The Deer Orchard SUP Retreat
Fancy a few nights hiding out amongst the apple blossom, on the banks of the River Avon, in a luxury shepherds hut with your own SUP instructor to show you the ropes and guide you down the river on a SUP safari?
We've teamed up with the Abbie and Ian at Deer Orchard Retreats to co-host a very special adventure that blends the ultimate secret getaway, close to nature with a guided paddleboard tour of a beautiful, quiet and secluded stretch of the River Avon.
A little more about the Scrumpy Hut...
Scrumpy Hut takes glamping to new levels. Set in beautiful and tranquil grounds you can relax and enjoy a romantic and peaceful break in comfortable and luxurious en-suite accommodation decorated to the highest standards.
Sit and relax amongst the trees, listen to the sounds of nature and occasionally at various times of the day you may see a herd of fallow deer or roe deer amble through the paddock or wander closer to you through the orchard to eat the fruit. A truly magical experience.
The main property was originally a former cider mill, and the orchard still produces the apples for our very own Deer Orchard Cider.
Scrumpy Hut is nestled in an orchard, situated in a quaint, quiet village on the edge of the Cotswolds in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The grounds of the property go down to the meandering River Avon. On the other side of the river is a wildfowl nature reserve and the property has far-reaching views across to the Malvern Hills and beyond, where the most amazing sunsets can often be observed.
For your comfort, every aspect of your stay has been carefully considered from the en-suite bathroom to the King size bed with an award-winning ‘Emma’ mattress for a quality night’s sleep. Scrumpy Hut has a cosy log burner, and outside seating areas for dining al fresco amongst the trees, a barbecue or simply enjoying a relaxing drink around the fire pit.
Explore the river on a SUP safari...
Learn to stand-up paddleboard (SUP) and enjoy a SUP safari adventure on the beautiful River Avon with Wittering SUP; an ASI accredited SUP school and a British Canoeing Delivery Partner.
We really are very lucky here; the River Avon is a slow, winding, dreamy escape of a river that meanders away from roads, towns and the noise of civilization into a quiet wilderness full of creatures large and small. We quite regularly see deers swimming in the river during the Summer and Red Kites are starting to shadow us as we paddle along too! This is way more than just your average 'learn to SUP' session, this is a complete experience giving you the skills to escape into nature safely on a paddleboard so you can explore these natural spaces from the unique perspective of walking on water!
This is an exclusive experience for 2 guests and we are experiencing high demand. If you'd like to find out more just get in touch with us and we'll be in touch to answer your questions and curate your SUP retreat :)