles. Also solar or car chargers for phones etc. In this area of the country, wellies are always good to have on standby – just in case.
Don’t forget to bring your own towels. There are solar or battery powered lights provided for the sleeping tents and a light for the kitchen tent, along with candles, but please bring extra solar or battery lights if you wish.
Mattress covers are provided, as are paper or hand towels for the handwashing area and teatowels for the washing up area. All toilet rolls, washing up liquid and equipment, handwashing liquid, binbags, crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils etc are provided. There are various chairs/benches/tables around the orchard, so you don’t need to bring these either.
The kitchen tent has 1 or 2 double gas burners, depending on the size of your party, with gas provided.
We provide hot water bottles for chillier nights and also some fleecy throws for the beds for extra warmth.
A wheelbarrow-load of firewood is provided for the large fire-bowl, as is a small log-basket of wood for the yurt woodburner, along with kindling, but bring your own charcoal for the bucket-barbecues. Extra firewood can be bought for £7 per wheelbarrow-load
If you are unsure about anything, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Arrival & Your Stay
On arrival (no earlier than 4pm or later than 8pm please) you will be met by Lynne, the owner of Ruby’s Orchard, and possibly Ivy the spaniel. You will be shown around, and then left in peace. There may be occasions on which Lynne is unable to be there to greet you, but in this case you will be provided with a code for the lock on the entrance gate so you can make yourselves at home, and Lynne will be there to show you the ropes before too long. There is a polytunnel and growing cage on site and Lynne may come to work in these some days, but will stay out of your way (unless you want a chat, of course!). You will have the place to yourselves a lot of the time, and definitely very evening. A mobile contact number will be provided to use if there are any problems.
There will always be sufficient tea and coffee to get you going, so don’t worry if you don’t make it to the shops along the way, also basics such as salt and pepper, cooking oil and sugar.
Departure by 10.30am please.