Situated in rural North Herefordshire, with footpath access to the surrounding hills and valleys, Oakhill Wagon sits on top of a sloping field with spectacular views towards the hills of south Shropshire.
Oakhill Wagon has a gas hot water system, shower, woodburner and indoor compost loo. In the kitchen area is a double gas hob, sink, toaster and quiet fridge. There is a double bed, sofa seat, table, and space for meditation, yoga and prostration. The wagon is connected to our solar array, providing lighting and plug sockets for charging devices. Water is from our bore hole. Outside the wagon there is decking with seating. Parking for 1 car is 15 metres away. Access into the wagon is via steps.
The location of the wagon is at the top of a sloping north facing field. Although you don’t see the sunset, you do catch the incredible changing light across the valley. You can watch the sunrise from the decking. The wagon is at the top of a high hill, and so the village of Wigmore is visible when standing near to the hedgeline. Due to the village being in a valley, and the wagon on top of a hill, sounds of the school can be heard at playtimes. However, from the wagon, and around the wagon, no buildings are visible. In the adjacent field there are usually sheep grazing.
Our house, not visible from inside the wagon, is located 150 metres away, on the other side of a lightly wooded area. There is a family of 4, a couple, and a quiet dog living there. The sound of children may be heard at times, but the wagon and surrounding area is not accessible to them. The track that runs alongside the field where the wagon is situated is a public footpath, but very few walkers use it. The track is also used by cars accessing our house. Currently, while the hedgeline grows up, you can see the cars coming up the track from the wagon.
The adjacent footpath gives access to beautiful walks through the north Herefordshire valleys and hills. It is rare to encounter a walker on the 2 hour loop of the valley. Wildlife is abundant in the area, and red kite nest in the treetops nearby.
What we provide:
Pick ups from Leominster or Ludlow train station can be arranged in advance
A trip to a supermarket on arrival if arranged in advance. There is a bin near the Wagon for extra supplies if needed, by arrangement, during your stay.
Cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery
Bedding & towels
Washing up liquid and cleaning stuff
Salt and pepper
Hot water bottle
Fire bowl (not for use on the decking)
Firelighters and some kindling
Basket of wood
Basic first aid kit
Meditation mat and cushions if coming by public transport - please ask in advance
Plain tea bags
Cider Vinegar (from our orchard)
Clothes washing facilities or washing powders
Body wash and shampoo (water waste goes into our soakaway - we ask you to bring non toxic products with you where possible)
We recommend bringing:
Slippers - the floor can get cold
Can be purchased from us:
Extra wood at £5 per sack, for indoor wood burner or outside fire bowl. We will stock the wagon up for your arrival for free.
We are Muditajina and Rosie, we have 2 young children, and live next door to Rosie’s parents. The wagon is situated on the edge of 11 acres of land, which we have stewarded for wildlife and biodiversity. We have a small flock of Jacobs sheep grazing the pasture. The wagon has been built from wood; cut and processed on site by Muditajina. Where possible we’ve used reclaimed and recycled materials in the build and finish. Among other things, we both work for Buddhafield Charity. Through the summer months we rent the Wagon out to holiday makers and walkers. We feel deeply nourished by the landscape, the wildlife and the quiet of this area.
Rosie & Muditajina
The rate is £250 per week or £36 a day. Discounts for longer stays and out of season stays (depending on availability) can be arranged. We ask for a deposit of 25% at the time of booking and full payment to be made a week before arrival. Deposits are non-refundable.
Please contact muditajina [at] gmail.com to discuss a booking
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