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Four go glamping in a converted church

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Four go glamping in a converted church - www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

What with both our Birthdays AND our Wedding Anniversary, May is a big month here at OneandSeventy and to celebrate, Beloved and I like to take off for a week. It's become something of a tradition to retreat to the forest and we can usually be found hiding out in a log cabin run by Forest Holidays.

Cabin Holidays with Forest Holidays - Deerpark, Cornwall by www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

Deerpark, Cornwall

We discovered this holiday company in 2007, after booking a long weekend in Deerpark - a wonderfully relaxing getaway deep in the heart of a forest in Cornwall.

Each Forest Holidays cabin site is set exclusively within land owned by the Forestry Commission, so it's no wonder we fell in love! We quickly became regular visitors to Deerpark and have since holidayed in five of the company's nine locations throughout the UK.

Cabin Holidays with Forest Holidays - Argyll, Scotland by www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

Argyll, Scotland

After falling in love with the rugged beauty of the Highlands via the wonderful Argyll site a few years ago, Scotland has become a Top Three destination. And not just because it's my SPIRITual home for tasting the grain! (Did you see what I did there?)

Last year, we again ventured North of the border to Strathyre and to help us drink whisky celebrate, we were joined by our good friend Moo (she of the now infamous Saucepan Game) and her beau.

If you've been following along on Instagram you'll know that this year, M&C returned the favour by inviting us to join them for a spot of glamping in this quirky little number bookable through Canopy & Stars.

The Chapel, Walcot Hall Estate, Shropshire by www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

I mean like WOW, right?

Moo really does have a knack for the unusual. She's more than just a pretty saucepan, you know!

The Chapel, Walcot Hall Estate, Shropshire by www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

A peek inside

The Chapel, Walcot Hall Estate, Shropshire by www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

Prayer offerings to the God of Grain

Located in the Walcot Hall Arboretum in Shropshire, the Chapel was apparently saved from destruction and lovingly re-assembled to nestle serenely among the trees.

The Chapel, Walcot Hall Estate, Shropshire by www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

With nothing to disturb the peace except birdsong and the occasional scream from a resident peacock, this idyllic setting really is as quiet as a church... at least I'm sure it is for the other 51 weeks of the year!

Walcot Hall Estate, Shropshire by www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

Walcot Hall Estate, Shropshire by www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

Walcot Hall Estate, Shropshire by www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk     Walcot Hall Estate, Shropshire by www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

Walcot Hall Estate, Shropshire by www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

During our walks at Walcot Hall, we discovered the estate's many hidden treasures. Maybe you'll find us hiding out in one of these next year!

Glamping in a Fire Truck by www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

Glamping in a Fire Truck by www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk     Glamping in a Fire Truck by www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

Hands up who wants to go glamping in a Fire Truck!

 Glamping in a Gipsy Caravan by www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

 A Gipsy Caravan

Glamping in The Shepherd's Hut by www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

The Shepherd's Hut

Glamping in The Showman's Caravan by www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

The Showman's Caravan - it even has a fireplace!

Glamping in Whim Cottage by www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

Glamping in Whim Cottage by www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

Whim Cottage - just big enough for a double bed and a sink. Seriously, this is the entire inside!
Talk about cute! (Although it's perhaps not a great choice if you're a six-footer like Beloved!)

Glamping in a Yurt by www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk     Glamping in a Yurt by www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

 Yurts - what a view!

Not available for hire, this Russian Dacha was built 15 years ago and is a privately owned home located within the estate at Walcot Hall. Imagine this as your permanent residence!

The Russian Dacha at Walcot Hall Estate, Shropshire by www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

And I'm betting those imaginative people at Canopy & Stars are already planning how to convert this rusty old van!

Walcot Hall Estate, Shropshire by www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

A hui hou,

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  • Guest
    Kate Tuesday, 03 June 2014

    Looks amazing, Sue! We've recently been browsing the Canopy and Stars site in search of a treehouse for the night; you've inspired me to go back and have a proper rummage!

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  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker Tuesday, 03 June 2014

    It's a wonderful location, Kate. Although not as quirky, Forest Holidays also has Tree Houses as several of its sites and might be worth a look :) Would love to hear what you decide on!

  • Guest
    moo Tuesday, 03 June 2014

    Well THAT'S a very good blog indeedy. Can I forward to Walcot hall?

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  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker Tuesday, 03 June 2014

    Absolutely! Thanks Moo ;-)

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