Re:treat Glamping in Bedfordshire is just an hour away from London. The glampsite is an exclusive private luxury safari lodge situated on a raised large timber deck and overlooks a large pretty pond and meadow which is cut for hay. The safari lodge has it’s own grassed area within a low level fence with access to the water and field being via a wooden gate. There’s plenty of space to kick back and relax with beautiful views and stunning sunsets over the hills at night.
Whether it’s relaxing on the water side jetty or pond dipping (nets provided), the area is an enchanting place to while away the time. There’s also a small summerhouse complete with a rocking chair to take in the views of the water and relax with a good book. Walk across the our fields to the old orchard, with mature trees this is a wonderful space for you to picnic, play and relax.
You will also have access via the public footpath to some pretty walks to nearby Pulloxhill, Silsoe and Flitton. You’ll find a map and some suggested walks in your welcome information. There’s a great pub in each of the villages and each one is only a 25 minute walk away via the footpaths. It’s the perfect setting to create some wonderful memories with companions and loved ones.
THE SAFARI LODGE
The Safari Lodge sleeps up to 7 adults and includes
- A beautiful four poster bedroom
- A quirky and comfortable ‘den bed’ with a king size bed
- Triple bunk room (double bed with single bunk above)
- Open plan kitchen, dining and sitting area
- Large wood burning stove providing heating and a place to cook
- Private wood clad separate shower room with piping hot water with complimentary paraben free hair and body wash
- Cloakroom with flushing toilet and sink
- A tripod BBQ to cook up a feast and a hammock to while away the hours
- Solar powered lights with a charge point for phones and devices
- Small solar powered fridge
- Raised large front veranda, Adirondack chairs and a picnic table and benches to eat alfresco
- A range of books with suggestions for games in and outside
- A chest of indoor games ranging from classics such as cranium, dominoes and card games through to ‘dobble’
Re:treat Glamping has a well-stocked supply of outside games such as swingball, cricket and rounders as well as the unusual Molkky, an addictive Finnish game. There is also a pedal tractor and trailor for little ones and a pedal go kart for older children.
There are plenty of places to choose from to set up your games and have fun together. For outdoor games ‘the old orchard’ is a grassed area that is surrounded on the perimeter by mature trees. At the back there is a spinney area that’s perfect for den making.
Homemade meals are available at Re:treat Prebook with tasty dishes including beef stew and vibrant Thai curry which are freshly prepared ready for you to reheat on the stove. The tasty meal also comes with a homemade loaf of bread to mop up the yummy sauce and vegetarian options are also available.
We’ve also added three delicious vegan meals to the choice of freshly homemade meals that can be pre-ordered for guests’ stay. Choose from three bean chilli, thai curry or vegan stew which are all served with a loaf of freshly baked bread.
Guests can book a private restorative yoga or meditation session in the peaceful surroundings of Re:treat Glamping during their stay with Rachel at Adventure Yoga. You can book a wide variety of classes from Vinyasa Flow, Meditation or a fun filled family session with the kids. Rachel even provides mats so all guests need to bring is themselves!
Guests can now book a fabulous family or group photo session in our beautiful surroundings with Kate Elizabeth Photography. Katie uses mother nature as the backdrop to create some truly stunning natural portraits. This means guests can create a wonderful visual memory of their UK glamping holiday together. Check out Kate’s stunning gallery at www.katephotography.me
We’ve tried to think of the things you will need to make planning for staying at Re:treat much simpler. You’ll find all of the following included in your stay as standard including
- Beds made up on arrival
- Paraben free UK made toiletries
- An array of locally sourced fresh ground coffee, loose leaf teas and hot chocolate
- Basic kitchen provisions and toilet and kitchen roll
- An initial supply of wood provided for the wood burner
- A selection of toddler books, games, plates and cutlery can also be requested at no charge
You also have the option to book some little extras ranging
- Firepit hire (including wood)
- Reflexology treatments
- Locally sourced BBQ and breakfast packs with meat from award winning Woburn Country Foods
- Afternoon tea from local pop up vintage tea room ‘The Tea Cup Inn’
We try to be as ecologically friendly as we can. We are off grid, use solar energy to power the lights and our fridge and we actively encourage recycling by providing separation bins inside and outside the tent. This year we wanted to go a step further by committing to plant a tree for every booking taken in 2020. Guests can pre-order from the gorgeous Lavender House and have their order here ready for their arrival. This means guests won’t need to pay any postage and their lovely goodies will be here when they arrive.
LOCAL AREA of BEDFORDSHIRE and beyond
The glampsite in Bedfordshire is only an hour away from London and has good transport links to Flitwick station and Luton Airport. The local villages of Pulloxhill and Silsoe each have a well-stocked play park which are accessible via the network of footpaths. Also situated in Silsoe is the English Heritage site Wrest Park House and Gardens with 92 acres of award winning gardens and the gold winner of Anglia in Bloom Awards 2017. Zip along to the children’s play area, take tea in the café and explore the hidden treasures in the archaeological stores. Wrest park also holds a number of events at weekends and school holidays throughout the year including a St George’s Day Festival. There are also periodic on-site activities such as Fairy walks and Outdoor crafting.
For the adventurous
There is a wide selection activity centres nearby ranging from indoor rock climbing, a snow dome with skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing, a water park, canoe trails and outdoor climbing.
Walks and Nature
For walkers and nature enthusiasts, Barton Hills National Nature Reserve is only 3 miles away from Re:treat. They are part of the Chilterns with hiking routes marked on maps at the entrance to the hills. The view at the top of the hills is fantastic. There is also a wide range of forest parks and walks to explore including Marston Forest Centre, Rushmere Woods and Ampthill park.
For the Little Ones
There’s plenty nearby for little ones too ranging from indoor at Flitwick and outdoor at Hitchin swimming pools and Farm parks. Mead is an open farm and there’s Standalone farm too. There’s a theme park at Gulliver’s Land , outdoor play at Knebworth house and a dinosaur trail and soft play options.
The historic market town of Ampthill is only a 15 minute drive away and has an eclectic array of quaint independent shops. These range from antique shops through to upcycled furniture and specialist home and gift shops. There’s also a Waitrose for stocking up on provisions. The town is home to a wide range of fabulous tea rooms and a good selection of Gastro pubs and independent restaurants. There is a delicatessen with a great selection of what any cook would need.
From £92 per night
2 night mini breaks new for the 2020 season!
Monday to Wednesday or Wednesday to Friday April to October* at a total accommodation cost of £295
*excludes school holidays
SOCIAL DISTANCING STATEMENT
Re:treat follow are the social distancing measures we are putting in place;
One of the great benefits of staying here at Re:treat Glamping is that we only have one luxury safari tent on our peaceful smallholding. This means that our guests are the only glampers holidaying here and that they have the whole 16 acres all to themselves to roam, relax and play.
We are introducing
A contactless self check-in and self check-out process for guests.
Contactless remote payments for any honesty box purchases made
In addition to this we have also introduced a wider set of measures in response to Covid-19 which can be found here: https://www.retreatglamping.com/covid-19/