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Monday, 15 June 2020

Summer Display 2020

Lockdown has been relaxed enough to enable people to travel and more importantly shops to re-open. 
Since we opened our shop on Valentine's days, we've been open a grand total of three weeks and closed for nine. However, we've been busy building and planning our re-opening whilst integrating the latest health guidance in-store, are ready to receive customers to our showroom and fantastic outdoor display.

We have three amazing Safari Tents on display with a fantastic range of our luxury 100% cotton canvas camping tents from Karsten, Dewaard, and ESVO. Our indoor display consists of additional dressed tents together with our lovely Human-Comfort range of camping furniture and lighting. 

Our display is open from 17th June. At busy times (weekends) you may wish to book an appointment, please just email us on info@campingtravelstore.co.uk or give us a call on 01763 273662.

...and the sunflowers are growing nicely!

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Home grown

Everyone loves a sunflower and we've been lucky enough to see fields upon fields of them as we have traveled through France on our annual camping trips.

We're also very lucky to have parents who are keen gardeners and for the past couple of months have been nurturing from seed, some sixty-eight sunflowers to add a bit of colour and break-up the outdoor display area. 

So today on one of the warmest days of the year we decided to work outdoors and plant them. Fingers crossed that they all take and enjoy their new home. 

Monday, 6 April 2020

Safari Tent - Feel secure with our wooden door

We've recently completed the installation of two Outstanding AN3 Compact Safari Tents in the Lake District, however, our clients decided that our wooden front door option would add great value to the look of the tents.

Building a simple frame and using matching uprights to those of the structure, we secured a fitted wooden door to the entrance giving the sense of luxury and that home from home feeling. The canvas door is simply rolled up and secured on the internal side, but the appearance gives these tents another dimension, not to mention the great feeling of being able to lock the door as you leave!

What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

For  further information, Email: info@campingtravelstore.co.uk

Thursday, 19 March 2020

YouTube Channel

From camping tents to safari tents and even emergency tents, our YouTube channel has lots of videos on pitching techniques, site reviews and more...

Why not have a look and subscribe! Follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/user/KarstenTentsUK

For any more information
Email: info@campingtravelstore.co.uk or call 01763 273662

Friday, 13 March 2020

Horsley Hale Farm - Wedding venue

Our latest install of the Outstanding AN4 Cottage safari tents will see the guests of the Horsley Hale wedding venue near Ely celebrate and stay in style. With our stylish Paris Chic interior, lovely deck and outdoor benches, it a perfect match of comfort and outdoor living. 

The AN4 Cottage will be on display at our showroom just south of Cambridge from April 2020, together with the AN3 Compact and XS models. 

For further information, please contact James & Suzie

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Deflating and packing away a Karsten 380 Air Tent

As we now have space and a little more time in our showroom and display area, we thought we would show you a real-time video of the deflating and packing up a Karsten 380 Air Tent. 

You will see and hear that once the valves are taken out the air begins to rush out. As the tent is about to fall to the ground, I like to hold it a little longer and pull is forward to help the air captured inside the tent (not the tubes) escape via the open front door. 

There is a certain technique to the 'flapping' in order to get the tubes to lie flat so they are not on top of each other, but once you've done it - the tent almost certainly fits back in the bag. 

It only remains to make 3 folds, remove any trapped air in the tubes (I walk over the tent, some people roll over theirs), and rolling from back to front, any remaining air is released. 

You will notice that we put the valve end into the bag so that it lays at the bottom of the bag. This makes sure that we have a nice piece of groundsheet for the zip to run over whilst zipping the bag shut, rather than have to fight with the end of the tent.

Anyway - we hope it helps!

A little more information:
This is the largest model in the Karsten Air Range and sleeps 6 people in 3 bedrooms across the back of the tent that are divided by zipped in cotton curtains. There are various optional awnings that can be zipped onto the front depending on whether you want an enclosed space for wetter weather or open for hot weather and shade.
The base tent weighs 40kg. For more information, please visit www.campingtravelstore.co.uk

Monday, 24 February 2020

Town Farm Campsite - Karsten All Season Tents

One of our favorite sites, Town Farm Camping in Ivinghoe has rentable Karsten 350 tents for you to hire for your stay. 

Located at the base of the Ivinghoe beacon, this site is fabulous for families with good facilities and a lovely play area; not to mention it's proximity to Whipsnade Zoo and lovely walks to the local village and pubs!

The nearest train line is a few miles away in Tring, so the City of London is easily accessible.

The views from the site are spectacular so if you want to try a Karsten tent before you buy, why not book a stay with them.

For more information on our Karsten Air Tent Range please visit www.campingtravelstore.co.uk

Friday, 14 February 2020

New Tent Showroom & Camping Shop

We've done it!!! We've taken the plunge and moved into our own new premises just south of Cambridge. We are located at Phillimore Garden Centre in Melbourn, where we used to do our displays and have taken over the Cross Camping and Leisure shop and display area. 

We have a selection of tents up inside for you to view all year, plus a rotating selection of tents outdoors; we are also displaying a selection of our emergency tents and Safari Tents. Our fully stocked shop offers lots of camping accessories for an enjoyable stay on any campsite!

We look forward to welcoming you to our new showroom in the near future.

Showroom address
Phillimore Garden Centre | Cambridge Road | Melbourn
Hertfordshire | SG8 6EY

01763 273662