Glamping offers you a wild space, all on your own, with touches of luxury and magic. With the freedom of nature and a life more wild on your doorstep, glamping is the escape to the British countryside you, (maybe never,) knew you needed.
All the highlighted options below are perfect for reconnecting with the nature you’ve been craving and the people you’ve been missing. Many of them offer self check in, so you don’t have to come into contact with anyone - it’s just you and whoever you take along.
It’s time to set the campfire, watch the stars, wander the woods and paddle in the streams, or turn into a prune from the bubbling hot tub!
Stay in a modern shepherd's hut in the grounds of an 18th-century countryside mansion at Hesleyside Huts in Hexham. Each of the cabins comes complete with a fully furnished kitchen (we're talking matching crockery, kitchen utensils and lanterns, everything you could need for entertaining), a wood-burning stove and plush en-suite bedrooms, with certain huts featuring a gorgeous bronze roll-top bathtub. A real shepherd's delight.
Trecombe Lakes caters to every kind of traveller; the ones who simply wish to use it as a base to explore everything that Cornwall has to offer, from the local beaches to the buzzy arts scene, as well as those who want to relax and enjoy the site, sunbathing on their decking with a few cuts sizzling on the BBQ. Located on the idyllic stretch of water it is named after, this beautiful site comprises six compact pods, each of which comes with an en-suite toilet and shower room. There's also a kitchenette for cooking some of the fine Cornish produce on offer – don't forget to order a breakfast hamper before you arrive.
One for Londoners looking to escape the chaos of the city for the weekend. Like glorified safari tents, these outdoor homes make for the perfect night's sleep. Adhurst Yurts is located in the bluebell-carpeted South Downs National Park in Hampshire, just an hour outside of the capital. The phrase 'shabby chic' seems appropriate to describe the camp, which features rustic flourishes like roofless showers, solar fairy-lights, a cast-iron chicken roaster and wood-burning stoves in every yurt. Attractions on-site are just as back-to-nature, with zip-wiring, den-building, rope-swinging and bush craft courses.
If you're searching for a bucolic glamping setting, where your closest neighbours are cows and birds, Broxhall Farm's Herdman's Hut in Kent is an ideal choice. Hand-made by the local farmer, this cosy, characterful space overlooks rolling hills which eventually fall away to reveal a country pub accessible by walking distance. In the summer, you'll want to sit outside on the decking with a glass of wine by the fire-pit, while in the winter the indoor wood-burner will keep you warm. A special breakfast hamper, complete with homemade granola, yoghurt and fresh fruit, will be delivered to your door upon request. If you do decide to venture beyond your blissful spot, a network of footpaths offer scenic walking routes peppered by wild orchids and cowslips, or head to nearby Canterbury or Whitstable for good restaurants and snug pubs festooned in hops.
A chic hybrid of Welsh farm and Japanese forest. This place is something special, a 200-acre farm in west Wales bordered by a wild nature reserve and the river Teifi. Choose to glamp in a traditional Welsh crog loft or a spacious geodesic dome with an outdoor bath area. Best of all, between glamping, branch out on a range of walks and running trails along the gorge and through the marshes, with a couple of wild swimming spots along the way.
Crafty Camping offers high-end, adults-only stays in a Midsummer Night's Dream-style setting. It’s sheer luxury! The BBC's expert carpenter has put his skills to the test with this magical 'glamp' site, which features yurts, tipis and bell tents. Craft Camping even benefits from a shepherd's hut, furnished with oak king-sized beds, complete with a private rooftop sauna and hot tub, plus a rotating fireplace, fur throws and private 'tree showers' nestled beneath the forest canopy. There's even a safari-style field kitchen with a wood-fired pizza oven, a communal yurt with board games and a library as well as a sauna. Best of all, it’s nestled in the glorious West Dorset countryside not far from the Jurassic Coast.
These tents are the ultimate vehicle to a luxe festival experience! The pop-up hotel visits some of the UK's best festivals and events in the most idyllic locations in the Great British countryside. A great way to meet like minded people! With 15 years experience with luxury property development they now bring an exciting and refreshingly different camping experience to locations all across the country – and the world!
Blending romance, luxury and the thrill of camping, their glamping approach gives you the services you would expect at a boutique hotel, in a location that you wouldn’t.
Be sure to keep checking their website to find out where The Pop-Up Hotel will be popping up next!
You’ll feel more than at Home in Up Sticks. Their unique interiors fitted with home comforts, interior walls crafted from tree trunks, comfy beds topped with deep duvets, sofa’s to snuggle up by a real wood stove. Relax on the deck with a cool tipple from the fridge, awake to steaming hot showers in your private bathroom. Bring your tribe and immerse yourself in slice of your own private rural idyll!