July 25, 2022|
4 min read
The UK has some wonderful glamping spots. If you enjoy being surrounded by nature and the peace and calm that it offers, these eco-friendly glamping sites may be a good fit for you. Get into a different way of going on holiday while being sustainable and enjoying the planet.
What is Glamping?
Maybe you’re unfamiliar with the term, but glamping is the combination of the words “glamour” and “camping”. Glamping offers a more luxurious experience of connecting with the wild without having to go through the typical discomforts of camping.
Every option includes a good bed, bathroom, and the privacy you’re looking for during your vacations. The aim is to be in contact with nature and offer the best resting feeling without having to give up all your home comforts.
For a trip with friends, a partner, kids or solo, glamping is a great choice to get away from our busy and stressful lives allowing us to recharge and connect with nature. Enjoy the peace and amazing scenery in any of these eight eco-friendly glamping locations around the UK.
Have you ever dreamt about waking up in a tree house? Pickwell Manor comes with plenty of options to make that dream a reality. Coming in several different sizes and layouts their range of tree house accommodations really connect you to the outdoors with a touch of glam and intimacy to make you feel special. The perfect option if you like being in the woods, surrounded by nature and it’s also dog friendly!
Sustainability Factors: These tree houses are handcrafted from sustainable British trees along with their heat and light coming from solar panels and their water supplied by their borehole.
Location: Braunton, North Devon
An incredible place to retreat and get away from all your distractions. Located in Wales with four different yurts to choose from, they’re spread out over 50 acres so you won’t be lacking any privacy on this retreat. This glamping venue includes plenty of space to walk and do outdoor activities such as hot outdoor baths, a teahouse and space to do yoga and meditation.
Sustainability Factors: The products they offer are as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible. The firewood that warms the place is sourced from local and sustainable sources. Also, they try to recycle as much as possible their waterless compost loos turn waste into compost to feed the farm.
Location: Dyfi Forest near Machynlleth, Powys.
Three luxury en-suite pods with a private Scandinavian-style wood-fired hot tub, BBQ and fire tip, could Wingbury Farm be your next stay? This venue includes a seated dinner area that converts into a double bed with an en-suite bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen. It has all the comforts you need and more, thanks to its outside entertainment. Let the barbeque roast while waiting in the hot tub enjoying the beautiful sky free of light pollution.
Sustainability Factors: Upper Wingbury Farm installed rotating solar panels, where they get their power for the pods. Additionally, the heating and hot water are provided by ground-source heat pumps.
Location: Wingrave, Buckinghamshire
Get into rural life escaping to this cute yurt. A great double bed and a dining table for two make it perfect for a romantic getaway. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to make your tasty meals. Also, it’s pet-friendly so your furry ones can take advantage of nature and the peace too.
Sustainability Factors: The 5-metres yurt was handcrafted using locally sourced Welsh wood, including its furniture. Heating works via a log burner with a wood supply, and lighting is candles and solar-powered lamps. A superb sustainable trip to do with your loved ones.
Location: Ceredigion, Wales
A cabin far from WiFi and electronics is ideal for a digital detox. Situated at the Lower Farm, you will see a variety of different animals, from chickens to horses. Their owners invite you to have a mindful and wellness experience within nature, enjoying the sound of birds in the morning and stunning views of the sunsets in the evening. This cabin features a living room area, kitchen, big double bed, en-suite bathroom and a BBQ – everything you need for a relaxing, sustainable gateway.
Sustainability Factors: Daisy Cabin is solar-powered and is built mainly from reclaimed materials. Try glamping at its best with this low-impact cabin.
Location: Buntingford, Hertfordshire
This award-winning eco-friendly accommodation has featured in top magazines and newspapers, including Vogue, Conde Nast Traveller, and The Guardian. No matter which treehouse you choose, you will be amazed by its architecture and design. Not only that, but the luxurious decoration inside will make you feel like you’re in a movie. It has all the luxe facilities you need, from a wood-fired pizza oven to a Nespresso machine. Enjoy a unique and unforgettable experience while taking a bath in the hot tub and melting all your troubles away.
Sustainability Factors: This glamping is located high in the branches of a veteran oak tree and it combines luxury with sustainable craftsmanship to make your experience memorable.
Location: Crafty Camping & Woodland Workshop, Opposite – Higher Holditch Farm, Holditch, West Dorset TA20 4NL
It is a glamping design that puts sustainability first without compromising luxury at the same time. If you are a sea lover, this is the ideal glamping pod for you. With amazing costal views and just a few minutes away from the beach, these pods will still offer you the privacy and luxury you’re looking for. Not only that but with their ‘Loveland’ pod they also offer a private swimming pool and a movie projector to make your stay even more special.
Sustainability Factors: Each Pod comes complete with its own private shower, award-winning compost toilet facilities and kitchen. Energy is powered using solar panels and a recycled wood chip biomass system, and they also provide locally-sourced food.
Location: Hartland, Bideford
This is a great choice if you’re thinking of going away with a large family or group of friends. They offer comfortable king-size beds and a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom. The outdoor camp kitchen and dining area are covered with a cedar shingle-covered RV camp kitchen and dining area to host large meals in the open air. Hot tub, covered swing pod, open hammock, and solar showers to enhance your experience and get the relaxation you and your loved ones need.
Sustainability Factors: Among the sustainable features of the cottage are rainwater harvesting, a borehole, recycling greywater, and composting toilets.
Location: Guilden Gate, Hertfordshire
Your next escape can be a sustainable one with these eight amazing options. Take a chance at trying one of these glamping locations with your partner, family, friends or pets! If you’d like to discover more about conscious vacations then click below to read some of our guides: