New Finds: Glamping, Cabins, Barns & Boats!
Summer has finally arrived, and we've got some fabulous new glamping discoveries to help you enjoy it – not just pods, yurts and shepherds huts but some fabulous lodges and cabins too, and even a couple of boats! Read on to plan your perfect UK summer...
Self-contained glamping pods in the Lake District's beautiful Lyth Valley, between Kendal and Lake Windermere. The 5 pods offer everything you would expect from a self-catering cottage but in miniature: a made-up double bed, a bathroom with towels and toiletries, a kitchenette, sofa, dining table and TV - what more could you ask for?
A uniquely peaceful Somerset glamping site set around two ponds in its own beautiful wildlife garden. It's made up of six luxury Lotus bell-tents, each with a proper king-sized bed, with duvet, blankets, towels, a hot water bottle and chest of draws for your clothes. The perfect spot for families with older children or groups of friends who want to enjoy a chilled break amid nature.
Situated on a delightfully secluded parcel of land just west of Beccles, deep in the thoroughly rural county of Suffolk, Berry Farm is a small, co-operatively owned farm in the Waveney Valley. Their Shepherds Hut is situated where a grazing meadow meets a stretch of native woodland, on the northern edge of the farm. It's just the thing if you're looking for an eco-friendly, bucolic escape from London.
Ever wanted to experience how the super-rich live? Here's your chance with the guys at Burton Waters. Based on a marina in Lincolnshire, Burton Waters is basically a yacht dealership that offers self-catering breaks aboard one of its (moored) yachts. Sea legs are not required as you don't actually go anywhere!
Set in over 13 acres in the most beautiful Dorset countryside, Loose Reins is an outstanding glamping destination with a difference, offering accommodation in the form of luxurious cedar-clad cabins and canvas lodges. All the lodges and cabins have beautiful verandahs where you can relax and enjoy the stunning views - the perfect spot for a unique place to stay.
This Warwickshire glamping site is the perfect place to cocoon your family and friends for a weekend: a tempting combination of luxurious yurts, a North American inspired tipi, an orchard wagon and a fabulously unique tree house-boat, all enclosed in a beautiful Victorian garden. You can also rent it in conjunction with their unique converted barn.
Right on the edge of the Exmoor National Park is this fabulous Shepherds Shed with it's own private hot tub. It's a great location, within easy reach of the beaches of the North Devon coast at Woolacombe, Braunton and Croyde. It has plenty of privacy and gives you a sense of the outdoors without sacrificing any creature comforts. Above all it's very cosy and intimate - the perfect break with your significant other.
A unique and very comfortable West Sussex barn conversion is one of the county's best eco-friendly, rural retreats and its brand-new so still has availability for the summer. A beautiful spot for walking and cycling and within easy reach of both a pub and a train station. Book now before it's too late!
In the heart of the natural paradise of the Cairngorms National Park, about a mile into a 100-year-old forest of Scots Pines, these cosy cabins provide the ultimate off-grid experience - eco-friendly, very comfortable yet also totally back to nature.
A wonderfully comfortable contemporary houseboat that sleeps up to eight and moored in the heart of Edinburgh. Equipped like a high-end luxury apartment, The Camillia has everything you need for a fun, unique experience in Scotland's capital.