Life is a beach with Pitchup.com
Jun 10 2014 Posted by Samantha Marsh
--Summer beach breaks from £11.50pppn--
--Wales, Devon, Cornwall, Scotland--
Why spend a fortune heading abroad for that much-needed beach break this summer? Recent figures from Barclays* imply that the money spent on ‘staycations’ is set to increase by 25% over the next four years – suggesting that more people than ever will discover the best of Britain. Outdoor accommodation specialists Pitchup.com reveal four glamping getaways near beautiful British beaches that won’t break the bank this summer. From Angus in Scotland and Pembrokeshire in Wales, to Cornwall and Devon in the southwest of England, escape to the coast from jus £11.50pppn.
Gwaun View Yurts – Pembrokeshire, from £13.33pppn
Fishguard, Pembrokeshire: Pitchup.com has availability on its yurts at Gwaun View Yurts this season with prices starting from £160 for a two-night stay based on six people sharing (£13.33pppn). For further information and to book visit www.pitchup.com.
Situated less than a mile from the stunning South Wales coast, this spacious glamping site offers guests the opportunity to sleep in traditionally styled Mongolian yurts for a memorable countryside retreat. In an unspoilt rural setting, Gwaun View is less than a mile from Fishguard with its pubs, shops, restaurants and surrounding beaches – rated as ‘Excellent’ by the European Environment Agency (EEA) for their water quality. Guests can also explore nearby villages bursting with history: discover old forts, Bronze Age roads and ancient stone circles. Wildlife lovers will enjoy spotting the badgers, birds of prey and even dolphins in the bay.
The beautifully decorated Mongolian yurts boast sumptuous and colourful interiors with the added comforts of electricity, memory foam mattresses, and a fully-equipped kitchen that includes everything from a double burner and grill to tables, seating and cutlery. There’s also an individual ‘garden’ area with a firepit for those cosy campfire evenings. The yurts sleep up to six people with one double and four single beds; bedding is supplied. Toilet block on site. The site is so spacious that guests can park right outside their yurt, far from their neighbours.
Sunridge Glamping – Plymouth, from £15.00pppn
Plymouth, Devon: Pitchup.com has availability on its bell tents at Sunridge Glamping this season with prices starting from £150 for a two-night stay based on five people sharing (£15.00pppn). For further information and to book visit www.pitchup.com.
Situated just five minutes from Mothecombe Beach, this luxury camping hideaway in Devon is the perfect place to get away from it all this summer. Tucked away among the hills and streams of the Yealm Valley in South Hams, privacy and peace are promised at this site, which is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Guests can chill out by the fishing lake located just 150 yards from the bell tents, and explore the often deserted beaches just minutes from Sunridge.
This is camping with a luxury twist: each of the bell tents comes equipped with carpets, double beds, Wi-Fi and plenty more mod cons. There’s even access to a luxury shower block with underfloor heating and mood lighting; could camping get any more glamorous? For taking in the coastal air, guests can wile away the hours on their own deck, which is surrounded by plenty of garden space.
Coastal Valley Camp and Crafts – Cornwall, from £28.33pppn - 15% off
Newquay, Cornwall: Pitchup.com is offering 15% off its three-bedroom safari tents at Coastal Valley Camp and Crafts this season with prices starting from £510 (reduced from £600) for a three-night stay based on six people sharing (£28.33pppn). Offer runs until 30 June 2014. For further information and to book visit www.pitchup.com.
Set just one mile from the Cornish coast with its array of beautiful beaches, this luxury glampsite in a beautiful rural location is the perfect spot for a relaxing retreat. Three beaches can be easily reached via a scenic stroll through the park, including Watergate Bay with its many restaurants and surf shops. Just minutes away, guests can find a variety of popular attractions including The Eden Project, Newquay Zoo and the Blue Aquarium Reef. There’s a range of facilities on site including a pop-up Victorian tearoom, and guests can enjoy a ‘communal feast night’ on Saturdays where they can have pizza, hog roast and curry and get to know the other guests. The site’s wonderful setting means there are no roads or houses in sight, and it boasts a stream and nature walk.
Glamping at its best – the fabulous three-bedroom safari tent features one king bedroom, one twin bedroom and one double wooden cabin bed. Includes a log-burning stove, armchairs, dining table and chairs. Also includes a fully-fitted kitchen and a wooden pod containing a shower, sink and toilet. Three-night minimum stay.
Tayview Caravan and Camping Park - Angus, from £11.50pppn
Monifieth, Angus: Pitchup.com has availability on its glamping cabins at Tayview Caravan and Camping Park this season with prices starting from £46 per night based on four people sharing (£11.50pppn). For further information and to book visit www.pitchup.com.
Boasting stunning views of the Tay Estuary, the family-run site of Tayview offers fantastic camping and glamping options and brilliant facilities in an area which can offer up over 400 more hours of sunshine per annum than any other part of the country. Guests can make the most of the glorious sunshine at one of the many surrounding beaches which are ideal for a spot of windsurfing. The town of Monifieth with its shops and restaurants is just a five-minute walk away; alternatively, take a bus straight to Dundee to experience its fantastic shopping opportunities and activities for all ages. Guests can visit the on-site diner serving delicious home-cooked food, which is also available to take away, so glampers can eat whilst looking out across the estuary.
The glamping cabins feature two double sofa beds, a wardrobe, tables and chairs. Picnic benches are provided for outdoor dining. There is access to a fully-equipped communal kitchen and the toilet blocks are close by.
For more information visit www.pitchup.com. All prices correct at time of writing.
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