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Guilden Gate

Bassingbourn, Royston, Hertfordshire, England

Unique site with a camper van, yurt and hobbit house, 2 hot tubs and great outside space - perfect for families and friends, near Cambridge.

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Guilden Gate offers quirky accommodation with hot tubs for up to 6+1 guests close to Cambridge. The site is proud to not only generate its own energy from renewable sources but boasts its own vineyard, fruit orchard, wild flower meadow and herb garden, meaning there is plenty to explore! 

The 2 accommodations are set separately, giving privacy, with a hot tub at each. Sleep 2+3 children or 4 adults at Coppice Woodland and 2 more adults at The Secret Garden a short distance away.

The Coppice Woodland offers a full size double bed in a covered, converted 1973 VW camper van and a small bed (for a child up to about 6 years old) at the drivers end. Whilst the Woodsman Yurt offers another king size bed for 2. There is also The Secret Garden - an amazing grass and sedum covered hobbit hole with king size bed and solar fairy lights which also sleeps 2. 

The properties offer lovely outside spaces with 2 cedar shingle covered dining areas with large wooden tables and benches. The covered kitchen areas even have butlers sink and slab worktops with hand water pump. If the weather is kind then you can enjoy dining around the nearby fire pit, whilst taking in the starry sky. 

After dining enjoy relaxing in one of the 2 hot tubs - one is a bright orange wood fired hot tub (which comfortably sits four) whilst the other is a hot tub just for 2. Alternatively partake in some fun with the rustic football goals, boules and natural two hole "golf course".

Enjoy sole use of this site with pricing for a single night midweek stay costing £300 for up to 6 adults and 1 small child (under age 6 due to small bed space), or up to 4 adults and 3 children. 

There is a 2 night minimum stay on weekends. Pricing for 2+ nights from £240- £290 a night depending on the time of year.

Seasonal produce grown on the smallholding is available to purchase.

There is no power or heating at the glamping site, so power is provided by solar lamps, fairy lights and torches. However there are plugs and a fridge in the potting shed which can be used for charging devices.

Sorry no pets allowed. Closed from December to March inclusive.

For a smaller number of guests these accommodations are also listed separately on QuirkyAccom and can be booked individually. See The Coppice Woodland (4 guests + small child) and The Secret Garden (2 guests) - each with a hot tub and privacy.

Room Types

Whole property for 5 or more

Nearest Airport/s

London Luton / Stansted