Expansion for luxury glamping firm

A Northants luxury glamping venture has completed its next phase of expansion after opening a new onsite café.

After launching Country Bumpkin in Great Oxendon in June 2017, owners Jenny Lyon and Lara Collis opened the new café last month.

Jenny Lyon, co-owner of Country Bumpkin Yurts, said: “The café was always a part of the dream for Lara and I, as we both love great food and the social side of café culture. It really goes hand in hand with glamping, as spending quality time with family and friends is at the heart of both concepts. Opening the café was the next logical step for us and opens up a world of new possibilities and exciting ideas for the site.”

Enterprise Loans East Midlands (ELEM) provided a total of £45,000 funding through its ELEM and Start-Up Loans to help the team establish Country Bumpkin Yurts in 2017 and have continued to support with advice and guidance during its first 12 months in business.

Sukhveer Chirrimar, loan fund advisor at Enterprise Loans, said: “We’re delighted to see the success Lara and Jenny have made of Country Bumpkin Yurts. They are both incredibly passionate about the business and it’s no surprise to see the realisation of its expansion after just over 12 months in business.”