Stay-cations have never been more on trend in the UK than they are today. With over 8,100 google searches each month for 2020 stay-cations in Britain, it seems that there is no better time than for us to show you what’s out there! But why not make your holiday something a little different, and try out one of Britain's Best Unique Glamping Stays? Whether you are looking for a tent, yurt, tree house or even a converted bus, we have it covered!
This family friendly treehouse can be found beyond the gardens at the Fox and Hounds Hotel in North Devon. Nestled between the trout pond and the lower fields, the elegant wooden structure is built from remarkable oak wood, believed to be more than 250 years old! Built around the tree itself, around 5 metres high in the branches, it boasts two bedrooms, an ensuite bathroom, a fully fitted kitchen and even a private terrace. What’s more, the treehouse is surrounded by bird boxes, and is in a great location for spotting deer, otters and other wildlife in the private paddock below.
Not yet sure on what style of glamping is for you? Not to worry, over in Brookhouse Woods there are plenty of options to choose from. Only a few hours from London, you can find Treehouses, Yurts, Hobbit Houses and even Goji the Tree Tent burrowed deep in the woods. All of the structures are made with locally grown wood from coppiced woodlands, helping to look after the health of the surrounding woods currently and for future generations, and combating the Ash dieback. The views across the Malvern Hills and the Frome Valley are breath-taking both during the day and night, and are perfect for those looking for the adventures of rail walking or perhaps just lazing by the fire taking in the peaceful surroundings.
Set within 30-acres of ancient woodland on the Westley Farm in Gloucestershire, are the hidden glamping yurts and cabins. Each one is unique in its own way, ranging from a cowboy shower to a Japanese Ofuro soaking tub, perfect for creating unforgettable memories. The structures are fully equipped and are dog friendly, adding to the charm and quirkiness tucked away in its own private dell.
This beautiful adult only site in Perthshire, is home to six truly unique and outstanding lodgings, each designed in its own way to provide an experience that you have never had before. Surrounded by the natural gardens and woodland areas, choose between Hobbit Houses, Treehouses or even go all out and rent the ultimate romantic Secluded Cabin on the lake. Each space has its own grounds, so the only neighbours you share with are the wildlife and onsite animals, providing you the utmost privacy in Scotland’s finest countryside.
These cosy cedar-clad pods have all of the facilities you need for a fantastic weekend away in Yorkshire, whatever the weather! You can choose which level of luxury you are after, ranging from ‘Green Top’ to ‘Gold Top’ - all stunning and each with its own special personality. The Gold Tops offer private outdoor hot tubs, to ensure you can stargaze in style. What's great is these pods all have access to ‘The Hub’, a shared space for all guests to enjoy, sheltered by a sky-light roof and with tables and seating areas and even a pizza oven - perfect for a group of glampers wanting to enjoy a little privacy during their stay but still socialise with friends and families away from the retreat of their pods.
These spectacular tree houses encompass a little bit of our childhood, mixed together with ultimate luxury. Set in the heart of the Cotswolds, and part of the 400 acre private Estate, Farncombe Estate, you will find three arboreal retreats, embodying all of the pleasures you desire. With each hut large enough for a family of 4 at an amazing 50sqm, you get not only underfloor heating and a stylish ensuite bathroom, but all of the amenities you would expect to find at a five star hotel, including bathrobes, slippers and a mini bar. There is a large decking area wrapping around the large Oak trees, and two heated bathtubs on the deck - perfect for gazing at the fantastic woodland views.
You may recognise this tree house from a 2013 episode of Channel 4’s George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces - and true to the name, what an amazing space it is! The treehouse is based on three different shapes, to encompass the nest of the outdoor nature and the warmth of the indoors. Known as The Sky Den, this spectacular wooden structure in Northumberland features a triangular pod, with an opening roof to reveal the star-studded night skies of Kielder Water and Forest Park. The main Square space has glass doors, opening into a wide balcony overlooking the river, whilst the Circle space utilises the versatile space to house an old-fashioned wood burning stove.
Fancy something a bit different to the previously mentioned treehouses and pods? The Bus Stop offers just that, in the East Lothian countryside. The accommodation available is all made from recycled and handcrafted objects, placed on a working farm with fantastic views of the Lammermuir Hills. The Luxury Bus options offer a cosy, yet unique space with bespoke furniture and a fancy wood-burning stove, or alternatively perhaps you are looking for something a bit more outdoorsy! The Rustic Buses provide the perfect way to spend the evening camping, without the hassle of erecting a tent - and with the added bonus of having a private hot tub - we like to glamp in style!
Melin Mabes offer a range of glamping accommodations, in peaceful surroundings, in the heart of Pembrokeshire. Spondic, however, is the name of the option we want to highlight. This self-contained and insulated dome, has been created to look like a UFO - how many people do you know who have stayed in a UFO? Perfect for families with young children, the dome sleeps 4, across a rotating double bed, and a sofa bed that transforms into bunk beds. With a TV, Wii and even lightsabres, there is plenty to keep the kids entertained when taking a break from the many walking and cycling routes in the area. This intergalactic glamping pod is definitely one not to be missed.
We have definitely saved the most inventive for last! Blackberry Wood is home to a small, family run campsite at the foot of South Downs National Park, in the peaceful Sussex Countryside. The site has not only sites for you to pitch your tents, but some of the most inventive Glamping spaces available. You can choose to stay in a funky disused Fire Engine, a Beautifully British Holiday Bus, a secluded Gypsy Caravan, a selection of modern Wooden Cabins, Skyhigh Tree Houses and wait for it… even a fantastic ‘Holicopter’. The converted 1965 Wessex Search and Rescue helicopter sleeps up to 4 people, and is even fully heated! Up, up and away we go for a fantastic Glamping Stay!
TOP TIP ! Always read the guest feedback on TripAdvisor before committing to your booking!!! Happy Glamping!