questions and hopefully ANSWERs?
Here are the answers to the most frequent questions we have been asked in the past.
Do I need to bring sleeping bags and bedding ?
We supply all bed linen but please do bring your own bath, beach towels and tea towels. If you are bringing your pet with you, please also bring any towels or blankets that may be required for them.
Will I be warm enough ?
Our lodges and bell tents are very luxurious, weatherproof, windproof and equipped with thick warm duvets and blankets but its still made of wood and canvas, so if you’re prone to feeling the cold pyjamas are good for bedtime and its worth packing a coat and a few jumpers just in case the British summer weather isn’t so summery, layering is key.
Can I bring my dog ?
Dogs are always welcome by arrangement at Sloeberry Farm all we ask is you keep them on the lead at all times (it’s a condition of our planning) and clean up all dog mess straight away so another guest doesn’t stand in it.
Please see section Dogs at Sloeberry Farm in Booking Conditions.
Are the showers hot and what about the loos ?
A hot shower is crucial after a day out on the beach, all of our showers supply a limitless amount of hot water (no putting coins in a meter which runs out just when you have got your shampoo in) and all of our toilets are modern flushing variety.
Cooking do I need to bring pots, pans etc. and how do I keep things cold ?
We think we have provided all of the crockery, pans, knives, spatulas, can openers, chopping boards etc. you need but if there is an item you can’t live without its best to bring it from home.
Each lodge and Bell Tent is equipped with a cold locker which will keep items well chilled for a few days until you swap over the cold blocks.
Can we drive the car up to the Bell tent or lodge?
No, but you can park your car nearby, and you will be able to transport your luggage in wheelbarrows.
Can I pitch another tent, gazebo, shelter etc next to my Bell Tent or Lodge?
Sorry no, we cannot have any other type of "pitched structure" placed at Sloeberry Farm.
can guests visit us at Sloeberry Farm?
One of the unique features of Sloeberry Farm compared to other glamping sites is the feeling of space, tranquility and the freedom for children to explore, to protect this we limit the number of people that are here at anytime. We feel that additional guests would upset this balance so we do not allow additional visitors at anytime.
Can I have a campfire ?
In our opinion campfires are a key part of camping. Not only do they offer warmth, and an atmospheric backdrop to an evening but they also provide plenty of heat for cooking. (We have lots of campfire recipes on request)
Each Lodge and Bell Tent has its own fire pit with access to a good supply of firewood which you can buy daily on site. Be it baking potatoes, toasting marshmallows or cooking a cowboy chilli, as the stars start to twinkle, the camp fire becomes the centrepiece of your evening.
We ask all guests not to collect any firewood from the ground as fallen branches and decaying trees help to maintain a healthy and vibrant ecosystem which enhance your interactions with nature, also its often really difficult to light and the last thing you want is to be standing around a smouldering smoky log rather than a crackling campfire
We source our camp firewood and eco logs locally from sustainably managed woodlands, you’re welcome to bring your own or buy elsewhere locally; but if you order a firepit kit in advance it will be a little cheaper.
What about BBQ’s ?
We provide a separate BBQ and cast iron firepit with cooking tripod for use outside the Lodges.
Sloeberry Farm BBQ's are available to hire for use with the Bell Tents, these are the only BBQ's we allow on site as they are designed to be safer in a glamping environment and are placed a set distance from each tent.
DO YOU SUPPLY FIREGUARDS?
No fireguard is 100% safe so we prefer guests to keep a close eye on their children around the fires, BBQ's and wood burning stoves and make sure they don’t go too close, but you’re welcome to bring one from home that you are familiar with.
IS THERE ELECTRICITY TO POWER MY HAIRDRYER, STRAIGHTENERS ETC ?
Sloeberry Farm is a mains electricity free experience so as well as having slightly frizzy hair, there’s no internet, TV, email or games consoles to be distracted by.
Enjoy the experience of chatting to each other by lamplight, of long nights snuggled in a blanket lulled by the sounds of the logs crackling on an open fire, trying to spot a hedgehog snuffle by…
(We do provide a couple of points where you can charge your phones if you really must, we’re not complete luddites).
What about when we leave?
Departure is 10:00, please try and be prompt its uncomfortable for everyone having the cleaners hovering around. You will need to empty the bins putting rubbish into a black waste bag and place in designated large collection bins, strip the beds, ensure the washing up is done and the BBQ is ready for the next guests, essentially leave it as you found it.