From tents to treehouses
Demand for accommodation in rural locations that not only provides somewhere to stay but offers an outdoor experience with access to landscapes, nature and activities has never been higher. The only restriction on the type of accommodation is the imagination with glamping – in all its forms from basic bell tents to wildest dream treehouses - joining holiday cottages, lodges and campsites, the market is ever-evolving. Rural Solutions have helped multiple new entrants and existing operators bring innovative accommodation to the rural leisure market.
To create inspiring short-stay holiday accommodation and associated experiences in rural locations.
We work with those looking to create or evolve their short-stay accommodation offer in a number of ways and can support projects from concept to completion. Our work includes:
Market Testing – appraisal of market data to determine the likely demand for different types of accommodation in certain locations.
Concept Development – creating the concept to deliver the desired guest experience from accommodation and landscape design to services, activities, and facilities.
Business and Financial planning – determining financial viability based on projected costs and income and advising on the optimum operating model to maximise returns.
Planning Consultancy – testing the capacity of the site for development by considering the planning context and determining the optimum strategy to achieve planning consent, in particular in protected landscapes or sensitive heritage locations.
Spatial Masterplanning – creating landscape-led masterplans for site layouts to maximise guest experience and integration with and enhancement of place.
Architectural and Landscape design – design of accommodation and the landscape in which it sits to deliver a unique guest experience.
Planning Application – support through the planning process from pre-application enquiries to determination of the application.
Project Management – oversight and coordination of the end-to-end process
Rural Solutions have supported the delivery of a number of market-leading accommodation projects including;
The Nest - Luxury safari tent glamping in Lincolnshire
The Mole Resort - A new luxury lodge park in Devon
The Caravan & Motorhome Club - Multiple sites
Lakeland Leisure Estates - Tattenhall Marina and lodges at Long Ashes in the Yorkshire Dales
Petruth Paddocks - ‘Free-range’ camping at the foot of the Mendip Hills
Farm shop, café & play
Expansion of an established family farm shop and Pick-Your-Own business in the Green Belt.