Nottinghamshire County Council has announced plans to create a new luxury glamping site at the Holme Pierrepont Country Park, UK located near Radcliffe-on-Trent.
The council is investing half a million pounds in the project, which will see the installation of ten S-Pod Glamping Modules, with completion expected by the spring of 2024.
Each pod is designed to accommodate up to six people, and will come equipped with toilet and shower facilities, along with the added luxury of a hot tub. The new accommodation will complement the park’s existing options, which include a campsite, hotel-style rooms, and a self-contained suite.
The total cost of the project is estimated to be £684,240, with £500,000 being provided by the council, and the remainder by operating partner, Serco Leisure.
The new pods are expected to cater to the growing demand for high-end camping options, and offer visitors a new way to enjoy the stunning surroundings of the National Water Sports Centre.
“Holme Pierrepont Country Park is a real jewel in the crown and draws thousands of visitors each year, as well as spectators and competitors who attend the many events which take place at the National Water Sport Centre,” Councillor John Cottee, said.
“By making this significant investment, we are once again reaffirming our commitment to supporting this much-loved attraction and delivering on our pledge to make our wonderful county an even better place for people to visit,” Cotte added.
Jack Garner, contract manager at Serco, echoed Cottee’s sentiments, adding, “We’re introducing these pods as there is a demand from our customers for a higher-end camping option. They’re going to be perfect for long weekends, mini breaks, and family holidays.”
With the glamping site expected to be in high demand once open to the public, visitors will have a new option to explore the beauty of Nottinghamshire while enjoying a luxurious stay at Holme Pierrepont Country Park.
The Nottinghamshire County Council’s plans to create a new luxury glamping site demonstrate that local authorities and businesses are continuing to invest in and develop outdoor accommodation options, particularly those that offer unique and luxury experiences such as glamping. This can encourage other businesses to do the same, leading to increased competition and innovation within the outdoor hospitality sector.
Featured image from Lala Vineyard Glamping Resort.