The 2016 Glamping season has begun and the feeling of spring is in the air. This season there have been lots of updates whilst still keeping the feeling of holidaying in the ‘great outdoors. The Grove Glamping, owned and managed by Ruth Graveling, has invested heavily this year on creating a glamping site that provides more quality and comfort for our glampers. The bell tents in 2015 were great but we wanted something more spacious, with greater insulation and a bit more robust, so out with the bell tents and in with the yurts.
There are two types of yurts to choose from – the Nomadic Yurts are made by a company in Yorkshire, they have a steal frame and are nicely insulated to keep in the warmth of the new wood burning stoves. They sleep up to four people. Ruth embraced the challenge of erecting them herself, aided greatly by septuagenarians John and Ann Graveling and the outcome is very impressive. The interiors resemble a wedding marquee in some ways and has 3 layers and so are significantly warmer than the bell tents.
The second type of yurts are Mongolian Yurts, which have become everyone’s favourite. The wooden door opens into a wooden lattice which sits under the ivy-green canvas and reaches up to the sky-light, allowing you to lie on the double bed and star-gaze at night. These yurts are original Laurence Moore bespoke designs built to fit the existing wooden floors. The larger Mongolian Yurt can sleep up to eight and the smaller one can sleep up to six people.
There are a couple of other huge improvements with the glamping this year. Each yurt now has its own masonry BBQ. This is dual fuel – so it can burn either charcoal or wood. They are pretty robust and can double up as a type of open fire to sit around if people prefer a little privacy from the communal fire pits. So far, the guests have thoroughly appreciated this addition.
But, one of the biggest changes for the glampsite is the new toilet and shower block and a new boiler system for the other toilets and showers. This new block hosts two toilets (one with disabled access) and two showers. They are all tiled and look lovely inside. In all, glampers now have the choice of five showers and four toilets, which means there should never be a queue!
Bookings are flying in for the glamping and everyone is geering up for another great season. You can find out more information on our glamping page, or phone 01263 512412.