Midsummer

UK England West Midlands Worcestershire Up Sticks Glamping

  • Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 5 children)
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Private Bathroom
  • In room Wifi
  • Editor's Pick
A boutique safari lodge with home comforts and hotel-style extras at the foot of Worcestershire's Malvern Hills.
  • A spacious wood and canvas safari lodge with separate bedrooms and sumptuous bedding
  • Deck with kadai firepit overlooking the fledgling orchard on this farm-based site
  • Kitchen stocked with essentials and breakfast welcome pack provided

The Owner Says

Midsummer Lodge is fitted with everything you need for a comfortable luxurious stay in a rural idyll. With tree trunks, raw timber and canvas for walls, and everything you need for your holiday.
White cotton sheets, fluffy towels a fridge stocked with essentials including a bottle of wine for your arrival. The kitchen is stocked with all the essentials, oil, condiments, herbs, spices, real coffee, teas, bread and sugar; so you can wake to a fresh cuppa and a full English with our welcome breakfast pack. For bedtime the lodge sleeps 6 - two bedrooms sleep four, configured either as two doubles, or a twin and a double. Two further beds are up on the mezzanine hideaway.
The kitchen is fitted with gas hob, Belfast sink and fridge for that cool sun-downer as well as a wood-burner for cosy nights whatever the weather outside. Sofa's, armchairs, wildlife kits for kids of all ages and a range of books and games means you're all set . If your bringing babies or toddlers a high chair and cot are on hand. Or if your four legged friend is coming along, then we charge £25 per stay per dog and provide a dog pack with crate, bed, water and food bowl.
Your own private bathroom lies a few paces away across the raised boardwalk. With enough room to swing a cat (or dog if you're bringing one), flushing loo, power shower, sockets for your kit and heated towel rail so you can be ready for whatever the day promises.
Dine outside at the table or hunker down around the Kadai fire pit for sharing stories or for cooking up a treat. BBQ packs are available along with charcoal, kindling and wood.
The lodge is fitted with fairy lights, paraffin lamps and torches whilst walkways are lit with solar lights.  Wifi is available if you really want it!

Features & Facilities

Sleeping – Each of our two safari tents sleeps six in two bedrooms and a sleep loft. Beds can be arranged as a double and four singles or two doubles and two singles depending on your party. All bed linen is included with cozy blankets, hot water bottles and wood clad walls with solid roof draped in muslin for a luxury feel. Climb the ladder to a half height loft which is the perfect sleep deck, tuck yourself away and look out to the open countryside beyond or use it to play a quite board game or read a book. The kids and gown ups love it up there.

Cook and dine inside and out – In the kitchen you’ll find a four-ring gas hob, Belfast sink, fridge with freezer compartment and toaster. All utensils, pans and more to cook up a storm inside or outside over the fire pit. The breakfast bench with chunky tree tools is a perfect spot to sip a morning coffee, or doze on the deck at the dining table as the sun goes down with a glass of something chilled. Fancy something more rustic then gather around the fire pit to BBQ and toast your marshmallows.

Lounging – Snuggle down next to the wood burner on our retro leather sofa, draped with fluffy sheepskins, reindeer hides and wool blankets, delve into the games box for some entertainment. Two electric points and electric lights mean you can charge your trusty mobile and won’t be fumbling around in the dark, whilst free WiFi means you stay connected. For star gazers you can chill in a hammock or wrap a blanket around you and sing songs around the fire. At night the wooden boardwalk connecting the tent to your private garden is light with fairy lights and across the deck, and we have lanterns and torches for wandering further afield.

Bathing – The bathrooms are a short walk from your tent along a raised wooden boardwalk, Your private bathroom is complete with power shower, mains flushing loo, and copper taps with a heated towel rail, hairdryer and fluffy towels to ensure you feel pampered. Want to get outdoors? Then bathe under the stars in our hot tub, tucked away by the pond. Take a glass of your favourite tipple while you soak.

The farm – We have a small menagerie of animals which you are welcome to feed. Pygmy goats Bill and Bruce, and our Ouissant sheel, or collect the hens eggs.

Activities

The Malvern Hills offers so much choice. There are miles of footpaths, and cycle tracks, as well as miles of quiet lanes to explore. The Forest of Dean is a playground for mountain bikers, walkers and wildlife enthusiasts, and only 30 minutes away. For kids there is the magical Puzzlewood made famous by Merlin. Clearwell Caves (01594 832535) and Symonds Yat, the sculpture trail are a few of the attractions in the forest. The rivers Severn and Wye offer river trips and canoeing – pack a picnic for a perfect way to spend the day. Get creative and throw a pot at Eastnor Pottery (01531 633886), book a furniture making course or photography and painting courses. You may prefer to wander through the cloisters of Gloucester Cathedral (01452 528095; made famous by Harry Potter) or Great Malvern Priory (01684 561020). Malvern Theatres (01684 892277) offers some wonderful plays, cinema and shows. Or visit the local village hall for 'flicks in the sticks'. Horse racing is available at famous Cheltenham Racecourse (01242 513014; 30 mins), with local point to points offering a great family day out.

When it comes to seasonal activities, the calendar is bursting, The Three Counties Showground, Eastnor Castle, Earls Croome and Upton Upon Severn offer a massive range of events for all interests. From mud-running, chilli festivals, giant flea markets, steam rallies and music festivals and gardening shows for every taste.

Food & Drink

The farm has its very own pantry of essentials and indulgences – locally produced wine, beers, cider, sausages, bacon and beef. You can grab pretty much anything, from milk to olives, and, if you have special requirements, just let them know in advance and they can cater to you. Cakes, pastries and croissant are also available, as well as ready meals when ordered in advance.

Right next door, the 500-year-old, timber framed Farmers Arms (01684 833308), is a wonderfully atmospheric pub with a quiet beer garden and excellent home cooked food. For more refined dining The Welland Inn (01684 592317) is just ten minutes in the car, whilst The Swan Inn at Hanley Swan (01684 311870) offers fantastic food and surroundings.

For lunch or tea head for Clive's Fruit Farm (01684 592664), and pick your own, or visit Weston's Cider (makers of Stowford Press) for a tour of their brewery. You can also go wine tasting at Three Choirs (01531 890223) and Lovells Vineyard (01684 311110)10 minutes away.

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Getting There

The site is 10 minutes from Junction 1 of the M50 and 15 minutes from Junction 9 of the M5. Follow the A438 across the river Severn from Tewkesbury and head towards Ledbury. On reaching the T junction with Gloucester Road (Rye Cross), turn right. After a couple of miles, take a right hand turn signposted for Birtsmorton. Stay on this road for just under a mile, until you see the pub (The Farmer Arms), then bear left at the pub and pass a field. Up Sticks Glamping is the first house on the right.

There are train stations in Ledbury (7 miles), Malvern (9 miles) and Ashchurch Tewkesbury (10 miles). Busses run between Worcester and Welland (3 miles). If you are coming via public transport get in touch and Up Sticks Glamping will arrange to pick you up.