2018 was a bumper year for glamping with endless weeks of unbroken sunshine and heat. For the first time ever we had to request no fires outside the caravans – just for a few weeks mind but it felt every inch the Mediterranean. Scorchio! The vans are now wrapped up in their winter coats to protect them from the elements whilst we turn our minds to our 2019 season. We are already taking whole site bookings for the precious spring and summer weekends
The Summer Holidays (capital S, capital H) are fast approaching as every parent will be only too well aware. Endless days stretching out for weeks on end which needs filling. What to do? Where to go (without remortgaging your house)? How to avoid the centuries-old cry ‘I’m Bored’ and how long before you’re screaming at them to put down their (evil) Devices and Go Outside? Sound familiar? Well, delighted to say glamping and summer are a match made in heaven – rather like strawberries and cream, gin and tonic or Ant & Dec… hmm, make that Meghan & Harry. So here goes with our Mad Dogs Summer Bucket List to help ease the load and remind you what Summer Holidays are made for:
Snuggle Up Together in a Charming Vintage Caravan
Take one loved up couple
add a moonlit Vintage Van
decorate with wild meadow flowers
Autumn turned out to be a cracker: sunny, mild, dry conditions made for a spectacular display of colour here in the Wye Valley. Perfect conditions too for a bumper crop of chestnuts from our ancient Sweet Chestnut in the copse (affectionately known as the Faraway Tree). This year there were so many even the squirrels were willing to share them. It made a wonderful season finale watching glampers gather round the campfire to roast them.