Pennlake Vale

UK England West Midlands Worcestershire Stourport

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Contactless check in
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Walking
Dog-friendly, lakeside bell tents within walking distance of Witley Court House and Gardens

No matter how stressed you feel after the journey to your campsite, if you choose a lakeside pitch we predict you’ll be as calm as the water in no time. There’s something so relaxing about camping on the water’s edge. Even more so if the tent is pitched for you and offers glorious views over peaceful countryside. Such is life at Pennlake Vale where just two bell tents share a lakeside setting in age-old Worcestershire farmland.

The campsite may be tiny but the farm is far from it; 100 acres of lush grassland and occasional seasonal crops. The lakes were once used to irrigate the asparagus, lettuce and coriander that were grown here in the farm’s heyday. Now the land is semi-retired it’s an altogether quieter scene – and restricting the camping to just two bell tents means it’s destined to stay that way. Two families or two couples together would have this whole place to themselves.

Each bell tent is well-equipped for a comfortable stay and can sleep up to four. Anna-May has two double beds while Tumbling Tom has a double and two singles. Bedding is provided and if you want to bring your dog you can ask for a dog bed too. There’s electricity to power an in-tent fridge as well as a log-burning stove and a fire pit outside. Each tent has its own separate composting toilet and shower.

It’s the sort of place you could idle away whole days reading, throwing a ball about and wondering what to cook for your campfire dinner but, should you want to head out, there’s an easy option. Witley Court, once one of England’s most magnificent stately homes, is less than a mile away and an easy walk from the glamping site. Indeed, the farmland was once a part of the vast Witley Court estate before the house was struck by a great fire and the land divided up in the 1930s. It’s now in ruins but, arguably, all the more fascinating as a result. The folk from English Heritage have added a wilderness play area and a cafe to the things that kept visiting royalty entertained in years gone by: glorious gardens, woodland walks and, of course, the mark of any great holiday home, its very own lake.

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Facilities

Each bell tent has its own separate shower and composting loo and is set up with beds and bedding. Anna-May has two double beds, Tumbling Tom has a double and two single beds. The tents also feature electric hook-up and have a fridge and a wood-burning stove inside with a fire pit and picnic bench outside. Barbecues, dog beds and WiFi are available as optional extras.

Suitable For

Glampers, couples, families, dogs – yes. Campers, campervans, motorhomes, caravans – no.

Nearby

The English Heritage-owned Witley Court (01299 896636) is the big attraction here. The main Witley Gardens Car Park is a mere quarter of a mile from Pennlake Vale, the benefit of which is that you can walk there easily from the site (down the lane and then there's a pavement beside the short stretch of A443) and you don't have to pay for any parking. Alongside the ruins of one of England’s grandest country houses – a great Italianate mansion designed, in part, by John Nash – the heritage site also has a wilderness play area, a tearoom and magnificent formal gardens. Families looking further afield may want to head to the West Midlands Safari Park (11 miles away) or Wyre Forest (10 miles) where there’s bike hire, mountain-biking, horse-riding, nature trails and Go Ape! treetop adventure. The cathedral city of Worcester is around 11 miles away.

Food & Drink

There are no notable pubs or restaurants within easy walking distance (aside from the Witley Court tearooms). The Bell at Pensax (01299 896677) is the place to head for a pint of real ale with your dinner, while The Elms Hotel and Spa (01299 896666) offers sophisticated afternoon teas and dinners – both are around four miles from site.

Open

April–August.

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The Owner Says

Situated in the Worcestershire Countryside, Pennlake Vale is a family run Camping Site.

Nigel and Robina have enjoyed farming in this picturesque setting since 1976. The 100 acre lush farmland shares it roots deep within the horticultural community.

Lettuces, tomatoes, spring onions, asparagus and coriander are a selection of the crops that have thrived on the soil here.

​Now entering its retirement, the land has has given way to lush grassland, and although some occasional seasonal crops can be seen across the skyline, the site offers itself to relaxation and recovery.

​Three fresh water lakes survive a busy history of crop irrigation and now feel more at home accommodating the local wildlife.

Pennlake Vale hosts two hot tents in the heart of its private farmland. Pets are welcome and each tent will hold four people.

Wi-Fi/Wood burner/Fridge/Electric/Fire pit/Bedding is available.

Accommodation

Two bell tents each sleeping up to four people, overlooking a private lake.

Anna-May

Bell tent Sleeps 4
A luxury Bell Tent which sleeps four people.

Tumbling Tom

Bell tent Sleeps 4
A luxury Bell Tent which sleeps four people.

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Location

Contact Pennlake Vale, Pennlake House, Great Witley, Worcester, Worcestershire WR6 6JA

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Rated ★★★★★ over 6 reviews

★★★★★

Stunning location to relax and unwind

Not a camper and never been glamping so wasn’t sure what to expect or if we would like it. Chose Pennlake for the privacy, views, location and because we had a double and 2 single beds and the dog could join us. My parents also came. We were apprehensive initially but soon relaxed around the fire pit with some music and a drink or two. The beds were extremely comfortable with nice duvets, variety of pillows and blankets. Had all the necessities you could want. Nigel was very friendly and welcoming and checked we had everything. The dog has had a fantastic time running around with all the freedom. Lots of nature and wildlife we saw the ducks, swans, herion, sheep, rabbits, birds or prey, various other birds such as wag tails, robins and an owl at night. I would recommend taking some flip flops to wear in the shower as the mats are great as you don’t slip but feel strange under your feet. Highly recommend the Mason arms pub as well. To sum it up we all enjoyed our stay, two adults, two OAP’s, Two teenagers and one worn out dog. We aren’t really campers but wanted to try something different and new. It hasn’t put us off!
★★★★★

Superb! A lovely break from the ordinary and a perfect set up

I'm not a camper...or a glamper but I really enjoyed my time at Pennlake. There isn't anything left to chance or anything that Nigel can't find for you. The tent is amazing with comfortable beds, gorgeous linen and all the stuff you don't want to have to pack like a toaster, a small fridge, kettle, plates, cutlery and there is even tea and sugar there for you. Ample wood is provided and little disposable BBQ's to cook on if you don't trust balancing your food on the fire pit grill. It's super quiet with only one other tent and we were lucky to meet lovely people. Dogs are welcome and have so much to smell and do - our dog is exhausted from all the running. Now for the important points for non campers....the loos! Great. Clean, Private and, did I mention clean?? The shower worked perfectly - hot water, private, clean and within 10 metres of your tent. It's all good, I highly recommend it.
★★★★★

Fantastic

Lovely set up, quiet, well equipped, fab host.
Jun 21, 2021 by Emma Cook Verified Review
★★★★★

Idyllic location and exceptional service

Idyllic location nestled in rolling countryside. 2 bell tents at the side of a lake. All well equipped, clean and comfortable. Pre arrival advice and helpfulness during stay were exceptional. We stayed two nights and could have stayed more. Would definitely like to go back.
★★★★★

Loved it, even in April with cold nights!

The tent, the beds, and views all great. Definitely a 'glamping' experience as there is a lovely welcome hamper for you on arrival with a couple of drinks, torch, toilet rolls, tea/coffee/sugar, matches and games etc in there. Can cook on fire pit and on top of the fire inside which has pans on top of it. And there is already plates, cutlery, cups and some utensils there, so you don't have worry about packing those bits. The eco toilet is great. The shower is a work in progress, but it was all very new when we went and we could see they were working hard to make everything perfect. I would recommend. Whitley court is literally over the road and lovely. We ate one evening at the Holt Fleet, also highly recommend there too.
★★★★★

The best time in a long time

We had a wonderful stay here. We hired both tents for 7 of us in two families and our stay was absolutely brilliant. The place is breathtaking with the most amazing views and beautiful lakes. The owner was a complete gentleman and looked after us with great care, very accommodating and made sure we had everything we needed to make our stay so comfortable. The pictures do not do this place justice, you have to see it for yourselves. We would absolutely come again, it was the best camping experience we’ve ever had.
Apr 19, 2021 by Aaron Davis Verified Review

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