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Open Air Business February 2018

The UK's outdoor hospitality business magazine for function venues, glamping, festivals and outdoor events

PRODUCT Four Huts, One

PRODUCT Four Huts, One Unit LOCATED ON THE Isle of Wight are four traditional selfbuild shepherd huts that have been designed to create a unique glamping experience. Into the Woods Glamping is owned by Fiona and Will Headington and they have created a holiday let unit called ‘Shepherd’s Hideaway’ using four huts from Blackdown Shepherd Huts. Instead of the usual single hut, each unit is a different room set around a private decked area. Constructed by Will on site using Blackdown Shepherd Huts’ self-build hut option, one hut is a 16ft master bedroom with double bed and en-suite, another features four bunk beds with en-suite, and the other two huts are conjoined to create a larger living room/kitchen/diner with full facilities. All of the huts are heated, and hot tub hire is available for added luxury. www. blackdownshepherdhuts.co.uk GIVE AWAY Win a Microfibre Drying Robe from Giso Microfibre – RRP £40. Email info@ openairbusiness.com by 1 March to be in the draw. See www.gisomicrofibre. com for more. Boldscan in Demand for Expanding Glampsites FOLLOWING ITS LAUNCH at the Glamping Show in the autumn, Boldscan’s first Etosha Lodge from the Albion Canvas range will soon be installed at Middle Stone Farm near Taunton, Somerset. Owners Catherine and Patrick Heard already have three Tsavo safari-style tents from the range and are expanding with the Etosha, in a traditional sand coloured canvas with green flysheets, and a further two 6m wide Tsavos. The Etosha has been designed to give a truly flexible space, allowing easy disabled access, en-suite bathrooms and four or more bedrooms, sleeping eight to 10. Varying the bedroom layouts can increase this to 12. The covered front The National Trust Specifies Candled's LED Candles CANDLED’S REAL WAX LED flameless candles were launched in 2016 and are now a feature of National Trust properties, including Arlington Court and Saltram House, where 70 candles have been installed. The company is now working with Snowshill Manor in the Cotswolds, converting chandeliers to take the LED candles and work off mains electricity. The candles were also used at last year’s Leeds Castle Flower Festival, with the Academy of Floral Art showcasing floral arrangements to 20,000 visitors. The Candled team is delighted with deck can be used for alfresco dining, and additional side decks for a hot tub or second bathroom. The extra wide Tsavos offer enough space to manoeuvre powered wheelchairs and for hoist equipment. The internal canvas partition doors have also been widened to 900mm and can be made wider if required. Luxury coastal glampsite Glamping the Wight Way on the Isle of Wight is also increasing its capacity with the addition of two huge 12m Grand Tsavos, complete with the latest add-ons including bifold doors. www.albioncanvas.co.uk feedback, including this from the creative director of Powderham Castle, AJ Courtenay (Countess of Devon): “The sadness of not being able to allow candles following a couple of small fires is gone now and the room is back to having the look, and more importantly the candle lit feel, for which it was originally designed.” www.candled.co.uk 6 WWW.OPENAIRBUSINESS.COM

Losberger De Boer UK – a Leading Provider of Event Structures LOSBERGER AND DE Boer Structures announced acquisition last year, creating one of the foremost global providers in temporary space solutions. In the UK the Losberger De Boer brand creates an extensive product portfolio of temporary structures and event solutions. “In recent years we have strengthened our partnerships with key clients, developed new innovative structures and have shown our capabilities to manage complex projects and logistics,” says Arnout de Hair, past CEO of Losberger, now CEO of Losberger De Boer. “I am convinced that this transaction is in the best interest of our customers, our employees and our shareholders.” De Hair succeeds Berndt Zoepffel, who will be stepping down and joining the supervisory board of directors this month. 01280 846500 / sales.uk@deboer. com / www.losbergerdeboer.com THE ALBION CANVAS STRUCTURE RANGE WWW.OPENAIRBUSINESS.COM 7