Pirates, we know you love your quirky accommodation just as much as we do (without sacrificing style and comfort, of course). To help you out we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite glamping spots in the UK. We’ll keep updating this page with more great finds, so keep your eyes peeled for more fantastic glamping ideas.
Always dreamed of going on a safari but can’t really afford the price tag? There are several places where you can get a taste of the savannah right here in Blighty! Imagine sliding open the canvas of your safari tent or yurt as the morning sun peeks through the clouds, only to spot giraffes and zebras grazing in the distance. Or, why not let that inner child run free sleeping high above the treetops in your very own luxury treehouse? And what can be more romantic than falling asleep in a comfortable bubble under a canopy of twinkling stars in the dark sky above? Throw in a hot tub as well and you’ve got yourself a recipe for the perfect relaxing break with friends and loved ones. The possibilities are endless!
Glamping, or 'glamourous camping', lets you combine the luxury of a fancy hotel stay with the close-to-nature vibe of a camping holiday. Although glamping is still a relatively new phenomenon, it's grown very quickly in popularity, especially for a Staycation and in central Europe. One of the places where glamping has started to take off is at festivals—many festivals will now offer upscale glamping options, often right next to the action.
As opposed to traditional camping tents, glamping accommodations are more spacious and often come in interesting forms, like "bubble" tents that let you see the stars. They are often equipped with comfortable beds, private bathrooms and high-quality designer furniture. Glamping can mean cosying up in a refurbished motorhome or sleeping in a treehouse deep in the forest.
Another key difference between glamping and traditional camping is that instead of bringing your tent with you, your accommodation is already set up for you in advance. The comfortable interiors of glamping accommodations are often outshone by the beautiful landscapes around them, from private beaches to the moors of the Southwest. Whether you're having some much-needed alone time on a solo getaway, hanging out with friends on a group holiday, or cosying up on a romantic holiday, glamping is the ultimate in R&R.
Although popular glamping spots will sell out months in advance, keep an eye on our last-minute holiday deals for potential glamping finds!
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Whether you're a first-timer or an experienced pro, our guide to glamping spots across the UK will surely have something for you. We've divided things by region, from Scotland to Cornwall via Yorkshire, so simply scroll down to find the best region for you.
Cornwall offers a great mixture of tranquil countryside, cute coastal towns and wide-stretched sandy beaches – and let’s not forget those pasties and that yummie Cornish ice-cream. Whatever your fancy, rest assured you can find it in Cornwall, an area which is absolutely ripe with awesome glamping options.
We really like the look of the Lakeside Lodges in Falmouth. Designed by award-winning architects, the lodges are nestled in the wonderfully tranquil Trecombe Lakes, nine acres of beautiful woodland and lakes located not far from the picturesque seaside town of Falmouth.
Finished off to an impeccable standard with stylish birch interiors, the lodges sleep up to 6 people and feature a double bedroom, a cozy mezzanine sleeping area and a sofa bed along with a bespoke kitchen, toilet and shower room. Nice added touches include heated floors, a log fire and a large deck area with a log-fired Swedish hot bath (!)
Atlantic Camping is a small farm campsite in the unspoilt seaside town of Bude on the north Cornwall coast. Here you’ll have access to no less than five beaches, all just a few minutes away by car. The setting is a wonderfully green, peaceful spot of landscaped lawns with a collection of self-contained Surf Pods.
Furnished to a high standard, these cute pods feature a comfy bed and an individual deck area with gas BBQ and outdoor furniture, along with a private wet room with a shower, toilet and hand basin.
The luxe, super-spacious Mount View Horizon Safari Tent does not skimp on the conveniences. Situated in a peaceful Cornish meadow in Penzance, it offers 180-degree scenic views of St. Michaels Mount, and is kitted out with everything you could possibly want for a comfy, self-catering stay with family and friends. It is made up of a bedroom with a king size bed (partitioned off by canvas), a separate twin bedroom and a cosy cabin bed. The kitchen comes with a four-ring hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster and kettle along with a log-fired range, plus a dining area and a sofa corner. There’s also a WC and shower, but the main attraction is the glazed wooden deck, with a dining area and outdoor hot-tub with endless views over the Mount.
Declared an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”, the Cotswolds in its rural splendour is home to some of the most beautiful, “quintessentially English” villages in the whole country—cobbled streets lined with farmers markets, pretty medieval churches and rolling green hills dotted with sheep as far as the eye can see. As a result, the county provides loads of scenic glamping grounds to be explored.
The Fish Hotel offers a great selection of luxurious glamping hideaways kitted out with all the mod-cons imaginable. Their romantic huts come with heated floors an en-suite bathroom, a private hot tub and a lounge area with a sofa and wood burner to snuggle up in front of.
For families, the gorgeous treehouses offer a bit more space. The treehouses have deck areas wrapped around large oak trees with outdoor seating, and can sleep up to 2 adults and 2 children with a separate kids’ bedroom. They also feature nice additional touches, like Nespresso machines, mini bars, and no less than 2 heated outdoor baths on the deck.
The adorable Tinywood House offers glamping with a tiny footprint! This eco-friendly abode is set on a picturesque Warwickshire farm with stunning countryside views and offers all the comforts of a normal-sized house.
It's got a bedroom, fully fitted kitchen with granite worktops and separate bathroom with WC. It also comes with a South African-style veranda featuring a wood-fired hot tub.
If you are looking for something a bit quirkier, you’ll love the Warwick Knight Caravan over at the Glamping Orchard – situated in the Severn Vale on the edge of the Cotswolds – as seen on Channel 4's Amazing Spaces.
This lovingly restored 1950’s caravan provides ample space for a family of 4 with separate bunk beds for the kids. It also has a fully-fitted kitchen and a rooftop accessed through a spiral staircase for sunny days and balmy evenings. Your private cabin with wood-fired shower and sink is just 25 meters away and your private compost loo is adjacent to the caravan. A welcome tray and a condiment basket filled with coffee, tea, milk, sugar, oil, salt & pepper, spices and herbs are provided.
Land of the free and the home of the brave: Scotland offers a wild and ruggedly beautiful backdrop for your glamping holiday. Nothing quite beats the endless views of dramatic mountains, deep forests and waterfalls—not to mention the stunning coastline. The ability to shoot out of the city and end up at a loch within the hour is just an added bonus.
The iconic AirShip in Drimnin offers an out-of-this-world glamping experience. This gorgeous aluminium pod, designed by Roderick James is set on 4 acres of secluded land on the Sound of Mull. It has all the mod-cons to keep you comfortable, including a sleek galley for cooking, comfy bed, electricity, shower & WC, balcony and a sitting area. One end of the pod boasts panoramic windows, perfect for taking in those incredible sunsets over the water, and there's even a writing desk if you feel like working on your novel!
The brand new Catchpenny Safari Lodges are situated right on the shoreline on the Fife Coastal Path, nestled between the fishing villages of Elie and St Monans with their honey-coloured beaches. These luxurious lodges are kitted out with all your modern comforts, including a kitchen, large lounge with sofa and dining table, comfy beds with premium linen, a shower and a flushing toilet. Oh, and those unbeatable views!
The picture-perfect Hobbit Hideaway is any LOTR fan’s wet dream, and would make Bilbo Baggins green with envy. It is situated in Aberlour, Moray and is gorgeously crafted inside and out using locally-sourced materials and kitted out with top-of-the-range mod-cons. Think porcelain farmhouse sink and sturdy worktops in the kitchen, double bedroom and separate bedroom with bunk beds topped with luxury bamboo mattresses, and an open plan living area with a spectacular domed roof, wood-burning stove & hand-built snuggle-seat. It truly is a design masterpiece, and it sleeps up to 6 people including a wee four-legged friend.
Dorset is known for its beauty and history in equal measure, with miles of sandy beaches, cute villages with thatched cottages along winding lanes, and the emblematic soaring limestone arch, Durdle Door of the Jurassic Coast, which is featured on many postcards. It is a favourite glamping destination in the UK with a lot of places to choose from, maybe because it offers some of the best weather in the country
So good it yurts! Over at Walnut Farm you can choose from 2 luxury, en-suite yurts situated in their own private paddocks. These larger-than-usual yurts feature loads of natural light, and have been lovingly decorated keeping with the Mongolian style featuring a king-sized bed (all bedding and linen supplied), Moroccan-style rugs, a cosy wood-burning stove and hand-carved bedside tables. But, it wouldn’t be glamping without your luxe mod-cons, and as such these yurts come with electricity throughout including sockets and USB chargers, en-suite bathrooms with showers, a flushing loo and toiletries and the nice added touch of your own Nespresso coffee machine.
The separate fully-equipped Yurt Kitchen has everything you need for a comfy stay (fridge/freezer, gas range cooker, sink, utensils and crockery) plus a clay pizza oven outside. The main attraction is the hot tub in the orchard, next to the kitchen, which is available for private use by occupants of either yurt at an additional charge.
The Woodman's Treehouse is situated on the award-winning Crafty Camping site in Dorset and is a super stylish yet playful treehouse commanding several levels among the trees, with all the luxurious mod-cons you could ever want. (You may have already seen it on Channel 4's 'Amazing Spaces'.) It is definitely one of the pricier abodes out there, but if you look at the amenities there’s no wonder why!
The treehouse is accessed via a rope bridge, and boasts its own kitchen, a bedroom with a huge skylight and a stunning copper bath, plus a separate flushing toilet. Some of the other highlights include your own sauna and hot tub, a revolving woodburner, and an absolutely gorgeous al fresco tree-shower on the outside deck (which also has a pizza oven and BBQ.)
The super cute extended shepherd’s hut, the Lakeside Hut, is positioned in the ‘Gateway to the South West', within easy reach of historic Gillingham and Shaftesbury, making it an ideal base to explore Bath, Bournemouth and Bristol with local shops, pubs and restaurants aplenty. You’ll be right by a carp lake here, and fishing is permitted so you can try your luck in securing dinner for the day! The gorgeous hut consists of a studio living area consisting of a sitting/dining area, well-equipped kitchen and inviting sleeping space featuring two single beds, plus a shower room and toilet.
Kent is rich with history and fascinating old architecture, such as Canterbury and Rochester Cathedrals, and the charming castles of Leeds, Dover and Hever offset against a beautiful countryside with quaint secluded villages. Kent is also known as the Garden of England, abundant with apple, pear and cherry orchards, along with flower and hop gardens scattered across the county. And let’s not forget the seafood. The Dover Sole is named after Kent’s main port.
We’re swooning over the Elmley Nature Reserve situated around an old Victorian farmhouse where you can choose from a range of adorable, luxuriously furnished shepherd’s huts, or go for the more modern huts with floor-to-ceiling fully glazed ends. All of which come with stunning views across the marsh, cozy bedding, en-suite showers and flushing toilets (some with their own kitchens), and then there’s the Damson hut which comes with a vintage outdoor bath-tub.
There’s also a communal outdoor kitchen adding an element of excitement to the whole affair, and the Victorian Kentish barn offers a welcoming hideaway in the event of bad weather. Here you can relax in an armchair sipping a cup of tea or coffee together with a freshly baked cake from the help-yourself afternoon table, or get involved with the board games.
Did you know that you don’t have to travel further than to Kent to get a taste of the savannah with all its exciting wildlife? The award-winning Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve offers a safari glamping experience like no other, with a range of accommodation to choose from, including pods, safari tents, stargazing bubbles, treehouses and lodges with giraffes, zebras, elephants and big cats roaming around right outside. For example, their bubble for 2 is well equipped with air conditioning, a cozy bed, freestanding bath-tub, a private en-suite wet room, and a separate living area with a Nespresso machine and a record player.
For families and larger groups you might want to look into a plush safari tent, or a luxurious glass-fronted treehouse giving you a unique perspective over the 700 acre reserve. When you book a short break here you’ll also have safari park access included, along with full use of a golf buggy so you can whizz between the best viewing spots for the wild animals.
Offering a glorious countryside setting just an hour’s drive from London, on Longberry Farm your can take your pick from a selection of gorgeous bell tents which have been individually decorated to different themes, where you’ll sleep snug as a bug on spring mattresses when not out exploring the gorgeous setting. There’s a communal kitchenette with fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, complimentary tea & coffee and much more, along with a gas BBQs with a large, covered patio complete with lounge area and space for everyone to dine together. There’s also a chill out tent here and if you want to add that extra bit of luxury to your stay just head over to the secluded Secret Spa (bookings must be made in advance).
Wales is a small yet incredibly diverse country that packs a big punch. From the stunning lakes and valleys of Brecon Beacons to some of the most spectacular beaches in the UK, from the dazzling array of islands to the abundance of sheep and picturesque fairytale castles, from the soaring peaks of Mount Snowdon to the ever-so-cosmopolitan Cardiff—Wales has got it all.
Fantasy friends rejoice! The Dragon’s Eye is a one-of-a-kind glamping abode made of stainless steel shingles resembling a dragon's scales, and was featured on Channel 4's Cabins in the Wild series. The unit offers a large circular rotating bed, living area including a kitchenette, a wood burner and seating area. There’s also a separate en-suite with shower, basin and compost toilet.
There are also excellent communal facilities (shared with another cabin and 3 small camping pods), including a pizza oven, barbecue facilities, hot tub, games room, fridge, laundry room with a washer dryer, large freezer and sink area, additional showers and toilets, as well as access to a rowing boat and trout fishing on the lake. The village pub is also nearby if you fancy a stroll.
Is it a treehouse? Is it a safari tent? Wait, it’s both! Nestled on the Welsh border close to the scenic Brecon Beacons you’ll find the totally bespoke Phoenix Tree. Follow the ladder-staircase crawling up the old tree-trunk, to the wood-panelled bedroom platform. The ground-floor area holds the kitchen space and you can use the gas hob, cob fire or the BBQ/fire-pit outside for cooking. Outside, you’ll find an outdoor shower with African-safari-themed accents, along with a wooden Japanese hot tub heated by a wood-burning stove.
Nestled in the very heart of Wales, surrounded by glorious Welsh countryside, you’ll find the Secret Yurts. These bespoke larger-than-average yurts come with huge king-size beds with crisp bedding, a log-burner, lanterns, candles and fairy lights along with dressing gowns and fluffy towels. They all come with their own stylish wet room and ample hot water.
Take a 20-minute drive to the stunning Powis Castle and Gardens, a little further to the scenic Lake Vyrnwy where boats and bikes can be hired.
Devon offers a plethora of delightful, postcard-pretty towns and fishing villages, unspoilt rolling countryside and fine sandy beaches, all framed by two scenic coastlines and the turquoise ocean. Devon is ripe with great glamping accommodations, whether you are after a countryside retreat or an escape by the seaside.
The idyllic countryside retreat of Brownscombe Luxury Glamping is situated about a 20-minute drive from Torquay on the southwest coast of England, with accommodation options catering to couples, families and groups. The cute Tabernacle is pretty as a picture, situated in its own meadow, complete with stained glass and a bell tower. It features a comfortable king-size bed with sumptuous bed linen, vintage furniture for that rustic feel, and a hand-built kitchen (including a sink, two-ring induction hob and fridge with ice box). It's also got its own well-fitted shower room with a flushing loo and washbasin. Outside you'll find tranquility in the rocking chairs on the porch and your own private wood-fired hot-tub for stargazing.
The luxurious cabin, on the other hand, is a more modern affair in wood, perfect for a romantic break. It’s also spacious enough for a family, as there’s a separate master bedroom, and the kids will love the built-in bunk beds with their portholes. There's also a fully kitted-out kitchen and an amazing bathroom with a gorgeous copper bath—deep enough for 2. Outside there's a terrace with a BBQ and a wood-fired hot-tub.
Lower Keats Glamping is nestled in the Devonshire countryside just outside the village of Tytherleigh, offering a selection of cute safari tents set on a working, family run farm. It is as idyllic as it comes and was featured on Channel 4’s “Four in A Bed”. Each tent is gorgeously decorated with hardwood floors and work spaces and comes with a number of beds, fully operational kitchen, sitting area and al fresco dining deck. There is an on-site "honesty" shop, providing everything you need for breakfast. Four-legged friends are also welcome here.
This secluded adults-only treehouse at Ravendere Retreats is nestled between the trees overlooking the beautiful valley with glimpses across the ocean, set in 12 acres of private woodland. It comes decked out with state-of-the art mod-cons and bespoke interiors by a team of designers. It has a wood-burning stove and plush soft furnishings, a huge bed with fine Egyptian bedding and a roll top bath overlooking the greenery outside. There's a fully-equipped kitchen (also with that all-important Nespresso machine), a separate bathroom with a walk-in waterfall shower and complimentary Rituals Spa toiletries. Outside, the deck area has a gas barbecue and wood-fired pizza oven, along with seating.
Yorkshire is steeped in Roman and Viking heritage, with a vast array of impressive castles and medieval abbeys and some of the prettiest chocolate-box villages in the country. This is flanked by the outstanding beauty and serenity of the green Yorkshire Dales, offering peaceful woodland, moorland trails and trickling waterfalls. This scenery is made for glamping and there are countless options to choose from.
The awesome Camp Kátur is set within the beautiful 250 acre Camp Hill Manor Estate of North Yorkshire, and offers a mind-boggling selection of accommodation to suit all tastes. From bell tents to hobbit pods, geodomes, safari tents and Betty, the yellow 1980s retro caravan, you’ll find something to accommodate any group here. Super-comfy bedding, snuggly rugs, BBQ, fire-pit and fairy lights are provided throughout, with some of the units being fully self-sufficient and some coming with their own hot tub. There’s also an outdoor EcoSpa and a communal BBQ Grill Cabin, toilets, showers and kitchen hut all within easy reach of all accommodation. What’s more, there are loads of fun and exciting activities for all ages on-site.
With miles and miles of unobstructed, breathtakingly beautiful views across the Vale of York, Private Hill offers an exclusive and secluded glamping retreat. Their geodesic domes are equipped with top-of-the range decor and all the contemporary mod-cons you could dream of, as each unit is en-suite, and features a super king-size bed and small kitchenette (including a microwave!), ensuring a luxurious stay.
This ruggedly cosy retreat sits in 500 acres of native English woodland and offers all the charm of a wilderness escape, but with first-class luxury amenities. Each suite at the North Star Club has been decked out to make your stay as comfortable as possible, individually styled and boasting wood burners, huge bath-tubs, four-poster beds and plush furnishings—this is glamping with a difference. All suites have a kettle, fridge, washing up sink, and gas BBQ on the veranda and can sleep between 2 and 6. There are several great dining options in the area as well, catering to your dietary needs and what’s more, you can opt for a pampering treatment in your very own tub.
Home to endless green spaces with over 100 nature reserves, rolling hills and patchwork fields, cute coastal resorts, quaint villages, dramatic caves and medieval castles steeped in history, Somerset makes for a fine glamping destination bar-none. And let’s just take a moment to appreciate the quintessentially English Cheddar cheese, along with thirst-quenching cider and succulent strawberries.
The ever-so-popular, adults-only Yurt Retreat is set on Fords Croft Farm in Crewkerne in a stunning South Somerset location, just a stone's throw from the Dorset and Devon Jurassic Coast, offering uninterrupted views across the surrounding fields. There's a host of different kinds of accommodation over at The Yurt Retreat, including yurts and the adorable Bird Treehouse, along with the superb Nest Roundhouse—which offers the best of a yurt and a treehouse experience all-in-one. It comes with an open-plan bedroom with a large bed with Egyptian cotton linen, a fully-equipped living and kitchen area with TV, oven, fridge, toaster, kettle, and plenty of pots, pans, crockery, and utensils.
Off this room is an en-suite bathroom with separate shower, a rainforest shower head and a bath. The focal point of this unit is however the freestanding outdoor bath for romantic evenings soaking away under the stars. Take advantage of the woodland sauna and outdoor shower, if you can tear yourself away from your luxe abode (bookings required.)
Now we may seem a bit biased, but the next entry—the top-rated Shepherd’s Hut Retreat—is in fact part of the above-mentioned Fords Croft Farm retreat in Crewkerne. Set in a tranquil spot between the trees on the water’s edge, each hut comes with its own private decking and fire pit. Inside you will find a beautiful bathroom and fully equipped kitchen, dining area and a comfy double bed along with a host of amenities. Head over to the gorgeous Lakeside Hot Tub and Woodland Sauna where you can watch ducks paddle across the pond with the soothing sound of the wind rustling through the reeds.
Wall Eden Farm
Once a dairy farm in the 1950’s, Wall Eden Farm has turned into an idyllic glamping retreat set over several acres of quaint Somerset countryside alongside the River Brue. It offers a range of luxe accommodation to suit everyone—from pods (including a hobbit-style one), to yurts and log cabins with en-suite contemporary bathrooms, modern kitchenettes, flat-screen TVs and an array of other mod-cons to make you feel right at home. Alongside the Farm Shop, sauna and hot tub, there are heaps of activities on offer here including fishing, pottery, archery, axe throwing, rifle/pistol shooting and canoe/kayaking. And the little ones will love the opportunity to feed the farm animals!