Buxhall Country Glamping

UK England East Anglia Suffolk Stowmarket

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Short walk to pub
  • Good walks nearby
Every comfort in the great outdoors with a local pub just a short stroll away and a perfectly peaceful location in rural Suffolk

It took over two years for local craftsmen to design and build the perfect pods for Buxhall Country Glamping. It’s a sign of just what a labour of love this rural glampsite is. Secluded away on the edge of Buxhall village it’s been built with modern comforts in mind, with the likes of air-conditioning and a mini-kitchen in each pod, yet the place also has a real sympathy with its surroundings. The brown shell of the pod has an earthy camouflage against the backdrop of the hedge-lined meadow and circular windows constantly peep out at the trees and birds. It’s a perfect marriage of comfort and proper, outdoor living.

Run by amiable owners Val and Graham, the meadow hosts just two pods and a brand new yurt, each with their own private bathroom just a short stroll away. Every unit has a king-sized bed, with the added option of single beds and fold out mattresses that help boost the numbers (up to six people can sleep comfortably in the yurt, four in the pods), while the broad space of the meadow that stretches out before them is ideal for children to fling a Frisbee around or hunt for bugs in the newly planted hedgerows.

The smaller scale of the glamping site allows Val and Graham to give that extra attention to detail. Fresh towels are provided; tea, coffee and essential items are stocked in your kitchen; and a complimentary bag of logs is provided for the yurt’s wood-burning stove. They’re also happy to give local recommendations as they greet you and show you to your abode, from walks to the village pub and beyond, to the best places to go on the Suffolk coast.

It’s a 45-minute drive to the nearest beach, though there’s plenty to stop you along the way, with the local town of Stowmarket a happy diversion, particularly on market days (Thursdays and Saturdays). Historic Bury St Edmunds, meanwhile, is well worth a wander, with independent shops and cafés galore. The very best way to make the most of the place as a family, though, is to bring bikes, both for the local cycle route (National Route 51) that runs just north of the glamping site, as well as for the family-friendly trails in Thetford Forest. There are handy bike-racks provided in the meadow on your return. You see… everything has been thought of.



Pods sleep 4 in a kingsize bed (slides away for more room during the day), a small single bed and a floor mattress suitable for children only. They feature a mini kitchen with sink, running water, kettle, toaster, combi-microwave, full size fridge with icebox, crockery, plates, glasses and essential equipment. There's a folding table and chairs and an overhead heater/aircon. The yurt has all of the same facilities, but is heated by a wood-burning stove. It sleeps 6 in a double bed, 2 trundle singles that can be pushed together to create a king-sized bed if preferred, a third trundle bed and a floor mattress suitable for children. Bedding provided in all accommodation but only bedding for 4 people in the yurt. Charcoal BBQ and firelighters provided. Private, underfloor-heated bathroom with shower, loo and basin allocated to each unit just a few steps away at the top of the field. Disabled facilities if required. Free parking, bike racks, 4G signal.

Suitable For

Glamping only. Families, couples, groups of up to 14 people (including children; no stag or hen groups). Up to 2 small dogs allowed in pod 2.


The lovely village of Buxhall may be small but its is a real hidden treasure. The local pub (see Food & Drink) is an old, atmospheric haunt with exposed beams, and the village even has its own windmill (though, sadly, it lost its sails during a storm in 1929). Local walks are easy, straight from the campsite, and National Cycle Route 51 is nearby and popular with families. Granary Crafts (01449 736363), a local history/bygones museum, is also within walking distance and open on weekends. The nearest town is Stowmarket (3 miles), which has a small market on Thursdays and Saturdays and is also home to the open-air Museum of East Anglian Life (01449 612229) hosting various events during summer. Historic Bury St Edmunds is also easily reached by car (20 mins) with the abbey ruins in the lovely Abbey Gardens, stunning cathedral, individual shops and a popular market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. It's a 45-minute drive to Southwold and the Suffolk coast.

Food & Drink

The Buxhall Crown (01449 736521) is just a few steps away and there's The Six Bells (01449 736268) in the neighbouring village of Felsham. For everything else, travel to Stowmarket, a reasonable sized town with restaurants, cafés and pubs. Alder Carr Farm (01449 720820; 15-minute drive) in Needham Market is a popular farm shop with a few individual shops and a café, while children love the farm trails at Hollow Trees Farm (01449 741247; 20-minute drive) in Semer, which also has a farm shop and café.


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The Owner Says

Glamping is the fun way to have a back-to-nature experience combining camping with a touch of luxury, without the hard work of pitching a tent or lugging your own kitchen sink or sleeping bag with you. It's camping in style - home comforts included! Our site is in a peaceful meadow in the middle of the lovely Suffolk countryside, well away from the road so the children can play in safety and you can relax. Historical buildings are nearby to explore and well preserved medieval architecture as well as some of the prettiest villages with their chocolate-box thatched roof cottages.

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2 pods (sleep up to 4 each) and 2 yurts (sleeps up to 6). Towels plus bedding for 4 people provided (please bring your own if using beds 5 & 6 in the yurts). Full-size fridge with ice box, combination microwave, kettle, toaster plus crockery etc. Charcoal BBQ also provided (please remember your charcoal) 

Pod 1

Pod Sleeps 4
Comfortable pod sleeping up to 4 people, experience the peace and quiet of the countryside and sleeping under the stars.

Pod 2 (Dogs Allowed)

Pod Sleeps 4
Comfortable pod sleeping up to 4 people, experience the peace and quiet of the countryside and sleeping under the stars.

Gertie the Yurt

Yurt or Ger Sleeps 6
A traditionally built mongolian yurt with log burner and complimentary basket of logs on arrival! Sleeps up to 6. Sister to Bertie!

Bertie the Yurt

Yurt or Ger Sleeps 6
Traditionally built Mongolian yurt with log burner and complimentary basket of logs on arrival! Sleeps up to 6. Brother to Gertie!

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Contact Buxhall Country Glamping, Buxhall Country Glamping, Rattlesden Road, Buxhall, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 3DP

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Getting There

From the north or Midlands use the A14 leaving at J47 and head to Woolpit. Drive through Woolpit, staying on this road for 4 miles. Turn right when you see the white sign for the Buxhall Crown (after the Onehouse village sign). Follow for ½ mile (past Granary Crafts) and turn right again. You'll come to the Crown on your left after ½ mile and Buxhall Country Glamping is 100m on your right.

From the South or East leave the A14 at J50, following the signs to Stowmarket (A1120 then A1308). Follow signs to Combs Ford, then to Gt Finborough along Combs Lane (past local shops and surgery). Turn left at the end of Combs Lane, following the B1115 for 1 mile into Gt Finborough. Turn right opposite the primary school, signposted to Buxhall (and Rattlesden Airfield). Take the second left. You'll come to the Crown on your left after ½ mile and Buxhall Country Glamping is 100m on your right.

Stowmarket railway station (0845 748 4950) is around 10 minutes by car. There are regular trains to London Liverpool Street or Norwich and Peterborough if you're heading north. Taxis are available at the station or the campsite can arrange collection if advanced warning is given.


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Rated ★★★★★ over 14 reviews


Prefect Getaway with Small Children

Our stay started with a very warm welcome from Val and Graham which set the tone for our stay. They gave me some tips about where to find the alpacas and the local park - both of which were a very short walk away, which was great as I was holidaying alone with 3 small children (8, 5, 3). We. Stayed in Pod 1 and had peepod 1. Both were clean and spacious enough for the four of us and the complimentary toiletries, tea and biscuits and marshmallows for roasting were a lovely touch! The location is exceptionally safe for small children which was perfect for me. We had fun toasting marshmallows round the fire pit in the evening. We loved our stay and will definitely return! If you’re holidaying with small children the local park is a short walk away on Mill Road and the alpacas are just next door. We also went to Melford Hall which has a bug trail for children and lots of parkland and gardens for them to burn off energy. Hollow Trees farm trail was also great with animals to see and so much play equipment .
Sep 3, 2021 by Emma H

Great little site- don't miss out.

Spent a couple of nights in Gertie Yurt- extremely comfortable and well equipped. We used three of the beds and all of us slept well. Communal fire pit was a lovely place to chat to other campers-a great place to watch the stars, listen to the little owls, foxes and pheasants during the night- it's a real rural treat. The peepod was very clean, supplied with plenty of loo paper, hooks to hang up clothing, shampoo and shower gel and a radiator if you needed to dry anything on the towel rail. We took too much stuff with us as we hadn't been before but didn't need it as the only thing you really need is charcoal if you want to use the BBQ. Would thoroughly recommend.
Aug 12, 2021 by Mandy Phipps Verified Review

Just what the dr ordered

What a gem of a place, very peaceful, beautiful surroundings and very clean. We met Graham on arrival who showed us to our pod and explained everything to us then we just had a lovely chat. As usual for me I took stuff that I didn't need too as the pod has everything you need even a lovely little jar filled with biscuits 😋, it was lovely and warm at night we even had to use the air con. The beds are very comfy, nice clean crisp bedding, our 30 Yr old daughter came with us and slept on the single fold out bed which was very comfy. The "peepod" was great it had a lovely roomy shower, toilet, sink even shampoo, bodywash and hand-wash, a radiator if you were cold somewhere to hang clothes and shelves, you really couldn't ask for any more. My husband got on well with Graham they were always chatting, Graham even gave him a tasty bottle of beer called " old growler", val was just as lovely and chatty too. At the back of the site were some alpacas which the children would love (I loved them too) our dog poppy didn't quite know what to think. We set our gazebo up on the Sunday night as the weather was hit and miss but not cold and we sat out all night playing guitar and games and had a bbq which is provided just bring coals and food, there's even mint growing for your pimms! There's a lovely big firepit for everyone to use and logs to sit on, it looked great loaded up and on fire. What else can I say you'll have to book up and see for yourself but you won't be disappointed👍👏🥰 thank you Graham and val for a great weekend 😊

Response from Buxhall Country Glamping

Thank you so much for your kind words Pauline. We’re delighted you enjoyed your stay with us, & thanks for leaving everything so clean & tidy!! Hope to see you again sometime. 

Fantastic 2 nights a way with family

We had a lovely stay in POD’s. Our son, daughter-in- law and grandson in one and us in the other one. Just coming out of lockdown allowed us to stay away with as separate families. The heating and firepit were great specially as it got down to minus degrees overnight. The heated bathroom was a bonus. We will be coming back.

Response from Buxhall Country Glamping

Delighted you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to seeing you again.

Lovely experience, nice location

The yurt was lovely and had everything we needed. It was nice to have private wash and toilet facilities, especially during the times we find ourselves in! It's within a short distance of a couple towns we visited during our stay. Only met one owner, but he was very friendly. Would recommend!

Cosy luxury stay

My dog and I stayed in pod 2 during quite awful weather. It was lovely with the heating on in the pod and the "Peepod" wasn't too far away in the wind and rain. The owners seems to have thought of most things to add extra little luxury touches to the stay, shower gel in the shower, plenty of towels and tea towels, biscuits, tea, coffee and milk. Even a bag of marshmallows for the fire pit. We tried the suggested walk Graham (one of the owners) told us about; there is a public footway just next to the property and leads to a field of alpacas!
Sep 27, 2020 by Victoria Verified Review

Fab site would recommend

We were warmly welcomed and had a fabulous time. The facilities were great, a true glamping experience where you can just turn up. Lovely touches inside the yurt. Comfortable beds and snug with the wood burner. Would definitely recommend!
Sep 2, 2020 by Natalie76

Cosy and comfortable pods on a lovely site

We had a lovely 5 nights staying in a pod at the beginning of August with our two sons aged 2 and 6. The pod was spacious with everything we needed, the private bathroom was a great bonus and the site well-sized and well-situated.

Comfortable pods

Comfortable spacious pods, nice to have a private bathroom even if in a separate pod. Pretty walking around the area. Unlike some other glamping comes with various kitchen utensils and a few nice homey touches. Would definitely book again.


Me and my friends stayed here for the weekend and we had such a great experience!! The Pods were so cute and was very spacious. We enjoyed our stay here and would definitely come back!!
Oct 28, 2019 by R&J

Lovely cosy pod

Had a lovely 2 night stay with kids and dogs and had a really nice welcome from Val. clean and cosy pod, very clean private bathroom and toilet in the "Pee Pod" which was great. lovely quiet location with BBQ and firepit and a welcome pack of marshmallows for toasting, which the kids loved. Would definitely recommend a stay here to get away from the rat race and unwind. Thanks a lot Val!!
Aug 31, 2018 by Ranjan Chaudhury

Luxury, peaceful glamping

Really enjoyed our 3 night stay (2 adults and 2 boys, 8 and 6. Lovely peaceful location and everything you could possibly need whilst glamping. All the facilities were spotless and host were friendly and very helpful. Thank you
Aug 23, 2018 by Danielle

Response from Buxhall Country Glamping

Thank you Danielle, we're delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again. 

Thoroughly enjoyable glamping stay

Stayed in a glamping pod at Buxhall and thoroughly enjoyed it. Graham and Val are very welcoming and the glamping site is quiet and relatively small. There were two other couples there when we stayed. We drove to the coast both days and really enjoyed exploring Suffolk. Facilities were excellent, beds were comfortable and toilets were top notch!
Nov 6, 2017 by Jeremy Lions

Great little site

Stayed 4 nights in one of the 2 pods reallly more of a small cabin. Beds great single bed fitted tall 12 you ear old fold out for a little one double roomy and folds into day bed All the equipment and utensils you could possibly need and more besides clearly owners are thoughtful. Great BBQ and grassy area for boules and badminton and fire pit for night time you will need car or ready to cycle 4 miles to town but we found it very central for exploring Suffolk. Great value for money. Val and Graham give you a warm welcome ! PS best camping loos and showers ever ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Aug 18, 2017 by Rosie Celta

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