Yellowhammer, Brocklands Farm

West Meon, Petersfield, UK
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Entire Place / Countryside, Pets
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Accommodation
6 Guests
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Bedrooms
1 Bedrooms / 4 Beds
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Bathrooms
1 Full

About this listing

Also at Brocklands Farm, an almost identical safari tent: Lapwing (sleeps 6)

The spacious safari tents, Yellowhammer and Lapwing, are situated at either end of a lovely grassy meadow. They are far enough apart to ensure privacy and your complete peace, but near enough to walk to if your friends are in the other tent. Both tents are the same size and are similarly, but individually, furnished. Each sleeps six people in a king bedroom, twin bedroom and double cabin bed. Each bed is ready made with luxurious cotton bed linen and a dual tog duvet to cater for any temperature. There is a bathroom cabin with toilet, basin and luxury shower and wood burner. Towels, toiletries (eco-friendly) and other essentials are all provided.

In the heart of the off-grid living area is a wood-burning range with a large hob top and roomy oven for cooking. The flaming wood-burner will keep you warm and toasty, while the solar-powered fairy lights and paraffin lamps will ensure you’re never left in the dark.

As well as the wood burner we provide a gas ring for brewing up a quick cup of tea or coffee or cooking when you don’t fancy lighting the stove. The kitchen is fully equipped with crockery, cutlery, basic cooking utensils including sharp knives, things like cling film and tinfoil and everyday ingredients such as oil, vinegar, tea, coffee and fresh herbs. Tea towels and hand towels are also provided along with washing up essentials. Plus, there’s a small solar fridge for keeping your wine and milk nice and cool. Water comes straight off the mains, so there’s no need to lug heavy bottled water with you.

We have activities to suit your every mood. There’s a chest full of your favourite board games or you can simply chat around the mesmerising wood-burner. Try your hand at identifying the animals or birds you saw during the day or plan tomorrow’s adventures together using our maps or ideas folder.

Outside, there’s a sofa, chairs and table to ensure you can watch the sunset in comfort and style. There’s even a fire pit where you can toast marshmallows or barbecue.

Things to do

On the farm

The tents sit in a spacious field planted with native grasses that are a magnet for insects and birds. Children love the open space and freedom to run and roam, whilst their parents enjoy relaxing on the decking listening to happy noises! The woodland along one edge of the meadow is perfect for exploring, building dens and collecting wood for the campfire. The rope swing is very popular with children, and they can be supervised from the comfort of your tent.

Walk the private grass tracks left round many of our fields and enjoy the Hampshire countryside in peace without having to go anywhere near a road. Step out in a different direction and you can stroll along the Meon Valley TrailMeon Valley TrailMeon Valley Trail and into the picturesque village of West Meon. Alternatively the Nature Reserve and hill fort of Old Winchester Hill – with views across the Solent – is also a popular route.

Walking and cycling

The South Downs Way and Old Winchester Hill are accessible from the top of the farm. It is also possible to reach the Monarchs Way, Wayfarers Walk, Hangars Way and Staunton Way as well as many other footpaths. Maps are available in the tent. For nature lovers the nearby Chappetts Copse  is worth a visit in late May. It has the largest population in Britain of the rare sword-leaved helleborine and other rare orchids.

You can cycle parts of the South Downs Way and there are other cycle routes nearby, including the Meon Valley Trail which is ideal for children because it is so flat. There are also mountain bike trails at Queen Elizabeth Country Park and around East Meon.

Places to eat

If you can tear yourself away from the barbecue and home-cooked meals there are some good local pubs. The Thomas Lord is named after the founder of Lords Cricket ground, who is buried in the village. They serve delicious locally-sourced meals and have a beautiful garden with pizza oven.

For a more casual meal or snack Cuppacheeno behind the village shop is the place to go. Here you can get an all-day breakfast, tasty soup or quiche for lunch and home baked cakes.

Both The Shoe (at Exton) and The Hurdles at Droxford can be reached from the Meon Valley Trail and make good refreshment points on a longer walk. The food at both is excellent. The Shoe has a waterside garden which is a delight on a sunny day.

Walk (or drive) eastwards and you can find Ye Olde George Inn at East Meon, another pub that serves good food.

Local attractions

Within 10 miles of Brocklands Farm you can try your hand at fly fishing, visit Hinton Ampner House with its beautiful gardens or explore the market town of Petersfield with the Flora Twort Gallery and Farmers’ Market. For families Butser Ancient Farm, with its chance to get hands-on experience of the Iron Age and a ride on the Watercress Line are both extremely popular.

Other places to explore locally are:

Family Outings

There are so many exciting places to go as a family. For a relaxing time try going crab fishing at Emsworth (30 minutes). There is a lovely walk, great ice-cream café and a pontoon to crab off or play on the sand at West Wittering. A visit to HMS Victory and the Mary Rose (40 minutes) at Portsmouth is a great day out and if you have time you could climb Spinnaker Tower for an impressive view of the Solent and Isle of Wight. The wonders of the natural world can be enjoyed at Marwell Zoo (20 minutes).For bird lovers Bird World (30 minutes) has penguins among its many birds and the Hawk Conservancyhas flying displays and the chance to hold a bird. The rescued medieval houses at the Weald and Downland Museum are great for exploring and they often have special activities on.

Other places to go are:

Cultural

The historic town centre of Winchester is full of interesting streets and ancient buildings. Of particular note are the Cathedral (make sure you find the statue of the diver who stopped the building sinking into the marshes), the working Water Mill and King Arthur’s Round Table and Great Hall.

Near Alton you can visit Gilbert White’s house and gardens:  which belonged to the naturalist who got us all birdwatching and tour Jane Austen’s house where she lived and wrote.

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Local events

We are conveniently placed for many local events. The Music Festival is hosted by the Primrose Piano Quartet and the music is superb. There is so much to do at the free Watercress Festival that the whole family will be entertained and you get a chance to taste all things watercress – extensively grown in this area. In Winchester the Hat Fairalso offers great free family entertainment and the Festival of Speed at Goodwood and Carfest South are also within easy reach.

Details

  • Guests: 6
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Beds: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Type: Entire Place / Countryside, Pets

Prices

  • night: £115.00
  • Security deposit: £50
  • Minimum days of a booking: 3

Accomodation

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Features

Amenities

  • Fire Pit
  • Garden
  • Garden Furniture
  • Heating
  • Kitchen
  • Wood-burner

2 Reviews

  • Staying in the beautiful tent was a much needed family getaway. Despite the weather being changeable and a storm too we had the most perfect time. Everything has been thought through, so it felt so restful for us! The tent is beautiful, beds perfectly comfortable and the setting is stunning! We were a family of 5 (3 children, 2,4&6) and a puppy and we came away restored!! Thank you so much Buffy! X

    -Hannah, October 2020

  • Excellent short break, great setting & peace & quiet, very good for wildlife, red kites, deer, badgers, would definitely stay there again

    -William, October 2020

Terms

  • Smoking allowed: No
  • Pets allowed: Yes
  • Party allowed: No
  • Children allowed: Yes

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  • The minimum stay is 3 nights

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