Since becoming Barn Owl Glade, we have worked really hard to improve the facilities on site to meet the needs of our guests. We hope the new facilities benefit both our new glamping guests in the Pods and our existing cottage guests. We welcome any feedback so if any of our guests have any suggestions as to how the facilities could be improved further please do let Nick know.
CLUBHOUSE & SHOP
The Clubhouse is where our communal wi-fi will be located. The connection is excellent and extends to the Games Room and Outdoor Terrace, an ideal spot for Mums and Dads to do a bit of browsing whilst supervising the little ones on the playground or in the Games Room. Our Clubhouse will include a small country shop with a server hatch. Initially the store will sell simple items and be open once a day usually between 4-6pm. Nick will man the shop which will also mean he is very easy to find at these times for guests who may have questions or enquiries. As the business grows the shop may sell more and we would love for our guests to feedback what items they would like to see sold.
To begin with the shop will sell the following items:
Firewood, kindling, firelighters.
Cold drinks, ice-creams and snacks (including marshmallow toasting kits).
Some cupboard items for the self-catering accommodation – salt and pepper, olive oil etc
Bird feed for any guests who would like to use our bird feed stations
Bbq coals and other bbq items
A Bbq menu order system, where guests will be able to put an order in for Bbq meat for the next day.
The Games room is a large airy space in the Clubhouse. Ideal for all kinds of fun and games, these include 'console corner' with a Super Nintendo entertainment system, dartboard, DVD library (to take back to your pod or cottage) and board games. There is also an Information corner with desktop computer for Googling local amenities etc aswell a healthy supply of leaflets, maps etc. Also comfortable tables and chairs for sitting and browsing the internet. Once guests have booked, they will be provided with the code.
A purpose built firepit with log seating surrounding. An ideal spot to sit after dinner and toast marshmallows or have a sing song. All items to start the fire can be bought at the shop but are not provided free.
All of our facilities are intended to be for the use of all our guests both cottage and pod. The only exception to that is the Firecircle. For reasons of privacy the circle is only for use of the Pod guests.
SWIMMING POOL AND PLAY AREA
Our heated Indoor Swimming Pool is located slightly away from the accommodation areas of the site. It is well signposted and there is a WC and changing room adjacent to the pool. The pool is open from April-October each year up to the end of the October half term. The pool is intended for communal use and guests are welcome to use it together or to take turns to use it separately. In some circumstances it may be possible to book the pool for totally private use. Please note this may not be possible in busy periods.
The play area is another new addition and we hope families and their children enjoy using it, as much as Paddington did!