A Little Bit of Rough

Spindleberry Woods, Near Upppingham, Rutland, United Kingdom


A Little Bit of Rough luxury camping and glamping is set in 20 beautiful acres of private woodland nestled in a secret location in the heart of rural Rutland and offers a unique and exclusive holiday experience. Posh camp in our beautifully appointed large canvas lodges giving you the opportunity to get close to nature, appreciate the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside, immerse yourself in a simpler way of living and enjoy the many attractions the county of Rutland has to offer.

Our beautifully appointed large luxurious canvas lodges Oak and Ash are set in private woodland with far reaching views across a gem of a valley. With the sound of wildlife, the rustling of leaves in the breeze, the crackling of the logs on the fire and laughter as the soundtrack to your stay, relax, unwind, talk, laugh and discover the delights our woodland has to offer. Gather to enjoy the fun of board game or make the most of the great outdoors with a game of hide and seek or Croquet, go on a bug hunt, build a den, have a boat race on our wildlife pond and make wonderful memories. A short walk from the car parking area accompanied by your very own luggage cart to take the strain, our lodges will reveal themselves as you make your way down the woodland path.

The first of our lodges, Oak is hugged by trees on one side and our wildlife pond on the other so you can enjoy the embrace of our woodland as well as the spectacular views across the rolling Rutland countryside. You approach the second of our lodges, Ash through an avenue of cherry trees which leads you to the bridge to the front deck. Situated in an elevated position on the hillside Ash also enjoys views over the pond and lower woodland. There are amazing sun sets to be seen from your elevated deck with glass balustrade or the comfort of your lounge area. The lodges have great vantage points over the lower part of the woods so you can keep an eye on those little adventurers as they explore our mini maze and hunt for wildlife.

Oak and Ash Lodges both include:

> Lounge with comfy three seater leather sofa and woven poufs
> Trunk of delights filled with games and local information to keep you entertained
> Your own en-suite bathroom with a roll top bath with shower mixer
> Separate en-suite wash room with a washbasin
> Your own private woowoo (loo) situated separately to the rear of the tent
> Hot water on demand
> Bath linen and eco friendly bathroom products, including shampoo, conditioner and shower gel
> Basic essentials such as loo paper, hand towels and hand soap
> Wood burning stove keeping the lodge warm in all weathers and for cooking much like a normal cooker with a hob and oven and the luxury of a warming draw for your plates

In addition a small gas ring so that you can enjoy that all important cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate without having to light the stove
Kitchen fully equipped with Belfast sink, cooking utensils, pots, pans, crockery, cutlery and glassware, kitchen roll, cling film, foil, bin bags, washing up essentials, tea towels, hand towel, as well as fresh herbs and essential condiments

> Solar powered fridge freezer
> Dining table for six
> King-sized master, twin room and bespoke cabin beds to be assured of a restful night’s sleep
> Comfy mattress and all seasons duvets
> For that little bit of extra cosy each bed gets a hot water bottle to snuggle up with

At the front of the Lodge is the large deck area which is surrounded by a glass balustrade so you can make the most of the view. The deck has a dining table and six reclining dining chairs along with the second trunk of delights packed with things to keep you entertained outdoors. Why not break out the hot water bottles and blankets and recline for an evening of stargazing with your favourite tipple, or try and spot the international space station as it glides across the night sky. Or take the opportunity for an evening of spotting badgers, bats, barn owls and the occasional fox. If you are really lucky you will spot one of the fallow deers that visit the woodland. In the daytime the opportunities to spot wildlife are endless, from the aerial acrobatics of dragon flies to grazing rabbits, squirrels, pheasants, partridge and hares to the majestic buzzards and red kites.

To the front of the deck and just across the bridge to your lodge is a dedicated BBQ area that’s perfect for when alfresco dining is the order of the day.

We are very lucky not to have any major towns or cities creating light pollution in the county of Rutland, so stargazing is absolutely amazing.


Canvas Safari Lodges £150 to £150

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Contact Details

Tel (1): 0116 2592319

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.alittlebitofrough.co.uk


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