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A small and friendly place, pretty laid back and designed with you, our guests in mind

Set in a small natural meadow, alongside farmland and behind our plant centre, Sunrise Eco Glamping encompasses all the things we love – nature, the environment, peace, quiet, kindness and comfort. With just a handful of pitches, you can be sure of a relaxing stay, away from the crowds, and alongside our small herd of alpacas who will keep a watchful eye! Our nearest town, Gainsborough, is 3 miles away, Retford, 7 miles away, and Lincoln or Doncaster 16 miles away. We are proud members of The Greener Camping Club.

Set in a small hamlet, Sunrise Eco Glamping is within easy reach pf some big attractions


Saundby is a small hamlet near to Beckingham and is within easy reach of some major central England cities.

We are approximately an hours drive from Leeds, Sheffield, Nottingham, Hull, Lincoln, Derby and once here you have access to some great local attractions including Sherwood Forest, The Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Sherwood Pines, the great cities of Lincoln, Sheffield or Doncaster as well as some great walks along the River Trent or Chesterfield Canal.

We are blessed to have numerous local smaller attractions in the area, details of which are included in our digital guest book. The centrality of Saundby, the great road networks, the amazing local towns of Gainsborough and Retford, the numerous attractions within a short drive, all go to make Sunrise Eco Glamping a must stay place.

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We have an on-site coffee shop, The Jackfruit, serving a great range of plant based homemade cakes, croissants, teas and coffee. We have a ‘proper’ coffee machine and only use the finest coffee beans that are ground fresh every day.

Approximately 1 mile away is a large independent garden centre with a restaurant serving a range of hot and cold foods. The Blue Bell at Gringley-on-the Hill (5 min drive) serves great pub fayre and a good selection of ales and ciders. The Blue Bell hosts regular music and quiz nights too so we’d definitely suggest you pay them a visit during your stay. Slightly further afield, but still only a 10 min drive, is The Hop Pole, set along the Chesterfield canal and in Retford town there are a whole host of restaurants including No.5, The Herbalist, Spencers on the Square and The Brew Shed. Gainsborough, being the smaller of the two towns, has The Forge, an amazing retro style restaurant and bar, Prezzo as well as a whole host of smaller pubs and takeaways.

Bawtry is around 20 mins drive away and has a great selection of eateries including The China Rose, The Dower House, Zinis to name but a few.

The Woodshack, Refill Store, Green Grocers & Coffee Shop


At the heart of our PLANT BARN, you’ll also find our REFILL ZERO WASTE STORE and GREENGROCERY, our COFFEE SHOP and brand new for 2021, The WOODSHACK where we have extra coffee shop seating and a giant screen showing an array of films and programmes.

Mental health well being is at the heart of all we do, and the chance to sit and relax among friends enjoying some relaxing music, a documentary or old footage of Glastonbury, can work wonders, just living in the moment.

Sunrise Eco Glamping are patrons of The Vegan Society and The World Wildlife Fund
Sunrise Eco Glamping actively support living a plant based life style and are patrons of The Vegan Society and The World Wildlife Fund. Eliminating negative energy and stress for all is our goal.


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Sunrise Eco Glamping is ideal for couples, friends and families

We’re a small and friendly place, pretty laid back to be fair, and designed with you, our guests in mind

We are blessed to have very little light pollution here, being far enough away from built up areas, yet at the same time, being within easy reach of the local towns. If wild parties, loud music and drinking till the wee small hours is your thing, this won’t be the place for you!

We respect our neighbours and community, our environment and nature too much to pollute the area with noise and disturbance. If you want a unique chilled break, in a super cool tent, back to basics living (but with that nod to casual luxury) then this is the place for you. With the emphasis on providing great value for money and comfort, it’s the kind of place, we like to stay in! If you love animals, love nature and being outdoors, you’ll like it here.

We’re Unique

Sunrise Eco Glamping is unique in that it is situated behind our thriving plant centre, Sunrise Plants, sited in an old agricultural barn. Complete with a coffee shop, greengrocery, zero waste store, and The WoodShack, we offer a little bit of everything, but mostly quality quiet accommodation with casual luxury at the heart of what we do.

Continental Breakfast and breakfast hampers, as well as a selection of additional fresh fruit, vegetables, bread, grains, cereals and pulses, are available to purchase from our coffee shop and on-site greengrocery and zero waste refill store. Towels and Robes are also available to hire as extras

Plant Based Living

We actively support living plant based and are patroens of The Vegan Society and The World Wildlife Fund. Living plant based is the best way to reverse climate change and if swaps are made once, for one drink, for one meal, or for a life time, the net effect and benefit to our planet is seismic.

In our small way, we want to be a part of that change, to be that change and hope you enjoy being with us on that journey.


We have a small herd of alpacas that neighbour and graze in our paddock alongside our glamping area. Alpacas are truly the most amazing of animals, quiet, cute, inquisitive but mostly calming and peace givers – they will no doubt pop their noses over the fence to check you’re ok!

There’s more information on our alpaca experiences, be sure to look in the extras section (specific dates and times apply to ensure the welfare of the alpacas is maintained).

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Greener Camping

We are proud members of The Greener Camping Club, an organisation dedicated to promoting and supporting high quality, low environmental cost glamping and camping and are one of only a few sites in England. Greener Camping operates a ‘Trees for Life’ scheme, whereby a tree is planted for every member enrolment. To date, over 20, 000 trees have been planted, with almost 6,000 being planted in 2020.

Greener Camping insist on a strict quota of loos/showers to pitches for all their campsites – another reason we wanted to work with them as their ethics match our own.