Easter getaways from £102 with Pitchup.com
Mar 3 2015 Posted by Samantha Marsh
Luxury glamping across the UK and France
As Easter arrives and the outdoor accommodation season bursts into life, outdoor accommodation specialist Pitchup.com has selected some of its favourite ideas for an Easter break for all, whether it’s with the family, friends or as a couple.
Mettingham Castle Lodge and Castleview Vacations – From £210
The medieval glamping tents at Mettingham Castle Lodge have castle views and are set in a peaceful location close to the pretty Suffolk town of Bungay. The Dussindale tent has a comfortable double bed and futons, a woodburner, chest and side cabinet, a basic kitchen and tableware, and outdoor seating on private decking with a gas barbecue. The local town is home to seven pubs, one with its own micro brewery and one with a medieval banqueting hall. The site is just 16 miles from the seaside town of Southwold with its sand and shingle beach, amusement pier, putting greens and boating ponds - making it the perfect option for a family day out. Visitors can also learn to sail or canoe at Oulton Broad Water Sports Centre. A three-night break this Easter starts from £210-240. This price is based on two people sharing.
Camping BelleRive – From £121
Situated in the village of Montfrin in the beautiful region of Provence in the south of France, this site is quiet and hidden among heavily-wooded land along the banks of the Gardon river. The chalets for hire feature one double bedroom and a mezzanine bedroom with two single beds. There is also a fully-equipped kitchen with sink and electric hob, dining area and a terrace. On site there is a snack bar and the owners also run various themed nights to keep guests entertained. There is wifi available at a small daily rate for those who want to keep in touch with the world but for those in need of some respite, the sights of Provençal France are there to be enjoyed.
Off site you can visit a Roman amphitheatre or medieval castle, see the wildlife in the natural marshes of the Camargues, try racing on the Circuit de Lédenon, or go kayaking on the river. For a three-night break this Easter prices start from £121 for a two-bedroom standard chalet, £149 for a two-bedroom comfort chalet and for something a little different, why not try the safari tent lodge for £187? These prices are based on two sharing.
Drumshademuir Caravan Park - From £120
Head for the highlands of Scotland for a cosy break in the county of Angus. Famed for its castles, glens, and the camera obscura, there is plenty of history and scenery to take in to keep families busy over Easter, and for those who want to work off all that chocolate, a hike in the surrounding Cairngorm National Park is a must...As Easter falls early this year there may even be a chance to do some skiing on the mountains!
Drumshademuir Caravan Park offers pod accommodation over Easter from only £120 for a three-night stay. The pods come with beds, seating and a table but visitors will need to bring their own equipment and bedding. Pods sleep four.
Camping Plein Sud - From £102
Treat the family to an Easter in France staying at Camping Plein Sud in Ardèche, Rhône-Alpes. This beautiful site is surrounded by mountains and offers excellent facilities for visitors including a terrace from which they can relax with a drink and admire the views. There is a children’s playground, pétanque court, volleyball/badminton court and games room with ping pong tables and a TV. Free wifi is also available throughout the site.
Breakfast is available daily at the bar with fresh croissants and coffee. A shop and restaurant are within a short walk of the site. Accommodation is offered in fully furnished, ensuite shepherd’s huts and lodges. A three-night stay costs from just £102 based on stays in a shepherd’s hut. The huts can accommodate up to four people.
Walkers Cottage - From £180
Enjoy a peaceful and relaxed Easter break in the Herefordshire countryside courtesy of Walkers Cottage at Hay-on-Wye. This small campsite sits in beautiful countryside just a few miles outside Hereford and within easy reach of the Black Mountains. Ideal for visitors who want to walk, cycle or canoe, this region is perfect for outdoor families.
Accommodation here is offered in large bell tents which can sleep between two and four people. The tents are equipped with beds, utensils, a barbecue and logs. Guests will need to bring their own bedding and towels. A three-night stay over Easter costs from £180. Communal facilities on site include showers, a washroom and a dry room with fridge, microwave and games.
For more information visit www.pitchup.com. All prices correct at time of writing. All sites had good availability at time of writing.
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