Ever wondered what it’s like to give glamping a go? It’s absolutely what it stands for.. abit of glamour thrown into camping. With so many different accommodation styles to suit it’s no wonder these are proving more and more popular as time goes by.
Even on the most traditional camping sites there seems to be a selection of huts & pods for your choosing, if you’re after that little bit of added luxury. From yurts, tips & wigwams to shepherd huts, domes & ecopods, the choice really is a matter of preference, whether you’re holidaying as a couple or taking your children on a fun adventurous weekend break.
My reason for this post is that I wanted to share with you a recent family stay in a very cool & querky shepherds hut located in Suffolk, England.
This was our second occasion staying here at beautiful Dawn Chorus. The name struck a bell as soon as I did my research for our first stay last year. Dawn Chorus ~ yes, the sounds of singing birds, isn’t that just one of life’s little pleasures? If you really know me, you will know how much I adore anything & everything to do with nature. So what accommodation did we choose?
A cool hut with its stable door, kitchen area with oven, fridge and two hobs for cooking. A toilet & shower room, plus a comfy, cosy double bed with two pull down bunk beds suitable for two little children.
All the amenities you need, pots & pans, washing up liquid, tea, coffee, sugar, gorgeous big soft bath towels, you name it, it had it. I love the table and chairs that look out onto Dawn chorus’ working farm plus they had the cutest little egg cup buckets.
We were greeted with a few little treats upon entering our shepherds hut; milk, plenty of fresh eggs and even a cake tin full of homemade cup cakes, what a gorgeous touch.
If you are looking for a cosy retreat surrounded by peace then this is the place to be. A cosy place to spend relaxing as a couple, or like us.. a family of 4 enjoying a little glamping adventure located on this working farm. Can you just imagine how nice this is for little ones. Here’s a few photos showing the lovely animals that surround the area, tame, well cared for and a pleasure to be in the company of.
This fun trio were a stones throw away. The kiddies were very pleased to be allowed to feed them as and when they pleased.. bread, fruit & vegetables. One of the hilights of their stay.
One of our hilights was the amazing outside area; table & chairs, BBQ & firepit (wow loved this of an evening), candle lanterns, blankets, kindling & plenty of firewood available.
we were surrounded by peace & tranquility, nature & wildlife at its best, trees & woods to ponder your thoughts, the beautiful sounds of the birds singing the Dawn Chorus in the mornings, the crackling & warmth from the firepit in the evenings.
There was even an underbed draw full of books, colouring pens, board games and typical pass times for a family to enjoy together, having no wifi was refreshing and really awoken the sense of family time and enjoyment.
If you’re wondering if the kiddies would run out of fun things to do then fret not, there was plenty of things to do besides enjoy the animals & wildlife..
- Tin Can Bowling
- Swing ball
- Fun Digger Rideon
- Board Games
- Colouring Books & Pen’s
The children were in their element, all this bundle of fun to help themselves to whenever they like.
Best local attraction
The fact that the lovely seaside town of Southwold was only a 10 minute drive away was a bonus. We spent a day here enjoying the long pier with plenty of fun querky shops and fish & chips, skimming pebbles into the sea and watching the world go by. Gorgeous day out.
Then back to enjoy some good glamping fun..
So the fact that this was our second occasion here at Dawn Chorus says it all. A very warm welcome was greatly recieved, stews & cooked breakfasts are available on request if you wish; we decided to throw a few sausages & steak on the BBQ, the huts have full insolation and heating so whatever the weather it’s sure to be a cosy stay. I would thoroughly recommend a visit here to Dawn Chorus, located in Barsham, Suffolk. We stayed on both occasions in the Texel Shepherds Hut, but here’s what else is available..
- The Norfolk Horn Shepherds Hut
- The South Down Shepherds Hut
- The Texel Shepherds Hut
- The Tented Lodges
So if you’re thinking of giving some peaceful & nature inspired glamping a try then head over to the Dawn Chorus website HERE and see for yourself, I don’t believe that anybody could be disappointed, we loved it so much we came back again and it will not be the last time either, I have my eyes on the South Down hut for next year, or even maybe one of the superb tented lodges!
Have you ever tried a little bit of glamping? If so i would love to know where & what glamping style you chose xxx
Lots of love ~ a happy glamper