Recently we were invited to visit Campden Yurts. Last weekend we made the trip to the north Cotswolds and had our first experience of glamping at this wonderful site.
We are keen campers, spending time under canvas at least once a year. Whilst I love camping it can be tricky to manage my health issues and the physical requirements of basic camping. Glamping is a really great compromise. Giving my family the outdoor, back to nature experience whilst having enough comforts for me to cope with the holiday and stay well.
About the site;
Glamping is a great idea for anyone reluctant to camp for whatever reason. It’s a step up from communal shower blocks and sleeping on wonky airbeds. You only need pack clothing, food and a torch as everything else is provided, so it’s really convenient.
Campden Yurts is a new site run by Jane and Neil (with help from their children) on the smallholding where Jane grew up. Having previously opened up their field to friends and relatives, who were always reluctant to leave, they realised they had something special and decided to open a glamping site.
When we arrive we’re greeted and shown around by Jane and the whole place exceeds my expectations. The yurts are comfortable, with a king sized bed for us and two futons for the children. There are cozy sheepskins, plenty of blankets, a wood burner and twinkly fairy lights run from the supplied solar battery. Jane has baked us a lemon drizzle cake for post travel rumbly tummies.
We have our own bathroom for the weekend, access to an undercover cooking area and utility room. All this means we can really relax in this wonderful place, surrounded by chickens, cows and visited by Jane and Neil’s friendly dog.
How we spent our time;
Our children run wild, embracing the freedom. They raid the games provided for rackets, balls and all they could want to entertain themselves. The grown ups relax and drink tea. I can’t remember the last time I managed to read a whole book in a day but here it was possible.
On Saturday morning we visit picturesque market town Chipping Campden. We treat the children to books from a lovely little independent bookstore. Stocking up at one of Chipping Campden’s many delis with olives and other delicious things. Having loved the comfy sheepskins in our yurt we discover a market selling them and can’t resist taking one home.
On Saturday evening we book to cook pizzas in Bob the pizza oven. This is a really social affair. Jane, Neil and their children join us for pizza and a good chat. Jane tells me she wants this to be a place families can visit. Aiming to keep the prices reasonable and carefully considering everything a family might need to enjoy their stay. I really warm to them and the place, and really want to encourage more people to visit.
More details and booking;
Here are some pictures from our stay, and a vlog I’ve made of our visit.
*Disclosure, we were provided with a stay at Campden Yurts free of charge for the purposes of this blog.