Sunrise Eco Glamping The Greener Camping Club

UK England East Midlands Nottinghamshire Retford

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Distance markers in shared facilities
  • Contactless check in
  • Extra toilets/showers
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • One-way flow
  • 24hr+ ventilation between accommodation guests
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Walking
Small-scale, eco-conscious glamping with plenty of luxuries, set in the Trent Valley

Some glamping sites talk about sustainability. Others let actions do the work. With a zero-waste shop, a tree planted for every booking and a strict quota on numbers, Sunrise Eco Glamping do the latter. And the comforts you desire? They’re still not compromised.

Set in a small meadow, surrounded by farmland and behind a thriving plant centre in an old agricultural barn, Sunrise Eco Glamping channels the owners’ passions for peace, nature and comfort into eco-friendly, off grid camping. Sitting on roughly four-and-a-half acres of quiet Nottinghamshire countryside, the site has only a small handful of pitches, ensuring a real escape from the crowds… Crowds of people at least. A quarter of the campsite is occupied by a small herd of inquisitive alpacas, who boast the official title of ‘glamping neighbours and guardians’. You’ll soon be on first name basis with Leo, Gerry, Freddie and Billy after the second or third time they pop their noses over the fence to check you're okay.

Most visitors don’t arrive with their own tents but pluck for the pre-pitched ‘Stargazers’ instead. Each is furnished with comfy beds, a wood burning stove and has clear ceiling panels for admiring the night sky. Nestled next to the stream, they have a prized position and easy access to piping hot showers and a ‘grill and chill’ shack, decked out with fairy lights and keeping you covered from the rain. Inside you’ll find kitchen facilities and a stash of complimentary groceries, delivered each day from a local artisan baker. There’s a small coffee shop and a communal indoor wood shack too, the latter with a giant television screening films, programmes and old footage of Glastonbury Festival.

In the tiny hamlet of Saundby near to Beckingham, it’s a wonderfully quiet and rural spot to stay and is easily reached from major cities like Leeds, Nottingham and Sheffield. If you’re looking to make the most of your peaceful retreat you don’t need to travel far from the site. There are some great local walks right from the farm, including a scenic route from Sunrise Eco’s doorstep along the beautiful River Trent. And the historic city of Lincoln, complete with castle and cathedral, is a half-hour drive in the car.

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Book with complete confidence at Sunrise Eco Glamping with the Cool Camping Coronavirus Booking Guarantee. We guarantee the following clear policy for your booking:

  • A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
  • Balance due 30 days before your holiday
  • Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
  • Due to the flexibility provided we are unable to offer refunds
  • This guarantee supersedes any other policies

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Details

Facilities

Each Stargazer Belle Tent is furnished with a mixture of double and single beds, with linens, towels and robes included. Each tent is cocoon lined for extra comfort, with a wood burning stove inside and your own fire pit outside. You’ll also have your own private toilet and hot showers. There’s an additional kitchen area (the Grill & Chill Shack) with washing-up sinks, a fridge and freezer, plus an induction hob, as well as extra complimentary groceries, fresh fruit, vegetables and bread, delivered each day. Breakfast hampers for every guest, as well as a selection of additional fresh fruit, vegetables and bread are also included. There are plenty of activities on offer; you can book an alpaca experience and they’re hoping to include a large internal space dedicated to yoga, meditation and art classes soon. There's a small plant centre with a vegan coffee shop, a green grocers and a seating area with a large screen and zero waste refill store too.

Suitable For

Glamping, tent camping, kids and dogs – yes. Caravans and motorhomes – no.

Nearby

Details of smaller, local attractions are included in the digital guestbook provided on arrival. An 20-minute drive will take you to Daneshill Lakes to spend a day wandering the footpaths, through the damp willow woodland and drier grasslands, spotting the willow warblers in the sky and wide variety of flowers at your feet. Idle Valley Nature Reserve is also just an 20-minute drive away, in addition to the beautiful network of lakes, it’s also recognised as one of the best spots for birdwatching in the region. Sunrise Eco Glamping is also not too far from Yorkshire wildlife park (a 25-minute drive), most of the animals at the park are either endangered or threatened, so, apart from being a fun day out, a visit here will support the park’s efforts to care for the animals in captivity and the wild. A slightly longer, 30-minute drive, will take you to Sherwood Forest, home to the enduring legend of Robin Hood

Food & Drink

Basic groceries and breakfast hampers are provided for guests in the kitchen area each day. The on-site coffee shop, The Jackfruit, serves a great range of plant-based homemade cakes, croissants, teas and coffee. The Blue Bell (01777816303) at Gringley-on-the Hill (a five-minute drive away) serves great pub fayre and a good selection of ales and ciders as well as hosting regular music and quiz nights. Five minutes further is The Hop Pole (01777586121), dog friendly and set along the Chesterfield canal, it’s hard to choose a star dish between their Sunday lunch and fish and chips. Bawtry is a 20-minute drive away and has a great selection of eateries, including the long-standing Chinese restaurant, The China Rose (01302711338), decorated with beautiful Chinese art and serving a classic menu of Cantonese classics.

Open

May–November.

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  • Coronavirus Booking Guarantee
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The Owner Says

Set in a small natural meadow, alongside farmland and behind our plant centre, Sunrise Eco Glamping encompasses all the things we love - nature, the environment, peace, quiet, kindness and comfort.  With just a handful of pitches, you can be sure of a relaxing stay, away from the crowds, and alongside our small herd of alpacas who will keep a watchful eye! Our nearest town, Gainsborough, is 3 miles away, Retford, 7 miles away, and Lincoln or Doncaster 16 miles away.  We are proud members of The Greener Camping Club.

We have 3 beautiful STARGAZER LOTUS BELLE TENTS to choose from (or bring your own for some good old fashioned camping), each furnished with proper beds (a mixture of doubles and singles) with linens, towels and robes included.  You have your own private toilet and our hot showers are designed with style and economy in mind.  Each of our tents is cocoon lined for extra comfort, with a wood burning stove inside and your own fire pit outside. The Grill & Chill Shack is where you'll find our additional kitchen area for hot water washing up, a fridge and freezer, plus an induction hob, as well as the extra complimentary groceries, fresh fruit, vegetables and bread, delivered each day from a local artisan baker. Decked out with fairy lights and built in an industrial style, with lots of worktops, the Grill & Chill shack is a great space to use and meet other guests.

We have a small herd of alpacas that neighbour our glamping area and are truly amazing animals. To book an alpaca experience during your stay, be sure to book it in the extras section (specific dates and times apply to ensure the welfare of the alpacas is maintained).

At the heart of our PLANT BARN, you'll also find our REFILL ZERO WASTE STORE and GREENGROCERY, our COFFEE SHOP and brand new for 2021, The WOODSHACK where we have extra coffee shop seating and a giant screen showing an array of films and programmes. Mental health well being is at the heart of all we do, and the chance to sit and relax among friends enjoying some relaxing music, a documentary or old footage of Glastonbury, can work wonders, just living in the moment. We actively support living a plant based lifestyle and are patrons of The Vegan Society and The World Wildlife Fund.   Eliminating negative energy and stress for all is our goal.

Check-in is available Tuesday to Saturday

Accommodation

Four camping pitches, plus three Stargazer Lotus Belle Tents (each sleeping up to four people).

Aurora

Bell tent Sleeps 4
5m of stargazing casual luxury. A huge double bed and beautiful linens, ensure your sleep is 1st class. With a wood burning stove inside and a fire pit outside, you can glamp in style, in comfort and in peace. Decorated with a festival vibe, with additional seating and storage, Aurora is the ideal belle for up to four guests.

First Light

Bell tent Sleeps 4
5m of stargazing casual luxury. A huge double bed plus a futon, with beautiful linens, comfy mattress and pillows. With a wood burning stove to keep you cosy and a firepit outside, you can glamp in style, in comfort and in peace. Decorated simply but elegantly, with a futon and storage, First Light is the ideal belle for up to four guests.

Day Break

Bell tent Sleeps 4
5m of stargrazing casual luxury awaits you. Four single beds with beautiful linens to ensure a great night's sleep, makes Day Break the ideal belle for up to four guests. With a wood burning stove inside, fire pit outside, you and your guests will glamp in style and comfort. Decorated simply but stylishly and with additional seating and storage,

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Location

Contact Sunrise Eco Glamping, Gainsborough Road, Saundby, Retford, Nottinghamshire DN22 9ER

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Getting There

If you’re coming from the north, you’ll want to turn right off the A620, onto Retford Road, towards Retford and Babworth. Three miles from here you’ll come to a roundabout, take the first exit onto Babworth Road then follow the road for just over half a mile before reaching the next roundabout. At this roundabout take the third exit onto Amcott Way. Follow the road for just under two miles and then turn left onto Main Street. Stay on this road for a little over a mile and then turn right onto Clarborough Hill. After two miles, continue onto Gainsborough Road. Two-and-a-half miles from here you will come to another roundabout where you’ll want to take the first exit, continuing to follow the signs for Gainsborough Road. Just under half a mile from here you will see signs for Sunrise Eco Glamping on your right.

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