Glamping, not camping

We love our luxury five-star holiday cottages with hot tubs and four poster beds.  They come with towels, bedding, indulging welcome hampers, bathrobes, slippers and so much more!

When we decided to add the six glamping pods into our offering at Thief Hall it was never in my plan to stay in one, but our children and my logic had different ideas!  Clara 13 and James 9 just would not take no for an answer and added to this, deep down I knew we couldn't and shouldn't offer a stay to guests that I hadn't already tried and tested myself.

So, our first pod arrived, we had their names from a Facebook competition, and it was kitted out and ready to go.... Yet here was my conscious and children nagging at me to dive in so eventually we gave in and gave Maleficent's Pod a go....

Phillip was as enthusiastic as I was but the bar at Thief Hall was calling and BBQ fired up by our youngest James so we really couldn't resist any longer!

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The weather was stunning and without a holiday all year this was the perfect mini breakaway for our little family.  The children were overjoyed. We had finally stopped working for five minutes and teamed with the play area and showing us their BBQ cooking skills, we were settled in nicely.

Phillip was first to try the shower out which is surprisingly big and the children had made themselves little homes out of the bunk bed, while our king master was made up at the far end of the pod ready.  We had a lovely meal, enjoyed the most glorious sunset with a bottle of prosecco and Max our Jack Russell kept a smile on our faces while the little ones made the most of the new monkey bars in the play area.

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Pod 13

The children didn't take any rocking and actually both ended up in the bottom bunk together which is big enough for two children easily.  Max settled in on his bed and Phillip and I watched a movie on the TV in bed.  The pod surprised us both, spacious with space between us and the children enough to have the TV on and not disturb them.  The shower and toilet are large, and this is far from glamping! The icing on the cake for me was the large window next to our bed, I literally lay quietly as our family slept watching the starry night above and even saw a shooting star!  I have been converted!  Camping maybe not but Glamping to this standard - definitely!

The pod comes with everything you would expect in one of our cottages, bathrobes and slippers, towels, tropic skincare, all bedding with beds made up, a welcoming hamper, cutlery, crockery, cooking utensils, a BBQ, welcome folder and more.  

We have added the pods to Thief Hall to offer the extra accommodation on site for weddings, these luxury Arthropods have given us the opportunity to add twenty four extra bed spaces to our Thief Hall Couples and their wedding guests for the full weekend wedding or midweek options.  This takes the accommodation offering at Thief Hall to a possible 80 if guests are happy to share bedrooms or 50+ without sharing spaces.

We cannot wait for all six Anthropods to be onsite from January 2021 onward and we can't wait to show them off at our next big wedding fair and open events.

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Kind Words


"We had our wedding at Thief Hall and it was perfect right down to the last detail. The entire team at Thief Hall are amazing! Thank you so much for an unforgettable weekend!”
- Wayne & Louise Morton

“We have had the most wonderful time here, celebrating our wedding! Everyone has been fantastic and the cottages are utterly stunning; everyone of our family and friends loved it. Thank you so much for making our wedding so special!”
- Danielle & Steven Bell

“I don't know where to start!! The most perfect venue for our wedding! A total blank canvas to work with and so much scope to make your wedding personal!”
- Lizzie James

“What can we say! Jess and Phil are outstanding! The attention to detail, support and service from the day we booked 18 months ago right up until now has been faultless.”
- Dan & David Whitelock

“OMG! Me and Ollie have had the best wedding ever, you have made it just perfect. Jess and the team, we could not have asked for more. Thank you se very much from the bottom of our hearts. All of our love and thanks xx”
- Ollie & Chelsie Anderson

“To Jessica, Katy and all the amazing team, Thank you so much for all of your help to make our wedding day so special! You helped everything flow so smoothly and couldn’t have been more helpful and attentive. All our guests loved a Cottages and it made such a difference celebrating with everyone together all weekend. Thief Hall is a really stunning venue and you and the team do an amazing job making the wedding is truly spectacular for everyone. Thank you for all your hard work”
- Caroline and Paul

“To Hannah and Jess, Thank you very much for everything. Our wedding couldn’t have gone any smoother, there wasn’t a single hair out of place you were amazing. Everyone of our guests complimented on the venue and the way everything was arranged and organised. This weekend has just been magical. We are both still on cloud nine. It has been a photo of a wedding from start to finish. A big massive thank you to Jessica, you are a dream. You have made this weekend the happiest of our entire life. You are a superstar, Hannah, you looked after Stevie and I from start to finish, we couldn’t have asked for a better wedding planner. You kept me calm throughout the day and always check that we had everything in hand. Once again thank you for the special weekend/wedding day XXX”
- Debbie and Stevie

“Jessica and all in the amazing team at Thief Hall, what can we say? Thank you so much for an amazing weekend. Our wedding was everything we dreamed of and more. You guys were amazing from start to finish & we can't thank you enough. For such a popular venue with weddings more weekends and mid-weeks you do everything to make the bride and groom feel so special. There were so many extra thoughtful touches that made the weekend so special. Jess, You are some kind of wizard in keeping the day running so smoothly and thinking of things that we completely over looked. Our guests had the best day yesterday and those staying in the cottages and glamping tents all said how wonderful everything was. The welcome hampers are a lovely touch. We can't wait to come back and perhaps have a slightly more relaxed stay!  Thank you SO SO much!!!!”
- Gavin and Helen

“Thank you so much for all the hard-work over the last 9 months and for always being there for us with any query or question we had! This weekend has been a dream come true (a wacky very colourful dream but a dream of ours!) and your "blank canvas" made the perfect backdrop for it all to take place! From dropping of car loads on the Thursday to supporting us on the Friday, from stealthily making out day run like clockwork to allowing us to stay an extra night on the Sunday to enjoy the beautiful sunset! you guys have all been amazing! We thank you all a million times over!”
- Sam and Will

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