Rural, family-friendly glamping with campfires aplenty and everything supplied
What actually is glamping? To us outdoor aficionados it’s one of life’s great questions and, like all big conundrums, the answer is brilliantly ambiguous. Well, it’s glamorous camping isn’t it? Camping out but with better facilities than sleeping rough. So a site with a ready-pitched expedition tent and a portable loo dumped unceremoniously alongside could be considered glamping right? Well, that’s certainly stretching things a little, but thankfully this new find has gone in an altogether different direction.
Set on a working farm in rural Worcestershire, Canvas and Clover is what true glamping should be. Owners, Matt and Wendy, created the site in response to their long-term camping wish – to go on holiday somewhere lacking in modern, gadget-ridden distractions yet avoid having to spend their time sleeping on the floor and arguing about whose turn it was to put up the tent. The resulting site is fabulous.
Spread around a meadow, in a quiet area of the farm, the 10 well-furnished safari tents are each set on a sizeable plot of land with a deck, firepit and picnic table outside each. Inside, there's a double bed and three singles, with extra space saved by separating the kitchen, which is outside in a seperate kitchen shed with a barbecue, gas burner, pots, pans and utensils.
On hand there’s a clean, modern shower block, containing six individual rooms each with a toilet, shower and sink, while a covered barn also houses a cosy communal space, with a stash of games including boules and giant jenga, children's books and a telescope. Not that much time is spent indoors. When the sun’s out, the field has endless room to boot a ball around or fling a frisbee, and the surrounding views – across open farmland garnished with hedgerows and mature trees – invite you out onto the footpaths that lead directly from the farm.
Indeed, the views make it easy to forget that the city of Worcester is actually surprisingly close by. On the way, re-route via the beautiful ruins of Witley Court, an English Heritage owned manor that was destroyed by a fire in 1937, but still boasts intricate parterre gardens and extravagant water fountains. Then delve into the historic county capital itself, boasting a compact and easily walkable town centre with a good range of independent restaurants if you decide to take an evening off from scoffing wine around the campfire!
Holt Heath, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Wendy F.Joined in November 2015
7 ratings · 12 reviews
August 27, 2021
What a great find Canvas & Clover was. We had never been glamping before so chose to stay 2 nights and we all had an amazing time. The campsite was perfectly sized for the children to run around but they could always be seen. The tent was comfortable and the duvets and USB port were a very welcome touch. The kitchen hut had everything we needed and the use of a shelf in the communal fridge meant that we didn't have to worry about trying to keep food cold. The toilet/showers were clean and plentiful so no queuing was ever needed. We lit the fire pit and had smores one evening, which both the adult and children loved. We didn't use the bbq but if we had stayed longer we would have.
We had a fantastic time, great memories were made and would love to come back soon.
August 27, 2021
Canvas and Clover gave us a great taste of glamping. Easy check in and overall experience. large tent with fully equipped cooking area and fire pit. Overall a quiet and family friendly place.
Only critism linked to cleaning - my daughter dropped her toothbrush which rolled under the bed and it was then we discovered the amount of dust and dirt under there - needed a good sweep and clean and hadn’t been touched for a while!!
Thanks for a lovely stay!
June 6, 2021
We stayed for thee nights and had a great time. Lots of space for the kids to run around safely, play football, frisbee and rounders. Our boys had fun with the large plastic barrels left out on the field as well as the pedal buggy and the table tennis. We loved being able to have a barbecue and we brought marshmallows and choc digestives to make 'smores in front of the evening fire. Great to have the porch to shade from the sun and the drizzle. Nearby Worcester is a. good visit as well as the Malvern Hills, and worth a trip to the local farm shops, plenty to do. Would recommend.
Sue N ?.
August 17, 2020
Stunning and quiet campsite with brilliant facilities! Beds were super comfy, kitchen had everything you'd need, the wood supply was helpful and we all had a great time. Matt and Wendy are friendly and helpful (we were the forgetful guests with some key items but M and W sorted us out!) and the pizza oven on Sunday night from the back of Matt's tractor was delish. Plenty of places near the farm for wild swimming and paddle boarding, although the locals though we were mad! Thanks so much for a gorgeous week's stay.
August 4, 2020
What is not to love... excellent communication from booking and friendly flexible owners, beautiful setting, gorgeous spacious tents with everything you need for a relaxing and easy break away. So peaceful. Clean and comfortable. We went as family but would equally enjoy as a couple. Just fantastic and we will go back. Thank you, wonderful memories made :)
August 3, 2020
We had such a a lovely weekend at Canvas and Clover. The tents were great and the sheds well equipped. The site itself was lovely and open and the kids had an absolute blast running around and playing football. Communal facilities were great and given the current circumstances we were allocated our own shower room which was clean and there was plenty of sanitizer available. On the Friday we had the pizzas cooked on site which were excellent and a great idea for when you’ve first arrived.
We’d love to return again and I’ll definitely be looking for next year!
From the host
We are an eco-friendly, family run, glamping site with ten furnished Safari tents, each with a garden shed, outdoor seating, barbecue and fire pit, based in a five acre car free field on a working farm.
The Cob House (01886 888517) is a short distance away where you can visit animals such as alpacas, reindeer, pigs and chickens, grab something to eat in the café, or take part in one of the activities on offer which include fishing and archery. The Severn Valley Railway (01299 401776) is a short drive away where you can board one of the steam trains and travel along the heritage railway. Visit the West Midlands Safari Park (01299 402114), slightly further away but well worth a day trip, where you can drive through the safari in your own car or join one of the tour buses to see the large collection of exotic animals that are housed there.
Food and drink
The kitchen 'garden sheds' each have a BBQ and a gas burner for cooking on, and plates, pots pan and cutlery are provided. For breakfast, you can order a traditional cook-yourself breakfast basket or there's a continental option. Alternatively, on Sundays, bacon baps are made to order and delivered to your tent. Canvas & Clover also has a wood fired pizza oven, available for homemade fresh pizzas on a Friday night, while a local dairy farm just down the lane has a traditional Thai takeaway (07583 163191) which delivers to your door. Around a 30 minute walk across fields or a 3 minute drive – you'll find The Red Lion (01905 620236), a country pub that serves hearty lunch and dinners with an afro-Caribbean speciality. The Holt Fleet (01905 620286) is a great pub for a special occasions, located in a beautiful setting right next to the river Severn, serving lunch, dinner and a particularly good carvery on a Sunday.