'Tis the season... and a cool way to get married...
We are entering the season of the festival but you don't have to get married at Glastonbury (pictured above) to have a festival style wedding - a 'Wedstival'. We've chosen our favourite 'festival' venues from across the country and we can guarantee that Great Aunt Bertie will be relieved that she isn't having to use a chemical toilet....
South Farm on the Cambridgeshire / Hertfordshire borders is a delightful place. Set in 20 acres of landscaped grounds and beautiful gardens surrounded by a smallholding, the main house adjoins a courtyard of lovingly restored timber framed barns (pictured below), granaries and stables. Not only that, they have a number of enchanting Romany Caravans or camping in one of our paddocks. How lovely does that sound?
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A bit further north is the glorious Whetstone Gorse, set in the beautiful Leicestershire countryside, in the south of Leicester. A working farm, Whetstone Gorse offers a wide range of leisure and event facilities, including camping. Pictured below is their beautiful gardens.
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We've written about our third festival venue in a recent blog but we couldn't leave it out of this one because it is so perfect as a festival venue. Shilstone House is a romantic, newly restored Georgian country house in the heart of South Hams, Devon. Rolling hills, woodlands, lakes and wildflower meadows surround the Shilstone estate and the sun-filled walled garden, complete with tower and stone fountain, looks out over tiered pools and valleys, making it the perfect location for their mughal tent.
But not only that, they offer the most beautiful Yurts to hire which are fully furnished, with a wood burning stove and bedding....
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Lead picture by David Lavene for The Guardian