In need of something a little bit more nature-loving and back to basics this summer? Why not trade in those blazing hot beach holidays and instead, opt for an alternative secret getaway filled with adventure, countryside and outdoor fun for the family. To ensure that your holiday will still be utterly glamorous and a five star experience, we have put together our top five ‘glamping’ destinations for you to stay at this summer accompanied with ‘glamper’ essentials. Whether it may be a last minute trip to Suffolk to reunite the family in a cosy cabin, a road trip through the countryside in the quirkiest of camper vans or you are jetting across the Atlantic ocean to set up camp in one of Portugal’s unimaginable yurts, your glamping experience will definitely be one to remember.
Apple Tree Yurt – Beira, Portugal
Hidden away in the bumpy hills of the Portuguese city, Beira lies this fantasying luxury yurt perfect for an outdoorsy couple looking for a honeymoon destination. Decorated with exotic coloured interiors and a touch of vintage furnishings, this dreamy eco escape encapsulates a timeless feel by incorporating elements from the past and present to allow visitors to unwind and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. The elegant yurt features a sitting area, a double bed alongside two single beds for smaller vacationers, a bathroom area, delicious on site meals which can be ate at the main house with other guests and a beautiful outside area to relax. Make sure you book your place at this natural abode soon before it’s too late!
North Star Cabin – Yorkshire, England
Lose yourself in the whimsical forests of Yorkshire whilst staying at the woodland North Star Cabin. Each cabin located on the site has been thoughtfully inspired by icons and places that have fascinated the county for many decades to add a touch of heritage and comfort to this cosy destination. With a choice of the Moon suite, Star suite, Howard suite and five other distinctive cabins, each suite has been booted out with a double bed, sitting area accompanied by a fiery log burner, a bathroom and a large veranda to ensure the most luxurious stay.
Safari Tent / Secret Meadows – Suffolk, England
Camp in style by staying in one of the premium safari tents in the secret meadows of Suffolk. Offering the most welcoming feel, the homely tent provides guests with three different rooms to reflect the architecture of a classic cottage. The first room contains a cooking space, a lounge area and the cabin bed, the second room includes a large four-poster bed, the third room features bunk beds for extra guests and it also includes a bathroom to the back of the tent. Enjoy the natural beauty of Suffolk this summer by spending your time at this convenient and wonderfully wild haven, especially if you’re looking for a place which will provide serenity and beautiful settings to take in whilst exploring the woodlands.
Château Spa sur l’eau – Dordogne, France
(Chteaux dans les Arbres)
Make memories this summer at this humble floating chateau on the waters of Dordogne. Surrounded by the most scenic lake, this deluxe cabin has been built on the remains of a historical French castle and still offers an elitist feel of a medieval fairy-tale with it’s divine interior and modern elegant architecture. The plush cabin has also been outfitted with a comforting king size bed, a walk-in shower, a mini bar and access to a communal swimming pool for visitors to relax and get to know other holiday makers during their time at the extraordinary chateau.
Camper vans – Bath & Somerset, England
If you’re not the type of traveler who likes to stay in one place for a long period of time and the road trip lifestyle is your thing, a camper van will be your best friend this summer. Explore new destinations across the country in this revamped vintage looking automobile which features a single bed in the roof, a back seat which converts into a comfy double bed and enough space to store kitchen essentials and snacks for the journey. Take on a classic adventure this summer in this stylish VW camper van which will allow you to create the most spontaneous and exciting memories to share with friends for years.