If you follow me on twitter/Instagram, you may know that, recently, me and Z spent a few nights away in a hobbit hut. This was his Christmas present from me that I bought through BuyAGift.com and we decided to go whilst we both had time off over Easter, even though this incurred a £10 extra charge because it is classed as a peak period.
This is a style of ‘glamping’ meaning it’s just like camping, but a bit more glamorous as you sleep in a hut with more facilities.
Ok, so I’m going to split this review into a few different headings because I want to make sure I cover absolutely everything!
The Hobbit Hut
If I’m honest, I didn’t really know what to expect. From the pictures on the website, the hobbit huts looked cute but it was more of a novelty thing with it being called a hobbit hut, I wasn’t really expecting much from them at all. However, the website does not do these justice! The hut was absolutely adorable and so homely, me and Z absolutely loved it! We even joked that we could live there if they got electricity!
It was a little cold in the mornings and late at night, but the hot water bottles that were provided sorted that out! The futon sofa/bed wasn’t the most comfortable, but it was fine for 2 nights and a lot more comfortable than the floor. There was also plenty of light coming in from all of the windows, and when it got dark outside a little strip of lights that stretched the ceiling provided a lovely atmosphere! We chose to eat out most nights, but we did use the stoves provided for making soup and for boiling the kettle for our hot water bottles and they were perfectly fine. The couple who own the land are also so so so lovely! When we first got there, they chatted to us about the local area and things to do etc and they were always on hand if we needed anything; they even offered to charge my phone!
Experience and atmosphere wise, I couldn’t have asked for more from the actual hut. It was perfect and we really enjoyed our stay!
This is where I was really pleasantly surprised! I expected the bathrooms here to be a standard, shared block of toilets and showers, just like every other campsite I’ve ever stayed on. However, here you actually get your own little bathroom! One per hut, the bathroom included the toilet and shower and was really spacious. The shower was surprisingly lovely and definitely refreshed me after a day of walking!
The Surrounding Area
I’ll be honest, we did struggle to find the place at first, but that’s because we are millennials and chose to trust the sat nav over the instructions that the owners had provided. However, once we knew where to go it was really easy to find.
The campsite itself is situated in a lovely woodland which has been customised by the owners, adding little stair ways etc for ease of access.
There is also lovely land around the campsite. We walked around in the evening of our second night and we really wished we had more energy to explore! There’s a viaduct nearby which is absolutely beautiful and a lovely stream which we got some pictures of!
We absolutely loved our stay in our hobbit hut! It was definitely a once in a lifetime experience, but we would 100% do it again. I’d recommend to absolutely anyone, we couldn’t have asked for a better time away and we both left feeling refreshed and cleansed, a feeling money really can’t buy!
Thank you for reading! I hope you enjoyed this post, and let me know in the comments if you’ve ever done something similar or would consider doing something like this, in really interested to hear!