Whether you're planning an outdoorsy hen do, a romantic break or family getaway with activities for all, there's a glamp-site out there for you.
Here, we've picked our favourite luxury tents, shepherd's huts and caravans all over Britain that are perfect for a stylish summer staycation.
If you don't do traditional camping, but want something more outdoorsy than a hotel stay, you are guaranteed to be inspired by these luxury offerings.
13 luxury glamping holidays to book now:
Bringing slightly more exotic safaris to the Kent countryside, the Aspinall Foundation's Port Lympne estate will transport guests off on the long-haul adventure they've probably spent the last year dreaming of, while remaining grounded on British soil. The resident animals include tigers, lions, giraffes and wolves – but if it's ursine friends you're looking to make, book one of the Bear Lodges, which are located near the bear habitat of the 600-acre reserve. Each lodge sleeps up to eight guests, with proper beds, ensuite bathrooms, tea-making kits and a fridge – but they're also helpfully close to the Clubhouse (and its restaurant and bar).
Bear Lodge, Port Lympne, Hythe Kent. Visit aspinallfoundation.co.uk for more information.
Part of the Luxury Family Hotels group, Woolley Grange – in Bradford-on-Avon near Bath – has fully equipped glamping suites positioned within its bucolic grounds. Conveniences have been carefully considered in the generous two-bedroom tents; there’s a flushing toilet and double-head shower in the bathroom, a spacious living area, lighting and power sockets, a woodburning stove and a private terrace with outdoor seating. Expect hotel-worthy luxuries too, from toiletries to bath robes and slippers, plus – if you’ve got little ones – practical accessories for baby changing and bathing. Indeed, it’s a top choice for families not least due to the many activity options. There are animals to pet and games to play throughout the 14-acre gardens, two swimming pools (indoor and outdoor) plus an Ofsted-registered kids’ club running complimentary childcare sessions. For pamper days the hotel spa offers face, body and nail treatments, though if you’re visiting this summer the Bramley Pop-up Treatment experience is a must. The tented therapy rooms overlook wildlife and woodland in the glamping green providing a peaceful spot for dream-worthy oil massage.
Woolley Grange, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 1TX, Visit woolleygrangehotel.co.uk for more information
Stay in a modern shepherd's hut in the grounds of an 18th-century countryside mansion at Hesleyside Huts in Hexham. Each of the cabins comes complete with a fully furnished kitchen (we're talking matching crockery, kitchen utensils and lanterns – everything you could need for entertaining), a wood-burning stove and plush ensuite bedrooms, with the newest huts featuring a gorgeous bronze roll-top bath tub. A real shepherd's delight.
Hesleyside Huts, Hexham, Northumberland. Visit hesleysidehuts.co.uk for more information.
Throughout the summer, Cloud Nine glamp-sites pop up across beautiful English countryside settings, last year in Norfolk, Dorset and the Cotswolds. The perfect outdoor family getaway; expect endless activities to entertain all – from pony trekking to circus training, wild swimming, tree climbing and gin tasting, plus space for pure relaxation (thank you crèche!). The luxury bell tents (one- or two-bedroom) are fully powered and come with personal fire pits, a private loo and ample room inside and out. Safari tents (pictured) are the full monty, boasting a king size bed, en-suite bathroom and hot tub on the terrace. Barbecue cooking is made convenient, while street food stalls, an idyllic restaurant, bar and barista coffee cover all other bases. Proof that camping with children and chic boutique luxuries can happily coexist.
The Bathurst Estate, Cotswolds; Narford Hall, Norfolk; St Giles House, Dorset. Visit cloudnineglamping.com for more information.
For a truly remote glamping experience, book yourself a stay at Middle Lypiatt, which has just opened for its first full year. The rustic safari tent sleeps six, perched high above the ground on a wooden platform in a 12-acre field, and boasts unrivalled south-facing views over the Toadsmoor Valley, part of the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The tent features a fully-fitted kitchen, large open-plan living space - which can be extended to include the front deck - two bedrooms and an en-suite bathroom. The founders were also keen to reduce their environmental impact as much as possible when building the site - from using reclaimed timber in much of the construction, to hand-making the bathroom furniture and using upcycled fittings. Ramblers will be delighted by the numerous walks on your doorstep and the nearby woods to explore, while there are also local pubs just a short distance away, as well as the beautiful towns of Stroud and Cirencester.
Middle Lypiatt Glamping, Cotswolds. Visit middlelypiattglamping.com for more information.
In an area of superlative beauty, Coniston may just win the prize for Cumbria's most attractive lake – and you can enjoy its many admirable qualities while pitching up at one of Moss Side Farm's many yurts, where you'll have the distinctive Herdwick sheep for neighbours. The village of Broughton, with its butcher, bakery and restaurants, is handily just a 30-minute walk away, along an old railway line. The team can arrange midnight canoeing and stand-up paddle-boarding, and high-energy sorts will also be able to scale England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike. Three of the tents have access to a Scandinavian-style wooden hot tub, and each has its own fire-pit. The company has yurts all over the Lake District and down into the Peak District, too.
Long Valley Yurts, Moss Side Farm, Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria. Visit luxury-yurt-holidays.co.uk for more information.
If you're searching for a bucolic glamping setting, where your closest neighbours are cows and birds, Broxhall Farm's Herdman's Hut in Kent is an ideal choice. Hand-made by the local farmer, this cosy, characterful space overlooks rolling hills that eventually fall away to reveal a country pub accessible by walking distance. In the summer, you'll want to sit outside on the decking with a glass of wine by the fire-pit, while in the winter the indoor wood-burner will keep you warm. A special breakfast hamper, complete with homemade granola, yoghurt and fresh fruit, will be delivered to your door on request. If you do decide to venture beyond your tranquil spot, a network of footpaths offers scenic walking routes peppered by wild orchids and cowslips; or head to nearby Canterbury or Whitstable for good restaurants and snug pubs festooned in hops.
Broxhall Farm, Pett Bottom, Canterbury, Kent. Visit Broxhallfarm.co.uk for more information.
A seaside safari-style tent on the Cornish coast, Buttercup is part of Classic Glamping's trio of rustic retreats in Lamorna Cove, in a proclaimed Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There's a spacious deck, a kitchen with a wood-fired range oven and its own shower-room, as well as sunloungers and a hammock in the meadow. All of the surrounding 90 acres of farmland are yours to explore, but don't miss the woodland stroll down to Lamorna Cove, where a golden beach, quay and café await, along with canoes to hire.
Buttercup, Lamorna Cove, West Cornwall. Visit classicglamping.co.uk for more information.
Take glamping to the next level with The Secluded Airship, an insulated aluminium pod designed by Roderick James with views of the Sound of Mull from dragonfly windows. If you truly want a break from the world, then this remote retreat is ideal - the nearest shop is eight miles away. Situated near Drimnin in the Scottish Highlands, this unique and stylish space is an architectural gem in which to enjoy beautiful vistas, afternoons by the wood-burner and nights looking up at the stars through the porthole windows.
Drimnin, Scotland. To book, visit airbnb.co.uk.
One for Londoners looking to escape the chaos of the city for the weekend, Adhurst Yurts in Hampshire is located in the occasionally bluebell-carpeted South Downs National Park, just an hour outside of the capital. The phrase 'shabby chic' seems appropriate to describe the camp, which features rustic flourishes like roofless showers, solar fairy-lights, a cast-iron chicken roaster, bathrooms, hot running water, kitchens and wood-burning stoves in every yurt. Attractions on-site are just as back-to-nature, with zip-wiring, den-building, rope-swinging and bushcraft courses.
Adhurst Yurts, Petersfield, Hampshire. Visit adhurst.co.uk for more information.
Book a staycation with a difference with this traditional gypsy caravan, located on a remote mountain top in Wales. The owners have painstakingly restored the original 1920s frame to create a whimsical accommodation option, full of hand-carved and painted details, gold leaf, brocade and brass. That's not to say that the caravan doesn't offer modern luxuries - WiFi, a coffee machine and an indoor fireplace are all part of the package. The peaceful views across the valleys will prove restorative, while the secluded sauna will help you to relax in earnest.
Machynlleth, Wales. To book, visit airbnb.co.uk.
You would be hard-pressed to find a more luxurious glamping site than the Chilterns View in Wallingford. The luxury lodges are all fully equipped with a kitchenette, cosy living space, ensuite shower-room and a bedroom with a king-size bed, while bed linen, towels, bathrobes and even toiletries are all provided. What's more, there's free WiFi, so you're not completely left to your own devices, as well as a docking station so you can listen to music while you relax in your private hot tub. In fact, you could barely call this 'glamping' at all; it's a true home from home.
Chilterns View, Wallingford, Oxfordshire. Visit coolcamping.co.uk for more information.
Part Narnia, part A Midsummer Night's Dream: we've fallen under the spell of Guy Mallison's bewitching Crafty Camping in West Dorset. The BBC's expert carpenter has put his skills to the test with this magical 'glamp' site, which features yurts, tipis, bell tents and even a shepherd's hut furnished with oak king-size beds, reindeer-skin throws and private 'tree showers' nestled beneath the forest canopy. There's even a safari-style field kitchen with a wood-fired pizza oven, a communal yurt with board games and a library, as well as a sauna.
Crafty Camping, Holditch, West Dorset. Visit mallinson.co.uk for more information.