Birdholme Glamping

East Midlands Nottinghamshire Nottingham

  • From £160 a night
  • 5 Luxury Lodges with Hot Tubs
  • Safari Lodges

High-end luxury glamping with hot tubs in a prime bit of Nottinghamshire countryside.

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Set amid 15 acres of prime Nottinghamshire countryside, in the small village of Stanton-on-the-Wolds, this calls itself a glamping site, but it’s questionable whether these five superbly endowed safari lodges are really glamping at all. Built pretty much with his own bare hands by the affable owner Peter Hinchley, in the middle of a young forest of oaks and beeches planted by his father, these timber-framed lodges really do take things to a new level, providing all the comforts of a fully-fledged self-catering cottage but retaining a close contact with nature that only a holiday under canvas can really provide.

That in mind, Peter's lodges have rustic bamboo roofs beneath canvas tents, sheltering cosy, well-insulated living areas with wood-burners, comfy chairs and dining tables, and well-equipped kitchens with an oven, a hob and fridge (in which you’ll find a bottle of bubbly to greet you on arrival). There are two compact bedrooms, each of which can comfortably sleep two adults, a proper family bathroom with a shower and toilet, and a mezzanine level where two small children can sleep and see it as an adventure at the same time!

The lodges have underfloor heating throughout, and the kitchen even has a dishwasher, leaving you plenty of time to bask in your hot tub on the verandah and enjoy the views over the nearby lake. There’s a Smart TV, fast wifi and games and books for rainy days, and each lodge has its own own private firepit area, reachable by way of a a wooden walkway. Three of the lodges are also dog friendly.

Peter runs the site with his wife Holly and two daughters Meg and Emily, and they're all a mine of information on things to do in the local area. A footpath from the site leads to Leicestershire’s gorgeous and relatively unknown Vale of Belvoir, over towards Melton Mowbray, plus there’s a country park in nearby Cotgrave, from where you can follow the canal path to Nottingham, eight miles away, if you tire of life in the country. Not that it’s likely: you'll be so comfortable in your lodge you may not want to go anywhere. Peter and the family are even talking about adding a few treehouses over the next year or so. Long may they build and prosper!

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3-night weekend stays £684–£860; 4-night midweek stays £640–£971 Full week stays £1324–£1831.

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Contact Website  0115 850 0959  Birdholme Glamping, Birdholme Wood, Melton Rd, Stanton-on-the-Wolds, Nottinghamshire NG12 5BQ

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Getting There

Coming into Stanton-on-the-Wolds on the A606 from the direction of Melton Mowbray, look out for the sign for Birdholme Wood on the left. Follow the tarmac road from here around the field until you come to a metal gate; you will have been given the codes to open this. Each lodge has parking  and there's a key safe at the bottom of the steps.


  • Electricity
  • Hot Tubs
  • Open Fire

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  • Cycling
  • Dog-Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Five-Star Luxury
  • Sensational Views
  • Walking
  • Waterside
  • Woodland

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Rated ★★★★★ over 5 reviews



We had a fantastic weekend and birthday party for my son and wife. The weather was great and there were just enough things for the kids to do (den building, bike riding, hot tub, toasted marshmallows, archery…) and the adults too (booze and relaxing 😎). The place was spotless and the bunk bed / den was cool for the kids. Very helpful hosts. Thanks Holly for letting us decorate the place early for the surprise birthday celebrations.
Jul 20, 2023 by Tom Hudson

Beyond our expectations

A brilliant place to stay. Gorgeous unit and fabulous grounds. Our dogs adored it, I don’t think they wanted to come home! Want a special weekend? This is the place to book.
Jan 12, 2023 by Judy Hilton

Highly recommend!

We had a wonderful weekend at this fantastic lodge celebrating my sister's 40th birthday. It really felt like we could've been on safari in Africa. Sitting on the huge deck or in the hot tub with a glass of wine watching the sunset was blissful. The lodge is luxurious, comfy beds, has everything you need and is of high quality. Cooking around the fire pit was great with the sun setting behind. Highly recommend Birdholme. Amazing!
Jan 2, 2023 by Lorraine Malcolm

Had the best time!

We stayed Friday-Monday and had the best time! Our cabin was absolutely spotless, the grounds are beautiful, it's so peaceful & relaxing. I would highly recommend Birdholme and will 100% be returning.
Dec 28, 2022 by Shannon Wright

Relaxing peaceful comfortable

We have stayed twice. The lodges are carefully thought out with pleasing decor all mod cons, well equipped. In fact very well equipped. Nice Prosecco chilled on arrival. Great hot tub and fire pit. We organise a Waitrose delivery . Good local pubs. Beautiful relaxing woodland and pond. Love sitting on the verandah and also waking up to the peaceful view. Other guests quiet and recover fully. We leave completely relaxed and chilled. Love it!
May 13, 2021 by Erika Disney

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