Packed away your tent for the yr? The specialists at coolcamping.com share the cosiest UK glamping websites that can assist you get outside in winter.
The clocks have modified, the temperatures have dropped and the final of the autumn leaves are starting to fall from the bushes. And, as a lot as we love the outside (the clue’s within the identify), even we’re prepared to simply accept that tenting beneath the celebrities throughout November isn’t everybody’s cup of tea. However parting together with your tent till 2018 needn’t spell the tip of your out of doors enjoyable, particularly when the UK now boasts pods, shepherd’s huts and cosy Mongolian yurts you may sleep in. So we’ve been in contact with the specialists from coolcamping.com for his or her choose of the perfect winter glamping websites good for an energetic break…
Stackpole Below the Stars, Pembrokeshire
Because the identify suggests, this newly opened glamping web site on the sting of the Pembrokeshire Coast Nationwide Park is a perfect spot for star-gazing. With the ocean to the southwest and a Nationwide Nature Reserve next-door, gentle air pollution is minimal, whereas the huge, wild grounds of the Stackpole Property, now managed by the Nationwide Belief, provide miles of footpaths to discover and wildlife aplenty (together with otters). The glamping web site itself has two yurts open in winter – double beds, wood-burning stoves and wonderful showers among the many highlights – and there’s a totally insulated en-suite pod too. The hardiest folks ought to carry wetsuits to tackle the winter surf or follow dry land with a stroll alongside the famend coastal path.
Fernwood, The New Forest
Hidden away in a personal backyard within the west of the New Forest Nationwide Park, this pocket-sized glamping hideaway has only one shepherd’s hut and a fascinating gypsy caravan. Every has a wood-burning range inside to maintain you comfortable in winter months, with double beds, bedding, dressing robes and towels all supplied. Strike out to discover the New Forest footpaths – strive the hour-long path to The Purple Shoot Inn (with it’s personal micro-brewery) retaining your eyes peeled for deer and New Forest ponies alongside the way in which – or carry bikes to benefit from the nationwide park’s community of traffic-free cycle routes.
Loch Katrine, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs Nationwide Park
There are few finer glamping spots than these new loch-side pods within the coronary heart of Scotland’s first nationwide park. Sir Walter Scott rightly described Loch Katrine as “the surroundings of a fairy dream” and, whereas the waters have been attracting guests for hundreds of years, it’s solely now which you can kip beneath the celebrities only a few metres from the shore. There are 4 en-suite pods in complete – so superior reserving is advisable – together with 4 wood lodges with shared services. Actions abound: catch boat excursions throughout to stunning Stronachlachar, stroll a bit of the West Highland Method, hike to the height of Ben A’an or cycle the car-free route beside the loch.
Surrey Hills Yurts, Surrey
It’s at all times stunning to search out such a wild, inexperienced and secreted-away spot inside such simple attain of London. Masking 15 acres on the wooded fringes of Westcott village, Surrey Hills Yurts gives all that and extra, with six eco-friendly yurts that embody chunky, handmade wood furnishings – double beds, bookshelves, cupboards, tables all made domestically – and toasty wood-burning stoves. Campfire cooking is a should, with home-reared meat that can be purchased from the location’s smallholding that hosts Sussex cows and uncommon breed pigs. The encircling Space of Excellent Pure Magnificence boasts innumerable beautiful walks and cycle routes, together with Field Hill, Leith Hill, Hindhead Commons and the Satan’s Punch Bowl.
Caalm Camp, Dorset
Combining the normal Mongolian design (together with ample insulation) with a couple of trendy touches like springy king-sized beds and electrical energy, this well-known Dorset yurt retreat is all about 21st century rest. Every yurt can sleep as much as six folks, with a log burning range within the centre, whereas a perspex crown means that you can stargaze from mattress. There’s additionally a superb communal barn with a kitchen and residing space, plus a video games area for teenagers. Extending over virtually 100 acres, the family-run farm is dwelling to a number of pleasant horses, sheep and goats. You possibly can saddle up, too, at one of many two native horse-riding centres, or take a stroll by way of charming Shaftesbury (5 minutes away), dwelling to Gold Hill the place the well-known Hovis advert was filmed.
Based mostly on their main guidebooks, the Cool Tenting web site now gives a web-based assortment of the perfect camping and glamping websites within the UK and Europe. Discover their full collection of glamping sites open all-year-round here.