Fancy trying out camping but not quite sure you’re ready to go fully back to basics? Why not check out these best glamping sites in the UK and experience a holiday in nature but with a bit (or a lot!) more luxury.
Maybe you want to enjoy all the positives of camping, without the negatives – and if that’s the case, it’s definitely worth trying glamping.
There are some fabulous glamping sites in the UK, whether you’re looking to go to the beach in Cornwall, or explore the North Yorkshire countryside, there’s something that will suit you and your family. Here arse some of the best glamping sites in the UK to choose from. Which one will you go for?
Best glamping sites in the UK
Streat Lane, Ditchling, Hassocks, Sussex BN6 8RS
Blackberry Wood Camping, Glamping and Treehouses, is a small, family-run campsite situated at the foot of the South Downs National Park in Sussex. The site is full of quirky charm and is only 7 miles north of trendy Brighton and just 1 hour from London Victoria. They offer a wide range of glamping accommodation, each with a private spot for a campfire. The site has two treehouses called Higgeldy and Piggeldy, that were featured on C4’s Amazing Spaces with George Clarke; a converted double decker bus; a fire engine, a helicopter, two cabins and a gypsy caravan. The treehouses are truly magical and decorated beautifully with so much care and attention. With nature surrounding you this really is the perfect spot for a staycation.
North Hill Farm
North Hill Farm, Chorleywood WD3 6HA
You’ll find North Hill Farm located in the stunning Chess Valley countryside in Hertfordshire. They offer a variety of glamping accommodation and camping facilities just a short distance away from Warner Bros Harry Potter Studios, with the local London Underground train service close by. Previously a livestock working farm, the family converted the barns into guest accommodation, then came the creation of various unique Glamping units. Being so close to Warner Brother’s they have created Hagrid’s Hideaway which overlooks a field and is extremely cosy with plenty of character. Owl’s Outlook is a quirky, circular wooden accommodation complete with all the mod-cons and Beehive is set in the woodland overlooking a field heading to a river. They also have a treehouse and the Sheep’s Retreat!
Cardinham, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL30 4AX
Glynn Barton is perfectly situated between Cornwall’s north and south coast so is an ideal place to visit all the county’s top attractions. The 13 acre site has beautiful holiday cottages, as well as two brand new glamping safari tents. There is coffee at the touch of a button, a fully fitted tichen for snacks on tap, running hot water for a long soak in the bath or shower, and a decked terrace overlooking your private fire pit/BBQ. And the icing on the cake is your own private hot tub! Glampers also have access to all of Glynn Barton’s facilities such as an indoor pool, indoor soft play bar, trampoline, table tennis, toddler ride-on area, giant outdoor fort, maze, toddler play area, tennis courts, and play barn full of toys, pool table and table football. It’s absolutely one of the best glamping sites in the UK.
Liverton, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire TS13 4TJ
North Shire is a magical place in North Yorkshire home to Shire House, Le Petit Chateau, Ground Keeper’s Cottage as well as shepherd’s huts. This idyllic spot is placed close to Whitby and has so much charm. You can stay in the Ground Keeper’s Cottage with medieval-looking turrets and mismatched stained-glass windows, with a nod to Harry Potter. The Dorm Room is a magical cottage,designed to replicate the castle turret dorm room at a magical school. Shire House resembles a hobbit hole from Lord of the Rings and there are shepherd’s huts kitted out to suit a family of 4 or 5.
Arthog, Dolgellau, North Wales LL39 1YP
Graig Wen has glamping and camping accommodation in Snowdonia National Park, near Barmouth and Dolgellau – with breathtaking views overlooking the Mawddach Estuary. Accommodation includes yurts, shepherd’s huts, wagons and bell tents which are close to the coast on the Mawddach Trail, between seaside Barmouth and historic Dolgellau. The area is surrounded by mountain scenery close to Cader Idris. It is a beautiful, tranquil place with many activities and attractions nearby.
Holycombe, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 5PH
Cotswolds Camping is a peaceful campsite situated in the beautiful North Cotswold village of Whichford, near the Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire borders. They have a range of glamping accommodation and it is the perfect spot to enjoy stargazing without light pollution. You can choose from three yurts, bell tents, a gypsy caravan, a cool chrome Airstream caravan and Little Dutch – which is a renovated Wendy House that has been extended into a beautiful rustic mini barn.
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Drefach-Felindre, Llandysul, West Wales SA44 5XE
The Ceridwen Centre is an eco-sensitive retreat on a 40 acre organic farm in the Teifi Valley in West Wales. There is an Eco Pod, Double Decker Bus, a gypsy wagon and Yurts to stay in. The wooden Eco Pod – Caban Bach was hand built on the farm incorporating recycled materials. Why not try out something different and stay in the renovated 1964 Leyland Titan Double Decker Bus? It’s positioned in a quiet spot overlooking the valley, with decking and outdoor furniture.
Hartland, Bideford, Devon EX39 6AT
Loveland Farm is an inspiring space where sustainability comes first. It is located on the Hartland Peninsula (part of the North Devon UNESCO Biosphere) and has six geodesic domes. With gorgeous countryside and sea views, the Pods offer the ideal location. Each with its own private shower, compost toilet facilities and kitchen, everything you need is conveniently within easy reach. The Hartland, Stargazer and Welcombe Pods are dog-friendly.
Blacklunans, Blairgowrie, Perthshire PH10 7LA
Glenshee Glamping is nestled amidst stunning mountain scenery in beautiful Perthshire in Scotland. Their cosy glamping accommodation provides the ideal space to get back to nature. With a range of places to stay, from off-grid Shepherd’s Huts, to Glamping Pods. There’s even a fully restored 1940’s converted railway Goods Wagon. Outside your accommodation there are picnic benches and firepits for keeping warm whilst stargazing at at the amazing night sky.
Bear Lodge – Port Lympne
Port Lympne Reserve, Lympne, Ashford, Kent CT21 4PD
Bear Lodge at Port Lympne features 19 spacious safari-style tents that make you feel like you could be on the Serengeti. There’s even a neighbouring family of meerkats on site. Tents sleep six to eight guests, with all of the home comforts. You’ll be spolit with views of the English Channel and the wonderful spectacled bear paddock. Your stay includes free admission to Port Lympne which has over 700 animals to visit. As well as Bear Lodge, there is also Giraffe Lodge. Pinewood (which is close to the lions) and Pinewood’s Shepherd’s Hut
Thorne House, Smarden Rd, Ashford TN27 0RE
Gooseberry Field is set in a spacious 5-acre site with seven bell tents, a vintage Airstream trailer, two wood-fired hot tubs, campfires and a pizza oven all nestled in the picturesque village of Pluckley in the Kent countryside. Each bell tent is beautifully decorated. On site is a poly-tunnel surrounded by a vegetable garden and raised beds. There’s also a vineyard and lots of fruit trees as well as chickens and pigs. It really is a little bit of heaven in the Kent countryside.
Acorn Glamping and Camping
Rock Cottage, Prideaux, St Blazey, Par, Cornwall, PL24 2SS
Acorn Camping and Glamping is in a unique location within the World Heritage Site of Luxulyan Valley in Cornwall. Explore magical walkways and beautiful woodland trails. You are not far from the Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan. Or the harbour towns of Fowey, Charlestown and Mevagissey. Hobbit Hamlet includes Hobbit Huts with a covered outside cooking area and nearby shower and washbasin with hot water and a toilet. The unique little Snook comes with its own redwood cedar barrel sauna (wood fired) and has a cosy setting with a double bed. A tranquil spot for a glamping holiday in Cornwall.
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