If the thought of camping conjures images of screaming kids and collapsing tents, then relax, have a cup of tea and check out Suffolk’s Alde Garden.
Owners Marie and Mark have created an oasis of calm within strolling distance of Framlingham Castle, Aldeburgh beach and RSPB Minsmere.
The campsite’s diverse accommodation includes yurts, an antique wooden gypsy caravan, a bell tent and an exposed beam holiday cottage, each with its own wood burner. Tarzans can cool down in the jungle shower while Janes might prefer the heated solar showers.
After a hard day’s rambling, head to the local pub, The Sweffling White Horse, serving ploughman’s lunches & other snacks as well as an excellent range of locally sourced ales and ciders. In the evening swap marshmallows in a communal fire area lit by solar fairy lights.
The tranquillity after 10pm rule is perfect for those who wish to end the day with a mug of cocoa and a good book. And not a tent peg, tarpaulin sheet or mud-splattered pack of Jammy Dodgers in sight.