Plan for horse-friendly glamping site in St Nicholas-at-Wade

Land off Down Barton Road in St Nicholas could be turned into a glamping site. Picture: AGI Architecture/Louise Baldwin.

A plan has been drawn up to open an equestrian glamping site in St Nicholas-at-Wade.

The proposal has been submitted to Thanet council by Louise Baldwin, who wants to change some land off Down Barton Road into a glamping site, with four mobile timber cabins, a grass leisure area and a grazing spot for horses.

In planning documents, she says the aim is to provide an eco-friendly facility, which also offers the opportunity for guests to bring their horses on holiday with them.

“The five-acre site has permission for equestrian use and includes two purpose-built stables, both nearing completion,” she said in the planning statement.

“Facilities are therefore already available for visiting horses, there is also good access to local bridle paths.”

She says glamping is a fast-growing phenomenon and part of the growing demand for short breaks in England.

“It is proposed to provide simple and attractive accommodation that is better than that provided by camping to service this growing need in the market, bringing more tourism to the area and servicing other local business such as restaurants, supermarkets, tourist spots etc,” she said.

The application for change of use for the land at Huckleberry Farm has been submitted to the council for consideration.

To see the plan click here.