Pod glamping within walking distance of a charming Cotswolds’ village
- Insulation, heating, lights and electricity for a comfortable stay
- Located on the edge of one of Britain’s quaintest villages
- Beds, linen, towels, campfire cooking kit and tableware all available
The Owner Says
The pods are an open-plan, generous 4m by 4m, and boast a light, electric heater and plug sockets (yes you can bring straighteners!) They are a wonderfully spacious place for a cosy, romantic weekend away, and there is loads of space for 2 singles if you are travelling with friends, or we can happily house a family of up to 5 (one in a travel cot) with plenty of space for the family pooch too!
Around the pods, we are creating a beautiful woodland garden, we leave grass long where we can for our visiting bugs and birds, but each pod has its own space where you can lay back and watch the clouds float by. Or grab one of our fire pits and a tripod barbecue and have a cook out beneath the stars!
Our Coronavirus Booking Guarantee
Book with complete confidence at The Wildings with the Glampingly Coronavirus Booking Guarantee. We guarantee the following clear policy for your booking:
- A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
- Balance due 30 days before your holiday
- Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
- Due to the flexibility provided we are unable to offer refunds
- This guarantee supersedes any other policies
Features & Facilities
Two showers and two toilets are shared between the pods. There’s also a communal fully-fitted cookhouse with a fridge and cooker as well as a seating area with sofas and books. The pods are fully insulated with an electricity supply, lighting and camping mats and there’s a whole host of extras available to customise your stay from camp beds and bedding to welcome hampers. Campfires are allowed but restricted to the site’s own off-ground firepits which you can hire either on their own or as part of a campfire cooking bundle. Both include a basket of logs.
Bourton-on-the-Water is in the middle of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural beauty and the site is just a mile away from the village. Attractions in and around the village include The Model Village (01451 820467), Birdland and Jurassic Journey (01451 820480), Bourton Model Railway (01451 820686), The Cotswold Motoring Museum (01451 821255), Greystones Farm Nature Reserve (01453 810853) and the Cotswold Brew Company (01451 824488) where you can enjoy a tour and tasting. You can also head out on The Warden’s Way from the village, to walk through some of The Cotswolds’ most lovely scenery to nearby villages. Lower Slaughter is two miles away with its Old Mill Museum, shop and cafe (01451 820052) and historic St Mary’s Church. The picturesque market town of Stow-on-the-Wold is five miles away – home allegedly to England’s oldest inn (see below), medieval stocks, antique shops and eateries.
Food & Drink
There are plenty of recommended places to eat in Bourton-on-the-Water from the simple Bakery-on-the-Water with its riverside cafe (0141 822748) to De La Haye’s fancy Fish & Chip Shop (01451 822500). The Rose Tree Restaurant (01451 820635), The Mousetrap Inn (01451 520579) and the Duke of Wellington (01451 820539) are all recommended and for Italian food, there’s L’Anatra (01451 820286). It would be rude not to pop in for a pint or a bite to eat at The Porch House (01451 870 048) in Stow-on-the-Wold which claims to be England’s oldest inn (though there are a few others vying for the title). For a coffee or hot chocolate in the same village, The New England Coffee House is the place to head for. The Old Prison (01451 860339) in North leach, five miles away, is a great place for brunch and you get free admission to the old prison it’s named after too. The Fox Inn at Barrington (eight miles away) comes highly recommended for its quintessential Cotswold riverside setting and atmospheric cosy fires.
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From the A429, turn south east signposted Clapton Sherborne. Continue along Lanketts lane until you reach the junction, you’ll get a glimpse of our pods here. Turn right at the junction and immediately right through the farm gates. You’ll see our dandelion on the shed wall, just follow that around the barn and you’ll see us. From the A40, turn north signposted Sherborne Clapton, stay on this road for a few miles, its wiggly but don’t turn anywhere. Drive carefully as there are often roe deer about. Keep driving until you reach a junction at the top of the hill, we are on the left.
The nearest train station is nine miles away at Moreton-in-the-Marsh from where the 801 bus service (which provides a handy connection to much of the surrounding area) runs frequently to Bourton-on-the-Water (except on Sundays). An alternative station is at Kingham, about 20 miles away, from and to where you can take a taxi.