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#SheMeansBusiness with Afternoon Tea – The Canvas Café is a Step Closer

Our vision for the Canvas Cafe is a step closer to becoming a reality after our recent crowdfunding success. As many of you know, we will be launching the ultimate country-café later in the spring. The Canvas Café will be a venue unlike anything else; a place to experience the joys of local food amid…
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The Joys of Glamping on a Farm in the East Midlands

It’s finally springtime! Bring on the daffodils, lambs and longer evenings. And let’s go glamping on a farm… It’s time to get those wellies on and go on an adventure. Out and about you’ll see plenty of calves, lambs and spring flowers. I love to see blossoms starting to bud – it’s the epitome of…
Glamping in the Midlands

10 Useful Hacks for Glamping in the Midlands

Glamping in the Midlands is a great adventure. Going outdoors and glamping in the countryside is a wonderful chance to go back to basics. By stripping things back and enjoying a bit of simplicity, we can begin to feel re-connected to ourselves, to nature and to others. Glamping enables us to experience the best of…
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Country Bumpkin Yurts launch crowdfunding project

Today, Country Bumpkin Yurts are launching a crowdfunding campaign as part of Crowdfunder.co.uk and Go Daddy’s ‘What’s Your Idea?’ campaign. They are looking to create a café and event venue unlike anything else you have seen – one that ‘brings the outside in’. They are now crowdfunding to raise £3000 so that they can set…
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Canvas Cafe coming soon to Country Bumpkin Yurts

Spring 2018 will see the launch of our Canvas Café! There are some exciting developments at Country Bumpkin Yurts this year. We have been talking about New Year, new adventures; and that is exactly what the year is bringing for us. The Canvas Cafe will be launching in Spring. Our Canvas café will specialize in…
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What’s on in the East Midlands; our top picks for Spring

We’ve managed to get through the January blues. Now it’s time to come out of hibernation and see what’s on in the East Midlands. The area is a hive of activity in Spring. You don’t even have to leave Market Harborough to find things to do. This is great for both glamping guests and visitors…
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A Kit List for Glamping in the East Midlands

Have you ever asked yourself what you need to pack for a glamping holiday? If you’re anything like me, a list is a wonderful thing. That’s why I love a kit list. A list of all the things needed for a holiday or activity. After years of camping and glamping in the UK, I have…
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 Hygge & The Simple Pleasures Of Glamping In The UK.

You may have heard about the concept of Hygge recently. In simple terms, it means a feeling of well-being and contentedness. It has become a very popular concept, just like glamping in the UK has become a hugely popular activity. Both trends are now worldwide, not just UK based. Interestingly, for trends to cross over…
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Why You Should Try Yurt Glamping in the East Midlands in 2018

A new year calls for new adventures. When it comes to our holidays, we all like different things. Perhaps camping is your thing, or maybe hotel breaks. Take the new year as an opportunity to try something excitingly new. For you campers, wouldn’t it be nice to sleep on proper beds? And our hotel going…
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10 Creative Ways to Enjoy Nature This Year; from Glamping with a Hot Tub to Amateur Photography

It’s a new year, so time for new adventures. Here at Country Bumpkin Yurts, we love to champion the outdoors so have planned to try new ways to enjoy nature. We find that nature is the ultimate pick-me-up. Immersing ourselves in nature is both stimulating and deeply relaxing. This year, why not try to boost…
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Dog-friendly Glamping: Share The Joy Of Yurts With Your Dog

Have you ever taken your dog glamping? Did you know that in many places you can? Just imagine the happy wagging of your doggies tail, the sniffy trails, and exploring the endless countryside. Here at Country Bumpkin Yurts, we know that dogs are part of the family. We strive to be a dog-friendly glamping site so that…
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How to build a fire when glamping in the East Midlands

Building a good fire is an essential skill when glamping in the East Midlands. The fire in the log burning stove in your yurt is what keeps you warm and toasty. Making a fire that burns well and for a long time is important, especially when staying in a yurt in winter. It’s fire that…
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Our glamping guide to an alternative hen do to remember

Glamping, tank paintball and the Great Outdoors may not sound like the usual hen do – and it’s not! It’s better. Here at Country Bumpkin Yurts, we’ve been honoured to have hosted 3 hen dos in almost as many weeks. Fancy something a little different for your hens? Have a read of our guide to…
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Yoga retreat & yurt camping!

At the beginning of October, we hosted our first yoga retreat. It was brilliant! The retreat was run by Sue Wood, a wonderful local yogi who is passionate about wellbeing and the outdoors. 11 guests spent 1 night with us and took part in the relaxing and fun activities. What a great way to spend…
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Glamping in the East Midlands: what’s on in autumn & winter?

The season has most definitely changed. The conker tournaments have been won (or lost!) and the trees are nearly bare. So, what shall we do now? When glamping in the East Midlands in Autumn, there is no shortage of events and activities on offer. We have been exploring the area and found exciting happenings in…
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Glamping on a farm with fabulous fungi!

Autumn. The season of bold, vibrant colours, smoky aromas drifting on the breeze and leaves crunching as they scatter underfoot. Refreshing winds whip across big skies blowing in clear, crisp air. There’s nothing like a good autumn storm to make you feel alive! Yet as the nights close in it can feel a little claustrophobic.…
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Glamping in the Midlands in Autumn

The summer is winding down. The approaching autumn promises wild days and cool nights. Glamping in the Midlands in autumn is a wonderful thing; you can fully experience and embrace the changing season. Imagine being surrounded by the deep vibrant colours of the trees and spending the evening drinking hot chocolate by a big fire.…
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Yurt camping: Top tips for the best night sleep in a tent

Being outdoors, getting back to nature, and spending a night under canvas is good for the soul! The sights and sounds (or lack of sounds) help us to unwind and take some rest. We all need more of this. Yurt camping or glamping can sometimes be quite a different sleeping experience though. If you’re anything…
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Glamping in the East Midlands: how to make the most of the Indian summer

After a rather wet August, we’re set for an Indian summer! Glamping in the East Midlands may feel like glamping in the South of France (or at least we can hope). September is looking like the August we should have had! This means we can make the holidays last even longer. There is plenty to…
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Yurt camping: Top Tips for Glamping with a Dog

Dogs love the outdoors! Camping or glamping with your dog will the best holiday for them and for you. It’s like a week-long walk! We’ve had our first few four-legged friends at Country Bumpkin Yurts and they have loved yurt camping. Having been away with our little pooches too, we thought we’d share some of…
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Glamping in the East Midlands – What’s been happening and what’s coming up.

Summer is a great time for Glamping in the East Midlands! There is so much going on in the area. Market Harborough and the surrounding towns, villages and cities are a hive of activity. Whether you are visiting for a mini-break or long holiday, there are loads of things to do when glamping in the…
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Glamping on a farm: One month in, what are guests saying?

Country Bumpkin Yurts has been hosting holidays for a month now. Since our first guests in June, we have introduced loads of people to glamping on a farm. We have welcomed families, friends, and couples celebrating anniversaries and birthdays. All have loved our yurts and enjoyed their posh camping holiday. And we have been so…
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Glamping in the Summer – Country Bumpkin’s Top Tips

Glamping and Summer go together wonderfully! The blue-sky days and long evenings under the stars make for the perfect glamorous camping holiday. Glamping combines the best of camping with the best of hotels. The Great Outdoors, feeling free, and still having big beds and hot tubs! It’s fun, exciting, and that little bit different. The…
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Glamping on a farm – What facilities have we got?

When booking a holiday, it’s important to know you have all the right facilities. For glamping in yurts, it is just as important. For some, the concept of glamping on a farm suggests it may be a little primitive – but this is not the case! We all like hot showers, somewhere to cook and…
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Glamping in the Midlands – Launch event success!

On 11th June 2017, Country Bumpkin Yurts opened it’s doors to the wonderful public. We invited everyone to see what we had been up to and to raise a glass of bubbly (or a cup of tea) to celebrate being open for bookings. Glamping in the Midlands was finally ready. We teamed up with Waterloo…
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Yurt camping UK – come along to our glamping launch event!

Launch event With less than two weeks till we launch our Yurt camping UK site, we are super excited (and busy!). We are looking forward to showing you what we have been up to. It is also Open Farm Sunday so there is plenty going on at Waterloo Cottage Farm. We hope Sunday 11th June…
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Yurt holiday in the East Midlands – what to bring with you.

What do you need to take with you on a yurt holiday in the East Midlands? Choosing glamping instead of a hotel or standard camping is a great idea! It’s important you enjoy your holiday. We all deserve a good break. There are a few items that will make your stay extra comfortable. Many people…
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Yurts in the East Midlands from the Yurts of Central Asia

Let’s explore how our camping yurts in the East Midlands derived from the Mongolian tents of Central Asia… What are these round tents? A Yurt (also named Ger) is a traditional round tent covered with skins and used as a house by nomads in Central Asia. The word yurt itself means ‘dwelling’ or ‘home’. The structure comprises of latticework of…
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6 things to do when glamping

There are loads of great things to do when glamping! What we love about a glamping holiday is the complete flexibility to do what you want. You may want to keep busy. Or you may want to do nothing. Both are good options. Here is a list of our top 6 things to do when…
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Time to Book your East Midlands Weekend Break in a Yurt!

We are so excited to announce that our booking system is now LIVE. Click here for yurt prices and booking. We are also listed on Cool Camping. This means that you can (finally) book your yurt holiday with us at Country Bumpkin Yurts. We have dates available from July 2017. “Glamorous camping may seem like a…
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Our Luxury Camping Yurts Needed Names – and now we have them!

We have named our rustic luxury camping yurts at long last! It only took us 18 months of planning our luxury camping site to decide on them! So why has it taken us so long?  Well, other than being really busy and having to prioritise other things, we wanted to make sure we got the…
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Glamping: Our Top 5 Country Bumpkin Yurts Business Start Up Moments.

Starting a new business from scratch is hard work – but hard work that is rewarding. We have had some fantastic times setting up Country Bumpkin Yurts. The launch of our FREE weekend competition feels like a key shift in our development; we are moving from preparation to launching and running. As we reach this…
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A Hint of Spring – A New Season for Country Bumpkin Yurts

It’s the beginning of March and we are seeing the first glimpses of Spring around us. The season is changing with the occasional warm day and the buds appearing on trees. I can sometimes smell the coming of Spring when I step outside my door in the morning. It is subtle, fresh and earthy, and…
Glamping on a Farm

Yurts on an East Midlands Farm – The Perfect Location

So we have the name, the logo and the ethos – now we need a location. We always loved the idea of our glamping site and cafe being on a working farm. A farm adds such a special experience to glamping, especially for families. Very early on in our land hunt we contacted Waterloo Cottage…
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Meet Poppy the Dog, the unofficial third member of the team

Poppy, my little Cocker Spaniel, is arguably the ultimate Country Bumpkin and Glamper. She was born to thrive in the countryside and loves nothing more than getting out outside, exploring, then curling up in front of a fire to doze afterwards. In fact, that sounds like the perfect day on a glamping holiday!   I’m…
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Country Bumpkin Yurts – Our Name for Glamping in Yurts

“Where did the name for our Glamping business come from?” We are asked that a lot. It is inspired by Lara’s cousin Jess. She calls us Country Bumpkins when she comes up to visit us from London. I believe it has something to do with the long walks through the fields with the dogs –…
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Top 5 Reasons for Glamping in Yurts

Glamping in Yurts: Our top 5 reasons. Occasionally each of us craves space and time away from it all – glamping in yurts is a wonderful way to feed that need. Glamorous camping may seem like a contradiction, but the reality of it combines our love of luxury with our deep yearning to be in…
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Glamping & Café: Our Humble Beginnings

Humble Beginnings In November 2015, Lara and I (Jenny) left the rat race and started the journey to set up a glamping site and café here in the East Midlands – all in YURTS! Why, I hear you ask? We both wanted something a little different. We wanted to create something that would connect with…