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Glamping staycations on the cards as Maglia Rosso cycle centre and café, in Hawstead, welcomes delivery of new holiday pods

Glamping has arrived in Hawstead, with the delivery of six plush holiday pods at Maglia Rosso cycle centre and café.

The top-specification glamping cabins arrived on site on Tuesday following months of planning and groundworks by Barry and Matt Denny, who established the cycle centre at the former Metcalfe Arms pub five years ago.

The holiday cabins travelled to their new home – a meadow next to Maglia Rosso – from Scotland.

The site should be ready for its first guests from mid-summer and will be open all year round under the Wigwam Holidays franchise, which operates more than 60 sites around the country.

The cabins each have toilet and shower facilities, a mini-kitchen and can sleep up to four or five people.

The target market for the venture is couples and families wanting to spend a few days in the Suffolk countryside.

Barry said: "We have done a lot of work on site already, preparing for this, and we hope it is going to a real boost to our business.

"Suffolk is being discovered by tourists and we think we have the perfect location to spend a weekend glamping in the country."

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