Crave Nature Escapes

UK England West Midlands Warwickshire Stratford upon Avon

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Contactless check in
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Adults only
  • Adults Only
Luxury, unique glamping in Warwickshire designed to help you unwind
Get here before it's gone; the pop-up site crAve Nature — stylized as such to reflect its hand-crafted and unique bell tents — has already appeared in Sussex, and has now made its way to Warwickshire, tucked away along the outskirts of the Ragley Estate. Conceptualised as a place for hard-working Londoners to retreat to, the travelling crAve Nature site makes sure it's accessible for those journeying from England's capital city, though remains nestled away in the heart of the countryside. It's a place to disconnect and unwind, far away from the pressures of the office but with carefully designed amenities that ensure a relaxing break.

The site successfully teams off-grid with luxury, a rare feat but one achieved thanks to host Ben pulling in the help of the talented people he's met through his life. Its stylish six-metre bell tents were crafted by senior interior designer Emma Kuhrt, an old school friend who went on to work for several of London's leading design studios. Each is outfitted with a comfortable double bed in a scenic, secluded woodland pitch, and suitable for couples — leave the kids behind for this one. It's almost certain that you'll have never seen bathroom facilities quite like this, either; roll-top copper baths by the father-and-son team Witt & Berg sit in private, converted rice horse trailers, accompanied by copper and brass composting toilets and bespoke handmade sinks from Ann Hitchcox Stoneware, the artisan who created a younger Ben's favourite bowl in his parent's kitchen. The jockey doors of the rice trailer can be opened up while still ensuring your privacy, allowing you to take a soak while simultaneously soaking in the picturesque greenery of your surroundings.

Though designed with work-weary Londoners in mind, crAve Nature is open to everyone, placing an emphasis on its visitors disconnecting from their day-to-day in order to reconnect with nature. Electric hook-ups are available, though Ben encourages visitors to leave their laptops behind in order to fully immerse themselves in their natural surroundings. Equally, while there are a variety of eateries and pleasant walks to embark on — from the restaurants and pubs in the market town of Alcester to strolls along the River Arrow — with organic produce hampers delivered by the site straight to your tent and gorgeous views across Warwickshire's rolling hills, crAve Nature intends to provide you with everything you need to unwind right on your doorstep.

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Book with complete confidence at Crave Nature Escapes 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 not due until 30 days before your holiday, in case of late changes to Coronavirus guidance
  • Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
  • In the event of a lack of 2021 availability, switch your dates to 2022
  • Due to low deposit and late balance payment, no refunds are offered

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Details

Facilities

crAve Nature features three six-meter bell tents, each designed by Emma Kuhrt of Kuhrt Design. Each tent is off-grid, with a firepit located outside for cooking, and a wood-burning stove to provide warmth in the evenings. Each is equipped with a king-sized bed complete with a feather duvet, down pillows, and provided blankets.

In terms of amenities, each tent has its own private converted rice horse trailer, with a copper roll-top bath by bespoke bathroom brand Witt & Berg included for soaking in, along with a handmade sink and brass composting toilet. Breakfast and barbecue hampers can be pre-ordered ahead of your arrival and will be delivered to you throughout your stay, providing premium organic and local produce that you can cook over the firepit. A battery pack is also provided that will charge your phone and power your lights, while the site has good phone signal coverage — even if guests are advised to leave their technology at home and disconnect as much as possible.

Suitable For

Glamping, couples - yes. Children, dogs, groups, camping, caravans, motorhomes - no.

Nearby

The stately home of Ragley Hall (01789 762090) and its sprawling park and gardens are a stone's throw away, with the family festival Camper Calling taking place there this year. There's a cluster of paintball and Airsoft centres nearby, too, with Skirmish Paintball (01543 570062) under a 10-minute drive away along with Raid AirSoft (07593 403602), each provided an action-oriented day out. For something much more chilled-out, head to the local nature reserve River Arrow, with provides a circular marked trail through expansive grassland, with sights of the titular river, ponds, and the wildlife that call them their home.

Food & Drink

A 25-minute walk will get you to Arrow Mill (01789 333790), providing fresh food and cask ales from its riverside setting overlooking the Ragley Hall estate. Hillers Farm Shop (01789 773057) is a 10-minute drive from the site, with a huge range of produce on offer along with a garden cafe and takeaway hut. The Fish at Wixford (01789 778593) can be reached in under 10 minutes by car, with this quirky pub decorated with an array of colourful, mismatched furniture, alongside a fish-focused menu that also boasts several pub favourites. A similarly distanced drive will get you to Three Horseshoes (01789 490400) at Wixford, which boasts a Thai menu in a traditional pub setting.

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The Owner Says



Looking for something which is ‘off-grid’ but luxurious? Seeking time away in the rolling hills by day and under the stars by night?
If it is time for you to enjoy something unique and you deserve the best, then this market leading luxury outdoor escape by crAve Nature®️ at Ragley is just what you are looking for…

- Remote off-grid luxury outdoor retreat 
- Unique accommodation designed by Emma Kuhrt
- Private and exclusive bathroom facilities in your own vintage trailer
- Hand crafted Witt & Berg copper roll top bath
- Luxurious king-sized bed with premium feather duvet and luxurious down pillows
- Wood burner and fire pit to see in the evening under the stars

A unique experience for that special occasion.
During Spring and Summer 2021, crAve on Tour will be travelling to three locations in the heart of the British countryside to create pop-up, unique, luxury outdoor escapes in stunning, peaceful and romantic settings within two hours of a main London train station.
crAve Nature®️ Ragley is located in a secluded woodland on the Ragley Estate, a short distance from Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare.
Relax and unwind or go exploring into the surrounding countryside. On your return, cook up a BBQ and cosy up next to the fire, star gaze under blankets before retreating to your bed under canvas.
Enjoy the ultimate luxury of outdoor retreats in your exclusive, bespoke designed and handmade private bathroom and open the jockey door while in the bath to enjoy the rolling fields by day, and the sky full of stars by night.

Accommodation

Three six-metre bell tents.

Luxury Wild Glamping Experience (Bertie)

Bell tent Sleeps 2
Luxurious private bathroom and tent for two adults in a private woodland on the Ragley Estate.

Luxury Wild Glamping Experience (Penelope)

Bell tent Sleeps 2
Luxurious private bathroom and tent for two adults in a private woodland on the Ragley Estate.

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Location

Contact Crave Nature Escapes, Ragley Hall, Alcester, Warwickshire B49 5NJ

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Getting There

Search for crAve Nature Ragley Estate in Google Maps and you will be directed straight to the parking location. When approaching from Stratford-upon-Avon, join the Westbound A46 and at the first roundabout you will see a McDonalds. Take the third exit onto A435. At the next roundabout, take the second exit and stay on A435. In about half a mile, take a slight left onto Cold Comfort Lane. Continue down the lane, passing an old brick and timber barn on your right. You will then see a large agricultural barn on your right. From London, take a train from Paddington Station to Evesham and then a 15-minute taxi to crAve Nature Ragley.

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Soaking up nature in luxury

What an experience! Total peace and quiet in a wonderful setting where we sat back next to a cosy campfire and listened to the sound of nature and watched a herd of deer cross the field in front of us and a family of stoats scurry across our path. We toasted marshmallows and sipped wine before retiring to a king sized bed with crisp white linen. A perfect night's sleep in a really comfortable bed. Waking up to the sound of birds, we put the storm kettle on for a hot cup of tea and filled the luxury roll top bath with hot water and bubbles. We each took a turn to relax whilst looking out across the rolling fields through the open doors of the horse box. Ben was absolutely fabulous. Nothing was too much trouble and if we needed anything, a quick text and it was sorted. He was extremely discrete too so we never heard him when he popped into our camp twice a day to turn on the hot water. We've never camped before and now we've experienced Crave Nature Escapes it'll be hard to find anything else to equal it. We can't wait to book again.

Why book with Cool Camping?

  • Coronavirus Booking Guarantee
  • Best Price Guarantee, with no fees
  • Instant booking confirmation
  • Trusted for over 10 years
  • A chance to win prizes in our regular competitions

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