...get your boots dirty
& your soul clean
WELCOME TO VOLTAIRE'S WOOD
an ancient woodland in the Cotswolds where you can...
A night in the woods
Sleep out with the deer & the owls
Five private camps spread across 120 acres of woodland, perfect for family holidays or a gathering of friends. Each camp has acres of private space to play and immerse yourself in nature. You won't see another soul... but will hear the owls.
Booking has just opened with early bird discounts.
Coppice for life
The wonders of hazel
We have a lot of hazel coppice in our woods. The wonderful thing about coppice is that it is naturally regenerative and a haven for wildlife.
It also makes great bean poles and stakes, great for your garden.
And because it is young, it is high in nutrients. When chipped, it is a perfect addition to soils and is a key ingredient in our ramial chipped wood. We also make regular woodchip.
Timber for artisans
Beautiful boards, custom cuts
We run a small-scale sawmill to produce milled wood: ash, sycamore, cherry & occasionally oak. The wood comes from trees felled when necessary for
woodland rejuvenation. We hope you find the best possible use for every piece from unique shelving to furniture projects. You are welcome to visit, see our sawmill in action and choose your own boards.
and the Bees
& the sycamore trees...
Our long-term mission is to increase the woodlands' biodiversity through low-impact forestry, reviving neglected coppice and habitat creation. Want to know more? Join one of our volunteer mornings. Just drop us an email and we will get back you.
Giver of light and heat
We produce top-quality hardwood logs on site. The wood come from "thinnings" within the woods, part of the natural cycle of keeping the woodland healthy. Our dry wood is seasoned to below 20% moisture - great for a long hot burn. We take great pride both in the quality of our wood and our customer service. We don't dump it on the driveway. We deliver it straight to your log store or garage and stack it free of charge.
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