To the manor born: stays with style from Pitchup.com
Jun 3 2014 Indsendt af Samantha Marsh
--Derbyshire; Yorkshire; Dorset, Angus--
Strolling around the grounds, admiring the architecture, enjoying a cream tea: there is something so quintessentially British about exploring a stately home in the summer holidays. Outdoor accommodation specialists Pitchup.com reveal four top sites near stately homes, ideal for families, friends or couples seeking an outdoor stay. From Angus in Scotland to Dorset in England, these stately sites have something for everyone.
Rivendale Park, Derbyshire, from £10.00pppn
Ashbourne, Derbyshire: Pitchup.com has availability on its camping pods at Rivendale Caravan and Leisure Park this summer with prices starting from £40 per night based on four people sharing (£10.00pppn). For further information and to book visit www.pitchup.com.
Located near the epitome of English grand country homes, Chatsworth House - one of the inspirations behind Jane Austen’s famous novel ‘Pride and Prejudice’ – Rivendale Caravan and Leisure Park is set among 37 acres of pasture and woodland and is home to an abundance of wildlife. The park has various wildlife ponds and a fly fishing lake and has won a David Bellamy commendation for environmental excellence. Campfires and barbecues are allowed and there’s a bar, restaurant and café on site.
The camping pods provide the perfect way to stay warm and dry without the hassle of putting up a tent. The pods feature lighting, power supply for domestic three-pin plugs, decking and additional insulation. They sleep up to two adults and two children, or three adults.
York Meadows Caravan Park, York, from £3.67pppn
York, Yorkshire: Pitchup.com has availability on its electric hardstanding pitches at York Meadows Holiday Park this season with prices starting from £44 for a two-night stay based on six people sharing (£3.67pppn). For further information and to book visit www.pitchup.com.
Situated just three miles from Castle Howard – one of the most stunning private residencies in the UK – this welcoming caravan site is located in unspoiled rural surroundings with easy access to the historic city of York. The site is surrounded by a network of public footpaths and the charming village of Sheriff Hutton, where guests can find pubs and small shops, is just a short stroll away. The site boasts an outdoor play area with zip wire, a luxury stone-built toilet block and an on-site shop.
An electric hardstanding pitch caters for caravans and motorhomes, includes 16-amp electricity and access to on-site facilities.
Longthorns Farm, Dorset, from £20.00pppn
Wareham, Dorset: Pitchup.com has availability on its shepherd’s huts at Longthorns Farm this season with prices starting from £160 for a two-night stay based on four people sharing (£20.00pppn). For further information and to book visit www.pitchup.com.
This fantastic glamping site is perfectly located close to Lulworth Castle with its tower, Roman chapel and beautiful grounds. The site is in the ideal position to explore the Dorset coastline and is just across the road from family-favourite attraction Monkey World. The site itself is also home to an abundance of wildlife, from deer and buzzards to the resident sheep and alpacas.
The luxury shepherd’s huts feature a comfy double bed, two singles, a woodburning stove, a kitchenette, rugs and more homey touches. They sleep up to four people.
Drumshademuir Caravan Park, Angus, from £8.75pppn
Kirriemuir, Angus: Pitchup.com has availability on its camping pods at Drumshademuir Caravan Park this summer with prices starting from £70 for a two-night stay based on four people sharing (£8.75pppn). For further information and to book visit www.pitchup.com.
Situated right on the doorstep of Glamis Castle, this first-class camping and glamping site boasts history aplenty and hiking highlights in its surrounding area. The site is home to facilities and amenities from The Park Tavern serving up good pub grub to an outdoor play area for kids to enjoy. The biggest attraction is Glamis Castle, the fourteenth-century castle home of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and the setting of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’.
The cosy camping pods feature one double bed and two single beds. They include a flatscreen TV, a microwave, a fridge, a kettle and two plug sockets.
Constable Burton Hall Caravan Park, North Yorkshire, from £6.83pppn
Leyburn, North Yorkshire: Pitchup.com has availability on its electric grass touring pitches at Constable Burton Hall Caravan Park this summer with prices starting from £41 per night based on six people sharing (£6.83pppn). For further information and to book visit www.pitchup.com.
Set in the grounds of the Grade I listed Georgian mansion Constable Burton Hall, this spectacular site is at the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales and is in a great position to explore the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park. Boasting gorgeous views across peaceful local farmland, Constable Burton Hall Caravan Park is a seriously serene site with the surrounding areas offering plenty to entertain guests from hiking and adventure sports, to shopping and family days out. Both Jervaulx Abbey and Richmond Castle are within six miles, and there’s a Good Pub Guide emporium on the doorstep.
The electric grass touring pitches cater for tourers and motorhomes, and sleep up to six people per unit. 10-amp electric included. Access to washroom facilities included in the price.
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Notes to editors:
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 and selected parts of Europe. The site provides users with a simple platform in which they can search and book an outdoor holiday with total ease. The customer experience from landing on the home page 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 bathing water quality in the surrounding area. Users can also search on the offers page to find the best deals available. Pitchup.com features over 5,000 UK wide camping and caravanning sites/parks with European destinations continually being added into the equation. It enables users to search for all types of parks and sites from the major brands right through to one off campsites and unique outdoor accommodation options, which may not have previously had a web presence.