Glamping could soon come to Burton-on-Trent, all thanks to Michelle Benford who recently purchased two former game houses situated within the delightful grounds of historic Rangemore Hall Mews. Formerly used for hanging game after shoots, Michelle hopes to transform one of the most unusual lots to be offered at SDL Auctions Graham Penny in Derby into glamping accommodation, subject to planning permission.
The Grade II listed octagonal buildings measure approximately 14ft across and both sold for £50,000. Benford told the Derby Telegraph that her main reason for buying the game houses was the location, as the site has fantastic views over the Rangemore Estate, with easy access to St George’s Park, Barton Marina and Lichfield.
“The intention is for the two structures to sleep a total of eight people, keeping the outside the same but modernising the interiors,” she said. “And if planners share my vision, I am hoping to develop a barbecue hut, hot tub area and annexe with bathroom facilities.”