Wetherdown

East Meon, Hampshire
Self-catering
+44 (0)1730 823549


This is one of our Sawday's Community Champions so come down to the Meon Valley and be (very gently) nudged towards a better way of living

Place

26 places

Sleeps

Sleeping from 2 – 5

Children welcome

The Experience

There’s a wonderfully happy and inclusive vibe here: staff, volunteers, guests, all getting on with the business of showing what good things happen when we make small changes – because they all add up. The main building is surrounded by 55 acres of gardens, mature trees, restored chalk grassland, a natural burial site and stunning views all the way to the Isle of Wight on a clear day. Buzzards, red kites, butterflies and at least 40 different species of moth will delight birdwatchers and botanists.

Stay in shared rooms in the house, book a single tent pitch, one in the main field, or opt for privacy in a beautiful and secluded yurt. Children can make friends and go free range safely, parents will enjoy a beer by the pizza oven, marshmallows can be toasted over a fire later.

There are courses to enrol on, chickens to visit, a good café and also a heavenly imp called Rachel who lights up the world and everyone she touches.

Wetherdown - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Learning more about sustainability, or a craft, or simply coming just to be in such a serene and happy place
  • Sitting around the fireside in the evenings watching the bats flit through the sky
  • Walking or cycling on the South Downs Way from the centre
Wetherdown - Gallery

You should know

  • WiFi isn't good and there are no TVs
  • It's not for gangs of fun-seekers. No loud noises are encouraged at night time
  • Dogs must be kept on a lead - and welcome only for campsite or the 4-person yurt bookings

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm-5pm (for yurts, 2pm-7pm; for tents, from 1pm)
Check out
9am-10am (for yurts and tents, by 11am)
Booking restrictions
Group bookings available: hostel can sleep up to 38 guests, over 13/14 rooms. Min stay for yurts: 2 nights at weekends. Tent pitches per night: £15 per adult, £7.50 per child < 18.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Dogs

Dogs welcome on campsite, £2 & in 4-person yurts, £10.

Meals
On-site café for breakfast, lunch and cakes. All veggie or vegan. Breakfast can be booked on +44 (0)1730 823755.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £15
Weekly price
from £105
1 Yurt for 2
From £801 bedroom
10 Camps for 4
From £151 bedroom
1 Family room for 5
From £681 bedroom
2 Twins
From £681 bedroom
2 Yurts for 4
From £1301 bedroom
10 Triples
From £581 bedroom

Accommodation

Reviews

There's a very special, quiet and sincere vibe here and everything has a story and a meaning. The Meon Valley has some utterly beautiful countryside to explore, and here at The Sustainability Centre, the team are an inspiration to local communities about eco-refurbishment.

Nicola, Sawday's Inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

The Meon Valley is stunning, so walkers and cyclists will be happy for hours. You can stroll to a pub for classics like fish and chips or head to Petersfield, six miles, for delis, coffee shops, a gallery, mainline rail station and a twice-weekly market. Old Winchester Hill, now a National Nature Reserve, has an Iron Age fort and Bronze Age barrows as well as rare orchids and butterflies.

Local points of interest from The Sustainability Centre

  • There are many beautiful walks and cycles to do from our doorstep as well as 52 acres of woodland to explore on site. We are ideally situated in the South Downs National Park and are right on the South Downs National Trail, giving direct access along sign-posted paths.
  • Within a 3 mile walking distance of the Lodge are Old Winchester Hill Nature Reserve, Butser Hill and Queen Elizabeth Country Park, East Meon historical village, Clanfield Village, 4 country pubs, and many footpaths and bridle ways with beautiful views of the Downs.
  • We are walking distance of Broadhalfpenny Down The Cradle of Cricket where there is the Bat & Ball Pub.
  • Close by is the The Meon Valley Disused Railway Line Walk.
  • LOCAL PUBS Bat & Ball (2 miles), Hyden Farm Lane, Waterlooville, Hampshire PO8 0UB.Rising Sun (2.3 miles), North Lane, Clanfield PO8 0RNIsaak Walton (2.7 miles), High Street, East Meon. GU32 1QA
  • LOCAL PUBS Ye Olde George (2.7 miles), Church Street, East Meon, GU32 1NHThomas Lord (4.6miles) The High Street, West Meon, Hampshire GU32 1LNThe George & Falcon (4.6 miles), Main Road, Warnford, SO32 3LB

Introducing

The Sustainability Centre

The Sustainability Centre is owned and operated by The Earthworks Trust, a charity who believe we can all make the decision to live in a way that's greener, happier and more just. The buildings and the land were once owned by HMS Mercury, HQ of the Royal Navy Signals School and Combined Signals School during the war. Christine, CEO, thinks they are still signalling, just a different message.