Here are answers to questions about the shepherd huts, yurt, lodges and pods at Back of Beyond Touring Park, including what to bring and making a booking.
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How big are the glamping units?
Shepherd huts – 6 metres long by 2.4 metres wide
Yurt – 5 metres in diameter.
Large pods – 3 meters long by 4 metres wide
Medium pod –2.5 metres long by 3.25 meters wide
Lodges – 4 meters wide by 3 meters deep
All are sited on decking.
Are fires allowed?
There’s a place to position a fire basket outside each unit. You can hire fire baskets and buy charcoal and briquettes in our shop. Also, glamping accommodation comes with an outdoor cooking area.
Is the yurt really waterproof?
Yes. It has a thick, durable groundsheets sewn into the sides with a 3-inch lip to ensure there are no leaks. What’s more, it’s erected on an individual decking platform 7 x 7 metres, so it’s raised off the ground.
Do the glamping units have electricity and heating?
All the pods, lodges and the yurt have a power supply suitable for small electric appliances such as phone chargers.
The shepherd huts have solar power which provides low wattage lighting.
The pods and lodges also have electric panel heaters. The yurt and shepherd huts have wood burners, and the shepherd huts are insulated.
Does the glamping accommodation include cookers, kettles and fridges?
Yes – every glamping unit comes with its own mini camping kitchen. The cooking equipment includes a small stove, a kettle and an coolbox, with the exception of the shepherd huts which have non-electric coolboxes and interchangeable ice blocks. The cooker is in an outdoor covered area. In the shepherd huts you can boil a kettle on the wood burners.
There is a freezer in our shop exclusively for glamping guests’ blocks for the coolboxes.
How secure are the glamping units?
All are within a fenced area with a 24-hour barrier and CCTV. A park warden is on call 24/7 – the mobile number is outside the Reception building. Obviously the yurt does not have a solid, lockable door, although it does have a padlock. We recommend that you keep your valuables with you when you leave the yurt, as we cannot take responsibility for any loss or theft.
The pods, lodges and shepherd huts have lockable doors and are therefore more secure. However, as mentioned above, we advise you to take valuables with you when you’re out.
Can I charge my phone, camera or tablet?
There is a power point in the units that have mains power. There’s a charging station in the amenities block for mobile phones, tablets and small laptops.
Do any of the glamping units have an ensuite bathroom?
No. You have 24-hour access to our toilet and shower block which is modern and well maintained.
What is the distance from the glamping accommodation to the toilets and showers?
The glamping village, where the pods, lodges and yurt are located, is about 50 yards from the shower and toilet block. The shepherd huts are slightly further away.
Can my friends come and stay?
If you are booking a stay at the same time us others, let us know and we’ll do our best to make sure you are close to each other. We do not cater for large groups, however, to preserve the peacefulness of our park.
Friends who are not booked into Back of Beyond are not allowed to stay overnight. No more than two people can stay in each unit at a time.
If you’d like friends to visit you during the day, please ask at Reception. There’s a small fee if they want to spend a whole day here, and there may be times when we have to limit the number of additional guests in the park.
What bedding is provided and what do I need to bring?
We provide a double bed and fully sprung mattress in the glamping units. This is a small double in Kingfisher pod.
You will need to bring all your bedding – including pillows, duvets or sleeping bags and towels.
Even when we’re lucky with the weather, it can get chilly when the sun goes down, so please make sure you’ll be cosy at night.
What else should I bring besides bedding and towels?
The most useful items are tea towels, dishcloths, bin bags, washing up liquid, etc. and, of course, the food, drink, tea bags and coffee you like. A torch is also handy for walking through the park at night.
Can I bring my dog?
Up to 2 dogs are welcome to stay in the following glamping units:
- Sorrel and Foxglove – shepherd huts
- Squirrel and Otter – lodges
- Kingfisher – medium-sized pod
You can, of course, come and visit with your own tent or caravan if you want to bring your dog.
Should I bring a hairdryer and mirror?
There are hairdryers and mirrors for you to use in the shower block.
Can I bring candles and tea lights?
No naked flames are allowed in any of the glamping accommodation. You can buy battery tea lights in our shop.
How do I make a booking?
Please go to the booking pages. Alternatively, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01202 876 968.
What payments do you accept?
We accept debit card, credit card and BACS payment. We don’t accept American Express or cheques. Please contact us if you’d like to pay by bank transfer.
Can I make a reservation and pay later, or pay a deposit to make a booking?
We need to receive full payment in order to confirm your booking.
What will I receive to confirm my booking?
Once your booking has been processed, you’ll receive a confirmation booking invoice by email.
What is your cancellation policy?
Please see our Glamping Terms and Conditions.