Camp Hox, Oxfordshire
From the team behind the trendy Hoxton hotels comes Camp Hox, a cool glamping site in Oxfordshire. Stay in one of the site’s pretty bell tents, which all come fully equipped with a comfy double bed and plush linens, as well as coffee and tea making facilities. Glampers here will have access to their own private powder room, bikes to explore the grounds, a premium BBQ and can expect a Hoxton breakfast bag delivered to your tent each morning. Should you get any late-night cravings, there’s also a fridge stocked with sweet treats. For an al fresco sundowner, head to the outdoor gin bar.
Lusty Glaze Beach, Cornwall
For glamping with a sea view, head to Lusty Glaze. Luxurious bell tents perch on the site's private stretch of sand and come equipped with double beds and washrooms, as well as beach blankets and hammocks. When it comes to dining, fire up your BBQ or make full use of the on-site restaurant, where a chef will cook up fresh seafood while a barman mixes exotic cocktails. Make sure to book some of the many beachside activities during your stay, such as surfing lessons or yoga classes, which the team run daily. Set in a magical private cove, Lusty Glaze is a great site to visit as a family or with friends.
Swinton Estate, Yorkshire Dales
Swinton Estate can be found hiding among the vast greenery of the Yorkshire Dales. Choose from a meadow yurt or tree lodge for your stay, all of which sit within the 20,000 acres estate. Tree lodges sleep five and come with a well-stocked kitchen, en-suite bathroom and a fire pit, while yurts have their own hot tubs. Spend a lazy morning enjoying a cup of coffee on your veranda, before taking part in one of the many outdoor activities the site has to offer. From fly fishing to mountain biking and horse riding to woodland walks, there’s something for everyone. Dogs are also welcome.
Elmley Nature Reserve, Isle of Sheppey
For something unique, head to Elmley, a nature reserve on the picturesque Isle of Sheppey. Home to more than 3,000 acres of wilderness, this spectacular site offers some truly breath-taking views. Accommodation wise, you can choose between a bell tent or woodland hut. We love the Saltbox, which comes with a floor to ceiling window providing stunning breakfast-in-bed views. Inside your hut, expect to find tea supplies, homemade muesli and marshmallows ready for toasting. For a treat, the Elmley team will cook you a hearty dinner or lunch using only local, seasonal ingredients. There’s also a bar which is stocked with a wide selection of alcoholic drinks, as well as sweet and savoury goodies. For an added treat, glampers can indulge in a massage during their stay.
Brook House Woods, Herefordshire
Relax in one of Brook House Wood’s luxurious tree houses, yurts or hobbit houses. Nestled among ancient woodland, this site offers glampers the opportunity to master their serve on the tennis court, learn a new skill at the woodwork school, take part in a yoga class or simply relax with a massage or soak in the hot tub. When it comes to dining, the Brook House team will deliver hot, home cooked meals to your door, along with locally sourced breakfast hampers and ready-to-cook pizzas. Looking out over the Frome Valley and scenic Malvern Hills, the site offers panoramic views from all angles.
Campwell can be found in Cherry Wood, near Bath, while accommodation comes in the form of The Village – a collection of handcrafted yurts, log cabins and shepherd’s huts. All come with comfy beds, hot showers and a wood-fire sauna, as well as a communal BBQ area. If you’re travelling as a large group, book the Chief’s Den, which comprises three adjoining luxurious yurts that sit on a wooden sundeck. Sleeping up to four people across two bedrooms, it also boasts a large living space, private bathroom and a kitchen. Activities wise, glampers can sign up for archery classes, woodwork courses and a foraging to fork session, as well as outdoor yoga classes and paddle boarding.
Cornish Tipi Holidays, Port Isaac
This beautiful campsite is just a five-minute drive away from Port Isaac. It’s home to 20 cotton-canvas tipis, which come with all the essentials, and are available in two sizes, medium – which sleeps two adults – and large, which can sleep up to six. Some are located on private pitches, hidden by trees and wildflowers, while others can be found in the communal field, a great option if you’re visiting as a large group. Guests of all ages are encouraged to switch off and relax here, with mornings spent swimming or exploring the local area. In high season, the team at the on-site GastroPod Café host dinner, including pizza, Thai and Mexican nights.
Walcot Hall, Shropshire
Book to stay in a pretty shepherd’s hut or festival-style yurt at Walcot Hall in Shropshire. Accommodation is dotted around the vast estate, with guests encouraged to treat the grounds as their own. We love the cosy Ram Baa Shepherd’s Hut, which is surrounded by pretty rhododendrons and is home to a double bed and al fresco seating area. Spend the afternoon strolling through the arboretum, foraging in the wood or going for a hack organised by the local stables. When it comes to lunch, head to The Powis Arms – the estate’s on-site pub – for some classic British dishes. Think gourmet sandwiches, fish and chips and a warming Chef’s pie.
Berridon Farm, North Devon
Relax and recharge at this glamping site in North Devon. Situated on a rural farm, and just a stone’s throw from some of Devon’s most beautiful beaches, there are five cabins to choose from. After a day of exploring the local seaside resorts, enjoy an under-the-stars soak in the hot tub before tucking into a home cooked pizza fresh from the wood-fired oven. In the morning, expect pastries to be delivered right to your cabin door, and on Sundays, indulge in the homemade breakfast feast.
The Mac’s Farm, Sussex
The Mac’s Farm is the ideal glamping option for the whole family. Pre-erected bell tents come fully furnished, with pretty bohemian touches and fairy lights. Meanwhile, the on-site Mac Shack serves up local sparkling wines, beers and homemade cakes, while the Pizza Amore truck boasts a menu of wood-fired pizzas. For children, The Mac’s Farm is home to The Outdoors Project, an award-winning outdoor adventures club. Taking place every Saturday during high season, the camp is open to children over the age of six and runs fun, educational activities and farm-based adventures. Bear in mind the site is only open on select weekends, so be sure to book your place in advance.
Wriggly Tins Huts, Sussex
These pretty shepherd’s huts make for an ideal break for couples or parents wanting to enjoy a weekend away with older children. A cosy retreat, huts are hidden in a secluded meadow surrounded by ancient bluebell woods. Each boasts a wood-burning stove, snug beds with luxurious linens and pretty vintage touches. Two of the huts also feature bunk beds for children. All come with well stocked food parcels, and the team can also provide breakfast baskets and ‘first night supper’ hampers if necessary. There are plenty of cycling and walking routes to embark on in the local area – otherwise, sit back and relax in the fresh, countryside air.
Luxury Yurt Holidays, Lake District
Head to any of the four Luxury Yurt Holidays sites if you’re after a family-friendly glamping holiday in the Lake District. Unpack your supplies in one of the cosy yurts, which sleep up to six, before heading to the lake for a dip. After drying off, pick up treats at the well-stocked shop or enjoy some classic pub dishes and local ales at the on-site pub. For budding explorers, each site offers plenty of outdoor adventures, from hiking to canoeing. The Windermere and Coniston sites both include private hot tubs, while Ullswater and Keswick encourage guests to build campfires to gather round.
Brownscombe, South Devon
Set in lush green pastures, Brownscombe is a place where you can truly unwind. With four luxurious safari tents and two secluded cabins available to rent, all come with their own private hot tubs. Situated in Devon’s South Hams, there are plenty of local walking routes to enjoy, while the Brownscombe team ensure little luxuries are waiting for you on your return. Children can also enjoy the fresh outdoors while playing on rope swings or even join the farmer on his morning rounds to check on the animals.