Experience the 'Kate effect' with Pitchup.com
Apr 28 2014 Posted by Samantha Marsh
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Following the recent glamping expedition of Wills and Kate in Australia last week, why not get caught up in the ‘Kate effect’ and book up a glamping getaway right here in the UK? Kate was featured as one of the Top 100 Influential People by Time magazine last year, and is expected to make the list once again this week in the 2014 edition. The ‘Kate effect’ is likely to sweep the nation this summer, so outdoor accommodation specialist Pitchup.com have nominated their favourite glamping sites so that the public can take a leaf out of Kate’s book and enjoy a glam outdoor getaway this season.
1. Luxury bell tent in Devon, from £19.00pppn
Plymouth, Devon: Pitchup.com has availability on its bell tents at Sunridge Glamping this season with prices starting from £95 per night based on five people sharing (£19.00pppn). For further information and to book visit www.pitchup.com.
Nestled among hills and streams in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this blissful camping hideaway in the Yealm Valley is the perfect place for peace, privacy and luxury. If the glamorous bell tents with wifi aren’t enough, there’s even a luxury shower block with underfloor heating and mood lighting.
The bell tents are situated on a deck with a double bed and three roll up inflatable mattresses. They feature carpets, tables, chairs, rugs, beanbags, side lights, fairy lights and wireless internet. The ultimate glamping amenities!
2. Medieval Tent in Suffolk, from £13.60pppn
Bungay, Suffolk: Pitchup.com has availability on its Dussindale Medieval Tent at Mettingham Castle Lodge and Castleview Vacations this season with prices starting from £68 per night based on five people sharing (£13.60pppn). For further information and to book visit www.pitchup.com.
Boasting castle views, this peaceful site close to the Suffolk town of Bungay really does offer the ultimate medieval experience. The grounds are set over 14 acres of luscious land and guests are free to walk around the fields to meet various animal friends. The site even provides stabling for horses, alongside a large paddock and a ménage to school their horse.
The medieval tent is authentic in design and features a double bed, a double futon and two single futons. Also features 10m x 10m decking for looking out over the rural surroundings. Extra medieval touches include goblets, fur throws, a wooden chest, a woodburner and traditional rugs. A small kitchen complete with tableware is provided, and the tent includes its own dining table, chairs, and a gas barbecue outside.
3. Luxury retreat in Hampshire, from £37.50pppn
Liphook, Hampshire: Pitchup.com has availability on its double camping pods at The Old Thorns Manor Hotel this season with prices starting from £75 per night based on two people sharing (£37.50pppn). For further information and to book visit www.pitchup.com.
Located in the heart of Hampshire, these luxury glamping pods are situated in the grounds of a five-star manor hotel – meaning pod guests receive access to all its first-class facilities. This includes the Elevation Health and Fitness centre, the sports bar, the spa and the Atrium Champagne Bar. Pod guests even have exclusive use of the dedicated glamping shower and toilet facility which is within close proximity of the pods. The site is located in the South Downs National Park – making it perfect for walkers and countryside lovers.
The double camping pods are equipped with all of the luxury amenities expected of such a high-quality site. They feature wooden floors, a flatscreen TV with Freeview, a mirror, and tea/coffee-making facilities. Guests can sleep on the comfy double bed which is already dressed in bedding and linen, and there’s also a small sofa to chill out on.
Other favourite sites from Pitchup.com
The Bivouac, North Yorkshire: from £13.17pppn SAVING 10% - The ‘Shack’ at The Bivouac in Masham, North Yorkshire is a quirky and fully-equipped wooden house with a hot tub on site! Sleeps up to seven.
Lowarth Glamping, Cornwall: from £12.50pppn – this small site features a choice of stylish bell tents set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
PoSHHuts, Northumberland: from £50.00pppn – Situated in a beautiful and private rural setting in the heart of Northumberland National Park, PoSHHuts shepherd’s huts provide a peaceful retreat in accommodation which shouts sumptuous chic.
For more information visit www.pitchup.com
Samantha Marsh, Samantha.firstname.lastname@example.org, 07711 265 666
Notes to editors
All prices correct at writing; subject to availability.
Notes to editors
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 asimple 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.