Trip of the Month – Suffolk
Life at GlamperRV HQ has been flat out the last few months as we have been converting our stunning new 2019 models, preparing them for hire. I must say every year they just look better and better as we nail the look!
We had a very special royal commission this year for a customer who has hired a GlamperRV for the entire summer to provide a resting place for a family member at equestrian events. Great to see how the other half live and just delighted that they choose GlamperRV. We also scheduled in a few appearances at exhibitions where we have loved meeting so many future customers looking for a one-off adventure or in some cases specifying their requirements for their very own bespoke GlamperRV.
With our fleet out on the road most of the summer (except for a few dates listed below) we took the opportunity to head off last weekend to road test a 2019 model.
Buckinghamshire base: 3-9th July; 26th-31st July; 30th July-2nd August; from 27th August.
Northumberland base: 21st August – 1st September:
The beauty of a motorhome holiday is that there is no need to book your destination beforehand, even over a bank holiday weekend. A quick look at BBC weather showed heavy rain in Wales and sunshine in the East so off we headed to the Suffolk coast.
I have heard many friends over the years talking of weekend retreats in Orford so was keen to see for myself what draws them there. A pretty village, sitting on Orford Ness, with a high proportion of pubs to houses (always a good sign) and a wonderfully restored 12th Century castle, impeccably maintained by English Heritage. The castle car park was a perfect place to leave our GlamperRV as we explored the village and surrounding area and a bonus was the parking fee being refunded upon entry to the castle, which was well worth a visit.
We always enjoy a night at a good pub and a quick online search found us heading to the Unruly Pig, just a few miles inland and known locally as a foodie haven. Upon calling to request a dinner table and parking spot for the night we were met by an utterly charming owner who welcomed us and was only apologetic that at such short notice their only table was in the bar – perfect for our own unruly children! Our parking spot allowed us to create a ‘private’ garden to set up our outdoor furniture and the pub’s own beer garden, complete with football goal, proved the perfect playground for our boys.
The food was sensational, the staff following the lead of the owner were delightful and we were pleasantly surprised by the bill for such a delicious meal (perhaps due to our sneaky aperitif in GlamperRV’s bar beforehand?!)
A leisurely breakfast and family game of cricket was a great start to the day and then off we headed to the seaside town of Aldeburgh. We had been advised to park at the sailing club which has acres of space and was a great spot from which to explore the town and coastline.
A healthy dose of fresh air gave us all a hunger that was well and truly satisfied by a fish & chip lunch on the beach could not have been more perfect. Not that we needed any more food but the fish shacks along the beach were worth a nosy and of course we came away with plenty of the of the smoked variety.
A few miles outside of Aldeburgh, I was keen to see what Snape Maltings was all about. Unfortunately, by the time we arrived the gift shops were closing (much to hubby’s delight!) and the concert hall was closed on a Sunday but still some interesting sculptures to view and footpaths to explore. The sign said no overnight parking and with a plan to stay over in a forest no-one argued and off we headed to our resting spot for the night.
Tunstall Forest, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a haven for wildlife, including fallow deer and muntjac and proved a wonderfully peaceful parking spot for the night. The boys unloaded their bikes and were off exploring whilst we enjoyed a relaxing end to a busy day.
These short trips are just the best way to explore new regions of our stunning country and with so many holidays spent overseas we just love sneaking away when the opportunity arises. Of course, the beauty of GlamperRV is that you get to stay over in the wild but can wake up to a hot shower, blow dry and cappuccino. #goexploreinstyle!
Happy travels over the summer!