End of Year Review

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End of Year Review

As we bid farewell to 2017, it is time to review our performance over the last 12 months. There have been many ups and downs, great progress has been made by the Company and numerous guests have been served. For all our readers, here we will give an overview of how our year has been: -

Beginning of the Year
Our year started off early with our first guests arriving in March. Bedroam was hired for 18 wedding guests to visit Sledmere House. For those who don’t know, Sledmere House is East Yorkshire’s finest Country House offering a unique combination of art, history, architecture and glorious gardens. For over 200 years Sledmere House has captivated a lot of visitors and rightly so. Bedroam provided the wedding guests with a relaxed, private atmosphere making sure the experience was even more memorable and fun. Our journey to serving people continued in April where we welcomed our guests to the Bedroam Woodland for their glamping experience. Guests had hired the bus for a 21 st birthday celebration and what great merriments they had! Bedroam made sure guests had the time of their lives by helping them decorate the site and also arranging transport for them so that they could have a night out in York “The Jewel of Yorkshire”. All these memories made a flying start to our year.

During the Year
No feeling can be as good as serving the customers and spreading smiles all around. July marked the launch of our fantastic Facebook Glamping Giveaway. The competition literally became the talk of the town and received over 400 entries. Our lucky winner, Laura Cowling, enjoyed her stay in September and made use of the site in the best way possible by inviting her family and friends.

This year was also full of surprises as Bedroam also catered for a corporate stay welcoming Blue Logic Computers who are based in Leeds to our woodland glamping site. Everything was good except for the weather conditions. The summer season didn’t allow our guests to enjoy the lovely woodland location in its full glory. However, they still had a great time as they decided to party into the early hours.

Bedroam’s journey of providing convenient and top class services continued in the middle of the year when a group of people from London came to attend the Leeds Festival. Our guests wanted to arrange their own festival at the woodland site. We helped them with all the décor as well as arranging transport for them to and from Leeds Festival.

Our success continued to the later part of the year when our owner Ollie Kemp was given the opportunity to tour the famous Sunseeker Yacht factory in Poole. Ollie Kemp was smart enough to derive some great ideas to incorporate them into Bedroam.

Future Looks Bright
With a solid foundation laid by 2017, the future looks extremely bright for Bedroam. A lot of ideas have accumulated which will be incorporated into our business structure in the coming year.

The reviews we have been getting from our customers are very heart-warming and we aim to serve them in a more improved way in 2018. The messages of thanks we receive from our customers are our badge of pride that we love to wear with great honour. One review that we would like to share is:

“We stayed in Bedroam over Bank Holiday August weekend for my friend’s hen party. We hosted a private mini-festival with a musician on a Friday night and used it as our base before going to Leeds Festival on Saturday. The bus is amazing and Ollie was a brilliantly helpful, flexible and attentive host. Nothing was too much trouble, and he even helped us book transfers to and back from Leeds Festival. I honestly couldn’t recommend Bedroam any more highly. Such a unique and cool glamping experience.”

2017 also marked the success of our Facebook page where we crossed the milestone of over 2500 followers. With all the praise we have received last year we hope for an even better 2018. Our focus is now on improving our website by making it more interactive for the user. Moreover, we would also look to improve our woodland glamping site adding certain enhancements. Last but not the least, we will be looking for some new partnerships with companies who can make Bedroam a more comfortable and convenient experience for our customers.

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What To Pack For A Yorkshire Glamping Trip

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What To Pack For A Yorkshire Glamping Trip

There’s nothing like a little trip away and having a staycation is a brilliant way of getting some much-needed rest and relaxation… you don’t have to go far to enjoy a wonderful holiday so what about booking yourself a Yorkshire glamping trip ahead of next year? Here are a few packing essentials you must bring with you for a weekend in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside!

Appropriate clothing
Do not, under any circumstances, forget your wellies or walking boots, thick socks (several pairs) and a raincoat. Don’t forget that we do live in the UK and the heavens are prone to opening at a moment’s notice and you don’t want to get caught short in a downpour.

A good book
Glamping is all about escaping the hustle and bustle of real life so make sure you bring a good book with you to get some really meaningful alone time. Bliss!

Outdoor games
There’s lots of space to roam around in so do yourself a favour and bring something like a Frisbee or a football with you. If there are lots of you (our glamping coach sleeps 18, you know!) you could bring a cricket or rounders set along and really put yourselves through your paces.

Your swimsuit
Even if you’re going glamping in winter, bring your bathers because you can always arrange hot tub hire if you want to. You’ll easily while away a few hours in the tub with your pals and some champagne!

A torch
You might fancy a midnight stroll so make sure you bring a torch with you just in case you do want to venture out after dark.

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Win an amazing Luxury Prosecco Hamper

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Win an amazing Luxury Prosecco Hamper

Bedroam is happy to announce its latest, and as always, very impressive giveaway! We know that Christmas is coming at a very rapid pace, and thus we have a very special gift for you. We have acquired a Luxury Prosecco Hamper for Christmas and it could be yours if you are in luck!

How can you enter the competition?
The Bedroam Competition is only on Facebook. If you want to enter the contest and win the Prosecco Hamper then all you need to do is like our page, like our post, and then share the post with all of your friends. That’s it! We will choose a winner on the 8th December, so you have plenty of time to sign up for this great competition.

Your chance to win one of the most impressive Luxury Prosecco Hampers out there!

Why are we doing this?
We have had a really successful year; most popular has been the woodland glamping experiences we have offered to hen parties, groups celebrating birthdays, corporate away days and family get- togethers. York/Yorkshire offers a real variety of activities and adventures, and everyone has loved our private woodland setting for their glamping breaks.

We are running this giveaway to show our appreciation for choosing Bedroam for your glamping/group accommodation and for the great feedback and support you have given us! Bedroam has grown a lot in the past few years, and it’s all thanks to the great dedication of our team and the wonderful support offered by our clients and followers. So, we want to reward you, just in time for Christmas.

If you want to find out more about Bedroam and what we do (in case this is the first time you have heard about us) please don’t hesitate to visit www.bedroam.co.uk. We are providing a unique accommodation experience in a private woodland setting. We make sure that you get to have a distinct, one of a kind party and you can have fun without disturbing anyone. But the best part is that you can easily enjoy glamping experiences, a hen party or any event in a private outdoor location.

We hope you had an amazing time with us and we want to see you come back. Don’t hesitate and enter this competition right away, you can win an amazing Luxury Prosecco Hamper for the Christmas holidays! Good luck!

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Unusual Hen and Stag Parties

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Unusual Hen and Stag Parties

We’ve been getting connected with party planners, Freedom, they’ve been sending parties to York since 1996 and are industry leaders in the world of hen and stag parties.

We were interested to hear from MD Mike Wood about what was unusual, new and available for York stag weekends and hen parties in York.

He told us firstly that the demand for unusual accommodation was on the increase, Freedom’s sales team had noticed more and more customers asking for accommodation away from the norm. Well that’s all music to our BEDROAM ears.

Freedom pride themselves in offering a vast array of variety in terms of unusual hen activities and alternative stag party activities. Mike has noticed over the years that traditions are there to be broken, whilst pampering for the ladies and paintball for the gents will always remain popular, there are new kids on the block offering something a bit different. It could be unusual, unconventional, unexpected or taking a walk on the crazy side.

Stunt Driving – yes, really, you get behind the wheel and have a go.
Megamix – why decide on 1 activity when you can have several.
TV Movie Tours – calling all lovers of Emmerdale.
Flash Mob Dance – you learn the dance and then surprise all the guests at the wedding reception.
Perfume Creation – well the celebs are all at it, why not you?

Thinking about tomorrow is on Freedom’s agenda and so always on the lookout for what’s new and going to be a hit. In York they’ve just added Afternoon Tease, a treat for the ladies in that a semi naked butler serves your afternoon tea, so delights all round. It would seem alcohol accompanies most hen and stag dos, so Gin Tasting and Bottomless Lunch (free flowing Prosecco) will do down a storm.

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Enhance your Bedroam experience!

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Enhance your Bedroam experience!

Waterside house have offered BEDROAM guests the opportunity to get involved at their exclusive clay pigeon shooting experience.

Jump out of BEDROAM and climb into the 'Gun Bus' for a short trip to Storwood where you will be greeted by your hosts in the impressive shoot lodge. Experts will be on hand to guide you, and prosecco is provided to help with your shooting accuracy! Forget the queues, relax, and enjoy total privacy, at your own pace.

After you have mastered the clays, you will be taken back to the shoot lodge, where your chef will serve the group a delicious three course meal.

This is the perfect local group activity for those staying aboard BEDROAM and wanting to enhance their rural retreat!

Download PDF for more info

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Small Business Sunday Event

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Small Business Sunday Event

Being an #sbs winner bagged us a free ticket to the #sbsevent2017, not only to collect our award personally by Theo himself but to listen to inspirational business stories from other like minded entrepreneurs.

It was a great opportunity to network and meet other #sbs winners. Throughout the day there were a number of interesting seminars to attend, we went to our domain name host '123-REG' which was excellent.

The question panel was hosted by some impressive names in business including Debra Meaden, John Mills (JML) and Theo Pathetis, who brought a huge wealth of knowledge and expertise to the SBS community. 

It was an honour to receive the award. BEDROAM is still learning the ropes with social media so was rather shocked to be selected and overwhelmed by the subsequent following and recognition. 

Thank you to all that follow us on social media, we appreciate your support and hope you continue to enjoy our service!

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A look back at 2016

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A look back at 2016

2016 has been another great year for BEDROAM, we have met some amazing people and visited some excellent venues.

Social media has helped boost business; we now have over 1600 Facebook followers. Our summer Facebook competition to win a two night stay at the lovely Allerthorpe Lakeland Park was a huge success. The park provided the perfect base for our winner Sarah Bashford’s young family to play safely and visit some of the many attractions the area has to offer. Thanks to the park owners Nicky and Steve for making it possible.

Twitter also proved a success when Theo Paphitis picked BEDROAM for its #SBS (Small Business Sunday) awards back in May; the award has given us great exposure and increased our Twitter following greatly.

It was also special to be featured on George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces: The best builds which was a spin off programme looking back at some of George Clarkes highlights of the Channel 4 series ‘Amazing Spaces’. It brought a surge of interest and enquiries our way from all over the world.

Our bookings this year have been fantastically varied. BEDROAM was hired for a corporate team socialising event from our friends from Chatter Communications which was enjoyed by all. We hosted our first mini festival during the summer for a birthday celebration. This was a big task but everyone got stuck in and we managed to create the perfect woodland setting complemented by first class VIP accommodation of course! One of the weddings we did this summer particularly stood out; Steve and Natalie found a great location and wanted an outdoor ‘festival feel’ celebration. BEDROAM fitted the bill perfectly and the weekend went really well. Slightly hesitant, we also had our first set of Hen and Stags who behaved themselves extremely well and treated BEDROAM with the upmost respect. We helped arrange daytime activities including clay pigeon shooting, paintballing and even a woodland craft lesson! The feedback from all parties was really positive and it was good to be a part of all of the celebrations.

We would like to thank some of the local businesses that our guests have used.

Firstly to Saunts, a local, well-established catering firm that teamed up with us to help promote our business and provide a unique bespoke package for guests looking to make their stay that little bit different. Not forgetting our local butchers cafe which has provided all of 2016's woodland guests with some of the best locally sourced English breakfasts, thanks to the team down at Pig in the Willow cafe.

A lot of our woodland guests have found BEDROAM through Airbnb, so this year we have added some more great partners to our list. We now feature on the exiting new platform Host Unusual as well as another excellent company called Group Stays. With these new partners and some exciting new announcements to come, 2017 is looking really bright!

We would like to say a huge thanks to all our guests and everyone who has helped throughout the year. We look forward to an even more successful year in 2017!

Happy New Year from everyone at the BEDROAM team!

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Woodland Glamping Weekend

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Woodland Glamping Weekend

Last weekend (7-8 May) we welcomed 14 guests from London to our Woodland Glamping Venue which is conveniently situated near the historical city of York.
 
Our guests had a fun-packed 2 days; starting with a day spent exploring the many attractions York has to offer, followed by an evening of Birthday celebrations back at base. The woodland opening provided the perfect space to engage in both Cricket and Rounders'  before our guests enjoyed a BBQ and Champagne around the camp fire.  
 
The following morning was spent relaxing before our guests walked to a nearby village pub for Sunday Roast.   
 
This was the first time the Woodland Glamping Venue had been used with our guests returning to London in the evening.

Book your own Glamping Weekend online via Airbnb

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The road ahead

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The road ahead

2015 was a great success for BEDROAM so I’d like to thank all of our customers for their business and look forward to working with you in 2016.

As the business grows and our service gets recognised lots of new and exciting opportunities arise.

We have been introduced to interesting new events in a broad range of services from film and TV to Sport and Motor racing.

We have gained some Famous followers on social media with our old friend George Clarke and attracted the interest of the TT legend Connor Cummings.

The local news Look North also helped out earlier in the year by running a story about the creation and motivation behind BEDROAM.

Some of the highlights of this year have involved getting access to the running and set up of the biggest outdoor obstacle race in the country while supporting the ever expanding Rat Race Company.

Receiving great feedback and encouragement from guests has made going into 2016 an exciting prospect.

Some New Year’s Resolutions will include more experience days, wedding fares and events where potential clients can come explore, touch and feel what BEDROAM has to offer.

There are some new partnerships evolving in 2016 so keep up to date with what’s new by following us on our facebook or twitter pages.

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Yorkshire Bridal Fair

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Yorkshire Bridal Fair

BEDROAM® will be parked and exhibiting at The Yorkshire Bridal Fair on the 18th October 2015. Why not call in and see us at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate.

For more info take a look at the event website

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