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Ever been glamping? It's a proper carry on

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An Englishman's home is his castle but thanks to a new form of luxury camping people in Shropshire could soon be swopping their turrets for tent pegs.An Englishman's home is his castle but thanks to a new form of luxury camping people in Shropshire could soon be swopping their turrets for tent pegs. The latest holiday craze Glamping  or glamorous camping as it is also known  is coming to the county and will see campers decking out their tents with chairs, tables, china plates and even stoves with chimney pipes. Luxury camping, popularised by the likes of model Kate Moss and actress Sienna Miller, will soon be launched at the county's Acton Scott estate, near Church Stretton, adding a Victorian twist on the craze. The Acton family, whose farm featured in the TV series Victorian Farm, has teamed up with County House Hideout to go one step further with a luxury glamping experience with safari style tents scattered across the estate. Read more in the Shropshire Star

An Englishman's home is his castle but thanks to a new form of luxury camping people in Shropshire could soon be swopping their turrets for tent pegs.

The latest holiday craze Glamping or glamorous camping as it is also known is coming to the county and will see campers decking out their tents with chairs, tables, china plates and even stoves with chimney pipes.

Luxury camping, popularised by the likes of model Kate Moss and actress Sienna Miller, will soon be launched at the county's Acton Scott estate, near Church Stretton, adding a Victorian twist on the craze.

The Acton family, whose farm featured in the TV series Victorian Farm, has teamed up with County House Hideout to go one step further with a luxury glamping experience with safari style tents scattered across the estate.

The interiors of the tents include wooden chairs and tables and stoves with chimney pipes.

Rupert Acton said: "We were approached by Country House Hideout with their latest glamping holiday concept earlier in the year and loved their idea of 'living like a Victorian explorer in lavish and mobile safari style tents', after all, Acton Scott provided the film location for BBC's TV's Victorian Farm. We'll look to bring the idea to Shropshire as soon as we are able."

The new Country House Hideout idea provides guests with the opportunity to live like a Victorian explorer in spacious, safari-inspired tents. They will include comfy beds, proper plumbing and an eco loo.

Each tent also comes equipped with binoculars, microscope and telescope to allow holidaymakers to explore. The tents would be located in private clearings and can sleep up to six people.

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Additional discovery tents can sleep two people.

As well as the setting for Victorian Farm, Acton Scott was also the backdrop for another BBC series Escape in Time presented by Ben Fogle due to be aired in the Summer.

A spokeswoman for County House Hideout said: "Country House Hideout's hosts at Acton Scott are Tom Acton's son Rupert and his wife, Louise. In helping to manage the estate in a sustainable fashion, Rupert saw the synergies of the new 'glamping' concept with Acton Scott and its existing tourism activities."

Attractions on the estate including the Historic Working Farm and School House café. Guided walks and cycle rides are available.

For details visit www. countryhousehideout.co.uk

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