The Kelo House is a new building which was introduced at Hoddom Castle in 2012. This has been specifically built for Hoddom. The main building is a traditional Finnish Kota, finished inside with a handmade bed from Lapland.
The bed is made from very special wood from the Kelo tree. These trees are from the edge of the arctic circle where they grow for up to 200 years before they die. Once they die they don't fall down, the bark falls off and the tree continues to season while still standing. These are called 'snags'. They are then harvested after about 20 years of seasoning. These trees are controlled by the Finnish Government.
We decided that a bed made from this timber would be something a bit special and totally unique. Not only have we made a 6'6" king size bed, we have also built a double bunk bed for two children. Now this really is glamping in style.
The whole building has 50mm of king span insulation, including the roof and floor. The windows are double glazed and a heating system is also supplied, to keep you warm, whatever the weather throws at you.
The children will love sleeping up in the bunk and a space is provided below the bunk with a sofa bean bag creating another sleeping space if need be.
A double electric socket will be in each lodge for charging of accessories.
All you need to bring is sleeping bags and pillows or either a double sheet and your own duvet if you want to feel more at home. You will also need your usual cooking equipment such as pots, pans, cutlery and mugs unless you are going to have breakfast, lunch and dinner in the restaurant and bar.
The lodges are situated on the end of the camping field. It is about 60 yards to the shower and toilet block.
From £50 per lodge per night to £60 per lodge per night during Bank Holidays. Minimum 2 night stay over weekends and 3 night bookings for Bank Holidays.
Cooking facilities are provided in the barbecue house, which is already in use with 4 gas hobs, microwave, kettles and toasters available for use.
PLEASE NOTE: Bedding and cookware is NOT provided.