Imagine waking up with incredible views, surrounded by the spectacular British countryside, after a night sleeping under the stars, all with the luxury of having your creature comforts at your finger-tips. Sound too good to be true? Well let us introduce you to glamping.
Glamping is a new kind of travel, defined as glamorous camping. However, when you’re glamping, there’s no tent to pitch, no sleeping bag to unroll, no fire to build. Be it, tent, yurt, airstream, pod, igloo, hut, villa, cabin, cube, teepee or treehouse, glamping is a way to experience the great outdoors without sacrificing luxury.
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Treehouse on castle grounds
If you like history, you may fancy visiting the Cotswold village of Whichford, in which a field can be found where a Norman castle once stood. Nearby you’ll discover Yurts with traditional Moroccan furnishings, including rugs, sheepskins and embroidered wall hangings, bringing the Mediterranean to the Midlands. And, if you’re looking for a more up-market adventure, you might like to try a stay in a tree house, fully furnished with a double bed and wood burner to perfect your glamping experience.
There are many bicycle routes around Whichford, making it a perfect destination for trails through the woods and frolics through fields. You’ll even find that the local pub is a short walk (or ride) away from the campsite!
Cotswold Glamping Pods at Village Farm, Notgrove
The glamping pods at Notgrove sleep up to 4 overlooking the idyllic village surrounded by the stunning Cotswold countryside. The area gives access to walks over the 1,500 acre private Notgrove estate. This location is considered one of the best for bike rides, with the owners providing bike hire and mapping out routes for you to follow.
“The best way to see the stunning scenery around Notgrove is on two wheels…”
At Talton Lodge take your pick from their choice of yurts, tipis, an orchard wagon and a unique tree house-boat. Depending on where you stay, you’ll find yourself immersed in a cosy Victorian walled garden or in an 18th century converted- barn, which are both surrounded by 20 acres of land for you to ride on. On top of this, Talton Lodge hosts a hatful of activities, from treasure hunts to sausage making, and from beauty therapy to pottery classes.
The Glamping Orchard
The Glamping Orchard, surrounded by The Cotswolds, is ideally located in the heart of the picturesque Severn Vale, just 5 miles from the historic town of Gloucester and a short walk to the River Severn as well as local pubs and market towns. There is plenty to see and do, and the river also offers a great place to ride along.
“…You can collect fresh eggs for your breakfast, experience a memorable horse and cart ride to the local pub or simply go for a long walk foraging for berries down the country lanes.”
Manor Farm boasts 4 different areas for you to stay, offering diversity in accommodation. The nearest town of Broadway is renowned for its chocolate box appeal, various pubs and restaurants, and plenty of independently owned shops. With access to walks along the river Isbourne and through farmland. Attractions worth visiting are Broadway Tower, Snowshill Manor, Sudeley Castle, Toddington Steam Railway, Hayles Abbey, as there is plenty to see and do. Should you wish to explore further afield, why not jump on your bike and visit Cheltenham Spa, Worcester, or Stratford upon Avon which are not too far away.
For more info about how you can make your next cycling holiday extra special please contact us.