Let us introduce ourselves.
Over the past 20 years, our family (me - I'm Sarah, together with my husband Andrew and our four girls Hannah, Lucy, Maddie and Victoria) have absolutely loved camping holidays and breaks in the British and French countryside.
We feel sure that we are not alone in this and we passionately believe that if we could apply our own idea of the perfect glamping campsite, we could successfully offer a beautiful and relaxing glamping location for other people to enjoy. And so in 2012 we embarked on our own family adventure to do just that in Kent and have now moved to create a new site in North Devon.
We wanted to create a nostalgic, quirky and luxurious atmosphere "sleeping under canvas but with hotel facilities". From the watering can shower heads, whisky barrel sink, vintage style accommodation, to the reclaimed kitchen units, WWI wagons, old ploughs and vintage mix & match china we feel we have achieved this.
With four kids of our own, we realise that a change from the electronic gadgets, phones, tablets etc is really important and you'll find a tennis court and traditional games as alternatives and of course the space for kids to make their own secret dens. We also have Wistlandpound Resevoir on our doorstep for you to explore.
We created an open barn area adorned with agricultural decor. The barn houses the showers rooms, kitchen and seating for anyone to use. Lets face it the British weather isn't always reliable or kind! There is also an outside seating area for all to enjoy.
We intend to keep our glamping campsite small, limiting the 5 acre site to just 10 units including bell tents, traditional gypsy wagons, wooden horsebox lorry and canvas/wooden cabins giving plenty of space and privacy.
For those who prefer a more solid holiday space we are in the process of converting three of our beautiful stone barns into holiday cottages.
We hope our website gives you a taster and idea as to what you'll find at North Thorne and we hope you come and visit us soon.
Sarah, Andrew, Hannah, Lucy, Maddie & Victoria