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    You'll need...

    We know you’ll be very comfortable and cosy at Raydale Barn, but here are a few items that you’ll need to bring with you… as it's a camping barn.


    A sleeping bag per person or duvet and a camping mat. The camping mat is purely optional, but some people like to use them on top of the sleeping platforms, these are like solid mattresses, so if you like it squishy underneath you may want to bring more padding.


    Towels, we have hot showers so if you'll need your towel.


    Regular toiletries such as shampoo, but we do provide hand wash in the bathrooms and kitchen


    Torch or headtorch – there’s minimal lighting in the barn, we find it handy to carry a torch when you pop to the loo or are getting into bed.


    Matches. There’s a lighter in the barn, and matches, but bring your own too, just to be on the safe side, you'll want to light the log burner, stove, fire pit or BBQ.


    Food & drinks. The tap water is safe to drink, but you may fancy something a little stronger!


    Indoor shoes – we like muddy, wet boots, wellies and shoes to stay in the porch area of the barn – we always find it handy to bring along an old pair or slippers or trainers for the bedrooms and living spaces


    A hot water bottle. If you stay at a cold time of year this is a useful luxury.


    A camera. You won’t want to miss snapping those stunning views!


    An OS map of the area, vital for all those micro adventures that you have planned


    Here’s a list of stuff that you most definitely won’t need to bring

    Phone charger (in fact go the whole hog, leave your actual phone behind)

    Hairdryer and straighteners

    TV guide

    Tablet or device

    Microwavable dinners


    I hope you get the picture. There's no electricity at the barn. You are off grid; however the cooking and hot water facilities are powered by gas. Also the log burner and fire pit can warm you up, so make sure you've ordered enough wood.


    Download this as a PDF, it includes the map of how to get to the barn.

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