Podtastic new accommodation in Eskdale

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Friday 01 February 2008

Pods, which are set to revolutionise the way people camp, will arrive on Eskdale Camping and Caravanning Club Site in Cumbria in time for the new camping season.

The ten, tent like wooden structures, will be in place for when the site opens on 1 March. Insulated with sheep’s wool they will be warm and cosy and sleep up to four persons. Camping equipment will be required to complete the experience.

For more traditional tent campers the site has 70 pitches alongside a self catering camping barn which is available throughout the year and sleeps up to eight. Locally sourced produce such as meat, bread and beers are available from a well stocked on site shop. Whatever you choose to stay in on this beautiful site, you’ll be guaranteed panoramic views, magnificent walking opportunities and the friendliest of welcomes.

Martyn Merckel, Site Franchisee said: “The pods will provide quality and affordable accommodation for anyone who wants to experience camping in a slightly more unusual way. We’ve already been inundated with interest in this new style of accommodation and look forward to increasing tourism to this part of Cumbria.”

Pods cost £35 per night.

For further information about The Camping and Caravanning Club and the Eskdale Site, log onto  www.thefriendlyclub or call the award-winning Call Centre on: 0845 130 7632. 


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Notes to the Editor:
1. Photo opportunity: The ten pods will be arriving at Eskdale Site on Tuesday 4th February 2008. Each pod will be craned into position. For further details please contact Martyn and Sara Merckel: 01946 723253.
2. If you would like to experience the site and or the pods first hand please speak to Ruth or Dawn.
3. The Camping and Caravanning Club is 107 years old and is the world’s largest and oldest club for all forms of camping. It has over 100 award-winning sites throughout the UK and, through a partnership with the Forestry Commission – Forest Holidays – now runs a further 21 Camping and Caravanning and three Cabin Sites.
4. National awards for 2007/8 include:

  • Practical Motorhome 2007 Sovereign Awards – Carefree International Travel Service awarded Gold Sovereign 
  • Loo of the Year 2007, Milarrochy Bay Site - Winner Family Friendly Facilities in Scotland
  • Loo of the Year 2007, Kessingland Site - Winner Family Friendly Facilities in England
  • Loo of the Year 2007, Glencoe Site – Winner Camping and Touring or Static Caravan Sites category in Scotland
  • Scottish Thistle Awards, Glencoe Site highly commended 2006
  • Tourism West Midlands 2007, Kingsbury Water Park awarded Silver
  • Tourism West Midlands 2007, Leek Site was Highly Commended 
  • Barron’s UK’s favourite camp site 2007, Keswick