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Fun and Memorable Group Glamping Stays

11 January 2023

Getting everyone together for a long overdue catch-up holiday?

OK, you could book yourselves into a tried-and-tested hotel. But where’s the novelty – not to mention the amazing photo-ops – in that?

Glamping is a fabulous way to relax and reconnect with your favourite people. Not least because it’s centred around the Great Outdoors, and who could fail to unwind when the wonders of nature are so beautifully close?

Waking up to a chorus of birdsong, then admiring a melting golden sunset over chilled glasses of wine is all but guaranteed to soothe your souls and lift your spirits.

Meanwhile, if you think al fresco living is code for “roughing it” – you’re wrong! Glamping is a far cry from the traditional campsites of yore… and by that we mean putting up your tent in the rain, then wandering across a muddy field to a draughty facilities-block.

Along with ‘proper’ beds and flushing loos, some sites offer sublime luxuries that include wood-fired pizza ovens, private firepits (ideal for storytelling with toasted marshmallows!) and stargazing hot tubs.

Many also host a programme of events, workshops, and activities that mean everyone will have a chance to enjoy themselves just as they like…

…though if all else fails, you’ve got plenty of scope for giggle-fuelled conversations out in the open air, under gorgeous blankets of sun and stars!

Author: Nina Jervis
Main image: Moat Island Glamping | Norfolk

A Little Bit of Rough

Nr Uppingham, Rutland, England
Luxury, eco-friendly camping experience set in 20 acres of private woodland in a secret location in Rutland.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 6 per lodge
From
£705 (midweek low season)

Mulino Pods

Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England
Eco-powered exclusive rural valley glamping - complete with friendly neighbourhood sheep! - in the scenic Peak District. 
Bedrooms:
Sleeps: Varies
From
£90.00 /night

Wye Glamping

Brecon, Powys, Wales
Reconnect with nature and enjoy breathtaking views in eco-friendly luxury, set against a stunning backdrop of the Brecon Beacons.
Bedrooms:
Sleeps: Varies
From
£275 (3 night w/e or 4 night midweek)

Loose Reins

Shillingstone, Dorset, England
Mosey on down to the Wessex Ridgeway, where a luxurious pioneer's paradise awaits. Time for a ranch-inspired family escape complete with cedar cabins (wood-fired hot tubs included) that chart the history of the Wild West...
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4-6
From
£125 /night

Middlewick Glamping

Glastonbury, Somerset, England
Magical eco-friendly holiday adventure in the enchanting E-den cabins in Glastonbury, with breathtaking views towards Glastonbury Tor and the Somerset levels.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2 per unit
From
£85/ night

In the Stix

Greetham, Rutland, England
Six unique and ultra-modern geodesic domes, each with their own private kitchens, bathrooms and blissful wood-fired hot tubs in rural Rutland.
Bedrooms:
Sleeps: 4-6 per dome
From
£585 (4 nights midweek low season)

Browning Bros Teybrook Orchard

Great Tey, Colchester, Essex, England
Take your pick of unforgettable group glamping in the heavenly Teybrook Orchard, tucked away in rural North Essex.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 2-4 per unit
From
£60 /night

Walcot Hall Glamping

Lydbury North, Shropshire, England
Get ready for incredible dog-friendly glamping at Walcot Hall, where the fantastical blends with the fabulous for an unforgettable retreat. 
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies (2-4 per unit)
From
£30 p/n to £250 p/n

Ace Hideaways

Forres, Moray, Scotland
Experience Scotland at its adventurous and natureful best, with a camping and glamping site that's fit for champions!
Bedrooms: Studio
Sleeps: 2 or 7 per unit
From
£50 / night (shepherd hut)

Casa Fontelheira

Vila Nune, Porto/North Portugal
If you like your holidays with a slice of adventure, a helping of luxury and double portions of sunshine, you'll fall in love with Casa Fontelheira - luxurious glamping in fabulous Northern Portugal.
Bedrooms: 2 or 3 per tent
Sleeps: 5 or 6 per tent
From
£120 / night

Ling's Meadow

Diss, Norfolk, England
Relax and unwind on an exceptionally friendly, family-run Suffolk farm surrounded by meadow grass and wildflowers.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies
From
£85/nt - Dome

Longberry Farm

Bethersden, Kent, England
Live your rural dreams with a group getaway on an exclusive, three-acre family-run farm filled with cosy comforts and a ‘secret' hot tub spa in the Garden of England.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps:
From
£77.50 pppn

The Meadow Glamping

Broughton, Hampshire, England
An authentic glamping  retreat with three quirky bohemian retreats, restyled for luxurious off-grid comfort in the Hampshire countryside.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: 2 per unit
From
£210 (2nts; Billy's)

Cerchio Del Desiderio

Pianella, Abruzzo, Italy
Italy's very first geodomes, luxuriously positioned amongst the olive trees and rolling green hills of Abruzzo.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: 2-4 per unit
From
£70 / night (yurt, low season)

Hunza Ecolodge

Bodolyaber, Baranya, Hungary
Get back to nature amongst the lush hills of Southern Hungary, where community, comfort, wine and good food reign supreme.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 4-5 per unit
From
£46 / night

Malting Farm

Little Bentley, Essex, England
A small and idyllic escape, secluded on a 300-acre family-run farm in North Essex, you will find three oak-framed cabin retreats with private hot tubs, that offer a little something for everyone.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps:
From
£70 / nt

Moat Island Glamping

Haveringland, Norfolk, England
Whimsical, luxurious glamping accommodation with generous facilities and a natural swimming pond, enchantingly secluded within the moat of a rural Norfolk estate.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: 5 per unit
From
£65 / night (bell tent)

Enchanted Glade Retreats

Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England
Create your own unique group retreat, at an off-grid West Sussex sanctuary inspired by community and transformation, with soothing eco-havens, a wild spa, and activities designed to put you back in touch with nature... and yourself.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps:
From
£145 / night

Nature's Nest Glamping

Ballingham, Herefordshire, England
A luxurious collection of family and dog-friendly canvas cottages with private hot tubs, beautifully nestled amongst rolling Herefordshire countryside with soothing views of the River Wye.
Bedrooms: 3 per tent
Sleeps:
From
£175 / night

Retro Staycations

Ryde, Isle of Wight, Isle Of Wight, England
A gleaming collection of iconic American Airstreams, each styled for nostalgic comfort and gloriously set within a 40-acre family-run farm on the Isle of Wight.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 2-6 guests per airstream
From
£98 / night

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