“A beautiful site for powerful work”
Available to hire throughout the year, Hazel Hill Wood is a truly unique facility that allows groups the peace and tranquility of a magical 70 acre woodland and the comfort and convenience of indoor facilities. The sustainable, off-grid, eco buildings at Hazel Hill Wood offer visitors heated accommodation throughout the year, all powered by wood burning stoves fed from our own wood.
Visitors are able to utilise the impressive facilities on offer; two large group meeting spaces, fully equipped catering kitchen, loft ‘chill out’ space, sauna, hot tub, traditional round house and fire circles. Accommodation consists of a mixture of bedrooms and dormitory style sleeping areas and all have access to toilets and shower facilities.
We have everything to suit the needs of school or youth groups, individuals and families, private businesses and organisations looking for a unique space to hold events. All the buildings at the wood have electricity from photo-voltaic systems, running water from a ground water capture system and heating powered by wood burning stoves. Our facilities allow you to be immersed in nature while still having the simple comforts of modern life.
The following facilities are available to use at Hazel Hill Wood:
- Group sleeping areas with separate leader/teacher rooms in the same building.
- Family and individual rooms with ensuite bathrooms.
- Showers and toilets in the form of our composting loos.
- Large kitchen.
- Outdoor pizza oven.
- Group dining area to seat 30.
- Group meeting rooms.
- Drying rooms.
- Covered outdoor seating areas.
- Round Oak table to seat 30.
- Wood fired hot tub
- Outdoor fire circles.
The Oak House
The Oak House is the main indoor gathering place, graceful and comfortable: fully insulated and heated. It can accommodate 13 using the permanent sleeping areas and a further 8 by utilising the group room as a sleeping space.
It includes a large internal dining area with views out into the wood. A spectacular 21′ x 21′ group room with access onto two verandas. A fully equipped, spacious kitchen, with a 6-burner range size propane gas cooker, a small gas fridge, storage cupboards, twin sinks and crockery and utensils.
Upstairs there is a chill out space with futons and bean bags that convert to 5 single beds and two separate sleeping snugs. Downstairs is a large group leaders’ bedroom with a double bed and single bed. A separate double bedroom, 2 shower rooms and an indoor composting loo.
The Oak House is heated by wood-burning stove and a back boiler system delivers heat to bedrooms so the space is suitable even in the winter months. There is everything you need for a comfortable stay in the wood, just bring bedding.
The first accommodation building to be built at the wood it is heated by a purpose built wood burning stove that also heats a sauna. In addition to the sauna the ground floor has a shower room with hand basins, and a bedroom that can accommodate two. There is additional accommodations space for four in two upstairs sleeping lofts. You can lie in bed looking out across the canopy of trees.
The Forest Ark is tucked away just 200 meters from the Oak House. This building is best described as growing out of the wood and you can see much of the woods influence in the bespoke finishes inside.
The Ark can accommodate up to 6 people and includes a Wheelchair accessible main double bedroom with an en suite bathroom. A second double bedroom with access to an additional bathroom. The large open plan living area hosts sofas, dining area and a spacious kitchen. The living area can also accommodate 2 more through the use of the sofa beds.
Floor to ceiling windows open out onto a wrap around covered veranda with a BBQ for alfresco dining.
The Ark is the only building in the wood with a plug socket!
This is a large, covered circular space, diameter 27′ (8.2m), which was completely rebuilt in 2012 with a vaulted roof and no central support pillar. The new entrance takes the spirit of the building deeper into the Wood. With an earth floor, it has a stone fireplace/altar, and is well suited to dancing, rituals and other group sessions. The Roundhouse can also be used for undercover sleeping.
The tub is a favourite with users. Capacity 9 seated or more if you dare! Set in a glade just away from the Oak house, its magical location is perfect for winding down in the evening, staring at the stars above you.
At the heart of the wood is a seven acre area of mature beech and scots pine, which provides a beautiful, sheltered and well-drained setting for the main camping area and camp circle. This area is only a few minutes’ walk from the covered facilities. There are several other areas suitable for camp circles: normally bookings are limited to 25 people, but occasional larger camping groups can be accommodated.