Safari Lodge

UK England South East England Bedfordshire Re:treat Glamping

  • Sleeps 7 (max 7 adults, 6 children)
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Private Hot Tub
  • Private Bathroom
Large safari lodge with it's own veranda along with a wood fired hot tub with fantastic views of the pond and neighbouring meadows
  • Wood fired hot tub looking out onto the surrounding fields
  • Open plan kitchen with all equipment supplied and wood burning stove
  • Piping hot showers and complimentary paraben-free hair and body wash products

The Owner Says

Re:treat is a luxurious safari lodge situated on a raised platform with a large timber decking giving you fantastic views of the surrounding area.

The Safari Lodge has 3 bedrooms, comfortably sleeping 7 adults, also we can accommodate one infant in a travel cot (please select in extras). There is a quirky 'den bed' which has a king sized bed, a triple bunk room (double bed with single above) and a beautiful four poster bedroom. You will find plenty of space and shelf space available as well as a handy area under the den bed for storage. Beds are made up on arrival with fresh bed linen and hypo allergenic quilts.

The private shower room & cloak room can be accessed at the rear of the lodge, it has a large shower with piping hot water with paraben free hair and body wash products. It has a picture frame window giving you brilliant views across the field. In the other bathroom there's a flushing toilet and sink.

A bath towel is provided for each person staying and the shower room has a hand towel and bath mat too.

The large wood burning stove is at the hub of the open plan kitchen, dining and sitting area providing heat on chillier nights. The kitchen is equipped with all the essentials you need such as crockery, cutlery, standard kitchen utensils and cooking pots and pans. There is a supply of coffee, tea, sugar and basic condiments such as kitchen roll, foil and cling film. We also have fitted a stove top coffee and tea maker and small solar powered fridge.

You’ll find an array of outdoor games and board games at Re:treat as well as a wide selection of books.

The raised front veranda of the safari lodge has a wood-fired hot tub for your sole use only, sit back and relax watching the sun setting each evening. You will also find an outdoor seating area on the decking with a tripod BBQ to enjoy alfresco dining with friends and family, why not purchase one of our BBQ hampers?

Adjacent to Re:treat is a pond and meadow, feel to relax by the pond with a good book or have a go at pond dipping (nets provided)

A 25 minute walk away directly from Re:treat is our nearest pubs, The Cross Keys, The Jolly Cooper and the The Star and Garter in Silsoe.

Features & Facilities

The safari tent sleeps 7 adults in a four poster, triple bunk (double bed with single bunk above) and a quirky king sized ‘den bed’ with a space beneath for storage or play (an extra cot bed is also available). A large wood-burning stove supplies heating to the dining/sitting area as well as a fully-equipped open plan kitchen with butler sink and copper taps. Shower room and washroom are accessed via the rear bedrooms (complimentary paraben-free toiletries provided). The washroom features a sink and proper flushing toilet. Outside, the raised front veranda is the perfect place for relaxing and enjoying the beautiful sunsets. Solar lighting, tripod BBQ, and seating are also provided. A firepit is also available for hire. There’s ample space for outdoor games – cricket and rounders equipment are provided as well as board games, books and a welcome pack containing maps and local info. The pond stocks carp, tench and rudd and fishing permits are available upon booking.

Activities

One of the more scenic ways to explore the surrounding area is from the tranquil waters of the River Great Ouse – CanoeTrail (07934 861692) offer various half and full day excursions and guided tours of the Bedfordshire waterways. There's a wealth of lovely natural spaces to visit within easy reach of the site, such as Marston Vale Forest Centre (01234 767037), Rushmere Country Park (01525 234260), and Barton Hills National Nature Reserve. The latter is part of the Chiltern Hills AONB with hiking routes marked on maps at the entrance to the hills. The view from the top are fantastic. Wrest Park House and Gardens (0370 333 1181) situated in the nearby village of Silsoe makes for a lovely day out. Explore the ornate, award-winning gardens and 19th-century manor house. Knebworth House (01438 812661) is another stunning stately pile, featuring gardens, adventure playground and dinosaur trail. Just off the M1, you'll find the Swiss Gardens at Shuttleworth (01767 627927) and the adjoining collection of classic cars and aircraft. For something a little more high octane, X-Scape (07812 003 220)in Milton Keynes offers indoor snowboarding, skiing and sledging for all ages and abilities. You can also try out indoor skydiving (not to mention a cinema and bowling alley for the less adventurous). 

Food & Drink

BBQ and breakfast packs (including vegetarian options) can be pre-ordered. Or if you're arriving late, why not pre-book a delicious homemade meal (such as beef stew or Thai curry) waiting for you to heat up on the stove when you check-in. All meat is supplied by local award-winning family butchers Woburn Country Foods (01234 740300). Pub-wise, there's plenty within walking distance. The Cross Keys (01525 712442) in Pulloxhill is a family-run, family-friendly pub serving traditional fayre and excellent ales. There's a cracking beer garden for kids to play in and live jazz every Sunday evening. The Star and Garter (01525 860250) in Silsoe is an atmospheric 17th century country pub with welcoming lounge and a roaring log fire. The Jolly Coopers (01525 862400) and The White Hart (01525 862022), both in Flitton are well worth a visit too. The former boasts a dedicated gin menu and the latter offers an impressive menu of inventive dishes including gluten-free, veggie and vegan options. Nearby Ampthill (a 15 minute drive away) has plenty of eateries. Your hosts recommend Cakestand and Crumb (07843 574379) a cute café and bakery full of vintage memorabilia; authentic Italian restaurant Fratelli (01525 405551); and The Hide (01525 837007) a secluded bijou café, bar and lounge. 
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Getting There

Re:treat Glamping is approximately 10 minutes (5.2 miles) away from junction 12 of the M1, approximately 15 miles from the A1 and just over a mile away from the A6.

If approaching from the A6: On the approach to Pulloxhill, turn right at Hillfoot Farm. Drive through the farmyard, down the lane and park at Upbury Barn where you will be greeted and shown to your safari tent.

If approaching from Barton Road: On leaving Pulloxhill, turn left at Hillfoot Farm. Then follow instructions above.

Flitwick train station is only 3 miles away from Re:treat Glamping. The station has direct links to London and Brighton as well as to both Luton and Gatwick airports. The average journey time between Flitwick train station and London St Pancras Intl is 48 minutes.