Ruby’s Orchard Camp is available to rent as your exclusive-use rustic rural hideaway between May and early October (exact dates may vary from year to year).
Prices are the same throughout the season.
Willow the Yurt: £110 per night, minimum 2 night stay. All bedding included. Sleeping up to 4 ; king-sized bed and 2 futon chair-beds or floor mattresses.
Bell tent ( only available in addition to the yurt): £75 per night, minimum 2 night stay. All bedding included. Sleeping up to 4 on double futon sofa-bed and 2 floor mattresses/futon chair-beds.
Please be aware that when you book, you confirm that you have read, understand and accept the “Important Points” page.
The full fee is payable upon booking, and a £100 minor damage deposit is also payable in cash on arrival. The damage deposit will be refunded in cash when you leave (providing there is no damage!)
Please email Lynne at [email protected] 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. Lynne will visit every day or so to restock the toilets etc and replace ice-blocks, and may come to work in the orchard some days, but you will have the place to yourselves most of the time. A mobile contact number will be provided to use if there are any problems.
There will always be sufficient tea/coffee and milk to get you going, so don’t worry if you don’t make it to the shops along the way, and also basics such as salt and pepper, cooking oil and sugar.
Departure by 10.30am please.