Tipsy Tree

UK England North West England Cheshire Crewe

  • Campfires Allowed
  • Hot tubs
Quirky eco-friendly glamping ideal for a rural road-trip
Tipsy Tree’s namesake is an old oak, standing at a jaunty angle within the Cheshire glamping site’s acres of farmland. After surviving a lightning strike (a nearby ash tree wasn’t so fortunate), the odd-looking tree served as the inspiration behind the name of this tranquil rural retreat, with it being perfectly reflective of the site’s quirky disposition.

Tipsy Tree consists of three forms of accommodation — Ryeland Yurt, Hereford Yurt, and Pheasant Lodge. Each is tucked away within the countryside that envelopes hosts Jane and Jim’s working farm, and each prioritises a peaceful holiday for couples and small families alike. Eco-friendly and off-grid though with comforts such as private hot showers, loos, and cosy log burners in the yurts and wood-fired hot tubs in all units this is a site focused on letting its guests enjoy a slice of the simple life; escaping to the country without the need to pitch up a tent and worry about using the bathroom near other guests.

The yurts and lodge are located within their own secluded space on the land, at least 50 metres away from each other, with their own private walkways ensuring you won’t bump into other visitors also looking to escape the hustle and bustle. Your closest neighbours may actually be the animals that call this land their home, with the sheep even occasionally being used as ‘lawnmowers’, as Jane describes it, to happily trim down the grass surrounding the site.

While Tipsy Tree is a great location for those looking to venture into the quiet of the country, it’s also ideally suited for anyone wanting a scenic stopover while travelling down the M6. Just two miles from Junction 16, the site’s close proximity to the motorway makes it a perfect destination for those embarking on a British road trip, nestled between the villages of Weston and Barthomley and within walking distance of various pubs. Or, if you’re in the mood for a spot of adventure to break up the rural relaxation, you’ll find Jim’s Explore Off Road business just across the road, offering pre-booked 4x4 off-road driving experiences to guests. This is surely one pit-stop you won’t forget in a hurry!



Ryeland Yurt, Hereford Yurt, and Pheasant Lodge are the three glamping units available on-site, each boasting their own quirks and amenities. Ryeland Yurt is ideal for couples and families, sleeping up to five guests with its double bed, with additional guests needing to supply their own bedding. The yurts are completely off-grid, though both have their own hot shower and compost loo located next to them, along with a log burner for those chillier evenings. The lodge has its own separate kitchen and bathroom facilities, including a flushing toilet and a double hot shower all in a wooden shed next to the lodge and on the same decking. The lodge also boasts its own wood-fired hot tub.

Suitable For

Glamping for couples, small families (up to a maximum of five guests, immediate family only) children, well-behaved dogs - yes. Stag/hen parties, large groups, camping, campervans, motorhomes, caravans - no.


Explore Off Road (07970286881) is Jim’s off-road driver training and events company, with guests encouraged to pre-book before arrival for a 4x4 driving experience. The experiences take place just across the road from the site.

There are plenty of fishing spots available nearby, including Gorsty Hall Fishery (07799 240258) and Bay Malton Border Fisheries (01270 820812), both under a five-minute drive away and with roach, carp, and more to hook. Black Firs and Cranberry Bog is also a short drive or 20-minute walk away, with this Site of Special Scientific Interest being one of a series of nationally important peatlands. While the bog isn’t accessible, visitors can enjoy a walk across Black Firs’ unmarked footpath.

Food & Drink

The White Lion Inn (01270 882242) in the village of Barthomley is a five-minute drive from the site or a 25-minute walk, with this dog-friendly, unspoiled country pub offering real ales and a good food menu. The Hand and Trumpet (01270 820048) at Wrinehill provides fresh food and cask ales in a pub decked out with old floors and open fires within a 30-minute walk. The Crown Inn (01270 820472) is slightly further down the road, with a history dating back to the 18th century and currently boasting a full bar with fresh food made from local produce. In Wybunbury, a 10-minute drive away, the Swan Inn (01270 841280) is a cosy pub with real fires and a selection of delicious ales. The Red Lion Inn (01270 841261) is also in Wybunbury, with a delicious steak night every Thursday, a new light-bite menu, and free lunchtime eating for children during school holidays.

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The Owner Says

Tipsy Tree glamping is set on a small working farm Snape bank.
  We have a suckler herd of Hereford cattle and breed pedigree Ryeland sheep there is a small flock of hens with fresh free range eggs to be found for sale at our gate in the honesty box.
Our farm now farmed by us Jim and Jane, has been farmed by 3 generations of the same family over many years with Jim's grand parents moving here during the 2nd world war and his father handing the reins over in the mid 1980's.
After a family discussion we decided to name the site after a much loved tree in our big field which has a fabulous  story and does lean somewhat.
With 2 black and white pubs both called The White lion and both just over a mile away in opposite directions we are ideal for country walks.
This is an ideal for those wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of life to relax, unwind and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of our perfect rural retreat,or stop off to break up long journeys for folks travelling up and down the M6 as we are some 2 miles from Junction 16.


Two yurts and one small lodge.

The Hereford Yurt

Yurt or Ger Sleeps 4
Sleeps 3 comfortably, can do 4 at a squeeze with hot tub. The yurt over looks open farm land and comes complete with log burning stove.

The Ryeland Yurt

Yurt or Ger Sleeps 5
Scandinavian wood fired hot tub,Off grid with a separate kitchen facility and Namibian inspired bathroom facility

The Pheasant Lodge

Pod Sleeps 2
Adults only, with wood fired hot tub, ideal for couples

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Contact Tipsy Tree, Snape Bank Farm, Snape Lane, Englesea Brook, Weston, Crewe, CW2 5QN

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Getting There

From Junction 16 of the M6, take the B5078 towards Alsager, then take the first right toward Barthomley. Follow the lane for around two miles until you drop down into the village of Englesea Brook. Take the right just over the bridge towards Weston and the farm’s drive can be found in around 250 metres on the left, marked by bunting.
The nearest train station is Crewe. there is a bus stop in Weston which is a Mile and a half away. please note that there is no public transport services in Englesea brook


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