Clamber over the stile and hop across the stepping stones to find Mabel patiently waiting for you. Unlock the gate to your little haven where you can tune into the sounds of Scrumpy Jack and his friends munching buttercups and daisies.

Sit on the recycled veranda bedstead and raise your binoculars before the sun sets to watch the buzzards soaring then snuggle up by the Caledonian Dumpy and immerse yourself in the stories of a Shepherds life.  Fire up the recycled washing machine drum and sizzle your sausages by the light of the silvery moon…


  • Mabel and Sam are let together to groups and families
  • Mabel and Sam have a small 4ft double bed
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Glamping kitchen,tuck shop, Silo and hot tub use
  • Private bathroom with composting loo and shower 25 metres away
  • Basket of logs provided, £5 extra for re-fills
  • Fire pit wood available to purchase as well as extra firelighters, matches and kindling
  • BBQ’s and fire pits provided
  • Dogs welcome at £25 per stay
  • Child welcome in a tent alongside
  • Minimum three night stay
  • From £175 per night for two huts

“WOW. We had an amazing time getting back to basics so to speak. Beautiful countryside, stunning views and the animals for company. Tim and Lucy are fantastic hosts. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves”

“Cosy, vintage and full of charm. Tim and Lucy offer a unique experience at their lovely home and grounds The Old Forge and were such lovely friendly people and so welcoming”

“We made friends with the chickens, horses, Scrumpy the Donkey, dogs and cats. A real get away from it all experience. Their well thought out facilities provide everything you need for a comfortable stay and the touches like the Tuck Shop and outside kitchen are quirky and beautifully retro”

“It was absolutely magical. The Hut was beautiful and so cosy. We had our own little private garden with gorgeous views. The neighbouring animals were so friendly and I really miss my morning cuddles with Scrumpy Jack the donkey!”


Make your way out to the composting loo and freecycled shower by Bluebell, the Morris Minor Pick Up just 40 metres away.



Booking for Mabel is cuurently only available via phone or email.  Please contact us for availability.


Arrivals/depatures commence at 4.00pm on the day of arrival and finishing at 10am on the day of departure. Please advise approximate time of arrival so we can have your fire lit ready for you if cold!

Bookings can be cancelled up to 1 week before 22:00 on the day of check in free of charge. Bookings cancelled less than 1 week before 22:00 on the day of check in will incur a charge of 100% of the booking total.