Windhover is our four person living van. She has an atmosphere of real peace and tranquility and takes her name from the kestrel that we see regularly over the meadow. She has been lovingly made by local carpenter and eco builder, Alan Powley and includes a unique carved bed and beautiful stained glass window lights in the mollycroft roof, made by glass artist Clair Rice.

Windhover has a raised double bed with another double bed space underneath. There is plenty of space for either four adults or a family of two adults and two children. There is just about room for three small children if they are happy to all share the lower double bunk. She has a storage cabinet and worktop, plenty of shelving, a drop down table (made from an inlaid wooden headboard), seating and its own wood burning stove with oven and flat hob surface for boiling your kettle. A stable style door provides both privacy and a view out across the meadow.

The van is light and airy with lots of windows and the yellow roof lights give it a lovely warm glow when the sun shines through. At night Windhover is lit using solar power. We also provide a lantern and fairy lights. The solar panel next to the hut also provides power for two USB points.

Outside there is a sheltered seating area and a fire pit to star gaze around and enjoy some traditional outdoor campfire cooking.

As far as we can we have tried to be true to the living van’s past and the ethos of Ling’s Meadow and want to capture that feeling of simple living outdoors.

Windhover comes fully furnished with all the kit that you might need for your stay. We also include duvets (either two doubles or a double and two singles) and pillows. Linen and towel sets can be hired from us for a small fee if this would be easier than bringing your own.


We will provide

  • 2 double beds (top double with standard mattress and bottom double with folding mattresses)
  • duvets and pillows
  • extra blankets
  • fold down side table
  • storage cabinet with worktop
  • fairy lights and a lantern
  • fire pit with tripod and grill
  • wooden outdoor seating
  • basket of logs and kindling (wood can also be bought on site)
  • eco firelighters and matches
  • cooking utensils/kettle/cast iron and enamel pots and pans/teapot
  • chopping board
  • one pot wood fired rocket stove for cooking
  • cutlery and dishes
  • cool box with freezer blocks
  • water carrier
  • washing up bowl
  • selection of books and playing cards

You might also find it useful to bring a torch and a camping stove if you have a favourite one at home.

How much is it?

11th May – 26th July  and  3rd September – 30th September

Two night minimum booking (three over bank holiday weekend). No check-in on Saturdays or Sundays. Linen and towel sets are included for a 7 night stay. Sets can be hired for a fee of £5 per person per stay. Windhover sleeps four adults or two adults and two children.

2 nights3 nights4 nights5 nights6 nights7 nights8+ nights
Prices for 2018£180£225£270£315£360£400add £55 per night
Prices for 2019£200£245£290£335£380£420add £60 per night

(Dates for 2019 – 10th May – 25th July and 2nd September – 5th October)


27th July – 2nd September

Three nights from Friday to Monday, four nights from Monday to Friday or seven nights from Friday to Friday. Linen and towel sets are included for a 7 night stay. Sets can be hired for a fee of £5 per person per stay. windhover sleeps four adults or two adults and two children.

Friday to MondayMonday to FridayFriday to Friday
Prices for 2018£270£315£495
Prices for 2019£295£345£545

(Dates for 2019 – 26th July – 1st September)

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