To camp or not to camp... Shakespearean retreats with Pitchup.com
Mar 25 2014 Posted by Samantha Marsh
--Sensational deals in Shakespearean Stratford--
This April marks the 450th birthday of none other than William Shakespeare. His birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon will be leading the way in paying tribute to Britain’s most famous playwright and poet with a weekend full of pageantry, pomp and performance on 26/27 April. Outdoor accommodation specialist Pitchup.com have recommended three sites that would make the perfect base for a stay in Stratford on this special occasion.
1. Tipi-tastic Stratford from £24.50pppn
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire:Pitchup.com has availability on its tipis at Twitey's Tipis and Campsite this season with prices starting from £98.00 per night with tipis sleeping up to four people (£24.50pppn). Two night minimum stay.For further information and to book visit www.pitchup.com.
History loving glampers can really travel back in time at this wonderful campsite in Shakespeare land, by staying in their very own tipi! This new site boasts 14 acres of wilderness, yet is just four miles from the sights and sounds of Stratford-upon-Avon. The site is teeming with local wildlife including deer, rabbits, buzzards and foxes. It is the perfect place to discover the history that Stratford has to offer.
Twitey’s Tipis are all made locally and fitted with everything needed for a glamorous glamping getaway. They feature a double bed, two single beds, pots, pans, plates, cutlery, lamps and candles, carpets and rugs for an extra cosy feel! Outside the tipi there is a firepit, trivet, stove, logs, kindling and fire lighters. On-site facilities include clean toilet and shower blocks.
2. Camp out in the Cotswold – from £4.25pppn
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire: Pitchup.com has availability on its grass pitches at Dodwell Park this season with prices starting from £17.00 per night based on four people sharing (£4.25pppn). For further information and to book visit www.pitchup.com.
Situated just two miles from Shakespeare’s birthplace and the many other bardly attractions of Stratford, this family-run site boasts a peaceful countryside setting and fantastic amenities. Nearby, guests can find Cotswold villages with thatched inns, Anne Hathaway’s cottage, and guests and their dogs will love the many walks on offer along the River Avon and the hills of the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Guests can pitch up a tent on the non-electric grass pitch (£17p/n), the electric grass pitch (£18p/n) or pitch up their motorhome or tourer on the hardstanding electric pitch (£18p/n). The on-site amenities are kept to spotless standards, with free hot showers, dishwashing facilities, hairdryers, and a shop and off-license with plenty of leaflets with info on the local area to ensure guests have a good ‘olde’ time.
3. Riverside retreat from £10.83pppn
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire: Pitchup.com has availability on its camping snugs at Riverside Caravan Parkthis season with prices starting from £43.33 per night based on four people sharing (£10.83pppn). Three night minimum stay.For further information and to book visit www.pitchup.com.
In true Shakespearean style, guests here can drift past weeping willows, leafy banks and swimming swans in their own private river taxi taking them directly to the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon. This well-maintained site is perfectly situated right by the River Avon, offering marvellous views across the meadows and easy access to Stratford. Plus, the site boasts fantastic facilities including a clubhouse, playground, shop and café. Guests can also enjoy free fishing along the banks.
The comfortable larchwood “camping snugs” sleep up to four people on one double sofa-bed and a set of bunk beds. The pods are fully insulated, very secure and feature electric lighting and their own fridge. The outside decking area provides good views of the river and is the perfect place for outdoor dining at the picnic table. Pets are welcome and amenities include a modern shower and toilet block, and dishwashing facilities.
For more information visit www.pitchup.com
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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 France. The site provides users with a simple 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. 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 France recently 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.