If you love nature, but don’t fancy spending a weekend with your hair au naturale, then Glamping is the answer for you! Glamping involves staying in more luxurious facilities than those associated with traditional camping, be that a caravan, a wooden pod, a yurt or a tepee. Whichever you choose, you’ll be getting up close and personal with some serious natural beauty, including lakes, forests, rolling hills and the seaside.
I’ve trawled the internet for the Best Glamping Getaways in the UK, so you don’t have to! Just have a read through this article and see which takes your fancy, or to get some inspiration for your own trip! Whether you’re looking for a bargain family break or a romantic anniversary weekend away, there’s a glamping deal for you. Enjoy!
Thisincredible yurtcan be found near to Hatfield Peverel in Essex. This is definitely one for the romantics among you, as it sleeps 2 people in a luxury king size bed which has views of the beautiful lake right outside the door. As if that wasn’t enough, there’s a bubbling private hot tub right on your doorstep as well as a private garden decorated with candles and twinkly lights. During your stay, you also have the option to BBQ on the outdoor decking, go fishing on one of the 3 nearby lakes or just snuggle up inside in front of the wood burner and play board games.
If you’re feeling foxy this summer, head to Wiltshire for a stay in acute camping pod! The Foxfield Glamping site has 2 lovely wooden pods, both equipped with their own garden, a wet room and kitchenette. Upon arrival you will receive a luxury breakfast welcome basket of milk, tea, coffee, sugar and biscuits, or you can order your breakfast to the pod for a surcharge. You can also make use of the outdoor fire pit to roast marshmallows in the evening! The location (Bradford upon Avon) is just one train stop away from the beautiful historic city of Bath, so you can explore there too.
Over in sunny Somerset, I found this Hotel Glamping on the Hill. The two amazing yurt-style tents offer breathtaking countryside views over the Mells Valley. In the local area, you can enjoy activities such as golfing, diving, fishing and hiking. The yurts are stylishly furnished, and have a private shower and toilet, a fire pit BBQ and a wood burning stove. Breakfast is available for a surcharge, as are groceries and a packed lunch on request.
In the beautiful Cotwolds, this historical Shepherd’s Hutreally gives you the chance to go back to a simpler way of living. The hut was found locally and renovated in 2006, and today is surrounded by nothing but fields and wildlife. Inside, there’s a cosy double bed, a small stove and candles. Guests are free to enjoy the garden and paddock, and use bathroom facilities in the nearby home of the hosts. The hosts will deliver a continental breakfast to the hut each morning, or for a surcharge you can head to the barn and enjoy a traditional full English.
Things get really rural in Norfolk, near Norwich, with this Iron Age Roundhouse. The roundhouse will be your living room for the duration of your stay and your bedroom will be the nearby yurt. This place is super eco friendly as electricity is provided by a solar panel and there are compost toilet facilities. Hot showers facilities are also available but you have to take your own bedding and towels to this one! If you’re lucky, you might bump into some friendly animals running around the place, such as a dog, chickens, cats, horses and ducks!