Leave the car behind with Pitchup.com from £7.00pppn
Ago. 5 2014 Publicat per Samantha Marsh
--Outdoor sites with the best public transport links --
--Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Edinburgh--
If you haven’t got a set of wheels or can’t face the hassle of driving, it can be tricky to go off the beaten track. Outdoor accommodation specialist Pitchup.com has come up with a simple solution. They have sourced three sites close to the UK’s best public transport links, yet in relaxing rural locations, meaning you can leave the car behind and still enjoy the fun of the country.
Riverside Caravan Park – Stratford-upon-Avon, from £7.08pppn
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire: Pitchup.com has availability on its Hobbit Hut Mini at Riverside Caravan Park throughout September with prices starting from £85.00 for a four-night stay based on three people sharing (£7.08pppn).
Offering various accommodation including quirky hobbit huts and cosy camping snugs, the Riverside Caravan Park offers an excellent position close to the heart of historic Stratford-upon-Avon. The on-site bar/restaurant offers stunning views over the River Avon and Welcombe Hill, and the charming town centre can be reached by a scenic river taxi ride.
A Hobbit Hut Mini features a double sofa bed, a fold-out chair bed, living space with a light, plug socket, heater, small fridge and lockable doors. All hobbit huts have exclusive access to a private toilet and shower block with washing-up facilities.
The site is situated just 1.5 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon railway station, which can be reached directly from stations all over the country, including London Marylebone which is under two hours away via direct train link. Stratford-upon-Avon riverside bus station is under a mile away.
Billing Aquadrome – Northamptonshire, from £7.50pppn
Great Billing, Northamptonshire: Pitchup.com has availability on its camping pods at Billing Aquadrome this September with prices starting from £60.00 for a two-night stay based on four people sharing (£7.50pppn).
Situated on an aquadrome and surrounded by water, Billing Aquadrome is set in 235 acres of Northamptonshire parkland and is host to a range of activities and attractions. On-site facilities include a superb leisure complex with indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, splash zone, water flume and an indoor children’s soft play area, a gym, a miniature train and amusement park. Billing Aquadrome is also well known for its many fishing lakes and as a result makes a great holiday destination for the avid angler.
The wooden camping pods provide all the fun of camping without the hassle of putting up a tent. The perfect place to shelter from the autumn showers, they feature wooden decking, tiled flooring, heating and a window. Showers and toilets on site.
Northampton rail station is just four miles away and is under an hour’s train journey from London stations. Northampton also has direct links with other big stations across the country.
Adventure in the Meadow, Lothian from £10.00pppn
Gorebridge, Lothian: Pitchup.com has availability on its Kokoon camping pods at Adventure in the Meadow this September with prices starting from £40 for a two-night stay based on two people sharing (£10.00pppn).
Surrounded by fantastic countryside views yet just a short bus ride from the city of Edinburgh, Adventure in the Meadow is situated in the grounds of the beautiful Kirkhill Mansion which boasts many fantastic leisure facilities available for guests to use. Barbecues and campfires enhance the camping experience, however if guests are too tired to cook they can simply stroll to the award-winning gastropub, The Sun Inn, just down the road.
The plush Kokoon camping pods feature lighting, single beds, a bedside table and a window. Toilets and showers on site.
The UK’s second biggest railway station, Edinburgh Waverley, is just 10 miles away.
For more information visit www.pitchup.com. All prices correct at time of writing.
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Founded in 2009 by former lastminute.com man, Dan Yates, multi-award winning Pitchup.com is a free guide to all types of outdoor accommodation in the UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Croatia, Luxembourg, Austria, Poland and Switzerland. Pitchup.com, which currently lists over 5,800 sites, provides users with a simple platform in which they can search and book an outdoor holiday with total ease: the customer journey from landing on the homepage through to booking a holiday can be completed in as little as four pages. The site also goes beyond traditional searches by allowing users to search for accommodation based on more than 80 criteria, such as adults only and campfires allowed, and view nearby events, Good Pub Guide pubs and VisitBritain attractions. It’s also possible to check out water bathing water quality in the surrounding area with data provided by the European Environment Agency. Users can also search on the offers page to find the best deals available.
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