There's glamping, and then there's Glamping Thorpe - a fun-filled, innovative glamping site like no other, for an escape to the country that's truly out of this world!
Glamping Thorpe is hidden away at a charming Georgian farm on the border of Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire, offering the perfect spot for some rural R&R. Conveniently located just four miles from the M40, it's ideally positioned for small groups who want to get together for whale of a time in the countryside, without going too far off the beaten track.
And once you've arrived at Glamping Thorpe, a remarkable experience lies ahead. With its sensational collection of creative, cosy and ever-so-slightly crazy glamping options, you can be sure of a getaway you'll remember for years to come.
The site is divided into two fields: the Army Field and the Party Field - both offering exactly what they say on the tin! In each, you'll find a carefully converted selection of glamping abodes - the perfect chance for you and your fellow guests to holiday together while enjoying your own space at the same time.
First up, the Army Field is a real hit with military enthusiasts, vintage fans, or anyone who simply enjoys something ‘a little bit different'! Here you'll discover five retired army vehicles, ingeniously transformed into cosy glamping spots. With each sleeping two apiece, groups of up to 10 people can enjoy the sights and sounds of the countryside while experiencing a piece of military history too!
Relive the days of Captain Mainwaring with a stay in the 1940s WW2 Home Guard Trailer, decked out with patriotic union flags, or perhaps opt for the British Army Camouflage Trailer. The East German Cold War Comms Trailer invites you to play the double agent, while you can embrace your inner Andy McNab in the British SAS Trailer. Alternatively, curl up under camouflage bedding in the Allied Trailer, below a pair of original army-issue skis!
Whichever you choose, rest assured that every unique space offers the same cosy touches for a comfortable stay - including soft mattresses, plush cushions and a toasty woodburner for chilly nights! And when the whole group wants to come together, congregate in the communal tent - a 12x12ft army tent with leather sofas, a fridge freezer and a Bluetooth speaker for your favourite tunes. There's also a couple of pub benches, a BBQ and a fire pit (don't forget the marshmallows), not to mention a composting loo and one more surprise - a shower room made from a 1970s horse trailer!
The Party Field is just as fun as it sounds... Up to eight people can enjoy a once-of-a-lifetime getaway when they stay in its four unique glamping spaces, while larger groups can make use of the two additional bunting-bedecked bell tents, each sleeping six.
Prepare for pink in the 1960s Hippy Caravan - easily identified by the huge pink flower on the side! The 1971 glamped-up Bedford Horse Lorry offers a cosy hideaway, while the Shepherd's Hut offers light and airy traditional charm. Finally, The Love Shack is a red wonder inside, and finished with red-and-white polka dots on the outside!
You'll also find composting loos and another ingenious horse-trailer shower room in the Party Field, while the old pig shed is now home to the party hub. Split into three sections - one for dining, one for chilling and one for discoing - you're sure of a night to remember once the disco lights and sound system are on! Or just relax in front of the woodburner, your dinner gently sizzling on the BBQ. And for one final twist, climb aboard for a ride on David the vintage tractor (best enjoyed with something chilled in hand!).
Whether it's a reunion of family or friends, a special celebration, or a gathering of hens or stags, Glamping Thorpe is the perfect setting to make the occasion a truly unforgettable one. So rally the troops, dig out the glad rags and make it one to remember at Glamping Thorpe!
Things to note
The Army field is located next to the party field so it may be possible to hear noise carry between the fields, you should bring your own sleeping bags and pillows etc for guests in bell tents, linen is provided in other accommodation. Site is open from April - end of October.
Prices as follows:
Army Field all season £1,500 for up to 10 guests for a Friday and Saturday nights stay.
Party field all season £1,900 for up to 12 guests for a Friday and Saturday nights stay, then £100 per person for extra guests, max 20 at £2,700 in total.
Region: Banbury, Oxfordshire
Cost (from): £1500 (10 guests, 2 nights)
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Property ref: 358
FacilitiesArmy field - accommodation sleeps groups of up to 10 in a guard trailer, comms trailer, camouflage trailer, SAS trailer and allied trailer, communal army tent, sofas, board games, fridge freezer, toaster, picnic set, bluetooth speaker, 2 pub benches, wood burner, fire pit, BBQ, parking. For facilities of each accommodation please see property website.
Party field - accommodation sleeps groups of up to 20 in a horse lorry, shepherds hut, 2 painted caravans, 2 large bell tents, and converted pig shed, disco section with bluetooth stereo, disco lights, chill sections, leather sofas, board games, log burner, kitchen & eating section, benches, fridge freezer, gas hob, sink, composting toilets and shower room, parking. For facilities of each accommodation please see property website.
Golf, walking, cycling, nightlife, hiking, watersports, historic Oxford.
At a glance
- Unique glamping on a family farm in stunning countryside
- Ideal for small groups
- Select from:
- The Army Field (unique military accommodation sleeping up to 10)
- The Party Field (unique glamping abodes for up to 8, with additional space for 12 more guests in bell tents)
- Fields are equipped with composting loos, innovative horse-trailer showers and communal areas
- BBQs and fire pits included
- Close to a great pub; conveniently located just 4 miles from J11 of M40