Fantastic structures to enhance your glamping operation
Company: Hearthworks Tipis & Yurts
Telephone: 01749 899521
Glampsite: Bloomfield Camping
Description: A low density, off-grid glampsite with four yurts in seven acres of stunning Dorset countryside, providing an ideal environment for children to safely roam and explore while parents relax in the pond-side hammocks
Units supplied: Four 20ft diameter steambent ash yurts
Details: The glampsite owners needed structures that could fit onto their existing timber decks. They also had concerns over canvas structures being sited next to hedging as their original tents had been affected by algal growth. They also wanted to make the most of views from the pitches so we equipped the yurts with wider hardwood doors and two windows in each.
We listened to the clients’ needs and offered different colour combinations for the outer polycotton canvas cover, while reassuring them that our products would be robust and long-lasting. They are now into their third season using the yurts and they still look as good as new.
Feedback: “We knew that to take our glampsite to the next level we would need to upgrade our accommodation, and we decided on yurts as the best option due to the usable interior space they offer. Having narrowed it down to type, the search was on for a supplier.
“We happened across Hearthworks at the Glamping Show and immediately felt heartened by their knowledge and approachability, and quickly booked a visit to their HQ. Their ability to listen to and discuss our needs quickly led to an order being placed.
“When it came to install we booked their team and once on site their expertise and professionalism was immediately evident as the yurts were erected. We were so impressed that we have since booked them for every installation and pack away.”
Company: Bond Fabrications
Telephone: 01453 767171
Website: www.bondfabrications.co.uk / www.safari-tent.co.uk
Glampsite: Canvas & Campfires
Description: Stunning smallholding farm and glamping site set in a tranquil corner of West Wales close to the coast
Units supplied: Three Classic Safari Tents (5m x9.5m)
Details: It was a huge pleasure to watch Ellie, Dan and their young family make the lifestyle switch from city-dwelling to small holding farmers and glampsite owners. They had a clear vision of the experience they wanted to offer clients in the most beautiful unspoilt corner of Wales. Beginning with three of our Classic Safari Tents, we then changed the colour of the tent canvas and made some bespoke adjustments to the interior layouts to accommodate their specific design. It resulted in a great looking product and the team at Bond then spent two days on site installing ready for the first glamping season to begin in Spring 2017.
The three safari tents sit in a slightly elevated position on substantial decked bases taking in stunning views. It is always a joy to see our client’s dreams and plans realised from their very first ideas and design meeting through to a successful glamping business.
Feedback: “Michelle and Mike at Bond have been amazing to work with – from the initial no obligation advice, their patience through the planning and design phase and also the bespoke adjustments to our tents, sharing of social media posts and the overall general support. The tents have been fab and have withstood the worst that the Welsh weather can throw at them! We wouldn’t hesitate to recommended Bond and the team.”
Telephone: 02476 326585
Glampsite: Pant y Rhedyn
Description: Pant Y Rhedyn is a 10 acre smallholding sitting in the hills of the Conwy valley. It enjoys panoramic views of unspoilt countryside and the Snowdonia mountain range, and is conveniently located for the local tourist towns of Llanrwst and Llandudno
Units supplied: Two TruDomes’ Truly Glamping Domes (5.8m diameter)
Details: With such breathtaking views and surroundings, the owners of Pant y Rhedyn were keen to source glamping structures that would be sympathetic to the landscape. The natural shape of the domes already complemented the rolling hills, but we worked together in finding a suitable cover colour that would complement the luscious greens of the meadow that they are located in.
Feedback: “After researching the market for domes, we chose to order with TruDomes. Our main basis for this decision was to support a UK company which in turn meant if there were any issues we could contact them easily. Initially it felt like a bit of a gamble knowing that TruDomes was a new entity and themselves learning but when dealing with the team and visiting them at the Glamping Show, we felt confident to go ahead.
“We cannot fault their service. They kept us updated throughout and the delivery arrived as planned and very well packed. The instructions were detailed and easy to follow. They have followed our progress and assisted with any complex questions. The domes themselves are sturdy and well made. We plan to purchase further domes in the future from TruDomes.”
Telephone: +33 (0)6 8627 9168 (France)
Glampsite: Casa Babi B&B in Vilanculos, Mozambique
Description: Casa Babi is located on the most beautiful beach in Vilanculos, in the South part of Mozambique. With a stunning view on the Indian Ocean, this very cosy boutique guest house with only a few bedrooms is a very special spot, well known as a charming B&B and for its in-home dive centre and kite-surf school
Units supplied: One 13’ diameter Bubble DREAM, half opaque and half transparent for some privacy. This dome is customised with a set of saloon doors to make service easy. One 16.5’ CRYSTAL Bubble, fully transparent
Details: There are two Bubbles at Casa Babi: a small one is used by the pool for private diners, cocktails and massages, facing the Ocean at the sunset. The guests spend their evening, like in a cocoon, with a large clear view of the Ocean, having the Milky Way for the celling. The larger Bubble is set up on the roof-top as the ‘Watchtower Bar’ – a relaxing sunset bar – and also used for family diners. Fully transparent, guests enjoy a 360° view over the city and Mozambique Canal.
The owners knew the inflatable structures from the Santa Ynez Valley in California and from Namibia, and asked Casa Bubble to customise two domes to offer their guests a unique experience.
From £2,600, the Bubbles come in three models with two versions for each – the luxury ‘Paris Collection’ which is fully modular, and the ‘Easy’ versions which are more affordable.
CasaBubble’s limitless concept allows owners to connect as many domes as they wish to create their own structure, or split them to make different accommodations or living spaces. Bespoke designs are also available upon request.
Feedback: “We highly enjoy our investment for its profitability and its quality. Our guests love our Bubbles. Casa Bubble’s team is very nice to deal with and were especially good regarding the schedule of delivery. We look forward to buying the nearby land to set up new Bubbles!”