5 of the most luxurious glamping spots in the UK
Glamping is the word on everyone’s lips right now – and it’s not hard to see why. There’s something magical about the combination of those little (or large) luxuries, and the kind of outdoorsy experience no hotel could offer. And there’s no need to travel far either, with glamping possibilities springing up across the country in all its beauty spots. Ideal for year round breaks, glamping ticks all the boxes.
But, with an overwhelming selection to choose from, how do you pick the stand-out stars? We’ve put together a rundown of five that are sure to tempt you, which are both uniquely decadent and delightfully luxurious. These really do put the ‘glam’ into glamping.
Glamping the Wight Way
Just picture gazing out over the Isle of Wight’s gleaming rivers and sweet meadows from a hanging chair while you drink your coffee! These en-suite safari tents are perfect for the whole family and set on a real farm.
Start your day with a soak in your private slipper bath and rustling up something delicious in your top-of-the-range kitchen. Of course, part of the luxury of this spot is the opportunity to go off grid, so you won’t find any TV here, but a selection of fun board games to bring all the family together, get everyone chatting until the small hours beside a toasty fire and more.
A day at the isle’s dazzling beaches is on the cards and then there’ll be evenings around the campfire toasting marshmallows and sizzling bangers. A wood burner inside will keep you nice and cosy and there are throws, sheepskin rugs and more around to seat you and the fam in comfort.
The Shepherd’s Hut Retreat
Not too many sites can claim that a professional interior designer has sprinkled its magic over their interiors – but it certainly shows here. Comfy throws, rustic chic kitchenware and space to dine al fresco all complete the perfect setting. It couldn’t be more perfect.
At the retreat, four sumptuous and fully en-suite shepherd’s huts provide a luxury getaway for couples. Only the best is on offer, with vintage furnishings, views over Somerset countryside towards the Jurassic Coast and an easy drive to sandy beaches.
And for the ultimate indulgence, you absolutely must try the private lakeside hot tub. Nothing could be more relaxing. Crack open a bottle of bubbly and let yourself drink it all in.
Banish all thoughts of camping being rustic, you haven’t seen what this site can offer.
Home to a decadent and state-of-the-art treehouse and much more – a world of luxury glamping is in store at Crafty Camping in Dorset. It only takes a glance at their photos to know it.
Snuggle up in your king sized bed, take a dip in your copper bath and enjoy the beauty of the South West, all from a house within the branches of a stunning oak tree. There’s a spacious boardwalk, a fireplace and a window in the floor that looks out over a babbling stream.
The views are unbelievable and it offers all the comforts of home within the countryside.
Be sure to work up a sweat in the sauna before you leave!
Time to escape into a fairytale. Set close to King’s Lynn in Norfolk, the treehouses at West Lexham are an enchanting experience.
There aren’t too many magical combinations where your home is an enormous tree palace with lakeside views and you can live the country experience with woodfired pizzas, boating in the lakes and a huge campfire. Yep, you can find it all here.
So come and sleep between crisp sheets and under luxuriously soft duvets in a king size or four poster bed. You’ll be warmed by a crackling log fire as you explore all that’s chic about the country.
Not far away is the unbeatable Norfolk Coast, where beaches meet a coastal path and sweet seaside towns. It’s brimming with attractions to get your out and exploring.
Alexander House Glamping
Making their home in the grounds of an enormous and opulent country house, this pair of adult only yurts has every detail covered.
They are each fully en-suite, and if a steaming hot shower isn’t enough for you, there’s a roll top bath to enjoy. The finest bedding comes as standard and it’s a downright stylish interior you’ll be greeted with.
Of course, one of the biggest glamping draws is the chance to escape the hectic world outside, and here in this tranquil part of Perthshire you can truly get away from it all. Forget the rat race, you’ll be outside come evening time toasting the sunset from your private hot tub or stargazing the Milky Way from your yurt’s deck.
In search of something to keep you busy? You won’t be looking for long, with Scotland’s fantastic golf courses in easy reach, historic castles and more.