Feedback & Testimonials
Feedback and Testimonials
Kate has a great deal of experience and helped us a great deal when we were battling through planning permission wars during our early stages. We had our hearts set on a less than straightforward site and had various issues to combat over a period of 10 months. Kate’s advice was really helpful and practical and gave us incentive and encouragement to carry on working towards our dream site. We eventually did achieve planning permission and this meant we were able to buy our perfect home and business adjacent to each other. We have since worked flat out setting up the glamping and absolutely love our set up. Kate always was and is at the end of the phone if we need advice and help.
Thank you for your time and input yesterday, I found it really useful chatting to someone who has experience in the glamping industry and is able to talk things through and offer very useful advice. The notes you provided and our talk have definitely given me some food for thought going forward in this ever changing market. I’m looking forward and excited about putting these suggestions into practice.
Francesa, Northumberland, UK
Such great advice and wonderful suggestions to ensure we really capitalise on a specific USP … I’m going to really fire ahead with offering those trips for my guests. Brilliant advice all round.
We asked for Kate’s advice after we had set up our yurt camp because bookings weren’t coming in as we’d hoped. She gave us a lot of fantastic advice about how to make our camp look better and be more appealing, including how to add facilities, she even showed us how to do it. Her advice was pivotal to our success because once we had done the work and updated our listing the bookings started rolling in – we were chock full through summer. Thank you so much Kate, you’re amazing.
“Since first meeting Kate in 2014 it was obvious that she knew her stuff when it came to holiday accommodations. An absolute fountain of knowledge (as well as a wonderful sense of humour) ensures that anyone looking for the best advice in creating a business in this environment is given a personable experience and the very best direction tailored specifically to themselves. I’ve lost count of the times Kate has given us advice, so to anyone who is considering recruiting Kate’s services, my own advice would be… do it…. and listen.
We thankfully stumbled across Kate in our search to find out more about starting a glamping business. After listening to our plans and ideas with what we felt could be hurdles to overcome, she has given us some very good advice and unlocked her address book of many valuable contacts to use, we feel this will help us to save time and money as we get out feet off the ground. She has a lot of creativity and is full of enthusiasm and we will be working with Kate in the future as we plan to develop and grow the business.
“Just wanted to say a very big thank you for all your helpful advice and positive input. We will definitely be following up on all the tips you have given us to increase our direct bookings, Your knowledge, creativity, enthusiasm, and practical approach were such a boost to us as we felt we had lost our motivation and direction, but you have put us back on the right path to make our business really work for us and be a success. I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone who wishes to improve their business, once again thank you.”
In an industry that, in my opinion, tends to keep its focus too sharply on qualitative data it was great to have some much needed focus on the numbers in your session at The Glamping Show today – thank you!
Thank you for visiting us this week and taking a look around the boat. We were a little worried that you’d suggest a complete refurbishment and turn it into something totally different, but you understood its history and our emotional attachment. We were so happy with your suggestions, which were sympathetic, practical and business-minded. You’ve given us a lot to think about, if we do go ahead with renting it we will definitely be back in touch. Thanks again.
“Kate’s many years of experience in self-catering accommodation means that even experienced providers like us can learn more and improve our business. And if you are a new venture, without paying the price of mistakes, you’ll get to a successful business in less time and save thousands of pounds in misdirection and poor decisions. I believe Kate has had more experience, across a wider range of accommodations and in more countries than just about anyone in the glamping industry.”
“I met Kate when she spoke on Glamping in the UK at a conference and invited her to visit us in Margaret River WA to talk to ourselves and farmers about glamping in this part of the world. She inspired all of us and glamping is developing in this part of the world, partly due to Kate’s involvement.”
It is rare to come across someone in business like Kate. She is warm, likeable and extremely knowledgeable. We contacted Kate to discuss our initial ideas for a new business that will offer blacksmith and crafting experiences. There was an immediate rapport between us, and from the go she gave us so many leads, insights, ideas, and contacts. The advise was encouraging but realistic. You really believe she has a genuine interest in your business and she clearly loves what she does. She’s a key part of our project, and we can’t recommend her enough.
Kate has been an invaluable source of support and information on my journey. After an initial site visit, she was able to advise on the best business model to suit my site and give me lots of inside knowledge plus some great hints & advice. She seems to know everyone in the industry and has put me in touch with some very helpful people. Her support is ongoing as my plans (and planning permissions) evolve – keeping me focused and on-track. Thank you Kate.
“We just wanted to pass on our thanks for the time you spent with us and the knowledge, advice and experience imparted. We found your visit hugely useful allowing us to start to drill down on the numbers and the type of structure we should be looking to build.”
Great to see you this week Kate, thanks for coming to the farm, your views and guidance were most helpful. I’m seriously considering your suggestion about that themed cabin in the copse, your powers of observation are something else and how you pulled that idea out of thin air I’ll never know, much better than my idea of a shepherds hut at the bottom of the field.
“Brilliant, objective, positive, inspirational, business-focused… Well worth knowing if you’re looking to make a successful business.”
“Seeking assistance in bringing our Igluhuts to the U.K glamping market, we were most fortunate to have Kate’s consultancy support. She looked over the plans for the huts and helped determine some of the target markets, offering advice about likely income streams, and other companies who would be able to provide assistance in our journey. From the very start, Kate was a delight to work with; she seemed to anticipate immediately what Steve and I were trying to accomplish. She also came up with a design plan for themes we could encompass and offer potential clients. Her advice in all aspects was invaluable.”
Kate is a very enthusiastic professional consultant and my business wouldn’t be where it is now without her advice, thank you Kate.
We are thrilled with our product, BUT, we also feel that we would have benefited greatly if we had found Kate before we embarked on our adventure, she’s a mine of inspirational and enthusiastic passion for the industry. A wonderfully honest sounding board, full of ideas and a wealth of national and international experience, with no hidden agenda – a breath of fresh air.
There is no “one size fits all” but there are key elements that will always offer significant impact – trends, knowledge, contacts, uniqueness – and our experience is that Kate has the ability to listen, guide, advise and enthuse. If you haven’t embarked on that journey just yet, then call her as your journey will be a smoother one. If you are part way through or perhaps have a wonderful product but may be looking for ways to refresh or tweak what you are doing, do contact Kate – she has been called the ‘Glamping Guru’ for good reason.
We hired Kate to help keep our glamping site fresh and inspiring. Her ideas and intelligent applications to our design have us excited for next spring’s launch.
I often speak with new clients who are looking at investing their entire life savings or remortgaging their homes to start the business of their dreams… a glamping site. A huge investment for them, and whilst I love to help them realise their dreams and support them, the first advice I give them in how to invest their money is to go and see Kate Morel. This will be, and is the best investment they could make at this stage. Kate has helped many people see the bigger picture and help them move from having a dream to making it a reality.
This industry is full of people that don’t know what they are doing (both clients and suppliers) and therefore it is important that when you find someone that does, and more importantly that they care, you have to keep them close, and it is because of this that I work very closely with Kate.”