Luxury Treehouse - Book Now!
Our luxury 'Woodman's Treehouse' has progressed really well since our last newsletter. We really are taking luxury glamping to a new level!
The roof is now on and will be completely watertight by the time you read this. All of the walls are up and insulated, and the exterior cladding is partly completed. The windows go in this week too - and by that I mean windows in the walls, ceiling and the floor! The double-ended copper bath has arrived and is in pride of place in its picture window by the oak tree. The sauna is built on the roof next to the hot tub - which is also in place ready for plumbing-in, up on the private roof spa.
The next really big moment will be taking away the temporary 'parachute' working shelter which has been keeping us dry since January. I can't wait to properly see the huge oak canopy above - and to make the moment perfect the leaves have now come out.
There is still a lot to do - mainly fitting out the interior and getting the services installed. On the rear deck we've made a start on the high level tree shower, and the pizza oven has arrived so we can now build the outside kitchen. Don't worry - there is another fully fitted kitchen inside too!
The target opening date is mid-June. The precise date cannot be completely, 100% certain until we're a couple of weeks off.
We have JUST made it possible for you to book anytime from July 1st onwards - so be quick!
If we are able to bring this date forward as work progresses, our newsletter readers will be the first to know.
Annual Photo Competition
The 2015-16 photo competition has just ended and the winner is Helen P for her picture of Poppet, where she stayed with her partner for their honeymoon last year. Congratulations!
The prize is a £150 gift voucher, which can be redeemed against or towards any stay or course here in the woods. If you forgot to enter your photos don't panic! The next competition starts right away, so simply upload your photos to Instagram, Twitter, Facebook (with tags and a caption) or Trip Advisor, and you will automatically be included in the next competition. There are more details on the web site, and we've added a selection of both the winner's and other recent guests' photos too. Thank you to everyone who took part.
Springtime Growth and Tree Climbing
Of course, life goes on in the woods apart from building the new treehouse. Not least, we have been busy running our courses and welcoming guests to all our other glamping spaces. Naturally, winter maintenance has kept us busy too but - thankfully - that's all but complete now. The woods are really coming into leaf with everything growing before our eyes. In amongst all of that, Adam has been doing a great job making safe any dead or dangerous branches. That's a job which includes climbing to some eye watering heights - and I have to say rather him than me. Hats off to him!
The Best In The UK
We were absolutely delighted to be named one of 'The Best Glamping In The UK' venues by Harpers Bazaar.
Keeping Up To Date
For everyone keen to keep right up to date with goings-on, up our tree or here at Crafty Camping generally, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook are the best places to look on a day-to-day basis.
For bookings, naturally, our web site is the place to go - for the new treehouse and for all our other 'best in the UK' glamping, whether in yurts, a tipi, a shepherd's hut or bell tents. And you can book places on our courses online too.
That's it for now - the treehouse is calling. I hope to see you down here in the woods soon.
Guy and the team