Copperbeech Bowtop, Cheshire.
A charming Gypsy Wagon and stunning Oak Lodge on the outskirts of a tiny Cheshire village. This delightful duo is tucked away behind the cottage orchard with gorgeous views across the field, edged by a spinney of mature trees. You'll love the space, especially as there are no other glamping
abodes on this site.
The Gypsy Wagon has recently been restored with fresh paintwork and furnished with colourful sari fabrics - it's one of the most cheerful wagons we've seen! A full size double mattress is unusual in these wagons and whilst it takes up a little extra space, the added comfort is well worth it. Fresh country style bedding and cushions make it a particularly cosy space to snuggle in as the owls hoot you to sleep.
A defining feature of this glamping break is the oak framed Lodge, built using traditional methods it complements the Wagon with luxury facilities and examples of local crafts and artwork. The Lodge is a genuine glamping treat, in here you can cook, eat and relax in comfort whatever the weather. The luxury oak kitchen with granite worktops is a joy to cook in, and even washing up doesn't feel like a a chore because all the pottery was hand-thrown by Louise's husband. You might also feel a little pampered because the luxury shower room also includes fluffy towels, flannels, bathrobes and complimentary toiletries.
Pack that book you've been meaning to read for ages and get comfy on the veranda, maybe take a break to cook up some local produce on the BBQ. If you love trees, you'll appreciate the old orchard and the mature specimen trees which were planted by Louise's Dad many years ago - including the nearby copper beech which gives the wagon its name. The wild spinney bordering the field has secret picnic places, so why not fill a basket with a chunk of proper Cheshire cheese (check out local cheesemakers H.S. Bournes), a fresh baked loaf and in autumn a few apples from the orchard. All you then need is something to wash it down - a flask of hot tea maybe, or a chilled cider on a warm summer's day? If you're fond of animals, a few wild visitors might be spotted as buzzards fly by, and badgers and foxes pass through.
Nearby are historic places such as Beeston, Cholmondely and Peckforton Castles, Tatton Park, Hawkestone Follies and Erdigg House. Food-wise there's the Harthill cookery School, local cheesemakers, Farm Shops and markets. Or, if you want to get active maybe you'll want to spend an afternoon at Hales Superbole boarding and biking park?! This glamping break is a great combination of childhood 'camping out' and a luxurious Lodge holiday - you get the best of both worlds. If home comforts with a hint of Gypsy adventure are on your tick list, this Cheshire glamping Wagon and Lodge could certainly provide it.
Arrival between 3pm - 5pm - Departure 10.30am