Top glamping get-aways in Great Britain

Top glamping get-aways in Great Britain

Break away from the norm and go glamping in the British countryside – just as wild but with all your home comforts to hand.

Here are our top picks of alternative accommodation available to hire in the UK:

The Treehouse
For a romantic tree house holiday for two in the heart of the British countryside, within an hour of London and seven miles from Tunbridge Wells, head for Bensfield Treehouse in Sussex. It has all mod cons including king size bed, en-suite bathroom, fitted kitchen, sundeck and a gorgeous rope bridge for private access. It will take you back to your naughty childhood days and is set around a large oak tree – making you feel like you’re hiding out in your own nature den. Enjoy breakfast al fresco and recline in the treetops, which have excellent views of the surrounding fields and forests, through the day. In the evening, male for the local bars and restaurants where live music and great, local food are all par for the course. It makes for a great staycation in the UK and perhaps even a low cost honeymoon. Find out more here

The Wooden WigWam
Escape to Central Scotland for a break in a wooden wigwam which will have you expecting grizzly bears and racoons as you shack up in one of these great structures which actually sleeps five. Find a fridge, microwave, toaster and kettle inside and easy access to the River Earn for Rainbow Trout and Salmon fishing – fresh food which can be gutted there and then and thrown on your own allocated firepit. Nearby you’ll find the Crieff Visitor Centre and all-year-round Nutcracker Christmas Village. It promises a great stay and great facilities with even a games room on-site. Local pubs are within easy walking distance and wildlife, including plenty of ducks, is a given as they stumble across your patch in the early hours. Find out more here

The Yurt
Try Yurt camping in Wales – against the backdrop of the Powys Hills for these Mongolian Yurts will transport you as far as mentally possible from the crowded rat race to a place where stargazing, log fires and quiet contemplation rule. Amidst Willow, Ash and Cherry trees, you’ll be in your element as you get back in touch with nature – but don’t worry, each Yurt is insulated with sheep wool and as cosy as they come. Wood burners aplenty and cultural wall hangings adorn these up-market tents, which are filled with scatter cushions and hand-made day and lounge beds. It’s festival spirit at its best – without the loud music and mud. Find out more here

The Gypsy Caravan
Get in touch with your inner gypsy at Wriggles Brook Gypsy B&B in Hertfordshire, where a romantic escape is guaranteed. Although your accommodation will be simple, you can have organic meals delivered to your door and there’s no shortage of hot showers in the nearby heated cabin. Add to that satin and silk on the bed and your own eco-loo and you have paradise on – albeit static – wheels. Bird song is the order of the day and you can expect to be serenaded by night also by the local owls. Hammocks, log fires and local pubs are all there for the taking so what are you waiting for?! Find out more here

The Tipi
London might not always spring to mind as an ideal camping destination but Tipis of London makes it so. Hire a large, cotton Tipi for a weekend to remember and you won’t regret it. Inside you’ll find all manner of hard and soft furnishings, depending on your requirements. Whether it’s pouffes, beanbags or sheep skins you desire, your wish is their command. These native Indian style Tipis can sleep up to eight and are a great party accommodation alternative – combining both vintage and modern takes on the traditional Sami Lavvu Tipi. Find out more here

The Eco Lodge
Eco warriors will love this luxury accommodation in Darlington. It’s the ultimate in private glamping – and you can leave with a completely clear conscious. It’s not far from the motorway but you’d never know. It has everything you might expect from a wooden lodge and is just a short drive from lots of great tourist attractions in the region. Freshwater and bay fishing, hiking, ice skating, whitewater rafting and good cycling routes are all within easy reach. Find out more here

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1 Comment

  1. Kate 8 years ago

    Nice list of glamping properties! I really want to try out the Tree House it looks great. It’s definately on my bucket list!

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