And The Winner Is! Our 2022 Roll-Call of Award-Winning Retreats

If you’ve ever won an award, you’ll know just how much hard work and effort goes into such an achievement.

For one thing, awards criteria are typically long and exacting – particularly when it comes to offering a truly spectacular holiday experience. There’s a lot of competition out there, after all.

It’s for that reason that awards are typically given not just for facilities and cleanliness, but how well holiday property-owners pay attention to the details that make a getaway so special.

As a guest, you’ll know just what kind of details we mean. They’re things like receiving a genuinely cheerful smile at check-in, perhaps with personalised suggestions for the best local places to go and things to do.

If we’re really lucky, we’ll also get to avail ourselves of a few small-yet-thoughtful ‘extras’ that come as a fabulous, heart-warming surprise!

All of this is why we’re so proud to present our roll-call of 2022 award and accreditation-winners. You’ll find this list packed with unusual, star-studded retreats that each boast exceptional attention to detail, and whose owners are dedicated to ensuring your break is memorable for all the loveliest reasons.

(What better excuse do you need to book some well-deserved time away?)

Author: Nina Jervis
Main image: Emma and Richard Liddle of Lydcott Glamping with their GOLD Glamping Business of the Year award from the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2022/23

Wardley Hill Campsite

Kirby Cane, Norfolk
An ecological take on glamping and camping in the unspoilt natural vista of the Waveney Valley.
Sleeps: 2-5 per unit
£52.50 / night (tree tent)

Wild Meadow

Presteigne, Radnorshire
Welcome to Wild Meadow - a heavenly spot of orchards and meadows on the English-Welsh border, home to the eco-friendly Meadow Cottage and Shepherd's Hut.
Bedrooms: Varies
£60 / night

Bournemouth Beach Lodges

Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth Beach Lodges provide the perfect setting for a refreshing coastal break, just a pebble skim away from seven miles of stunningly sandy beach.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 6
£400 (4nt)

Middlewick Glamping

Glastonbury, Somerset
Magical eco-friendly holiday adventure in the enchanting E-den cabins and a charming shepherd's hut, with breathtaking views towards Glastonbury Tor and the Somerset levels.
Sleeps: 2 per unit
£67.50 / night

Tor View Shepherd's Huts

Maesbury, Somerset
Meet Ted and Len, two luxurious hot tub hideaways perched high on Somerset's soothing Mendip Hills at Tor View Shepherd's Huts.
Bedrooms: 1 per hut
Sleeps: 2
£99 / night

Lydcott Glamping

Widegates, Cornwall
A unique, expertly handcrafted back-to-nature escape that showcases some of the best sea views in Cornwall.
Bedrooms: Varies
£100 / night

Ty Cwch

Aberporth, Ceredigion
A unique, award-winning architect designed ‘boat house' that's ideal for an adventure-packed beach break, next to the invigorating Welsh Coast Path.
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 12 (or 4 per cabin)
£100 / night / cabin (cabin sleeps 4)

The Old Railway Station

Petworth, West Sussex
Travel back in time to the beautifully restored station house and Pullman carriages at Petworth, first class all the way!
Bedrooms: 10 (8 carriages)
Sleeps: 2 per room/carriage
£130 / night

Woodland Chase Glamping

Felton, Northumberland
Escape from everyday life, with luxurious, grown-up glamping on a Northumberland family farm set close to the beautiful coast.
Bedrooms: 1 per unit
Sleeps: 2 per unit
£200 / night

Coastal Cabins

Bideford, Devon
A selection of luxurious, award-winning hideaways for couples and families, with indulgent on-site facilities and surrounded by North Devon countryside.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: Varies
£78 / night

The Hudnalls Hideout

Nr St Briavels, Gloucestershire
An ultra-luxurious, design-led and TV-featured treehouse-for-two, deliciously secluded amongst private woodland in the beautiful Wye Valley.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
£400 / night

The Houseboat

Hamworthy, Dorset
An awe-inspiring, award-winning architectural masterpiece, featuring spectacular beachfront views out to Lake Pier and Poole Harbour.
Bedrooms: 4
Sleeps: 10
£1,956 (7nts)

The Landpods at Wildflower Wood

St Ives, Cornwall
Innovative glamping pods with stargazing roofs, secluded in a leafy hilltop hideaway with stunning views of St Ives Bay.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: 4 or 5 per pod
£75 / night

The Artisan Bakehouse

Ashurst, West Sussex
An award-winning foodie retreat that combines soothing West Sussex countryside views with baking masterclasses and tempting seasonal produce.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
£325 (2 nights Bakers Hut)

Luna Domes

Edenbridge, Kent
Unique, year-round retreats with sumptuous furnishings, magnificent sunrises, and private stargazing hot tubs, beautifully positioned in the Garden of England.
Bedrooms: Open plan


Broxted, Essex
Indulge your wanderlust with an off-grid, self-drive adventure aboard your very own Land Rover Defender, complete with rooftop tent set-up, a cosy lounge, and all the equipment you could want!
Bedrooms: 1 or 2 roof tents
Sleeps: 2-7 guests
£165 / night

Bowland Retreat Lodges

Clitheroe, Lancashire
A sumptuous collection of self-catering lodges with Jacuzzi hot tubs and scenic decking, beautifully positioned in the heart of the Ribble Valley.
Bedrooms: 1-3 per lodge
Sleeps: 2-6 per lodge
£630 (4 nights)

Hope Farm Retreats

Lydney, Gloucestershire
A warm, welcoming haven on a 13-acre family farm in the heart of the Wye Valley, with cosy glamping accommodation, fun activities, and craft workshops galore.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: 4 per tent
£95 / night

Long Valley Yurts Windermere

Witherslack, Cumbria
Moroccan-inspired, family-sized yurts with Scandinavian wood-fired hot tubs, nestlgamed on a charming farm site just a pebble skim away from England's largest and most spectacular natural lake.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: Up to 6 per yurt
£325 (4 nights midweek)

Loch Venachar Lodges

Nr Callander, Perthshire
Spectacular family and dog-friendly sanctuaries with al fresco hot tubs, surrounded by nature in the heart of the Trossachs, right on the shore of the shimmering freshwater loch.
Bedrooms: 2 or 3 per lodge
Sleeps: 4 or 6 per lodge
£240 / night (Coorie)


Forestmill, Clackmannanshire
A former forester's cottage, uniquely and lovingly transformed into a sustainable sanctuary on a vast, wildlife-steeped Clackmannanshire estate owned by descendants of Robert the Bruce.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
£230 / night

Little Oakhurst

Nr Clitheroe, Lancashire
A welcoming family-run farm with TV-featured accommodation, wood-fired hot tubs and friendly alpacas, peacefully secluded in the picturesque Ribble Valley.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: 2 or 4 per unit
£110 / night

Raven's Gully

Corriegills, Isle of Arran
Blissfully secluded, eco-friendly pods bursting with five-star luxury, including state-of-the-art automation, sumptuous furnishings, locally-sourced treats, and incredible views from the picturesque Isle of Arran.
Bedrooms: 1 per pod
Sleeps: 2 per pod
£171 / night

Plum Tree Glamping

Pershore, Worcestershire
An award-winning haven with a whimsical selection of eco-friendly retreats, peacefully secluded amongst an ancient plum orchard in the Vale of Evesham.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 2 or 2-4 per unit
£95 / night


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