Our favourite glamping holidays holiday cottages

Our favourite glamping holidays

Kate Atkin 01 April 2018

When life feels rather loud and hectic, there is simply nothing better than escaping to the Great Outdoors and experiencing somewhere peaceful and different, even if just for a while. Our unique collection of glamping holidays offers a slice of luxury in the beauty of the Great British countryside.

From tree tents suspended in the depths of the forest to shepherd’s huts with outdoor firepits beneath a blanket of glittering stars, and rustic log cabins with nothing but the sound of birdsong as your alarm call, our portfolio offers something for everyone. All you need is a good pair of walking boots, your favourite novel, and some wonderful company to enjoy the experience with.

Be inspired by some of our favourite UK glamping holidays:

Vivianna, Worcestershire


This paradisiacal retreat offers a smorgasbord of tranquil wildlife lakes, captivating woodland, patchwork rolling hills and wildflower meadows to explore from the doorstep. Vivianna’s rustic appearance cleverly conceals a wealth of surprises behind its doors, where no expense has been spared in making sure your treehouse experience is one to remember.


Built around a mature ash tree, this characterful hideaway set deep in the Worcestershire countryside is a haven for peace and relaxation. Picnic under the surrounding shady trees, sip a glass of bubbly in the blissful hot tub and watch the stars twinkle over the lake for the most romantic of escapes. Listening to the crackle of the warm log fire will be the perfect remedy to the day’s adventures.

Guest Review: “Amazing place to stay, we can’t wait to go back.”

Buttercrambe Shepherds Hut, North Yorkshire

Buttercrambe Shepherds Hut

Rediscover the simple life at this idyllic shepherd’s hut in rural Yorkshire. Occupying a utopian setting on a working farm, this off-the-grid escape is a heavenly location to inspire writers, artists and lovers alike. Wake up to breath-taking countryside views, toast marshmallows ready for your warm cocoa on the outdoor fire pit and cook up a delicious barbeque underneath the moon’s cool glow – all the ingredients needed for the most restorative break imaginable.

Buttercrambe Shepherds Hut

Offering the best of both worlds, the hut is also only a short drive into Yorkshire’s foodie capital, Malton where you can stock up on local delicacies and treats to bring back and enjoy in the comfort of your cosy abode.

Guest Review: “We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Buttercrambe Shepherds Hut. The weather was glorious, which made the holiday excellent as we were able to use the outside space to its full potential including the fire pit.” 

Red Kite Tree Tent, Mid Wales

Ynys Affalon

Blissfully set within acres of private woodland where Red Kites soar majestically through the sky above, and below, the gentle sound of a babbling stream soothes your dreams, you will find our unique tree tent. Magically suspended like pendants from the trunks of fragrant pine trees, this restful pod is a grown-up den for wilderness lovers who are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and spend their precious time amongst nature. With only the birds and bees to disturb (and the occasional sheep!), listen to the operatic backdrop of the woodland amphitheatre, sit fireside with a warming mug of hot chocolate and truly unplug from the outer world.

Wy Y Ddraig

Dragon's Egg is suited to friends looking for adventure, and is a secret hideaway nothing short of enchanting. With all the comfort that glamping allows including log burners, outdoor kitchen areas and open-air showers, these beautiful tents are a great place to hibernate and lose yourself in the forest.

Guest Review: “What a wonderful place to stay! Totally exceeded expectations and allowed us both to totally switch off, unwind and enjoy each other’s company in idyllic surroundings. Drifting off to sleep with the sound of water below us and owls all around beats any relaxation app hands down. The tree tent itself is a work of art and so warm, cosy and comfortable.”

Hafod Glan Gwy, Wye Valley

Hafod Glan Gwy

Tucked away deep in the Welsh countryside, this luxury couples’ cabin overlooks the serene River Wye. Exuding oodles of rustic country character, this special haven is so peaceful you’ll want to keep it all to yourself. Whether hill hiking in the Brecon Beacons, nature spotting in the Forest of Dean or discovering the book shops of literary paradise Hay-on-Wye, there is an abundance of wonderful places just waiting to be explored nearby – that’s if you can bear to tear yourself away from the cosiness of the cabin.

Hafod Glan Gwy

When you return, close the door to the emerald views, unfurl in front of the crackling wood burner and as your eyes start to feel heavy, sink into the deep, comfortable bed wrapped in a marshmallow duvet. What could be more relaxing than that?

Guest Review: “This is a great spot to unwind and relax in beautiful surroundings with wonderful views and opportunities for walking and exploring locally. A great spot to find peace and tranquillity and get back to nature and simplicity.”


If you have been inspired by these unique glamping escapes in the UK, browse our collection of rustic cottages and find the perfect hideaway for a staycation to remember. We would love to see your favourite holiday moments, simply tag us and use #sheepskinlife for the chance to be featured on our InstagramFacebook and Twitter pages.

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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