Eco friendly Glamping

Ecopod Holidays is an idyllic glamping destination on the edge of Peak District National Park in Alton, Staffordshire, with beautiful views over the Weaver Hills and Churnet Valley. This beautiful spot really is perfect for all! At only 2 miles from Alton Towers Resort, it’s an ideal stop-over for thrill-seekers; at only 7 miles from the Peak District, it’s ideal for hikers; and with pitches set spaciously apart in an orchard within a 10-acre meadow, it’s ideal for relaxing campers too!  

There are six fabulous glamping pods at Ecopod Holidays to choose from, sleeping either 2 or 4 people. They’re perfect as a romantic retreat, a relaxed break for families or friends and, if you want to hire the whole site, Ecopod Holidays can accommodate 20 guests (or more, if extra guests would like to bring tents!), so it’s also a great base for stag and hen parties, birthday gatherings and team building events.

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6 Fabulous Glamping Pods

Each of the six glamping pods at Ecopods Holidays have been uniquely designed and passionately built by the owner, using reclaimed and locally sourced timber to create cosy, warm and sustainable living spaces. Being nestled in an orchard within 180 acres of farmland, Ecopod Holidays are completely off grid and powered only using solar energy, wood burners, and gas cylinders for the kitchenette areas. 

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All the glamping pods have been positioned to ensure a private, enjoyable stay, yet all joined together with weaving pathways, again, perfect for the larger groups. With beautiful countryside views, the peaceful sound of bird song and dappled shade from the trees, the glamping pods at Ecopod Holidays are the perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy good old-fashioned family time.

Each of the Pods at Ecopod Holidays sleep up to 2 or 4 people, depending on which you choose. All the Ecopods come with a kitchenette, which includes a two ring gas hob and all the crockery and utensils you need to make and enjoy your meals either inside, or outside on the seating area just next to each Ecopod. Every Ecopod has a USB charging point and sound system, and all have showers and compost toilets within easy reach. Most also contain a wood burner to keep you cosy. As each Ecopod is unique, beds are in a variety of combinations (bunks / doubles etc). The only thing you need to take is your bedding.

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Exclusivity of the Whole Site

The glamping pods at Ecopod Holidays can sleep a total of 20 guests.  However, if you have a larger group, then five small tents are welcomed too for a small additional cost.  You will then have full use of the whole site.  Marquees/campfires, etc, can all be arranged to ensure you have an amazing memorable time, tailored to suit your wishes.

Heated Toilet and Shower Block

Whilst some of the Ecopods have their own showers, there is also a fabulous toilet and shower block, for everyone’s use, heated WITH A WOOD BURNER, so it’s guaranteed to be warm and cosy, ideal for those cooler days after muddy hikes.

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Traditional or tailor-made fun

The tranquil location of the glamping pods at Ecopod Holidays, each with their own private lawned area, make them a perfect base for a good old-fashioned holiday. Spend quality time as a family or with friends, doing all the things you used to love, such as badminton, boules, giant Jenga and swing-ball, all of which are provided for you on request. You can also enjoy woodland walks on site, as well as gatherings around the campfire.

To keep the youngsters entertained (or the young at heart), there is full access to Molly’s Spaceship – a solar powered bar/disco with board games, etc. Tucked away in the corner of the site, it’s a cool (but warm!) place to hang out!

If you have something specific in mind for groups, then the owner at Ecopod Holidays will go above and beyond to arrange and accommodate your needs, such as marquees, bbq’s, team sports – whatever you have in mind – just ask!

For those wishing to explore the area by bike, Ecopod Holidays also have bikes available to hire.

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The location of Ecopod Holidays is perfect! 

Alton Tower Resort is just 2 miles away, so this is a great place to stay if you are looking to visit the theme park and want to make a short break of it, close to the Peak District National Park. The market town of Ashbourne, with a great selection of independent shops, is just 7 miles away, as is picturesque Dovedale. For those wishing to cycle, the Tissington Trail is only 8 miles alway. In fact, in less than half an hour, you can be in so many stunning Peak District favourite destinations such as the Manifold Valley, Hope and Tissington, with many more just a little further.

For those wanting to park the car up and enjoy the wonderful area in which Ecopod Holidays is set, then you will be spoilt for choice with many footpaths from the door, including five walks, ranging from 1.5 – 3 miles, that all lead to great pubs, some of which serve food.

So, whether you’re the thrill seeker, the hiker, or the relaxing camper, Ecopod Holidays is definitely for you! 

Be sure to check out the drone footage on their website here – it says it all really! Relaxation, tranquillity and good times!

Contact Ecopod Holidays

For more information, or to check availability and book, please contact Ecopod Holidays who will be delighted to welcome you.