In January 2018 Crown & Canopy were approached by The National Trust to create a glamping manual to inform their farm and estate managers of how to go about setting up glamping retreats across the UK. This document would introduce them to the world of glamping and guide them through setting up high end retreats from conception to completion.
Whilst compiling the document we realised a step by step guide would be valuable to many landowners across the UK thinking about setting up their own ventures. We soon decided to create a publicly available edition with added marketing and management sections based on our own industry experience of the last 8 years.
The first edition of The Essential Glamping Business Manual was published summer of 2018, this step by step guide takes the reader through the entire process and introduces all variables to consider from services and infrastructure to interior design, safety and day to day running. The business modelling section setting out average nightly rates, investment costs, ongoing maintenance costs and estimated yearly net profits from each style of retreat, based on various occupancy rates from bell tents to treehouses. This information can be used to create cash flow forecasts and projected returns for business plans, planning and grant applications.
In the second edition of the manual released in September 2019 we have researched over 700 UK glamping sites and created the latest average nightly rates and regional data for the industry. New sections include information on business rates and taxation, Community Infrastructure Levy, insurance, regulations and an industry overview from 2018.
The manual is sold as a printable digital eBook/document with two purchasing options to select from:
Option 1 – Non-updated edition eBook/document
Option 2 – Receive free on-going editions each time the manual is updated periodically with new market data and information. Sold as a printable digital eBook/document.
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