Little Fleece

UK England South East England Berkshire Newbury Little Fleece at Folly Farm

  • Sleeps 2 (max 2 adults, 0 children)
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Private Hot Tub
  • Private Bathroom
  • En-suite bathroom/toilet

The Owner Says

Facilities at Little Fleece:
  • Welcome pack- coffee, tea, milk, sugar, granola, yoghurt, bread, butter, jam and marmalade
  • Homemade biscuits or cake on arrival
  • Condiments include-salt, pepper and oil
  • Hot and cold mains running water
  • Mains electric
  • Shower, basin and flushing toilet and a heated towel rail
  • Coffee/ dining table
  • Seating area with storage underneath
  • Pull down ready made double bed
  • Wardrobe with full length mirror and hairdryer
  • 2 ring induction hob
  • Belfast sink
  • Small fridge
  • Toaster
  • Whistling kettle
  • Crockery, cutlery, glassware
  • Saucepans and cooking utensils
  • DAB radio
  • USB charging points
  • Wood burner
Provided for you:
  • Towels
  • Duvet and pillows
  • Luxury linen bedding
  • Cleaning items
Outside:
  • Wood fired freshwater bath
  • Firepit/BBQ
  • Pizza Oven
  • Table and chairs
  • Wood provided for your stay

Our Coronavirus Booking Guarantee

Book with complete confidence at Little Fleece at Folly Farm with the Glampingly Coronavirus Booking Guarantee. We guarantee the following clear policy for your booking:

  • A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
  • Balance not due until 30 days before your holiday, in case of late changes to Coronavirus guidance
  • Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
  • In the event of a lack of 2021 availability, switch your dates to 2022
  • Due to low deposit and late balance payment, no refunds are offered

Click here to read the full terms

Features & Facilities

The hut is a traditional shepherds hut, solid cast iron wheels, clad with wriggly tin and insulated with sheep’s wool, a real bonus being sheep farmers!

It has mains electricity, hot and cold water and a fully equipped kitchenette, en suite shower room hand basin and flush loo. A readymade fold down double bed which when concealed reveals a seating and dining area. The interior is handcrafted with Oak and furnished to a high standard.  There is handy storage above the bed and in drawers under the seating area. There is a small wood burner to keep you toasty or if you prefer an electric heater. Outside there is a wood fired bath tub for you to relax in during the day or gaze at the stars at night. You have the sole use of the site and its facilities- fire pit/BBQ and a pizza oven in your outdoor space with an alfresco eating area. The fully equipped kitchenette includes a 2 ring induction hob, Belfast sink, small fridge, whistling kettle, toaster, pots, pans, crockery, utensils, glassware and a DAB radio.  There are USB charging points for your use.

You will be provided with luxury linen bedding, towels, hair dryer, Bath robes for use whilst staying and a starter pack of Artisan goats milk soap and shampoo bar (made by a friend).

Welcome pack includes homemade biscuits or cake, coffee, tea, milk, sugar, granola, yoghurt, bread, butter, jam and marmalade.

Outside there is an alfresco eating area and a couple of Adirondack chairs to relax in around the fire pit/BBQ whilst toasting your marshmallows or cooking dinner.

Fires are only permitted in the wood burner, outdoor wood-fired bath tub, BBQ/firepit and pizza oven.

Activities

The Ridgeway National Trail is a 10minute walk away which then leads onto many footpaths. If you’re an early riser you may see the racehorses in training on the gallops.

It’s a 15min walk downhill to our village pub The Harrow in West Ilsley which overlooks the cricket field.

If you fancy sightseeing some local history Oxford is just under a half hour drive. You can go punting on the River Thames or exploring the many colleges, museums and cathedral. 

Highclere Castle which is famous for the TV series “Downton Abbey” is a 30 minute Drive.

Newbury Racecourse is a 20 minute drive if you fancy having a day at the races. We have two trainers in the village.

The Watermill Theatre +44 1635 46044 www.watermill.org.uk

The Corn Exchange (Theatre) Newbury Tel 08455218218  www.cornexchangenew.com

The Living Rainforest in Hampstead Norreys, a 15 min drive, +44 1635202444 www.livingrainforest.org

The Cornerstone Didcot +44 1235 515144 www.cornerstone-arts.org

Didcot Railway Centre (Museum) +44 1235 817200 www.didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk

Food & Drink

In East Ilsley, a 5 minute drive or 50 minute walk, is the Crown and Horns which serves good pub grub. Booking is required call +44 1635281545 or visit www.crownandhorns.co.uk  

The Bell Inn at Aldworth a 16min drive or 2.5 hr walk along the Ridgeway renowned for its fresh filled rolls, soup and local beers. In 2020 The Bell Inn was awarded CAMRA’s Pub of the Year.It has remained in the same family for 250 years Tel number is +44 1635 578272 No website.

If you’re looking for superior pub food, a 15 minute drive or 1hr 40min walk then we can highly recommend The Eyston Arms at East Hendred. It is based at the foot of the Ridgeway in Oxfordshire. Booking is essential call on +44 1235 833320 or visit www.eystonarms.co.uk

Henry and Joe’s in Newbury serves modern European cuisine for those special occasions booking is essential call +44 1635 581751 or visit www.henryandjoes.co.uk

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Amazing, amazing, amazing!

I cannot recommend a stay at Little Fleece enough! We arrived on a Friday evening to a lovely warm welcome from all the family and after a tour of the hut's state of the art equipment were left to settle in. The pizza oven was a true novelty and my husband loved being able to bake his homemade pizzas on a traditional oven in an outdoor setting. The wood-fired outdoor bath was another hit. It's roomy, comfy, and the setting and views of the starry night sky were super romantic. Indoors, the hut is beautifully kitted out and has everything you need for a self-catering stay. Thank you for the home-baked goods too, they were delicious! We would thoroughly recommend a stay at Little Fleece to anyone who wants to enjoy some time getting back to nature. Thanks again!

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Travelling from the East (London) or West (Bristol) on M4 leave at junction 13 (Chieveley) and take A34 northbound (Oxford) After approx. 6 miles take exit signposted West Ilsley The Ridgeway at the top of the slip road take the first exit off the roundabout. After 1 mile you will reach Folly Farm (private road) turn left and drive down the tree-lined track. Park in the designated space on the grass in front of the farmhouse. Little Fleece is a 15 metre walk on a gravel path.

From the North take the A34 southbound approx. 5 miles south of Milton interchange take slip road immediately after the garage on side of A34  signed West Ilsley The Ridgeway. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit go over bridge and at the roundabout take the first exit After 1 mile you will reach Folly Farm (private road) turn left and drive down the track. Park in the designated space on the grass in front of the farmhouse Little Fleece is a 15 metre walk on a gravel path.

From the south travel northbound on A34 towards Oxford  At the Chieveley interchange continue northbound on A34 towards Oxford. After approx. 6 miles take exit signposted West Ilsley The Ridgeway at the top of the slip road take the first exit off the roundabout. After 1 mile you will reach Folly Farm (private road) turn left and drive down the track. Park in the designated space on the grass in front of the farmhouse Little Fleece is a 15 metre walk on a gravel path.

Didcot Parkway Railway station is a 15 minute taxi drive. You can reach London Paddington in 45 minutes. We live in a remote area and buses are rare so taxis are the way forward!