Forget camping, here’s ‘glamping’

West Hale Gate Farm, Burton Fleming farmer Edward Lindley and his wife Mandy with son Jack, 7,  launching their new business venture with Glamping Shepherd Hut. NDTP PA1536-4b
West Hale Gate Farm, Burton Fleming farmer Edward Lindley and his wife Mandy with son Jack, 7, launching their new business venture with Glamping Shepherd Hut. NDTP PA1536-4b

Many people would consider even an airbed to be a luxury while camping, but how about a proper double bed?

And how about a sink and even kitchen units to boot! And a hot tub and barbecue nearby.

Jacuzzi

Jacuzzi

Glamour camping or “Glamping” as it’s known, could be coming to a tiny corner of East Yorkshire thanks to potato farmer Edward Lindley and his wife Mandy.

The couple have applied for planning permission to locate luxury “shepherds huts” on land at their farm in Burton Fleming.

Father-of-two Edward, 38, who grows potatoes on 650 acres of land, said the venture would bring tourists to the area.

He said: “We’ll hopefully have two huts to begin with, and see how it goes, then we might go for three or four

Inside the huts NDTP PA1536-4d

Inside the huts NDTP PA1536-4d

“It’s for older people who are trying to get away from it all, but just want that extra bit of luxury.

“It’s a nice spot we’ve got here and ideal for walking. We have some beautiful scenery and we’re only six miles from Bridlington.”

The planning permission submitted to East Riding of Yorkshire Council seeks a change of use of from agricultural land to allow the siting of three glamping pitches.

And if the glamping experience itself wasn’t enough, Mandy is planning to offer a cooked breakfast round the farmhouse table every morning.

But then again Mandy and Edward are no strangers to living close to nature after they lived in a static caravan on the site for 18 months while their house was being built. They also have around 2,000 free range chickens on their farm.

Edward said he was expecting a decision in the next few weeks.