Best Places For Glamping In England

2020 has been a strange old year. My mind is still in March, while in body we are in August already! For many of us, the idea of a summer holiday abroad has been scrapped entirely, with many having had planned holidays cancelled, thanks to COVID-19.

Now that lockdown restrictions have been lifted slightly, we have more freedom to travel and experience a getaway within the UK.

Camping has been one of the things people have turned to post lockdown, due to the open space and ability to Social Distance. 
If you are like me, you appreciate a bit of comfort when you're staying away, Glamping is for you.

What is Glamping?

Glamping is quite literally, camping in style! It is camping, but with amenities and a more luxurious experience than sleeping in a tent! 

Glamping comes in many froms, from pre-erected tents, to yurts, tipis and log cabins. 

I have put together a selection of some of the best places to escape to in the UK, and get to take part in the full glamping experience.

Cuckoo Down Farm Glamping

At Cuckoo Down Farm there are four safari tents and two yurts, set in a peaceful, spacious six acre meadow on their Devon farm.

Safari tent

The Sheaves family has lived and farmed at Cuckoo Down Farm since 1959. John and Becky Sheaves have been running a small glamping campsite since 2008, with help from their children.

Lily in the wood

The glamping tents here all have their own kitchen and fresh drinking water. They are cosily furnished with double beds, sofa beds, cushions. 

Each kitchen has a bottled gas stove (two rings and a grill) and crockery, glassware and cutlery are all provided. The safari tents have their own hot showers in each tent and the yurts each have their own shower cubicle in our clean and spacious shower barn.

Devon Yurts

Devon yurt Holidays offers you a luxuriously secluded glamping experience where your beds will be ready with crisp cotton linen. Devon Yurts is an award winning glamping site, having won Gold from both Visit Devon and Green Tourism as well as being Silver Winners for South West England Tourism Excellence Awards. 

The yurts are situated in 18 acres of beautiful Devon countryside each with their own private paddock and own fresh water log fired hot tub and ideal for glamping with friends and family. 

 The wood burner, rugs and sheepskins will keep you snug and warm with your own kitchen, BBQ area, belfast sink and loo.

Puddleduck Valley Glamping

Snuggledown is an authentic top quality Mongolian yurt made in Ulan Bator. With a king size bed, two single beds, wood burning stove and all the equipment to make luxury camping both adventurous and easy. 

The yurt has its own recently converted private bathroom near the main house - a 2 minute walk.

We are actually going to stay here in a few weeks time, so keep an eye out for the full review!

Yurt Camping at High Nature 

High Nature is located in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 337 square kilometres of protected landscape.

Located just a few minutes walk from some of the most spectacular sandy beaches and coastal walks in England. So whether you want to walk, cycle, surf or simply relax on the beach, it's a perfect location to meet all these needs.

They have just launched a field kitchen using lots of their own grown produce from their polytunnels.

Feather Down glamping site

Guests of all ages will be bound to have a good time and each location offers something different to learn and discover.

To make your stay with Feather Down even more memorable, it is possible to book some extras. For example, you can request a private bunny for your children to cuddle during your glamping holiday. Alternatively, book your own private hot tub for the perfect place to unwind in the evening

Exe Valley Glamping 

Exe Valley Glamping was established by father and son team - Robin & Patrick.

Wanting to diversify their family farm by promoting responsible and sustainable tourism, glamping was an appealing option to both country enthusiasts.

Patrick has over two decades of hospitality experience, and having recently moved his young family back to Devon, he felt it was an opportunity to put his experience into something closer to his heart.