Forest of Dean Glamping for up to 5 people -  inc. heating and sleeping pack £39 at Wowcher
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Forest of Dean Glamping for up to 5 people - inc. heating and sleeping pack £39 at Wowcher

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Found 9th Feb 2016
1 Night for up to 5 people – £39
2 Nights for up to 5 people – £65

The Glamping pod features double glazed windows, comfortable wooden beds and equipped with a kettle, tea and coffee, BBQ facilities, electric sockets and heating. Guests have access to the newly built shower block, outdoor seating areas and nearby parking. If all that wasn't enough, each person will get their own sleeping pack (quilt, pillows and sleeping bag liners) to ensure a really comfortable night or two of sleep.

- Camp in style with a glamping experience in Forest of Dean.
- Stay at The National Diving and Activity Centre, winner of a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
- Voucher valid until 31st Aug 2016.
- £5 surcharge for Fri and Sat stays.
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I booked this 2 days ago. There were lots of dates available still, but weekends for East, May and the six week hols were already booked up.
So for a weekend is it £88 with the surcharge. I've seen mid range hotels that offer a weekend at that price.
Highly recommended, the NDAC is a very friendly place. These are the 'basic' pods, not the luxury ones. Luxury pods have ensuite facilities.
FOD is a beautiful place - one of the UK best off road cycling circuits nearby and many other attractions .. cant comment about the accomodation though as never tried it
Edited by: "oilit" 9th Feb 2016
looks like "wooden wigwam" is basically marketing speak for a luxury wooden shed
Its not really situated in the Forest of Dean, the forest is probably a 20-30min drive away. Its not too far away, also Tintern Abbey and the Wye valley is close, which is beautiful.

I take that back it is technically classed as the Forest of Dean.
Edited by: "Richief" 9th Feb 2016
If this means that I don't have to erect our ridiculous 10 man tent again this year I'm in...
any pubs near by?
if you get really bored you can watch the severn Bore
Not great - small wooden sheds, not really up to glamping standards. Not within walking distance of the Forest of Dean at all. Also pretty much fully booked all weekends up until May.
Can this voucher be used on the luxary pods?
You're not saving 60% BTW - 2 nights in sept arr Fri dep Sun is £85 without the voucher, so I think it will be £70 using the voucher (plus weekend surcharge).
ooh it's a chalet, what a new idea... not.
The Yew Tree in Mitcheldean is good base for exploring the FOD. Decent rooms for around £45 and a nice pub with good ales and a full English in the morning. Better than spending a night in a shed...
On first seeing the picture i thought it was a deal for outdoor bred pork. These look like outdoor pig huts with a front door on them ?
oilit

FOD is a beautiful place - one of the UK best off road cycling circuits … FOD is a beautiful place - one of the UK best off road cycling circuits nearby and many other attractions .. cant comment about the accomodation though as never tried it



Years ago I lived on the edge of the Forest of Dean for a year. I was cycling through the woods one day and a fully grown stag suddenly emerged from the trees and ran alongside me for a few seconds.. I realised later I was lucky it didn't knock me over. Was an amazing experience.

I found some Forest of Dean people to be a tad unfriendly..
Edited by: "Monzer" 10th Feb 2016
oilit

if you get really bored you can watch the severn Bore



What's his name so I can Google him ? X)
Can anyone confirm that the price is actually for 5 people? The terms and conditions state the price is per pair so I have a feeling you need to pay extra for extra people even though it states up to five...
I did this last year and really enjoyed it.

The NDAC is a nice, friendly place and they cook good food. The site is just a couple of minutes away from Chepstow, which is a pretty little town. It might not appeal to everyone, but you can walk across the old Severn bridge between Wales and England, it's quite spectacular.
foxylady*

Can anyone confirm that the price is actually for 5 people? The terms and … Can anyone confirm that the price is actually for 5 people? The terms and conditions state the price is per pair so I have a feeling you need to pay extra for extra people even though it states up to five...



Fine Print

One per pair of group of five.
May buy multiples as gifts.
Must book by 10th Mar 2016.
Valid until 31st Aug 2016.
Wigwams are suitable for four adults or three adults and two children.
£5 surcharge for Fri and Sat stays.
£5pn surcharge applies for a dog.
£17.50pp/pn (Sun-Thu) or £20pp/pn (Fri-Sat) surcharge for extra nights.
Subject to availability.


Edited by: "meraip" 9th Feb 2016
89quidyoucantgowrong

Highly recommended, the NDAC is a very friendly place. These are the … Highly recommended, the NDAC is a very friendly place. These are the 'basic' pods, not the luxury ones. Luxury pods have ensuite facilities.



The downside is you can't have campfires with the luxury pods, the basic ones have their own firepits
rpope

What's his name so I can Google him ? X)


R Pope
Are there more isolated ones? Don't like it when they're all close together like some in Scotland. You want to get away for a weekend and end up feeling like you're in a holiday camp
ROFL this is classed as "glamping"... it's a great deal. voted hot, but you're in a bed with pillows in a building with double glazing and heating. there is nothing to me that is glamping about this... its a hostel in a field
ROFL this is classed as "glamping"... it's a great deal. voted hot, but you're in a bed with pillows in a building with double glazing and heating. there is nothing to me that is glamping about this... its a hostel in a field
nedford

ROFL this is classed as "glamping"... it's a great deal. voted hot, but … ROFL this is classed as "glamping"... it's a great deal. voted hot, but you're in a bed with pillows in a building with double glazing and heating. there is nothing to me that is glamping about this... its a hostel in a field


Uh-oh, run away! Glamping Police!!!
No thanks , maybe when im retired ,too old and decrepid to go wild camping i mite consider it.Until then i will enjoy the national parks of England and Hong Kong to there fullest without having to put up with people staying on a camp sites like this one thinking there roughing it.

But im sure most guys these days even younger than me by 20 years could not hack carrying a 15kg pack and climbing and walking miles up hills and mountains without keeling over in the first 10 minutes from exhaustion.So im sure these sheds will do for the average person who only ever brakes into a sweat when there in the comfort of a cushy fitness studio.

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z131/darksaber35/DSC00055-1_zpsv6stxlzg.jpg

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z131/darksaber35/2013-08-08%2001.49.09_zpsonoqaocb.jpg

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z131/darksaber35/600_434778984_zpsdt8y9yuu.jpeg







Edited by: "DARKSABER" 9th Feb 2016
lord_trumpington

The Yew Tree in Mitcheldean is good base for exploring the FOD. Decent … The Yew Tree in Mitcheldean is good base for exploring the FOD. Decent rooms for around £45 and a nice pub with good ales and a full English in the morning. Better than spending a night in a shed...



Per person

Five can stay in this !
Richief

Its not really situated in the Forest of Dean, the forest is probably a … Its not really situated in the Forest of Dean, the forest is probably a 20-30min drive away. Its not too far away, also Tintern Abbey and the Wye valley is close, which is beautiful.I take that back it is technically classed as the Forest of Dean.


Let's just say it's very much on the outskirts.
Jupiter Obscure

The downside is you can't have campfires with the luxury pods, the basic … The downside is you can't have campfires with the luxury pods, the basic ones have their own firepits


Which is basically just saying "we don't care if these one's burn down"
DARKSABER

No thanks , maybe when im retired ,too old and decrepid to go wild … No thanks , maybe when im retired ,too old and decrepid to go wild camping i mite consider it.Until then i will enjoy the national parks of England and Hong Kong to there fullest without having to put up with people staying on a camp sites like this one thinking there roughing it.But im sure most guys these days even younger than me by 20 years could not hack carrying a 15kg pack and climbing and walking miles up hills and mountains without keeling over in the first 10 minutes from exhaustion.So im sure these sheds will do for the average person who only ever brakes into a sweat when there in the comfort of a cushy fitness studio.



That's a mighty, high horse you're sitting on there, Darksaber. What makes you think that anyone choosing to stay in one of these huts doesn't know the difference between this and the many other sorts of camping?
DARKSABER

No thanks , maybe when im retired ,too old and decrepid to go wild … No thanks , maybe when im retired ,too old and decrepid to go wild camping i mite consider it.Until then i will enjoy the national parks of England and Hong Kong to there fullest without having to put up with people staying on a camp sites like this one thinking there roughing it.But im sure most guys these days even younger than me by 20 years could not hack carrying a 15kg pack and climbing and walking miles up hills and mountains without keeling over in the first 10 minutes from exhaustion.So im sure these sheds will do for the average person who only ever brakes into a sweat when there in the comfort of a cushy fitness studio



Would you look at that, a pretentious old crusty and a picture of a couple of tents in a field. We get it, you can only sleep under canvas or it's 'too far from mother nature, man' and anything besides a compostable toilet is literally worse than Hitler.
Ive just booked this but I'm wondering if the sleeping packs are included. It didn't mention them at the booking page but they were offered as an optional extra (£5 per person). Any thoughts?
Jupiter Obscure

That's a mighty, high horse you're sitting on there, Darksaber. What … That's a mighty, high horse you're sitting on there, Darksaber. What makes you think that anyone choosing to stay in one of these huts doesn't know the difference between this and the many other sorts of camping?



Well as i used to serve with the 16 Air Assault Brigade and the guys in there 20's who had just joined up had obviously spent more time jelling there hair and shaving the nut sacks than doing anything remotely exhausting as they where always lagging behind us veteran's who where 15+ years older and suffering from back injures and other army career wounds.

So if the guys in there 20's in the army cant hack it im more than certain your average Joe blogs on the streets is even worse.Anyway maybe these places are not such a bad thing as it will keep the fools off the mountains and avoid wasting the time and money of the rescue services.

As to my high horse i used to be chauffeured around in Lynx and Chinook helicopters from the Army Air Corps so had a very soft life im afraid.

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z131/darksaber35/_47062987_garrison_snow_soldiers_766_zpscwkztjcf.jpg



Edited by: "DARKSABER" 9th Feb 2016
Surprised this is classed as the FOD, its a couple of moles away, closer to the river than the forest.
Creatzy

Per personFive can stay in this !



I could sleep 5 in my shed too...
DARKSABER

Well as i used to serve with the 16 Air Assault Brigade and the guys in … Well as i used to serve with the 16 Air Assault Brigade and the guys in there 20's who had just joined up had obviously spent more time jelling there hair and shaving the nut sacks than doing anything remotely exhausting as they where always lagging behind us veteran's who where 15+ years older and suffering from back injures and other army career wounds.So if the guys in there 20's in the army cant hack it im more than certain your average Joe blogs on the streets is even worse.Anyway maybe these places are not such a bad thing as it will keep the fools off the mountains and avoid wasting the time and money of the rescue services.As to my high horse i used to be chauffeured around in Lynx and Chinook helicopters from the Army Air Corps so had a very soft life im afraid.



That's not really my point Darksaber, nobody's questioning what you do, how good at it you might be, or whether or not your style of camping is better or worse than any other type. I just wondered why you think that anyone who chooses to stop at a convenient heated wooden wigwam, in a nice area, perhaps with their families, must be deluded into thinking that they are roughing-it SAS style?

For the record, I do many different types of camping and I enjoy them all, but I don't look down my nose at someone doing something different or make automatic assumptions about how they think.
Well you do like trying to put words into peoples mouths , i just said roughing it as this is most likely the AVERAGE person here in the uk will ever see.It's easily seen that a lot of people in this country have become obese and lazy just like over in the usa.

nhs.uk/Liv…spx


Edited by: "DARKSABER" 9th Feb 2016
maclemming

Ive just booked this but I'm wondering if the sleeping packs are … Ive just booked this but I'm wondering if the sleeping packs are included. It didn't mention them at the booking page but they were offered as an optional extra (£5 per person). Any thoughts?



maclemming

Ive just booked this but I'm wondering if the sleeping packs are … Ive just booked this but I'm wondering if the sleeping packs are included. It didn't mention them at the booking page but they were offered as an optional extra (£5 per person). Any thoughts?


I noticed this, I tried ringing them yesterday to confirm but couldn't get through.
maclemming

Ive just booked this but I'm wondering if the sleeping packs are … Ive just booked this but I'm wondering if the sleeping packs are included. It didn't mention them at the booking page but they were offered as an optional extra (£5 per person). Any thoughts?

maclemming

Ive just booked this but I'm wondering if the sleeping packs are … Ive just booked this but I'm wondering if the sleeping packs are included. It didn't mention them at the booking page but they were offered as an optional extra (£5 per person). Any thoughts?



Surely the 'sleeping pack' should consist of a duck feather quilt on a king size divan?
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