The Bedford House Box

UK England North East England Northumberland Morpeth Abbeyfield Glamping

  • Sleeps 4 (max 2 adults, 2 children)
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Private Bathroom
Romantically restored 1964 Bedford horsebox in a serene five-acre meadow
  • Sleeping two in a cosy above-cab bed, with additional room for two children
  • En-suite shower with rainfall-effect shower head and freshly picked herbs
  • Wood-burning stove and well-quipped kitchen, plus equipment for campfire cooking

The Owner Says

Our first glamper to be renovated, the 1964 Bedford TK is an off-grid luxury home on wheels. The Horsebox is situated in a quiet meadow with:

– Solar electricity & USB charging ports– Hot shower– Complimentary Faith in Nature shampoo, conditioner and body wash– Towels & bedding– Gas boiler and hob– Wood burning stove with oven– Outdoor fire pit & cast iron cooking set– Outdoor breakfast bar & canopy– Outdoor decking area

The sleeping area above the cab features a double bed with a memory foam mattress complete with luxury feather bedding and a beautiful porthole window to gaze out of at night. There is additional sleeping space on the sofa day-bed, which can be used as a bed for another guest, ideally a child but it could also accommodate an adult. Another child could sleep on a pull-out mattress if needed for a family of four. Children however are welcome to camp outside of the wagon if they want to.

The outdoor area has a cute decking space with seating, canopy & breakfast bar to the side of wagon with stools, tables and a fire-pit for cooking or relaxing by.

The site is located just 0.9 miles from the ancient market town of Morpeth and the train station, but is far enough away to feel secluded.

With five acres of meadow and woodland exclusive to the the one unit, guests are guaranteed peace and quiet. Access through gate to public footpath and secure parking on site. The adjacent fields are reserved and used by horses and must not be entered.

An ideal stay for couples, families or even just to get away from it all on your own for some peace and quiet.

We look forward to your stay.

Features & Facilities

The 1964 Bedford TK sleeps up to four people, with a memory-foam double bed for two above the cab (all bedding, linen and towels provided) and space for more on the sofa day bed and a pull-out mattress. There's a wood-burning stove with an oven, a gas boiler and hob, solar electricity (USB charging points) and a hot shower, with Faith in Nature toiletries provided. Cooking essentials, such as salt, pepper, oil, milk, tea, coffee and sugar are also provided. Outside, there's a firepit and cast iron cooking set, plus an outdoor breakfast bar with a canopy. The toilet facilities are portable eco-friendly dry toilets that are located adjacent to the Horsebox in a converted railway luggage carrier. Hand washing facilities, toilet roll, soap, and hand sanitiser are all provided within the unit. Secure gated parking for your car is available on-site.

Activities

The peace and quiet of the meadow lends the place to lazy mornings where you don’t rush away. There’s access through a gate to a public footpath, which you can follow into Morpeth or out into the countryside. It’s also just a short stroll to the River Wansbeck, the perfect depth for a little paddle and splash if the weather is hot. It really is great walking country and there are plenty of options in the immediate surroundings. If you don’t mind a short drive, though, it’s a half-hour drive to Northumberland National Park and around 50 minutes to Kielder Water and Kielder Forest Park, which is ideal not just for walking but all sorts of outdoors activities, including sailing, canoeing and mountain biking. It’s a 20-minute drive to the coast (a vast stretch of it is all within a half-hour drive), with Druridge Bay Country Park the pick of the best walking spots (though the whole length of the coastal path is at your disposal) and Alnmouth and Warkworth both well worth the drive further north.

For alternative activities, it’s 15 minutes up the A1 to Northumberland Country Zoo (01670 787778), 15 minutes to Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens (01670 841235; an impressive menagerie with exotic animals and a petting barn, plus wooded trails and a tea room) and a little less to Whalton Manor Gardens (01670 775205), designed by Gertrude Jekyll (book ahead to visit). The National Trust’s Wallington estate (01670 773606) and English Heritage's Belsay Castle (0370 333 1181) are also nearby. It’s a 25-minute drive into Newcastle city centre.

Food & Drink

It's a mile into the centre of Morpeth. For a light bite visit The Chantry Tea Rooms (01670 514414) or the Healthy Prep Kitchen (01670 631425), with excellent vegan and vegetarian dishes and some sweet deserts that are perhaps less healthy than the cafés name suggests if you choose to over indulge. For an evening meal, meanwhile, try the Mediterranian food at Socrates @ No 5 (01670 514666).
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Getting There

If travelling from the South via the A1, take the Morpeth turn off and merge onto the B1337. Carry on down this road then take the left turn for the B524, just before Morpeth Golf Club. After one mile turn right. Carry on down this road until you reach a steep, downhill, tree-lined bank. We are located at the bottom of the bank on the left hand side, just before the public car park.

It's a mile and a half to Morpeth Railway Station, which sits on the East Coast Mainline. On faster services, such as those running between Edinburgh and London, you'll need to change at Newcastle onto a regional service stopping at Morpeth.