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Wootton Park: the lockdown 2.0 project

Next month it'll be possible for guests to glamp all-year round at Wootton Park's WoodlandPods in Warwickshire - thanks to owners Ian Roy and Melanie's latest venture. Here's what they've been up to...


For those who knows Melanie and Ian Roy at Wootton Park Pods, it won’t come as any surprise that they’re not slowing down in lockdown 2.0. In fact, this intrepid couple are using the ‘downtime’ to renovate their woodland GastroPod.

Unlike Wootton Park’s other glamping pods, the four woodland pods are usually only available during the spring/summer months, hired as a cluster to small groups.

But they are now transforming the GastroPod to enable guests to stay in the Woodland Pods throughout winter as well, given the increase in demand for UK staycations.

SNAPSHOT: Melanie and their adorable new lab pup, Rocco
Ian Roy hard at work

Currently, the GastroPod consists of tables, chairs and a small kitchen area. The room is now being totally redecorated and refurbished inside and out, with external insulation and cladding, cosy sofas and log burner, TV with Netflix, a new kitchen area with cooking facilities, heating and a large hot tub on the decking.

The GastroPod

The four WoodlandPods, which each house two people, will still be hired out together to small groups or families, all in line with government guidelines. Only WoodlandPod guests will have access to the newly refurbished GastroPod, which is just steps away from the pods, as well as to the shared heated toilet/shower pod – everything guests need, to stay cosy and warm when glamping during colder months.

Wootton Park Pods hopes to reopen all glamping pods from December 2.

The cosy, heated TreePods, MegaPods and SuperPod are fully self-contained (ensuite, kitchenette, hot tub, BBQ) and are already open all year round. Set in 350 acres of rolling Warwickshire countryside, there’s lots for guests to explore within the grounds, including alpacas, cows, horses, goats, chickens and doves. Located just a few miles from Shakespeare’s Stratford-Upon-Avon, Henley-in-Arden and historic Warwick.

Please contact if you would like to find out more about booking a UK staycation with Wootton Park Pods this winter. Wootton Park gift vouchers for Christmas are also available redeemable against a glamping pod stay or relaxing Wellness Retreat.

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