A thrilling stay in a cosily-converted rescue vehicle parked on a Linconshire lake, in a rural area that boasts picture-perfect views of gorgeous Lincolnshire.
  • Sleeps: 2 (+2)
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Bathrooms: External
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

A serene lake that is set close to RAF Wainfleet, is now home to expertly-converted holiday accommodation, with stunning rural views and a wildlife park nearb You’ll enjoy plenty of peace and quiet,  since the owners have deliberately kept the number of retreats low for guests to enjoy the full beauty and tranquillity of their surroundings.

A show-stopping retreat, Unimog Army Ambulance is a versatile off-road vehicle of the kind usually found saving lives in jungles, mountains, and deserts.

Now, you’ll find this particular Unimog parked on the scenic lake, boasting bright-pink interiors, sleek facilities, and laid-back furnishings that can accommodate two lucky guests.

Making excellent use of the space inside, there’s comfy bench seating and a foldaway table that’s ideal for enjoying snacks and drinks, and which can be cleverly stored under the seats when not in use.

There’s a wall-mounted Smart TV to keep you entertained on rainy days, and cooking facilities that mean you can rustle up the aforementioned snacks and light meals (yes, there’s also that holiday essential: a kettle!) And in case you’re worried about keeping warm on chilly nights, there’s plenty of insulation and an electric heater that means you’ll be perfectly toasty.

Where will you sleep? When you’re ready, simply transform the bench seating into a snuggly double bed.

After a sound night’s sleep, freshen up in the sparkling clean shower block just by the lake, and then it’s onto the excitement of planning the day ahead.

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At a glance

  • An ex-army ambulance, stylishly converted into a lakeside glamping pod in rural Lincolnshire.
  • On board is bench seating that can be converted into a double bed. There is a wall-mounted TV and cooking facilities for light meals/snacks.
  • Full shower facilities are housed in a separate building just a short walk away.
  • The site is situated on a family farm, so there are scenic country walks and cycle rides to enjoy nearby, along with pubs and restaurants in the region (especially in Skegness).
  • Lincolnshire Wildlife Park is practically on the doorstep, while the seaside town of Skegness is a short drive away.


  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly


Bench seating that converts to a double bed, folding table, simple cooking/drink-making facilities, storage space, wall-mounted TV, electric heater. Shower/WC facilities are a short walk away. Private on-site parking.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, nature-watching, fishing, wildlife park, historic sites, airbases, beaches, pubs, restaurants.

More information

You’ll certainly have plenty of options! Perhaps you’ll start with a walk or bike-ride to explore the green surroundings in the local area, or visit the nearby Lincolnshire Wildlife Park, where the brave-hearted can book an experience to feed the resident Bengal tigers up close.

The local area in Skegness is packed with friendly pubs and restaurants –  a famed seaside town that offers a mean fish ‘n’ chip supper!

Things to note

Please note that this pod has no keys, so anything left inside is at guests’ own risk. Parking is two minutes’ walk away, though there is a service road to the Unimog to drop off luggage.

Where you'll be staying

Friskney, Lincolnshire

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