Editor’s Choice

The Best Stays for Nature-Infused Holidays in the Great Outdoors

22 March 2021

Spending time in nature helps to reconnect your soul with life’s simplest pleasures.  

There’s nothing like taking a tranquil stroll through winding country lanes, enjoying a scenic picnic to a soundtrack of birdsong, or enjoying a giggle-fuelled conversation with your loved one, under a twinkling blanket of stars.

That’s why we’ve chosen these worldwide retreats especially for their close proximity to nature, and all the wonders to be discovered in life’s Great Outdoors.

Author: Nina Jervis
Main image: Campwell | Gloucestershire

Wild Meadow

Presteigne, Radnorshire, Wales
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: 3
Sleeps: 7
From
£85 / night

Down on the Farm

Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Welcome to the unspoiled Aberdeen countryside and a family-run farm; a delightfully off-grid retreat that affords stunning views over sea and farmland from its unique accommodation options.
Bedrooms:
Sleeps: 2-4 per unit
From
£65 / night

The Dandelion Hideaway

Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, England
The Dandelion Hideaway - gorgeously green vintage-style farmside glamping complete with unique luxury ensuites, delightfully hidden away in rural Leicestershire.
Bedrooms: 2-3 per unit
Sleeps: 5-6 per unit
From
£725 / week

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)

Chateau Ramsak

Pocehova, Maribor, Slovenia
Idyllic Slovenian vineyard glamping in the refreshing midst of natural and unspoilt luxury, with plenty of good wine!
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 2 or 4 per unit
From
£125 / night

Glamping Corsica

Ospedale Forest, Corsica, France
Relax in your very own eco-bubble with spectacular clifftop views from the heart of Corsica's refreshing Ospedale Forest.
Bedrooms: 1 per bubble
Sleeps: 2 per bubble
From
£160 / night

Alexander House Glamping

Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland
Luxuriate in the beauty of the great outdoors, in welcoming en-suite yurts with hot tub or cosy horseboxes secluded in the lush grounds of a Scottish country house.
Bedrooms:
Sleeps: 2 (Yurts) 4 (Cabins)
From
£75 / night

Canopy Lodge

El Valle de Antón, Coclé, Panama
Take a refreshing tour of the natural world, from a warmly picturesque setting in the foothills of Panama's volcanic heart.
Bedrooms: 12
Sleeps: 1-4 per room
From
£145 pppn

The Arctic Hideaway

Sorvaer, Fleinvaer, Norway
Recharge your batteries and find your muse at the Arctic Hideaway, an exquisite cluster of houses on the remote Norwegian island of Fleinvær.
Bedrooms: 5
Sleeps: Up to 10
From
£180 / /son / night

Kolarbyn Eco Lodge

Skinnskatteberg, Västmanland, Sweden
Welcome to "Sweden's most primitive hotel" - Kolarbyn Eco Lodge, a peaceful gathering of charcoal huts surrounded by lush spruce forest.
Bedrooms:
Sleeps: 2-5 per hut
From
£67 pppn

novanta

Bibbiena, Tuscany, Italy
It's probably easier to think of your stay at novanta as a relaxed gathering amongst friends, rather than a traditional Tuscan holiday - yet even this description doesn't go quite far enough! 
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies
From
£105 / night

Wolf Wood Treehouses

Bratton Clovelly, Devon, England
Come and live the high life, in a luxury hand-built treehouse, beautifully nestled amongst soothing Devon woodland.
Bedrooms: 1 per treehouse
Sleeps: 2 per treehouse
From
£285 / night

Kagga Kamma

Cederberg, Western Cape, South Africa
Escape the din of city life, in a culture-rich South African nature reserve and spa surrounded by vast, unspoilt wilderness.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: Up to 2 (+2)
From
£134 / night

Sky Hut

New Quay, Ceredigion, Wales
Open the roof of your romantic cabin to greet the star-studded canvas above, from your secluded position on a West Wales family farm.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£529 (7 nts)

Dragon's Eye

Aberaeron, Ceredigion, Wales
A wonderfully creative, TV-featured glamping pod with glass panels and a rotating bed to showcase the lush Welsh landscape.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£540 (7nt)

Lloyds Meadow Glamping

Mouldsworth, Cheshire, England
Simple, grown-ups-only luxury in a naturally beautiful setting, surrounded by the rippling lakes of rural Cheshire.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: 2 per tent
From
£116 /night

Coucoo Grands Lacs

Chassey-lès-Montbozon, Franche-Comte, France
A lush eco-friendly retreat, set amongst acres of magical forest land and sparkling lakes in dreamlike Franche-Comté.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 2-7 per cabin
From
£130 / night

Campwell

Nr Marshfield, Gloucestershire, England
An off-grid, eco-friendly village inspired and powered by nature, with eclectic accommodation hidden in woodland near Bath.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 2-4 per unit
From
£79 / night

Den by the Stream

Cardigan, Ceredigion, Wales
A charmingly hand-built cabin that's dog-friendly, off-grid, and set in an idyllic Welsh meadow corner, achingly close to historic Cardigan.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£100 / night

iCamp

Paliouri, Halkidiki, Greece
A range of paradise-like tents, equipped with five-star facilities, and secluded on a private stretch of one of Halkidiki's most beautiful beaches.
Bedrooms: 1 per tent
Sleeps: 2 or 4 per tent
From
£75 / night

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