Silver travel - sites ideal for over 50s with Pitchup.com
May 6 2014 Posted by Samantha Marsh
--Somerset, Lincolnshire, Northumberland--
There are well over 22 million people aged 50 years and over in the UK today* - over a third of the total population - and age need be no barrier to enjoying the UK countryside with outdoor holiday specialist Pitchup.com, whose experts have selected three getaways perfect for the more mature traveller. From a peaceful retreat in rural Lincolnshire to luxury huts in Northumberland, these exciting sites have something to suit all tastes, no matter how well-seasoned.
Slow down in Somerset from £5pppn
Weston-super-Mare, Somerset: Pitchup.com has availability on its electric grass pitches at Rose Tree Campsite this season with prices starting from £20 per night based on four people sharing (£5pppn); two-night minimum stay. For further information and to book visit www.pitchup.com.
This small, friendly site near the beaches of Weston-super-Mare is exclusively for over-30s making it the perfect place to relax away from the potential noise of children or young adults. The site is within comfortable reach of a number of amenities and is near a bus stop, making it easy to explore the local area; however, the bucolic views of the surrounding fields and woodland mean guests can happily stay on site all day if they wish.
Just a 10-minute drive from the M5, the park is set in a two-acre field with partial shade and hedgerows; there are a number of flat pitches as well as more gently sloping ones. The spacious 9m x 9m pitches cater for tents, tourers and motorhomes, and feature 10-amp electric hook-up and space for an awning or gazebo. Flushing toilets and hot showers are located on site and there’s an allocated dog exercise area, so four-legged friends are more than welcome to stay and stretch their legs too.
Live it up in Lincolnshire from £5pppn
Boston, Lincolnshire: Pitchup.com has availability on the hardstanding electric pitches at Long Acres Touring Park this season, with prices starting from only £20 per night based on four people sharing (£5pppn); two-night minimum stay. For further information and to book visit www.pitchup.com.
This neat little park in pretty south Lincolnshire offers peace and quiet to its adult guests. Those staying at the site can pass their time birdwatching, playing boules and other civilised outdoor games, or simply unwinding with a good book. The site is not action-packed, but that’s the point: relaxation is the name of the game here. For day trips, the historic market town of Boston – with its famous Stump – is nearby, as is the town of Spalding and the magnificent cathedral and castle city of Lincoln.
Hardstanding pitches feature 10-amp electric hook-up and grass areas alongside for awnings. Parking is available in front of the pitch. Offering modern facilities and amenities for disabled guests, there’s peace of mind when it comes to accessibility and comfort.
Luxury retreat in Northumberland from £50pppn
Hexham, Northumberland: Pitchup.com has availability on its shepherd’s huts at PoSHHuts this season with prices starting from £100 per night based on two people sharing (£50pppn). For further information and to book visit www.pitchup.com.
Located in a private rural setting in the heart of Northumberland National Park, PoSHHuts shepherd’s huts offer a peaceful and chic hideaway, ideal for escaping the pressures of everyday life. The National Park was awarded Dark Sky Park status in December 2013, so guests can sit back and watch an incredible night’s sky, perhaps while enjoying a few glasses of something special. Glampers are greeted with a welcome breakfast pack and are treated to PoSHHnosh, a pre-prepared evening meal service delivered to their hut door.
The elegant huts are in their own gardens, overlooking woodland and a river. They boast plenty of space and feature chandeliers, a king-size bed, a comfy settee, a woodburning stove, a luxurious ensuite shower and a fully-fitted bespoke designer kitchen. Bedding and linen are provided. There’s barely a reason to set foot outside!
For more information, visit www.pitchup.com
* Mid-2012 Population Estimates UK Office for National Statistics, 2013:http://www.ageuk.org.uk/Documents/EN-GB/Factsheets/Later_Life_UK_factsheet.pdf?dtrk=true
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Notes to editors
All prices correct at writing; subject to availability.
Notes to editors
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