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General

  • Secluded site in a meadow bordered by Bedfordshire woodland
  • Five minutes' drive from Dunstable and 15 from Whipsnade Zoo
  • Direct access to Sewell Cutting Nature Reserve; hammocks welcome

Woodland and meadow surrounds await at The Reserve, a peaceful small-scale site two miles from the centre of Dunstable. Wander through the site's orchard, past the spring and into the woods for a silent and satisfying retreat from your everyday cares…

The accommodation here is well-presented and spacious, coming with a woodburning stove and enough room for groups of up to six. The rental tent has its own barbecue and outdoor firepit for self-prepped dinners, with picnic furniture also included. You're able to set up your kit in the surrounding field as well, so don't hesitate to swing a hammock between a couple of trees for afternoon naps or a spot of stargazing after dark. An eco toilet and simple shower are located outside under the trees.

With the whole place to yourself, you're free to gallivant through the forest, sunbathe in the meadow or – if the weather turns – keep cosy under canvas and gather around the woodburner. The Reserve is also right next to Sewell Cutting Nature Reserve and a 15-minute stroll from Totternhoe Spring.

Dunstable town centre is a five-minute drive or 40 minutes by foot. Being home to a handful of pubs, supermarkets and takeaways, it's a handy spot to have close by.


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Great secluded site beautiful setup10/26/2020

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    Hosts were amazing and supplied everything needed for our weekend away , we even got a lift through the land in an off-roader 😁

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Features

Coronavirus

24+ hour ventilation between accommodation guests

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: one group at a time

Dedicated toilet facility per glamping unit

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Themes

Forest

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • Sewell Lane, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England, LU6 1RP
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.8972°N 0.5532°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Luton: Travelodge Bus lay by — 3.7 miles
Luton: Bus Station Bute Street — 6.1 miles
Luton Airport Bus Station — 7.7 miles
Train stations
Leagrave Rail Station — 4.1 miles
Harlington (Beds) Rail Station — 5.1 miles
Cheddington Rail Station — 5.4 miles
Ferry ports
Kew Pier — 30.6 miles
Airports
London Luton Airport — 7.6 miles
London Heathrow Airport — 29.5 miles
London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 — 29.6 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

The secluded woodlands that surround this site are a world away from the Dunstable Downs (15 minutes' drive), a windswept clutch of hills at the tail end of the Chilterns. This is the highest point in Bedfordshire, and as such a splendid spot for flying a kite (weather permitting, you may well see gliders zooming overhead as well). There are miles of footpaths around this area – if you're not sure where to roam first, kick things off with a visit to the helpful folk at the Chilterns Gateway Centre (15 minutes).

Whipsnade Zoo (15 minutes) is another real must-see: this 600-acre park is home to over 3,000 animals, with highlights including a butterfly house, sea lion pool and a herd of Asian elephants. Its sister institution, London Zoo, is about an hour away by road if you fancy even more animal action.

Travelling with small ones in tow? The Reserve is also about half an hour's drive from Milton Keynes, a city renowned for family-friendly attractions like Bletchley Park, Gulliver's Land Theme Park, Snozone indoor ski slope and Big Rock Hub, a mega-sized climbing and bouldering centre.

Must see

  • ZSL Whipsnade Zoo (3.3 miles)
  • Woburn Abbey (6.2 miles)
  • Woburn Safari Park (7.6 miles)

National Trust

  • Dunstable Downs, Chilterns Gateway Centre and Whipsnade Estate (2.3 miles)
  • Whipsnade Tree Cathedral (3.3 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  10 a.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  4 p.m.

The Reserve cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Hired accommodation: £30.00 (€33.48) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

The damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit required on arrival can only be paid for in cash.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

Cash

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does The Reserve have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Reserve dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Reserve? The secluded woodlands that surround this site are a world away from the Dunstable Downs (15 minutes' drive), a windswept clutch of hills at the tail end of the Chilterns. This is … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Reserve?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  10 a.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  4 p.m.
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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
At least one of the party members must be aged 22 or over.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £30.00 (€33.48) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.

Hired accommodation
No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.
The damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit required on arrival can only be paid for in cash.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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