Girls gone glamping
Apr 30 2012 Posted by Lewis Shields
If you want your hen do to be the one people are still talking about over a glass of vino, months after the occasion, you’ll need more than another Saturday night out on the town to really impress the girls.
Pitchup.com has put together some classy camping suggestions for a girly glamping trip to remember, incorporating all of the elements of a traditional camping adventure, with a few to make it that bit more appealing for modern hens:
- For surf, sand and champers…
Idos Camping, Pembrokeshire:
Idos Camping is something pretty special. The luxurious ‘cloud house’ yurt is kept cosy with a log burner, the wooden nomad with an oil burner, and the two benefit from their very own hot tub under the stars. Beach-bum hens are just ten minutes from the coast, and the site has its very own surf shop and coffee bar. Idos will organise group lessons with their instructor friends at the local surf schools, as well as archery, horse riding and cycling all being close by too. In fact, there's very little outdoorsy that the site cannot arrange for your hen adventure. The yurt is priced from £53 per night and the wooden nomad from £42 per night.
- Farm days and fluffy animals…
Court Farm Country Park, Somerset:
The roomy tipis at Court Farm sleep up to six people and are fully kitted out for a comfy stay. In the summer, the girls can muck in and become farm-hands for the day, helping out on the farm itself (it’s a working farm with pedigree herds of sheep and cattle, plus lots of other furry and feathered friends). If an escape from the pastoral is needed after a mucky day on the farm, then it’s not far to the beaches of Weston-super-Mare and the lively city of Bristol. Tipis are priced from £60 per night.
- Fine wining and dining…
Little Upton Boutique Bell Tents, Cornwall:
An evening’s entertainment at an open air amphitheatre, or a shower in a converted piggery: an array of new experiences await guests at Little Upton. This bijou glampsite, located in the heart of the beautiful Cornish countryside, offers guests roomy bell tents and a luxurious yurt with some beautiful finishing touches, such as tea-light chandeliers. Each tent has a decked “balcony”, with ample space for outdoor dining and relaxing. Home-made farm produce is available to purchase on site, or there’s a small shop a five minute walk away in the hamlet of Upton Cross (the local delicacy is a world champion cheese, Cornish Blue). With a cluster of charming country inns surrounding the site, hens will be spoiled for choice if they fancy eating out instead. Bell tents are priced from £50 per night and the yurt from £65 per night.
- A rustic retreat…
Magical Camping, Norfolk:
Hidden away in lush meadows, Magical Camping's luxury bell tents and tipis are kitted out with comfortable beds, carpeted floors and atmospheric lighting to provide the ultimate luxury camping experience. Learn a new skill and take part in a foraging course, and gather round the rather fantastic fire bowl for an evening glass of wine and a spot of memory-sharing. The site boasts a modern shower block heated from solar panels, laundry room, on-site shop, five miles of farm walks, four acres of open space and is a close distance to both the fine city of Norwich and the beautiful Norfolk Coast. Tipis and bell tents are priced from £85 per night, or £440 per week.
Winner of the Travel Journalists’ Award for Best UK Travel Website of the Year at the British Travel Press Awards 2011 and Best Travel Information Site at the 2010 Travolution awards, Pitchup.com is the most comprehensive website in the camping and caravanning sector. Launched in July 2009, the site features 5,000 campsites and holiday parks in the UK and Ireland, including many in hard-to-find locations. The website enables users to search and book using more than 80 search criteria to fine-tune their holiday requirements, and features mapping technology to make getting there simple too. The site also lists accommodation near nine National Parks, hundreds of beaches, 17 World Heritage Sites and the main UK festivals and can view nearby Good Pub Guide pubs, National Trust properties and National Cycle Network routes. Website owners can also add custom Pitchup.com listings to their site.
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