Lantern & Larks Exton Park

Plan a visit to Lantern & Larks' inimitible luxury glamping accommodation in historical Exton Park, in Oakham, Rutland.
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3 per tent
  • Bathrooms: 1 per tent
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

Escape to the rural haven of Lantern & Larks at Exton Park – a glamping experience the whole family will love.  Nestled in Oakham, Rutland, and surrounded by nature’s treasures, it’s an experience everyone will remember for years to come!

Exton Park combines the best of both worlds: a sense of complete solitude, and a highly convenient location less than ten minutes from the A1.  Within easy distance of Peterborough, Exton Park is home to the Gainsborough family, but is also where you’ll find Lantern & Larks’ luxurious tents – a home-from-home large enough for six.

Your tent is perfectly appointed to offer all the comforts of home, wrapped in canvas.  Solid decking floors throughout, elegantly furnished rooms and practical facilities at your disposal make this unlike any other you’ve ever stayed in.

The furnished front terrace opens into a spacious, open-plan living area, where the comfortable sofa offers enough space for everyone to relax, play games, or simply catch forty winks after a long day of fun.

The kitchen has everything you need for simple self-catering, including a butane hob, crockery, cutlery and utensils.  The wood burning stove in the living area can also be used for cooking delicious delights such as slow-cooked stews – a hearty treat for the hungry glamper!  In the dining area, elegant ornaments and candles create ambience as you dine around the large, pine table.

This is glamping, so there’s not a sleeping mat in sight in the three, spacious bedrooms! Instead, curl up in solid pine beds topped with comfy mattresses and cosy duvets.  You’ll find a king size bed in one bedroom, twin beds in the other, and bunk beds in the third room, as well as lots of space for all your bags and belongings.

A practical rear porch leads to the private WC and bathroom, both of which are plumbed in and drain away.  Say ‘goodbye’ to shared shower blocks, and ‘hello’ to a lovely, warm, private shower, complete with adjustable spray!

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At a glance

  • Beautifully appointed tents sleep 6 (1 king size bedroom; 1 twin bedroom; 1 bunk bedroom)
  • All the comforts of home wrapped in canvas, incl. well-equipped kitchen, plumbed-in bathroom & WC, and fully furnished outdoor terrace
  • 14 miles of paths to explore on foot or by bike within the park, with many more beyond
  • Ideally located for Rutland’s charming villages, stately homes and activities at Rutland Water
  • Dogs welcome for additional fee


  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Off-Grid


Tents sleep up to 6, with one king size bedroom, one twin and one bunk bed room, bed linen & towels provided, shower room separate wash room, solid decking floors, open-plan living space, sofa, casual seating area, coffee table, wood-burning stove, fire pit/ BBQ with unlimited wood, kitchen area with butane hob, cold box chests with frozen packs, tableware, cooking utensils, dining area with 6 seats, front terrace with outdoor seating, candles, oil/battery lamps provided.

Please contact the owner directly with any questions.

Local Activities

Bird watching, sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, powerboating, kayaking, rock climbing, museums, falconry, fly fishing, walking, cycling, golf, markets.

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Every tent also has its own fire pit, perfect for BBQs, toasting marshmallows, or simply keeping warm during a spot of stargazing.  For ease, order breakfast packs and BBQ packs loaded with tasty supplies or, for a special occasion, why not order a celebration pack, filled with wine, flowers and chocolates?

After a short while at Exton Park, you’ll quickly understand why this stunning space has been popular with visitors for centuries.  Discover hidden gems among its 500 hectares, including the Grade II-listed, walled garden which slopes down to a wonderful ornamental lake, Fort Henry (an exquisite gothic folly), and the old potting shed – now home to an honesty shop stocked with essential items and local produce.

It’s certainly easy to explore here, thanks to 14 miles of public footpaths and bridleways weaving throughout Exton Park (keep a keen eye for the huge range of wildlife that share this space with you!).

Beyond the park, a host of activities await, including Rutland Water – one of the largest artificial lakes in Europe.  It’s the perfect place to get active, with 25 miles of cycle paths and footpaths to accomplish, as well as a range of water sports including sailing, canoeing, powerboating and windsurfing.  The rock-climbing centre, RockBlok, is also on your doorstep, and, for golf lovers, there are no fewer than five beautiful golf courses within easy reach of Exton Park.

For a slower pace of life, wander the 39 exquisite gardens of Barnsdale Gardens or one of the many nearby stately homes, including Grimsthorpe Castle and Burghley House. Or, enjoy a cultured dose of The Bard at Tolethorpe Hall, home of the Stamford Shakespeare Company.  After a full day, savour a local pint or two in one of the charming villages nearby – perfect!

One of the best things about a stay at Lantern & Larks is knowing that, every night, the comfort of your gorgeous tent awaits – pure luxury in the heart of nature.  So how can you resist?

Things to note

Dogs permitted at £20 per stay, It is possible to fit an extra travel cot in a tent, and may be hired for £15 per stay, highchairs are provided free of charge, BBQ packs are available to purchase, campfire kits also available, check-in time is 4-6pm, nearby parking is provided, no WiFi – this is a camping experience, no stag/hen parties.

Where you'll be staying

Oakham, Rutland

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