‘Glamping’, or glamorous camping, is taking the country by storm and is proving an incredibly popular way to spend your holiday this summer. Whether it is in a beautifully crafted yurt complete with king-sized bed or in a large tepee with a built in stove, spending a few days in luxury camping surroundings this summer is a great option.
Taking the best parts of a traditional camping holiday (the great outdoors, being close to nature and the relatively low cost) and combining them with comfortable and glamorous accommodation, ‘glamping’ has proved that a holiday at home can be just as memorable as going abroad.
Here we take a look at a few of the top ‘glamping’ spots located in the UK.
Stanmore Hall Touring Park, Bridgnorth
Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, just outside of the stunning South Shropshire town of Bridgnorth, Stanmore Hall Touring Park offers an amazing array of five-star facilities that are sure to make any stay hugely enjoyable. The park is in the perfect location for guest wanting to explore rural Shropshire and also lies close to the city of Birmingham for those who want to stay close to the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
With a fantastic number of historic sites and museums, such as the Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Cadbury’s World, Cosford Air Museum, West Midland Safari Park and the Severn Valley Railway, the site provides ample opportunities for guests wanting to explore the local area. As a member of the prestigious UK Caravan Club, this site is guaranteed to offer an enjoyable stay.
Cuckoo Down Farm, Ottery St Mary, Devon
If you fancy indulging your need for a little luxury whilst remaining close to fabulous natural surroundings, then Cuckoo Down Farm may be just the place for you. Located at the top of a large field, in the 30 acre site, are three fully furnished yurts, each complete with a double bed and wood-burning stove. The surrounding area is incredibly beautiful and during your stay you’re likely to spot a number of friendly local animals that seem to enjoy the slow pace of the campsite.
In addition to your luxury accommodation, there are a number of even more luxurious services to be enjoyed. With trained masseuses, yoga teachers, art therapists and reflexologists all available to lend their services (for a small fee), you are sure to leave your holiday in a state of complete relaxation.
Plymouth Sound Caravan Club Site
Perfect for a family getaway, the Plymouth Sound Caravan Club Site puts visitors in the perfect position to get the most from both the historic and exciting town of Plymouth and the beautiful surrounding countryside.
With plenty of opportunities to walk, roam or cycle along the many coastal footpaths and gorgeous beaches in the area, those that enjoy being close to the sea will feel right at home. On the other hand, if the kids fancy doing something a little more exciting, the Plymouth ice rink and Atlantis pool aren’t too far away either.
You can find more luxury caravan sites and camping grounds using Caravan Club’s caravan park finder tool.