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Glamping Lodge Break Oxfordshire Discovering Superglamp

There is nothing I enjoy more than holidaying in the UK. I really do enjoy a staycation, there is just so much to explore on our fabulous island. I have stayed in holiday cottages, hotels, bed and breakfasts and caravans, importantly when holidaying I want to be able to relax and be comfortable in my surroundings.  Which is probably one of the reasons why I have never tried camping, but then some clever person invented the concept of Glamping.
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What is Glamping? 
Glamping "a form of camping involving accommodation and facilities more luxurious than those associated with traditional camping." 
Glamping gives you the chance to enjoy camping without the need of buying all the equipment and with the luxury of many modern amenities. The permanent nature of glamping lodges is perfect for none campers, everything you need is provided. It makes a bid for a quick escape from a busy home life to exploring the countryside just a step away. 

So the lure of glamping with the promise of luxury really appealed to me, I love the countryside and nature and an escape that combined all these elements sounded exciting and different. So given the opportunity my sister and I packed our bags and headed off in the car to Oxfordshire.
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Perfect package of luxury
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Comfortable and surprisingly spacious interior
Superglamp
We stayed in an amazing wooden pod lodge created by The Hideout House Company, it had everything you needed, whilst you relax, kick back and enjoy being surrounded by nature. Situated on the outskirts of Henley on Thames, our lodge at the Swiss Farm Camp site sat on edge of a lake surrounded by trees.
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Relax and unwind on a pod lodge break
When we walked up to the lodge we were amazed by the setting and the lodge. It had a fabulous veranda with outside furniture and a hot tub! So pleased I packed my swimming costume.  Inside the lodge the surprises continued, tv, fridge, sink, toaster, electric heater, shower room and toilet, double bed and a sofa bed and pull out bed. All so cleverly designed to make the most of the space without feeling cramped. 
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Stunning lakeside setting 
It was not long before the kettle was on and the biscuits open, sitting out on the veranda watching the Red Kites flying above and the ducks swimming on the lake. It was lovely just sitting and letting time slip by.  As it was early October we did use the electric heater in the evening and early morning, which soon had the cabin toasty warm. 
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Red Kite 
The following day having woken early my sister and I enjoyed a breakfast of tea and toast whilst watching the rabbits hopping around and the ducks flying in and landing on the lake. Is that not the perfect way to start the day. Having spent the day exploring Henley on Thames we returned later in the afternoon to enjoy the luxury of the hot tub. Drinks in hand - a box of chocolates - face masks on! What a sight, but what fun, relaxing in the fresh air submerged in the hot tub looking up to the sky watching the Red Kites soaring above us. 

If this is glamping, I love it!
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Hot tub luxury
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Hello Mr Bunny
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Heron by the Lake at Swiss Farm Camping
Other ways to SuperGlamp 
Wooden lodges are not the only way to enjoy glamping,  you can stay in Yurts even re purposed old train carriage or a shepherds hut. 

There are dedicated glamping sites located all around the UK, some have many pods or lodges on a site other maybe quite isolated and more basic. I know of site in rural Shropshire where country estates and farms have diversified into glamping by setting up a self contained lodge in a countryside setting. 

Have you been glamping? I would love to know your thoughts and recommendations for locations.

Disclosure: I received a stay at the Swiss Farm Camping courtesy of The Hideout House Company.
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4 comments:

  1. This looks fabulous! I'd love a bit of glamping, we've been camping in the past and the best bit is having a proper shower after a few days of bird-baths and freshening up. I love this idea!

    Honestly Aine

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  2. I'm so envious Angela - it looks like you had an amazing time. How lovely to be able to stay warm and dry, but still be "outside"

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  3. I haven't been glamping, but like you I do love holidaying in the UK. I'm a big fan of traditional camping, but this glamping experience looks fantastic, so comfortable looking whilst getting back to nature

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