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2 Beautiful yurts set in a stunning, ancient woodland in the High Weald of Sussex.

Established only in April 2011, Forest Garden Shovelstrode, based in Ashurstwood in Sussex, is offering 2 luxury yurts, with their own outdoor seating and barbeque area, Both yurts are located in a woodland setting allowing guests to observe wildlife first hand and enter into a world of birdsong, peace and quiet.
The yurts are furnished in 2 different styles. Yurt 1 [Kushti] is a traditional Mongolian yurt and is furnished with ethnic rugs, original Mongolian wall hangings, and Indian fabrics, creating a warm and cosy atmosphere. This yurt can sleep a family of 6 (including 1 small child) very comfortably.
Yurt 2 [Savannah] has a more spacious feeling with light flooding in from the large crown wheel. It is furnished with sheepskin rugs, cream futons and animal print rugs and throws..It is spacious and secluded with a large decked area outside where guests can really feel at one with nature. It can sleep a family of six in comfort and style.
Both yurts are equipped with a log burning stove, a 2 ring gas stove and a necessary cooking and eating facilities
There is a shower block on site with butler sinks outside for washing up.
Forest Garden Shovelstrode also offers courses in woodland crafts such as basketry, green wood working, hurdle making and bee keeping to name but a few. The first stages of a Forest garden have been planted set around a wildlife pond.

Features include:
 2 private and luxurious yurts
 Log burner with free basket of logs
 Fully equipped kitchen
 Private Barbeque area
 Outdoor and indoor dining areas for each yurt
 Access to local walks
 Shared facilities include:
 Shower house
 Flushing toilet
 Shop on site

Depart: (2 nights)


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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away


TV room


Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area



Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed





Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Camping 2.0

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams


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  • Shovelstrode Lane, East Grinstead, East Grinstead, West Sussex, England, RH19 3PH
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.1263°N 0.0339°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
East Grinstead: War Memorial Coach Stop — 1.8 miles
Forest Row Coach Stop — 1.8 miles
Felbridge: London Rd Coach Stop — 3.3 miles
Train stations
East Grinstead Rail Station — 2.3 miles
Dormans Rail Station — 2.6 miles
Cowden Rail Station — 3.9 miles
Ferry ports
Newhaven Harbour Ferry Terminal — 23.2 miles
Ditton Island Ferry Landing — 24.3 miles
Kingston Town End Pier — 24.3 miles
London Gatwick Airport — 8.8 miles
London Gatwick Airport South Terminal — 8.8 miles
London Gatwick Airport North Terminal — 9.6 miles


Forest Garden Shovelstrode is only an hour from London by train, and 30 minutes from Gatwick. Shovelstrode lane is just off the A264 to Tunbridge Wells Road. You can also reach us from the A22 which goes through East Grinstead and Forest Row and go does to Eastbourne.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Forest Garden Shovelstrode, although only an hour from London is located in the beautiful county of Sussex, close to the famous Ashdown Forest, home to AA Milne, creator of Winnie the Pooh. Originally a deer hunting forest in Norman times, Ashdown Forest is now the largest free public access space in the South East. Visits can be made to the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, Hever Castle and the famous spa town of Tunbridge Wells.

Must see

  • Standen (2.7 miles)
  • Hever Castle and Gardens (5.4 miles)
  • Wakehurst Place (6.6 miles)

National Trust

  • Standen (2.7 miles)
  • Wakehurst Place (6.6 miles)

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