Welcome to BrackenXcapes your luxury accommodation provider
Kingston Black and Queen Bee Glamping Pods.
Welcome to BrackenXcapes, we hope you enjoy your stay with us. Here are just a few notes to ensure your experience is stress free and enjoyable.
In an emergency
Please come over to the house and knock on our door or call us on 07901209759 if you need urgent help with anything!
Cars should be parked just through the gates in the fences area as no vehicles are permitted onto the field.
Details provided within the pod
The pods are fully insulated so should be nice and cosy even in cooler months. However if you do get cold there is an electric panel heater in the lounge area. Please do not leave this on while you are out and do not cover it with anything.
There is a small kitchen bin in each pod with spare bin bags in the cupboard. If your bins require emptying there is a box for general waste and another for recycling just to the back in between the pods. Please ensure recycling waste is clean and dry.
Please dispose of glass bottles in the recycling box also.
Please empty bins before you depart.
As we live in a farming area you may notice some farm traffic passing up and down the road, we hope this won’t disturb you too much. The passing trains will also sound their horns as they pass the crossing but this stops overnight.
We politely request that outdoor noise is kept to a minimum after 10pm please.
All instructions can be found in the kitchen cupboard, however if you have any problems please contact us and we will come over to help.
There is a key safe box outside where you can leave your key when you check out and to use during your stay when you go out; please do not take the key off the property.
The key code will have been sent with your booking e mail.
The BBQ should be stood on the grass only do not light this whilst it is stood on the decking.
Please feel free to walk/jog/picnic in the field, the last of the evening sun can be caught over the far end so grab a glass and head over!
If walking dogs on the field please take care along the side of the train line, there is fencing all the way along but small determined dogs may be able to find a way through.
There may be glassware and crockery in low kitchen cupboards, please supervise small children in the kitchen.
Please familiarise yourself with the location of the fire blanket and extinguisher and note that the pods are strictly non smoking and no naked flames are permitted inside.
There is a relatively inaccessible stream on the left of the field and the railway runs down the right. These should not be accessed and children and pets should be supervised at all times around those areas.
The fire pit is available for your use but please do not leave unattended.
There are some bee hives down in the bottom corner of the field which should not be disturbed.
The pods are connected to a waste water tank, please do not flush any wipes, nappies, sanitary items etc down the toilet as any blockages caused will result in a charge.
The shower is electric so should provide instant hot water and the sinks are connected to a small hot water tank. If the hot water runs out this should refill and re heat in a short time. There is no need to adjust the tank which is underneath the kitchen unit.
There is no smoking, vaping or use of candles permitted inside the property.
Please ensure the door is locked and the key placed in the key box.
Bins should be emptied into the relevant bins in the outside boxes.
Please ensure you take all your belongings but double check you haven’t packed any of ours by mistake!
Check out is 10am. Late checkout may be arranged in advance with an additional charge.
Nigel and Laura
Things to do
Things to do when staying at our glamping site…..
There are lots of things to keep you entertained in Newark, here are a selection of local attractions.
There are various car parks available with Asda and Morrisons giving free parking for up to two hours as well as paid parking sites in town.
The markets run on Wednesdays and Saturdays in the market square and there are lots of cafes and independent shops to browse round too.
The National Civil War Centre invites you to explore one of the most fascinating times in UK history, sweeping you into a remarkable story of superstitions, serious sibling rivalry and seismic change which has affected the country we live in today. See the realities of 17th century life through the eyes of people who lived it in our stunning galleries and bring the whole family to enjoy a fantastic range of interactives including our much-loved dressing up cupboard!
There is lots going on at the theatre including some outdoor shows at the castle during summer.
Newark Castle has weathered many historic storms. After the British Civil War, it was deliberately vandalised and as it stands now, partially destroyed, it acts as a reminder of Newark's turbulent history. It was also the scene of the death of King John in 1216. Find out more about King John.
This listed 12th century monument is set in beautifully maintained Green Flag winning gardens, with the River Trent flowing beside them. Designed by eminent Victorian landscape architect, H.E. Milner, the Grade II listed gardens were officially opened on 24th May 1889, the day of Queen Victoria’s 70th birthday.
Sail down the Trent in style, taking in the historic views and beautiful wildlife at leisure…
Newark Castle Line, a family-run business, has been providing boat trips and parties on-board its stylish Edwardian river cruiser, the M.V. Sonning, since 1982. Passengers can enjoy a relaxing 100-minute round boat trip, taking in the historic sights and stunning wildlife along the banks of the River Trent
Table top escape room in a box and town trail
Where to eat
There are lots of pubs and restaurants nearby with some being walkable. Here is a selection of our favourites:
Ashiana offers traditional Indian cuisine in stylish and sophisticated surroundings. Really lovely food and atmosphere. They also do take away but you would need to collect.
You can walk along the path just before you cross the bridge over the A1.
www.ashiana.net for menu and booking.
Milestone Brewery is one junction up the A1 at Cromwell. You can purchase their own brewed ales to take away or enjoy on site. They also have regular food vans with a variety of choices from Fish and chips, burgers to Korean and street food.
The best place to check what is on is on their Facebook page.
You can easily walk up the path along the side of the A1, however for a quieter and prettier route you can walk along the river towards Cromwell Lock then head over the bridge into the village. This route is a little further.
Caffrello is a family-run restaurant serving great value, healthy Vietnamese street food that is cooked fresh daily. Based in town just opposite Asda, they offer takeaway but again you would need to collect.
Muskham Ferry and The Rose and Crown at Bathley are both traditional village pubs serving food. They sometimes have special food offers on and again you can check on Facebook.
The Beck at Caunton is a little further but is known locally for their great food.
Newark town has lots of great cafes and we particularly recommend a visit to our board game café – LetsXcape Together where you can play a selection of the 400+ games while enjoying a coffee, cake or lunch.
The café is also open on a Thursday and Friday evening and with a choice of beers from Milestone brewery and wine from local merchant Ann et Vin you can enjoy an evening doing something a little different together.
Check the Facebook page for opening times and special events.
Groceries and essentials
You can walk up the path by the side of the A1 on the opposite side for about 100m up to the service station. There is a Burger king, Greggs and small shop where you can find snacks and essentials.
The Muskham Pantry is a local farm shop and butchers where you can also pick up bread, milk and lots of lovely cakes. Located on Great North Road in South Muskham.
Subject to availability we usually have some fresh eggs from our chickens available to purchase, just give us a call!
Newark Town has a variety of larger supermarkets and other stores.
We love dogs and want yours to have a lovely holiday too. Please feel free to use the field to walk/play and explore but please clear up any poo!
If you need additional poo bags please ask.
We prefer animals not to be left alone in the property, however if this is essential please discuss this with us.
We request that dogs are not allowed on the beds.
An additional cleaning fee of £10 per dog per stay is requested and can be left in the property upon check out if not already paid with the booking.