Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Five Reasons That We Love Winter Camping

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Five Reasons That We Love Winter Camping

Even for some more seasoned campers, the thought of going camping in the winter months can be quite daunting. However, here at The Camping Directory we love a winter camping trip, in fact in some ways it’s even more fun than camping in the summer months! So grab a cuppa & read on for our five favourite things about winter camping trips!


1. It’s Oh So Quiet

If you favour more tranquil campsites to action-packed holiday parks, then you’ll already love curling up in your sleeping bag & enjoying the peace & quiet. But in those summer months, it isn’t really quiet, is it? Whether it’s chirping birds, buzzing insects or rustling leaves, you hear all the sounds of the nature surrounding you! There’s none of that when you go winter camping, and the silence is oddly addictive!

2. Cosy Around the Campfire

Campfires are great whatever the season, and some would argue they’re a crucial part of any camping trip! We love them the most in the winter, when you can warm yourself up & toast some marshmallows as a little treat. The days are shorter at this time of year too, and sitting around with just the light of the fire & the stars in the sky is truly magical.


3. Sweet Dreams

We’ve all been on summer camping trips where we’ve woken up in a tent that feels like an oven! A good quality tent & a good quality sleeping bag will keep you cosy through the night, and the peaceful surroundings & dark skies will help you doze off. You’re much less likely to find yourself in a jam-packed campsite at this time of year too, so no noisy neighbours to keep you awake!


4. Bug-free Zone!

From midges to mosquitoes, during the warmer months you can’t go camping without packing a whole host of insect repellents! There’s no need to worry about that at this time of year, so you can sit back & relax without a citronella candle or fly swatter in sight.

5. Bragging Rights

It’s really quite simple, and it’s extremely relaxing, but winter camping still scares a lot of people! You’ll have immediate bragging rights over less experienced campers, and have some fabulous stories to tell about your adventures. You may even convince some friends to try it out with you, although if you want to keep it as a well-kept secret then we won’t blame you!


So what are you waiting for? Check out our website & find fabulous campsites all over the UK & Ireland, as well as all the supplies you need for a fabulous camping trip at any time of year!

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Friday, 15 February 2019

Hoe Grange Holidays, Brassington, Matlock, Derbyshire

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Hoe Grange Holidays, Brassington, Matlock, Derbyshire

Hoe Grange Holidays provides glamping accommodation on the outskirts of the beautiful village of Brassington. The site is ideally located for exploring Matlock, Derbyshire and the Peak District.

There are 2 glamping pods available. The timber pods are fully insulated and double glazed.

Facilities include:

Welcome pack - milk, bread and eggs.
Comfortable king size sofa bed, cotton bedlinen.
Cooking pots, pans, crockery and cutlery.
Induction hob and microwave.
Fridge with freezer space.
Kitchen sink.
Mp3 speakers.
Clothes hanging space.
En suite shower room.
Heated towel rail and bath towels.
Outdoor seating.
Firepit and BBQ.


The farm also has a range of extra treats available these include:

Hot tub.
Sauna.
Spa treatments.


This is an ideal base for walking, cycling, water sports, wildlife watching and horse riding. The area is also packed with attractions such as Chatsworth house, Mam Tor, Pennine Way and Haddon Hall.
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Morrells Wood Farm, Leighton, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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Morrells Wood Farm, Leighton, Shrewsbury, Shropshire 

The Morrells Wood Farm offers three bespoke retreats situated at Leighton and just a short drive from the historic Shropshire town of Shrewsbury. Our central location makes us the perfect base if a day or two exploring (or longer) is on the agenda, if not, then simply enjoy Mother Nature at its best whatever the season.

Our three bespoke hand made, timber-built, fully insulated "Retreats" are a truly unique holiday experience. The "Retreats" contain all you need for a peaceful night’s sleep, including an iron framed double bed, kitchen, comfy seating, a TV and wood burning stove, which helps create a romantic atmosphere on chilly nights.

Shepherds Hut - Just a few yards away are the rest of the self catering facilities housed in a section of the barn which has been converted, to include a fitted kitchen with a dining area and a modern shower room.

Shepherds Rest - The Rest interior includes the iron framed double bed at one end and the kitchen facilities at the other, with a shared modern shower room in the ‘converted pig sty’ just a short distance, approximately 20 yards away, in the picturesque farm garden.

Shepherds Retreat - The Retreat interior includes the iron framed double bed at one end and the kitchen facilities at the other, with a shared modern shower room in the ‘converted pig sty’ just a short distance, approximately 50 yards away, in the picturesque farm garden.
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Outney Meadow Caravan Park, Bungay, Beccles, Suffolk

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Outney Meadow Caravan Park, Bungay, Beccles, Suffolk

Outney Meadow Caravan Park offers camping and caravanning facilities located on the outskirts of the town of Bungay near Beccles in Suffolk. The caravan park is an ideal base for those who want to explore East Anglia's coast and towns.

The caravan park is set in eight acres of ground offering forty five pitches, some with hookups. The caravan park has a dog walking area and a river frontage where guests can fish as well as a storage area where you can leave your caravan or trailer tent until your next visit.

Outney Meadow Caravan Park has its own river front where guests can hire canoes and get close to the wildlife that includes butterflies, swans, ducks, fish and dragonflies.

As well as being able to hire a canoe you can also bring your own bike as we have a cycle trail. There are many little villages that you can cycle to as well as ancient churches to explore and tea rooms to enjoy.

The local town boasts many interesting shops including antiques, art, books, boutique clothes, craft goods, delicatessen foods, gifts and leather goods plus pubs and places to eat.
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Thursday, 14 February 2019

Pods at Broadway, Broadway, Laugharne, Carmarthenshire

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Pods at Broadway, Broadway, Laugharne, Carmarthenshire

Pods at Broadway offers glorious glamping accommodation in Broadway near Laugharne. Located in a beautiful part of Carmarthenshire, we are perfect for an idyllic breakaway.

We are based in the beautiful grounds of a family country house. The glamping pods offer that added bit of luxury compared to a traditional camping experience. Each pod sleeps up to 4 people and comes with a range of superb facilities:

Bathroom with shower unit.
Kitchen area with a double electric hob, microwave, mini-fridge, basic utensils, cups/glasses, bowls/plates/cutlery, kettle and a toaster.
Heating.
TV and free Wi-Fi.
Power supply.
Comfy double bed (bedding supplied).
Bed settee for 2 (bedding can be hired for an additional £15 for the sofa bed).
Decking area.


We also supply added extras for a truly special experience. You can book one of our 2 pods which come with a hot tub on the decking. The perfect place to relax with a glass of wine on a warm summer’s day. Additional extras for an additional cost include breakfast boxes, BBQ boxes, afternoon tea for two and Prosecco and strawberries.
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Siabod Huts, Llanrwst, Conwy

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Siabod Huts, Llanrwst, Conwy

Siabod Huts offer glorious glamping accommodation in Llanrwst, Conwy. Situated in a tranquil location, we boast stunning views over Moel Siabod and the Snowdonia mountain range.

Our newly built shepherd huts are on lush farmland, ideal for a peaceful break away. Each hut sleeps up to 2 people but we can provide a put-me-up bed or cot. Shepherd Hut 1 comes with a double bed which can be made into a sofa. All bed linen and towels are provided. There is also a foldaway table and chairs and a wood burner to keep you warm and toasty. Shepherd hut 2 has a kitchenette/full size shower and separate toilet and sink. A fire pit/BBQ is supplied. A shower is outside the huts.

We now have a pod available. Combined with a hut we can accommodate either a family of 4 or 2 couples. The pod comes with a comfy sofa which can be turned into a bed. For families, we have 2 futon beds for children.

Breakfast can be delivered to your hut or we can supply you with a breakfast pack for an additional cost.
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Oak View Caravan Park, Detling, Maidstone, Kent

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Oak View Caravan Park, Detling, Maidstone, Kent

Oak View Caravan Park is located high on Kent's North Downs, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The caravan park is perfect for families and is surrounded by picturesque woodlands just outside of Detling, near Maidstone. Our caravan park is a great base for exploring this lovely corner of the south of England.

Visitors to our caravan park can enjoy our grassy, level site which has a choice of sunny spots or caravan pitches under leafy shade. On-site facilities include electric hook up, waste disposal points and brand new toilet and shower facilities. Caravanners also have access to an onsite laundrette and a shop that sells everyday essentials, including fresh bread and other baked goods that are baked onsite each morning. Fire pits are also available to hire.

Our beautiful caravan site is only a ten minute drive to the county town of Maidstone and an excellent base to explore the whole of the 'Garden of England'. Nearby is the Pilgrims Way where you can follow in the footsteps of pilgrims as you journey through inspirational countryside on the North Downs Way National Trail. Steeped in history, this 153 mile route offers spectacular views and peaceful landscapes along the North Downs in Surrey and Kent.
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