Wetherdown Lodge and Campsite, The Sustainability Centre, Droxford Road, East Meon, Hampshire, GU32 1HR
Call Dan on 01730 823549
OverviewAn award winning example of eco-renovation and part of The Sustainability Centre which promotes environmental awareness and low impact living in the heart of the South Downs National Park. Wetherdown Lodge is right on the South Downs Way National Trail and ideal for walkers, cyclists, business away-days and family get-togethers. The Lodge has a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, a communal area, comfortable bedrooms with linen & towels provided, and shared bathrooms/toilets. A 'help yourself' breakfast is included. The centre has large grounds with woodland trails and a café open every day. The campsite has tipis and yurts, secluded woodland pitches and solar showers, offering a peaceful real camping experience. Within 2 miles there are country pubs, local shops and take-aways/deliveries.
Beds & Rooms:38: 10 x 3, 4 x 2
Open:Hostel and campsite open all year. Yurts closed from Nov to April
Price per night:See sustainability-centre website.
Booking:Book online via our website. Groups book by telephone or email.
Directions:GR 676 189. From A3 take Clanfield turn (brown sign). Turn right after Rising Sun in Clanfield. At top of hill, turn left signed Droxford.
Public Transport:Trains at Petersfield, 6 miles (£20-25 by taxi). 38 bus to Clanfield, 67 to East Meon, 41 bus to Clanfield from Portsmouth Harbour .
Walks:Long Distance Walks
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Sponsor a Room in the Eco Lodge
April 30th 2021
We are in the final stages of our eco retrofit of the South Downs Eco Lodge and we are inviting you, our wonderful supporters, to help dress and equip the new rooms, with many levels of sponsorship to match any budget. When finished the new wing will provide a further eleven new B & B rooms. All will be en suite with double rooms, twin rooms, triple and a family room.
Each room is themed with a native tree from our woodland. Using sustainability principals we are choosing or making art and furnishings from natural, sustainable or recycled resources, which makes each room unique.
Your sponsorship will be used for a range of projects and purchases. You can express a preference for a room to contribute to or sponsor. If you donate £2000 then you will become the sole sponsor of a room of your choice. No matter how large or small we would love to hear from individuals, businesses or organisations.
Campsite and Beach Cafe open on the South Downs
July 30th 2020
Our Campsite is open at weekends in July, expanding to week day camping in August. Our campsite is adapted to the new social distancing and safety requirements set out by the UK government. Our Beach Cafe is open Friday-Sunday 10am-4pm.
Wetherdown Lodge in the heart of the South Downs National Park, a Green Tourism Gold Award winning eco-renovation
August 16th 2019
Whether as a stop-over for those walking the South Downs Way or a venue for families and friends reunions, the Lodge offers simple but comfortable accommodation.
Wetherdown Lodge, once the home of Royal Navy trainees, has been completely renovated and is now model in how to use less energy and cut carbon emissions. The heating and hot water is provided by a biomass boiler, which uses locally sourced wood, whilst the warmth is retained by wool fleece insulation. It has triple glazed windows, solar roof tiles and natural maromoleum flooring.
Wetherdown Lodge is part of the Sustainability Centre which provides courses and events about environmental awareness and low impact living.