A unique and quirky glamping experience staying in a Yurt, Tabernacle or Cabin
Kingfisher Yurt: Hidden in a private wildlife garden, the handmade Kingfisher Yurt plays host not only to local kingfishers but also ducks, moorhens, dragonflies and the odd heron. Well, the area does, the yurt is just for you. With all this wildlife and the bamboo and woodland surrounding you, the yurt feels completely secluded, but if you follow the stream for just a few minutes you’ll reach the village of Wendover, with more than enough coffee shops and pubs to keep you fed and watered throughout your stay. Of course, if you’d rather stay put, your camp comes with a private cabin housing a modern kitchen (and bathroom), so you can cook up a little something and eat out on the deck. When it starts to feel chilly, head inside and watch the flames through the glass door of the wood burner. Vibrant antique rugs and a kingsize bed covered in colourful bed linen will keep you cosy while you’ll still be able to see the sky through the central roof wheel.
Badger's Bower: This wonderful tabernacle on the edge of an ancient forest was christened Badger's Bower after the shady spot in which it sits, surrounded by bluebells and resident badgers. It’s a perfect hideout for couples seeking an unusual space to unwind.
Beyond the huge church doors the space is cosy and thoughtfully designed with an ornate stained glass window, lantern, a fridge to keep your drinks cool and a few supplies to get you going. But it’s the double-ended bath which takes centre-stage, promising indulgent soaks with lush views of the private woodlands.
Hop inside the hammock for a lazy hour or recline in one of the rocking chairs as something delicious cooks slowly over the firepit and then take your supper out back, where you can dine under the sun or stars. By the time the badgers poke their noses out of the burrows, you’ll likely be burrowing back down into your kingsize captain’s bed, where you’ll be lulled to sleep by the sound of the rushing stream.