Glamping is Camping with Style

Do you enjoy being out in the great outdoors but prefer the modern luxuries of a hotel room? These glamping finds are a great option!

Leave your tent at home and try the glamorous version of camping. You can roll up at the campsite and walk straight into your new humble abode. Glamping pods are becoming more popular at campsites around the UK. With beautiful scenery, historic towns and plenty of attractions, Yorkshire is the perfect destination for a glamping holiday.

If you’re travelling in a big group then yurts offer lots of space, while those on a tight budget may prefer a pod. Whatever it is you’re looking for, we have rounded up our favourite glamping options for you to consider.

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Middlewood Farm Glamping Pods

Perfect for families, Middlewood Farm is a lovely holiday park situated close to the charming village of Flyingthorpe. The sandy beach at Robin Hood’s Bay is just a ten-minute stroll away, while the seaside town of Whitby is only a short drive.

Nestled amongst the North York Moors National Park, Middlewood Farm offers excellent facilities to make you feel comfy.

There’s a children’s playground, two shower blocks, a washing-up area, and washing machines. The site also has plenty of space for family games of football or some pure and simple relaxation.

When it comes to glamping, there are a handful of family-friendly pods. Sleeping up to five guests, each pod has plenty of space to kick back and stand up in. They are fully fitted with double glazing, lighting, and a secure locking system to make sure that you get a good night’s sleep.

Inside, you will also find a microwave, kettle, fridge, and mattresses. Outside, guests can enjoy a spacious porch area and a picnic table to eat your home cooked meals on.

These pods are ideal for those wanting to share the traditional camping experience with their children, without having to worry about packing loads of gear. They are conveniently located, making it ideal for those wanting to explore the local area on foot.

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Address: Middlewood Farm Holiday Park, Robin Hood’s Bay, Whitby YO22 4UF

Grouse Hill

Another North York Moors holiday park, Grouse Hill overlooks an idyllic wooded area with woodland walks and a large playing field. The peaceful coastal town Whitby is just 8 miles away while the bustling amusements and attractions of Scarborough are a 12-mile journey.

Those who wish to stay a little closer to the campsite will also find a popular pub, located just a short walk away.

Grouse Hill is a family-run holiday park that has been hosting campers for over 40 years. The park’s location is particularly popular for those interested in hiking and cycling adventures.

Spanning across 14 acres, you will find a selection of shower blocks, family washrooms, a laundry room, free hot water, charging devices, and a vending machine. Comprised of cottages, caravans, and tent sites, there are plenty of options to suit all group sizes and budgets.

Glampers will simply love the Wigwam Cabins, complete with a TV, toilet, dining table, fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster, beds, running water, and a picnic table.

These cosy cabins offer a memorable self-catering stay for all the family. All cabins are insulated and heated, keeping everyone warm during colder weather.

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Address: Grouse Hill Caravan Park & Camping, Fylingdales, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO22 4QH

The Hideaway

Set amongst the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside, the Hideaway is a unique eco-friendly campsite offering glamping pods in Yorkshire. It surrounds Baxby Manor, a 14th Century medieval house on the edge of Husthwaite Village.

Just a short drive away, you will discover the historic city of York filled with fascinating museums, grand architecture, and outstanding restaurants. Explore the nearby towns of Thirsk and Easingwold for charismatic shops and cafes.

The Hideaway quite rightly take an eco- friendly ethos with organic and sustainable items throughout the property. Within the grounds is a convenience store, a luxury shower block, pot-wash area, a baby changing unit, tennis court, recreation area, and a children’s playground. Avid readers will enjoy the book swap corner, while foodies should make the most of the mobile bakery on Saturdays.

Those looking to glamp in style should opt for the luxury treehouse. This fairytale-like property is located high up in the treetops, offering seclusion and tranquillity. Admire views across the North Yorkshire Moors as you relax on the spacious veranda. The treehouse features a luxury interior with a wood burner, a secret den with a slide, and a log fired hot tub.

Movie fans may prefer the Hobbit Houses, while couples will enjoy the Eco Pods which boast their very own campfire.

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Address: Amplecarr, Husthwaite, York YO61 4PW

Swaledale Yurts

Retreat to the Yorkshire Dales for the ultimate glamping experience at the Swaledale Yurts. Acting as the halfway point on the Coast to Coast walk, this campsite is perfect for hikers looking to celebrate their journey so far. Nestled in Swaldale, this area is packed with country walks, mountain biking, historic castles, waterfalls, and wild swimming.

When it’s time to relax and unwind, kick back in your very own luxury yurt. These Mongolian style yurts offer 19ft of space, with a colourful interior and modern amenities. Inside this epic tent-like accommodation, you will find wood-burning stoves, real beds, sofas, and a dining area.

There is electric hook-up along with a fridge, kettle, hairdryer, lamp, and heater.

And, if you are celebrating a special occasion, the campsite also has a private hot tub available to hire – ideal for those romantic getaways.

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Address: Swaledale Yurts, Park House, Keld, North Yorkshire, DL11 6DZ

Camp Katur

Camp Katur is a glamping village oozing with style and sophistication. Nestled within the Camp Hill Manor Estate, surrounded by 250 acres of greenery, this campsite has been designed with luxury living in mind.

When it comes to accommodation options, you will be spoilt for choice with Safari Tents, Tipis, Geodomes, Unidomes, and a cabin made from upcycled materials.

On the site are showers, a kitchen, clay pizza oven, campfire, musical instruments, free fire pits, and BBQs. For those who love to explore and make the most of the outdoors, Camp Kature offers a wonderful setting to practice a range of forest school activities.

Kick back on a hammock and read a book from the mini-library, or, treat you and your friends to a little R&R at the eco-spa.

For a cosy romantic escape, opt for the Romeo & Juliet pod complete with a double bed, hot water bottles, candles, fairy lights, and your own BBQ and fire pit.

The most unique accommodation option at Camp Katur has to be the Geodome; a spacious dome with a private toilet, shower, and kitchenette. Offering ample opportunities for stargazing, these idyllic domes sleep up to four guests which make it a popular choice amongst families.

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Address: Kirklington, Bedale, DL8 2LS

Catgill Farm

Escape to the Yorkshire Dales for beautiful panoramic vistas, notable historic landmarks, and plenty of outdoor adventure while staying the night in these fantastic glamping pods in Yorkshire.

This family-run farm opened as a campsite in 2014 and last year launched its brand-new glamping accommodation. Located just one mile from the stunning 12th Century Bolton Abbey, Catgill Farm is well located for those hoping to explore the surrounding area.

Offering enchanting views of Wharfe Valley, visitors can expect to find a plethora of walking trails situated just moments away.

Leave the car behind and embark on a scenic bike ride to nearby towns and villages, where you will find a selection of local pubs, shops, and restaurants. Choose between luxury timber glamping pods or bell tents for a memorable stay.

Nestled amongst woodland, the timber pods offer peace and quiet within the Yorkshire Dales. With one double bed, a bunk, and a sofa bed, each pod sleeps up to six guests.

Expect high-end furnishings with a sleek kitchen, dining area, an ensuite bathroom, and a large outdoor patio area complete with a pizza oven and seating area.

The bell tents offer a unique canvas experience with all the luxuries of a hotel room.

The best part of glamping at Catgill Farm is that every pod and bell tent comes complete with their own private hot tub – perfect for an evening of stargazing.

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Address: Bolton Abbey, Skipton BD23 6HA

Humble Bee Farm

Moving down the coast a little, our next glamping for large groups recommendation is Humble Bee Farm, which can be found near Flixton, a few miles inland from the beach at Filey.

Humble Bee Farm is soon set to be offering similar Wigwam lodges to those that are available at Grouse Hill, with these accommodation options set to open in February 2020.

All of these lodges come with a private electric hot tub, while there are en-suite facilities – a big plus point for many – along with places to stay for up to four adults, as well as two children.

Dogs are welcome and there is WiFi and USB charging sockets if bad weather keeps you inside, while there is a TV available in each glamping lodge as well.

An alternative glamping option at Humble Bee Farm is their bell tents, which are now equipped with electricity, while nomadic yurts boast access to a wood-burning stove and outdoor fire pit. These bell tents are yurts are perfect for those looking for glamping for large groups.

Phone: +44 1723 890437

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Address: Humble Bee Farm, Flixton, Scarborough, YO11 3UJ

Middlewick

Camping at Glastonbury Festival is a unique experience, but those who would prefer glamping for large groups near the site should consider Middlewick.

Based a short walk from the town of Glastonbury itself, the site has lots of different options including luxury E-den camping cabins that have been featured on the popular TV show George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces.

The glamping cabins are named Adam, Eve and Apple and they come with private bathrooms as well as being fully insulated.

The Middlewick site is also home to the Shepherd’s Hut, which has a cosy double bed as well as private heated wetroom with a shower nearby.

There is electric charging, dogs are welcome and, perhaps best of all, Middlewick even has a heated indoor swimming pool that is free to use for all guests at the site.

Phone: +44 1458 832351

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Address: Middlewick Cottages, Wick Lane, Glastonbury BA6 8JW

Penhein

This family-run farm and campsite in South Wales is a great option for those looking for glamping for large groups. Penhein is home to Alachigh tents, which are similar to yurts and typically used in Persia.

A high, domed ceiling offers a feeling of space and luxury, while the tents also have a well-equipped kitchen with running water, as well as comfortable, proper beds.

Each tent has an attached en-suite loo while there is a shared shower block. Those who are keen to cook during their stay can take advantage of the wood-burning stove and fire pit that come with each of the tents as well.

Penhein has an option to book the whole site so it really is a fantastic choice when looking for glamping for larger groups, especially as the site is in the middle of the Monmouthshire Hills, perfect for long country walks.

Local attractions near to Penhein include Atlantis Aqua Park, Beechenhurst, the Elton Giant Maze, Puzzlewood, Tintern Old Station and The Royal Mint Experience.

Phone: +44 1633 400581

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Address: Penhein, Llanvair-Discoed, Chepstow, NP16 6RB

Kudhva

A truly unique glamping experience can be found in Cornwall at Kudhva.

Guests will climb eight feet off the ground into a three-legged asymmetrical hideaway, which offers views to the Polzeath Headland, as well as Gull Rock and Kirin Island.

There are four two-man tents available at Kudhva so it could be ideal for those looking for glamping for large group options in the south-west of England.

Kudhva visitors will feel as though they are on a magical island all of their own, while surfing and wild swimming are among the wonderful local activities for those who stay here.

Phone: +44 7917 735244

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Address: Sanding Road, Trebarwith Strand, Tintagel, Cornwall PL34 0HH

Galloway Activity Centre

Last but not least is the Galloway Activity Centre, which is perfect for glamping with larger groups. Located on the banks of Loch Ken in the west of Scotland.

The centre, which is the perfect place to enjoy activities such as archery, windsurfing, sailing and kayaking, is home to traditional, authentic Mongolian yurts.

These are off-grid – there is enough power provided by solar panels for some indoor lighting – with six berths surrounding a traditional log burning stove.

Galloway Activity Centre hosts night activities such as night mountain biking around the Galloway Forest Park, so a stay here can certainly provide an unforgettable experience.

Phone: +44 1556 502011

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Address: Loch Ken, Shirmers Bridge, Parton, Castle Douglas, DG7 3NQ

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With summer slowly fading away why not try a glamping adventure this autumn? Let us know if you’ve ever been glamping and your thoughts in the comments below. We love to hear your own experiences!

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