UK Glamping at it’s finest!

It’s not surprising that for a number of people, their first camping experience often becomes their last – you only have to consider the bugs, wild animals, sudden storms, leaking tents, smelly sleeping bags, and questionable food to see why!  If this is true for you, there is now a camping option growing in popularity: glamorous camping, otherwise known as glamping.

Far from being a new concept, glamping actually started in the early 1900’s, on safari…rich Europeans and Americans who weren’t prepared to rough it created the demand for luxurious tents stuffed with proper beds, Persian rugs, antiques, luxurious bedding and of course it wouldn’t be proper not to have a butler, chef, and numerous other staff on standby too!

So actually, in comparison, the original glampers probably had it far better than we do today, but if you haven’t yet delved into the current world of glamping, you’re in for a nice surprise!  Whilst you may not find such 5 star safari accommodation as described above, you will find instead whimsical shepherd huts, yurts, tipis, wigwams, and a plethora of other types of glamping!

From Yurts to Tipis, Wigwams, Pods, Luxury Tents, VW Camper Vans, Hobbit Holes, find your ultimate Glamping Accommodation throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Recently added to our site – is a beautiful tree house located in Devon, where lucky couples can enjoy a leafy stay in comfort. The supporting English oak tree is found 90 meters into the woods via a magical woodland path, where the treehouse and balcony are accessed via a spiral staircase, lit by fairy lights.

acorn

From the decked balcony two cabins wrap around the tree trunk to house the well equipped kitchen and bedroom in one and a separate bathroom in the other. There is a cute kitchen, dinky dining table & chairs, sofa and a full double bed, TV / DVD player, books and games – all you need for a cosy couple of days together. See Listing

Another great site recently added is The Really Green Holiday Company on the lovely Isle of Wight, they provide high quality environmentally friendly camping holidays in comfortable fully furnished canvas yurts.  All six of their beautiful Yurts are fully equipped and furnished with everything that you will need for your holiday, cooking utensils, pans, china, proper cutlery and real mugs and wine glasses – even a cafétiere for proper coffee! No setting up tents and blowing up airbeds before you can start your yurt holiday and relax. Visit listing to read more

green

Another fabulous glamping provider can be found in Dumfries, Scotland – Barnsoul wigwams are situated in the heart of beautiful Dumfries and Galloway and just 6 miles from Dumfries town centre so you’ll be well placed to visit numerous local attractions and activities right on our doorstep. The Wigwams are perfect for “Scottish” camping allowing you the freedom of camping without the hassle, whatever the weather.  Read More

It’s no secret, we love Shepherd Huts – our team here totally have shepherd hut envy when we get a new one onto the site! And this lovely shepherds hut located at Heath Hall Farm, near Godalming in Surrey is a real stunner. Tucked away amongst delightful rolling Surrey countryside, the shepherd’s huts at Heath Hall Farm are perfect for a relaxing weekend or a longer break, ideal for unwinding and doing something different. You get two huts, one sleeping/living hut and another shepherd’s hut converted into a lovely wood-lined, warm bathroom, all to yourselves. Read More

If you are thinking of glamping in North Yorkshire, then The Bivouac may be for you! For all things luxurious and rustic, sustainable and thoughtful, this lovely glamping accommodation located three miles from Masham in the sweeping landscape of the 20,000 acre Swinton Estate in the Yorkshire Dales. The local landmark of Druid’s Temple, an intriguing 18th Century folly, is located in the woodland adjacent to Bivouac.  The off grid accommodation consists of six original, hand crafted, round-wood timber frame Shacks tucked away in beautiful woodland, and eight canvas Yurts burrowed into the hillside, resting on individual wooden platforms. Above the reception area is the cosy bunk barn that can sleep up to 12 people.  Read More

And here is another gorgeous shepherd’s hut! Len’s hut near Wells, in Somerset is situated in the owner’s south facing hay field, perched high on the Mendip Hills nestling below Maesbury castle. This modern Shepherd’s Hut (sleeps 2) has one of the highest view points in the area. Read More

 And for something wonderfully different, what about this lovely Gypsy Caravan? This one actually comes with a wonderful yurt – allowing a larger family or friends to glamp together in an exclusive site – you won’t be sharing it with anyone else!  Great for families, with plenty of safe play space for little ones, and dogs are welcome – this Somerset based glampsite is a real find. Read More

For a luxurious glamping experience in Dorset, you will find it hard to beat Sopley Lake Yurt Camp, a dog friendly site located just 5 minutes from the New Forest and only 15 minutes from the beach at Highcliffe Castle.  Each yurt has been beautifully put together with furnishings from all over the world, and equipped with a wood burner (logs supplied) to make it incredibly cosy. Read More

And finally, one of our favourite types of glamping, the VW campervan – this iconic beautiful vehicle takes glamping to a different level, as you can just take it to wherever you want to go!  This VW campervan hire company is based in Gloucestershire, and they have a fantastic range of vintage VW campervans for hire. Read More

Whilst hardcore campers may sneer at glamping, who can resist the thought of a comfortable bed, proper flooring, perhaps a woodburning stove and your own private facilities – what would you prefer?! If we haven’t yet tempted you with the above glampsites, flick through our site, you are bound to find your perfect getaway.