Eco-friendly Country House Hideout's lavish tented encampments can be found in the glorious parkland of Acton Scott from June, and cost from just £265 for a midweek break.
The new Country House Hideout concept, from the creators of the hugely successful Feather Down Farm Days, provides guests the opportunity to live like a Victorian Explorer in spacious, safari inspired, glamorous tents. Comfy beds, proper plumbing and an eco loo will appeal to the grown-ups and the children will love exploring their surroundings with the provided binoculars, microscope and telescope. The convenient location of Acton Scott makes the latest estate to offer the extraordinary holiday adventure an ideal spot for weekend breaks or longer stays to really relax.
Guests can enjoy discovering a piece of British history at Acton Scott. It's a memorable setting with a landscape remodelled in the picturesque style of Capability Brown. The lovingly preserved estate includes an 18th century Home Farm worked with heavy horses to retain a traditional way of life, before the age of the tractor. Acton Scott also achieved national fame as the setting for BBC2's hit TV series Victorian Farm, acknowledging the Acton family's championing of sustainable practices. Its success has been followed by Escape in Time, a brand new BBC TV series to be located on the estate. Presented by Ben Fogle, it follows everyday families as they step back in time to learn about traditional rural living, it is on air in the Summer of 2010.
Acton Scott is not just a showcase for the past; it is a pioneer of sustainable living. The Hall was one of the first homes to be heated with wood chips providing the fuel and Tom Acton, the current 'Lord of the manor', drives an electric-powered car and may often be seen riding his battery assisted bicycle. Country House Hideout's hosts at Acton Scott are Tom's son Rupert and his wife, Louise. In helping to manage the estate in a sustainable fashion, Rupert saw the synergies of the new 'glamping' concept with Acton Scott and its existing tourism activities.
Acton Scott offers a multitude of ideas to keep everyone happy, including the Historic Working Farm, a firm favourite with families, and handy School House cafe, to lovely guided walks and cycle rides in the grounds. Pretty market towns, such as Ludlow and Shrewsbury, are close by and well worth exploring.
Located in their own private clearing, the main tent sleeps up to 6 people (maximum 5 adults and 1 child up to 12 years), while the discovery tent sleeps 2 additional children at no extra cost (except for bed linen). This makes Country House Hideout the ideal getaway for two families together or a group of friends. With only a handful of encampments on the estate, you could easily have the place to yourselves. Weekend, mid-week and week-long stays are available and for reservations contact call 01420 549150 or visit http://www.countryhousehideout.co.uk/
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