Pod-tastic places with Pitchup.com from £7.50pppn
Set. 9 2014 Publicat per Samantha Marsh
--Inverness, Cumbria, Cornwall--
As autumn arrives and the cold kicks in, traditional camping may seem out of the question. Swap those tents for a cosy wooden lodge or pod with outdoor accommodation specialist Pitchup.com. Enjoy all the fun of the great outdoors from the comfort of a Hobbit House or a rail cabin! From just £7.50pppn...
BCC Loch Ness Glamping - Inverness, from £12.60pppn
Inverness, Highlands: Pitchup.com has availability on its Hobbit Houses at BCC Loch Ness Glamping this autumn with prices starting from £63 per night based on five people sharing (£12.60pppn).
Situated just a few miles from the famous Loch Ness, you’ll find this beautiful site in a tranquil setting beside the river and a wooded glade. There is a covered barbecue area for guests to use all year round, there’s also a children’s play area and free Wi-Fi. Glampers can enjoy wonderful forest walks in Glen Affric and Glen Strathfarrar, both located nearby.
The quirky round Hobbit House-style camping pods feature comfortable foam mattresses (one double and three singles), lockable doors, Wi-Fi, mains power and power sockets. Includes access to the shared barbecue area, central shared kitchen area and a modern toilet and shower block.
Moss Side Farm Campsite - Cumbria, from £7.50pppn
Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria: Pitchup.com has availability on its rail cabin pods at Moss Side Farm Campsite this autumn with prices starting from £30 per night based on four people sharing (£7.50pppn).
Situated in a lovely woodland valley with beautiful views of the fells leading down to the Irish Sea, this small family-run glampsite on a working farm provides the perfect break away from the grind this autumn. As the site is on a working farm, guests will love meeting the resident sheep, cows, ponies, ducks and hens. They can also buy some fresh produce at the site’s family-run butcher and grocer. The site is a 30-minute walk from the historic village of Broughton-in-Furness and the towns of Windermere and Ambleside are just a 20-minute drive away.
The rail cabin pods feature one double bed, one bunk bed, a wood burner, a chair, a table and homely decorations. There is a room with a sink for washing up, a freezer, and firepits. There are also great toilet and shower facilities on site.
Well Farm - Cornwall from £13.28pppn saving 15%
Bude, Cornwall: Pitchup.com has availability on its camping pods at Well Farm this September with prices starting from £106.25 for a two-night stay (saving £18.75) based on four people sharing (£13.28pppn).
Tucked neatly into the old orchard on Well Farm, this site is full of charm and character and offers fantastic facilities and a great location near the beaches of Bude. On-site facilities include a children’s play area, fly fishing on the River Tamar and free Wi-Fi. For a holiday with a difference - including a touch of adventure and romance - try a Rivendell pod at Well Farm.
A Rivendell camping pod has one double and two single beds, and a large decked area with views across the Tamar Valley. Includes use of own bathroom pod alongside (with shower and toilet), gas barbecue, sink, electricity, TV and DVD player, microwave, kettle, fridge with freezer box and an outside dining table with reclining chairs.
For more information visit www.pitchup.com. All prices correct at time of writing.
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