LIFESTYLE: Camping, Glamping and all that Jazz…

Camping who me! Never…. How about Glamping …. Erm …. Well ok then. *said through gritted teeth*

I have never in all of my 30 some years had the experience of sleeping under the stars in the great outdoors.

I got the opportunity to do this a few weeks ago in the name of friendship to celebrate an occasion….

The location was Gospall Park, set in the middle of the North West Leicestershire countryside.

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It definitely wasn’t camping…. And was more so Glamping 

Not to patronise you, but in case Glamping is not a term your familiar with here’s the definition:
glamourous + camping = Glamping.

I got the pleasure of sleeping inside a Tipi for the night…. Was I nervous – Absolutely!

I was pleased on arrival to find each Tipi was equipped with a middle eastern style candle lantern, low to the floor single mattresses (very comfy) which I used to lay my sleeping bag on.

Each Tipi sleeps 2 – 4 people, and makes for a very sturdy and cosy dwelling.  There was also electricity supplied to each Tipi which was a super plus for me needing access to my gadgets….

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As we were part of group booking, we had access to a central building which had all essential amenities such as clean toilets, clean shower room and clean kitchen with lovely slate tile decor… Being a clean freak (notice the amount of times I said ‘clean’) and somewhat OCD this also made me VERY VERY happy.

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The weather was also superb with only a little rain on the morning, the day soon brightened and dried up a treat.

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On the evening we headed into local Ashby de la Zouch for dinner, drinks and a natter, I took a wander over the road to take a picture of this amazing monument in the village centre.

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I definetly enjoyed my stay here and will definitely go ‘Glamping’ here again next year.

Once I returned home the first thing I headed to was the bath, for a Weleda Citrus bath which was simply divine and the perfect end to a excellent weekend.

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Have you been Camping/Glamping?  I would love to hear your experiences.

Thanks for reading …

N x

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