Spend vs save - glamping getaways from Pitchup.com
Apr 15 2014 Gepost door Samantha Marsh
--Lake District, West Wales, Cornwall--
Online holiday specialist Pitchup.com reveals three sites at different levels of the price spectrum – from top-end and style driven, to inexpensive and cheerful. However, all sites offer a certain level of luxury and style which will provide guests with a super-glam camping experience. With prices as little as £10.00pppn, check out these glamping getaways from Cumbria to Cornwall.
1. Top-end glamping experience, from £130 per night (£16.25pp)
Carlisle, Cumbria: Pitchup.com has availability on its yurts at Drybeck Farm this season with prices starting from £130 per night based on eight people sharing (£16.25pppn). Two-night minimum stay. For further information and to book visit www.pitchup.com.
Located right on the riverside in the heavenly Eden Valley, this luxury glampsite provides a little piece of paradise in the lovely Lake District. Handcrafted yurts filled with hand-picked vintage furniture, a wood-fired hot tub, and even the luxury of being picked up from the station by horse and carriage – glampsites don’t come much posher than this place! Even the quirky compost loos are posh and eco-friendly, plus guests are provided with shower gel, conditioner and shampoo in the hot showers. You’ll even get a free breakfast hamper upon arrival – filled with home-produced sausages, bacon, free-range eggs and fresh bread.
The 21ft yurt features one double bed, four folding single divans, and two futon mattresses. All beds are equipped with duvets, pillows and bed linen. Includes hand-picked vintage furnishings, a woodburning stove, mains electric with a double socket and electric light. Also includes the use of the Riverside Cook House with gas rings and a wood-fired oven for cooking, a fridge, and all utensils and crockery needed.
2. Eco-retreat experience, from £97.50 per night (£24.37pp)
Powys, West Wales: Pitchup.com has availability on its tipis at Eco-retreats tipis and yurts this season with prices starting from £97.50 per night based on four people sharing (£27.37pppn). Two-night minimum stay. For further information and to book visit www.pitchup.com.
The perfect escape for hippie eco-glampers. Deep in the forest, set back over four miles from the road, this eco-friendly site is the ideal place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The site has no electricity and limited mobile reception, so a break here really provides guests with the unique opportunity to reconnect with nature. Healing sessions, reiki and meditation are all available on site to rejuvenate the body and soul – ideal for full-time workers in need of an escape.
The tipis are well-furnished with a double bed, bedding, a coffee table, soft cushions, chairs, a blanket box and hot water bottles. An inflatable mat can be provided for two extra guests. There is a well-equipped kitchen area complete with china, glassware and cutlery. There is a chimnea in the centre and the floor is ¾ decked to provide a snug living area.
Liskeard, Cornwall: Pitchup.com has availability on its bell tents at Little Upton Boutique Belltentsthis season with prices starting from £40.00 per night based on four people sharing (£10.00pppn). For further information and to book visit www.pitchup.com.
Just because this site is a total bargain, doesn’t mean luxury is compromised by any means! Located on the edge of Bodmin Moor, with an impeccable vista of the Cornish countryside, this bijou glamping site offers chic accommodation and an array of novel experiences. There’s an open air amphitheatre providing a top night of entertainment following a meal at one of the many country inns surrounding the site. The roomy bell tents themselves are super stylish and even feature tea-light chandeliers! This is the perfect site for real relaxation, an active break, or a combination of the two.
The bell tents come equipped with one double bed and up to two futons. Plus a woodburning stove, a kettle, and homely touches such as rugs and tea-light chandeliers. Each tent has a lovely ‘balcony’ with cute outdoor furniture and fantastic views. All guests have access to the old piggery, which has been converted into a communal kitchen and bathroom.
For more information visit www.pitchup.com
Samantha Marsh, Samantha.firstname.lastname@example.org, 07711 265 666
Notes to editors
All prices correct at writing; subject to availability.
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 selected parts of Europe. The site provides users with asimple 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. It’s also possible to check out bathing water quality in the surrounding area. 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 European destinations continually being 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.