Discover glamping with Lantern & Larks.

Enjoy the great outdoors with family and friends, explore fantastic surroundings and relax in all the comfort of home. Our luxury canvas retreats provide the ideal get-away for adventurous children, romantic breaks or family fun; kitted out to the highest quality and situated in idyllic corners of the British countryside.
  • Luxury tents with proper comfort
  • Gas powered shower and WC in each tent
  • Log burning stove and double gas hob
  • Beds made up on arrival plus towels
  • Fully equipped kitchen area
  • Use of your own firepit/bbq
  • Unlimited supply of logs
  • Sleeps up to 6 in comfortable beds

Read our customers' latest reviews on TripAdvisor

Great location and very safe for kids
5 / 5 stars Review score
Lantern & Larks - Exton Park, Oakham, Rutland
Excellent facilities - tent was the best equipped and cosiest (rugs on the floor!) that we’ve stayed in. Although cool boxes were the smallest - two small ones rather than a massive one in other...
Written by: PSH07
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Date published: 3 June 2024

Perfect Group Getaway
5 / 5 stars Review score
Lantern & Larks - Exton Park, Oakham, Rutland
We stayed for 4 nights as a group of 26 - ages ranging from 5 to adult. Our stay couldn't of been better. The tents were spaced enough apart to have privacy if needed but not too far that it was a...
Written by: Sarrals
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Date published: 1 August 2022

Beautiful and Serene
5 / 5 stars Review score
Lantern & Larks - Exton Park, Oakham, Rutland
We stayed for the week in September and the location was outstanding. The 'tents' are fantastically appointed and give you everything you need. Getting used to just candle light was a challenge to...
Written by: 907peteri
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Date published: 21 September 2021

Oakham, Rutland

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Exton Park has been rated 5 out of 5 based on 62 customer reviews on TripAdvisor

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'Glamping in Exton, Rutland Water - Holidays for the whole family'

The Exton Estate is a large rural estate located in the heart of picturesque Rutland, the smallest historic county in England. The Estate is within easy reach of Oakham, Stamford, Leicester, Peterborough and Nottingham.

Lantern & Larks has established a 'glam camping' campsite within the 500 hectares of Exton Park. This beautiful 18th-Century park, which is Grade II listed, contains a sheltered five-acre walled garden which gradually slopes down to an ornamental lake at the southern end, where ospreys have been known to catch their dinner! Exton Park Rutland really is the perfect glamping spot.

Exton Park, 20 minutes by car from Peterborough and less than 10 from the A1, is home to the Gainsborough family. The house and grounds are occasionally used for weddings, and regularly as a location for film and photo shoots. The parkland has existed since the 12th Century, and the gardens witnessed performances by Handel in the 18th Century. The old potting shed now forms the honesty shop where essential items and local produce can be purchased, making your luxury camping stay yet more authentic.

Exton Park has a wonderful Gothic folly, Fort Henry, in the grounds on the edge of a private lake, that can be rented from the estate for weddings and other events, and it is certainly well worth a detour to take in the view. Exton Park has extensive public access throughout the estate along 14 miles of footpaths and bridleways with wonderful scenic views. Being one of the best places to go glamping near Rutland Water.

A policy of responsible forestry, across many generations, is responsible for the rich habitat and diversity of flora and fauna that can be found throughout. Environmental considerations have been foremost in the planning and stewardship of the estate, creating and maintaining a diverse habitat and haven for all manner of wildlife.

Glamping in Rutland Water

Despite being landlocked, one of Rutland's most distinguishing features is the large body of water right at its centre. Rutland Water is one of the largest artificial lakes in Europe, making it a truly beautiful spot for some 'glam camping' or glamping. It is the Anglian Water's drinking water reservoir and an internationally famous nature reserve that provides a home for over 25,000 waterfowl. It lies less than three miles to the south of the Exton Estate and is ringed by 25 miles of cycle and footpaths.

There are many things to do in the area some of which include water sports, fishing, a golf club and of course the many walks around Rutland Water reservoir.

Glamping near Oakham

The traditional town of Oakham is one of the best places to visit in Rutland, and it’s less than a 10-minute drive from our Lantern & Larks Exton Park site.

If you’re thinking of camping near Oakham, don’t miss the chance to explore this pretty medieval town bursting with history and activity. The attractive high street is lined with independent shops and charming eateries, while the surrounding countryside is known for its excellent walking and cycle routes. Spend your days exploring the Rutland County Museum, where you’ll gain some fascinating insight into the local area. Or far a further step back in time, don’t miss Oakham castle, Britain’s finest example of Norman architecture. Last but not least, entertain the kids during your Oakham glamping break by popping into Rutland farm park and saying hello to the furry (and feathered) residents.

Should you fancy a night away from the firepit during your Oakham camping trip, you’ll find no shortage of pubs and restaurants within easy reach of your Lantern & Larks site. Some of our top recommendations include Admiral Hornblower, Wheatsheaf, The Larder and Orbis.

Group Bookings

Glamping is the perfect break to share with friends and family. Gather together around a roaring firepit, share stories as you toast marshmallows and play and explore in the wide-open spaces. It’s a fantastic way to relax and enjoy the company of your nearest and dearest.

If you’d like to share a glamping holiday with friends and family, why not book several tents across the site? We have six tents available, so groups of up to 36 can enjoy a break all together.

Check in and check out times

You can arrive on your check in day from 4pm and check out by 10am on your departure day.

Glamping Accessories and Optional Extras

Group gathering around the fire pit in the evening

Fire Pit/BBQ/Wood

Fire pits are now included with every booking. These can be used as a BBQ for outdoor cooking and unlimited wood is provided for the duration of your stay. For safety reasons fires may ONLY be lit in a fire pit (NO OPEN FIRES ELSEWHERE). Each tent also features a log burner inside that can be used for heating and cooking.

A highland terrier enjoying his glamping experience

Travel Cot/Dogs/High chairs

  • Travel Cot £15 per stay
  • Dogs £20 per dog per stay
  • High Chairs FREE

Your glamping tent

Each of our glamping tents accommodates up to six and has three bedrooms that each sleeps two people. There is one king size room, one twin room and one bunk bed room per tent. If necessary you could also fit a travel cot in any of the bedrooms (these can be hired on site if required).

Our glamping tent layout

What's included with our Rutland glamping tents?

Gas powered shower and WC in each tent Log burning stove and double gas hob Beds made up on arrival plus towels Luxury tents with proper comfort Fully equipped kitchen area Sleeps up to 6 in comfortable beds Tranquility and true sense of exclusivity The sound of silence like you've never heard

Did you know we have more than one UK glamping site, check out the links below to our other beautiful locations

  • Bleasdale, Lancashire
  • Sweffling, Suffolk
  • Kittisford Barton, Somerset
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