Owners of stately home unveil new glamping site
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The chief executive officer at Raynham Hall, near Fakenham has unveiled a new glamping business open for summer bookings.
Viscount Raynham, Lord Thomas Charles Townshend, the son of the 8th Marquess Townshend, is spearheading various initiatives to diversify the use of the estate.
One new revenue generating scheme is a new site with four hand-crafted yurts in the parkland. Each is named after wildflowers found in the grounds: Ragged Robin, Shepherd's Purse, Bee Orchid and Forget-me-not.
The idea is that people may be looking for a holiday closer to home and the yurts offer luxuries such super king size beds, a woodburners, barbeques and a bespoke dining areas under a canopy and cooking facilities such as a hob and kettle. There's even a designated loo and shower.
Lord Townshend said: "It's pretty special. It's a thoroughly safe, comfortable and completely unforgettable glamping experience for those looking for a rural Norfolk retreat."
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The Townshends have occupied the hall for 400 years. In recent times, they've offered special guided tours of the house and rented holiday cottages. Bookings for the glamping site are available from July.
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