Reflections and Reactions: The Launch of Valleyside Escapes
We officially opened the doors to our glamping site – Valleyside Escapes – on the 3rd of August 2018, 72 days after receiving planning permission. The weather forecast for the summer was a scorcher and we wanted to make the most of being open for the holidays so that everyone could enjoy our hidden gem.
It was a tight deadline but we were determined to meet it and could not have done it without the help of our family who did everything from laundry to gardening to fence building to painting and lots more in between, as well as some very dedicated local groundsman, plumbers, electrician and tent builders, who ploughed on through even when the mercury was at boiling point.
Those 72 days saw a lot of blood (only minor grazes thankfully), sweat (the sun was a blessing and ice lollies were the only way to cool down) and tears (mainly of joy)… but we managed to do it.
There were no major disasters only a couple of minor hiccups and we are really happy that we have created a cosy and picturesque place for guests to create some fantastic holiday memories. And that’s the best bit – meeting lots of lovely people and providing them with a glamping experience to remember. This is what a few have had to say and why it has all been worthwhile…
“We’ve had an amazing stay here so comfortable and a beautiful setting. We booked the whole site with extended family and some have said it’s the best holiday they’ve ever had.”
“We’ve had a lovely weekend here! Lots of quality family time and we all love the tent – we will be back again.”
“Tent was absolutely amazing, loved every single detail. Wonderful British holiday.”
“Thank you for such a lovely weekend! The tent and surrounding areas are fantastic but it is all of the special little details that really made the weekend special.”
“Thank you!! Such a beautiful, fun and homely place to stay. You’ve thought of everything and catered really well for the kids. They loved the cabin bed and playground on our doorstep.”
“Fantastic tent, great surroundings, everything you need and more for a brilliant holiday. Love the little extras especially the doggy treats!”
“We had the most incredible holiday. Definitely up there as one of the BEST we have ever had! Perfect for big groups of people who need their own space at night. Awesome views and lovely hospitality. Thank you so much!”
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