Six breaths of fresh airAuthentic Dining & Hospitality Experiences
Authentic Dining & Hospitality Experiences
on a hilltop farm overlooking The Cotswolds in Gloucestershire
2 hrs London 1 hr Birmingham & Bristol
1 July -31 August
8 weeks of family food, drink & soul experiences
Mondays English seafood paella swimming pool party
Tuesdays Family fun mocktail & cocktail classes
Wednesdays English wine, whisky and blindfold cheese tastings with guest producers
Mexican Thursdays Noel’s Seven Course Mexican Taster Menu
Fridays Campfire storytelling & sunset supper
Saturdays Noel’s Mexican Party Feast
Family Farm Sundays Noel Morales Mexican cookery class – English picnic party – Sunrise yoga & much more
Gloucestershire afternoon teas, provenance pizzas and platters served daily plus deli counter & shop
Bar open 12-11 daily
Dancing Tom Joins us as Vibe Manager
We are delighted Tom has joined us for the summer to manage and direct guest hospitality. He is passionate about great service, having traveled the world as a lead dancer for Take That, many West End shows, Rihanna. Mamma Mia the Movie, One Direction. X-Factor, Brit Awards, Lionel Richie and many more.
Guest Chef in Residence: Noel Morales
Prepare for the ultimate Mexican twists on English ingredients you will never have imagined! Chef and owner of Mexico’s acclaimed El Refugio Mezcaleria and co-author of The Native Mexican Kitchen
The essence of our being….
Our Six Breaths of Fresh Air
UNSTUFFY, FUN, FREEDOM TO BE
an immersive environment
knowLedgE, passion, pride & flair
Eclectic Food & Drink
TASTINGs & twists, championing farm ingredients, showcasing british wines, SPIRITS & CRAFT drinks
simple games, play & FOOD experiences to GROW MIND & MEMORIES
DISCOVER, APPRECIATE & engage in THE JOURNEYS OF YOUR FOOD & drink
Stay with us
Seasonal field camping commanding spectacular views across Gloucestershire. Informal and uncrowded. Limited motor vans and caravans permitted. Pets welcome
Choose our sought after Lapwing for a romantic break, Woodpecker with Fledgling (a retro caravan for your kids) for a family, or Curlew Camp for your own slice of Hill. All feature a 5 metre bell tent on the edge of our old orchard with their own space and vista. Book individually or as a collective.
Chose from our two celebration suites, both luxuriously appointed with hot tubs on temperature for arrival with heated gazebos, fire pits, seating and sound system. Pet friendly.
Bring together your friends and family for a tailored experience – camping, glamping, dining and partying together.
Share Our Journey
Since last year's Covid pop up, we have invested in the planning, infrastructure and facilities essential to delivering our vision.
TWO POOLS warmer than the summer sea
Our 32’x16’ swimming pool is admittedly no sea, but we keep it much warmer and is saltwater (we have installed a plant that creates its own chlorine using salt water - much more sustainable and better on the skin).
The pool is overlooked by a furnished elevated sun terrace commanding a broad vista of Gloucestershire countryside. It incorporates a 6 person hot tub and enjoys all day table service. Our Duckling Splash! features a 15' round heated outdoor saltwater pool.
If you are a sea swimmer, the best we can do is suggest freshwater swimming spots in the River Severn (a 10 minute walk away) or in lakes at Cirencester Water Park (40 mins) or some lesser known close to the Malvern Hills.
ALL WEATHER SUN TERRACE
Open daily from 8am until close of day. Casual dining and drinking eating with table service. Roofed with detachable panoramic side windows. Features a double faced log burner and Bose sound system for the evenings.
We can take all the work out for a group booking and cook up a feast for you in front of your own laid banqueting table.
Alternatively, we can hire this with its fridge pre-stocked with the best local ingredients for you to prepare, BBQ, cook or medley in our giant party paella.
PERRY POOL TERRACE
Games and all weather dining spaces for family fun and gatherings. Serviced by bar and kitchen, and availale for all.
Facing the Top Field with rear access into Cobney Bar and Mill Terrace. With fridge, freezer, double basin, preparation table, microwave and kettle. It also has charging points for appliances, phones and tablets.
Open from noon until 11pm daily
Our friendly team will proudly serve you from our outstanding range of artisan beers, ciders, spirits and wines and juices. and our own alcoholic and non alcoholic cocktails - all at very reasonable prices.
Dining positions scattered around trees and communal fire pits - lit and fed all evening. Patio heaters, flame throwers and artistic tree lighting and projections all add to a magical atmosphere of an evening.
FARM SHOP & DELI
Brimming with provenance and produce and open daily 9-5 Monday - Thursday, 9 - 7 on Fridays.
It is also open on Saturday and Sundays from 9-12.
There is a also a mini deli and ice cream freezer in the camp kitchen and plenty of essentials available from the bar from 9 until close.
THE MILL HOUSE
This elm beamed oak floored former cider mill now comes alive again for private dining and evening functions, tastings and events.
A cornerstone of our vibe is being non corporate. You may arrive as a guest - we wish you to leave as a friend.
We will take time to welcome and to know you.
We are thoroughly informal 🙂
Our wish is you depart not just as a friend but with a nourished mind, body and soul, inspired by your experiences here.
We will not always get it right. Like everyone, we are on a journey but we will do our best 🙂
Fire To Your Table!
Who wants to travel with a fire pit or BBQ? For campers we deliver a BBQ and a fire pit to your camp table for free!* for your stay, and supply a kindling & lighter starter kit and a daily wood top up service.
For those choosing to be our glamping guests we will even light, manage and restock your fires throughout your stay.
*subject to a £20 cleaning charge payable at end of stay.
Outdoor Friends & Family Play
We can lay out a farm croquet lawn; set you up to play badminton, football, cricket, boules or table tennis. Better still, on a hot day, we can even facilitate water pistol wars with your family or friends.
Equipment provision and set up is free, just subject to availability.
A Busy Craig
Craig, our incredibly soft Collie, looks forward to meeting everyone and adding to his list of chores (already including Protector of Hens; Minder of Ducks; and Food Litter Removals Expert).
His most cherished role, though, is as Children's Cricket Coach. This entails him dropping a tennis ball at the feet of the child and encouraging them to throw it as far as possible. Again, and again, and again.
We must credit him with this invention.
This is why we are afraid to tell him about the two baby Pygmy Goats arriving in mid July (pictured above with Mummy) as we feel we already know his answer - he will tell us he only has so many hours in the day and a lot of other children to work on.
We have many trusted partners and can arrange many activities for groups, although we are creating a series of fixtures - like Sunrise Sunday yoga, and will be adding these to our Experiences Calendar.
NO NO NO (and YUK! 10 reasons we are reinventing this meal this summer.
We have mown swathes while protecting other areas
engage, inspire, nourish, sustain
Explore the bounty of your surrounds
We ask all our guests to refrain from bringing on site their own drink or food so they may enjoy and participate fully in the experience.
Inspire your family’s wellbeing
Enjoy broadening your appreciation of real food, and its journey, from seed or birth.
We wish every child to have the freedom and opportunity to rediscover the simple joys, and wish every adult to revitalise their inner child.
Nourish your body & souls
Willow Hill provides an unconfined space free of brands and rules for mindfulness to flourish – renewing your commune with the essence of your environment, your relationships, your food and your values.
Simplify the supply chain
Allow us to share with you the (age old) benefits of:
- Home farm grown and reared produce
- Direct producer ingredient sourcing
- Seizing every advantage of seasonality
- Batch prepping and waste reduction by using every possible element of every ingredient and seasonal glut – pickling, saucing, souping, juicing, jamming, slawing, mincing, freezing and baking.
Our Farm Shop and Deli offers a whole range of seasonal fruit, vegetables and salads, meats, dairy, farm cheeses, bakery, slaws and farm made pickles and sauces. Cook up meals using the freshest and best seasonal ingredients, or enjoy from our menus.
Our kitchen creates affordable meals and snacks throughout the day and evening
The Cobney Bar is a showcase of artisan ciders, beers, lagers, spirits and juices for you to explore, at retail prices. Our cellar stocks a carefully selected range of what we believe to be exceptional English wines, from drinkable deep reds and whites to the best of English sparkle – all available by the bottle as well as the glass at unloaded prices.
From meat BBQ packs to our freshly dug carrots to local milk to a chilled drinks selection on ice for you. They will be waiting for you.
We aim to become 90% self sufficient in three years
Get Sust! Events
Reconnect to yourselves, your planet and your food. Get Sust! weekends and camping events are designed to provide exceptionally fun and (we hope) potentially life changing experiences for singles, couples and families.
Willow Hill Family
Please call us on 01242 222848 or email us to see how we can help!