- Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 5 children)
- Cooking facilities
- Beds Provided
- Bed Linen Not Included
- Stunning woodland view from your private verandah
- Kitchen fully-equipped with hot and cold running water
- Cylindrical Godin wood-burner and a decent supply of chopped fire wood
The Owner Says
Facilities (upon arrival)
Guests park at the tennis court car park by the entrance to the farm. Here you will find two loos, one of which is also a wet room shower. If you need to get to work on a Monday morning this can be a good option before hitting the road home.
Once on the campsite we’re in proper camping mode – Please remember towels!
The safari kitchen is a large canvas-covered affair spread through the trees and is ideal for dining under in any weather. There is running cold water for drinking and each have a 2-burner gas hob. Do bring a cool box though. There is crockery, cutlery and loads of cooking implements for both cooking on embers or the hob.
Also on site are various bbq options such as the Weber bbq, a BonFire tripod with hanging pot, and also the simple cooking-stair (essentially an iron step you place over the bonfire to heat food). One thing we really love now is the whole-chicken roaster – you place your chicken’s bottom over the little cast-iron reservoir which is filled with wine or beer and then this is all put on the BBQ or embers to roast.
Another source of boiling water is by Kelly Storm Kettle for boiling water. A good cheat is to use tongs to grab some embers from your bonfire to kick-start the process. There is also a standard stove-top kettle to place on the gas hob – but that generally takes longer!
Features & Facilities4 yurts, 1 cabin (the cabin has its own open-roofed gas shower and long-drop privy), 1 enclosed gas-heated shower deck big enough for the whole family and 3 long-drop toilets onsite, as well as 2 flushing toilets and an indoor wet room by the car park. Guests in the Willow Yurt have an en suite gas-heated bath tub. There are 3 safari kitchens, each with running water and two-burner hobs and a verandah kitchen with the cabin. The River Rother runs through the site with excellent trout fly-fishing. A zip wire by the yurts, rope swing above the river and a tennis court all provide more onsite fun, while cinema evenings in the workshop also pop up now and again. The site regularly run bushcraft courses with a well-trained and qualified, local team – they can be customised by individual guests to suit all age ranges and interests, from outdoor bread baking to knife skills, shelter building and fire lighting.
In the heart of the South Downs National Park (03003 031053) there's a wealth of good cycle routes and walking trails nearby, not least the famous South Downs Way. In the local village of Petersfield a small boating pond on the heath hires out rowing boats and canoes. The Watercress Line Steam Railway (01962 733810) offers a unique way to enjoy the Hampshire countryside, with both Gilbert White's House (01420 511275) and Woolbeding Gardens (0844 249 1895) not far from the line. Those interested in such history will enjoy 17th century Uppark House (01730 825415), Cowdray Ruins (01730 812423) and Petworth House (01798 342207), immortalised in Turner's paintings. Adhurst Yurts is 15 miles from the excellent Weald and Downland Open Air Museum (01243 811363), while active campers who have exhausted the walks and cycling of The Downs should consider Go Ape! at Alice Holt Park (08456 439215), an adventure day out high in the trees.
Food & Drink
Onsite you can order (before your arrival) a 'Stew for Two' with bread and butter (£25), or enjoy a Breakfast Hamper for 2 (£25) with hot coffee cafetière, orange juice, two toasted bagels with salmon and cream cheese (and a squeeze of lemon). A visiting fishmonger provides anything from dressed crab to seafood kebabs, ideal for your BBQ. Within walking distance, The Queens Head (01730 265489) serves proper sit down meals or relax in the less formal bar area. The Harrow Inn (01730 262685) offers an unspoilt, intimate old pub with a pleasant garden. Durleigh Marsh Tea Barn (01730 818286), closed Monday, has fantastic quiche and soups, right next to the Pick Your Own farm with a shop.
The campsite is off the A3 (exit Midhurst A272). Take roundabout towards Rake, continue past the turning for the A272 and it is a bit further along on the left. There is a sign saying Adhurst Farm.
Take the train to Petersfield (08457 484950) and get a taxi (01730 303030) from the station or from Waitrose if you're stocking up on provisions. The drive is under ten minutes and costs around £8. Just ask for the Farm entrance to Adhurst.