Splendid spa escapes with Pitchup.com
Dec 29 2014 Posted by Samantha Marsh
-Beat the post-Christmas blues with these spa breaks from Pitchup.com: prices starting from £17.50pppn-
With the post-Christmas blues beginning to kick in and dark winter mornings causing nationwide misery, many may be in need of some serious pampering. Well, look no further as outdoor accommodation specialist Pitchup.com has revealed two of its spa and pamper breaks this season. From pods in the Hampshire countryside to a pristine site in the Quantock Hills, take a look at these indulgent escapes.
Quantock Orchard Caravan Park, Somerset – from £17.50pppn…
Taunton, Somerset: Pitchup.com has availability on its two-bedroom static caravans at Quantock Orchard Caravan Park this season with prices starting from £35 per night based on two adults sharing (£17.50pppn), plus a refundable £50 security deposit.
Encircled by the beautiful Quantock Hills, Quantock Orchard Caravan Park is a pristine site which has earned plaudits aplenty, including ‘Best Site in the West of England.’
The comfortable two-bedroom caravans feature one twin and one double bedroom with an open living space furnished to a good standard. The fully-fitted kitchen features a sink, oven and hob. The caravans are fully serviced with mains drainage, water and electricity.
The site is home to some superb facilities including a decent-sized gym, which also houses a sauna and a steam room for visitors to steam away their cares. There’s also a well-provisioned shop and Wi-Fi available. Meanwhile, mini guests can swing their way around the adventure playground or play some video games in the games room. The surrounding areas are fantastic for wildlife lovers, who can spot everything from Quantock ponies to red deer.
The Old Thorns Manor Hotel, Hampshire – from £37.50pppn…
Liphook, Hampshire: Pitchup.com has availability on its wooden camping pods at The Old Thorns Manor Hotel this season with prices starting from £75.00 per night for two adults sharing (£37.50pppn).
Escape the post-Christmas blues and sneak off to this luxury site. Featuring everything from a first-class spa, to an Atrium champagne and cocktail bar – it’s the perfect place to de-stress. The Old Thorns Manor Hotel is an elegant property in the heart of Hampshire, with luxury wooden pods positioned in its well-maintained grounds.
Glampers can cosy up in a double pod, equipped with a comfortable double bed, a small sofa and amenities such as a heater, tea/coffee-making facilities and a flat screen TV with Freeview. If this isn’t enough, guests also have exclusive use of the dedicated glamping shower and toilet facility – within close proximity to the pods.
Relaxation is the name of the game here with all pod guests having access to the hotel’s fantastic range of facilities including Elevation Health and Fitness which features a pool, hot tub, sauna, spa and first-class beauty treatments. It’s the perfect place for a January pamper weekend. And for those who need to be surrounded by life’s everyday extras there is a Starbucks on site and a sports bar with Sky Sports. The champagne bar is a great place to chill with plush leather sofas offering a cosy spot from which to catch a classic movie which are shown regularly. Old Thorns is home to a championship golf course set over 400 acres and is also situated in the South Downs National Park, making it an ideal venue for those lo walkers and countryside lovers.
For more information visit www.pitchup.com. 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, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Croatia, Luxembourg, Austria, Poland and Switzerland. Pitchup.com, which currently lists over 5,800 sites, provides users with a simple platform in which they can search and book an outdoor holiday with total ease: the customer journey from landing on the homepage 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 water bathing water quality in the surrounding area with data provided by the European Environment Agency. Users can also search on the offers page to find the best deals available.
In 2013 Pitchup.com became the first business of its type to launch a bookable mobile app and site, making the site easily accessible to users of mobile and tablet devices. The mobile site, m.pitchup.com, now accounts for 21% of bookings.
Pitchup.com 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.
Awards include Best UK Travel Website of the Year at the British Travel Press Awards 2011, and most recently Best Travel / Leisure / Sports / Mobile Strategy / Campaign at the Marketing on Mobile Awards 2014.