Sleep in a treehouse, a hobbit house or a Russian truck with our top ten glamping breaks with a difference…
The last few years has seen camping take a total rehaul in the form of glamping. No longer do you have to cram a family of four into a stuffy tent with no toilets in a muddy field to get a break in the countryside. In fact if you are looking for a break with all the benefits of camping – waking up to stunning views, in the quiet of the country, glamping is definitely for you. And things have geared up a lot from your standard tent!
We spoke to top glamping accomodation company glampsites.com who have a collection of over 600 glamping units in the UK and Ireland. This includes yurts, bell tents, safari tents, tipis and camping pods through to shepherds huts and tree houses – there’s something for all tastes and all budgets. We have picked out our top 10 favourite glampsites.com glamping breaks with a difference…
Al-Fresco Bathing at Eco Retreats
Go glamping in the heart of the Welsh mountains, just south of Snowdonia National Park. Your tipi comes with its own wood-fired al fresco bath as well as a private shower with fresh water which comes from a spring higher up the site.
The Pod Hollow at West Stow Pods
Suffolk, East Anglia
Inspired by the magic of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth – and fit for Hobbits and Man alike – Pod Hollow is a subterranean holiday dwelling nestled in the side of a grassy knoll. Now open to visitors, this dog-friendly, two-bedroom woodland abode is ready to become the setting for your epic adventure!
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Prices start from £137 per night. Book glamping in Suffolk at The Pod Hollow here
Sleep among the treetops at Craighead Howf
The Tree Howf is a beautifully designed and crafted masterpiece! Built high up within the branches, it has amazing 360 degree views over the Ochill hills and beyond. Immerse yourself in peace and quiet in this totally self sufficient tree house, which has internal cooking facilities, shower and wood burning stove/ oven, while downstairs there is compost toilet.
Zilda the Russian Truck at Rosevidney Glamping
Zilda is a former radio truck built in Russia in 1972 which has been converted into unique and cosy glamping accommodation. Zilda has a full size double bed and bunk beds, sleeping up to four guests. Her kitchen is equipped with a gas hob and a wood burning stove. A tripod style BBQ allows al fresco cooking or it can be used as a fire pit. The pet friendly unit has its own hot water shower and compost loo.
Glamping Tents at The Slate Caverns
This unique glamping experience offers a beautiful location in a rugged landscape filled with amazing panoramic views and extraordinary industrial heritage. The location offers some of the best star gazing in the world by night as the site sits on the edge of the Snowdonia Dark Sky Reserve. These tents are right beside exciting tourist attractions handy for the Llechwedd Deep Mine, Zip World and Antur Stiniog. The ensuite tents are a home from home with solid wooden floors, electric, a wood burner, comfortable beds and a hot shower.
Couples Retreat at Ockeridge Rural Retreats
Worcestershire, West Midlands
This epic boutique couples hut offers Shepherd’s hut glamping breaks at their very best. This hidden Worcestershire gem has been created uniquely for couples and is focused on delivering luxury and style – just check out that roll top copper bath!
Large Group Glamping Lodges at Sloeberry Farm
Cardigan Bay, Wales
These spacious, ensuite, dog-friendly glamping lodges sleep up to seven guests. Relax in comfortable vintage leather chesterfields beside the wood burning stove or sit on the decking area taking in the stunning views across the coastal hills.
The Oak Yurt at Woodland Tipi and Yurts
Herefordshire, West Midlands
This traditional Mongolian yurt sleeps a family of 4-6 people and is an ideal glamping breaks location. It has some gorgeous tradition folk art painted on the woodwork inside. The interior includes lanterns, beautiful rugs, cosy sheepskins, wooden tables and a two ring gas stove with kettle. There is a wood burner in the centre to provide heat and a beautiful ambience. A fire pit, woodland swings and a hammock are very close by to the yurt.
Secluded Bell Tents at Nyth Robin
Nyth Robin is a small site set in 7 acres of woodland. Located in Snowdonia National Park there’s plenty to do nearby. Set in their own area of woodland, the spacious 5 metre bell tents come lovingly furnished with all you need. There is a double bed and two futon singles. Bedding, rugs, blankets, lighting and bunting are all included! Our rustic outdoor kitchen is fully equipped and includes gas stove, cutlery, cooking pans and crockery, plus a fire pit and barbecue grill.
Hot tub Pods at Peaks and Pods
Peaks and Pods is the perfect place to relax and recharge your batteries and is one of our favourite glamping breaks. Enjoy a private Finnish wood-fired hot tub and toast marshmallows on your own fire pit while stargazing in their dark skies. The heated glamping pods are truly luxurious. There’s an ensuite shower room and a kitchen with a hob, sink, fridge, microwave, kettle and toaster. A wood-fired pizza oven is available to hire.