It was Friday afternoon and I was packing for a weekend trip to Somerset when I spotted on Worcester Glamping's twitter they had a last minute yurt for the evening.
I've wanted to go for ages that's actually why I started writing my novel Five Go Glamping in the first place. I never imagined when I started it would be published but now that it's available to pre-order so I thought it was about time I went glamping myself!
And with Worcester Glamping offering a stay in one of their yurts for the bargain price of only £25 for the night*, I decided to snap it up and start our holiday a day early!
* It's usually a little more than that at around £85 per night but it's the most reasonably priced glampsite I've found and they have offers at the moment- three nights for the price of two.
There was a lovely relaxed atmosphere and even though we were just at the edge of the city, it felt like we were miles away from anywhere. One of the lovely things about glamping is I didn't have to worry about bringing linen or sleeping bags or the tent itself. I love camping and my tent goes up in less than a minute, but I was looking forward not to have to go through all the airbed fuss like inflating it/not being sure if you have inflated it enough/worried you will over inflate it/ think it's fine and then get into bed to find all the air has leaked out etc.
This is the interior. It was so nice. There were even chocolates on the pillows and the bed was comfy.
There are only five yurts altogether so that made for a tranquil glampsite. Below is a photo of the seating area which overlooks the river and you relax with a drink or a picnic. There's also an indoor room just opposite with a kettle and a fridge.
The fridge was handy to keep my lashings of ginger beer cool!
And then there were these guys. These three little lambs were my absolute favourite part of the whole stay. They were so cute.
There's also a herd of dairy cows right next to the site. It was a great location, just on the edge of Worcester and you can walk into the city centre in about fifteen minutes.We chose to wander just outside of the site and have a couple of drinks in the nearby pub. ( It's also a restaurant and they do breakfast here too)
Afterwards we wandered back to enjoy the yurt which, complete with fairy lights was even more cosy in the dark .
There's a wood stove, so it's nice and warm.
When I woke up, I felt like I'd been on holiday for AGES and really refreshed. In the morning before heading to Somerset, we had tea by the river and our new woolly friends came to visit us again.
We had a look in the visitor book before we (sadly) had to leave and nearly everyone had written the same thing. It was "magical". It was such a peaceful and relaxing break and I started the day recharged and rejuvenated. You can say hello to Worcester Glamping here on twitter, They have a facebook page here where they often post offers so it's well worth a like!
You can find out more and book at their website. http://www.worcesterglamping.co.uk/
I had such a fab time and it was great to get a bit of last minute research in for my novel. It was certainly was a lot of more peaceful and uneventful glamping experience compared to what I had put through my characters in Five Go Glamping and I was glad I didn't bump into any odd characters like Fiona and the gang do in my book! My novel is published by Carina, Harpercollins on August 14th and it's available to pre-order now in all of these places.