There is nothing better than waking up in the midst of the lovely Wakelyns Agroforestry alleys. When they are in season you could literally lean out of the window to fresh pick your breakfast apples, cherries, plums or pears, straight from the trees! And if you’re lucky you’ll see deer, hares, badgers, turtle doves and other wildlife right around your pod.
Within our Ley Alleys we have 6 pods for people who want to come and spend time enjoying the pleasures of Wakelyns while taking part in courses, events or other activities on site.
Each is configured with double bed bunks (allowing for 2 guests and lots of storage, or 4 guests) with lovely “Eve” mattresses. And plenty of insulation and heating makes them cosey in all weathers. All the pods have electricity (with plenty of 13A sockets), basin with hot and cold water, a mini-fridge and an en-suite toilet.
We designed and built the pods so that they would be located in those alleys which, in any particular year, are not being used for crops – the one which are ‘ley’ within the organic rotation. So the pods move each year with the organic rotation and, even within the year, they move within those alleys. That way they do not impact on our farming at all – they are completely additive to the farming. We have not turned farmland into ‘glamping’ or anything like that. We are making better use of the land.
Bookings are priced by the day or at a discounted rate for a 7 day week.
During school holidays each pod is £80 per night
Out of school holidays April-September is £70 per night
Out of school holidays October-March is £60 per night
Significant further discounts are also available for NGOs and similar groups wishing to hold their internal events at Wakelyns out of school holidays. If you have any questions, or want to ask about NGO or weekly rates, please email us
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.How we built the pods
During 2020, with help from Jeremy and Pedro we built a prototype pod (black), then a first production pod (yellow), then four more (purple, grey, blue, green).
As you can see, each is fully insulated and weatherproof. Built on a 3.6m X 2.4m footprint, they stand on stilts which allows us (using the special hydraulic trailer built here by Paul and Mark) easily to move them around behind a tractor.
The pods live in the agroforestry alleys between tree lines 38-56, moving around in whichever alleys are in ‘organic ley’ in any given year so that they do not impact at all on our farming. The easily mobility means that we can configure them on a solo basis, or group them for family or friendship groups who want to be together.