Mrs Higgs’ Woodland Camp
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4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 3 Beds 1 Bath
Welcome to Mrs Higgs’ Woodland Camp
This peaceful, private cottage will make you feel like you have stepped half a century years back in time. Built in 1835 as a hunting lodge, this charming little stone house was last owned by Mrs Higgs 60 years ago. Since then, the forest slowly reclaimed it, and despite modernity advancing forward all around, for Mrs Higgs’ Cottage tucked away in the woods, time stood still.
Mrs Higgs’ Woodland Camp featured in Country File Magazine – take a look here!
After some gentle landscaping, and some minor renovations, Mrs Higgs’ Cottage now provides a perfect retreat from modern life and an experience of a bygone lifestyle.
The entrance hall leads onto a small landing and the two bedrooms upstairs – one double and one twin, with beds made up and ready. Down a ladder style stairs (this might be too steep for small children or carrying babies) there is an open plan kitchen and seating area with a cosy sofa and log burning stove – perfect for winters retreats. The shower and loo are in a wooden outhouse accessed at the back of the lodge, with hot shower, hand basin and flushing loo.
The cottage is totally off grid, being too far into the woods to be connected. Electricity is from solar panels, water is pumped up from the original spring well (luckily you don’t have to fetch it in a bucket like Mrs Higgs!) although bottled water is provided for drinking. Heating throughout is from wood burning stoves only, however a few concessions to modernity such as a gas stove, instant hot water and a flushing loo, mean that it’s not too primitive. There is also a wonderful hot tub right next to the cottage which guests can use in total privacy.
Set within a 3,000-acre private Estate, remote retreats like this are few and far between, with privacy, peace, and only deer, owls, badgers and other forest dwellers as your neighbours. If you love the idea of proper solitude for a few days this is the place for you.
You will be met at a meeting point and then guided down to the Cottage.
Parking is available nearby for winter months and you will be transferred in an appropriate vehicle, or you can follow if you have the car that will get there.
You will be given a brief tour and then left in peace.
Interaction with guests
There will be someone to call throughout your stay if you have any questions or problems
Other things to note
Mrs Higgs’ Woodland Camp is totally off grid, so is solar powered for the fridge and lights. There is no WiFi available – and that’s part of the adventure!
Essentials (Towels, Soap, Shampoo) Heating
Family Friendly Hot Tub Free Parking
Well Behaved Pets Welcome* Kitchen Wood Burning Stove
*please note there are sheep in the fields