10 Most Luxurious Campsites in the UK
Don't fancy sleeping in a tent, but still want to get out and experience the great outdoors? Never fear, there's a wealth of luxury 'glampsites' springing up all over the UK, catering to cool campers who want a bit of comfort on their holiday.
As many of them boast features like hot tubs, chandeliers and four-poster beds, you could argue these sites rival some of the country's top hotels. Who said that camping had to be all about roughing it?
Ecopod Boutique Retreat, Argyll, Scotland
Stay in a funky dome-shaped ecopod looking out over stunning west Scottish scenery. Featuring designer furniture, all the mod cons and a hand-made cedar soaking tub, these pods fuse modern luxury with a fairytale Celtic feel. Plus you won't go hungry - a hamper full of local goodies is provided on arrival.
The Dome Garden, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
Set in an ancient forest, the Dome Garden is home to several light & airy geodesic domes, which offer the benefits of en-suite bathrooms, hot water and wood-burning stoves. There's a cosy campsite bar and pizza oven where you can even bake your own bread - does anything else smell better in the morning?
The Wood Life, Kenn, Devon
For those who want a safari-style adventure in the wilds of... Devon? Yes, this secretive wooded location lets you stay in safari tents complete with double beds and kitchens, right in the middle of perfectly unspoilt woodland teeming with wildlife. Kids big and small will be delighted by the tree-house and swing.
Pencuke Farm - St Gennys, Cornwall
Luxury yurts featuring wooden floors, rugs, sofas, oak-framed beds and a log burner, surrounded by the beautiful rolling fields and sea air of the Cornish countryside. If you fancy whipping up some al-fresco cuisine, there's a barbecue and fire pit that will also keep you toasty at night.
Jollydays Luxury Camping, Scrayingham, North Yorkshire
Choose between luxury lodge tents with their own toilet and shower, or deluxe tents that come complete with four-poster beds, wool blankets, timber floors, candle chandeliers, wood-burning stoves, rugs, and your own fridge. Set in 200 acres of private woodland in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Harvest Moon Holidays - Lochhouses, East Lothian
Set on a coastal farm run by a Scottish laird no less, Harvest Moon offers spacious safari tents that boast a fully-equipped kitchen with wood burner and oven, a toilet and shower room, separate bedrooms and living room, plus a covered veranda for sitting and taking in the view.
Barefoot Yurts, Broad Oak, East Sussex
This hidden gem offers two beautifully decorated, traditional Mongolian yurts complete with solid wood furniture, hand-made oak bed and romantic wood burners with a generous supply of logs. The quirky, rustic design features blue and white ceilings and there's a peaceful outside area where you can sit and enjoy doing nothing at all.
The Yurt Retreat, Crewkerne, Somerset
Located on a working organic farm in a great corner of Somerset, these inviting yurts come with double beds, electricity, luxury bathrooms, a wood burning stove and private decking where you can kick back and watch the sun go down. Who needs a French chateau when we've got such luxury on our doorsteps in the UK?
Cae Wennol Yurts, Conwy, Gwynedd
A family-run glampsite on an 11-acre smallholding in Snowdonia National Park, offering two cosy yurts alongside a fully equipped communal cooking and BBQ area. The yurts feature a double bed, seating area, futons, log burner, tealights and cushions to provide you with the ultimate retreat.
Lakes Yurts, Keswick, Cumbria
Features three quirky yurts named after the Mongolian for "jewel", "moon" and "golden". Sheepskin rugs, oil burners, private heated bathrooms and snug beds with Egyptian cotton sheets make this a real luxurious getaway. Surrounded by serene National Trust countryside and a stone's throw from the lakes.