In The Stix
Brook Farm, Wood Lane, Greetham, Rutland, LE15 7SN
Four and half miles north of Rutland Water, a lake that isn’t really a lake, and six miles from Oakham Castle, which isn’t really a castle, In The Stix is a campsite that – you guessed it – isn’t really a campsite. Comprised of four specially designed geodesic domes, dotted across a grassy field, this modern-looking meadow is first and foremost a place to go glamping. Forget the tent and leave the sleeping bags at home, everything here is covered.
Set around a metal framework and cleverly including an extra mezzanine level inside, the great white domes are light, bright and airy. Inside, they still manage to create a magical cocoon that feels cosy, even when the weather turns, while a large semi-circular window lets in the colours of the great outdoors. The extra space that the mezzanine provides means each dome can sleep up to six people with ease, in a combination of single and king-sized beds. Throw in deep leather sofas, a sleekly designed wood-burning stove and a private hot tub with every dome and you’ve got yourself a seriously cosy place to hide away.
Break from your bubble and step outside to use the kitchen cabin that’s attached to each dome. The wooden structure helps define a private slice of space around your dome where you can sit out and enjoy the sun. Elsewhere in the meadow the other three domes each have their own space too, though close enough that you can socialise and enjoy campfires with fellow glampers. Remember to bring your marshmallows along.
Follow the brook at the bottom of the gently sloping meadow and you’ll quickly link up to Rutland’s footpaths. Taking a bike down to the banks of Rutland Water is a better option though. The man-made reservoir is flanked by a large nature reserve and has excellent paved and gravel cycle routes that are wonderful to explore. Or you can hire a boat and head out onto the water itself. Both will give you a good appetite for your return to camp. Or to the local pub, which is a mere 10-minute walk from your dome.
The Owner Says
In the Stix is a new family venture, the result of a 5 year long dream. Set in the heart of stunning Rutland, our aim is to reconnect our guests with the great outdoors, camping but not as you previously knew it.
It is with this in mind that we have carefully designed our accommodation. Our unique domes are functional, yet with a hint of luxury. They provide all the conveniences that you don’t wish to give up without losing the campsite classics of outdoor cooking and campfires.
From the moment you arrive and put your luggage in your dome you can relax in your surroundings knowing everything has been provided for your convenience. All you have to do is enjoy spending time with your friends and loved ones in our sensational setting. Sit back on you chesterfield leather sofa with your glass of wine and the log burner going and appreciate your spectacular view for the duration of your stay.
In the Stix is about spending uninterrupted time with your family, about leaving behind the stresses of work, the phones, the tablets, the PC, it’s about getting back to nature and doing it all in our remarkable location both indoors and outdoors you can’t go wrong.
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