Branching into farm attractions or farm stays are the most obvious choices if you are looking to diversify into rural tourism. There’s a lot of buzz about staycations in the news and numbers of UK families choosing staycations rather than going abroad are increasing. Glamping is an area of particular growth.
The Glamping Show offers the advice and inspiration you need to set-up a sustainable revenue stream through tourism. The popular appeal and continued growth of the glamping industry gives you excellent potential to generate revenue, but it’s easy to be overwhelmed by all the choices you need to make.
Seeing the accommodation for yourself will really help you to visualise what you can create and what will work on your farm. The Glamping Show also offers a free multi-track seminar programme that covers all the advice you need to get off on the right foot.
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Cedar Tree Pods is a family-run business based near Wrexham in North Wales. We make beautiful pods, shepherds huts, yurts and garden rooms. Each one of our pod designs can be tailored to your exact requirements, fitting perfectly with the needs of your business, family or lifestyle. From initial design to full realisation our team will work closely with you to create the unique space you’ve always wanted.
With farm diversification high on peoples agenda and Brexit looming large, now is the perfect time to think about what glamping could do for your business. Whether it is a side-line in an unused field or a complete change, there is great potential in the glamping market and with more and more people taking “staycations” now is a perfect time to get involved.
A NORTHAMPTONSHIRE-BASED luxury glamping venture has completed its next phase of expansion as it opens the doors to a new onsite café.
After launching Country Bumpkin in Great Oxendon in June 2017, childhood friends and owners Jenny Lyon and Lara Collis opened the new café last month to complement the site’s award-winning farm shop and three luxury rustic yurts, which sleep between two and six people.
The glamping site on Waterloo Cottage Farm is eco-friendly and has features like solar panels - which power electricity in the yurts - a log burner, a wood fired hot tub, and composting toilets.
Now in its eleventh year of business, Humble Bee Farm is a working arable and stock farm in the Yorkshire Wolds.
Nothing unusual here, perhaps, except the farm decided to diversify just over a decade ago and now successfully combines the agricultural side of the business with award-winning glamping.
Co-owned by Julia and John Warters, Wigwam® Holiday Humble Bee Farm started small: a petite campsite, two original Big Chief Wigwam® Cabins and a portable toilet.
Today, with a clutch of awards under their belts, the couple have continued their diversification to include twenty Wigwam® Cabins (including four en-suite Running Water Deluxe models, each with its own private outdoor hot tub), four Nomadic Yurts, three luxury holiday cottages, a small campsite, two shower and toilet blocks, an onsite reception/shop, children’s play area, a football field and an interactive Nature Trail.