If you like the idea of getting back to nature, but don’t fancy waking up cold and groggy in a paper-thin tent, glamping is a great compromise. In fact you’ll have to compromise on very little, with most glamping sites offering all the mod cons.
All you’ll have to remember is to take wellies and slippers for daytime adventures.
Don’t forget a torch for the evenings — no need to worry if you’ve got enough tent pegs or if your sleeping bag will be warm enough.
Here’s our guide to some of the best places in the UK to enjoy the great outdoors in luxury.
Wingbury Farm, Buckinghamshire
Situated in the heart of Buckinghamshire, Wingbury Farm is just a stone’s throw away from the rolling Chiltern Hills.
Wingrave village is just around the corner, and Whipsnade Zoo, Woburn Safari Park, Harry Potter World and Bletchley Park are all within reach too.
There’s certainly no dearth of places to visit to keep the whole family entertained.
The site itself is on the edge of a family-run farm, with breathtaking views of the great British countryside whichever way you look.
The glamping pods sleep four and each comes with a fully-fitted kitchen and en-suite bathroom.
Outside there’s a decking area with a BBQ and fire pit — perfect for enjoying long, lazy evenings.
Adhurst Yurts, West Sussex
On the border of West Sussex and East Hampshire you’ll find the delightful Adhurst Estate.
Recommended by The Telegraph, Harper’s Bazaar, and The Independent to name a few, Adhurst offers a tailor-made glamping experience.
Choose from four yurts and a rustic cabin, all perfectly placed within 100 acres of ancient forest and 450 acres of the grand estate.
These yurts are electricity free, so you’re guided each night by twinkling solar fairy lights.
There are running taps though, and plenty of creature comforts like gas-fired hot showers outside.
Crafty Camping, Dorset
Nestled in the gorgeous West Devon countryside, Craft Camping offers an outdoorsy getaway laced with luxury.
The yurts are fitted with king-sized beds and their own private clearing for comfort and privacy.
Expect flushing loos, wi-fi and incredible tree-top showers.
There are woodworking courses on offer too — from chair making to spoon carving, learn from the experts and whittle away.
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Brambells Glamping, Norfolk
Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life with Brambells Glamping on the Norfolk/Suffolk border.
Located on a family-run farm, get a taste of the farming lifestyle while enjoying the serenity of the countryside setting.
You can even take the little ones along, with tents that cater to tots and toddlers.
If you want to be dazzled, book the clear-roofed star gazer tent, where you can literally drift off under the stars.
There’s an optional breakfast crate available too, so you try the local produce.
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