Practical Information

You can find practical information on the safari kitchen and bathroom facilities and what to bring on this page.

Safari Kitchen

Each yurt has its own safari kitchen

All-weather safari kitchens have a canvas canopy spread through the trees and are ideal in inclement weather as you can move your fire bowl underneath cover.  So, whether you’re cooking on gas or cooking over embers – you’re covered!  There is running cold water for drinking and each has a 2-burner gas hob. Do bring a cool box though. There is crockery, cutlery and loads of cooking implements for both cooking on embers or the hob.  And the verandah kitchen at the cabin also has hot running water.

Also on site are various bbq options such as the Weber bbq, a BonFire tripod with hanging pot, and also the simple cooking-stair (essentially an iron step you place over the bonfire to heat food). We use Kadai Indian fire bowls on which you can cook or just use for warmth.

Another source of boiling water is by Storm Kettle for boiling water (see video for directions). A good cheat is to use tongs to grab some embers from your bonfire to kick-start the process. There is also a standard stove-top kettle to place on the gas hob – but that generally takes longer!

We provide wood for the fire bowls. And kindling is all around – please use what you gather. We don’t provide charcoal, so please bring your own. Bring firelighters and disposable plastic lighters. If you would like more chopped wood for your (inside) wood-burner it’s £12 a trug.

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Inventory

  • crockery – plates, side plates and cereal/soup bowls
  • forks, soup spoons and teaspoons, steak knives
  • washing up liquid and brush/sponge
  • glass tumblers
  • crockery mugs
  • wooden spoons
  • tongs and iron skewers for kebabs
  • cutting board
  • sharp knife for vegetables + bread knife
  • kettle for camp stove/wood burner (each yurt)
  • cast iron frying pans
  • saucepans
  • corkscrew and tin opener
  • storm kettles for each yurt
  • fire bowl with grill. Campfire wood provided.
  • dutch ovens which sit in embers to boil up a stew
  • tripod roasting systems

Bathing

Wash facilities in the woods or wet room by the farm, you choose!

WoodlandShower

There is a gas hot water shower in the woods. There’s no roof so you shower, shave or rinse off your feet all under the canopy of leafy trees. Coppicer’s has its own woodland shower…and its own compost privy.

SlipperBath

If you are staying in Willow there is the bath yurt en suite to your yurt. Willow is perfect for honeymooners and couples with tiny children or babies. The bath has hot running water! It’s not wood-fired so anyone can operate this bath with no bother at all.

WetRoom

The wet room is located by the farm entrance behind the car park. There’s a code on the door to enter. In fact, there are two flushing toilets here. The wet room pictured also has a wall-mounted hair dryer.

privy-loo-view

The basics:
We have three privies on site, one of which is private to Coppicer’s. There IS a loo seat! There is loo roll on a rustic loo holder. There are a door and a lock. And open windows. And a roof. There is also saw-dust with a scoop – to complete the composting. There is no running water or flush. The privy is known as a dry privy or compost toilet. There are no chemicals used. It’s a good idea to bring antiseptic hand wash as soap is useless with no water!

The masterclass:
Guests are encouraged to wee in the great outdoors as wet waste in a dry compost privy can slow the composting process. To speed the composting process tip the cold ashes from your wood burner or bbq down the privy.