Glamping with DogsSo what is glamping? Consider for a moment a cross-breed of camping, comfort and luxury and you will find yourself barking up the right tree.
Whilst touring the country we recently paid a visit to dog friendly Middlewick Holiday Cottages in Glastonbury to stay in one of their e-den glamping cabins.
The attraction of staying in an e-den, rather than a traditional tent, started before we left the house. Normally camping involves military planning or the consequences... a cricked neck (forgot the pillow), cold feet (forgot the thermals) or the ultimate sin of warm white wine (forgot the coolbox). Not this time, all we had to pack was a torch. Oh and a bottle of Prosecco. Of course Boomer was equally pleased to have the back seat to himself.
Our e-den was situated under an apple tree in a large field (perfect for a bit of ball throwing!) backing onto a public footpath leading to the Glastonbury Tor. The cabin had a retro appearance with wooden decking covered by a canvas awning and complete with comfy beanbag (for Boomer or us), patio table and chairs and bbq.
Entering the cabin through a stable door you find a fully made up double bed, wardrobe, fridge, heater, tea and coffee equipment and electricity points for you pampered pooches who can't live without your hair straighteners.
Added to which you get to have your own bathroom with towels and eco-friendly toiletries - no sharing showers with spiders when you are glamping at Middlewick.
We spent the afternoon walking up the Tor and into nearby Glastonbury to the dog friendly Who-d a Thought It Inn for a pub meal. Returning to our cabin Boomer had the opportunity to play with Maggie (the dog from the front of the Sawdays Dog Friendly Guide), her pup Elle and Daisy-dog.
Luckily, the night we stayed coincided with Somerset Arts week where a small exhibition was held in the function room. Think warm welcome mixed with local artists, cider, cheese and a range of pups resting at their owners feet.
At night we drank Prosecco under the stars whilst Boomer ate his well earned bone....all in all the stay was paw-fect and we hope to return soon.