New Year, New Adventures. Glamping Adventures!
It’s 2023 and the new yurt glamping season will soon be upon us. We reopen in March and cannot wait to welcome guests to our corner of country heaven. It is set to be another year filled with sunshine, laughter, and nature galore. There is also likely to be a rain shower or two 😉
If you are new to glamping or staycations, we have penned a rundown of what to expect during your yurt break with us. We have included things to give you a feel for the experience, and some practical tips for planning and preparing. Let’s get started…
A camping experience unlike any you have had before.
Staying in a yurt is like camping, but better. You are still in a tent, so it maintains its wonderful sense of adventure and at-one-with-nature-ness but the yurts are super spacious. You’ll hear the nostalgic sound of rain on the canvas and hear the birds and crickets sing around you. All whilst laying in a proper bed feeling the warmth of the log burner. Glamorous camping indeed.
Thankfully, unlike traditional camping, you won’t need to put your own tent up either. The yurts are beautifully made to be strong and durable so we put them up at the beginning of the season and leave them there until we take them down for a rest in winter. Phew!
Glamping in yurts is also a low-impact, eco-friendly experience. The beautiful yurts were made just over the border in Lincolnshire using UK wood (local to the man who made them). The yurts themselves are off-grid and use solar power and candles for lighting, allowing you to switch off and reconnect to yourselves. Just a short walk up the path takes to you to the private bathrooms and the indoor kitchen (you also have your own alfresco kitchenette by the yurt). The kitchen and bathroom facilities have mains power so that you can have a reliable hot shower and use a proper fridge. The eco-friendly compost toilets balance the carbon on this. We aim for the best of both worlds.
The cherry on the cake with this glamping experience is the wood-burning hot tub. This little luxury allows you to soak away your cares whilst watching the night sky. Bliss.
Fresh air, and lots of it.
One of the many joys of glamping in yurts on a farm is the opportunity to enjoy time in the fresh air. A staycation in the heart of the countryside encourages you to get outside and clear your lungs (and mind). Exploring the local scenery on foot or by bike is highly recommended.
You can access a traffic-free walking path, called The Brampton Valley Way, from the farm. This can take you all the way into Market Harborough (2 miles) or to Northampton (14 miles!). We suggest the Market Harborough direction. Then stop for coffee and cake in the town as a reward.
Spending so much time outdoors will mean packing for all weather. We were blessed with a hot year last year, and this is likely to keep happening, but the temperature still drops at night and there is always the chance of rain. Extra layers and wellies are essential – even if you keep them in the car as ‘just in case’ items.
Food, glorious food.
The fresh air and glamorous camping experience continues with the cooking. We are a self-catering glamping site so you will have the opportunity to cook over a bbq or gas camping stove (both provided by us). There is nothing better than cooking incredible food from Waterloo Cottage Farmshop over a BBQ whilst drinking a cold (locally brewed) beer. Cooking for yourselves can be good fun and will ultimately save you a few pennies. We provide all the pots, pans, crockery and cutlery you will need for this too so no need to pack the kitchen sink.
There is also the option to eat out. Everyone enjoys (and deserves) a break from cooking and washing up when on holiday. Luckily, there are many local restaurants and cafes that will look after you well. The closest to us is The George, which serves delicious food. If you venture into Market Harborough, 2 miles away, you’ll find plenty more eateries. The Two Old Goats is one of our current lunchtime favourites (not least because they source some of their ingredients from Waterloo Cottage Farm).
Yurt glamping combines camping with life’s comforts. It provides special extras without distracting from what is really important; quality time with those you love. There are plenty of places to visit locally, and there are activities that can be booked both on and off-site, but you may also find yourself with plenty of free time. We recommend that you choose to do nothing with some of that time. Relax. Switch off.
We are now taking bookings for our 2023 season so click here to book your yurt glamping break. If you have any other questions on what to expect when staying with us, get in touch via the contact us page, or give us a call on 07375024672. We love a good chat.
See you at the yurts soon!