Glamping is the long overdue solution to the problem of leaky, windswept tents, cramped living space and cold showers. Whatever your taste or requirement there is bound to be a glam option for you; from rustic farms to modern pods, made-over camper vans to Bedouin inspired bell tents, you are sure to find the perfect retreat for your family, group or romantic getaway.
We love this beautiful glamping site in the Black Mountains of Wales (near Abergavenny); Gabriel's Yurt is a beautifully designed and crafted Turkomen Yurt boasting a magical, secluded location with awe inspiring views across rolling meadows. Providing the comfort of a brass framed double bed, cosy sofa and wood burning stove alongside a separate yurt for cooking and dining and a modern shower and washroom facility, with plenty of beautiful outdoor space. With stunning natural beauty to discover and top restaurants and pubs nearby, this is a perfect romantic hideaway!
Visit > http://www.beneath-the-stars.co.uk/gabriels-yurt-black-mountains-herefordshire.shtml
Situated in the heart of the peaceful North Shropshire countryside, Lipley Farm is the ideal rural retreat for families. This working dairy farm gives children the chance to meet the farm animals and learn about how they are cared for. Private chicken coops give you the chance to collect your own eggs and the farm's larder is stocked for your convenience. The cosy tents offer a woodburning stove for heating and cooking, with pots, pans, cutlery and bed linen all provided. The surrounding area offers beautiful scenery and the campsite backs onto woodland. For the adventurous, a 40 metre zip wire has recently been added to keep the children entertained! A pleasant 40 minute walk over the fields will take you to the nearby village of Cheswardine where you can sample local ales and the beautiful scenery and towns of Shropshire are waiting to be discovered.
Visit > http://www.featherdown.co.uk/farm/lipley-farm.html
Imagine taking a fun holiday with friends with the freedom of the open road! Taking a road trip to the coast, touring around points of interest or stopping off at a festival. The long-time favourite of the carefree traveller - the VW Campervan is the symbol of life on the road and summer is the perfect time to pack up and head out on exciting road trip with friends. The Vintage Wandering Company, based in Cambridge, offers you the chance to go exploring in one of their beautifully restored VW Campers. Fully equipped with all you need including fridge, cooker, beds, hammocks, radio and traditional games with many more optional extras!
Visit > http://ukglampingholidays.co.uk/vintage-vw-campervan-hire-cambridgeshire/
If you want to indulge this festival season ditch the tent and discover Suite Huts - www.suitehuts.com - the ultimate in event accommodation. Arriving flat packed at the event and assembled into custom built log cabins complete with ensuite bathroom, shower, loo, heating, hot water, fridge, kettle and TV/ DVD player with iPod docking station, they can sleep either two or four people. Who wants to be cold, wet and muddy when there are luxury little pods like this!