Glamping hideaways are the perfect halfway between a night under canvas camping and the home comforts you’ve learned to enjoy. There are some wonderful places for a glamping holiday in the UK, here are just a few of my favourites.
If you’re not sure on camping but also want something a little different to a holiday home or a hotel, then a glamping adventure is just what you need. With so many With so many wonderful glamping sites in the UK with Unique hideaways, you may never look at a hotel again.
Glamping is the fusion of glamour and camping, incorporating all the modern luxuries you are used to at a hotel such as running water, a real bed, and luxury amenities. Some glamping spots even include hot tubs or are tucked away in a beautiful hidden location you’d never know about if you were just driving along.
Here are 5 of the best glamping locations in the UK for the perfect blend of outdoors and comfort.
1. Mount Lookout in Penzance, Cornwall
Cosy glamping pod with sea views and hot tub
If you’re looking for a cosy UK glamping experience that ticks all the boxes then this beautiful glamping pod is perfect for you. With stunning wooden interiors, the Mount Lookout pod has everything you could need inside including, an en-suite bedroom, underfloor heating, and even a TV. The pod can accommodate four people, with a sofa that transforms into a double bed and a double bedroom at the back – ideal for a family break, and you can even bring the dog.
The location of this glamping pod is amazing. Set in a pretty meadow, Mount Lookout has a direct view over the stunning Cornish coastline with sweeping views of the ocean and a clear view of Cornwall’s famous, St Michael’s Mount. If you’re looking for glamping with sea views, this is the one for you.
There’s also a fire pit and a BBQ area to enjoy al-fresco dining and the cherry on top – a hot tub. There can’t be anything better than sinking into hot bubbles while watching the evening melt away over the scenic Cornish coast.
Visiting the iconic St Michael’s Mount is a must, where you can access the mysterious island castle by crossing the causeway at low tide or by taking the ferry at high tide from Marazion Beach.
There’s so much on offer in this amazing location to keep you busy, including beautiful beaches at St Ives, and Hayle and impressive views as you walk along the southwest coast.
2. Whittler’s Yurt in Clovelly, Devon
Romantic yurt with hot tub
If you’re looking for the authentic feel of sleeping under the stars in a tent but want all the luxuries of a hotel then this beautifully decorated Whittler’s Yurt is for you. Located in rural Devon near the historic town of Clovelly, this stunning yurt has been transformed into an enchanting hidden getaway. Decorated with colourful luxe textures and including an impressive velvet upholstered bed, this is the place for you if you’re interested in luxury glamping in the UK.
The yurt includes a wood burner for those chilly days you want to snuggle up inside and a separate kitchen where you can rustle up a feast. A truly unique feature of this Mongolian yurt is the traditional Toona window where light streams in throughout the day, allowing you to tell the time without a watch. There’s also a shower room and an outdoor area including a BBQ and a hot tub. A wonderful spot if you’re after some glamping with hot tubs.
For anyone looking to connect with nature, the yurt is set within the Devonshire countryside, where the owners of the yurt are happy to share with you their fields and spectacular lake. You can go wild swimming or take up a spot of yoga on the deck overlooking the water.
If you are looking to explore the area around this picturesque hideaway, then there is plenty to see and do within the Devon countryside. From gorgeous greenery to quaint fishing towns, there’s a lot of great things to do in Devon. If you are looking for sandy beaches Braunton Burrows or Saunton Sands are a short trip away, and there are plenty of scenic towns to explore such as Clovelly, and Lundy Island, which are just a short boat trip away.
3. Mistery 2 in River Kennall, Cornwall
Unique houseboat stay
All aboard this beautiful hidden getaway set inside a spacious barge boat docked on River Kennall. Located on a secluded bank, this unique Mistery 2 houseboat stay will be sure to help create some wonderful memories as you swap the hubbub for the peaceful woodland that surrounds the river.
With two large double bedrooms set at either end of the boat, this unusual getaway is surprisingly roomy. It also includes a full kitchen and a dining area onboard for any avid home cooks. If you’re not already impressed by the beautiful interiors – many of which are made using reclaimed materials – then you’ll be amazed by the outside area that makes this idyllic haven wonderful.
The outdoor area has been lovingly decorated by the owners with plants, seagull sculptures (six to be precise), an outdoor sound system, and fairy lights. However, it’s the large cosy fire pit that is the real showstopper. Sitting by the roaring fire, toasting marshmallows under the stars couldn’t possibly get any better.
The Mistery 2 houseboat is ideally located close to a road, making road trips around Cornwall during the day easy, if you feel the urge to leave. Although the road is close by the tall fence and woodland keep it well hidden. However, if you did want to rejoin society there’s a pub across the road and Perranwell village is just a short walk away.
4. Lazy Bear Hideaway in Burton, Cheshire
Hidden rustic log cabin with hot tub
Truly disconnect and be at one with nature at this stunning rustic log cabin at the Lazy Bear Hideaway, located in the Wirral Peninsula of Cheshire. This cosy wooden cabin sleeps two and is set next to a secluded woodland and lake, providing you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the serene surroundings of the rolling countryside. Your main accommodation is the charming cabin, featuring exposed timber and a Nordic vibe. You can enjoy views over the rolling green fields or the pretty lake from the cabin itself.
The bathroom is separate from the main cabin, but only by 100 metres, and includes a steamy shower and eco-friendly compost toilet. There’s also a luxurious hot tub next to the cabin, where you can relax into bubbles under the stars. There’s an outdoor kitchen that includes a gas-burning stove, a huge gas-fired BBQ, a fridge, and a pizza stone where you can make fresh homemade pizza bread.
During the summer months, you also have access to a gorgeous 100-year-old showman’s carriage that is uniquely decorated and is the perfect place to catch up on some reading or have a hot cup of tea.
A stay at this cabin is pure simplicity, as this cabin is completely off-grid, with no internet access or electricity on the property, so you can unplug and unwind.
If you do want to venture out of the peace and tranquility of the cabin, Chester, Liverpool, and North Wales are a 20-minute drive away. The nearby Neston Market is an ideal place to stock up on fresh local produce and if you are a nature lover the Burton Marsh Wetlands and the Ness Botanic Gardens are not far away.
If you are looking for a camping experience without having to pitch up a tent then this cabin will be perfect for you.
5. Porth Krow in Falmouth, Cornwall
A sustainable wooden hut with sea views
This eco-friendly modern hut has luxury Scandinavian-styled interiors and stunning views over Gorran Gorras Creek. You can get away from it all at this beautifully located hideaway site, set in the luscious green countryside and surrounded by nature.
With sustainability in mind, the Porth Krow hut is partially run on solar energy and includes furniture made from reclaimed teak from an ocean liner and railway sleepers. Despite the hut being eco-conscious, there’s no lack of contemporary features such as a comfortable double bed, a compact fully working kitchen, and a snug shower room. The dining area can also be transformed into another bed space if you have children staying, and the hut is fully insulated, so no matter what time of year you visit, you will be able to stay cosy.
The perks of this gorgeous hut include a wonderful open outdoor space, leading down to the creek where you can kayak from the property (a kayak is provided by the owners) or join the coastal footpath and walk to the quaint nearby town of Flushing. Porth Krow is also perfectly located to explore nearby towns such as Penryn and Falmouth and there are many attractions nearby.
The hut is situated in the 3-acre garden of the owners, who also have children and a dog. You’re welcome to bring your well-behaved dog with you, however, the area around the hut is open and there is a small-holding farm with animals next door.
6. Pendragon Pod in Lyme Regis, Devon
Quaint pod on the edge of the woods
Enjoy waking up next to a secret woodland overlooking beautiful views of the Devon countryside. Pendragon Pod is a wonderfully quaint little pod that is pleasingly decorated with some wonderful unique features. The circular doorway and windows will have you feeling like you are staying in a magical hidden hideaway.
The interior of the pod may be compact, but it’s cleverly arranged to provide a small kitchen, dining area, and wood-burning stove to keep you cosy on relaxing nights inside. There’s also a pretty picnic table outside and a BBQ where you can make the most of this picturesque haven. There’s a matching dog kennel for any four-legged friends to stay over with you, and the road is located far away so furry friends can run free.
During the day you can explore the nearby woodland, known as Rag Coppice, where you can look out for wildlife such as Roe deer, foxes, and badgers. The pod also has a motion-activated night camera and monitor so you can keep tabs on which wild friends come to visit.
If you want to explore the surrounding areas, Devon, Dorset, and Somerset are all within a short drive of the pod and are home to some impressive natural wonders, such as the Jurassic Coast. The town of Lyme Regis is less than 10 miles away and has many great places to eat and explore, including fossil hunting at Monmouth pebble beach.
Glamping holiday in the UK
One of the great things about a glamping holiday in the UK is that you waste no time arranging your accommodation and can get straight to connecting with nature and making the most of your trip. Many of these stunning UK glamping hideaways offer all the luxuries of living indoors, such as electricity, contemporary accessories, kitchen amenities, and comfortable beds, all while taking advantage of the perks of exploring the outdoors, and sleeping under the stars.
From glamping pods to houseboats, you can find the glamping site that ticks all your outdoor living dreams and you have a wonderful time enjoying the joys of the wilderness, without needing to pitch a tent.