The Wildings

UK England South West England Gloucestershire Bourton-on-the-Water

01451 518 869  The Wildings, Lankett Lane, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

  • 6 Pods, 4 Bell Tents, 2 Yurts
  • Perfect for Families
A lovely, all-season glamping site within walking distance of the quintessential Cotswolds’ village of Bourton-on-the-Water

“You should sit in nature for 20 minutes a day... unless you are busy, then you should sit for an hour.” So reads the Zen saying quoted on the wall in reception at The Wildings, a Cotswolds glamping site near Bourton-on-the-Water that makes it very easy for people to do just that.

This little glamping paradise village was set up by owner Kim when she was pregnant – and it shows. It’s a lovely spot for everyone but perfect for young families, with each unit sleeping up to a family of five. The pods, tents and yurts are warm and weatherproof, and can be tailored to your needs. Bringing a baby? Add the cot bundle. Camping as a couple? How about booking a celebration hamper? Plus there's an on-site Cook House with a well-equipped communal kitchen, along with comfy seating and books to browse. An on-site farm shop provides tasty produce while there are also a couple of mobile pizza ovens available to hire.

As for the accommodation, there are six camping pods, each with insulation, heating, lights, and electricity, four seasonal bell tents, and two yurts. You can book the pods with camping mats-only, for what must surely be one of the best-value, all-season stays in the area, or ramp up the luxury by adding from a range of extras, customising your own glamping experience with beds, linen and towels, campfire cooking kits and tableware. The bell tents offer boutique camping for a family or four adults, illuminated by solar-powered fairy lights and lanterns. There's a campfire in a private garden for evening meals, and each tent has access to its own barbecue and benches. Finally there are the yurts, which are off-grid and lit up by solar-powered lighting, each kept warm with the addition of a small and efficient wood-burning stove.

The site has plenty of simple pleasures – enjoying the campfire and watching the bats while the kids play on the climbing frame – but it's also a great base for visiting The Cotswolds, with picturesque Bourton-on-the-Water just a mile away, Stow-on-the-Wold not much further, and a couple of long-distance footpaths – the Windrush Way and Wardens Way – providing ample opportunity for country walks. Throw in The Cotswold Motoring Museum, Cotswolds Farm Park and more cosy tearooms, inns and cafes than you can shake a stick at, and you'll find there's more than enough to keep you occupied for a week. A Cotswolds glamping treat, if ever there was one!

Details

Facilities

We think our extras make us super special! There are a few of them but it means that we appeal to hardened, experienced campers through to those who have never camped before or, like myself, you're a parent who loves the experience of camping and making our kids so happy but the thought of packing up the entire house and the washing/drying of a tent etc etc fills you with utter dread (you are not alone!) then this is the place for you!

Let us do all the hard work for you; just bring backpacks with the essentials and we'll have beds ready and the heating on or, in the case of our Yurts, the fires lit (in the winter of course) let the kids play on the play area whilst you light a campfire or get our pizza ovens fired up and have the most magical night under the stars telling stories and discovering constellations wrapped in our winter blankets.  Switch off from technology, (we have no WiFi - but good 4G just in case!) and watch how children are exhausted by the country air.  Then as they fall asleep in the pod you can stay around the campfire with a bottle of Prosecco and toast how fantastic you are!!

Suitable For

Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway, a break from busy city life or a relaxing family holiday, we think it is the perfect location right in the very heart of the gorgeous Cotswolds!!

Nearby

We are in the very heart of The Cotswolds, there is so much going on here and its a great place to be whatever the weather.  On a summers day a wander down into the village of Bourton-on-the-Water (1 mile away) to the Model Village followed by a paddle in the River Windrush and fish chips on the waters edge followed by glass of wine round by the campfire with friends, or a breezy autumn day at the local National Trust Sherborne Estate (4 miles away) followed by a chilli con carne cooked in the Kotlich with baked potatoes in the embers

Open

Open all year.

Pricing

From £55 per night.

The Owner Says

We want to give all our guests an amazing experience while staying with us, therefore we have designed our site to give you the best value for money, while also offering lots of options, so you can make it the perfect break for you.

We want to take any hassle out of camping for you and so have created a 'design your own holiday' campsite.

Love the idea of camping but don't know where to start? Then grab one of our gorgeous yurts add some extras and all you need is your fabulous selves and something to wear.

Alternatively you're a seasoned camper and have most of the kit? Then just take your pick of our pitch options and bring the rest! (The only thing we don't allow is gas BBQs).

Utterly simple and tailor made for you

We also offer a relaxing Cookhouse for all our guests to share where there are kitchen facilities, two fridges, sofas, games, books, and all sorts of other things to make your stay comfortable.

For children, we have a fantastic play area to keep them busy while you make supper or relax with a book!

There is parking for guests arriving by car and we also have a specific area for bicycles for any cyclists staying.

Accommodation

6 Pods, 4 Bell Tents, 2 Yurts Check Availability

Location

Contact Website  01451 518 869  The Wildings, Lankett Lane, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Getting There

From the A429, turn south east signposted Clapton Sherborne. Continue along Lanketts lane until you reach us on the right hand side, if you get to a junction you've gone too far!!

From the A40, turn north signposted Sherborne Clapton, stay on this road for a few miles, its wiggly but don’t turn anywhere. Drive carefully as there are often roe deer about. Keep driving until you reach a junction at the top of the hill, take a left and we are the next left.

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The nearest train station is nine miles away at Moreton-in-the-Marsh from where the 801 bus service (which provides a handy connection to much of the surrounding area) runs frequently to Bourton-on-the-Water (except on Sundays). An alternative station is at Kingham, about 20 miles away, from and to where you can take a taxi.

Facilities

  • Contactless check in
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Children’s playground
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Short walk to pub
  • Good walks nearby
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking

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