Who We Are
We are a family headed by David and Susan Heritage who have involved their children and grandchildren in David’s concept.
Our son Rob is a designer/builder mainly responsible for doing the site and the pods, but with lots of help from other family members, mostly our daughter Jenn, a keen gardener without whom the Orchard would still be a jungle, and our grandson Jonny who has worked tirelessly on every aspect of the site and buildings.
Other invaluable help has come from Andy, responsible for the website and Bex for her help with the accounts.
Jenn and Bex are now in charge of the day-to-day running of the site.
We took over an ancient orchard and got planning permission to put no more than 16 wooden camping pods on the site. We have spent a year clearing the site of 40 years of unwanted scrub, shrub, ivy and nettles in order to rejuvenate the old apple trees and provide what we think is a lovely rural area to put our camping pods. We have moved literally tons of rocks and fallen trees.
All our buildings are designed and built by us so there has been alot of hard work involved, much more than we anticipated. We wanted a family business as we all have different talents so thought it would be good to unite them all in a common cause which will hopefully benefit each of us, but also the community we live in.
We aim to expand to other local villages/towns in the area to provide a network of small sites suitable for walkers and cyclists who may enjoy moving from one site to another, but that is for the future, right now we want to provide a friendly site where you feel welcome and happy to share in our vision of a small rural site, but on the doorstep of all the amenities you could wish for, and on the crossroads of interesting places to visit, either locally or slightly further afield.