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“The king of the UK’s festival scene, Glastonbury, is where many extravagant camping experiences have sprung up. One of the most comfortable is Pennard Orchard, which sits atop a hill overlooking the festival site. Large tipis sleep up to four people in well-maintained beds, while spotless showers and bathrooms are nearby. Food is provided by one of London’s best cafes, The Breakfast Club, including heart-stopping fried food to fill guests up for the day ahead, as well as an impressively long cocktail list that will get music lovers in the mood for a day of fun. The camp has also been known to arrange golf buggies to ferry guests to and from the main gate”
Business Destinations 4.2.14
Vogue.com April 2011
Glastonbury Festival, today and Sunday“Don't be fooled by the welly boots and bed hair. An elite group of revellers at Glastonbury will be reading this article from the comfort of their double bed in Pennard Orchard, the festival's latest boutique camp site… sold out within days. Guests have access to hot showers, organic food, a chill-out bar and a private gate into the festival.”
Pick of the Week by Anna Tyzack,
The Daily Telegraph 26.6.10
“Pennard Orchard’s elegant tepees (www.pennardorchard.co.uk) have double beds, with washing facilities, plus a shabby chic circular tent, the Orchard Bar and Kitchen.”
The Daily Telegraph 12.7.11
GLASTONBURY has just gone right up in my estimation.
“Traumatised by weekends of mud, overflowing Portaloos and an ever-cackling Kate Moss, I am happy to report this year there will be an off-site WIP spa.
Pennard Orchard will offer professional shaves, make-overs, grooming packs, phone charging units, luxury loos and showers.
Thank the Lord.”
The Daily Mirror 20.6.2011
10. GLASTONBURY, Somerset
“Glasto is the largest open-air music and performing arts festival in the world, and there’s a reason everyone loves it – it’s the best… Pennard Orchard is a good source for boutique camping options.”
The Irish Times 19.5.12
“We would like to thank Pennard Orchard for so kindly lending us three beautiful tipis. They set up three giant structures in the beautiful garden of Brook Cottage to act as temporary homes for the 12 bridesmaids, attendants, friends… It was a perfect and wholesome solution to lack of bed space in the house.
As one of the of the bridesmaids I snuggled up before, during and after all the festivities in one of the four beds in my tipi, dressed beautifully in Cabbages & Roses bedlinen… It was hands down the best camping experience I have ever had. Even the rain pattering gently on the canvas couldn’t put me off.”
Rian xx 23 Sept 2010
“How lovely to retreat to your Heavenly sanctuary after a hot and dusty day at the festival and how delicious to fall asleep with ones face amongst the grasses and wild flowers. For us everything was perfect, delightful, charming and helpful staff, delicious food and cocktails served until ridiculous hours (well done there!) hot showers and hair dryers (that must be a song) and comfy beds away from it all!”
Cosima and Poppy
“I just wanted to say a huge, huge thanks from myself and my new fiance for making this years Glasto really amazing. I was really impressed with how friendly everyone was and how pretty much everything had already been thought of. It's so easy for these types of things to become impersonal and stale. Congratulations on an extremely successful first year and count me in for a tipi next year!”
“Leaving aside a terrific Glastonbury Festival, I must say how much my wife and I enjoyed staying with you and your colleagues at Pennard Orchard. The Tipis were superbly laid out and well equipped and the showers, lavatories etc all worked a treat!
We found everyone at Pennard at all times to be helpful and good humoured and intent on helping us to relax and get the best time out of attending Glasto 2010. Our only regrets were the fact we had to leave early on Sunday and that despite numerous attempts I never looked any better after going into the Beauty tent.”
“I wanted to thank you guys for doing such an incredible job with Pennard Orchard. We had an amazing time and in no small part due to our luxurious and super chilled home for the 4 days. All the staff were great and were always on great form and offering to help out in any way they could not to mention the food (particularly the slow roast belly of pork!), which hit the spot every time.”
“As a Glastonbury virgin I was somewhat sceptical about feed times but on day one we were introduced to Pennard Orchard, a fantastic big tipi tent surrounded by smaller rentals and food by the Laughing Stock. Well we ate and drank there 3 times away from the hot frantic festival.
Great braised beef with bubble and squeak, roast pork belly and the crucial all day breakfast with my favourite brunch dish eggs benedict”
Mark Hix, Chef
“Thank you for such a beautiful oasis of calm to come back to each night. This year was my 21st Glastonbury and it was definitely the best one yet, and having Pennard as my home certainly contributed to the beautiful time I experienced. I have nothing negative to say. Your staff were all lovely Showers and toilets were immaculately clean, and those wonderful hammocky daybed things in the chill out area were the most comfortable piece of furniture I have ever lain upon!
My friends in the healing field said: “Stay with us next year”
“Thank you, but I'm really happy where I am.”
I hope very much to see you next year.”