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Star Glamping: The Shire House, as featured on TV

General

  • Small Gloucestershire glamping site in rural parkland near Cheltenham
  • Five minutes’ walk to the Cotswold Way, Cheltenham 20 minutes’ drive
  • Social enterprise for youngsters with disabilities; bistro on site

Set up as a social enterprise scheme to help young people with disabilities into work, Star Glamping is located in a lovely corner of rural Gloucestershire near Cheltenham. More specifically, the site is in the grounds of National Star College, and guests can play golf on the college course.

Crafted from environmentally friendly and sustainable woods, the cute glamping pods have sheltered, bow-topped porches for chilling out and star-gazing on fine summer evenings, plus a private garden area where you can all cosy up around the firepit to enjoy a barbecue feast. Not into cooking al fresco? Simply head straight for Star Bistro to savour dishes prepared by the young chefs working there (Monday to Friday only).

Inside each pod are various configurations of bed, and optional bedding sets are provided at an additional cost – all you need to remember is a supply of towels and a torch for getting around this off-grid spot after dark. Feel free to borrow outdoor family games from reception during your stay.

Families or groups of friends can hire the whole site for special celebrations, and it’s also a handy stopover for walkers and their well-behaved dogs, five minutes’ walk from the Cotswold Way National Trail.

Please note

Bookings must not be for more than 7 consecutive nights.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.

If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.


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Reviews

9.2

Overall rating based on 8 reviews

 

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Really great stay, will be returning in the summer11/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • No 5 camping pod (two person)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean, friendly staff, good location and facilities.

    Disliked: 

    Not close enough to a good pub to walk!

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Would come again very clean and well looked after10/25/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPaula T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • No 2 camping pod (four person)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The peace and quiet and fire pit and that it was dog friendly

    Disliked: 

    No internet as advertised

From the manager...

Thanks for staying with us Paula, it is much appreciated. You should have been given wifi access information. I will follow up with our customer service team to see what's happened. The weather at the weekend was pretty atrocious which may have affected the strength of the wifi signal. Apologies for this.

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Anonymous user

An excellent site with lovely staff08/29/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • No 2 camping pod (four person)
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  • Liked: 

    The pods are clean, serviceable and have wonderful views of the local countryside. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the facilities for the price we paid.

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From the manager...

Thank you for joining us - we hope to see you again soon.

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Anonymous user

Very quiet and lovely location. Facilities were very clean. Would …08/15/2022

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  • No 2 camping pod (four person)
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    Very quiet and lovely location. Facilities were very clean. Would certainly visit again.

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From the manager...

Thanks for joining us and we hope to see you again sometime soon.

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Excellent place, very clean, good views, and good for hikers07/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJesus B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • No 3 camping pod (two person)
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    Location is perfect

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Thanks for staying with us - it is much appreciated.

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Perfect pods for a few nights retreat!06/30/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSarah M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • No 2 camping pod (four person)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely quiet and cosy, pods and facilities were so clean and well maintained. The area was great for walking and some lovely pubs around.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Thanks for your kind review Sarah. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us.

By staying with us you support work experiences for young people with disabilities as part of their learning programmes with the National Star College.

Many thanks

Pete
Head of commercial and social enterprise

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Anonymous user

Excellent, dog friendly and quiet site with clean facilities.06/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • The Shire House microlodge
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Quietness, the glamping pod, local area, great for walks and travelling around Cotswold.

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From the manager...

We are really glad that you enjoyed staying with us and hope to see you again soon.

By staying with us you support work experiences for young people with disabilities as part of their learning programmes with the National Star College.

Many thanks

Pete
Head of commercial and social enterprise

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All the things you need to stay and lovely and clean06/02/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJoanne B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • No 2 camping pod (four person)
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  • Liked: 

    I liked the simplicity but all we needed

    Disliked: 

    It was very warm and forgot to open the window

From the manager...

Thanks for staying with is Joanne, Our social enterprise gives work opportunities for young people with disabilities as part of their learning programmes at the National Star College. We hope to see you again.

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Features

Coronavirus

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

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

Dog park

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

D. of E. 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

Camping pods

Microlodges

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Location

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  • National Star, Ullenwood Manor Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, GL53 9QU
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.8507°N 2.0860°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Garden Road — 3.8 kilometres
Garden Road — 3.8 kilometres
Garden Road — 3.8 kilometres
Train stations
Cheltenham Spa Rail Station — 5.3 kilometres
Gloucester Rail Station — 10.6 kilometres
Stroud (Glos) Rail Station — 15.0 kilometres
Ferry ports
Sharpness Old Docks — 30.7 kilometres
Lydney Harbour — 33.0 kilometres
Airports
Gloucestershire Airport — 6.8 kilometres

Directions


Enter the main entrance via the visitors' car park.

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

Fancy getting out into the great outdoors? Cyclists and walkers can head for the Cotswold Way (five minutes’ walk), follow the sculpture trails in the Forest of Dean and ramble through soft-stone Cotswolds villages like Broadway (both 35 minutes’ drive) or Bourton-on-the-Water (20 minutes).

The kids will likely love you forever if you take them to Cotswold Farm Park (20 minutes) to cuddle donkeys and see rare-breed sheep as featured on TV, while you can chuff along a narrow-gauge mini-railway to spot rhinos and giraffes at Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens (half an hour).

As well as all the rural goings-on, there are several interesting towns and cities to discover. The glampsite is midway between Gloucester, with its historic docks on the River Severn, and Regency-style Cheltenham (both 15 minutes), where you can cruise indie shops for cool clothes or book tickets for events at the year-round roster of literary and arts festivals.

There’s some serious shopping to do at Designer Outlet Swindon (35 minutes) too, and the Roman ruins and Thermae Spa make Bath (an hour) a fascinating city in which to pass the day.

Must see

  • Painswick Rococo Garden (10.0 kilometres)
  • Gloucester Cathedral (11.2 kilometres)
  • Gloucester Quays (11.4 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Chedworth Roman Villa (11.9 kilometres)
  • Ashleworth Tithe Barn (14.9 kilometres)

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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Star Glamping cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Modifications are subject to a £5.00 (€5.95) fee.

Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Star Glamping will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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PayPal
Cash
Apple Pay
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  • Does Star Glamping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Star Glamping dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Star Glamping? Fancy getting out into the great outdoors? Cyclists and walkers can head for the Cotswold Way (five minutes’ walk), follow the sculpture trails in the Forest of Dean and ramble through soft-stone … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Star Glamping?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Star Glamping? From €58.26 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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