You can now enjoy a luxury breakaway at WWT Slimbridge
PUBLISHED: 09:26 21 October 2019
A unique opportunity to experience life as one of the UK’s most celebrated conservationists is now on offer at WWT Slimbridge, thanks to the anticipated launch of Scott House, Bewick’s Lodge
Bewick's Lodge is ideal for staycation-seekers looking for a haven hidden amongst nature, and indeed wildlife lovers wanting to be at one with the WWT Slimbridge's resident birds. The stylish three-bed apartment, which sleeps up to six and is set in the former home of WWT founding father Sir Peter Scott and provides unrestricted access to his personal observation tower overlooking The Rushy Lake, made famous by the BBC's Look, the first BBC Natural History programme.
The contemporary apartment features bespoke, luxury interiors finished with wallpaper and soft furnishings that have been created using Scott's own artwork, and guests can draw inspiration sleeping below his 'thinking panel', where he placed drawings, ideas and plans in progress over his bed for further pondering.
This exclusive experience is available on a self-catering basis with a minimum two-night stay and includes access to Slimbridge Wetland Centre during opening hours.
Overnight guests have the opportunity to add on an exclusive Wildlife Experience, with a bespoke itinerary tailored to each booking. The Experience includes an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Slimbridge with up-close wildlife experiences and a chance to explore the wetland centre out of hours. Following on from your wildlife experience our expert chef will welcome you back to the Bewick's Lodge and serve you a delicious four-course meal as you relax and enjoy your surroundings. In the morning, our experienced team will be there to help hone birdwatching skills along a dawn chorus walk to the see the stunning views from South Lake Discovery Hide.
Gary Haseley-Nejrup, General Manager at WWT Slimbridge, said: "This truly is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to enjoy all that Slimbridge has to offer whilst walking in the footsteps of Sir Peter Scott and soaking up the life of a celebrated pioneer.
"Never before have we offered such an immersive experience, in which you can view our amazing wildlife spectacle from Sir Peter's private viewing tower and garden, bed down in the lap of luxury and be awoken by the sounds of birdsong that is unique to Slimbridge."
Described by Sir David Attenborough as "the patron saint of conservation", Sir Peter Scott is hailed as having inspired his television career after presenting the BBC's first ever natural history programme live, in 1953, from the very house now open to the public.
This iconic home has been frequented by royals and famous faces over the years, and is where the multi-talented pioneer, artist, inventor, Olympic sportsman and Naval war hero found peace and inspiration to create timeless works of art and, of course, establish the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF).