Wednesday 17 July 2024

Craighead Howfs, Braco, Dunblane, Perthshire

Craighead Howfs, Braco, Dunblane, Perthshire 

Craighead Howfs offers unique glamping accommodation in Braco near Dunblane, Perthshire, set in a stunning countryside location perfect for an unforgettable holiday. This site, situated on a working farm, provides spectacular countryside views throughout.

Wee Howf: This secluded and peaceful cabin is ideal for a romantic getaway. The beautifully furnished cabin boasts glorious views of the Lochan and surrounding countryside. It is fully insulated and features a log-burning stove and candlelight. Inside, there is a double bed with quality bed linen. A private shower, compost toilet, and wash hand basin can be found in Wash Howf. Additional facilities include a twin-ring gas hob, and outside, there is an open fire and BBQ, perfect for relaxing and savouring the wonderful views.

Summer Howf: This charmingly renovated summer house is located in the delightful country garden. It comes with electricity and is furnished in a camping/garden style. The house, in a private position alongside the duck pond, sleeps up to 2 people in a comfy bed with a bed balcony and stargazing window. Inside, there is a wood-burning stove and a ring gas camping cooker. Guests have access to a hot shower, toilet, washing up area, and fridge/freezer in Wash Howf. Outside, there is a private seating area with a canopy, picnic area, and an open fire pit.

Tree Howf: This unique treehouse is a beautifully designed masterpiece built high up in the branches of an ash tree, offering panoramic views over the Ochil Hills. Inside, there is a handmade rustic king-size bed with a large stargazing window above. The luxurious hot shower includes a hand basin, and downstairs, there is a designer eco-compost toilet. Facilities include a two-ring gas hob, wood burner, and antique Belfast sink. Outside, there is a fire pit and BBQ, providing a glorious countryside view.

The Burrow: This charming hobbit howf transports guests to the magical world of Lord of the Rings. Traditionally built from stone and wood, it offers far-reaching views. Inside, there is a handmade rustic double-size bed with a stargazing window above. Facilities include a wood-burning stove, double ring gas hob, bespoke hand-carved wooden sinks, a hobbit-style shower, and a hand-carved wooden wash hand basin. A designer eco-friendly compost toilet is next door. Outside, there is a fire pit and BBQ.

Bagend: The second hobbit howf is surrounded by rolling countryside. This traditionally built property, made from stone and wood, features a handmade rustic double-size bed and a slipper bath with a handheld shower and hand-carved wooden wash hand basin. Guests use a next-door eco-friendly compost toilet. Facilities include a wood burning stove, double ring gas hob, and outside, there is a fire pit and BBQ.

Muckle Howf: Self-catering accommodation is also available in Muckle Howf. Please inquire for details.
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Wicksteed Park, Kettering, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Wicksteed Park, Kettering, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Wicksteed Park offers holiday accommodation in Kettering, Northamptonshire, combining the tranquillity of historic grounds, lakes, and a nature reserve with the excitement of rides and activities for all weather. This unique camping and caravanning experience in Northamptonshire caters to everyone.

Facilities at this holiday park include a new toilet and shower block, catering facilities, a bistro, a nature trail, and an orienteering course. Pets are welcome, but dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and are not allowed in the free playground. However, there is a dog recreational field next to the camping site where dogs can be let off the lead.

Guests can pitch their tents or caravans next to some of the most picturesque countryside in Northamptonshire, within the 147 acres of Wicksteed Park.

Wicksteed Park offers a variety of catering outlets, providing a range of snacks and refreshments. The Park View Bistro is also open on weekend evenings.

With over 30 attractions, including rides like the Ladybird Coaster, there is something for everyone at Wicksteed Park.
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Fell View Park, Kirkby Lonsdale, Carnforth, Lancashire

Fell View Park, Kirkby Lonsdale, Carnforth, Lancashire

Fell View Park is located close to the picturesque town of Kirkby Lonsdale in Lancashire. This park serves as the perfect base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District National Park, offering glamping pods for those seeking a break from the hustle and bustle of modern-day living.

The glamping pods at Fell View Park provide superb facilities that feel more like a hotel room than a camping experience. Each pod includes:

- Shower and toilet facilities with towels.
- Cooking facilities, including a microwave and hob.
- BBQ.
- Bed with luxury bedding.
- Widescreen TV.
- Woodburning stove.

The glamping pods are spacious, warm, and well-equipped, making them perfect for breaks at any time of the year. There are four pods that sleep two people and two pods that sleep five. A car park is conveniently located adjacent to the pod area.

Fell View Park also offers touring pitches on a seasonal basis. Many of these pitches provide stunning views of the surrounding fells and countryside, while others catch the evening sun.

Situated just outside Kirkby Lonsdale, Fell View Park is ideally located for exploring the numerous attractions of the area, nestled in the heart of The Lake District and The Yorkshire Dales.

The area offers many opportunities for mountain biking, with Gisburn Forest, Grizedale, and Whinlatter all within easy reach. For golf enthusiasts, there are three golf courses within a 15-minute drive.
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Monday 15 July 2024

Herons Park, Lydd, Romney Marsh, Kent

Herons Park, Lydd, Romney Marsh, Kent

Herons Park in Lydd provides camping and touring facilities nestled in the heart of the Romney Marshes, complete with fishing lakes and nature walks on site.

This park is an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts seeking a peaceful setting. Situated within the Romney marshland, the park features lakes and grassy areas. It offers 29 pitches with electric hook-up and a total of 51 pitches for motorhomes, tourers, and tents. Each pitch can accommodate a maximum of 4 adults and one motor vehicle, with additional vehicles required to be parked in the designated car park.

The park boasts a range of excellent onsite facilities, including:

- Toilets
- Free showers
- Wash-up station
- Reception with a small shop that offers last-minute essentials, local beers, alcoholic drinks, ice cream, confectionery, and pocket money toys
- Onsite play park
- Fire pit hire

Additionally, guests can enjoy fishing in the park's freshwater lakes, which are stocked with bream, tench, roach, carp, and eels.
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Wednesday 10 July 2024

Wenallt Campsite, Felindre Farchog, Crymych, Pembrokeshire

Wenallt Campsite, Felindre Farchog, Crymych, Pembrokeshire

Wenallt Campsite in Felindre Farchog offers camping and glamping facilities, set on a delightful 30-acre sheep farm. It is situated on the banks of the River Nevern near Crymych in Pembrokeshire.

The campsite provides a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Guests can paddle, canoe, swim, or fish on the River Nevern, which is also home to an array of wildlife, including otters, dippers, and kingfishers.

Guests can stay in a shepherd’s hut located in a private enclosed area overlooking Wenallt Pond. The hut is ideal for a romantic getaway and includes a toasty wood burner, a kettle, a double bed, and bed linen. Shared facilities, including modern wet rooms (please bring £1 coins for the shower meter), 2 toilets, and a glampers' kitchen, are a short walk away.

On-site, there are 10 grass pitches surrounded by spectacular countryside where guests can pitch wherever they like. Features include:

- Tents, caravans, and motorhomes welcome.
- Spacious pitches (not allocated).
- Well-behaved dogs allowed (kept on leads).
- BBQs allowed.
- Modern wetrooms.
- Campers' kitchen.
- Rallies and groups welcome.
- Access to woodland walk.
- Onsite seasonal tea rooms.
- A pub, The Salutation Inn, is down the road.
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Burnbake, Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset

Burnbake, Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset

Burnbake near Wareham is a 12-acre partially wooded campsite situated between Corfe Castle and Studland on the Isle of Purbeck. Its superb location is ideal for exploring Dorset’s Jurassic Coast.

The campsite features 22 forest lodges that can sleep between 4 and 6 people. Each lodge comes with a wood-burning stove and a hot tub, and a selection of lodges are now dog-friendly. An electric car charging point is available at reception.

The facilities at Burnbake Campsite are excellent, being regularly checked, cleaned, and well-maintained. There are two purpose-built centrally located buildings. The original main building includes both gents' and ladies’ facilities with loos, hot showers, and washing sinks with mirrors. Two unisex toilets with baby change facilities and a hairdryer in each are also available. A separate laundry room offers coin-operated washing machines and tumble dryers.

Both buildings have washing-up sinks, and behind the shop, there is a chemical loo disposal point. Two large fields adjoin the site for group games. An on-site café, operated separately from the campsite, is open most weekends throughout the season and every day during school holidays, offering breakfasts, hot and cold drinks, and evening meals.

The well-stocked shop opens twice a day. Milk, bread, and cakes arrive daily in time for breakfast. Alcohol, Calor gas, charcoal, cooking, and camping equipment are also available. Campfires are allowed in containers off the ground, which are available for hire in the shop.

The site has 10 electric hook-up points available on a first-come, first-served basis, with an additional charge of £7.00 per night. Campervans are welcome too.

Safari tents are also available, serving as a ‘home away from home’ for up to 4 or 6 guests. These tents are fully equipped with comfy beds, provided bed linen (guests need to bring their own towels), a relaxing sofa with blankets and cushions, a sociable dining table with chairs, and a kitchen space stocked with crockery, cutlery, and cooking equipment. They also feature a fridge with a small freezer compartment, an electric hob, toaster, sink, and stove kettle. The tents offer cold drinking water from the kitchen tap but no hot water. Additionally, they have interior lighting, electrical plug sockets, external seating on a decked porch, a fire pit, and close access to shower pods and private portaloos.

Dogs are welcome at Burnbake free of charge, but they must be on a lead at all times and cleaned up after.

Studland offers three miles of sandy beach with excellent safe bathing, sailing, and windsurfing. The seaside resort of Swanage provides good swimming, tennis, putting, bowls, and other leisure activities. The campsite has direct access to bridleways for walking, running, or biking.

Additionally, a 7-acre field attached to the main campsite is available for hire, in part or as one area, for events, scout camps, large group camps, etc. Telephone for additional details and charges.

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Bluecaps Farm Glamping, Cousley Wood, Wadhurst, East Sussex

Bluecaps Farm Glamping, Cousley Wood, Wadhurst, East Sussex  

Bluecaps Farm Glamping offers stunning glamping accommodation in Cousley Wood near Wadhurst. Situated in the beautiful countryside of East Sussex, it is ideal for a peaceful and tranquil breakaway.

Their charming glamping accommodation is located on a working farm that spans 300 acres of glorious grounds and woodland.

In January 2016, they welcomed Poppy, their beautiful new Shepherd's Hut, to their glamping family. This bespoke British-made hut is available year-round, providing a serene countryside retreat regardless of the weather. Inside, there is a spacious double bed with bedding and ample storage underneath. Poppy's compact kitchen area includes a butler sink, cupboards, wooden worktop, toaster, kettle, and induction hob. It also features a fold-away table with two chairs, and comes equipped with crockery, cutlery, and a slow cooker. A plug-in cool box ensures food stays fresh.

In June 2016, they introduced Forget-me-Not, another Shepherd's Hut designed for four people, with sturdy bunk beds suitable for adults. Both Poppy and Forget-me-Not are powered by mains electricity and boast cosy log burners, complete with provided logs, kindling, and firelighters.

Sunflower, added in 2018, follows the footprint of Forget-me-Not but offers more space, including a sofa in its furnishings. Finally, Daisy joined them in October 2019 as a solar-powered Shepherd's Hut, similar to Poppy but with a single gas ring for heating water, alongside a double-ringed log burner suitable for cooking. Daisy also includes a cool box with freezer packs and access to an external kitchen with a double-ringed gas cooker.

Each hut provides a unique glamping experience with access to an individual outdoor area featuring a fire pit/BBQ, table, and chairs. Guests only need to bring towels, a torch, wellies, and slippers to complete their stay.

There are many beautiful walks within easy access of the Bluecaps Farm Glamping site. With numerous quiet country lanes and bridleways to discover, there are plenty of opportunities to immerse oneself in nature. For an added dimension, guests could even book a llama trek and enjoy the scenery with a furry friend by their side.
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