In a series of interviews with owners and managers of glamping sites, today we are happy to share a chat with James Hutchings. James and Fiona are the owners of Redhill Holidays in Whitbourne, England. The resort is a stunning place, successful business and a winner of Channel 4’s ‘Four In A Bed’ program.
“How have you come up with the idea of setting up a glamping resort?“
Fiona and I were originally looking to buy a property with holiday lets but we couldn’t find anything that was quite right. Then we came across Redhill which was a 6-acre property with stunning views across the Herefordshire countryside which is some of the UK’s most breathtaking, unspoilt scenery. What a perfect place to create our own resort rather than try to find something readymade.
Why have you decided on geodesic domes?
We went to the glamping show at Stoneleigh in Warwickshire to see the various glamping units on offer, we also spent hours trawling the internet to make the right decision on which glamping unit would be perfect for the resort we were creating. The view was the most important aspect so we wanted a unit which would show off the panoramic views. We also wanted to create a unique environment so choices of interior to create a peaceful relaxing ambiance was important. Finally, we wanted a unit which could allow an all year round comfort so we wanted a log burner which could be used safely to create a romantic atmosphere on those cold nights.
“Your Guests can choose between the geodesic domes, different kinds of tents, Hobbit pods and more. Why have you decided to diversify your offer?“
Camp Katur: All of our accommodation has been deliberately sited to take advantage of the huge amount of space and privacy our estate affords. The inclusion of our new geodomes gives our customer the opportunity to experience being close to nature with all of the home comforts afforded by FDomes’ best quality products. Our two Interior Modules upon Chestnut Hill have allowed families to reconnect and relax from their own private deck with hot tub, on what is the most idyllic of beauty spots, stargaze on the mezzanine bed and simply be a family away from the stress of the last year.
“What do your Guests love the most about Redhill Holidays? “
Our guests’ feedback has been instrumental in creating and developing Redhill to what it is today. The Guests like the privacy, the peace and tranquility but above all the ability to spend quality time together. They like to be left alone but someone is always on hand, if required, to help with the little issues and queries that will always come up. They enjoy the feel of the great outdoors but without losing the luxury that a 5-star hotel can offer.