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Group discussions
Firelighting challenge
Cookery based session
Sausage making/linking challenge
Group farm tour
Group farm tour, livestock and soil focus
Firelighting challenge
Cookery based session
Sausage making/linking challenge
Group farm tour

The Straw Lodge at Fordhall Organic Farm, Shropshire

10 - 31 4 Bed

Business venue set on a farm near Market Drayton sleeping 31 for courses, conferences, workshops and corporate away days

For educational visits, retreats, youth groups, corporate events and weddings

The Straw Lodge can be hired out as a space for instructor-led or public access retreats, workshops and corporate away-days in North Shropshire.
Surrounded by fresh air and stunning scenery, The Straw Lodge is the perfect place to escape to.
A welcoming, natural space, The Straw Lodge offers the ideal place for your wellbeing retreat, workshop or group meeting. The surrounding landscape offers plenty of inspiration – a place to explore for art and walking groups, a source of rejuvenation for those relaxing on wellbeing breaks or corporate parties, The Straw Lodge is a meeting place with a difference. Somewhere away from the stresses of the office where you can think clearly, build relationships and generate creative ideas.
We can run group sessions including guided farm tours, fire lighting challenges, environmental tasks such as tree planting or conservation work, or perhaps some fun sausage linking!
Fordhall Farm is passionate about great quality, locally-sourced food, so whatever catering needs you have, we can provide the very best for your group.

Facilities

WiFi

There is no phone. You do have Fibre WiFi internet access. Mobile reception is good on most major networks.

Disabled Facilities

Ramp to access building. Accessible bedroom with accessible wet room style shower room en suite.

Pets

No pets permitted.

Kitchen

Commercial grade kitchen including large electric oven/hob, dishwasher, double sinks, fridge/freezer unit.

Dining Room

Large open plan space used as sitting and dining area, feature wooden frame and beams. Seating is on stackable chairs with tressel style tables.

Sitting Room

Large open plan space used as sitting and dining area, feature wooden frame and beams. Tressel style tables with stackable chairs.

TV and Music Facilities

No TV or music facilities.

Games Room

No games room.

Heating and Open Fires

Central heating with a log burner in the living/dining area.

Bedrooms

2 dormitory style rooms with bunk beds to sleep 13 in each, 1 private room with one set of single bunk beds, 1 private double room en suite.

Linen

Mattress protectors, pillows with pillow protectors and uncovered duvets only supplied. Bed covers can be hired or you can bring your own.

Bathrooms

One accessible bathroom en suite to the double room, 4 further shared toilets and 2 private showers are available to share between other bedrooms.

Children's Facilities

High chairs available on request. Children's educational sessions available on request and may be subject to a fee.

Outdoor

Enclosed rear garden area with picnic benches.

Swimming Pool

There is no pool.

Parking

Parking for 23 cars outside the property.

Smoking

Building and site is entirely non-smoking.

Booking Information

For educational visits, retreats, youth groups, corporate events and weddings only (sep terms for weddings).
£50 per night deposit to secure, balance of payment 8 weeks prior to arrival. Security deposit of £300 to new users.
Minimum stay at some peak times. Check in from 5pm, check out at 10am.

Show Availability

Please contact the owner for availability dates

Location

Located on the outskirts of Market Drayton in North Shropshire. We are within 16 miles off the M6 J15, between Stoke-on-Trent and Shrewsbury. Great central England location.

  • Market Drayton (no Sunday services).
  • Shrewbury.
  • Market Drayton.
  • Fordhall Farm Shop (on site).
  • Arthur's Farm Kitchen (on-site Cafe, breakfast and lunches only).
  • Birmingham.

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Planning an Event?

This venue is available for Business Groups and Youth & School Trips

Group discussions
Firelighting challenge

Business Groups

Built by the community for the community, our Straw Lodge provides an inspiring base for people to learn and connect.It also showcases environmentally-friendly and traditional building methods.

Group photo
Learning about the Gloucester Old Spot free-range pigs

Youth & School Trips

A residential visit to Fordhall Organic Farm offers groups the opportunity to immerse themselves into life here at Fordhall, young people can connect with nature and our organic farm environment.

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