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GLAMPING GALORE; LUXURY HOLIDAYS

Wednesday 02nd Mar 2022 |

From luxurious lodges in the Scottish Highlands and stylish shepherd huts in Yorkshire to cosy cabins on the Welsh coast, there are plenty of ways to enjoy a stay in the stunning British countryside without compromising on quality and comfort.

21st-century glamping comes with free-standing baths, yoga classes and hot tubs, a far cry from traditional camping holidays and can offer a unique, luxurious experience with great value for money.

Here are some of Pitchup.com’s glamping top picks. Over 800 glampsites are currently bookable on the platform (along with thousands of more traditional campsites), making it the UK’s largest selection of outdoor options, all searchable and bookable in one place.

GLAMPING GALORE – ENGLAND

Strawberry Safari Shepherds Huts, North Yorkshire

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Discover the beauty of the North Yorkshire countryside with a stay at this luxury ensuite shepherd’s hut, set amidst three acres of woodlands and ponds. Relax into pure organic cotton and natural wool bedding, whip up tasty treats in the cozy kitchen and enjoy a private ensuite shower room. With yoga classes also available on site and ample opportunity to explore the local surroundings on foot, Strawberry Safari Shepherds Huts has everything needed for a re-energising retreat.

Price: From £132 per night for two adults.

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Wantisden Park, Suffolk

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This glamping site in the scenic Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is located a 15-minute drive from both the sea and Sutton Hoo archaeological site, and offers a variety of modern and unusual lodging options of all shapes and sizes. The one-bedroom lodge, camping pod and microlodge are all beautifully appointed, with many mod cons that give them the feel of miniature houses. Some even come with a private hot tub!

Price: From £270 for two nights and up to four people.

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Coutts Glamping, Cornwall

Located in an Area of Outstanding Beauty in north Cornwall, surrounded by fields of sheep and horses, stunning countryside and views of Bodmin Moor, Coutts Glamping offers a secluded spot for a glamping retreat. The site offers bell tents, shepherd huts and cabins, each set in their own miniature garden. Tastefully decorated and well-equipped with wood-burning stoves and outdoor dining areas, each unit has its own camping kitchen annexes and allocated loo and shower in the separate block on site. Award-winning food is also just a few minutes’ walk away at the Quarryman Pub and Restaurant.

Price: Shepherd’s hut from £80 per night for two people. Bell tents from £90 per night for up to four people. Cabins from £100 per night for up to six people.

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Headswood On The Wall, Cumbria

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Located just a 20-minute drive from Carlisle, Headswood On The Wall gets its name from the site’s close proximity to Hadrian’s Wall and keen walkers will enjoy direct access to the mighty Hadrian’s Wall Path, which follows the World Heritage Site for 84 miles from coast to coast. The modern and smartly presented wooden pods come equipped with a comfy double bed, ensuite bathroom, TV, Wifi and kitchen. On top of all of these creature comforts, each pod also boasts its very own private hot tub – perfect after a day of hiking!

Price: Camping pods start from £125 per night for two adults.

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GLAMPING GALORE – SCOTLAND

GG’s Yard, Dumfries and Galloway

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This scenic family- and dog-friendly glamping site just a five-minute drive from Gatehouse of Fleet in Dumfries and Galloway offers a tranquil spot perfect for getting away from it all while offering plenty of action thanks to the onsite Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre, which gives guests easy access to archery, zorbing, Segway tours through the scenic Galloway Hills, and zooms on Scotland’s longest zipwire. The modern and elegantly decorated cottages, chalets and bungalows wow with a variety of luxury features, some have free-standing bathtubs with scenic views while others boast private hot tubs.

Price: From £150 per night for two people.

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Loch Tay Highland Lodges, Perthshire

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Head to the Scottish Highlands and bed down in a heated lodge, with stunning views all around and a range of activities from archery and canoeing to gorge walking and Segway tours close at hand. Premium micro lodges and cabins come complete with self-contained shower and WC, and hot tub. Self-catering is easy with a fully-equipped kitchenette, or head to the onsite Italian bistro for delicious eats.

Price: Microlodges with hot tub from £155 per night for two people. Cabins from £131.75 per night for up to four people. Geodesic domes from £72.25 per night for two people. Camping pods from £60.00 per night for two adults.

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GLAMPING GALORE – WALES

Bothy Shepherd’s Hut at Teifi Meadows, Lampeter

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In the midst of the Ceredigion countryside, on a secluded site surrounded by woodland, the Bothy is ideal for a luxurious and immersive nature retreat. Guests are welcomed with a hamper of local produce, to cook up in the outdoor kitchen or enjoy in the secluded garden. The area is a haven for wildlife like red kites, and dolphins are often spotted off the nearby coast. Fishing or canoeing on the River Teifi and mountain pony trekking are all within easy reach.

Price: From £65 per night, based on two adults (two night minimum stay)

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Ty Llewelyn Glamping and Camping, Powys

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A charming off-grid hideaway tucked away in the picturesque Powys countryside, the Ty Llewelyn Glamping and Camping site is located a 45-minute drive from Aberystwyth and Powis Castle, making it perfect for family-friendly breaks in a convenient location close to the A470. The cosy bell tent can sleep up to six people and comes with a comfy double bed, double pull-out sofa and two single camp beds, while the open-air bath tub is bound to delight young and old! Surrounded by extensive woodlands, enjoy the very best of the great Welsh outdoors in this beautiful spot.

Price: From £95 for one night and up to six people.

Book: Pitchup.com

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