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Lantern & Larks; discover luxury glamping in four exclusive locations

3 May 2017

Lantern & Larks are among thepioneers of luxury glamping and have created a unique combination of fourexclusive locations and spacious rural tented hideaways, with all the comfortsand luxury furnishings of home. The canvas tent lodges all have the samespacious, open-plan look and feel with solid wood decked flooring and eachcomes with a wood burning stove at its heart. Despite these similarities andfamiliar accommodation comforts on a Lantern & Larks adventure, thelocations themselves and settings have their own unique attractions, so here weshowcase these differences so you can be sure to choose the right one for youand your fellow glampers.
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Kittisford Barton in Somerset hasan enviable location, with the Blackdown Hills – a designated Area ofOutstanding Natural Beauty – as a backdrop, and the opportunities for wildlifespotting, hiking and exploring the scenery are limitless. Being located on aworking farm, you do not need to venture very far to see animals in their ownhabitat, and this unique site comes with its own pigs, goats and chickensroaming around freely, which will no doubt appeal to those with young children.It gives the setting a true Somerset country feel, one that is perfectly intune with its surroundings.
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Sweffling Hall is a very differentsetting and landscape altogether. Close to the Suffolk coastline which is justa 30 minute drive by car, it is a true British seaside retreat, ideally positionedfor exploring popular Suffolk coastal attractions such as the golden sands ofLowestoft and pretty Southwold, where the Blythe estuary meets the sea.Needless to say, here water-based activities are rife and should be takenadvantage of, from the seal-friendly sanctuary near Alde to boating adventuresthat gently pass quaint fishing towns, meandering river cruises, naturereserves and of course that obligatory sea swim.
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Exton Park is not only set withinan 18th Century Grade-II listed park, complete with its own ornamental lakewhere ospreys can be seen catching their next meal, it is also close to thewonder of Rutland Water, one of the largest artificial lakes in Europe. Apopular nature reserve that is home to over 25,000 waterfowl, this attractsmany visitors to explore its unique environment. A great choice for nature andbird enthusiasts, it also has a host of watersports, a sailing club, golf,fishing and not to mention the countless possible walks and cycle/footpaths,that span some 25 miles in total.
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For thoselooking to head into wild terrain and step back in time to a forgotten area ofBritish countryside, Bleasdale could be just the ticket. Lantern & Larks’Bleasdale Estate is situated on the western edge of the the Forest of Bowland,a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and it is a great choice forcyclists and walkers. Visit a Stone Age circle just 20 minutes’ walk from yourtent, hire some electric bicycles and explore the many cycle networks or spotwildlife from wild deer to wild boar. As Bleasdale is a dog friendly glampsite,we are sure your canine friends will love exploring the deep valleys andmoorlands as much as you will!

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