Are you as desperate as us to head out and get some fresh air, some adventure and escapism? With travel opening up from April 2021, many people in the UK are looking to local destinations for their 2021 vacations. Here are some of the best spots we’ve found that are going to be open and are currently taking bookings. Of course, travel restrictions differ slightly across Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England so make sure to check out which applies to you! Happy glamping!
1. Huystyns Glamping Village. Cornwall. UK.
Hustyns Glamping Village opened in March 2018 and was Aston Management International’s entry into the glamping industry. With another hotel in Cambridge, they purchased Hustyns Hotel & Spa in January 2018 and added the glamping pods to further expand their services to the public.
2. Cornish Tipi Holidays. Cornwall. UK.
Escape to the beautiful wilderness of the North Cornish coast. A couple of miles in land from some of the UK’s most breath taking coastline you will find a campsite like no other.
At Cornish Tipi Holidays campers wake up to the sound of birdsong and go swimming before breakfast in the clear water of a secluded lake. Breakfast is cooked over your very own campfire, half the thrill is getting the fire going. Or you could just laze it away in the peace and quiet of your own personal tipi.
3. Little Seed Field. Yorkshire. England.
Little Seed Field was founded in 2017 by wife and husband team Joanne and Sean Nicholson on their 4th generation working dairy farm. Seven hundred and fifty feet above sea level, south facing and overlooking the Nidderdale valley in the Yorkshire Dales, the landscape and views are simply inspirational. Hence one of the reasons Joanne and Sean jumped at the opportunity to offer accommodation that captured the backdrop of the sun setting over the raw, wild Yorkshire Dales.
4. Beacon Hill Farm. Finally, a Treehouse for the Sophisticated Traveller.
Facing out from the south side of the woods, Beacon Hill Farm’s Tree House offers panoramic coastal views from the south east, to the Pennines and to the south west. Sleeping two guests at a time, this cutting edge building is contemporary in its styling and organic in its aesthetics. Offering privacy and style it is a perfect base for any memorable holiday to the region.
Clad in burnt Siberian larch and standing high on Corten steel columns, with large mirrored glass windows, guests are invited to fully appreciate the breath taking views and the careful planning that has gone into the creation of this palatial stay. And, allowing guests to truly have their cake and eat it, not only does the tree house offer luxurious comforts of a super king sized bed and a view of fifty miles to the south, but is also only a short walk from the spa facilities.
5. West Hale Gate Glamping. Basking in Rural Splendour
Founded in 2015 by Mandy and Edward Lindley, West Hale Gate Glamping offers an idyllic combination of comfort and boutique accommodation that guarantees to shear the burdens and stress of a busy lifestyle as readily as the wool from a sheep’s back.
Open to adults only, three units are available, all titled after local breeds of sheep, The Lincoln Longwool, The Blue Texel and The Swaledale. Each unit is packed with character, sumptuous in detail and offers loads of privacy. The Lambing Shed, which is the latest addition to their flock of stylish hospitality, is a rustic kitchen diner. Perfect for guests to enjoy some meals and drinks.
6. Go Eco Glamping. Wales.
Oakvale is a glamping success story. Terresa Banyard and her husband Chris, set up their glamping site after suspecting they were going to be made redundant. In a very Richard Bransonesque approach, together they threw about some ideas of what to do and when glamping kept popping up as an option they just went, “Why not?”
7. Little Oakhurst Luxury Glamping. Lancashire. UK.
Famous for it’s Tolkiens walks, rural beauty and the fact it’s situated on a working farm, Little Oakhurst Luxury Glamping founder Joanne Collinge set up her site to offer guests an entirely different pace of life. Attracting visitors from a range of different professional fields and backgrounds, the glamping site provides fresh air by the lungful and a lot to see and do. Especially for those who enjoy wearing wellington boots!
8. Luxury Glamping in Wales. WIGWAM® Holidays Hafren
For that dreamy sense of escapism that you can achieve as you disappear into the Welsh countryside spend a night or two a genuine Wigwam® Cabin for a memorable glamping experience. After an evening spent relaxing and watching the stars from your porch or gazing into the firepit, treat yourself to an amazing shower or bath, and then climb into a bed with sheets so crisp and clean you feel like you’re sleeping in a cloud. Bliss.
9.Wild Mountains Glamping. Glamping near the Black Mountains in Wales.
Based in a conservation area right on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wild Mountains Glamping sits within a zero light pollution zone. This provides guests with an uninterrupted view of the night’s stars, which sometimes shine brighter than the moon despite being only a stone’s throw away from the vibrant village of Cwmdu.
10. Nothing Beats City Centre Convenience. Manchester. UK.
Centrally based and offering a spacious and stylish accommodation as well as access to all of Manchester City’s best features, CitySuites Aparthotel Manchester is a perfect staying option for a visitor seeking to get a proper taste of what the city has to offer. If you are a business executive looking for between meeting exploration or a visitor seeking a city break filled with the surprise and joy of Manchester, you cannot beat city centre convenience.