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West Stow Pods

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
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Family run site near Bury St Edmunds offers a Hobbit inspired Pod Hollow, 4 MegaPods sleeping up to 4 guests & 2 Woodland Lodges.


Deep in the heart of Suffolk's stunning countryside, just a stone's throw from the historic town of Bury St Edmunds you can find a family run site offering a Hobbit Hole inspired pod,  4 wooden Mega Pods sleeping up to 4 people & 2 woodland lodges, The Woodland Lodge sleeping up to 4 and The Cedar Lodge perfect for 2.

Pod Hollow has been inspired by a Hobbit Hole and as such has been built into the side of a grassy knoll. Enter through the traditional circular door into the open plan living space where you can find a fully fitted kitchen with oven and dishwasher, 2 kingsize bedrooms, a cosy sitting room with Digital TV and DVD player plus a modern shower room. Bedding and towels supplied. 

The Woodland Lodge is set in its own private wooded area and offers comfort in a rural setting. It sleeps up to 4 people. Relax in  the comfy lounge, make use of the Digital TV and DVD player or alternatively sit outside and admire the views or stoke up the BBQ and enjoy dining al fresco. Inside there are 2 bedrooms, 1 double and 1 with bunk beds so this is a perfect family property. Children will love the openness of the space whilst parents can chose to have a digital detox if they like, although Wifi is available! There is a kitchenette and wet room with shower. 

The Cedar Lodge is a cosy cabin situated in the wonderful woodland. There is parking outside for ease of unloading and it sleeps 2 on a very comfortable sofa-bed. The Cedar Lodge is dog-friendly with a well kitted out kitchen complete with oven, hob and microwave. There is a mobile BBQ and decking with table and chairs. There is also WIFI. Please bring bedding and towels for the lodge  properties. 

The MegaPods are simple in design yet very practical with everything you need in a cosy space, this is perfect glamping for first timers! There are 4 pods and they sleep up to 4 people in a double bed and double sofa bed, so can suit a couple or a family. The pods are located in the same area of woodland but are far enough apart to be private (approx 80 feet / 25 metres). Inside you can find a dining table and chairs, a wet room with WC and a kitchenette area. Outside there is a covered porch, picnic table and chairs and a brick BBQ. Please bring everything with you that you would need if camping, eg bedding, towels, plates, cups etc. There is no WIFI at these pods.

Locally you can visit the archaeological museum of West Stow Anglo-Saxon village, Abbey Gardens or Lackford Lakes. If you are after an adventure then High Lodge offers Go Ape Tree Top Adventures, which is suitable for all members of the family! 

Pod Hollow price is from £150 - £200 per night for 2 adults. The Woodland Lodge is from £85-£95 per night for 2 adults. The Cedar Lodge is from £65 per night for 2 adults. The MegaPods are from £65-£75 per night for 2 adults. Please enquire for prices for 4 people. 

There is a minimum 2 night stay at weekends and 3 nights during Bank Holidays. During high season only Monday and Friday arrival days. 

Dogs welcome in the Pod Hollow, The Woodland and Cedar Lodges and 2 of the MegaPods. Price is £20 for 1 dog and £25 for 2 dogs per stay. 

Room Types

Family Rooms

Nearest Airport/s

Stansted / Norwich