Lantern & Larks; discover luxury glamping in four exclusive locations
Lantern & Larks are among the pioneers of luxury glamping and have created a unique combination of four exclusive locations and spacious rural tented hideaways, with all the comforts and luxury furnishings of home. The canvas tent lodges all have the same spacious, open-plan look and feel with solid wood decked flooring and each comes with a wood burning stove at its heart. Despite these similarities and familiar accommodation comforts on a Lantern & Larks adventure, the locations themselves and settings have their own unique attractions, so here we showcase these differences so you can be sure to choose the right one for you and your fellow glampers.
Kittisford Barton in Somerset has an enviable location, with the Blackdown Hills - a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - as a backdrop, and the opportunities for wildlife spotting, hiking and exploring the scenery are limitless. Being located on a working farm, you do not need to venture very far to see animals in their own habitat, and this unique site comes with its own pigs, goats and chickens roaming 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 in tune with its surroundings.
Sweffling Hall is a very different setting and landscape altogether. Close to the Suffolk coastline which is just a 30 minute drive by car, it is a true British seaside retreat, ideally positioned for exploring popular Suffolk coastal attractions such as the golden sands of Lowestoft and pretty Southwold, where the Blythe estuary meets the sea. Needless to say, here water-based activities are rife and should be taken advantage of, from the seal-friendly sanctuary near Alde to boating adventures that gently pass quaint fishing towns, meandering river cruises, nature reserves and of course that obligatory sea swim.
Exton Park is not only set within an 18th Century Grade-II listed park, complete with its own ornamental lake where ospreys can be seen catching their next meal, it is also close to the wonder of Rutland Water, one of the largest artificial lakes in Europe. A popular nature reserve that is home to over 25,000 waterfowl, this attracts many visitors to explore its unique environment. A great choice for nature and bird 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.
For those looking to head into wild terrain and step back in time to a forgotten area of British 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 for cyclists and walkers. Visit a Stone Age circle just 20 minutes' walk from your tent, hire some electric bicycles and explore the many cycle networks or spot wildlife 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 and moorlands as much as you will!