High demand for Chatsworth Estate’s first glamping and pop-up camping sites


The Chatsworth pop-up glamping site is fully booked for the 56-day season.

The estate will host a glamping site near Chatsworth Farmshop and a campsite in Baslow from July 12 to September 6, 2021.

Luxury glamping in the ten bell tents is fully booked and the campsite has limited capacity.

Richard Palmer, managing director of Devonshire Hotels & Restaurants Group, which operates the temporary sites at the Chatsworth estate, said: prospect. They are also helping to support the local economy through additional spending from customers, especially some of the businesses that suffered greatly in the past year, such as pubs, restaurants, cafes and gift shops.

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Activists are now calling for an extension of the 56 days that landowners can host temporary campsites without a building permit.

Dan Yates, founder of the outdoor accommodation site Pitchup.com who is spearheading the call, said: “Extending the period until mid-October would allow rural businesses to make the most of the weather, providing the flexibility to operate throughout the season.

“Our campaign enjoys the full support of a range of rural organizations, including the NFU, the Countryside Alliance, Historic Houses, the Campaign for Pubs and the Federation of Small Businesses, to name a few.

“This change would not only help farmers and other landowners move away from bustling ‘honeypot’ resorts to recover from the pandemic, but would also benefit a host of rural businesses – from pubs and village shops. to tradesmen and garages – supporting them throughout the winter for the benefit of the whole community, not to mention allowing thousands of Brits to escape who could not have done so otherwise.

Richard Palmer added: “If planning laws were relaxed further this year and next, we would certainly explore the possibility of opening both sites for longer periods and being able to accommodate more guests on the site. Chatsworth Estate. “

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Sally J. Minick

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