An off-grid, eco-friendly village inspired and powered by nature, with eclectic accommodation hidden in woodland near Bath.
  • Sleeps: 2-4 per unit
  • Bedrooms: Varies
  • Bathrooms: Varies
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

Campwell at Cherry Wood promises a holiday life that’s filled with natural simplicity and fresh-air adventure. In other words, it’s the perfect antidote to our hectic, digital-infused lives!

An off-grid, low-impact village mostly created by green woodworker Tim Gatfield, you’ll find the eclectic, lovingly crafted accommodation nestled in a beautiful woodland valley close to Bath.  

You’ll feel at home and in tune with nature just as soon as you arrive, surrounded by the soul-soothing calm and beauty of whispering trees, lush greenery, and abundant wildlife.

The cosy accommodation sleeps from 2-4 people, making it perfect for couples and small families (if you’d prefer to get a group together, exclusive village hire is available too).

Designed with refreshing simplicity in mind, inside each retreat you’ll find a warming wood-burning stove, and downy, ready-made beds waiting to welcome you…with no distracting TV or Wi-Fi in sight.

The Cob Round is an exquisite little roundhouse for two, nestled in the trees with decks on both sides – ideal for sunrise and sunset-watching! The Hairy Cabin, meanwhile, is a romantic, elevated retreat with a double bed deliciously secluded under the slope of the roof. Though if you prefer a cabin that’s a little closer to the ground, the delightfully rustic Waney Cabin could be just the place for you and your loved one (with extra space for a little one, too).

Elsewhere in the village, three pretty yurts each sleep two adults and one child, and there’s also a charming shepherd’s hut for two.  

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At a glance

  • An eco-friendly, off-grid village, featuring eclectic, lovingly hand-crafted accommodation for 2-4 guests. Nestled in a beautiful woodland valley close to Bath.
  • Each retreat is furnished with a wood-burning stove and ready made-up beds, with separate firepit areas, and shared on-site toilet, bathroom and kitchen facilities (Chief’s Den, sleeping up to 4 guests, includes private self-contained facilities).
  • Guided on-site activities include archery, yoga, and bushcraft, or how about hiking through the hills to the local pubs, instead?
  • The site also offers courses in skills that include woodworking, animation, and shanty singing – perfect for those looking to learn something a little different!


  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Large Groups
  • Off-Grid


Eclectic range of handcrafted cabin, yurt and shepherd’s hut accommodation, sleeping 2-4 guests:

  • Cob Round (sleeps 2)
  • Hairy Cabin (sleeps 2)
  • Waney Cabin (sleeps 2 + 1 child)
  • Yurtup (sleeps 2 + 1 child)
  • Yurtdown (sleeps 2 + 1 child)
  • Yurtis (sleeps 2 + 1 child)
  • Tay’s Shepherd’s Hut (sleeps 2)
  • Chief’s Den (sleeps 4)

All accommodation features ready-made beds, towels, and a wood-burning stove. Chief’s Den includes private kitchen and bathroom facilities.

Shared on-site facilities: barbecue firepit areas, village kitchen and dining space, communal composting toilets and showers with woodland views.

Local Activities

Yoga, bushcraft, archery, singing, hiking, nature-watching, paddle-boarding, wild fitness, woodworking, foraging, animation.

More information

If you’re a slightly larger group, why not opt for Chief’s Den – three adjoining yurts on their very own sundeck. Sleeping up to four guests in two bedrooms, you’ll also have your own living space, kitchen, and private bathroom.

The rest of the accommodation shares the generous Treeshack toilets and showers, and there’s a communal kitchen and dining area that’s ideal for making new friends.

What to do with your days? Switching off your phone and laptop certainly doesn’t mean you’ll be bored! Nature provides endless possibilities for relaxation and adventure, from foraging for food, hiking through the hills to the village pubs, or indulging in a spot of wild fitness!

There are several activities to join in with on site, too, such as archery, paddle-boarding, yoga, and bushcraft. Or how about learning a brand-new skill, and taking a woodworking course…particularly if you’re feeling inspired by your handcrafted retreat?

If all that sounds like a little too much, you could always take a gentle stroll (and a good book) down to the rippling valley lake, and simply immerse yourself in all the wonders of nature.

Things to note

Check in at 4pm, check out by 10am. The entire site can be booked for large group stays, at a minimum of 12 guests (14 if including Chief’s Den). Well-behaved dogs are welcome, at a small additional cost.

Where you'll be staying

Nr Marshfield, Gloucestershire

What the guests of Campwell say

“I attended a fantastic retreat last year hosted by Alice Rose Yoga at Campwell. It truly is the most magical experience. You are immediately immersed in woodland life. Such a feeling of detachment from everyday life and yet enveloped within the nurturing woodland. Amazing places to walk to from site also. I cannot wait to return.”
“As soon as you enter the area, a sense of peace descends. To be able to stay right in the heart of woodland is wonderful. The accommodation is comfortable and I hope to be able to spend a lot more time there. As a place to ‘rewild’ and get back to nature, it’s perfect.”

“The Den we stayed in was unbelievable and we were spoilt! The pictures don’t give it justice and you really have to see the beauty in person to appreciate it fully! This was a great camping experience and the on site shared kitchen and facilities including a sauna were more than we could have hoped for, it really felt like a little village. Local to the site is Bath which has everything you could want, from days out to food and amenities. We visited Stonehenge which was only 50 mins away. All in all we had a brilliant weekend away and can’t wait to return and enjoy it in the sunshine.”

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