Canvas Cafe @ Country Bumpkin Yurts

by Jen Lyon in Market Harborough

We did it
On 28th March 2018 we successfully raised £3,636 with 48 supporters in 14 days

We love people & the outdoors! Join our journey to create a Canvas Cafe that celebrates local food & drink in the ultimate country setting.

by Jen Lyon in Market Harborough

New stretch target

Yay! Thank you for pledging beyond our first target! 

With the extra funding from our stretch target, we can buy some more catering equipment to make even more amazing meals using tasty local produce.  


The Canvas Cafe is all about celebrating and serving great local food and drink in a unique setting. We love to bring people together to share a mini countryside adventure over a meal or coffee. Our cafe will be under a beautiful marquee on a working farm and glamping site. It will be fun, it will be different, and it will be tasty. Through this crowdfunding campaign, we hope for your support to get the cafe up and running. 

Country Bumpkin Yurts exists already as a rustic luxury glamping site and provides eco-friendly holidays for those looking for something a little different. Right from the start, our vision was to add a cafe into the mix so that people can still escape to the wild for a short time. 

Lara and Jen - the Country Bumpkins

Lara and I began our journey to set up Country Bumpkin Yurts back in 2016. We left the rat race and put into motion our plans for working in The Great Outdoors. With 3 delightful yurts and a woodburning hot tub, the glamping element of the business was born. In June 2017 we started welcoming guests to their countryside retreats. Since then, we have been honoured to see so many people enjoying time with their loved ones whilst taking in the countryside.  

The food & drink

Our passion for the area has born a commitment to use great local producers and suppliers. This reduces our food miles and enables us to team up with some wonderful local businesses. Our menu will be developed using seasonal, organic, and free-range food. Just on our doorstep (literally) is the Waterloo Cottage Farm Shop, which provides meat from naturally reared, pasture-fed and happy animals. There is also a thriving community garden on site.  Imagine eating a soup made from the vegetables picked that morning from just 10 meters away - talk about fresh!

The location

You can find us on Waterloo Cottage Farm along the Leicestershire, Northamptonshire border, just outside Market Harborough. It is a beautiful place, surrounded by rolling hills, fields and farms. Coming to our cafe will feel like finding a secret gem hidden in the countryside. You can also get to us from the Brampton Valley Way so we make a great pit-stop for walkers and cyclists.

The values & vibe

We are a company and cafe that cares. We care about looking after nature, we care about people getting together, and we care about health. We are passionate about being eco-friendly and we love a creative upcycle project. You'll see this all over our funky cafe; from the apple-crates displaying our loose leaf tea to the recycled bottle vases on the tables. You should see what we can do with a pallet!  It is so important to take time out and spend it with friends and family, we want to help you do this. We also want to help you and your family to stay healthy. All of our cooking will use fresh and organic food, where we can, and we'll also show you where you can get the same local food for yourselves (if you're nice, we may even share our organic canvas cafe recipes).   

What will we do with the money?

Your pledges will go towards the initial costs of setting up the Canvas Cafe. 

Of the £3000;

£1000 will go on tables and chairs which can be used both inside and outside of the marquee

£2000 will go towards catering equipment so that we can cook all the wonderful local food

We will be extremely grateful for everything that is pledged - it makes a tremendous difference to our rural business.  

Rewards 

Your pledges can get you an array of goodies; from a delicious coffee and homemade cake, or a weekend glamping experience, all the way to a private party for you and 20 friends. And of course, you will have our eternal gratitude! Have a look down the right of the page for all of the options and take your pick. 

Thank you so much for your support! 

From the Country Bumpkins, Lara and Jen 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£7 or more

Coffee & Cake at the Canvas Cafe

Come along to the cafe and enjoy a coffee and a slice of homemade cake of your choice. Your name will also be added to our wall of wonderful people for the summer.

£10 or more

Canvas Cafe Recipe Card

We will send you our recipe for the best scones ever! It will be the one we use in the cafe so you can make them as good as we do. Your name will also be added to our wall of wonderful people for the summer.

£20 or more

Afternoon Tea for 2

Come along to the Canvas Cafe for an afternoon tea for 2 - country style! We will also add your name to our wall of wonderful people for the summer.

£50 or more

Canvas Cafe VIP Card

You will receive a VIP card for life which will get you 10% off food and drink everytime you visit the Canvas Cafe. We will also add your name to our wall of wonderful people for the summer.

£100 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Hamper of local goodies

We love a good local hamper! With this pledge, we will put together a wonderful hamper filled with local produce and products for you. You can then collect it from our cafe when you come to visit.

£200 or more

1 of 5 claimed

Romantic Glamping Break

Enjoy a 2-night romantic glamping stay in our Puddleduck yurt. There will be a chilled bottle of prosecco waiting for you and we'll get the hot tub fired up ready for you to relax the night away. You can stay any time of year (apart from bank holidays). We will also add your name to our wall of wonderful people for the summer.

£250 or more

2 of 5 claimed

Family Glamping Experience

Go on an adventure with the family with a 2-night glamping stay in one of our large yurts which can sleep up to 6 people. We'll get a bottle of wine ready for the well-deserving parents and some hot chocolate on the go for the kiddies. You can stay any time of the year (apart from bank holidays). We will also add your name to our wall of wonderful people for the summer.

£500 or more

1 of 2 claimed

Private Dinner Party

Host your own dinner party for up to 10 people at the Canvas Cafe. Your party will include a 3-course dinner, drinks, and coffees. And we can work with you to decorate the place if you'd like a themed night or a birthday surprise. We will also add your name to our wall of wonderful people for the summer.

£1,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Private Dinner Party XL

Host your own dinner party for up to 20 people at the Canvas Cafe! Your party will include a 3-course dinner, drinks, and coffees. And we can work with you to decorate the place if you'd like a themed night or a birthday surprise. We will also add your name to our wall of wonderful people for the summer.

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