Glamping is the new camping

Do you still crave that back to nature experience of camping but no longer want to rough it in a tent? Thanks to our friends at Halfords, Our Place is able to bring to you the Top 10 Luxury ‘glampsites’ across 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.

1. Ecopod Boutique Retreat, Argyll, Scotland
Stay in a completely designer and funky dome-shaped ecopod looking out over stunning west Scottish scenery. Featuring a hand-made cedar soaking tub, these pods fuse modern luxury with a fairytale Celtic feel. Plus a hamper full of local goodies is provided on arrival

2. The Dome Garden, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
Set in an ancient forest, the Dome Garden has several light & airy geodesic domes, which offer highly luxurious benefits. They also provide a cosy campsite bar and pizza oven where you can enjoy the smell of your freshly baked bread.

3. The Wood Life, Kenn, Devon
This destination lets you stay in safari tents complete with double beds and kitchens, right in the middle of perfectly unspoilt woodland teeming with wildlife. This is also a great place for kids to hang out and play by the tree-house and swing.

4. Pencuke Farm – St Gennys, Cornwall
This destination features luxury yurts surrounded by the beautiful rolling fields and sea air of the Cornish countryside. There’s a barbecue and fire pit as well if you fancy whipping up some al-fresco cuisine,

5. Jollydays Luxury Camping, Scrayingham, North Yorkshire
This destination offers you the beauty of choice between luxury lodge tents and deluxe tents. Set in 200 acres of private woodland in an area of outstanding natural beauty

6. Harvest Moon Holidays – Lochhouses, East Lothian
Set on a coastal farm this spacious place offers safari tents that boast a fully-equipped luxurious environment, plus a covered veranda for sitting and taking in the view

7. Barefoot Yurts, Broad Oak, East Sussex
This place is truly a hidden gem as it only offers two beautifully decorated, traditional Mongolian yurts with all luxurious fittings and romantic wood burners with a generous supply of logs. There’s a peaceful outside area where you can sit and enjoy doing nothing at all.

8. The Yurt Retreat, Crewkerne, Somerset
Want to watch the sun go down and sip some organic tea? These yurts located on a working organic farm in a great corner of Somerset are best for you. Who needs a French chateau when we’ve got such luxury on our doorsteps in the UK?

9. Cae Wennol Yurts, Conwy, Gwynedd
A family camp site in Snowdonia National Park, offering two cosy yurts with a wonderfully equipped communal BBQ area. The yurts features luxuries to provide you with the ultimate retreat.

10. Lakes Yurts, Keswick, Cumbria
Features three yurts named after the Mongolian for “jewel”, “moon” and “golden”. This a real luxurious getaway. Surrounded by serene National Trust countryside and a stone’s throw from the lakes

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