Glamping is going to be the most popular choice of a staycation this year after a year of lockdowns, and we can see why. Some of the glamping suites we’ve been looking at are nicer than most hotels. An unlikely candidate for creating a glamping site would be TV legend Johnny Vegas, who, after what started as a drunk purchase, created a glamping site Field Of Dreams Glamping in Nidderdale in the Yorkshire Dales.
The four-part Channel 4 series documents Johnny and his assistant Bev’s journey into the world of Glamping has the aim to create the coolest glamping site out of old repurposed vehicles with the help of vintage bus enthusiasts. The programme ‘Johnny Vegas: Carry on Glamping’ starts on Wednesday 5th May at 10pm.
After struggling to find a plot to make this glamping spot, Breaks Fold Farm ended up being the home for Johnny Vegas’ mad and ambitious idea.
Named the ‘Field of Dreams’ Glamping site, it is a unique place to stay in which you can pick from five vintage vehicles to stay in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The 2-acre site enables each vehicle to benefit from its own private space, with its private bathroom inside a vintage horsebox with unique copperhead showerheads!
So, what five vehicles are there to choose from?
Patricia – Maltese Bus
Imported from Malta, this old refurb bus can sleep up to six people and is the bus that started the whole crazy ordeal of Johnny’s. It costs around £360 for a 2 nights stay.
The School Bus
If you’ve seen The Simpsons then this 1970s school bus will give you all the nostalgic feels and is perfect for a family of five. This can be rented out for around £360 for a 2-night stay.
This 1960s fire truck is incredible and one of our favourites! The inside has been renovated with amazing rustic vibes, perfect for a romantic getaway. Who wouldn’t want to stay in this? Prices start at £340
Billy The Snail
Billy is a unique camper van – a hybrid of a 1970 Morris Minor Pick-Up and a 1960 Fisher Holivan Junior Caravan that you can use for purely cooking and dining before heading to your luxury bell tent with a full-size bed for a snooze. Prices for Billy start at £340
This wonderful camper sleeps four and is decked out with reclaimed wood cladding. It was one of only 15 made due to its unique design and we love it! Prices start at £340 for two nights.
All guests are provided with a welcome box of local goodies to enjoy during their stay, as well as a stocked tea tray and tasty biscuits.
Some of these may not be available yet, as per the website to check it out here for more information with regards to booking etc.