Glamping

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The wife and I have been known to venture into the great outdoors in a tent over the last few years. I find it really relaxing and great to get back to the countryside. There are a few pre-requisites to a weekend away however – it needs to be warm, not raining, and the campsite needs good facilities and a pub within walking distance! Most of these are easy to achieve in the UK now (and especially in Derbyshire which is close by) with one exception –  the good weather!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASo our recent visit to Wiltshire for a few days was ‘upgraded’ to a glamping weekend! I had seen various sites on the web with ‘pods’ when looking for campsites, but had never experienced one first hand. So our first attempt at glamping was going to be a great adventure!

And, having now ‘glamped’ for two nights in a wooden ‘pod’ at the Stonehenge Campsite (highly recommended by the way) I can confirm that it is without doubt the way to go!

The pod was large enough to contain a proper bed, a cool box, a comfy chair and even an area with a kettle and toaster! Most importantly it had a heater and electric lights and was consequently amazingly comfortable and warm. The site even has WIFI so we could keep in touch with the World if we wanted to without difficulty.

And the best bit – you don’t get woken by the sun coming through the walls of the tent at 5am! Thoroughly recommended for a few days away with a difference!

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