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Mad Hatters Campsite & Glamping Tent 8

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Overview
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. Over the next 12 months we are planning a rainy day shed. 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 grasse...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. Over the next 12 months we are planning a rainy day shed. 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 and name – you can choose which pitch you would prefer on booking. We have electric hook-ups for caravans and motorhomes. We also have glamping bell / luna tents, which sleep 4 with a double bed and a day bed with a trundle bed. They come complete with all bedding, throws for cold nights, crockery, small stove for outside, colourful rugs and a cosy table and chairs. There are 6 toilets, and 2 large family showers – I know how difficult it is to keep your clothes dry and shower a child when camping so we made sure there is enough space, 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
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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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The site is situated on an arable farm, growing milling wheat, oil seed rape, potatoes and sugar beet depending on the rotation. We have a variety of pets including dogs, ponies and chickens. As an active member of Ely Nature Friendly Farming Zone, we are striving to increase the biodiversity of the farms, and connect our wildlife habitats with our neighbouring farmers. There is a wealth of information on the internet on how we can all help our local native wildlife, and reduce our environmental impact. We are planning to purchase and look after (although I’m somewhat scared) our own bee hive – fingers crossed I get some friendly bees!”
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Reviewed 28 January 2019 via mobile

I’ve just booked to take a big group (40+) of 11 families to Mad Hatters campsite in July 2019. Most of us have tents but some don’t and Claire couldn’t have been more helpful and accommodating in getting us sorted. We are looking forward to...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank ellywilliams2018
Claire M, VR Owner at Mad Hatters Campsite & Glamping Tent 8, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2019

Thank you for the feedback, always really useful. Hope you have an amazing stay

Reviewed 22 September 2018

Nice welcome to Site. Site has been very well laid out with lots of space between pitches. Toilet / Shower block very clean and well thought out. Semi hard paths from pitches to toilets mean no wet grass to walk through. We had a lovely...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Claire M, VR Owner at Mad Hatters Campsite & Glamping Tent 8, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

So pleased you enjoyed your stay, thank you for the review

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Staffed Property
Cooker
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fishing Nearby
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
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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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