Cafes and Coffee Shops

Glamping business opens first cafe

A Northamptonshire glamping company has completed its next phase of expansion as it opens the doors to a new onsite café.

After launching the business, named Country Bumpkin in Great Oxendon in June 2017, childhood friends and owners Jenny Lyon and Lara Collis opened the new cafe last month to complement the site’s award-winning farm shop and three rustic yurts, which sleep between two and six people.

Jenny Lyon, co-owner of Country Bumpkin Yurts, said: “The café was always a part of the dream for Lara and I, as we both love great food and the social side of café culture. It really goes hand in hand with glamping, as spending quality time with family and friends is at the heart of both concepts.

“Opening the café was the next logical step for us and opens up a world of new possibilities and exciting ideas for the site.”

Lyon added: “We’ve certainly learnt a lot in our first 12 months in business. It’s been a challenge at times, but we have both loved owning our own business. The team at ELEM have been really good to us – they have been a constant support whenever we have needed a little guidance and offered business advice which has helped us take our venture to the next level.”

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