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  • 14.03.2017

What a season 2016

Christmas has long been over and 2017 is now well underway. Unfortunately, it’s still single digit degrees outside so not much call for Glamping. But I’ve well and truly embraced the Danish art of Hygge over the Autumn and Winter, so as I’m typing this, recalling the 2016 season, I’m sat here in front of our (roaring) wood burning stove with a lovely cup of coffee as Basil is curled up on the sofa with his furry blanket wrapped around him for extra coziness. Lovely.
2016 was, in one word, incredible! To expand, it was easily our busiest season yet. Newly married couples and their friends and family enjoyed our tents across the country. From Northumberland to Norfolk, we pitched a record number of tents. The teams worked some serious hours. I remember the day two teams had to dismantle a job in Newark, only for one of the vans to then travel on to Norwich to pitch up for a wedding the very same day. What a weekend that was. I remember sleeping for quite a while after that one!
We enjoyed new festivals this year too, with the likes of the Embrace Secret festival and Festival 23. We added new products too to our packages, including; Eve memory foam mattresses, a marquee and Emperor tents.
So as the 2017 season creeps up on us, the weather will improve and the bookings will continue to come in. Personally, I can’t wait. As much as I love relaxing in front of the fire, I’m always much more at home in the great outdoors, doing what I love.
Bring it on!

  • 27.04.2016

A country garden style wedding – Rachael & John

Here we take another look back at one of our weddings. This time Rachael & John were looking to stay nearby for the wedding night but couldn’t really find anything close enough, so a friend suggested hiring a glamping tent, and that’s exactly what they did! They and a few friends hired our glamping tents and some others stayed over in camper vans. Rachael said “This was the perfect ending to a perfect day. Our tent had a four post bed, throws, cushions, lanterns, bunting and twinkle lights.”

Glad you enjoyed it. Photos by Mark Crayden

  • 17.03.2016

Our new team member…Basil

Glampit fans, we are delighted to announce our latest member of the team. Basil Hawksworth, our English Pointer puppy.
He can’t wait to help pitch all the bell tents and meet all of our amazing customers this summer.
You can now follow our new team member on his very own ‎Instagram‬ account.

@glamping_basil will be sharing his ‪adventures‬ and ‪‎travels as they happen, but in the meantime here are selection of his posts so far.‬ Remember, you’ll also find us on Instagram as @glampit

 

  • 30.09.2015

Farm Business Innovation 2015

The time is nearly here for us to showcase our services at Farm Business Innovation (Rural Entrepreneur Show) on the 11-12 November at the Birmingham NEC. 150 SEMINARS…300 EXHIBITORS…7,500 VISITORS…3 SHOWS IN 1…FREE-TO-ATTEND.

Farm Business Innovation 2015 is the most comprehensive and interactive show dedicated to helping farmers generate new forms of income from their land. This is the only farm business event that offers rural entrepreneurs the guidance, inspiration, supplies and resources in diversifying out of agriculture.
Last year, 4,500 farmers, land owners and rural business people attended to take advantage of the exclusive seminar and workshop schedule, as well as networking opportunities and over 200 exhibitors.

We will be exhibiting our glamping rental packages, online store and permanent glamping site solutions for rural businesses and land owners. It’s absolutely free to attend, so book your ticket by clicking on the banner below and join us on stand 260. See you there.

  • 29.09.2015

2015 season (almost) done

The 2015 season is almost over and WOW what a year! Our busiest season by some distance and some great memories to boot.
Our bell tent villages have been used for weddings, private parties, festivals and corporate events this year and we’ve had huge amounts of fun doing them all.
The team have been to every corner of Yorkshire and beyond pitching our bell tents, setting up some amazing sites.

So we hope you’ve all had an amazing summer as we look forward to the glamping adventures ahead of us for next year.

Glampit 2015 from Glampit.com on Vimeo.

  • 15.07.2015

Our new sites

Hello again, long time no speak.
Since the last blog post, things at Glampit have moved on a little. We spent the off season researching a new side to the business, our permanent site offering. Of which at the time of publishing this post, we have two. One in Suffolk and one just south of York. These sites have allowed us to enhance our offering and hopefully up the ante of the guest experience.
The inspiration once again comes from traditional Indian homes and the rustic colours of our fair trade furnishings.

If the summer sun has got you dreaming of sunny coasts, seaside towns or picturesque villages then head on down to Suffolk and stay in one of our Bell Tents at The Hollies in Kessingland and make it your base for exploring the nearby towns and villages. Historic Bury St Edmunds, the forest town of Brandon, Thetford Forest and The Brecks, or Southwold, Aldeburgh, Orford, and Felixstowe.

Glampit – Our permanent sites in Suffolk & York from Glampit.com on Vimeo.

Our site at Deighton Lodge is tucked away in three acres of private farmland in Yorkshire’s countryside. Deighton Lodge is just 4 miles south of York city centre. The converted farm house is situated only 2 minutes from York Designer Outlet and York Park & Ride.

York is a city of incredible contrasts and exciting discoveries. It’s where old meets new, everyday meets the unexpected and grand architecture meets revered ruins. From the moment you enter the city walls, you’ll be captivated by the sight of museums, country houses and delightfully unique shops that greet you at every twisty turn.

  • 29.10.2014

Our new shop is here

Welcome to our first blog following our incredibly busy summer. Sorry we haven’t had a chance to update you on what we’ve been up to, but it’s quite difficult when you’re in a field putting up LOTS of tents. Over the coming months I’ll post more images and stories of the weddings, events and festivals that we’ve worked on this year; but this post is all about one thing. Our new and exciting shop.

It’s finally here, after working on sourcing the best suppliers possible, we’d like to invite you to view our fantastic selection of unique accessories, furnishings and furniture, hand-picked so they can be used at home as well as in camp. When you decorate your bell tent, yurt, camper van or tipi with these products, they will make you the envy of all your camping neighbours. The majority of our soft furnishings and rugs are rich in colour and manufactured on a fair trade basis. We also have a great range of cooking equipment, from stoves to BBQ’s, allowing you to make some amazing meals on your nights away. There’s also a superb choice of throws and cosy blankets, ideal as picnic rugs or for sitting round the camp fire with, or being used all year round at home as a sofa throw.

So to bring a touch of an authentic Berber camp to your glamping accommodation or even a touch of the east to the most contemporary home, please take a look in our shop now.

  • 03.06.2014

Pure relaxation… in Spain

As you know time off for us is very rare, especially during the glamping season, but we’ve just returned from a few days away, glamping in Andalucía. Lucky for us we had a spare weekend and this was all we needed as an excuse to get away for a days to get some sunshine. We obviously like to know what glamping locations there are around Europe, so we contacted Casa de Laila which is set in the beautiful Guadalhorce Valley in Andalucia, Spain. We were so happy to hear that they had some availability in their own bell tents, so we booked our flights and away we went.

To cut to the chase, this was one of the most relaxing and intimate holidays we have had in years. The tents are set among the orange grove that cascade down the hillside, allowing you a little respite from the searing heat of the sun. You could even relax in your very own hammock. What really impressed us was the views over the valley with the mountain range of de Sierra de las Nieves on the horizon.

I could write quite a blog on this brilliant location, but I think you’d probably prefer to see some of our holiday snaps instead.

  • 02.04.2014

Sally & Josh’s Camp style wedding

Another look back over some of the professional images of the weddings we were lucky enough to work on and set up our Bell Tent glamping villages for in 2013. This wedding was on the Isle of Anglesey at a family home, which had stunning views down to the sea.

Sally & Josh – Camp village style wedding. Photos by Rachel Hayton.

  • 02.04.2014

Liz & Jamie’s DIY festival wedding 2013

We’ve been preparing this week for the first wedding of the season this Saturday, which we are really looking forward to. This got us looking back over some of the amazing images of the weddings we were lucky enough to work on and set up our Bell Tent glamping villages for in 2013.
I thought it’d be rude not to share, so here’s the first of what we’ll be sharing…

Liz & Jamie’s DIY festival wedding. Photos by Lifeline Photography.

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