Stylish stays around the UK
If you’re the type of person who doesn’t want to stay in any ‘ol tent, then you’ll love Cool Camping’s latest edition of ‘Glamping Getaways’. From tree houses to yurts, safari tents to lodges, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to finding your perfect glamping retreat.
Although all of the recommendations in the book are amazing, we’ve whittled it down to help make your choice even easier.
Here are our top five favourite glamping experiences across the UK...
Longlands Glamping, North Devon
Located near the picturesque coastal town of Combe Martin, this glamping location features five luxurious safari tents. Each tent comes equipped with a kitchen with a wood-burning stove, a show room, a separate en-suite bathroom, games to keep you occupied and a private BBQ, so you can cook a rustic meal, weather permitting. Guests also have access to the Longlands Larder, which is stocked with milk, cheese and chutney, available 24 hours a day.
Prices from £575 for a midweek stay to £595 for a weekend stay. Open mid-March – November.
Secret Meadows Glamping, Suffolk
Secret Meadows comprises six luxurious lodge-style tents spread across an 115-acre farm. Each tent has a double bed, two singles, a fully equipped kitchen with a Belfast sink, a slate worktop, fridge and traditional kitchen dresser. The tents also come equipped with a BBQ, a loo and a shower.
Prices from £545 for a 3-night weekend stay or from £369 for a 4-night midweek stay. Open March – November.
Wild Luxury, Norfolk
Located in North Yorkshire, with its prairie like flatness and wide, open skies, you’ll find seven luxury safari lodges in a fenced-off field. The lodges are completely off-grid, there’s no electricity and all water is stored on site, but each lodge comes equipped with hot showers and a flushing toilet, making it a great option for those who want to ‘live wild’ but still maintain some of life’s little luxuries.
Prices from £269 for a two-night weekend break in the low season to £1,495 for a week during the summer holidays.
Alde Garden, Suffolk
This campsite boasts a diverse variety of camping options including two yurts, one gypsy caravan, one stilted tent, five small tent pitches and a year-round holiday cottage. There is also a ‘jungle shower and an outdoor kitchen with gas cookers, straw-bale seats, cutlery, crockery, pots, pans, tea and coffee. Conventional loos and showers are also available in an outbuilding nearby.
Prices from £75 for two nights in The Hideout to £125 for two nights in the Bell Tent to £170 for two nights in the gypsy caravan to £180 for two nights in a yurt. Camping is also available from £14 per night.
Roulotte Retreat, Scottish Borders
This glamping location has seven seriously sexy ‘roulette’s’, which are French gypsy caravans that are bursting with character. Many couples find it difficult to prise themselves away from the romantic caravans, deciding to hole up for a bit of l’amour. Each roulette comes equipped with a power shower, a modern toilet, a cooker, a wood-burning stove, a BBQ and independent heating.
Fitness lovers can also book in for a yoga class with the owner, Avril, who hosts one-to-one sessions or group bookings upon request.
Prices from £95-£135 per night in the low season to £105-£165 per night in the high season. Eco hot tubs are also available for an additional fee.
One of the greatest luxuries of all is having the time to relax with a great book.