August bank holiday steals from Pitchup.com
Jul 29 2014 Gepost door Samantha Marsh
--Escape to the country 22-25 August from £3.00pppn--
--Staffordshire, Cornwall, Warwickshire--
Try something different this August bank holiday and head for a rural retreat with outdoor accommodation specialist Pitchup.com from just £3.00pppn. From 22-25 August, make the most of the national holiday by escaping to one of these sites in Staffordshire, Cornwall and Warwickshire.
Beaver Hall Equestrian Centre – Staffordshire, from £3.00pppn
Leek, Staffordshire: Pitchup.com has availability on its non-electric grass pitches at Beaver Hall Equestrian Centre this August bank holiday with prices starting from £54.00 for a three-night stay based on six people sharing (£3.00pppn).
Located in the heart of the Staffordshire Moorlands and on the doorstep of the Peak District National Park, Beaver Hall boasts an abundance of attractions, places to visit and activities for kids of all ages in its surrounding area. There is an equestrian centre on site where adults and children alike can enjoy pony rides and lessons. New for summer 2014: the farm park has a menagerie of farm animals for guests to see. Meerkats, owls and a snake will pay a visit to the site at weekends throughout the summer. Entry to the farm park is £2 per person, but free for campers.
The grass pitches without electric cater for tents only and sleep up to six people. Includes an awning and one car. Toilet and shower blocks are on site.
Mousehole Camping – Penzance, from £3.75pppn
Penzance, Cornwall: Pitchup.com has availability on its non-electric grass pitches at Mousehole Camping this August bank holiday with prices starting from £45.00 for a three-night stay based on four people sharing (£3.75pppn).
Mousehole Camping is a family and pet-friendly site only a mile's walk from the famous Mousehole Harbour, situated between Penzance and Land’s End. Mousehole is not only an attractive village but its cobbled streets are full of art galleries, a beautiful harbour, a beach, pubs and great restaurants.On-site facilities include Wi-Fi, a clubhouse, a pool table, table football, television and ample car parking.
The grass pitches without electric cater for tents only and sleep up to four people. Includes awning, gazebo, pup tent, two dogs and two cars. Showers and toilets on site.
Riverside Caravan Park, Stratford-upon-Avon from £15.83pppn
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire: Pitchup.com has availability on its camping snugs at Riverside Caravan Park this August bank holiday with prices starting from £190 for a three-night stay based on four people sharing (£15.83pppn).
Situated in the heart of historic Warwickshire, this rural hideaway in the land of Shakespeare is the perfect place to escape to. There is a private river taxi service running from the site to the town centre, meaning guests can drift past the weeping willows, verdant banks and genteel swans of this beautiful region while on their way to the busy and beautiful Stratford-upon-Avon. For relaxation, the Riverside Bar & Restaurant is just feet from the river and the large al fresco balcony, in its elevated position, allows guests to relax and soak up the views over the River Avon and Welcombe Hill.
Near a woodland hedge looking across the meadow to the River Avon, the camping snugs are made of larch wood, with a solid roof and extra insulation. The living space has a light, plug sockets, a small heater and small fridge. The lockable French doors provide security. The camping snug has exclusive access to a private toilet and shower block with washing-up facilities.
For more information visit www.pitchup.com. All prices correct at time of writing.
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