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Mad Hatters Campsite & Glamping King of Hearts

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
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The Site Is a grassy field with a pond, wild flowers and nectar mixes, and over 3 acres of newly planted trees and hedges. We have various bird boxes and feed stations in the mixes to encourage wild birds and pollinators. There is a Mad Hatters theme and signs scattered around the site with a trail for the curious ones and a small play house. Each pitch is named with its own sign. There is a small pond with benches scattered around it and several public footpaths close by. The walk to Ely is along the River Ouse with amazing views of Ely Cathedral. Pitches All of the pitches have tall tussocky grasses with wild flowers growing in them as their border. The tent pitches are higgledy piggledy with twisty paths cut into the tall grasses. Each pitch has its own fire pit. We have electric hook-...The Site Is a grassy field with a pond, wild flowers and nectar mixes, and over 3 acres of newly planted trees and hedges. We have various bird boxes and feed stations in the mixes to encourage wild birds and pollinators. There is a Mad Hatters theme and signs scattered around the site with a trail for the curious ones and a small play house. Each pitch is named with its own sign. There is a small pond with benches scattered around it and several public footpaths close by. The walk to Ely is along the River Ouse with amazing views of Ely Cathedral. Pitches All of the pitches have tall tussocky grasses with wild flowers growing in them as their border. The tent pitches are higgledy piggledy with twisty paths cut into the tall grasses. Each pitch has its own fire pit. We have electric hook-ups for caravans, motorhomes or tents. We also have glamping luna tents, which sleep either 2, 4 or 5 depending on the tent chosen. They come complete with all bedding, throws, hot water bottles, crockery, small stove for outside, colourful rugs and a cosy table and chairs. There are 6 toilets, and 2 family showers with hooks and a bench. Heated towel rails keep the wash facilities warm during cooler weather. The washing up area has stainless steel sinks under cover near the wash facilities, and of course there is a tap with an old sink to wash down muddy clothes, boots and dogs!More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Music - we ask that campers consider others when playing music and turn the volume to very low after 10.30pm
Bathrooms
1 Half bath
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About the Owner
Claire M
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for two nights, our son and family stayed for one night. Lovely campsite with spectacular view of the surrounding countryside and Ely Cathedral. Facilities well thought out and clean and tidy. Would definitely recommend and we will return as long as there is...More

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank Stevie S
Reviewed 14 September 2020 via mobile

Wow what a Jem we found accidentally, had a place already booked 15 minutes away which was awful. We stumbled across this place and couldn't have asked for better. Got a last minute cancellation thank goodness. Very friendly Lady checked us in, lovely smile. Beautiful...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank pumpkinHenlow
Reviewed 24 August 2020

We have a brilliant stay here, I couldn't recommend it enough. The communication throughout the booking was fantastic. The site was brilliant with great facilities all covid systems have been applied.

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank V8743UZjeremyg
Reviewed 22 August 2020

We had a great time camping at mad hatters. The site and owners are welcoming and the facilities are lovely. The covid secure measures appear well thought out. We stayed in the ehu pitches which meant we could park by our tent, but there are...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank J3351NTangelas
Reviewed 16 August 2020

Upon arrival met the owner who was very friendly. We had our temperature checked and given the low down on the site and peg situation. We where booked into the new field which sadly let the site down as the other cut out pitches would...More

Date of stay: August 2020
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Claire M, VR Owner at Mad Hatters Campsite & Glamping King of Hearts, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2020

Thank you for taking time to feedback. Just in case other campers read this - we only ever book the overflow once I have explained the location of the area. No guests can book this area - it is only used as an overflow for...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2020

This campsite was brilliant. We like quieter, family friendly sites and this did not disappoint. The setup and layout made each pitch feel quite private and the wash block facilities, with separate shower and family rooms were some of the best we’d experienced on campsites....More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank clh333
Claire M, VR Owner at Mad Hatters Campsite & Glamping King of Hearts, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2020

Really pleased you found our campsite peaceful and friendly, and the children loved it. Claire

Reviewed 2 August 2020 via mobile

We stayed two nights here with another family on another pitch and had a great time. From arrival with temperature checks and spotless toilet and shower facilities, this felt a very safe getaway for the family. Things have been carefully thought through and the big...More

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank ParishTravels
Claire M, VR Owner at Mad Hatters Campsite & Glamping King of Hearts, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2020

So pleased you enjoyed Ely and our campsite and will be back. Claire

Reviewed 1 August 2020

Absolutely magical, peaceful back to nature experience, large circular pitches with fire pits, separated by swathes of wildflowers. My first time under canvas for over 10 years and I didn't want to leave. Spotless facilities, hot showers and a clever peg system to keep distance...More

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank bellaskeff
Claire M, VR Owner at Mad Hatters Campsite & Glamping King of Hearts, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2020

So pleased you have enjoyed camping again at our site and the wildflowers. Claire

Reviewed 21 July 2020

it's just a really good campsite, wildflowers, fires, big pitches, clean and hot showers oh and if you like transport then it's got it all, you can can two railway lines (including freight) and also the USAF from Lakenheath and Mildenhall) good walks local pubs...More

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank jarrardhowe
Claire M, VR Owner at Mad Hatters Campsite & Glamping King of Hearts, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2020

Thank y for the feedback. The cathedral definitely stands out, and the sunsets can be amazing. Claire

Reviewed 20 July 2020

Lovely wild and natural setting, very well planned and planted. Facilities very clean, luxury 5 star showers, recycling well organised. Great to have a fire pit for every pitch. Very friendly and welcoming staff and owners, great eco ethos. Easy bike ride into Ely, lovely...More

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank Chris S
Claire M, VR Owner at Mad Hatters Campsite & Glamping King of Hearts, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2020

Really pleased you enjoyed our site and Ely, thank you for the feedback Claire

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Linens Provided
Safe
Staffed Property
Cooker
Fishing Nearby
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About the neighbourhood
Situated on our arable farm, just 2 miles from the centre of Ely. The Cambridgeshire fens have their own distinct scenery, with amazing sunsets and space. You can see the sunset around Ely Cathedral from the site, or sit on the benches around the pond listening to the wildlife. The site is teaming with bees, butterflies, dragonflies and birds. We have resident hares, moorhens, and roe deer which visit the site. Cars are not essential as you can walk or cycle into Ely, catch a train to Cambridge or Norfolk.
Getting around
2 miles to the centre of Ely walking next to the river • Various walks around Ely – Eel trail • Walks along the river • Prickwillow Pump house – 2.5 miles – walking next to the river • Littleport – 2.8 miles • Cambridge – 19 miles Ely Cathedral – beautiful building and setting in the centre of Ely Ely Museum – small but plenty to see Oliver Cromwell’s House – set up as a traditional house from the 1700’s in Ely centre including tourist office River Cruise – boat trip around Ely – Liberty Belle – we have never used it but the feedback we have heard is very positive Riverside Antiques – 3 floors of loads of bits and pieces – we often have a mooch around here Ely Train station – 2 miles walk – multitude of trains to Cambridge every day
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