Glamping Lancashire Forest of Bowland
Bleasdale Estate for Glamping in Lancashire is situated on the Western edge of the Forest of Bowland AONB. Just 20 minutes South of Lancaster, the glamping site is located at the end of a private country lane, set amongst the rolling green patchwork of grazing land stitched together by hedgerows, trees and dry stone walls, with the Bowland Fells as a perfect backdrop – a beautiful place at any time of year. Our site is situated above a private section of the River Brock. Build dams, catch sticklebacks, wander down the sleepy river banks and quiet pools in the dappled shade of the overhanging trees. Or build dens and camps in the wood behind the tents. It’s a natural adventure playground for your kids.
OUR SAFARI TENTS
Your Lantern & Larks home from home is a canvas-wrapped three bedroom rural hideaway, equipped for practical day-to-day comfort and furnished with a gracious, relaxed elegance. Solid decking floors run throughout the spacious interior, extending to the terrace at the front and practical porch entrance to the rear.
THIS TRULY IS: ‘COMFORT UNDER CANVAS’
The living area is open-planned with plenty of room for families and friends to enjoy the ‘at home’ parts of your holiday together. A solid, wood-burning stove is the lodge’s warming heart. It makes for a cosy retreat from our seasonal chill. A sofa and array of casual seating circle a large coffee table. Sit back and relax with a glass of wine, or prepare for Monopoly mania or several strenuous sessions of snap.
DINE IN COMFORT
You can sit up for breakfast and supper in the dining area. A pine table and high-backed chairs seat six with ease. From the practical selection of tableware and ornamental dressings in the kitchen, you can decide whether to lay the table for a simple family feast or add those touches of candle-lit elegance that make dinner the highlight of your day.
All the bedrooms are roomy and separated for privacy and comfort. The tents have three bedrooms; one double; one twin; and a bunk bed. All beds are all in solid pine with comfortable mattresses and plush duvet sets throughout. Each has ample room to lose holiday clutter and to hang, stack and drawer clothes and toiletries too.
YOUR VERY OWN SHOWER AND TOILET
The wooden door to the great outdoors here adds to your privacy because this is also where you’ll find the shower and WC. The shower runs off an independent hot water system and the spray can be altered to suit with its adjustable head. Both ‘rooms’ are plumbed in, to drain and flush away from the standing.
NOW YOU’RE COOKING
Home cooking takes on various forms. The kitchen has a butane hob for copious cups of tea – ideal for simple meals or a stir-fried treat. Simmer an all-in casserole on the hob of the wood burning stove or warm up a curry carry out inside.
STEP INTO THE OUTDOORS
Zip yourself out of the dining area and into the practical nerve centre of your Colonial canvas hideaway. Here, there is room for all those outdoor necessities – muddy wellies, dripping coats, sandy buckets and spades. Gather the family around the fire pit, on your decked terrace and get comfortable on the stylish cane outdoor sofa and armchairs, barbeque to your heart’s content with local produce cooked to taste on the intoxicating ballet of flames. On a Lantern & Larks holiday, your garden is whichever delightful slice of the British countryside you choose to stay in. Each will be situated in a peaceful corner of private land or farmland, making the most of the local flora, fauna, tranquillity and views. Explore the locality, the village life, footpaths, the sounds and sights. Then sample the broader highlights of the area’s woodland, moors, coastline, towns, hills and valleys, waterways and lakes, its country houses and the many varieties of regional treasures that gave us reason to light our special lantern here.
From the site, there is direct access to the local footpath network, and you can visit the Stone Age circle located 10 minutes walk from your tent. A little further on and you reach the open access area of the Bowland fells where you can walk for miles without seeing a car – or even other people. All this without going near a public road. For the more intrepid, there are the local cycle networks and bridleways. Cycle to the nearby Beacon fell Country Park, or to the pretty village of Chipping with its pubs, cafes and ice cream shop! If this seems a little hard work, there is a business hiring electric bicycles located on the estate – how idle can you get?! If other forms of transport appeal, there are local horse riding centres close by and they specialise in taking riders on treks round the local riding network. Or take a cruise on the Lancaster canal from the Barton Grange Garden centre – only 10 minutes away. The local wildlife can be stunning with everything from glimpses of deer in the valley below your tents to the famous “sky dancer” or Hen Harrier on the fells above you. If your tastes run to the more exotic, we have the Bowland Wild Boar Park a 20 minute drive away, and for those really keen on catching the local wildlife, there are several fishing lakes in the area, ranging from pike and perch to trout and salmon. For the thrill seekers, we have Blackpool pleasure beach 30 minutes away, along with Blackpool Tower, the Sealife Aquarium, the Zoo and the Sandcastle water park. At Lancaster, there is Lancaster Castle where the trial of the Lancashire witches was held. It is a historic town with wonderful heritage, museums and old fashioned streets.
From £385 for a 3 night low season break
From £500 for a 3 night mid season break
From £655 for a 3 night high season break
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