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Did you used to camp as a child?

Do you have distant memories of leaky tents and long walks across fields to get to the toilet block in the dark? The rain is pouring down, everything, including your sleeping bag is wet through. You’re nose to nose with your sibling and you mum and dad are rowing in the next door two man tent, as there is nothing to do (as the rain continues) and he left her wellies outside last night and they are filled with water!

Glamping or “glamorous camping” has become a common term over the last 10 years. The definition of the term, can however, differ greatly. It can mean anything from a bell tent with a compost toilet installed next to it, or it could mean a stay at In the Stix, which couldn’t be further from this and is a world apart from your childhood memories (or should I say nightmares?)

In the Stix have brought the “glam” into glamping, standing out from the competition and providing their guests with stunning accommodation in the form of a huge geodesic dome. The dome itself is not a new invention, the concept of the structure having been around for hundreds of years. Domes can be found on other sites, but where In the Stix differs, is the fact that they have designed and built these themselves and the interiors are cleverly thought out and beautifully furnished.

The dome contains sleeping for 6 guests arranged over two floors. The top floor is in the form of a mezzanine allowing the guests to maintain the sense of light and space that the domes create, whilst providing sleeping for 4 upstairs. Downstairs is the master bedroom, tucked underneath the mezzanine, with a thick curtain to screen it from the living area. There is an enormous window, flooding the dome with light and allowing open views across the little valley in Rutland where they are situated.

The living area has a chesterfield leather sofa, armchairs, beanbag and a large swinging chair hanging from the framework all arranged around the log burner and facing out across the far-reaching countryside.

What sets these domes apart, is without doubt, the en-suite bathroom. The well-appointed bathrooms have large showers and flushing toilets, yes flushing toilets! The compost toilet is banished, unlike the majority of glamping sites, it has never existed here!

The aim here is simple, abolish the stuff of camping nightmares and focus on the bits you used to love: the outdoor cooking, the long walks along undiscovered footpaths, a fabulous pub just a short ten minute walk along the brook, no electric (so everyone forgets about phones, iPads and laptops) a trunk full of board games and we haven’t even mentioned the log fired hot tubs and the huge skies, perfect for star gazing.

Everything is included in the price, your towels, linens and toiletries, all your kitchen supplies: tinfoil, bin bags, even your teabags and coffee. You only need to pack your clothing and some food, and don’t forget the children. They have thought of everything! There is no more battling with your tent pegs in the wind and realising in the last hour that you have put your flysheet on the wrong way around and the door is opening onto the bedrooms!

Just turn up and kick back and relax, this is not just glamping, this is In the Stix glamping!

For more information click here or email [email protected] or call us on 07958378971


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