Friday 14 June 2024

Tucker's Grave Inn & Campsite, Faulkland, Radstock, Bath

Tucker's Grave Inn & Campsite, Faulkland, Radstock, Bath    

Tucker's Grave Inn & Campsite in Faulkland provides a delightful camping experience for families. Located near Bath, this campsite offers an ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

Set in a stunning countryside location, Tucker's Grave Inn & Campsite is perfect for city dwellers seeking a rural retreat. The site features 60 pitches accommodating campers, tourers, and motorhomes, with available toilet facilities.

Guests can enjoy a luxurious shower and toilet block, equipped with underfloor heating to ensure warmth even on the chilliest days, adding a touch of comfort to their stay.

Most weekends, the campsite hosts live entertainment, including barn events where guests can dance the night away. Additionally, there is a fantastic skittle alley, providing an exciting venue for demonstrating skills and enjoying friendly competition.

Onsite, the historic inn, a 200-year-old cider house, is one of only six remaining in the country and is listed on the National Inventory of Historic Interiors. Retaining much of its original character since WWI, the inn serves a variety of real ales and ciders, including Butcombe Original and Thatcher’s Cheddar Valley.

The inn's rustic interior features original Georgian wood panelling, stripped-back wooden floors, a working Victorian fireplace, settles, pews, and large wooden tables. It’s an excellent place for socializing over a pint or two. In the summer, guests can relax in the beer garden, which offers stunning countryside views. The barn, overlooking part of the camping field, frequently hosts live music and events.

The site also boasts a café housed in a former milking parlour, where guests can enjoy a caffeine fix, indulge in sweet treats, or savour comfort food.

The local area offers excellent cycling and walking routes, including the Colliers Way, part of Route 24 of the National Cycle Network. This route follows the old Somerset & Dorset Railway line and the former Great Western line, providing scenic and historic paths for exploration.
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Trentfield Farm, Church Laneham, Retford, Nottinghamshire

Trentfield Farm, Church Laneham, Retford, Nottinghamshire

Trentfield Farm in Church Laneham offers a serene caravan and camping site on the banks of the River Trent, ideal for a relaxing holiday in Nottinghamshire. Conveniently located, it is a short drive from popular attractions such as Sherwood Forest, Clumber Park, and Sundown Adventureland.

The site accommodates tents, caravans, motorhomes, and VW campers, with flat-level grass pitches available. Visitors can opt for electric hook-up and 4-way pitches suitable for groups. While BBQs are welcome, campfires and fire pits are not permitted.

The park boasts a range of facilities, including a modern amenity block and private family washrooms. Guests can take advantage of the recycling facility, a large washing-up area, and laundry amenities with a washing machine and tumble dryer. Additionally, a vending machine provides essentials like milk.

Trentfield Farm serves as an excellent base for exploring the local area. Two pubs are within walking distance: The Ferry Boat Inn, a 10-minute walk along the towpath, and The Bee’s Knees in the village, known for its award-winning ales and extensive gin library. Both establishments offer delicious food.

The surrounding area features numerous walking paths, including river walks and cross-country/field footpaths. Visitors can also explore Doddington Hall, a Georgian property with a walled garden, gatehouse, and family church.
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Tuesday 11 June 2024

Wenningdale Escapes, High Bentham, Lancaster, North Yorkshire

Wenningdale Escapes, High Bentham, Lancaster, North Yorkshire 

The luxurious bespoke pods at Wenningdale Escapes, handcrafted onsite, provide a stylish glamping experience with breathtaking views over Bentham Golf Course and Ingleborough, one of the Yorkshire Three Peaks. These pods blend the essence of camping with modern conveniences, ensuring guests enjoy their stay with minimal fuss.

Each pod is furnished with a variety of amenities:

- Kitchenette: Equipped with a microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster, sink, and food preparation area. Essential tools like a bottle opener, corkscrew, and can opener are included, along with cutlery and crockery.
- Dining Area: Inside, there's a compact table with dining chairs, and an outdoor table and chairs for dining al fresco when weather permits.
- Sleeping Area: Features a fixed double bed and a double sofa bed, complete with all necessary bed linen.
- En Suite Bathroom: Includes a shower, toilet, and basin, with towels and complimentary toiletries provided.
- Connectivity and Entertainment: Each pod comes with a 32” wall-mounted TV with Freeview, and Wi-Fi access is available.
- Heating and Electricity: Electric heating is adjustable, and ample electric sockets, including USB ports, are provided throughout the pod.
- Outdoor Space: Each pod has a patio with outdoor furniture, perfect for enjoying the scenery or a BBQ (note: BBQs are not provided but disposables can be purchased locally).

Three of the pods are pet-friendly, accommodating either one large dog or two small dogs. Parking is conveniently located a short walk from the pods, with guests allowed to drive up for unloading.

The glamping experience is designed to be as hassle-free as possible, with all essentials provided. This includes bedding, towels, and kitchen essentials. While the kitchen facilities are basic, the village of High Bentham is just a ten-minute walk away, offering various dining options and shops.

For those planning a special occasion, arrangements can be made for hampers, bouquets, or even champagne and chocolates. Picnic hampers are also available with 24 hours' notice.

The park can accommodate larger groups, with space for up to 10 people in the pods or 30 across the entire park. Those interested in booking for groups should contact for pricing and arrangements.
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Looe Country Park, Looe, Cornwall

Looe Country Park, Looe, Cornwall

Looe Country Park in Cornwall offers five-star camping, touring, and glamping facilities, ideal for those seeking a relaxing and tranquil getaway. Open year-round, the park is a haven of peace and quiet without the distraction of noisy clubhouses or bars, focusing solely on providing the necessary facilities for a comfortable stay.

The park features 30 spacious, individually marked pitches, all conveniently located near water points with ample electric hook-ups; some even include water, drainage, and electric directly on the pitch. Caravans, motorhomes, and tents are strategically placed around the perimeter of the two touring areas, ensuring easy access and privacy. Pitches are pre-allocated upon booking to maintain privacy and offer unspoilt views for every guest.

Dedicated to maintaining a quality experience over quantity, Looe Country Park ensures that it never becomes overcrowded. Facilities include a heated toilet and shower block equipped with free hand soap, hair dryers, and shaving points. Additionally, there is a fully equipped laundry room featuring a coin-operated washer and dryer, along with an iron and ironing board.

The park also houses five immaculately maintained caravan holiday homes, each offering spectacular views of the park’s grassy areas and the surrounding countryside. These 4-6 berth homes provide spotlessly clean accommodations with open-plan living and dining areas, complete with a gas fire, TV, and Freeview. The kitchens are fully equipped with a fridge, microwave, and a full oven and hob. Bedrooms feature a double and a twin setup, and the units include a shower room with a toilet and wash basin. Outside, a delightful decking area with a table and chairs makes for perfect al fresco dining, available for both weekly hire and short breaks.

Additionally, two luxury camping pods are available for hire, each boasting its own decked area, TV, and heating.

The park offers breathtaking views, stretching from the Cornish Alps in the west to Dartmoor and Exmoor in the east, providing a spectacular backdrop for enjoying the area’s stunning sunsets.

An onsite shop caters to basic needs, selling essentials, groceries, camping equipment, and gas. Wi-Fi is also available throughout the site.

Looe Country Park is specifically tailored for those seeking a peaceful holiday, as it does not accommodate bookings from large single-gender groups, ensuring a serene environment for all guests.
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Ranch Caravan Park, Honeybourne, Evesham, Worcestershire

Ranch Caravan Park, Honeybourne, Evesham, Worcestershire

Ranch Caravan Park, located in Honeybourne near Eson, offers touring facilities within its award-winning park in Worcestershire. Spread over 130 acres of beautiful grounds, the park provides an ideal retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

The park features a spacious touring area that can accommodate up to 120 caravan/motorhome pitches. The landscaped grounds are adorned with attractive trees, shrubs, and hedges. Visitors have the choice of grass or hardstanding pitches, all equipped with electric hook-ups, while multi-service pitches also include mains water, sewerage, and satellite TV connections. Amenities within the touring area include a modern toilet and shower block with a laundry area, a chemical disposal point, and a motorhome service point.

Additionally, Ranch Caravan Park houses four holiday homes, each designed to meet all the necessary comforts. The homes—The Cotswold, The Avon, The Vale, and The Stratford—are well equipped with kitchens featuring excellent appliances. The Cotswold, The Avon, and The Vale include a double bedroom, a twin bedroom, and a sofa bed in the lounge, along with a bathroom equipped with a shower, toilet, and basin. The master bedroom in these homes benefits from an en-suite toilet. They also feature doors that open onto private balconies. The Stratford adds a third bedroom with two single beds and an additional separate toilet.

The caravan park is equipped with numerous facilities to enhance guest experiences. These include children’s playgrounds, an indoor games room, a park shop stocked with groceries, soft drinks, and caravan accessories, and a clubhouse offering home-cooked meals and a licensed bar. Wi-Fi hotspots, a health and fitness suite overlooking an outdoor swimming pool, high-quality Technogym equipment, and a sauna are available for a small additional cost.

For family days out, the park is conveniently located near a variety of attractions, including National Trust properties, historic houses, gardens, wildlife parks, and the internationally renowned Warwick Castle.
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Little Seed Field, Grantley, Ripon, North Yorkshire

Little Seed Field, Grantley, Ripon, North Yorkshire

Little Seed Field offers exquisite glamping accommodations near Ripon, nestled in an idyllic countryside location in North Yorkshire, perfect for a serene country retreat.

The site boasts a selection of octagonal Finman log cabins, positioned on a picturesque working farm. These cabins are strategically placed among boulders, trees, and rushes to maximize the beauty of their surroundings. Each cabin provides breathtaking views of the Nidderdale Valley.

Equipped with comfortable memory foam beds, the cabins ensure a restful sleep. They are furnished with feather duvets and memory foam pillows, and guests are invited to bring their own duvets or sleeping bags for use on the additional bunk beds.

Two of the cabins feature en suite facilities, while the others share amenities located in a central amenity building. This facility includes a small kitchenette equipped with source water, a toaster, microwave, kettle, and a wash-up area.

For an additional fee, guests can enjoy breakfast baskets, BBQ packs, and picnic hampers, with details available upon inquiry.

The region is a sanctuary for nature enthusiasts, offering an abundance of picturesque walking and cycling paths. The site is part of the 'Mosaic Trail' through Dallowgill and close to 'Hack Fall', just a five-minute drive away. The local village boasts a delightful pub and an excellent curry house, enhancing the rural experience.
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Riverview Holiday Park, Mangerton, Newcastleton, Scottish Borders

Riverview Holiday Park, Mangerton, Newcastleton, Scottish Borders

Experience the charm of rural riverside tranquillity in the Scottish Borders at Riverview Holiday Park. Choose from a range of accommodation including glamping pods, glamping pods with private hot tubs, or luxury holiday lodges.

Glamping Hot Tub Pods
Spend your evenings under star-encrusted skies beside a glowing fire pit in our glamping pods. These pods are fully equipped with a double bed, sofa bed, kitchenette and shower room. The outdoor area features a BBQ, firepit and hot tub, perfect for relaxing and recharging this summer.

Tree Top Tiny House
Enjoy the basics of home in our modern shabby chic "tiny house." This compact accommodation includes a fully equipped kitchen, modern lounge, attic sleeping area and shower room. It’s an ideal base for exploring the beautiful Scottish Borders.

Sandringham Glamping Pod
Indulge in glamorous glamping with a super stylish interior and a private hot tub with countryside views. The Sandringham offers ingeniously compact living, modern style and enviable luxury, capable of comfortably sleeping six people with a clever raised bunk area. The outdoor decking includes a hot tub and seating.

Avantgarde Lodge
Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding hills from your private holiday lodge in the Scottish Borders. The Avantgarde Lodge features one double room, one twin room, a family shower room and a modern open-plan kitchen/dining/living area. French doors lead onto the decking, where you can soak in the beautiful, peaceful surroundings.

Whitchester S-Pod 4
This innovative, self-contained unit redefines holiday accommodation. The S-Pod 4 is strong, well-insulated, and packed with everything you need for a comfortable break. It includes a kitchenette, washroom and space for up to four people to live and sleep comfortably.

The Scottish Borders are filled with wonderful attractions to explore, making Riverview Holiday Park the perfect destination for your next getaway. 

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Newbridge Country Park, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

Newbridge Country Park, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

Set amidst acres of serene countryside in the charming Dumfries and Galloway region, near the town of Dumfries with its various amenities, Newbridge Country Park provides an idyllic setting for a night or two of camping. It is ideally positioned, hidden against a backdrop of rolling Scottish hills, yet conveniently close to the main A74 road linking Carlisle and Glasgow.

Within an hour's drive, visitors can reach either of Scotland's two largest cities. They can spend a day in the bustling city of Glasgow, enjoying its plentiful shopping and dining options, or venture to historic Edinburgh to wander its winding, cobbled streets and explore numerous attractions.

The park offers a peaceful holiday environment with stunning countryside immediately accessible, on-site fishing, and a variety of local attractions nearby. 

Newbridge Country Park extends a warm welcome to all types of tourer vehicles, including camper vans, motor homes, caravans, and trailer tents, which can be accommodated on hard-standing, level pitches. Facilities include a dog walking field for off-leash exercise, dedicated washrooms free for all tourers, drinking water, EHU pitches, complimentary Wi-Fi, easy access to surrounding natural beauty, a nearby bus stop, waste disposal services, and secure gating.

Dumfries & Galloway, often considered one of Scotland's best-kept secrets, offers a tranquil escape with almost limitless scenic countryside. This lush, green region, rich in agriculture and forestry, is home to wildlife such as red deer, red kites, red squirrels, and otters, making it a perfect destination for those looking to explore rural Scotland away from the tourist crowds.
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