We booked the tipi for a friend's hen weekend as it seemed like a reasonable price for 6 of us at £60 per night. Beautiful location and very accessible by public transport from London. We were a mixed group of experienced wild campers and folk who liked their creature comforts and everyone left happy.
The only down side was the staff - we got a rather rude phone call at 5pm on the Friday demanding to know our arrival time and exact location. We were travelling after work and got stuck in traffic - eventually arriving at 6.30, which seemed reasonable to us, however there was no one there to book us in. We then received several phone calls the following day demanding payment, when someone could have come down to the site to welcome us. There were also people mowing the lawns around us while we were sunbathing which kind of ruined the peaceful environment and seemed a bit unnecessary given that it was supposed to be a private area - perhaps this could be done during the week when there are fewer campers around?
We also had a small fire in the tipi when the lights attached the the central pole overheated (not our fault) - luckily we noticed before it did too much damage, however there was no one available on site to check that everything was safe and when we tried to find the owner at check out to raise our concerns there was no one around, which was very concerning - be careful!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Treehouse ' Squirrel Run' Shepherd's Hut Fox's Den Tipi B&B accommodation Camping North Hill Farm has on site 4 star B&B. All rooms are en-suite, price includes full English breakfast. Jacuzzi and sauna are available for guest use on request . The 'Squirrel Run' stands 5m above the ground and is reached by 7m suspension bridge. From its balcony and panoramic window it has views over the Chess Valley. It is equipped with a King size double bed, en-suite toilet and basin facility, an outdoor shower, DVD/CD player, fridge, tea/coffee facility and heater. Use of Jacuzzi and sauna, if available, at extra charge. Shepherd's Hut (sleeps two), situated overlooking fields. Own BBQ area. The hut is equipped with microwave, kettle, tea and coffee facility toaster, fridge, sink (hot & cold water), CD/DVD player. Toilet and shower situated 20 m away from the hut. Camping available in fields overlooking Chess Valley. Toilets/ showers available on site. ... more less