Glamping near me. What is there to know?

Jul 26, 2022

Looking to escape to the country or coast this year. Take a look at our selection of luxury glamping accommodation close to where you live. At Handpicked Cottages we feature much more than holiday cottages and have a whole collection dedicated to the increasingly popular glamping holidays and breaks.


Is glamping the same as camping?
No, it could not be further removed than the old fashioned camping some of us remember from our childhood. No more waking up freezing cold with the wet drip of the overhead sodden canvas falling on your head. The run across the field for the loo or cold shower is a thing of the past for today’s glampers. And while there still may be a bit of outside cooking involved, glamping is far more luxurious than camping has ever been.

Safari Tent, Glamping

What has changed? Glamping is luxury camping with a whole host of amenities and comforts, such as beds, outdoor seating, electricity, indoor plumbing and heating.

Think cosy wood burning stove, steaming power showers and baths, luxury hot tubs, modern and stylish bathrooms and toilets and you are thinking of glamping in 2022. Not only are the facilities plentiful, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to the type of property. The options are numerous but here are a few of the most popular glamping types available;

Glamping Pods – wooden, eco-friendly glamping pods come in all shapes and sizes. Most usually come with outside decking and many with luxury touches such as a wood-fired hot tub.

Shepherds Huts – a much more traditional type of property. Most come kitted out with the essentials and make for a perfect romantic break in the countryside. Load up the fire pit and watch the stars in the sky!

Shepherds Hut, Interior

Safari Tents – these are perfect for larger groups and families. The tents are equipped with kitchens, bathrooms and separate bedrooms and plenty of space to sprawl out. Outside you’ll find additional cooking facilities and camp fires as well as that all important hot tub!

Yurts – where it all started in terms of glamping! These round canvas tents come in modern or traditional Mongolian style and usually have a cosy wood burner centre-piece. Sleeping up to 6, these are the perfect family break option in the countryside.

Treehouses – these really do vary in construction and size but all share the wow-factor! Imagine taking a bath high up in the canopy or a BBQ on your floating decking. Eco-friendly treehouses are arguably the most luxurious of accommodation in the glamping world.

Treehouse, Glamping

Bell Tents – perhaps slightly more basic than the rest, the humble Bell Tent is perfect for that glamping break in the country. Think scatter cushions and fleecy throws and you’ll have a good idea of the interior.

How do I find glamping near me? With our easy to use dynamic search facility we think we have made it very easy to find luxury glamping close to you. We also have a selection of glamping locations in some of the most sought after locations across the UK.

Glamping in Scotland. With some of the most glorious scenery in the world it is no surprise that glamping retreats are popping up in Scotland all the time. With hundreds of glamping sites to choose from, we hope we have found a selection of the very best for you to choose from.

Why not take a look at Stouslie Snugs, luxurious glamping pods with hot tubs in the beautiful Scottish borders.

glamping pods with hot tubs and Scottish country views


Click the link to view some of the very best glamping in Scotland.

Glamping in the South West. Known for its natural beauty the South West of England makes a perfect choice for your next glamping adventure. Maybe the rugged coastline of Cornwall, perhaps the rolling hills and quaint villages of Devon, Dorset and Somerset the choice is yours. We have a small but exclusive selection of quality glamping accommodation from across the South West and we hope at least one of these matches what you are looking for.

The Roundhouses at The Yurt Retreat in Somerset are just the place for that romantic glamping holiday.

romantic roundhouses with hot tubs

Click the link to view some of the very best glamping in the South West

Is Glamping for me? Glamping today is available for everyone and even those with mobility issues. Glamping works for couples looking to escape for a romantic getaway. Make memories together in a unique glamping retreat in a peaceful location. Families love glamping as it gives you the chance to reconnect with each other and do things together. Roast marshmallows over the firepit, plan tomorrow's adventures from the luxury of your very own private hot tub, explore the coast and country together.

Large groups of friends and extended family find glamping a great option and it can be much more cost effective than booking a large country house or hotel. Breathe the fresh air and relax. Glamping certainly is for everyone.

Glamping Yurt

Dog friendly glamping near me. One of the main advantages of glamping is the feeling of closeness to nature and who better to share that with than man's best friend! Luckily the majority of glamping sites allow dogs, you certainly won’t lack the space for walks with most positioned in the countryside or near the coast.

Is glamping a cheap holiday? Glamping can vary dramatically subject to many things including: Location, facilities available and the size of your party. At Handpicked Cottages we have a wide selection of quality glamping accommodation for all group sizes and budgets.

Now you can enjoy modern, comfortable glamping accommodation for couples, families and groups across the UK. Go Glamping, Get outdoors and Explore the UK !

Bell Tent, Glamping

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